Bulk solids processors are presented with a set of unique material handling issues that can vary with the material. Each step, from transporting bulk solids materials into and through the plant, to controlling material flow through the process, and then transporting the end product to its next destination offers its own special challenges.
Whilst all process industries share the same basic technologies and unit operations, their applications vary widely. Industries such as food and beverages or pharmaceuticals have a different set of constraints and demands than chemicals, plastics or non-wovens.
Coperion K-Tron designs and produces such a wide range of material handling equipment and their engineers have deep and practical knowledge of how to apply feeders and pneumatic conveying systems for specific application requirements in each of the process industries, whether it's food or pharmaceuticals, plastics or chemicals.
The Coperion K-Tron equipment range includes:
- Railcar loading and unloading
- Pneumatic conveying
- Feeding and controls
- Continuous feeders
- Single and twin screw feeders
- Specialty feeders
- Vibratory feeders
- Weigh belt feeders
- Micro-ingredient / compact feeders
- Liquid loss-in-weight feeders
- Bulk solids pump (BSP) feeders
- Gain-in-weight batching systems
- Smart flow meters
- Volumetric feeders
- Gavimetric feeders
- Quick change feeders
- Hazardous area feeders
- Hopper agitation
Materials Challenges and Feeder Solutions
Process equipment manufacturers have developed a vast body of expertise and a wide range of feeding technology options to address the multitude of challenges that can arise for process operations involving bulk solids. Your feeder selection, and the success of your application, will be greatly influenced by the specific characteristics of the materials you must feed, the recipe precision needed for your process and the throughput required.
Every chemical process, from food and beverages, to pharmaceuticals, plastics, detergents, and more, has its unique materials and process constraints. So while all processes employ the same engineering-unit operations to convert raw materials into finished products, your industry may require feeding and material handling equipment or complete system designs that are customized to specific application needs.
Chemicals and Minerals Processing
Coperion K-Tron manufactures a wide variety of solids and liquid feeding and pneumatic conveying equipment and systems for the chemical and minerals processing industries.
Chemical and mineral processors employ feeders and pneumatic conveying to handle bulk materials such as calcium carbonate, copper-hydroxide, talc, bentonite clay, kaolin clay, soda ash, limestone, sodium-benzoate, burnt wood chips, clay/carbon blend, gypsum, vanadium-pentoxide, dolocron, dicalcium-phosphate, silica, TiO2, lead oxide, ammonia-sulfate and boric acid and more.