Coperion K-Tron Extends Reach with "Materials-Centered" Systems Capabilities at Process Expo 2013, Booth 3531

Coperion K-Tron invites you to stop by Booth 3531 at Process Expo 2013,
November 1-4, McCormick Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois, to preview the lastest in batch and continuous food processing.

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Show floor plan - Coperion K-Tron booth 3531 

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Process Automation Solutions From Railcar to End Product Food Extrusion

Food Processing Material Handling Automation Video

This video animation visualizes Coperion K-Tron's systems capabilities for food manufacturing operations. In this fly through video you'll travel from raw ingredient delivery, to weighing and batching of food ingredients, end-product feeding, and conveying for mixing and extrusion. *Click arrow to play video 


    "Innovative Feeding and Material Handling Solutions for Food Processing"

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    *Brochure available in Spanish, French, Portugese, and German

Food Application Examples:  Be sure to also preview and download the following application examples:

Gain-in-Weight Batching of Soft Drink Concentrate  |  Mixing and Extrusion of Breakfast Cereals  |  Ice Cream Ingredient Feeding  |  Pet Food Processing  |  Metering Ingredients for Snack Mixes  |  Batch Weigh Receivers in Food Production  |  Tortilla Production   |  3-A Dairy Standard  |  Pneumatic Conveying & High Accuracy Batch Weighing in Bakery Applications  |  Conveying Popcorn Kernels via Vacuum & Pressure  |  Batching & Transfer of Food Ingredients to Mixers  |  Major Ingredient Transfer and Weighing for Snack Food Processing    

Food Processing Solutions by Coperion K-Tron

Material Flow Aid: ActiFlow™

The ActiFlow, is a new alternative to other forms of mechanical hopper agitation. ActiFlow reliably prevents bridging and rat-holing of cohesive materials in stainless steel hoppers. ActiFlow is a non-product contact device, for applications where the ingredients are difficult flowing and / or cohesive. ActiFlow eliminates the need for mechanical agitators with secondary motors and gearboxes. It eliminates the need for flexible side wall agitation devices and aeration pads. ActiFlow greatly simplifies the cleaning process during material change-over and reduces headroom requirements.

ActiFlow™ Video (9MB)
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Coperion K-Tron P30 Sanitary Receiver

The P30 Sanitary Receiver is designed to convey difficult powders for continuous conveying applications such as hopper loading and loss-in-weight feeder refill applications that require a high level of sanitary design and frequent cleaning. The design includes a variety of discharge valve types including power flap, orifice slide gate, and butterfly valve. The receiver body is made of stainless steel (DIN 1.4404, AISI 316L), with internal and external electro polished surfaces. The modular design allows for easy disassembly and cleaning as well as simple expansion with volume extensions. Tri-Clover fittings allow for quick disconnection from conveying and vacuum piping. All units have reverse jet filter cleaning. The P-Series product line offers the P-10, P-30 and P-100 with conveying rates of up to 4,000 kg/hr (8,800 lb/hr).

Coperion K-Tron 2415 Vacuum Receiver

The 2415 powder receiver is designed for the conveying of fine bulk materials. The receiver is available in two versions for either general keep-full conveying or loss-in-weight (LIW) feeder refill applications, with a selection of various discharge valve types (gravity, slide/orifice and butterfly), depending on the application and material to be fed. Receivers for keep-full applications are fitted with a gravity gate discharge valve. Receivers designed for loss-in-weight feeder refill applications are fitted with a level sensor in the housing and a slide/orifice or butterfly valve. The receiver draws material until it is full and waits for a signal from the feeder below to open the discharge valve and dispenses the material. Conveying rates are based on a distance of 15 m (50 ft) and bulk density of 0.5 kg/dm3 (31 lb/ft3), with conveying rates of up to 408 kg/hr (900 lb/hr). 

Quick-Change Feeder with ActiFlow™ 

The T35/S60 Quick-Change Feeder is designed for applications requiring quick changeover of materials and convenience of fast cleaning. The QC feeder allows for the removal of the entire feed hopper with screws in place and replaced with a second unit. The removed hopper can then be transported to a cleaning facility for further disassembly, cleaning and prepped for another material. In applications where difficult flowing or cohesive materials form rat-holes or bridging in the hopper, Coperion K-Tron’s new ActiFlow flow aid eliminates the need for mechanical agitation greatly simplifying the cleaning process

T35/S60 Quick Change Feeder (QC) video (14 MB)

Continuous Controlled Gravimetric Feeding: Smart Weigh Belt Feeder (SWB)

The Coperion K-Tron Smart Weigh Belt Feeder (SWB-300) offers continuous online auto tare reducing laborious manual calibration, and improving long term accuracy. Key features include advanced (SFT) Weighing Technology, auto belt tracking, improved belt cleaning, and improved inlet design. Weigh belt feeders are used in batch and continuous applications for controlling the flow rate of ingredients into the process or measurement of a wild flow of material. It is also applied in applications where headroom is limited, or when feeding friable material that may be damaged by other feeding methods.


Smart Weigh Belt Feeder Video (17MB)
Emailable Version:
Smart Weigh Belt Feeder (5 MB - emailable)

We look forward to seeing you at the show!