Replacing electronic meters, Vogtlin High-Precision Thermal Mass Flow Controllers provide greater precision and faster response in controlling the amount of air for marshmallow production cycles. While the application requires at least 1% accuracy, the Vogtlin MEMS sensor technology offers 0.5% accuracy with faster response time. While flow rate of the clean air depends on the capacity of the production, the maximum value is around 2.5-3.0 ft3/min (70 NLPM).
TRICOR Coriolis Mass Flow Meters from AW-Lake Company provide accurate measurement of marshmallow viscosity at approximately 0.3 to 0.4% accuracy for each cycle, depending on mounting position or straight pipe length. As a medium-sized marshmallow production line that produces 20 – 25 tons/day on a 24/7 schedule, flow meters must accurately measure the amount of mixture to ensure an accurate amount of the final product. With the accurate flow measurement from the TCM 028K Coriolis Mass Flow Meter, operators can check the amount of the final product at the end of a process before the packing process with a weight system. Without using this mass flow meter, the manufacturer previously used at least three weighing machines prior to packing.
As the pump and globe valve on the production line is controlled by a programmable logic controller using 4-20mA output from the Mass Flow Meters, operators can easily change flow rate depending on production and reference the amount in each production cycle to determine the total amount of clean air. In addition to providing greater response than previous instrumentation with greater production accuracy, the Coriolis Mass Flow Meters reduce production and maintenance costs.Click here for related articles and newsSearch for flow equipment manufacturers in our equipment guide
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AW-Lake Company, a TASI Group company, is a leading North American design, manufacturing and service company of flow measurement technology for the fluid control needs of various industries, including oil & gas, chemical processing, paints & coatings, hydraulics & pneumatics, food processing, and fluid power. Together with its global sister ...