Ensuring precision and quality for a versatile dosing station with two weighing points
Dosing stations are used in numerous industries to ensure optimum mixing processes. Their precision allows for repeatable results and consistent product quality. A leading provider in mixing technology, MIXACO offer a high-end yet functional solution to cater for exacting and multi-faceted customer requirements. Seated in Neuenrade, Germany, the company draws on its own in-house German engineering competence, supplemented by weighing technology from Minebea Intec.
At the heart of the dosing station is a sturdy bench structure which, apart from holding the bench scale, also provides access to the floor scale. Both stages are equipped with extraction systems, enabling dust-free weighing. Dust can regularly interfere with weighing in the paint or chemical industries in particular: a dust-free application is thus a must in attaining precise weighing results.
"Our company and products represent genuine high-end technology, Made in Germany. Our cooperation with Minebea Intec has provided us with a reliable weighing technology supplier who shares our quality-focused approach."
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The top stage of the dosing station features a high-resolution bench scale (e.g. Combics). This industrial weighing solution ensures safe dosing of smaller amounts of ingredients which can be filled directly into the mixing tank underneath. To ensure that all ingredients listed in the recipe are provided in just the right quantity, the bottom stage of the dosing unit has a 1,000 kg IF series floor scale which has a particularly low platform, enabling easy positioning and weighing of mixing tanks.
Both platforms are connected to the weight controller Maxxis 5. In addition to ensuring precise weight display in both weighing ranges, the weight controller uses bespoke software applications to facilitate multi-component dosing and allows for connection to master systems.
For more complex recipe requirements, the software ProRecipe XT offers a number of additional options – also available in a tablet-based mobile version.
MIXACO have customers from the most diverse of industries. Over time, the precise dosing stations have proven invaluable to numerous companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, plastics and paints industries.