K-Tron International Inc. said its ActiFlow is an alternative way to do mechanical hopper agitation.
The ActiFlow smart bulk solids activator prevents bridging and rat-holing of cohesive bulk materials in stainless-steel hoppers, using a patent-pending vibratory drive. The unit is bolted to the outside of the extension hopper, above the feed screws.
ActiFlow eliminates the need for mechanical agitators, as well as flexible side-wall agitation devices or aeration pads. The self-tuning control module monitors the device and continuously adjusts the frequency and amplitude of the ActiFlow to maintain flow within the hopper.
K-Tron is based in Pitman, N.J.
Tel. 856-256-3265, fax 865-582-3937, e-mail [email protected]