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K-Tron Twin and Single Screw Microfeeders


Volumetric or Gravimetric Feeding of Bulk Materials at Extremely Low Rates
K-Trons family of twin and single screw microfeeders has been specially designed to
provide maximum accuracy at minimal feedrates, which makes these feeders ideal
for use in the chemical and pharmaceutical processing industries. Unique design
features ensure that high value ingredients are fed accurately at rates as low as 20 g/hr
with minimal residual material left in the feeder. The modular design means more
flexibility for the process and easy access to all parts for cleaning and maintenance.
The 12mm and 16mm twin and single screw feeding modules are completely inter-
changeable and can feed a wide range of free-flowing to difficult powders.
Design Features
12mm and 16mm diameter twin and single screw feeding modules
Machined base with maximum screw opening and agitator for optimal screw
filling
Bottom driven vertical agitator provides accurate screw fill with minimal residu-
al material
Quick coupling design for easy cleaning of product contact parts
Standard version features all product contact parts in stainless steel
Polish finish available for pharmaceutical applications
One stepper motor drives both screws and agitator
Completely oil and grease free drive system
Optional protective enclosure to reduce atmospheric/climatic influences
Versions available for ATEX and NEC hazardous locations
Feed rates MS12/MS16: 0.015 to 13 dm3/h (0.0005 to 0.46 ft3/h)
Feed rates MT12/MT16: 0.03 to 27.3 dm3/h (0.001 to 0.96 ft3/h)
To accommodate various materials and feed rates, there are 4 screw designs avail-
able which can easily be exchanged. The design of the feeding trough, combined
with the bottom driven vertical agitator, makes it possible to practically eliminate the
amount of residual product.
Both motor drive and high resolution digital weigh scale are completely enclosed within
the feeder base for improved hygiene and ease of cleaning. K-Trons Smart Force
Transducer weighing technology features include an integrated microprocessor and
digital filtering software to suppress environmental vibrations. The control module
combines motor control, feeder control and an operator interface into a single unit
that can be mounted by the feeder or in a control panel. Interface software is avail-
able for communication with a host control system.
K-Trons family of twin and single screw microfeeders ideally fulfills the requirements
for exact low rate feeding. It meets the high expectations regarding short term ac-
curacy, reproducibility and linearity. Feeding tests can be conducted at the customer
site or in one of KTrons test laboratories.
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