Processing the Ingredients for Powder & Bulk Solid Success
Focused on solving your challenges
Since 1992, APEC has been developing the processing systems to improve performance for plastic, foam and rubber manufacturers. Whether it is standard equipment from our large product line or a customized processing solution, our customers have found APEC products will improve their bottom line. In the past two decades, we have learned what challenges the powder and bulk solid industry faces and our in-house engineers are focused on developing solutions to meet them, such as:
Increased quality and productivity mean a quick ROI
We understand that to maintain quality the equipment in your process line must be accurate. Your product formula consistency is increased because of our systems are by weight to provide precise ingredient control.
The manual process is labor intensive and can be subject to operator error. A fully automated APEC system requires minimal intervention, resulting in increased productivity and quality with reduced costs. Plant and worker safety is greatly improved through the elimination of repetitive motion and exposure to harmful chemicals.
Improved tracking and product safety
Manual tracking and recording of your process is time consuming and prone to mistakes. Our equipment is accepted and compliant with government regulations. While you may maintain manual checks and balances if you wish, our automated system renders it unnecessary. It offers:
- Bar coded confirmation of ingredients to assure they have arrived at the correct location.
- Lot tracking identifies ingredients’ arrival and usage dates.
- Quality control and inventory is maintained by monitoring expiration dates through first in first out usage.
- Every transaction is Time & Date Stamped providing detailed reports of usage and production throughout the entire process.
- We conduct in-house product testing to assure your requirements will be met and you are welcome to join us for the testing procedures.
- Our automated systems deliver a quick return on your investment that only grows with time.
The source for your process solutions
Our one source approach gives us the ability to customize the equipment and systems you require, as opposed to an “off the rack” answer. With our large product line, our in-house engineers are able to design and assemble complete systems to meet your specific manufacturing needs. Over the years, we have found the following APEC processing equipment and systems to be exceptionally effective for our premix clients.
Micro Ingredient Scales are available in conical and rectangular scale hoppers with capacities from 55-550 liters with roll over hopper, slide gate, butterfly valve, or knife gate discharge. They include flanged inlet, solid top cover, flanged outlet, load cell mounts, load cells with mounting hardware, and summing box.
APEC Automation Pro allows formulas to be manually or electronically entered into the system. The system will automatically control the proper measurement of ingredient amounts into each scale. The material is then transferred to the mixing operation where proper mixing cycle is handled, including mix time and transfer of ingredients to packaging or bulk load out.