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Feeders, Controls and Weighing
K-Tron MT12 Twin Screw Microfeeder For Volumetric or Gravimetric Feeding of Bulk Materials at Extremely Low Rates
The K-Tron MT12 Microfeeder has been specifically designed to provide maximum accuracy at minimal feedrates, which makes it ideal for use in the chemical and pharmaceutical processing industries. This InfoFlyer examines the design features, benefits and feed rates of the MT12 microfeeder.
K-Tron Combined Feeder / Receiver Combi Unit
The combined Feeder / Receiver unit is a combination of proven K-Tron feeding and conveying technology based on the P-Series Receivers and K2M Feeders, and was originally designed for a Gain-in-Weight application with restricted head room. This InfoFlyer explains how the unit has also been used successfully for direct loss-in-weight feeder refill where sticky or fluidizing powder could cause problems with refill valves.
K-Tron Quick Change Single/Twin Screw Loss-in-Weight and Volumetric Feeders
This InfoFlyer explains how the K-Tron T35/S60 Quick Change Feeder was specially designed for applications requiring the maximum possible material handling changeover flexibility, along with the convenience of fast cleaning capability.
K-Tron Smart Weigh Belt Feeder (SWB-300 and SWB-600)
The K-Tron Smart Weigh Belt (SWB) feeder offers continuous online auto tare by using two Smart Force Transducer III digital weigh modules. This InfoFlyer explains the SWB's continuous auto tare feature, advanced SFT weighing technology, as well as model sizes and feed rates offered by the SWB product line.
Is it Time to Retrofit your K10S Controls?
Upgrade to the latest K-Tron feeding technology and performance at a fraction of the cost of new equipment. If you presently utilize K-Tron K10S Controls. chances are that your process could benefit from a free, no-obligation Retrofit Review. The K10S and K-Commander controls are now obsolete and K-Tron will have a limited supply for these controls that will only last until the beginning of 2007. Download PDF to find out "Why Upgrade", "Who Qualifies", and "Upgrade to What?".
SmartConnex - K-Tron Feeder Controls Overview:
KCM with K-Vision
K-Tron machine controllers and operator interfaces deliver full functional flexibility and the connectivity you need. K-Tron's SmartConnex feeder control environment provides comprehensive control capability with maximum flexibility and connectivity for systems up to 30 weigh belt feeders, loss-in-weight feeders, volumetric feeders, batchers, flow meters, Bulk Solids Pump (BSP) feeders or PID controlled devices.
K-Tron Smart Force Transducer Weighing Technology for Gravimetric Feeding, Batching and Metering
Accurate feeding, batching, and metering of bulk solids begins with precision weighing. K-Tron pioneered vibrating wire technology for the process industries, and today continues its leadership with the Smart Force Transducer II and III. The SFT II / III represent the leading edge of process weighing technology and form a solid foundation for the continuing evolution of the art and science of weighing.
Weigh Feeder Accuracy: The Definition of Accuracy
Weigh feeder accuracy is a measure of how closely a feeder discharges material at the desired flow rate. A complete expression of accuracy includes measurements of repeatability and linearity. Repeatability measures the extent of discharge variability at a given flow rate. Linearity gauges the deviation of average flow rate over the feeder's full operating range.
Higher Short-term Accuracy with K-Tron's Electronic Screw Speed Modulation
Single screw feeders, particularly at low rates, can have an unsteady feed rate within one revolution of the screw, resulting in mass flow pulsation. Spiral or full flight single screw feeders exhibit this pulsation more commonly than other screw configurations. Possible mechnical remedies include conical screw ends, rotating tubes, extended tubes, threaded spiral ends, paddles, etc. Depending on the application, some are feasible, others are not. Despite additional costs for these solutions, there is always a residual pulsation. It is because of this that K-Tron developed the electronic screw speed modulation algorithm.
Feeding Equipment for Hazardous Areas: Meeting ATEX Compatible Equipment For European Standards
Most K-Tron modular screw feeders, K4G blending systems, Smart Weigh Belt feeders and Smart Flow Meters are available in ATEX compliant versions. K-Tron provides equipment that can meet area classifications according to American or European standards. This PDF highlights the area classifications that are met and the definition of what is supplied.
Systems Engineering, Service, Test Lab
K-Tron's Testing Facilities: Helping you Optimize Your Feeding and Conveying Process
Learn more about how K-Tron conducts tests with your process materials, including determining the best configuration of feeding equipment, the best test procedure, test locations, how to make test arrangements, amount of material required, length of time for testing, and analysis and comparison of test results.
Have a Material to Test? Looking to Automate Your Process? Fill out an online Test Request Form and tell us about your process!
Request a Material Test in K-Tron's Test Lab. K-Tron can conduct tests with your process materials to answer critical process quesitons and determine the best configuration of feeding equipment for a particular product or group of products. Click link below and fill out the online form.
Online Test Lab Request Form