ADD-A-LOT Dosing for Automated, Efficient Premix Production
With the developed of the ADD-A-LOT, Coperion provides an automated dosing solution for use in a multi-ingredient handling (MIH) system. In a MIH system the number of ADD-A-LOTs is adjustable. The discharge station of the ADD -A-LOT is used to connect the storage and receiving container and is applied for the discharge and dosing of bulk material. The dosing is realized by a weighing control system. Up to 8 ADD-A-LOT dosing stations can dose simultaneously into one mixing container. The screw geometry is selected according to the bulk material. A pneumatic butterfly valve or a slide valve is provided on the outlet side to prevent inflighting material. Additionally, supporting mechanical and pneumatic discharge aids can be installed.
Depending on the contained product, the ADD-A-LOT is equipped as standard with discharge aids that prevent bridging and enable a complete emptying of the container. The most frequently used discharge aid is the pneumatic hammer, but the use of vibrators is also possible.