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Coperion K-Tron’s Instrumentation for High Level Control of its Loss-in-Weight Feeders

7 Mar 2024  |
The unique Coperion K-Tron Electronic Pressure Compensation (EPC) and ActiFlow™ systems are smart flow and pressure control devices which can improve overall performance of Coperion K-Tron’s loss-in-weight feeders.

Bulk Solid Activator is a patented material flow aid that can be used when feeding difficult flowing ingredients. This innovative device prevents bridging or rat-holing of cohesive bulk materials in hoppers. In applications involving difficult flowing materials, ActiFlow eliminates the need for mechanical agitators, as well as the need for flexible side wall agitation devices or aeration pads.

The additional EPC system provides automated indication and response to feeder performance influences caused by pressure fluctuations. The main advantages include improved accuracy and reliability as well as lower initial cost and easier installation compared to traditional mechanical pressure compensation systems. The software implements a self-optimizing compensation algorithm for best performance and dynamics identical to those of Coperion.

K-Tron’s SFT load cells, which allows for highly accurate feeding results, even in systems with perceivable pressure fluctuations.

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