The choice between a volumetric versus a gravimetric loss-in-weight (LIW) feeder for delivery of high value ingredients is based upon the need to know the exact amount of ingredients delivered and the accuracy of that delivery. In the case of one ice cream maker, a K-Tron LIW single screw S60 feeder provided the answer.
The feeder enabled validation of the product mass flow and ensured higher accuracy, allowing the ice cream manufacturer to make substantial savings in the cost of ingredients (inclusions) without compromising overall product quality.
The K-Tron feeder discharges the inclusions directly into an ice cream mix pump line. As these inclusions are discharged gravimetrically from the feeder, they are distributed into the ice cream mix flow and pumped continuously downstream to a packaging line.
With its patented Smart Force Transducer load cell technology, the feeder ensures that the weight of the material is continuously measured, accurately and consistently.
A LIW feeder can increase feeder accuracy by 2-3%.
Contact: K-Tron (Switzerland) Tel: 00 41 62 885 7291