Detergent Processing

Bulk solids handling and dust collection

Schenck Process has a long history of serving and supporting detergent manufacturers. With expertise in pneumatic conveying, weighing, feeding and dust collection, we have designed and manufactured bulk material handling and air filtration systems for some of the most well known brands in the soap and detergent industries.

We handle your dry bulk materials such as soda ash, sodium bicarbonate and other minor ingredients for detergents and convey them to your process equipment for creating powder tablets, liquid tablets and gel packs. Our dense phase conveying systems provide safe transportation of raw materials to the mixing equipment or to one of our loss-in-weight feeders for accurate dispensing. For managing heavy dust loads Schenck Process has a wide range of air filtration options.

Pneumatic conveying technologies
Pneumatic conveying has fewer moving parts and greater flexibility for plants with changing needs. Enclosed pipelines protect the material from contamination and virtually eliminate degradation of the product into smaller particles that can present a dust hazard. Pneumatic conveying also integrates filtration while delivering materials to their destination.

Dilute phase pneumatic conveying systems operate on the principle that the solids will be suspended in the conveying line air stream. This is accomplished by metering product into a moving air stream.

Benefits of dilute phase pneumatic conveying:
  • Totally enclosed system
  • Smaller footprint
  • Significantly minimized degradation
  • Few moving parts
  • Reduced installation costs
  • Lower maintenance costs

Dense phase pneumatic conveying systems operate at smaller air volumes and higher air pressures. Materials are pulsed through the convey lines and are ideal systems for handling easily damaged or porous products.

Benefits of dense phase pneumatic conveying:
  • Improves sanitary conditions and housekeeping
  • Minimal product breakage
  • Allows for greater system flexibility
  • Reduces plant footprint
  • Low horsepower requirement

Dust collection
It is important that detergent processing facilities employ dust collection systems that are uniquely designed according to plant specifications and also have the benefits of:

  • Limiting emissions
  • Being specifically designed for ease of maintenance
  • Accounting for critical moisture concerns in the environment
  • Including cleanout or inspection opening in ductwork

The MechaTron® feeder features the unique ability to disassemble, clean, reconfigure or service from the non-process side. Offered in three model sizes with either a Coni-Flex™ flexible hopper or in all stainless steel, the MechaTron®’s versatility makes it ideal for detergent processing applications.

  • Feed rates from 0.057 to 32,160 liters per hour
  • Conical mass flow hopper design
  • Easy disassembly for cleaning and servicing

MULTIDOS® DEA stainless steel weighbelt feeders provide weight controlled feeding, weight indication and totalization for a wide variety of free flowing materials. Models are available in 12” and 24” belt widths with easy belt detensioning and removal, BIC (belt weight influence compensation), accuracies of ± 0.25% to 1% of set rate sigma, and feed rate capabilities up to 1,680 cubic feet per hour.

  • Excellent for weighing and feeding easily damaged materials
  • Perfect for low headroom applications
  • Ideal for free flowing materials
  • Easy removal of the belt for maintenance
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Detergent Processing Capabilities
Solutions in Bulk Material Handling Systems