Dosing of Powders and Powder Mixing Plants
Powders can be dosed and mixed by batch or continuously (inline)
Powder and granulate is dosed into the mixer by the batch for mixing with other components. Measuring powder amount can be done by weighing the component manually or in a weighing tank with a dosing device on load cells, or by placing the mixer on load cells.
Volumetric dosing is a cost-effective but less accurate option.
The components will be blended to homogenous mix in the mixer.
There are many types of mixers: Ribbon blenders, conical screw mixers, twin shaft paddle mixers, ploughshare mixers, tumble mixers etc. Each has its advantages and strengths.
Liquids can be mixed and absorbed into the powder as an option to standardise the product with regard to fat or moisture content, to form agglomerates or to make a coating.
Inline dosing is a process in which powders and granulates are dosed and mixed in a continuous mixer integrated in the process plant. Inline dosing and mixing is a very good solution for continuous processes, when the demand for accuracy is secondary.
The different powders and granulates can be measured by volumetric dosing, or by dosing from a device placed on load cells (dosing belt, dosing screw, dosing vibrator etc.)
Advantages of FlowTech mixing technology
All FlowTech dosing plants are custom-build in close cooperation with the customer, based on FlowTech’s unique experience of a wide range of plants and the customer’s own experience of the process involved.
All materials, electric and mechanical equipment used are first class, carefully selected by us based on experience.
Individually selected mixing equipment will create homogenous blends.
The setup is designed for years of uninterrupted service in harsh industrial environments.
Plants can be delivered preinstalled on skids, including with their control systems tested on the customer’s product in our workshops, to minimise final adjustment on-site.
Fully automatic process control including logging documentation.
Full running-in on site is included.
A package of spare parts and service can be offered as an option.
Capacities can be from milligrams to tons.
Plants can be constructed according to the ATEX Directive.
Examples of plants we have built in the past
- Milk powder
- Whey powder and whey protein
- Pork skin protein
- Spices of all kinds
- Flours, sugars, aromas and flavours
- Detergents for manufacturing dishwasher powder