A powder handling system designed to optimize production flow is what we do.
The Matcon Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) System is configured to ensure production can continue while one container is being cleaned 'offline'. As the powder recipe is 'self-contained' within each container, cleaning is only required when a discharged container needs to be re-filled or used for another recipe batch.
The de-coupled nature and easy storage of IBCs support businesses with a large portfolio of recipes, even when smaller batches need to be created, without stopping the production line entirely.
The unique Cone Valve in each Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) protects the blend against segregation and provides assured discharge, even on 'sticky' plant protein mixes.
If you handle multiple recipe batches across a shift then a fixed industrial blender can be very inefficient with lengthy waiting times during filling, emptying and cleaning. In-bin powder mixing reduces downtimes for changeovers and removes the risk of cross-contamination as the batch ingredients are fully contained within the IBC, so with no need to clean down the Blender, lengthy product changeovers can be a thing of the past.