GEA presented a new dosing solution, the GEA Scan-Vibro Loss-In-Weight (LIW) dosing system FES, at the Powtech trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany.
The system, described by GEA as easy to operate and low-maintenance, has been designed for dosing ingredients and additives in the food, dairy, chemical and other industries.
With the LIW dosing system, the entire feeder, hopper and material are continuously weighted via high-precision load cells, and the discharge flow information is delivered to the dosing control system with a Human Machine Industry Interface (HMI dashboard).
Users can operate it as a stand-alone system or control it via Ethernet IP from the Scada central process control system.
The GEA LIW system can be supplied together with a bag emptying station or integrated into process lines. The LIW units are designed for batch and continuous operation and can be tailored to specific customer requirements, such as hygiene levels. They are available in different automation levels and the feed section can be designed with an open or closed conveyor.
Features include LIW dosing application from 0.5 kg/hr to 100kg/hr, compatible communication with a wide range of PLC systems and compliance with USDA 3A, EHEDG or NZFSA on request.
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