Loss-in-weight feeder designed to handle light and fluffy materials

The new Schenck Process SIMPLEX Flat Bottom (FB) is a high capacity stainless steel feeder designed specifically for handling materials with light and fluffy characteristics. With a bottom driven vertical agitator and an auxiliary agitator, the SIMPLEX FB is perfect for hard to feed materials such as chopped polypropylene or PET plastic film when feeding to an extruder. The main agitator runs close to the flat bottom of the feed module to assist the filling of the feed screw and the auxiliary agitator supports product flow at the lower end of the extension hopper. Having dual agitators make it ideal for feeding lightweight materials in plastics processing applications.

The SIMPLEX FB can be operated either as a loss in weight or volumetric feeder. When designed as a loss-in-weight feeder the unit comes equipped with VKN weighing modules that are either placed underneath the feet of the feeder or directly on the mounting floor. A modular hopper concept supports easy installation and a one seal concept for all shaft seals provides quick maintenance.

The new SIMPLEX FB is the perfect solution for feeding plastic flakes, cellulose, hemp, glass or carbon fibers and other virgin or recycled materials for plastic film or compounding applications.

Schenck Process is your complete global source of highly accurate dry powder pneumatic conveying, weighing and feeding systems with additional expertise in dust collection through a wide range of filter media. For over 130 years our commitment to research and development has led to the creation of some of the industry’s most advanced products and technologies. We have been awarded hundreds of patents and been recognized by our customers for providing custom solutions for their specific material handling needs. With sales, service and manufacturing locations throughout the world Schenck Process is able to deliver process solutions to customers on a global basis.

SIMPLEX FB at glance:

  • Modular loss-in-weight (LIW) feeder system for high capacities.Optimized for light, fluffy materials like flakes, fibers and other, organic or inorganic, virgin or recycled materials.
  • Full stainless steel construction with internal agitation.
  • Modular system with various helix and hopper options.
  • Volumetric version to be used as refill feeder / surge bin.
  • Optimized refill system by application is available.

The SIMPLEX FB will be on display at K-Show in Düsseldorf, October 19-26, 2016. Visit us at Booth 76 in Hall 11.

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