Niederlenz, Switzerland (August 29, 2012) – K-Tron can provide single source solutions for all feeding and pneumatic conveying needs in the food, pet food, plastics, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. A complete system for a continuous food process will be shown at PPMA in hall 5, booth B59.
The system will feature K-Tron Loaders and Receivers, ideal for many applications, such as hopper loading, refilling loss-in-weight feeders and handling a wide variety of bulk materials in the food and pet food industries. A variety of discharge valve types including gravity flap, orifice slide gate and butterfly valve are available on standard models. K-Tron feeders can be used for both dry ingredients as well as liquid flavors and additives.
Typical food type materials include cereals and breakfast foods, snack foods, pet/fish foods and feed, confectionary/chocolate products, coffee, flour/dough/bakery products, probiotics, trace elements, vitamin fortifiers, liquid flavors and aromatics. The K-Tron booth will feature K-Vision Line Controller, an operator interface that simultaneously controls up to 16 feeders in one line via an easy to use color LCD touch screen.
Other equipment models on display will include a KT 20 feeder with a P100 Batch Weigh Receiver as well as a Blow-Through Premium Quick-Clean Aerolock™ Rotary Valve (BT-PQR) specially designed for sanitary food applications where contamination is a constant concern, and frequent disassembly and cleaning is required.