Hosokawa Micron Engineers Are Riding High on New Buggy Fill/Weigh Booth

Hosokawa Micron Ltd announce the launch of a new ‘twin, buggy filling and weighing, containment booth’, designed to handle safe, easy and accurate FIBC filling.

Designed in co-operation with a leading detergent manufacturer, to meet the demands of the high volume product transfer of potentially sensitising powders, the containment system is uniquely configured for automated filling of FIBCs located on a wheeled buggy frame.

The booth is connected to the customer’s HVAC system to generate a horizontal laminar airflow which captures airborne particulates generated in the filling operations. The contaminated air is then extracted through the combined booth plenum to a remote filtration system.

Double opening doors at the front of each booth allow easy access for the manual loading of the FIBC buggy. As the buggy is pushed into position the FIBC lid is automatically lifted, eliminating the need for an operative to undertake this procedure by standing on a step ladder. Guide rails ensure accurate positioning beneath the downward sealing filling head. Once the buggy is in position (defined by a sensor) a mechanic clamp device holds the wheeled buggy in place. Doors are interlocked to prevent unauthorised entry whilst filling operation takes place.

On disengagement and removal of the buggy from the filling and weighing system, the FIBC lid is closed. Accurate filling and weighing is controlled from outside the booth and once filled the FIBC buggy can be wheeled away with operatives protected from potentially sensitising or hazardous, residual airborne dusts. The booth incorporates a single rear, personnel door for safety and ease of all round access and maintenance. The booth is equipped with integrated weigh scale, internal lighting and integral dust monitoring system.

Hosokawa Micron Limited is a member of the Hosokawa Micron Group. Formed initially by the amalgamation of Alpine Process Technology and Hosokawa, later joined by Hosokawa Rietz, LE Stott and Vitalair.

Hosokawa Micron UK specialises in Powder and Particle Processing, Hygienic Filling and Weighing, Containment and Plastics Processing Industries equipment. We can provide a full design, build, installation and commissioning service to a wide range of industries in the UK, Ireland and abroad for typical projects ranging from small R & D packages to full turnkey installations backed by the global resources of the Hosokawa Group.

The Hosokawa Group provides proven engineering within complementary and dedicated divisions operating in:

  • Powder and Particle Processing
  • Plastics Processing
  • Confectionery

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