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Brabender Technology at Fakuma 2021

After a one-year break from Corona, Fakuma is reopening this year for a presence event with a strict hygiene and safety concept. Brabender Technologie, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of gravimetric feeders for bulk solids and liquids from all industrial sectors, will also be presenting its services at the international trade fair for industrial plastics processing in Friedrichshafen from October 12 to 16, 2021. At the booth in Hall A6, the exciting new and further developments can be experienced through vivid exhibits in personal discussions with the experts.

With ever-smaller lots sizes, faster product changes, and a dense cycle, feeding equipment today must meet many requirements. The developers of the new equipment generation 2.0 have taken this into account throughout with a modular concept for easy disassembly and optimum accessibility. At Fakuma, Brabender Technologie will be demonstrating this further development on the basis of the twin-screw feeder DDSR20 2.0 and the single-screw feeder DSR28 2.0.

The modular design allows the gearing units on both feeders to be easily and quickly changed and removed and replaced in just a few steps. “This flexibility enables the customer to switch between large and small models or from single to twin-screw versions,” emphasizes Jürgen Knez, head of product development at Brabender Technologie. The screw hopper is located at the front edge of the scale and the screw trough can now easily be removed from the front of the feeder. “This has greatly enhanced the feeder accessibility, and end-users benefit from the ease and speed of cleaning components that come into ingredient contact,” says Knez. Screwless connections on the trough, container and lid are helpful here, reinforcing user-friendliness.

Seal replacement is also much easier – and faster – thanks to the trough, which can be removed from the front of the feeder: a new seal can be inserted within five minutes, with special versions for ATEX, food and pharma, depending on requirements. The newly installed seal change indicator can indicate the need to change seals at an early stage, thus preventing gear and motor damage. In addition, all Generation 2.0 units feature dust-tight vertical outlets made of food-grade, transparent PETG. This hard plastic is characterized by its high transparency and shatterproof construction enabling the operator to perform visual checks inside the screw tube.

All Generation 2.0 units are also available with a servo motor on all models. This servo motor has the added benefit that when compared to normal frequency-controlled motors, they have a much wider speed range and have full power available even at low rpm. The need to change screws and screw tubes can now be eliminated reducing downtime. At lower speeds, servo motors can start close to full torque and even in high torque conditions, they continue to have excellent speed control.

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