In this organic cereal plant, the customer wants to install a sequencial batching system where all of the batch recipes and sequencing commands are stored in the PLC. To save on installation costs, they want a system where a single weigh hopper can be used in the batching process. Each one of four ingredients is conveyed into the batch hopper, one at a time, using a pneumatic conveying system to the recipe weight. When all of the ingredients are loaded, a bottom slide gate opens. A pneumatic hammer clears the product and the batch is mixed in the mixing chamber. Then the batch reaches the staging vessel, which dispenses the correct amount of product for packaging.
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