Coperion K-Tron

Microfeeding at its best

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 chemical and pharmaceutical processing industries. 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. The modular design means more flexibility for the process and easy access to all parts for cleaning and maintenance. The 12 mm and 16 mm twin and single screw feeding modules are completely interchangeable and can feed a wide range of free-flowing to difficult powders.

Benefits & Features

  • 12 mm and 16 mm diameter twin and single screw feeding modules
  • Machined base with maximum screw opening and agitator for optimal screw filling
  • Bottom-driven vertical agitator provides accurate screw fill with minimal residual material
  • Quick coupling design for easy cleaning of product contact parts
  • All product contact parts in stainless steel
  • One stepper motor drives both screws and agitation
  • Completely oil and grease free drive system
  • Optional protective enclosure to reduce atmospheric/climatic influences
  • Versions available for ATEX and NEC hazardous locations

Related Industries

  • Plastics
  • Chemicals
  • Food & Pet Food
  • Pharmaceutical

Design Features

To accommodate various materials and feed rates, there are 4 screw designs available which can easily be exchanged. The design of the feeding trough, combined with the bottom driven vertical agitator, makes it possible to practically eliminate the amount of residual product.

Both motor drive and high resolution digital weigh scale are completely enclosed within the feeder base for improved hygiene and ease of cleaning. Coperion K-Tron’s Smart Force Transducer weighing technology features include an integrated microprocessor and digital filtering software to suppress environmental vibrations. The control module combines motor control, feeder control and an operator interface into a single unit that can be mounted by the feeder or in a control panel. Interface software is available for communication with a host control system.

Coperion K-Tron’s family of twin and single screw microfeeders ideally fulfills the requirements for exact low rate feeding. It meets the high expectations regarding short term accuracy, reproducibility and linearity. Feeding tests can be conducted at the customer site or in one of Coperion K-Tron’s test laboratories.

Available Models

MT12 loss-in-weight feeder

The MT12 12 mm twin screw Microfeeder is available in volumetric and gravimetric versions. The gravimetric version features an integrated scale within the base unit.

Feed Rates

   Twin concave screws Twin auger screws
Min. Max. Min. Max.
coarse - dm3/h 0.078 10.36 0.076 10.71
coarse - ft3/h 0.0028 0.3656 0.0027 0.3781
fine - dm3/h 0.045 5.89 0.031 4.52
fine - ft3/h 0.0016 0.2079 0.0011 0.1595

Materials of construction product contact parts: Stainless steel, DIN 1.4404/1.4435 (AISI 316L)

Hazardous location options (ATEX, NEC) available.

Consult Product Specification Sheet for more details.

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MS12 loss-in-weight feeder

The MS12 12 mm single screw Microfeeder is available in volumetric and gravimetric versions. The gravimetric version features an integrated scale within the base unit.

Feed Rates

   Single auger screw
Min. Max.
coarse - dm3/h 0.035 5.51
coarse - ft3/h 0.0012 0.1943
fine - dm3/h 0.016 2.63
fine - ft3/h 0.0006 0.0928

Materials of construction product contact parts: Stainless steel, DIN 1.4404/1.4435 (AISI 316L)

Hazardous location options (ATEX, NEC) available.

Consult Product Specification Sheet for more details.

 

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MT16 loss-in-weight feeder

The MT16 16 mm twin screw Microfeeder is available in volumetric and gravimetric versions. The gravimetric version features an integrated scale within the base unit.

Feed Rates

   Twin concave screws Twin auger screws
Min. Max. Min. Max.
coarse - dm3/h 0.223 30.36 0.253 33.11
coarse - ft3/h 0.0079 1.0718 0.0089 1.1687
fine - dm3/h 1.166 21.69 0.083 11.49
fine - ft3/h 0.0059 0.7656 0.0029 0.4054

Materials of construction product contact parts: Stainless steel, DIN 1.4404/1.4435 (AISI 316L)

Hazardous location options (ATEX, NEC) available.

Consult Product Specification Sheet for more details.

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MS16 loss-in-weight feeder

The MS16 16 mm single screw Microfeeder is available in volumetric and gravimetric versions. The gravimetric version features an integrated scale within the base unit.

Feed Rates

   Single auger screw
Min. Max.
coarse - dm3/h 0.126 17.86
coarse - ft3/h 0.0044 0.6305
fine - dm3/h 0.049 6.81
fine - ft3/h 0.0017 0.2404

Materials of construction product contact parts: Stainless steel, DIN 1.4404/1.4435 (AISI 316L)

Hazardous location options (ATEX, NEC) available.

Consult Product Specification Sheet for more details.

Download the Product Specification Sheets

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