K-Tron Process Group will exhibit several new additions to the K-Tron Feeder and K-Tron Premier product line at PTXi 2010 (Powder and Bulk Solids Show), May 4-6, 2010, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Ill., Booth 1413. The K-Tron booth will feature powder and bulk processing equipment including:
New Material Flow Aid: ActiFlow
ActiFlow Smart Bulk Solids Activator is said to prevent bridging and rat-holing of cohesive bulk materials in stainless steel hoppers without internal hopper agitation. The ActiFlow design is a non-product contact device, consisting of a patent-pending vibratory drive and intelligent control unit, designed specifically to work with K-Tron’s line of gravimetric loss-in-weight feeders. To learn more and to preview video, visit www.ktron.com/actiflow.
New Sanitary Receiver Design: K-Tron Premier P30
K-Tron Premier P30 Sanitary Receivers are designed to convey difficult powders for continuous conveying applications such as hopper loading and loss-in-weight feeder refill applications that require a high level of sanitary design and frequent cleaning. The design includes a variety of discharge valve types including power flap, orifice slide gate, and butterfly valve. The receiver body is made of stainless steel (DIN 1.4404, AISI 316L), with internal and external electro polished surfaces. Modular design allows for easy disassembly and cleaning, and simple expansion with volume extensions. Tri-Clover fittings allow for quick disconnection from conveying and vacuum piping. All units have reverse jet filter cleaning. Models available include P-10, P-30 and P-100 with conveying rates of up to 4,000 kg/hr (8,800 lb/hr). www.ktronpremier.com/PSeries
New K-Tron Premier Controller for Self-Contained Loader & Single Central Receivers
The LSR Controller consolidates several applications into one system allowing the LSR to control either a K-Tron Premier self contained loader or a single central receiver for pneumatically conveying a wide variety of bulk materials. The controller is locally mounted with all 24 VDC unit devices pre-wired. An auto-switching power supply accepts 115 or 230 VAC. The front panel of the controller includes a potentiometer to set draw times, on/off switch, and multicolored LEDs indicate power/alarm, loading status and dump status. Materials of construction include polycarbonate and stainless steel. www.ktronpremier.com/LSR
Single to Twin Quick-Change Feeder
K-Tron’s T35/S60 Quick Change Feeder (QC) is designed for applications requiring quick changeover of materials and convenience of fast cleaning. The QC feeder allows for the removal of the entire feed hopper with screws and horizontal agitator in place and replaced with a second unit. The removed hopper can then be transported to a cleaning facility for further disassembly, cleaning and prepped for another material. www.ktron.com/QC
For more information and online booth preview, visit www.ktron.com/PTXi.