Continuous flow units meter ingredients by weight. The ingredients are weighed as they move through a patented weighing auger. Therefore accuracy is maintained even when ingredient density (test weight) changes.
A continuous flow mixing system consists of multiple units working together. Each unit meters into a common collection auger. A superb quality of mix is obtained because each ingredient is added to the other ingredients flowing through the collection auger.
These units are the key to the Feedpro™ family of continuous flow units. They are used daily in hundreds of installations across the U.S. and Canada.
These units are available in two basic sizes: 4" diameter weighing auger (CF4) and 5" diameter (CF5). (See also CF8 heading for 8" diameter units). Approximate flowrate ranges for the two sizes are as follows:
CF4 FLOWRATES CF5 FLOWRATES
WHOLE GRAINS 600 to 7500 lb/hr 1200 to 12000 lb/hr
MEAL TYPE INGREDIENTS 225 to 2700 lb/hr 500 to 7000 lb/hr
Special slow CF4 units can meter meal type ingredients as low as 140 lb/hr, and special fast CF4 units can meter up to 4000 lb/hr.
Small size 9"x47" footprint
Can be auger-fed from tank, or gravity fed from overhead bin
Wide temperature range components (-20 to +110 F)
Low power requirement: 230V, 1 phase, 5 amp max
Hopper top with hinged access door for auger-fed ingredients
Magnets to remove metal from feed ingredients
Hopper top extension to reduce infeed auger cycling for high flow ingredients
Discharge chute to fit 3½", 4", or 6" cross auger