A bulk material handling system can increase your production and plant efficiency while decreasing your labor, material, and energy costs, but achieving those benefits depends on how well your system is engineered. K-Tron customers come to value our unique approach to systems engineering, where we assign one dedicated systems engineer to be responsible for satisfying your application needs and assuring the system performance of your project.
K-Tron is also known for its ability to design systems for difficult materials: abrasive, friable, sticky, poor flow, moisture and temperature sensitive, sanitary materials, hazardous materials, hard-to-filter materials, liquids, closed-loop systems, and pharmaceutical ingredients. K-Tron systems capabilities include:
Our Systems Engineers are responsible for every part of the system process:
This process puts responsibility squarely on our systems engineers, and as a result our engineers have grown to become among the very best in the industry. As a K-Tron customer, you know you will have one point of contact and that the chance for problems is thereby greatly reduced.
Below and on following pages you will find more detail about our bulk unloading and storage systems and our weighing and scaling systems. For more information on specific applications for the food, chemical, plastics, plastics compounding, and pharmaceutical industries, see our Industries Served pages.
An automated bulk unloading and storage system increases plant efficiency and decreases operating costs. K-Tron has time-proven capability to tailor an unloading and storage system to meet specific applications.
K-Tron system engineers take into consideration plant layout, how material is received, the material’s characteristics and conveying distance and rate to ensure maximum system performance. K-Tron systems have been designed to handle a wide range of materials such as wood flour, PVC compound, soda ash, CaCO3, sodium benzoate and many more hard to handle materials. Bulk unloading systems can be designed for:
A continuous vacuum or pressure system can improve the accuracy and efficiency of your major, minor and micro ingredient material handling.
K-Tron systems engineers take into account plant layout, how material is received, material characteristics, batch size and the required conveying rate so as to design a material handing solution specific to your application. K-Tron’s systems engineers have the experience and pneumatic conveying know-how that ensures maximum system performance.
System controls can include recipe, formula and inventory capabilities. Materials of construction include stainless steel for sensitive or sanitary applications, epoxy-coated carbon steel or aluminum. K-Tron weighing and scaling system solutions include: