Case Study: Dosing with Vibration to Improve Efficiency and Safety

A food industry customer that was having salt added manually into a container filled with ingredients discovered that it was not being spread evenly throughout the recipe. The process was both slow and costly because of the use of personnel. Furthermore, because their employees were working in close proximity to the moving parts, like mixers, they were concerned about worker safety.

The customer purchased and installed an eight-liter hopper and tray mounted with a MARTIN® NTK® 18 pneumatic linear vibrator and a DosyPack dosing station, automating the dosing process. This resulted in accurate, evenly distributed dosing of the salt and substantially reduced labor costs.