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Article | May 3, 2011
National Bulk Equipment, Inc: Bulk material mixing system for caustic ingredients
National Bulk Equipment’s (NBE) fully-automated, self-contained, bulk material mixing system aids in process GMP validation, provides precise, automated performance, and improves operator safety.
Blends a combination of 5 highly-caustic, free-flowing powdered additives with a sluggish flowing, high dusting base ingredient. The caustic, free flowing additives--previously manually added to the process--are input to the system using 5 NBE Lift-and-Seal™ drum dumper units. A pneumatically actuated slide gate valve controls material discharge. Automated controlling of the volumetric feeder’s variable frequency drive gearmotor and pneumatically actuated diverter valve ensures properly blended material is supplied at the correct volume to the specified downstream packaging operation.
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