Press Release Summary:
Available in gravimetric, volumetric, and loss-in-weight models, Bulk Solid Pump (BSP) feeders utilize positive displacement to feed free-flowing materials. They offer uniform discharge, consistent volume, and gentle handling. Vertical rotating discs create product lock-up zone, smoothly conveying material from storage hopper to discharge outlet and achieving true linear mass flow. Feed rates range from 0.07-7 to 1.6-160 cubic ft/hr.
Original Press Release:
K-Tron Introduces Bulk Solids Pump Feeder: New Feeder Technology to be Available in Both Volumetric and Loss-in-Weight Models
Pitman, NJ--- (August 16, 2004)--- The K-Tron Feeder Group has introduced a revolutionary new concept for feeding bulk materials. Known as the K-Tron Bulk Solid Pump (BSP), this new K-Tron feeder does not use the usual screws/augers, belts or vibratory trays to convey the material. It utilizes positive displacement action to feed free flowing materials with astounding accuracy, offering uniform discharge, consistent volume and gentle handling.
The BSP feeder has vertical rotating discs that create a product lock-up zone conveying the material smoothly from storage hopper to discharge outlet, achieving true linear mass flow. Utilizing a simple design and the principle known as "lock up," the material in the feeder is moved together in true positive displacement, producing excellent linearity and breakthrough accuracy levels. With no pockets or screws and only one moving part, the compact feeder is cleaned in seconds, making it ideal for applications with frequent material changes.
Both gravimetric and volumetric versions of the BSP are available for free flowing materials, such as pellets and granules. The BSP is available in three models. The BSP-100 will feed from 2 to 200 cubic dm/hr (0.07 to 7 cubic ft/hr). The BSP-125 will feed from 9 to 900 cubic dm/hr (0.32 to 32 cubic ft/hr). The BSP150 will feed from 45 to 4500 cubic dm/hr (1.6 to 160 cubic ft/hr.) K-Tron will also introduce a new gravimetric blender utilizing BSP feeder modules.
For more information, contact the K-Tron Feeder Group, Routes 55 and 553, Pitman, NJ 08071. Phone +1 856-589-0500. Fax +1 856-589-8113. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit K-Tron's Web site at www.ktron.com.