Food Processing Industry Market

A Leader in Dry Materials Feeders for Food Processing Applications

Volumetric Screw Feeder with Vibratory Agitator
Model VMF-90D™ Volumetric Screw Feeder with Vibratory Agitator

Scaletron is a leader in dry materials feeding technology for volumetric screw feeders used in food processing environments. We manufacture a complete line of rugged, automatic metering screw feeders that are specifically designed for dispensing dry powdered or pelletized materials into a secondary process. Feeders are available with a gravimetric feed option with a built-in scale and a range of loading options from bag loaders to direct feed from silos.

From poultry, pork, beef and other livestock growers to major food producers and processors weighing technology from Scaletron ensures that the proper levels of chemicals are injected into the water systems to prevent contamination and disease.

Water sanitation is critical for an animal’s health. Water systems can become contaminated either from groundwater sources or from the environment in the barn. In poultry production, for example, an entire flock (seasonal crop) can be lost by mishandling the drinking water.

Meeting the Feeding Needs of the Food Processing Industry

We meet the needs of the poultry and livestock growers and producers by providing reliable, accurate and safe methods to weigh chemicals used to treat water; reduce bacteria and disease; and meet health regulations and standards.

Chemicals used during this process are stored in a 150 lb. cylinder or a ton cylinder as a liquefied gas. Chlorinated water is used to reduce bacteria, however, the dosing must be very precise. Monitoring the feed rates via weight is vital to maintaining the purity of the water. If a cylinder is not replaced or refilled before it is depleted, the proper amount of purifying chemicals will not be added to the water, posing serious health issues for the livestock.

Snack Food Processing

Chemicals that need to be weighed are highly corrosive if used in the wrong amounts and toxic, requiring safe handling. Typical chemicals include:

Sulfur dioxide

Scaletron’s volumetric feeders can be found in many poultry and livestock production applications including:

Poultry feeding water treatment
Pig and hog production
Cattle and beef processing
Other livestock and animal production

Whether the application requires a standard or custom volumetric feeding system, Scaletron’s engineers will help find the right solution to best meet your feeding needs.

Scaletron Feeder Models Designed for Food Processing Applications

Volumetric Screw Feeder with FIBC Bulk Bag (Super Sack) Unloader
Model VMF-28 BB™ Volumetric Screw Feeder with FIBC Bulk Bag (Super Sack) Unloader

Typical models include:

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