Sunday 29th Mar, 2020

Bintech helps lime plant measure the mass flow

When a lime plant in Poland needed to measure the amount of material in freefall after an air slide, it encountered a conundrum.

When a lime plant in Poland needed to measure the amount of material in freefall after an air slide, it encountered a conundrum.

The company had been using impact plates to measure the amount of extracted lime, however, this led to problems occurring within the mechanical components. Caking began on the impact plates, dust was generated and mechanical wear were causing frequent shutdowns of the plant for maintenance work.

The solution came in the form of the MaxxFlow HTC sensor, which SWR Engineering has specifically designed to replace impact plates in this type of process.

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Primarily used to measure the volume of bulk materials after mechanical conveyor systems, the MaxxFlow HTC does not make contact with the materials and contains no moving parts, limiting the impact on the flow of solids and ware by abrasive materials.

It can be used in a number of installation places, such as in pipes or ducts, and can even withstand harsh processes thanks to its ceramic inner tube. In addition, it is pressure resistant up to 10 bar, can operate in temperatures up to 120 °C and is completely dustproof.