August 19, 2015

19/08/2015: Event product launches

First published in Milling and Grain, May 2015
In every edition of Milling and Grain, we take a look at the products that will be saving you time and money in the milling process.

Slow Flow Conveying systems - by Dinnissen
Dinnissen Process Technology has developed a new pneumatic Pick-Up Device for providing a constant inflow of powders, particles, and granulates in vacuum conveying systems. The Pick-Up works completely automatically on the basis of the transport pressure that has been set. Mechanical dosage devices such as sluice valves or screws are superfluous. Dinnissen’s new Pick-Up plays a crucial role in its innovative Slow Flow Conveying systems, which can be used to pneumatically transport even the most fragile, sticky, and soft products quickly, easily and effectively.

Slow Flow Conveying is the pneumatic conveying system developed by Dinnissen especially for the transport of fragile, sticky, and soft products. Slow Flow Conveying works according to the principle of underpressure or overpressure transport. Powders, particles, or granulates are transported from one or more inflow points to a single compact receiving unit with the help of a controlled flow of air or gas.

In Slow Flow Conveying, it’s crucial to minimise the friction between the product particles in order to ensure that fragile, sticky, or soft products are transported as efficiently and gently as possible. To achieve this, the transport speed is minimised, and the ratio between the amount of product being transported and the amount of transport air or gas used is relatively high. In order to carefully and gently transport fragile ingredients, it’s also crucial to ensure a constant supply of product to the conveying system. After all, a constant supply rate results in a proper loading factor, a smooth production process, and an optimum end product quality.

Minimising product damage and mechanical maintenance
Dinnissen has developed a new Pick-Up for vacuum conveying systems to ensure that, regardless of the product in question, the product can be transported through the system at exactly the proper loading factor and speed. Dinnissen’s new Pick-Up plays an important role in its innovative Slow Flow Conveying system. The Pick-Up is fitted with an automatically regulated air supply for the inflow of products. This ensures that an optimum amount of transport air or gas is used for each product.

Via the automatic valve, the precise capacity for one or more inflow products can be chosen on the basis of transport pressure. This means that the proper ratio between transport speed and loading factor can always be achived even for products with very different characteristics. This makes it possible to transport even the most fragile, sticky, or soft products easily and quickly and without the use of mechanical dosage devices, sluices, or screw transporters. The new pneumatic Pick-Up makes it possible to reduce product damage and mechanical maintenance to an absolute minimum.

Pandora End of Line Mixing concept
The Pandora End of Line Mixing concept is especially suited for situations in which costs have to be carefully managed without making any concessions in terms of quality. The new concept is suitable for mixing a maximum of 10 (micro) components and has a capacity of 50 kg up to 100 tons per hour. Pandora End of Line Mixing works according to the principle of continuous mixing, whereby raw materials are continually added and removed from a compact mixer. The concept is based on a combination of several accurate gravimetric feeders and the well-known Pegasus® mixer supplied by Dinnissen Process Technology. The special feeders accurately measure the supply of ingredients to the Pegasus® mixer, which can consist of microingredients (0.01-2 percent per batch weight) and even extremely high percentages (30-220 percent per batch weight).

The Pegasus® paddle mixer gently suspends raw materials during the mixing process in order to obtain a very homogeneous result extremely quickly. The mixer can gently mix fragile products in six to eight seconds and sticky and difficult to mix powders and liquids within 30 to 50 seconds. Pandora End of Line Mixing has a throughput capacity of 50 kg up to 100 tons per hour. Dinnissen also succeeded in designing the Pegasus® mixer to be very compact, and it is this compact design that is responsible for ensuring that the overall mixing concept provides significant cost savings.

Cost-friendly mixing concept in purchase and use
The compact design of the Pandora End of Line Mixing solution makes it possible to mix ingredients much more quickly and therefore also maximises production capacity and minimises energy consumption. The quick response time of the gravimetric feeders in combination with the special Batch Startup integrated into the new mixing concept minimises startup and switchover times for the production process and therefore minimises the loss of finished product. The compact design also makes the mixer easier and quicker to clean, which also helps minimise production downtime.

The mixing concept is therefore especially interesting in situations that require frequent switches between recipes. The compact design of the Pandora End of Line Mixing concept means that less space is needed to install it in a new environment or to integrate it into an existing production line. Pandora End of Line Mixing can therefore be integrated into the production line just before the packaging process, thereby minimising the risk of product segregation.

A stand-alone module or as a complete process
The Pandora End of Line Mixing solution can be supplied as a stand-alone module to be built into new or existing production processes or as a complete production process.                      

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