Van Beek is well-known for its volumetric and gravimetric dosing solutions. These mechanical dosing systems are suitable for batch or continuous dosing of raw materials and flavourings. Optional agitators guarantee free-flowing powders and a smooth process of conveying, dosing and/or mixing via systems with dosing screw conveyors.
The volumetric flow of a product is the basis of volumetric dosing. The set speed determines the volume that is moved and the time it takes to do so.
Volumetric dosing is a fast and convenient way to dose dry products. However, the moisture content, flow characteristics, particle size and bulk weight of the product all affect the filling of the screw. For example, milk powder can adhere and affect the volume flow. This can be prevented in the feeder by vibrating the product with an agitator. In addition, factors such as storage methods also play a role.
A volumetric dosing system is usually cheaper to buy than a gravimetric dosing system. However, an LIW dosing system is more accurate. This can meet high accuracy requirements. Another advantage is that you can make financial savings in raw materials or flavourings. Naturally, the choice also depends on other factors, such as your product’s properties. We are happy to advise you on the solution that best suits your requirements.