Micro Feeder offers rates as low as 20 g/hr.

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Model MT12, offered in loss-in-weight and volumetric feeder versions, is available for continuous or batch operation. Scale in loss-in-weight models can be installed with optional draft shield. Configured for standard industrial or sanitary applications, feeder design allows feeder bowl to discharge almost completely when emptying. Unit will accurately feed rates from 20-2,000 g/hr, depending on material and installation environment.



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K-Tron Introduces New Micro Feeder MT12 for Rates as Low as 20 Grams/Hour at K 2004



Loss-in-weight and Volumetric Models Available

PITMAN, NJ (October 15, 2004)-The K-Tron Feeder Group is introducing a new micro feeder concept to the European plastics industry, at K 2004, October 20-27, in Dusseldorf, Germany. K-Tron Micro Feeder Model MT12 will accurately feed rates as low as 20 grams / hour and as high as 2000 grams/ hour, depending on material and installation environment. Both loss-in-weight and volumetric feeder models will be available for continuous or batch operation.

The compact feeder is designed for ease of disassembly, allowing fast and easy cleaning. The feeder design also allows the feeder bowl to discharge almost completely when emptying, leaving minimal amounts of residual material. The MT12 can be configured for either standard industrial or sanitary applications. Models meeting European ATEX and USA Hazardous Area standards are planned.

The scale in loss-in-weight models can be installed with an optional draft shield, as is customarily the practice when weighing at very low rates. Typical applications for the micro feeder include feeding jet mills, tablet presses, continuous extrusion processes and any application where expensive micro ingredients require accurate feeding.

Nora Ashmen
Marketing Communications/Event Manager
K-Tron America, Inc.
Routes 55 & 553
PO Box 888
Pitman, NJ 08071-0888
Phone (856) 589-0500
Direct Dial: (856) 256-3265
Fax (856) 582-3937
e-mail: nashmen@ktron.com
www.ktron.com

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