Measuring meter reader fits tight spaces

By Ahmed ElAmin

- Last updated on GMT

Small electromagnetic shakers are designed specifically for tight
fitting processing and packaging distribution lines that require
precise metering and low maintenance drives, the system's
manufacturer claims.

Key Technology's Impulse Compact series of machines can be used for measuring ingredients during the mixing and feeding stages of food production.

Impulse Compact starts and stops quickly to accurately meter product as it passes by on the production line.

"The efficient electromagnetic drives featured on Impulse Compact enableprecise metering and gentle product handling while minimizing maintenance and maximising product quality,"​ Key Technology stated.

There are no sliding or rotating parts to wear and no belts or bearings to fail. The electromagnetic drives are oil-free, helping to insure food safety and product quality, particularly when installed above open product zones. All units are dust and moisture resistant.

Impulse Compact maximizes production flexibility with dedicated solid-state controls that allow conveying pan amplitudes to range from zero to 100 per cent to adjust for different products or processing conditions, the company stated.

The electromagnetic shakers can be adjusted from low stroke, high cycle mode for gentle product handling to high stroke, low cycle mode for faster throughput or to handle heavier product.

Impulse Compact can be bought in sizes ranging from 200 to 400 mm (8 to 15.7 inches) wide and from 1500 to 2000 mm (5 to 6.5 feet) long.

For higher volume use, Key also offers larger electromagnetic Impulse shakers up to 610 mm (24 inches) wide and up to 3500 mm (11 feet) long. Food makers can also purchase an assortment of drive sizes, product conveying surfaces and system configurations.

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