Batching system for glass industry in Melbourne

Updated: Aug 27, 2018


In the glass industry, the batching system plays an important role of batching multi ingredients very preciously . Precia Molen offers total weighing products and solutions for batching application along with data logging system to store the batch data.


Load cells are installed on hopper 1 and hopper 2 and the load cells signals are integrated with Precia make High Performance Batch controller. The controller is pre -programmed as per the site requirement and mounted in duly wired panel with auto-manual push button station.bThe recipe can be selected from the SCADA and downloaded to Precia batch controller through field bus communication. The batch controller is provided with 16 I/O for controlling the inlet feeders. The feeders are provided with VFD for coarse and fine control. Hopper 1 is used for batching 4 ingredients and Hopper 2 is used for batching 3 ingredients. The raw materials are batched accurately in the hoppers and discharged to the blender. The blender mounted on load cells will cross check the gross weight of the batched materials. The blender weighing is a very unique operation. Mixing of the materials is done pneumatically by pumping air through half a dozen nozzles provided at the bottom of the blender. After mixing, the materials are conveyed pneumatically to the batch storage silos. The system provides very high accuracy batching and less batching time. The I/O provided in the PLC is used for controlling other field instruments and interlocks. This is a continuous batch.


REFERENCES : Saint Gobain Vertotex


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