Exhibits on Display

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NEW Generation of Pharma Feeders

Coperion K-Tron introduces the next generation of its highly accurate pharmaceutical loss-in-weight feeders. The new K3-PH line of feeders features a modular concept complete with a drastically reduced overall footprint thanks to a new, smaller D4 platform scale incorporating the patented and highly accurate Smart Force Transducer (SFT) weighing technology. The modular quick change design allows the easy exchange of feeder types and sizes as well as hoppers or agitators using the same scale and drive for fast adaptation to new processes and formulations while also ensuring easy cleaning and maintenance. The new design is ideal for multi feeder clustering in a variety of continuous processes, including direct compression (CDC), continuous extrusion, wet and dry granulation, and continuous coating, as well as traditional batch processes.

Pharmaceutical Design Feeders

ZRD Rotary Valve

In order to significantly shorten delivery times for customers of the Americas market, Coperion K-Tron located in Salina, KS, USA has started the US production of German-design Coperion rotary valves type ZRD in Salina. 4 to 6 week delivery on standard grey cast and stainless steel valves!

The valve is engineered for heavy-duty industrial service with pressure differentials up to 21 psi(g) [1.5 bar(g)] and temperatures up to 212°F [100°C]; higher temp options are available. The ZRD is often used as a discharging and metering valve for conveying products in powder and granular form. The ZRD rotary valve on display will be a 12 in (320 mm) stainless steel unit.

USA-Manufactured Rotary Valve
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WZK Two-Way Diverter Valve

The Coperion WZK dual channel diverter valve is specially designed for powders and granular products. The unit has an asymmetric design with approximately 35° angle suitable for distributing and collecting in pneumatic conveying lines and in gravity applications. The WZK is Coperion’s original world-wide top selling diverter valve.

The WZK is designed to have an explosion pressure shock proof: 145 psi(g) [10 bar(g)], due to heavy duty design, pressure assisted seals and with an operation temperature up to 212°F [100°C].

WZK

Modes of Pneumatic Conveying Demonstration

A pneumatic conveying demonstration system featuring transparent glass pipe will be a highlight to the booth which will allow attendees to see firsthand different modes of conveying bulk solid material. The unit will be constructed so guests can observe particle flow through this unique and one-of-a-kind system. See for yourself how different conveying methods are especially suitable for premixed materials, materials with high bulk density, materials which are abrasive, friable, or tend to segregate.

Special Presentation: 10:00 am & 2:00 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday of the show.

Pneumatic Conveying Systems
Coperion K-Tron SWB-600 Smart Weigh Belt

Smart Weigh Belt Feeder

Coperion K-Tron’s Smart Weigh Belt (SWB) feeder offers optional continuous online auto tare by using two Smart Force Transducer III digital weigh modules. Automatic and continuous online taring of the belt reduces costly maintenance, line shutdowns and laborious manual calibration and improves long term accuracy. The SWB feeder can be supplied in two different belt widths: 300 mm and 600 mm. The mass and volume flow rate is strongly dependent on the bulk density, the maximum allowable height of the bulk solid on the belt and the belt speed. By utilizing different control software, the Smart Weigh Belt can be used to feed material into a batch system.

Smart Weigh Belt Feeders SWB

Quick Change Feeder

The Coperion K-Tron T35/S60 Quick Change Feeder is specially designed for applications requiring fast cleaning and the maximum possible material handling and change-over flexibility. The unit is available in volumetric or loss-in-weight configurations, with the single screw feeding elements handling free flowing powders, granules, pellets and other non-flooding materials, while the twin screw elements control floodable powders and more difficult sticky or hard-to-flow materials.

Quick Change Feeder

P10 Vacuum Receiver

The Coperion K-Tron P10 Vacuum-Sequencing Central Receiver is ideal for applications with a higher degree of sanitary requirements. The P10 sanitary receiver can be used for gain-in-weight or loss-in-weight feeder refill applications.

P-Series Receivers
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S100 Single Screw Gravimetric Feeder

This single screw gravimetric feeder is ideal for free flowing powders, granules and other bulk materials. The S100 has interchangeable feeding tools suspended in a three-point weighing system, featuring the Coperion K-Tron highly accurate patented SFT load cells.  All parts of the feeder in contact with the material being fed are stainless steel.  The feeder is easy to disassemble and the feed screws are easily interchangeable.

Single Screw Feeders
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Electronic Pressure Compensation (EPC)

Coperion K-Tron will present a unique Electronic Pressure Compensation (EPC) system for their high-accuracy loss-in-weight feeders. The main advantages of the new system include improved accuracy and reliability as well as lower initial cost and easier installation compared to traditional mechanical pressure compensation systems. Coperion K-Tron has developed a clever but simple electronic solution for accurate and steady pressure compensation in feeder hoppers and outlets. The modular design incorporates pressure sensors and electronics tailored to interact smoothly with Coperion K-Tron’s KCM feeder control system. Retrofitting options for existing feeders are available. EPC can be installed on a majority of Coperion K-Tron gravimetric feeders in almost any application and all industries.

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Microfeeder with Enclosure

Coperion K-Tron’s family of twin and single screw microfeeders has been specially designed to provide maximum accuracy at minimal feed rates, which makes these feeders ideal for use in the pharmaceutical processing industry. Unique design features ensure that high value ingredients are fed accurately at rates as low as 32 g/h with minimal residual material left in the feeder.

Micro Screw Feeders

ZZB Hygienic Rotary Valve

The Coperion ZZB Hygienic compact stainless steel rotary valve is especially developed for small capacities and high sanitary needs. It is therefore perfectly suitable for operations in the pharmaceutical industry.

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