Wheat flour and other ingredients are fed from bins into the 110 cu ft (3.1 cu m) capacity Rotary Batch Mixer, which loads, mixes and discharges each batch six-times faster than the company's ribbon blender.
A 20 hp (15 kw) motor is sufficient to tumble 3000 lb (1361 kg) batches in Rotary Batch Mixer, whereas a 50 hp (37 kw) motor was required to drive agitators through 1000 lb (453 kg) batches in the company's Ribbon Blender.
A rotary airlock valve positioned below the discharge of the Rotary Batch Mixer meters blended material into a pneumatic conveying line routed to storage bins in the packaging area.
The operator enters a recipe into the PLC, which controls the blending process from milling to packaging.
The performance of many industrial adhesives relies on batch-to-batch uniformity of these glue extender ingredients.
Finished blend of glue extender ingredients.