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Liquid Addition Blending system
Source：Food Bev Asia
Date Published：6/19/2019 10:06:44 PM
AS CONSUMER demand is continually changing, manufacturers must have flexible and efficient production processes to stay ahead of their competition. Until now, if a powder blend required liquid addition, it was necessary to use a Fixed Mixer, which can be difficult and time consuming to clean between recipe changeovers.
Matcon Liquid Additions Intensifier
Invented and developed by Matcon, the innovative Liquid Addition System expands the range of the IBC tumble blender and is well suited to industries that need the flexibility to add liquids into a wide range of powder recipe mixes in a contained and efficient manner. The system works by automatically injecting one controlled liquid ‘shot’ per rotation directly into the powder mix enclosed in the Matcon Intermediate Bulk Container during its blending cycle, without any need for manual intervention or to open the blending vessel. This ensures the even dispersion of liquids to your powder recipe during the mixing process, preventing lumps from forming.
Designed for manufacturers that need to deliver additions of liquids between the range of 5-150 litres, this flexible and hygienic liquid addition system reduces manual handling requirements within the process and improves containment, further enhancing the benefits of IBC Blending.
The system consists of a free-standing pillar supporting a reciprocating pump and weight monitoring system, onto which a liquid tank is mounted. These connect to the IBC via the Matcon Liquid Additions Intensifier using tri-clamped hoses and a rotary coupling.
To minimize the downtime for cleaning, operators can swap out parts without the need for additional tooling, keeping the blender in production, further improving the efficiency and throughput of a production facility. The system also includes CIP flushing for neutral oils or cleaning fluids.