Material Feeding Systems

MATERIAL FEEDING SYSTEMS.

Centralised and automated conveying of materials (with possibility for automatic and continuous treatment of granules, such as drying).

  • Based on the ‘starvation’ method where each receiver is fed sequentially on demand.
  • We offer two distinct versions of automatic material feeding:
  • CHS300 - for up to 60 machines
  • Core8 - for up to 8 machines
  • Benefits:
  • More economical.
  • Safer.
  • Increased productivity.
  • More environmentally friendly. 

CENTRALISED, AUTOMATIC MATERIAL HANDLING.

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WHAT IS A MATERIAL FEEDING SYSTEM?

It's the process of automatically conveying raw material from a relatively central location (storage bags, drying hoppers, silos, wheelie bins - however you store material) to material receivers on processing machines via a series of pipes and valves. The entire process is controlled by computer which knows which machine needs 'feeding' at any given moment, and then conveys this material using nothing more than changes in air pressure.

 

SOME OF THE BENEFITS.

Economical.

Reduced loss of material and labour costs. Less defective parts due to loading errors.

 

Safe.

No material lifting by hand means less risk to operators. Reduced risk of material spillage leads to less accidents on processing floor and cleaner environment.

Productive.

Better use of staff (not having to manually load machines), reduced maintenance, better quality products due to less defective parts and material contamination.

Automatic.

Every process can be autonomous, from material feeding, to conveying, drying, dosing to conveying and packing.

AUTONOMOUS. FAIL-SAFE.

A typical material feeding system will be comprised of several elements, each one geared towards a more seamless production facility.

  • Vacuum blower.
  • Standby back-up pump.
  • Centralised filter with automatic cleaning.
  • Pneumatic bypass valve.
  • Pipe cleaning valves capable of purging lines, removing the risk of pipes becoming clogged.
  • For drying, we can specify models which avoid the re-absorption of humidity.
  • All receivers are stainless steel. 

The Intelicare central loading and drying has been an excellent investment.  Material throughput per hour has increased, rejects have reduced, the finished  product quality and appearance has improved significantly, and the workplace  is permanently clean and tidy; fit for customer visits at any time. Intelicare provided  us with high quality equipment and support us with an impressive after sales service.

- Thysis

CORE 8

A great option for smaller installations at a much reduced cost.

Our Core 8 option is a three-phase loading system for up to a maximum of 8 receivers. Ideal for smaller installations or customers with a tight budget, Core 8 is designed to make life easier. It's easy to install, maintain and control and it's guaranteed to save you energy on your existing set up.

NEVER OFF-THE-SHELF.

There are a few things for us to consider when it comes to specifying and installing your material feeding system. Each will allow us to select the right components.

Materials.

 

  • Number of processed materials.
  • Type and condition of materials. (Regrind, mix, dry, glass, etc).

 

Machines.

  • Number of machines.
  • Type of machines (injection moulding, extrusion, blow moulding, etc).

Technical.

  • Consumption per machine (kg/h), with possible percentage of materials to be dosed and mixed.
  • Conveying distances.
  • Maximum conveying height.

 

Your facility.

  • Typically, this might include layout and budget.

EASIER. CLEANER.

Have the machines do all the hard work. When everything is automatic, and able to be controlled at the touch of a button, the whole process is seamless. No more heavy lifting. No more spillages. No more waste. And if you're worried about dust, the central filter and blower can be housed elsewhere. 

LESS HASSLE.

Centralised and automated. No more clutter, or bags of material scattered around in different places. It also requires less power, as there is typically only one, powerful motor, rather than many smaller units. There's also far less ongoing maintenance, as everything is concentrated on the central filter and vacuum unit. There's even the possibility of integrating the material data consumption, leading to automatic purchasing of material or maintenance scheduling.

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SPECIFY

Get in touch for your free quote. We'll have a few questions, but these will enable us to get you the best system.

SUPPLY

Custom made in Europe to your exact requirements, your equipment is ready - and of course, we'll organise the logistics

INSTALL

It's all hands on deck - our engineers arrive to install everything, including all pipework. We'll have you reaping the benefits in no time.

MAINTAIN

For a system like this, we will always highly recommend a planned maintenance contract. This will help keep your equipment in great condition. 

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InteliCare Limited
Bottom Woodbeck Farm
Retford
Nottinghamshire
DN22 0PB

Registered in England and Wales

Company registered number: 05699947

email: sales@intelicare.co.uk
tel: +44 (0)1777 248777
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Intelicare is the trusted UK partner of leading European suppliers of thermoplastics handling, heating and cooling technology, heated platen presses, industrial ovens and resin dispensing.

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