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Article | May 2, 2013
National Bulk Equipment, Inc: High-volume mixing system
National Bulk Equipment’s (NBE) high-volume material mixing system is fully integrated with twin, high-speed, 2,500-lb. capacity box dumpers, and two 8-in. diameter discharge spouts to completely process--from introduction to downstream supply--25,000 lbs./hr. of homogeneously blended material.
The integrated automation system controls every process action from container dumping, level sensing, and mix auger sequencing, to operation of the discharge valves. The system increases total material throughput per shift, improved material blend quality, and reduced labor allocation.
Within the mixer, a 14-in. diameter auger mixes semi free-flowing material in a 15-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 help ensure a homogenous and consistent blend supply to downstream processes. A 30 HP, TEFC motor provides reliable, extended-duty performance.
NBE integrated automation centralizes system control, communication, monitoring, and reporting to a single, UL listed HMI.
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