April 24-26, 2018Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterRosemont, IL

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3 Unique Ways to Improve Ingredient Addition Accuracy and Save Money In Continuous Processes

Sharon Nowak (Global Business Development Manager, Food & Pharmaceutical Industries , Coperion K-Tron)

Location: Booth 4043

Date: Wednesday, April 25

Time: 12:30pm - 1:15pm

Pass Type: Conference (Paid), Expo (Free) - Get your pass now!

Free Content & Activities: Tech Theater

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Well-designed continuous processes offer a stable manufacturing platform with the added advantages of shorter development times and more efficient manufacturing. Continuous processes typically provide energy and footprint savings while also delivering high production yields. At the heart of the continuous blending process is the loss-in-weight feeder, which delivers the ingredients to the continuous process. The weight accuracy of individual ingredients in a recipe for a continuous process, whether it is mixing/blending, milling, or extrusion, has a direct effect on product quality and bottom line savings.

This presentation will focus on 3 unique methods of improving continuous feeder accuracy:

(1) Controlling motor speeds during feeder refill

(2) Monitoring process pressure fluctuations and compensating for their effects

(3) Filtering load cell weight readings to separate out plant vibration noise from true weight loss

By incorporating these innovations into the ingredient feeder technology, accuracy can be improved, thus resulting in overall cost savings on the ingredients used, including high price flavors, additives or micro ingredients.