Loss-in-Weight Feeder for Handling of Food Ingredients

Loss-in-Weight Feeder for Handling of Food Ingredients
Spheriko is the innovative dosing unit by Penta featured by quick and easy connections to make this weighing system simple and easy to clean, without the need of dedicated technical assistance.

It is a crucial element in the complete solutions offered by Penta. It has been specifically developed and manufactured to satisfy the requirements of the food industry. More specifically, it handles any kind of ingredient in powder forms such as flour, sugar, or granules as hazelnuts and almonds grains. Spheriko is extremely accurate during the whole production process, thanks to the strong spherical arch breaker and the digital load cells. In particular, the wide loading hopper and the hemispherical resistant bridge breaker ensure ease of movement to all materials. Furthermore, the feeding of powders is extremely precise and accurate thanks to the digital load cells that dose also micro-ingredients, both automatically and manually.

The loss-in-weight feeder can be easily dismantled by line operators without the assistance of the maintenance team, achieving relevant savings in terms of time and resources: this is allowed by quick couplings which guarantee complete cleanliness of components that can be washed in a separate area, in case of deep cleaning.

Several types of screw conveyors are available, according to the product to dose. Spheriko capacity can vary from a minimum of 30 kg/h to a maximum of 1,000 kg/h, for a wide range of customizable solutions.

Spheriko is available also in special configurations, including an innovative barcode system for raw materials tracking. By using the barcode reader, the operator through a monitor can easily identify which are the hoppers that have to be filled in.   In this way, there is no human error and no contamination of ingredients, and the correct amount of each ingredient of the recipe is guaranteed.

Barcode reader’s feature allows the complete traceability of all ingredient lots, from the storage position to the final recipe enabling the user to identify what material lot was used at a certain time.