Powdered cheese feeder trial
A major food manufacturer looking for a dry material feeder to handle powdered cheese recently approached Acromet for a solution.
Typically, the cheese rat-holed and became a solid lump when left to sit, so the food manufacturer was doubtful if a feeder would be successful. It was therefore imperative for a trial be held.
“At Acromet's comprehensive test facility, a number of feeder models and auger designs were trialled and it was soon determined that the best feeder configuration was with our model 1501X dry material feeder and a steep walled hopper,” explained Frank Oddi, product specialist – dry material feeders, Acromet.
The model 1501X utilizes Acromet's patented Coaxor gearbox with a concentric conditioning auger. The conditioning auger provides a large inlet to the feed auger to prevent bridging and also works to maintain a uniform bulk density, delivering a continuous and volumetric feed accuracy of, says Acromet, between 0.5% to 1.0%.
“With the initial trials successfully completed, the client was invited to our Clayton factory to witness further trials for themselves. This included feeding cheese that had been left to sit overnight,” said Oddi. “Once again, the trials were successful and the client placed orders the same day.”
The dry material feeders were supplied with quick release feed-tube assemblies, CIP wash-down capability, IP66 motors and all stainless steel construction.
“We welcome the opportunity to trial products prior to any commitment being made, removing risk and doubt from the purchase,” concluded Oddi.
Contact: Acromet tel 03 9544 7333 or email: email@example.com