Nowadays, powder handling facilities especially in the food industry should be designed for multipurpose operations in order to adapt quickly to the market requirements. The design of production units should allow fast changes of the process by using mobile and modular technologies as from Dec.
Food processing facilities need to move raw materials in a continuous and controllable flow, whether charging or discharging packaging, or channeling to different equipment, such as mixers, silos, feeders and extruders. Alongside this requirement, facilities must allow for swift adjustments in reaction to either market requirements or different processes.
Dec has both the experience and the industry knowledge to fulfill these demands across a wide range of processes.
Dense Phase Transfer
The fragility of many food industry products, combined with the need to convey large quantities over long distances makes the choice of the most appropriate transfer system of prime importance.
A high vacuum system to transfer materials at relatively low velocities, commonly referred to as dense phase transfer, provides the benefits of low power consumption for large scale throughput, practically no product segregation and no damage to fragile products.
Blending is an essential process in the food industry, with constantly shifting challenges and mandatory application of industry and government endorsed standards. As a result appropriate blending technology must be chosen carefully.
Based on the patented Powder Transfer System technology the Batchmixer (patented) was developed by Dec to mix ingredients in a self-contained system, allowing contamination free and product friendly mixing, with no rotating mechanical parts, in batch mode. Various powders can be mixed in a short time, even with large differences in mixing ratios (1/10.000), or different properties, such as bulk density, particle size, etc.).