Atlanta-based Process Control Corp. has developed a drive/gearmotor package for its auger-based, continuous loss-in-weight feeders and blenders.
Previously, the company's X-Series blenders and AFG/PF feeders incorporated a PWM drive and a permanent-magnet DC gearmotor to rotate the metering auger.
The new gearmotors are both brushless and encoderless, which Process Control said gives superior reliability and performance, plus a longer lifespan than previous versions. They also provide more torque and a far greater speed range.
In April, PCC began shipping new machinery equipped with the drive/gearmotor package, and officials said it is fully compatible with the company's blenders and feeders already in service.
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