Innovations for Additional Flexibility and Safety

Innovations for Additional Flexibility and Safety
Brabender Technologie is pleased to present its latest development for the second half of 2020 for its bulk materials and liquids feeding, weighing, discharging, and flow measurement products. These innovations have been focused on the areas of increased flexibility and safety.

Versatile standard: the servo motor

Brabender Technologie is pleased to announce that servo motors will become standard for additional feeders. Compared to standard AC motors, the flexible servo drive provides a wider speed range, while maintaining torque: Servo motors have the advantage of having their full torque available at low speeds and having negligible speed fluctuations during high torque demand situations. For these reasons, the servo drive is desirable as it eliminates the need for a second pair of screws and tubes thereby reducing changeover downtime of the system.

Highly flexible: Flex Connections made from liquid silicone

Flex connections made from highly durable, tear-resistant liquid silicone rubber (LSR) are essential for sealing upstream and downstream processes. When hazardous ingredients are used, the connections prevent toxic dust from escaping. This new design provides highly flexible characteristics essential for ultra-low feed rates below 50 grams per hour. The flex connection material thickness is specifically designed to be extremely thin in the flexible area and more robust where attached to the clamps. A necessary item for precise weighing and dust control.

Shaft sealing system available with purging

The recently developed shaft sealing system can be used wherever the screw or agitator shafts are required. Brabender Technologie has now added a purge system to its innovative radial shaft seal. It consists of an inner pressurized chamber. This means that in the rare event of a seal leak, dust always remains in the chamber. The shaft seals act as a barrier in both directions: on one side towards the motor and on the other side in contact with the ingredient.

In full view: transparent outlet in PETG

The new clear vertical outlet molded from PETG is a non-flexible plastic that remains dimensionally stable up to 90 °C while being fully sealed. The material is FDA-compliant and ideally suited for the food industry. As this is transparent you can visually check for ingredient flow at a glance. The clear PETG outlet will be available shortly for the universal FW40 FlexWall® feeder, the twin-screw DDSR20 feeder, and a single screw DSR28 feeder. It will be available for all models and sizes by 2021.

New website: more benefits for the user

Following the relaunch of www.brabender-technologie.com, Brabender Technologie presents a new company website with a focus on the customer. A great example of this is the product section, showcasing the entire Brabender Technologie product line. Filters help you quickly find the correct feeding solution. Discharge aids, controls, and accessories complement the feeder selection. Those who would like more information before consulting with a feeding expert can browse the standards of the interactive work. These standards are available for each feeding device providing detailed information about the individual models including dimensions and images.

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Brabender Technologie is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of gravimetric and volumetric feed and discharge devices. Our metering, weighing, and discharging equipment is installed globally throughout a diverse group of industries for batch and continuous processes.

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