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Automation of melter loading

  • Essai
  • Plan d'accès
Case study reference:
Wax powders treatment

Processed material: wax, parafin

Shampoo manufacturing

Our client is the world leader in hygiene and beauty supplies.

The installation consists of three EasyFlow® big bag discharging stations with integrated dosing (by load cells) and a VFlow® pneumatic vacuum conveying system.
The complexity of the installation lies in the handling of wax powders with a strong tendency to clogging and a low liquefaction temperature. As the loading points are located on the melters, the powders are subject to high temperatures and high humidity.
The Palamatic Process installation integrates specific devices to avoid rising humidity and protect the temperature migration to the conveying cyclones. As the materials are stored in big bags, lumps are present in the powder due to compression. In order to ensure an autonomous discharging of these big bags, pneumatic massaging systems as well as knife lump breakers are integrated on the big bag stations.
In addition, a big bag tensioning system is installed on the handling cross. The compensating cross prevents the big bag inner bag from slipping and helps the product flow by avoiding the creation of retention " pouches ".

Shampoo processing line
Automation of melter loading

Concerning the knife lump breakers, a specific design has been implemented to respect the "waxy" nature of the product. The knives are of a specific shape with a lower rotation speed and a removable calibration bar to ensure that the equipment is not clogged.
The loading of the melters is carried out in batch mode with a weighing management by the installation of scales under the big bag station. The pneumatic conveyor is directly controlled by the load cells and thus ensures compliance with the recipe by weighing the big bag.
Pneumatic vacuum conveyors incorporate an automatic purge cycle to ensure accurate weighing and also to prevent clogging of the pipes.
All equipment is made from 304 stainless steel.
Palamatic Process has designed many installations for the loading of melting reactors with different types of powders (wax, resin, dioxide...).
Each installation is elaborated according to the technical specificities of our customers, contact us to imagine together your next loading line for your powders!

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