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 small processors to major food producers, feeding technology from Scaletron ensures that ingredients are accurately dispensed, mixed, and processed. Whether it’s flour, sugar, spices, or other dry or semi-dry ingredients, our feeders ensure that the right amount of each component is introduced into the production process. This accuracy is essential for maintaining the taste, texture, and overall quality of food products.

Meeting the Feeding Needs of the Food Processing Industry

In addition to maintaining product consistency, we meet the needs of food processors by enhancing overall efficiency, hygiene and sanitation. The ability of our volumetric feeders to deliver materials at a consistent rate helps optimize production lines by reducing waste and minimizing downtime. Stainless steel construction makes them easy to clean, resistant to corrosion and ensures that there is no risk of contamination from the feeder itself. Features like quick-disconnect mechanisms simplify maintenance and cleaning procedures.

Furthermore, our volumetric screw feeders can be equipped with advanced control systems, such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and sensors, allowing for real-time monitoring and adjustment of feed rates. This adaptability ensures that any changes in production requirements can be accommodated promptly, without sacrificing quality or efficiency.

Snack Food Processing

Typical dry or semi-dry food ingredients include:

  • Flour, sugar and salt
  • Enzymes, emulsifiers, stabilizers, texturizers and preservatives
  • Spices, seasoning and flavors

Scaletron’s volumetric feeders can be found in many food processing feeding applications including:

  • Bakery, biscuits, cookies, crackers and deserts
  • Cereals and snack foods
  • Chocolate and confectionery
  • Dairy and milk products
  • Noodles and rice
  • Pet food

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: