Continuous Flow Process Equipment
Dry Solids Mass Flow Meter
Continuous flow measurement is accomplished with a patented curved plate sensing element designed to cancel frictional forces so that the resulting reading is unaffected by product elasticity, density, shape, or friction. Flow ranges are from 1-100 cu. meters per hour with a turn down ratio of 20:1. The accuracy of the meter is +- .25% full scale on virtually all free flowing solids with a wide range of densities.
Weigh Screw Feeder
Continuous flow measurement is accomplished with a cantilevered screw feeder with pivot centered under the in-feed with the feeder suspended from a load cell hung from the discharge end. The feeder is sized for flow rates from 7-170 cu. meters per hour with a turn down ratio of 5:1. The accuracy of the feeder is +-1% full scale on virtually all free flowing solids with a wide range of densities. Optional close tolerance construction of the feeder and low RPM are used to minimize breakage of fragile materials. Each unit comes complete with support frame, flanged inlet transition with flexible connector, load cell with mounting hardware, TEFC motor with gear/belt reducer. Materials of construction are mild steel with stainless steel optional.
Available in a 10 foot standard length, the continuous blender consists of twin mixing screws and either a ribbon and paddle or paddle only conveyor. The blender’s agitator provides an aggressive yet gentle mixing action with a minimal distance between screw flighting and trough to cut down on breakage of delicate products. Blender options include heat trace, sub cover, insulated lids, C.I.P., and close tolerance construction. When paired with our APEC Mistcoater coating chamber, the continuous blender provides even distribution of coating materials onto a wide variety of dry products from pet food to animal feed, and snacks.
Weigh Belt Conveyor
Continuous flow measurement is accomplished with a cantilevered belt conveyor with pivot centered under the in-feed of the belt with the conveyor suspended from a load cell hung from the discharge end. The belts are sized for flow rates from 7-170 cu. meters per hour with a turn down ratio of 5:1. The belt rides on a slider bed and the materials are 3 ply polyester with nitrile cover and hidden lacing. The unit comes complete with flanged inlet transition and flexible connector, adjustable bed depth gate, adjustable side skirting and scraper, hinged top cover, expanded metal bottom cover, outlet flexible connector, floor or ceiling mounted support frame, two load cells with mounting hardware and summing box, TEFC drive with gear/chain reduction, and rotary encoder. Options include stainless steel and food grade construction, ac or dc variable speed drive, and scale integrator. Accuracy is +- 1 percent of full scale.
ProFlo Accurate and Reliable Continuous Mass Flow Measurement of Bulk Solids
Ease of Integration, Calibration and Maintenance
The APEC ProFlo meter is to dry products what a Coriolis meter is to liquids. It measures the actual mass of any flow-able solid with densities from 10 to 100 lbs. per cubic foot and flow rates of from 700 to 7000 cubic feet per hour. Products such as whole and ground grains, extruded products, snack foods, nuts, rice, dried beans and spices can all be measured.
ProFlo is perfect for:
- Receiving bulk ingredients by ship, rail or truck
- Dry Flow measurement on a continuous blend line
- Metering dry ingredients into a batch mixer
The ProFlo Advantage
- Prevents product backing up into the meter
- Exterior calibration eliminates contact with material
- Non-proprietary controls for easy maintenance
- Linearization of response for bulk densities
- Counterweighting for very light density materials