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Article | November 5, 2012
National Bulk Equipment, Inc: Automated bulk material mixing system
National Bulk Equipment’s Automated Bulk Material Mixing System is designed specifically for fully-automated introduction, transfer, mixing, and blending of multiple, sluggish materials to produce such homogenous blends that downstream production scrap is virtually eliminated.
An NBE lift-and-seal gaylord discharge system, with a dust-tight, custom discharge hood introduces the material to the transfer bin. An integrated agitator and vacuum pump transfer system supply material to the high-volume material mixer. Within the mixer, a 16-in. diameter auger mixes material in a 17-in. diameter, 10-gauge mix tube. In-feed scoop blades at the base of the mixing auger, and broad-throw dispersion paddles at the top of the mixing auger ensure a homogenous and consistent blend supply to downstream processes.
NBE Integrated automation centralizes system control, communication, monitoring, and reporting to a single, UL listed HMI, designed and built by NBE. Rigorous NBE risk assessment procedures work to prevent hazards to those who operate and maintain the equipment, while identifying improvements in physical ergonomics and equipment access points. NBE’s knowledge in application-appropriate codes, standards, and regulations helps ensure system compliance at start-up.
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