The Optifeed atmospheric powder induction system provides rapid introduction and wetting out of dry solids and/or liquid ingredients. As a result, the Optifeed processes 50-200 pounds/minute depending on model and process conditions.
Specifically designed for the meat and poultry industry, the Optifeed-EZ powder feed system is the preferred option. With a simplified design for higher viscosity brines and marinades, all models offer ergonomic benefits:
- Reduced risk of operator injury or accidents
- Fast ingredient addition
- Reduced mix times
- Improved yields
The system utilizes an ergonomic waist-high hopper for the addition of all ingredients required in the mix. The material is conveyed into the tank at rates over 100 pounds per minute with our standard 2″ model. Compare our powder induction models for all your ergonomic high viscosity, and shear requirements.
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HOW IT WORKS
The Optifeed™ OES-VPI includes a high performance powder suction pump that inducts up to 200 pounds per minute for powders or solids.
For materials that easily dissolve or are suspended, the OES-VPI discharge is sent on to the next step in the process. If materials require shear to properly disperse, deagglomerate or emulsify, this requires re-circulation. That means use of a batch tank with an in-tank high shear mixer. Alternately, the material can be processed through a DynaShear or Boston Shearmill for in-line high shear mixing, without the need of a batch mixer.
Basic Rules for Use
- Maximum viscosity before or after ingredient introduction is 2500 cps.
- Maximum allowable head on discharge side is 10 psi. If head loss exceeds recommended levels, a booster pump on the discharge piping should be installed.
- Minimum incoming flow rate for the system is 35 GPM.
Most noteworthy, one significant point for all users of powder induction equipment to be aware of: It is very difficult to control with absolute precision, the volume of the en-trained material and its instantaneous ratio to the motive liquid. Most often, powder induction systems are mounted in a batch mixing process to insure the desired recipes are achieved.