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Product description

Automatic weighing of minor and micro components

Common fields of application
Until now, minor and micro components had to be weighed manually, thus entailing risks and potential errors. These grow with the number of components and batches, and with the required weighing and metering accuracy. This has an adverse effect on product safety and quality overall.
Manual operations may under certain circumstances require a large number of staff and demands a high degree of concentration from them during weighing processes. They are to some extent exposed to relatively high amounts of dust. Occasionally automatic dosing units are also employed, which meter the ingredients onto a weigh belt feeder. However these require substantial outlay for cleaning; neither can they prevent cross-contamination.
The AZO COMPONENTER® Step makes it possible to weigh minor and micro components automatically with gram accuracy, such as pigments, colourings, flavouring agents, additives, active agents and numerous other micro quantities. The system improves product safety while simultaneously boosting production efficiency by reducing individual manual production steps to a minimum.

Especially when it comes to sectors with stringent requirements for hygiene, batch purity and product separation, the AZO COMPONENTER® Step enables adherence to the strict regulations and requirements of specific branches.

Key advantages
  • maximum product safety thanks to tracking & tracing
  • process steps and weighing results are reproducible
  • consistent, strict adherence to formulation
  • high levels of accuracy and cycle times
  • rigorous batch separation, resulting in prevention of cross-contamination
  • observance of recipe secrecy
  • can be expanded with further modules, providing flexibility when changing over products
  • high throughput rates thanks to fully automatic filling and conveying within the plant
  • allows effective production planning
  • less outlay for cleaning thanks to storage and target containers for specific product groups
  • target containers can be provided with liners if wished
  • compliance with stringent hygiene requirements achieved by filling the components into containers and minimum exposure to dust through use of aspiration
  • reduction of physical strain and mental stress in staff

Description of system

The system comprises two levels. The components are held ready in surge bins on the upper level. Prior to filling, the raw materials can be identified using the barcode and allocated to the correct hoppers. This rules out mix-ups of products and ensures that raw materials can be traced back. The surge bins can be filled from sacks or big bags; pneumatic filling is also feasible.

The system comprises two levels. The components are held ready in surge bins on the upper level. Prior to filling, the raw materials can be identified using the barcode and allocated to the correct hoppers. This keeps mix-ups of products to a minimum and ensures that raw materials can be traced back.
The surge bins can be filled from sacks or big bags; pneumatic filling is also feasible.

The target containers are processed sequentially below the metering points using an hydraulic carriage. There are separate scales provided for each component. Simultaneous weighing of components results in maximum time gain. Dosing screws combined with vibration bottoms underneath the surge bins ensure accurate metering of components being handled. A vibrating discharge chute can also be used for metering. Once all components are in the target container in accordance with the recipe, it is ejected at the end of the metering line and is ready for the next process.
The target containers are tracked using RFID technology and are thus monitored throughout the entire weighing and metering process. This means that the position, the weighed components and also the allocation of the target containers to a particular recipe are documented and are reproducible.