Automated Systems can provide higher productivity for your Lancaster Mixers or other processing equipment.
Lancaster Products designs and manufactures automated systems to control and automate your material storage, transporting and batching processes. Bulk material storage and automatic batching require less manual movement of materials and produce faster batching times, which means better labor and equipment utilization.
ADVANTAGES OF AUTOMATED SYSTEMS
Our systems result in a lower cost of materials, as bulk bag or truckload material prices are generally lower and the cost of purchasing and disposing bags is eliminated. Bulk material storage and handling usually requires less space than manual bag handling methods.
Automatic batching produces a more accurate dispensing of materials and is more reliable than manual methods. It also can provide full batch traceability.
Finally, a Lancaster System means less , less labor, less dust emissions into your plant, and less direct contact between your employees and materials – all providing a healthier, more pleasant, and more productive place to work.
Lancaster Products can custom design an automated system to meet your material storage, transporting and batching processing needs. A custom system may be as simple as a day bin with a screw feeder and weigh hopper for the batching of a major ingredient. Other systems may be as complete as a multi-story batching tower with bulk silo storage, pneumatic material conveying, individual batching of all materials, real time inventory, and a computer printout of every batch for complete traceability for quality control.
The photo above is a Lancaster System ready for transport from our manufacturing facility. Although most systems are assembled on the customer’s site, some systems can be fully assembled and shipped from our facility.
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Lancaster Products is dedicated to optimizing our customers’ mixing processes and recipes. This 3 part video series will focus on our on-site lab and testing capabilities. In this first video, we demonstrate proof of concept testing with a chicken litter material for a fertilizer product.
We use our K1 lab mixer during these initial tests. We load the K1 mixer with the test material and then program the steps and feeds. After the mixer begins, we add a liquid binder to it to allow the material to agglomerate into granules or larger pellets.
Rotary table feeders act as a critical piece of equipment in Lancaster Mixers continuous batch processing lines. They provide a mechanical conduit to continuously meter and feed materials from each batch of material processed to the next process in line. The cone and cylinder over the table is used as a surge hopper to temporarily store the material batch while the table feeder continuously discharges the material. Their role may seem simple compared to the processing equipment they’re connected to, but is significant to maintaining continuous throughput and ensuring overall system performance.
Lancaster Products’ high shear mixers process materials in batches which allows for tight control over the physical properties of the end product and thus, higher on-size, homogeneous yields. Most batches are processed completely and ready for discharge in a matter of minutes. By positioning a Lancaster rotary table feeder under the mixer’s discharge chute and feeding product downstream to the next piece of equipment, the batch processing is converted to a continuous process.