NBE High-volume Mixing System
National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE). This high-volume material mixing system is fully integrated with twin, high-speed, 2,500-pound capacity box dumpers; and two, 8-inch diameter discharge spouts to completely process, from introduction to downstream supply, 25,000 pounds per hour of homogeneously blended material. NBE integrated automation controls every process action from container dumping, level sensing, and mix auger sequencing, to operation of the discharge valves. NBE process optimization expertise increased total material throughput per shift, improved material blend quality, and reduced labor allocation.
Within the mixer, a 14-inch diameter auger mixes semi free-flowing material in a 15-inch diameter, 10-gauge mix tube. In-feed scoop blades at the base of the mixing auger, and broad-throw dispersion paddles at the top of the mixing auger ensure a homogenous and consistent blend supply to downstream processes. A 30 HP, TEFC motor ensures reliable, extended-duty performance.
NBE integrated automation centralizes system control, communication, monitoring, and reporting to a single, UL listed HMI, designed and built by NBE. Rigorous NBE risk assessment procedures work to prevent hazards to those who operate and maintain the equipment, while identifying improvements in physical ergonomics and equipment access points. NBE expertise in application-appropriate codes, standards, and regulations ensured system compliance at start-up.