Flexibility with regard to recipe changeover and process reliability is called for when processing bulk materials. Gericke has therefore developed an entirely new belt weigher which has been designed to meet these requirements. Gericke has thereby set new standards in the field of continuous feeding technology.
The new hygienic DBW-400 belt weigher has been engineered to take on applications where fast recipe changeover and high process reliability are of great importance. The weigh feeder has been constructed according to hygiene criteria in order to achieve high cleanness of product on the one hand, and short changeover times between various products on the other hand.
Belt weighers are used for the conveying and feeding of lumpy, crumbly, brittle and free flowing products, e.g. oat, wheat, barley, cornflakes, nuts, sweets or washing powder.
In many cases, the belt weighers presents an interesting alternative to screw feeders as it achieves high feed rates and is nevertheless compact in design.
New constructional solutions
Development of the belt weigher began with a stable frame which enables the integration of large-scale inspection glass. This allows operating staff to check smooth running of the feeding process without having to take special measures.
Smooth and flat surfaces, as well as excellent overall accessibility within the weigh feeder, permit easy and fast cleaning. No additional tools are required when opening the machine or changing the belt.
The weighing technology put into practice by Gericke works fast enough with the Gericke Easydos Pro feeder controller to be able to meet the high demands in the short time area.
User programmes and configurations can be downloaded off the computer and programmes and data can also be downloaded by means of a memory stick.
The Gericke belt weigher is suitable for feed rates ranging from 30 l/h – 65’000 l/h. The product is fed through the weigh feeder in continuous mode. That way refill sequences do not apply which means that installation height is reduced and gentle handling of the product is guaranteed.
The Gericke DBW-400 weigh feeder is going to be presented to the public for the first time at the Gericke booth at the POWTECH trade fair (October 11.-13, 2011, hall 6, booth 6-311).
Gericke supplies complete metering, conveying and mixing systems. Practical trials with the belt weighers and other machines in our product portfolio can be carried out at our Test Centre.