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The Main Scale:

Ingredients arrive from overhead bins by use of  augers, slde gates and delivery belts. The original scale dial can be seen on the left.

The right face of this scale contains a saddle tank; a liquid tank that borrows the loadcell from the main scale, while keeping the liquid away from the dry ingredients.  It must wait for the drys to be filled.

Liquid Tanks:

Separate liquid tanks add a significant expense, but they improve the process in two significant ways--

Weigh simultaneously with the drys, saving time,

Use smaller loadcells for accuracy, weighing in 0.1 or 0.5# increments, instead of  5 or 10# increments.

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Mixer, surge bin and surge screw:

The scales and liquid dump into the mixer, where they mix for a minimum time,  dump into a surge bin and are typically augered to a leg, which lifts the product up for distribution into finish feed bins.

Systems that route product to storage bins, typically run many batches back to back of the same ration. They are complex to build, but they can be very efficient in terms of tons per hour of feed produced.

Routing with turnheads:

Whether the Flowcon is to provide a 100% automatic control,  or just monitor proofs to verify the routing, we can provide control to meet your exact need.

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Routing with slides:

Routing often uses a combination of methods-- augers and slide gates over bins, belts and 'Y' gates.

Finish Feed storage makes it possible to continue feeding even when the mill is down for repair or maintenance. 

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 Finish feed bins:

Flowcon has a delivery system for full finish feed inventory control. Using bunkreader data, it can automatically schedule the batcher's production, to maintain inventories based on the bunkreader's call requests.