Handling Systems Multi-Ingredient Handling System Automates Premix Manufacturing
As part of a compounding plant, the new Add-A-Lot multi-ingredient handling system by Coperion enables fully automated recipe preparation that fulfills high demands for constant product quality, seamless documentation, and batch traceability.
Particularly as production trends toward shrinking batch sizes, frequent product changes, and the multitudes of formulations and components associated with them, such automation provides a high degree of safety to the users, states Coperion.
The new handling system’s central element is its feeding station with standardised storage containers — so-called Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) — a feeding unit, and a mixing container. The system controls the transport of centrally stored components in both directions as well as precise feeding and mixing of additives, even in minute quantities, adds the firm. Use of mobile containers provides additional flexibility.