Automated barrel emptying unit

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 1 April 2000




(2000), "Automated barrel emptying unit", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 29 No. 2.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

Automated barrel emptying unit

Automated barrel emptying unit

Keywords: Netzsch Nemo, Pumps

Netzsch Nemo have introduced two new automated barrel emptying units (Plate 3) designated BE20 and BE200. The new models, for 20- and 200-litre barrel capacities, are reported to be fully automated - with just one press of a button the pump completes a full cycle, emptying a barrel and returning it to the ready position.

Plate 3The new Netzsch Nemo barrel emptying unit

A range of options can be specified to increase the versatility of the units. These include: mobile models with wheels or castors; different follower plates, including heated models, to ensure that the barrels are fully emptied leaving clean walls and base; guarding on four or five sides with interlocked safety gate; a safety control that requires operators to press two buttons to operate the system, ensuring their hands are clear of the moving parts; a by-pass with overflow valves; and pressure transmitters.

Two control panel options are also available - with fixed or variable speed pump drive motors.

Both models are said to provide pulse-free delivery of high-viscous media (such as silicone, glue, epoxy, resin, fat, ointment, paste etc.), and, we are informed, have been tested with products up to 10 million cps. The speed of descent into the barrel, and the retraction, are adjustable. Maximum discharge rate is stated to be 40l/min.

The units are reported to be suitable for emptying plain or channel barrels and, because they can accurately meter products directly from the barrel, can also be used to feed equipment such as the Nemo Robo- Dispenser, dosing pumps and filling valves.

Standard units are available in steel, stainless steel and lacquered finishes. Special finishes for the food processing industry are also available.

Details available from: Netzsch Nemo Pumps. Tel: +44 (0) 1 922 453433; Fax: +44 (0)1 922 458404.

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