Coperion and Coperion K-Tron showcase new technologies

19 July 2021

Enthusiastic about reconnecting in person, Coperion & Coperion K-Tron will present at this year’s Powder Show. The focus will be the newest technological solutions and developments Coperion has to offer for bulk material handling processors. Coperion K-Tron will display for the first time at the Powder Show the V200 Loss-In-Weight Vibratory Feeder specifically designed for gentle handling of bulk solids and the newly redesigned single-channel WYK diverter valve for clean-in-place applications. The 4-inch valve on display is now certified according to the USDA guidelines of the sanitary design and fabrication of food, pharmaceutical, and chemical processing equipment. 

The new line of Coperion K-Tron K3 vibratory feeders features a unique, patent-pending drive system combined with an advanced control package, resulting in gentler product handling, higher accuracy, and quicker product changeover with no residual material.

The key to the K3 vibratory feeder achieving high accuracy is the ability to deliver a continuous, even product discharge with minimal pulsations. Conventional vibratory feeders use rubber or spring shock absorbers, which allow movement of the drive-in all directions, resulting in rotational motion of the tray. The unique flexible pendulum technology of the K3 vibratory feeder controls the tray movement and eliminates wasteful motion. This resulting parallel motion ensures an even material flow of the product along the entire length of the vibratory feeder tray. Standard and hygienic designs are available. The hygienic design comes with a silicone cover to enclose the complete drive assembly, making it suitable for food and pharmaceutical applications.

The Coperion WYK diverter valve has been specifically designed for CIP cleaning in conveying lines for powders and granules and is now USDA certified.