Feeder for Continuous Processing

Published on: 
Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology-11-02-2017, Volume 41, Issue 11
Pages: 12

The K3-PH-ML-D4-QT35 feeder from Coperion K-Tron is suited for multi-feeder clustering in a variety of continuous processes.

Coperion K-Tron, a part of Coperion’s Equipment & Systems division, has added the K3-PH-ML-D4-QT35 to the company’s K3-PH brand of feeders. The design is suited for multi-feeder clustering in a variety of continuous processes, including direct compression, continuous extrusion, wet and dry granulation, and continuous coating, as well as traditional batch processes. 

The design features a modular concept with a reduced overall footprint enabled by a smaller D4 platform scale, which uses the company’s Smart Force Transducer (SFT) weighing technology. The SFT single-wire weighing technology provides a weight signal with a resolution of 1:4,000,000 in 80 ms. The modular concept also features a drive using a servo motor, which helps reduce the overall footprint and offers a larger turndown range, including low feed rates. Electronic functions include linearization, temperature compensation, and a digital low-pass filter to reduce the effect of plant vibration. The digital design eliminates the need for calibration.

Coperion K-Tron