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Thayer Scale launches MSV gravimetric feeder

Thayer Scale has unveiled its new compact, easy to clean, and accurate Model MSV gravimetric feeder.

Thayer Scale has unveiled its new compact, easy to clean, and accurate Model MSV gravimetric feeder.

The MSV combines a rugged volumetric feeder with a low-profile, mass-counterbalanced scale, resulting in a gravimetric feeder that provides highly responsive feed-rate control and accuracy in a small package.

It offers precise rate control for free-flowing pellets and granules. Its design is compact, easy to clean, and economical, providing flexibility and efficient use of floor space.

The new MSV feeder includes Thayer Scale’s low-profile cable scale, which utilises a micro-lever system that counterbalances the tare weight, resulting in load-cell utilisation significantly higher than other options.

The higher load-cell utilisation provides numerous benefits, including higher accuracy, typically 0.25 per cent of feed-rate, fast responsiveness to changes in set point or material density fluctuations, resulting in higher accuracy material delivery and the elimination of ‘dead zones’ common in gravimetric feeding applications.

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Higher load-cell utilisation also enables the MSV feeder to operate with longer gravimetric cycles, requiring fewer refills and a lower percentage of the gravimetric cycle operating in volumetric or ‘settling’ mode.

The system is designed to operate with the Thayer Scale Differential Screw solution, enabling consistent, pulse-free delivery of material across a wide operating range.

Thayer Scale president David Hyer said the MSV feeder is an ideal solution for free-flowing materials such as plastic pellets and granules.

“By pairing a high-resolution, mass-counterbalanced scale with a fast change-over, low-maintenance, industrial feeder, we believe the MSV will become the workhorse for our customers looking for an economical yet accurate feeding solution,” he said.

The MSV features quick-release, tool-free change-over of augers and tubes, rapid clean out of the V-trough feed section, easy access to all serviceable components, a modular flexible design enabling clustering of up to six feeders.

When used in conjunction with the Thayer Scale S52C instrumentation, the MSV provides a powerful control solution for free-flowing materials like plastic pellets, granules, and additives.

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