Why bulk goods logistics with containers is helpful in powder processing
<p>This post explains how a blending system works using standard bulk containers. amixon® also manufactures classic <a href="t3://record?identifier=NewsRecords&uid=116">container blenders</a>, which are covered in another blog post.</p>
<p>High-quality powders usually consist of mixtures of various bulk materials and liquid additives. Before the mixing process can take place, numerous preparations must be made: The raw materials are brought into the plant, then the goods are e.g. cleaned, conveyed, temporarily stored, sieved, crushed, agglomerated, dried, weighed, etc.</p>.
<p>The above process steps run one after the other when the process machines are hard piped together. Some companies try to decouple the production steps from each other by organising the internal powder logistics with the help of containers/big bags.</p> <p>Even if the individual process steps are not connected to each other, they are still interconnected.
<p>Even if the individual work steps run at different speeds or are automated in different ways, they can be well coordinated if they are decoupled. Intermediate bulk containers or big bags serve as hygienic interim storage and transport systems.</p>
<p>Secondary operations such as inspection, cleaning, drying, maintenance and repair can also be carried out independently. Important prerequisites are that a sufficient number of containers / big bags are available and that the necessary storage areas are available.</p> <p>The link to your link is a link to your link.
<p>The mixing plant shown on your left requires little space. In the picture gallery you can see a standard 2 m³ bulk container feeding an <a href="t3://record?identifier=ProductsRecords&uid=1" title="amixon® cone mixer">amixon<sup>®</sup> cone mixer</a>. The driverless transport system positions the bulk container on the docking station above the mixer. Then the same container is used to pick up the ready-mixed material. The mixing operation takes place largely automatically. <a href="t3://page?uid=159" title="Residual emptying">Pourable mixes are emptied up to 99.99 % from the mixer</a>. Apart from dust residues, there is then virtually no contamination.</p>
<p><strong>Note: </strong><br /> <strong>amixon<sup>®</sup> conical mixers, which are fed and emptied by means of bulk containers (IBC), can also be used if the </strong><strong><a href="t3://record? identifier=NewsRecords&uid=29" title="Excursus: amixon® conical mixer size AM 1500 with container filling and emptying"><strong>available room height is limited</strong></a></strong><strong>.</strong></p>
Four operating levels allow ergonomic and comfortable access.
The system features three service levels for the operator. All inspections can be performed ergonomically:
- at the filter on top of the mixer,
- at the container docking station for feeding,
- in the mixing chamber,
- at the container docking station for discharge,
- all operations for wet cleaning and drying.
What are the arguments in a blending plant for utilizing containers for the in-house bulk material logistics?
With a container-based powder blending plant, you can work very flexibly. The areas: Charging, component weighing, mixing and the filling/processing section are decoupled from each other in terms of time and space. The sections can also be automated to different degrees. In each area, you can produce, inspect, clean, dry, maintain, and repair largely independently of other areas. An important prerequisite is that a sufficient number of containers are available and that the resulting space requirements are met.
The mixing unit itself, shown above, requires comparatively little space.
The filling levels of an amixon® mixer can vary between approx. 10 % and 100 %. Two or more particularly large inspection doors are provided for inspection of the mixing chamber. Manual dry cleaning is done in a few minutes.
The filling level of an amixon® mixer can vary between approx. 5 % and 100 %,
if the mixing materials are free-flowing. Two or more particularly large inspection doors are provided for inspecting the mixing chamber. Manual dry cleaning is done in a few minutes.
We recommend a visit to the amixon® technical centre and to carry out mixing tests. Feel free to bring along your most difficult products. The trials take place on a 400 litre or 2000 litre scale. We predict the best results and provide valuable insights.
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