GR Metrology

A Customized Drum Filling System

 

A premier producer of cemented carbide, diamond and cubic boron nitride products contacted GRM to engineer a complex drum filling system. A process was planned to have powder sifted through screens to categorize it by size into the appropriate drum. They needed a method of process control where an operator would not be required to watch each drum as it filled. An automated system was implemented to prevent overflow and error.

To free up their time and resources, we installed 3 scales under roll conveyors to maximize process flow. The scales measure the density of the powder and are programmed to send a signal to shut the system down once a threshold is met. A custom software is programmed inside the indicator to control the vibratory feeder and inform users which drums are full.

The installed software is 100% customized to their specific measurement process. This automated system saves time and resources, minimizes error and allows the operators to focus on more imperative matters.  Contact GRM to discuss how we can optimize your process!

 

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