K-Tron International of Pitman, N.J., has introduced several new products.
The Quick Change/Quick Clean T35/S60 feeder is designed for the masterbatch industry. As material needs change, users can change quickly from a single-screw S60 configuration to a twin-screw T35 configuration, making the feeder ideal for short, custom runs.
A compact alternative to traditional mechanical feeder agitation, the firm's Shear Hopper prevents bridge buildup of materials. It can be used with all K2 modular feeders. Key to the device is a flexible hopper liner fixed to the top and bottom of a standard hopper, with a ring mounted around the middle of the liner.
A motor moves the ring in eccentric circles, agitating the flexible liner and preventing bridging.
A new combined feeder/receiver unit is based on K-Tron's Soder K2 modular feeders and Hurricane P series of vacuum receivers.
Also, the Smart HIPO Module feeder controller offers a simple, economical solution for continuous gravimetric feeders sold under K-Tron's SmartConnex control offerings.
Another SmartConnex product is a screw-speed modulation algorithm designed to improve the accuracy of short-term feeding on single-screw feeders.
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