Loss-in-weight feeder in hygienic design
The ProFlex® from Schenck Process: Now also available in a hygienic design version
The new ProFlex® F for optimum solutions in the foodstuffs industry
What is the right amount of seasoning added to a ready meal? For products to ultimately taste as they should, the foodstuffs industry requires recipes that are accurate to the gram. This demands a lot from the feeder, which not only has to be matched perfectly to the properties of bulk materials and feed rates, but must be able to fit flexibly into any space too.
The solution is the ProFlex® F from Schenck Process. The experts from Schenck Process present the new ProFlex® F, a version of the tried-and-tested ProFlex® feeder system boasting hygienic design for the food industry. It makes light work of both gravimetric and volumetric continuous feeding of food products.
The new innovation from Schenck Process is available in hygiene standard one for dry cleaning and hygiene standard two for wet cleaning. Customers can pick from three ProFlex® F sizes (F500/F3000/F6000), and various feed hoppers, augers and spirals for optimum adaptation to the relevant material characteristics and the desired delivery rates. All models are easy to clean for quick and easy product changes. Other benefits include the highly flexible and space-saving design, allowing for optimum installation in existing and new production plants.
The off-centre arrangement of the augers allows up to eight feeders with close-fitting discharge pipes to be neatly installed in pairs. For maximum flexibility, the direction of the discharge side can be easily changed at any time.
Thanks to the MULTI-POINT weighing system, the ProFlex® F is not affected by lateral impact or vibrations. All the cables carrying power and signals between weighed and stationary parts are positioned within the protection of the weighing module, thereby avoiding unwanted force shunts.
In short, the ProFlex® F is ideally suited to maximize precision feeding in the foodstuffs industry – low-maintenance, easy to clean and highly versatile. The system fulfils the basic hygiene requirements stipulated by the DIN EN ISO 14159 and DIN EN 1672-2 standards for the feeding of dry products in a dry environment. All non-metallic components that come into contact with the product meet the requirements of European directive (EG) 1935/2004. The gear mechanisms are filled with lubricants suited to use with foodstuffs.