Batching is a concept synonymous with most products in use today – from medicines and beverages to processed food and cement.
Batching plants have been an integral part of industry – both process and manufacturing industries for a long time. They help in proper planning of resources, improved efficiency and better quality.
What is a Batching Plant?
Batching Plants help in the accurate measurement of raw materials and combine them in different predetermined proportions to create homogeneous mixtures consistently. The components of an ideal batching plant are silos, conveyors, mixers, weighing systems and control systems.
Here are some of the key benefits of using a Batching Plant in process and manufacturing industries.
1. Precise Control:
Raw materials can be measured and mixed accurately to ensure uniform properties. The quantity and ratio of the component raw materials in the mixture can be set using the programmable controller. The final mixture ensures the product’s uniform properties and quality.
2. Improved Productivity:
The control systems of a batching plant help to automate the material handling and mixing processes. This helps to improve productivity and reduce manufacturing costs.
3. More Flexibility:
One can adjust the batch sizes and production volumes for on-demand orders. This automation helps in reducing manpower for this task and redeploying it in more meaningful roles.
4. Increased Profitability:
Productivity is improved manifold due to automation replacing manpower in repetitive and precise tasks like material movement and mixing of raw materials end-to-end. Increased profitability is the result.
5. Higher Safety:
Safety is increased as operators are no longer needed to handle these often heavy equipment or hazardous chemicals. They no longer need to be involved in any kind of lifting or movement of bulk materials.
6. Ensuring Sustainability:
Optimisation of raw material usage helps to reduce waste. Sustainability is increased and environmental impact is reduced. Mandatory environmental norms are easily met.
7. Better Traceability:
Proper tracking and traceability of products is ensured end-to-end – from raw materials to finished goods. Any deviation in quality can be easily tracked and corrected.
8. Wider Range:
Various grades of products such as beverages like coffee or tea, or concrete can be created to offer customers a wider range.
Today’s market and customer requirements are constantly fluctuating, creating more pressure on Industry. On the other hand, customers are benefited by uniform quality and more range.
At MELSS, we have supplied, installed and commissioned complete batching systems including hoppers, tanks, storage tanks, pneumatic conveying equipment, valves and gates in addition to other material handling equipment to many leading companies globally. MELSS provides turnkey solutions for weighing and batching requirements. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are used along with SCADA/HMI to ensure proper synchronisation of storage with loading and unloading mechanisms.
The batching solutions from MELSS can handle a wide range of forms such as powders, granules, pellets, flakes and liquids. Industries have trusted the MELSS prowess at creating customised solutions with its expertise in both hardware and software. Contact us with your specific needs and our experts will reach out to you to provide the best-in-class solutions.