Dry Processing

Low-maintenance weigher

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Heat and Control’s Ishida cut-gate weighers weigh free-flowing dry powder and granular products.
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Metal detection for powders

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Fortress Technology’s ATEX-certified Phantom Gravity metal detector systems detect metal contamination in dry, powdery or granular free-flowing products that can be gravity fed through a pipe.
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Industrial vacuum

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Nilfisk CFM’s 08 industrial vacuum series provides continuous duty for effectively collecting and retaining contaminants such as fine flour, bacteria and packaging scraps.
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Network-based weight controller

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Hardy Instruments’ HI 3030 multi-scale weight controller, certified by the Canadian Weights & Measures, can act as a front end to a PLC, PC or DCS for level, batching, filling/dispensing and checkweighing applications-or it can standalone for simple control or weight monitoring. 
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Vacuum conveying

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Spiroflow PNEUVAC vacuum conveying systems work in long-distance conveying applications and where product degradation is a concern. 
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Dry ingredient depositor

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The Hinds-Bock dry ingredient depositor is suited to dry, free-flowing products such as sugar, sprinkles, chocolate chips, oat flakes, sliced nuts, dry low-fat streusel and flour.
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Big bag form/fill/seal machine

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WeighPack Systems’ VerTek 2400 vertical form/fill/seal machine handles large bags and uses up to 50-in. wide-roll stock to form bags up to 24 inches wide. 
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Loss-in-weight feeding system

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Sterling’s AccuMeter series continuous loss-in-weight (LIW) feeding system works with most pellets, regrind powders and liquids, which can be metered into the process at levels greater than 50 grams/hr.
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Coffee roaster moves beans without damage

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Automated vacuum conveying solution reduces labor costs as well.

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Bag caser

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Westfalia’s bag caser provides fast and easy case loading for both liquid and powder-filled bags. Capable of loading 80 bags per minute in either plastic dairy cases or corrugated cases,
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