K-Tron International has rolled out its BSP, which stands for bulk solid pump.
The feeder does not use the traditional screws, augers, belts or vibratory trays to convey material.
Instead, it uses a positive displacement action to feed with accuracy, offering uniform discharge, consistent volume and gentle handling, according to the company in Pitman, N.J.
Vertical rotating discs move the material smoothly from the storage hopper to a discharge outlet, achieving true linear mass flow, K-Tron said.
The design uses the principle known as “lock up” to move the material together in positive displacement.
With no pockets or screws and only a single moving part, the BSP can be cleaned in seconds, making for easier material changes.
K-Tron is offering the BSP in both gravimetric and volumetric versions.
In other news, K-Tron said its Quick Change/Quick Clean T35/ S60 feeder is designed for short customized runs. The customer quickly can change from a single-screw S60 screw configuration to a twin-screw T35 screw configuration.
The feeder comes with two bowl/screen sets that mount to the same gearbox, and can be cleaned and swapped out in minutes.
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