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Publication Date: 03/2014
Pages: 4
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Accurately and safely dispensing toxic or highly reactive powders with an automated loss-in-weight feeder

This article explains how an automated loss-in-weight feeder can accurately and safely dispense toxic or highly reactive chemical and pharmaceutical powders in continuous feeding and batching applications, eliminating the dangers and inefficiencies of conventional manual loading.

Difficult-to-handle toxic or highly reactive powder ingredients are regularly used in chemical and pharmaceutical processes, yet dispensing them into reactors or other large vessels presents major challenges: These powders must be dispensed accurately to meet process or batch setpoints, and they must be fully contained during the process to protect workers.

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