Mixer supplier engineers efficient production line
A toll processor works with a mixer supplier to design an economical and efficient batch weighing and mixing production line.
Blend-Pro Inc., a member of the Penetron Group, operates a toll processing facility in Allentown, Pa., that produces a wide variety of dry-blended cementitious products for use in construction applications, ranging from commercial and residential to civil and mining. In November 2008, Blend-Pro began operations in a newly built 43,000-square-foot facility, which is capable of producing, packaging, and palletizing more than 30,000 pounds of product per hour. When planning the facility, the toll processor initially consulted with an air conveyor supplier to design an automated production line that used a pneumatic conveying system and an air mixer. However, after reviewing the initial designs, it quickly became apparent that the air mixer system wouldn’t be able to meet the toll processor’s performance and production requirements. Because of this, Blend-Pro’s management decided to look for a better solution.