Our client required a system that allowed flour to be mixed, sifted then passed through a metal detector before the flour could be packaged in a tote bag. The second requirement was to have a bypass chute in place to allow flour to skip the sifting and metal detecting processes while a new tote was being installed.
Our client is a millwright company which specializes in clean room stainless steel component fabrication for the food processing industry.
Their clients include anyone interested in custom fabrication but they primarily service flour mills.
This particular machine was for a flour mill trailer was for a tactical response unit.
Our client required a system that automated the process of mixing and sifting flour and passing the material through a metal detector before the flour is collected in a tote bag. The second requirement was to have a bypass chute in place to allow flour to skip the sifting and metal detecting processes while a new tote bag was being installed.
The sifter and metal detector were mounted on a steel tube frame equipped with linear bearing rails. An air cylinder actuated the system by pushing the sifter and metal detector out from underneath the mixer and engaged the bypass chute when a tote bag is being changed out. Once an empty bag is in place, the air cylinder is actuated and normal loading resumes.