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Valuable information you can learn from your loss-in-weight feeder

A loss-in-weight feeder can operate like a stethoscope for your process line, providing data you can use to monitor the line's health. This article explains how analyzing feeder data can help you quickly catch process problems, control your product quality, and catch feeder setup errors.

A loss-in-weight [LIW] feeder can provide a wealth of process information at near-real-time speeds. The feeder can collect and analyze data reflecting changes in material characteristics and problems with refill, upstream handling, and feeder setup. In this way, the LIW feeder operates like a stethoscope to provide clues about your process's overall health -- clues you can use to improve your product quality and the process's operating and maintenance costs.

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