Research Category: Bulk Material Handling
Location: Houston, United States
JVI vibratory dosing feeders can be used in dry powder batching systems where
dosing accuracy is key. From coloring batches of cement mixtures for statuary
products to coloring powdered food or chemical product mixes, JVI feeders are a
reliable and accurate.
By using JVI Vibratory dosing feeders in a batching system, color variations can
be a thing of the past.
The problem is that many batching machines, especially when it comes to powdered
pigments, do not provide reliable coloring results because the feeders cannot
produce reliable minute batches of pigment, and even a slight variation is
Wausau Tile needed a dispensing system for small batches for their tile making
application. The larger dispensing systems they already had in place were not
capable of dispensing with the accuracy needed. It was decided based on tests
with their material that vibratory feeders would provide the best solution to
reach the necessary speed and accuracy.
The president and chief engineer had a lot of experience in the past using
vibratory feeders and chose JVI FDLT Dosing feeders to incorporate in their
batching system based upon information he received from the company and his own
The main benefit of using JVI dosing feeders is batch-to-batch repeatability.
With tile, being able to consistently produce the same color every time is a
necessity. The JVI feeders are able to achieve this repeatability at a very high
accuracy. The system at Wausau Tile was designed to dispense a formula with an
accuracy of 0.5 grams at a high speed.
The system had to be able to dispense up to a five pound batch at the 0.5 gram
accuracy, mix the powder ingredients with water, and transfer the material to
the larger batching tank of concrete within five minutes. Using JVI dosing
feeders, the system easily exceeds the requirements.