Container Based Dosing & Weighing

  • Quick switching of ingredients without emptying silo
  • Flexible storage of raw materials
  • Low building height
  • Variable position for discharge points
  • Easy to clean
  • Low contamination risk thanks to compact weighing hopper
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About ALFRA FCCDxy

Speed & Accuracy

Our FCCD safely doses rarely used ingredients that can spoil if they remain in the silo for too long. It uses unique exchangeable containers with dosing slides, giving efficient and contamination-free dosing of even small quantities of materials. Ingredients from up to 24 containers can be combined automatically.

Combining high throughput with outstanding accuracy, the ALFRA FCCD features our unique dosing slide, which ensures that dosing and weighing is no longer the factory bottleneck. Uniquely, it eliminates labour-intensive and error-prone hand dosing – and the alternative of a separate machine for small amounts – by handling from 50 grams right up to 150 kg in a single machine.

Design features like an in-built dust extractor help ensure a clean workplace with minimum or even zero cross contamination. Cleaning, inspection and maintenance are all simple, and running costs are low.

Technical Specs

 

Dosing range 50 g to 150 kg
Dosing positions 4 to 40+ silo positions
Container volumes Up to 1.500 liters
Container capacity Up to 1.000 kg

 

Key Advantages
  • Dosing container enables raw materials to be replaced without having to empty silo 
  • Change ingredients quickly for fast changeover times between products
  • High throughput for micro- and small components like dry powders, granulates and pellets

Weigher-in-Weigher

With two weighing scales in one hopper (Weigher-in-Weigher) we make full use of our pioneering dosing slide concept. Dosing large quantities directly into the large weigher – with smaller quantities first going into the small weigher – means high throughput combined with excellent accuracy. Now, the appropriate weigher is selected automatically, reducing the number of silos you need.

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ALFRA dose&weigh Software

The embedded ALFRA dose&weigh software uses historical data to start the coarse dosing and then adjusts the fine product flow profile dynamically, achieving up to 20% more throughput – even for materials with varying flow characteristics. The improved accuracy saves raw materials, while batch times are shorter and more predictable. Now, materials dosing is no longer a process bottleneck!

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