The best transition from manual batching is semi-automatic. Let’s discuss this just a bit. Manual Batching = Messy Lot Tracking, Weighing Errors, Unacceptable Scrap and Material Loss. First Step Solution = Semi-Automatic Batching.
The Hand Prompt Batching Station is the best transition from manual batching and is a semi-automatic batching system that still requires operator involvement through each step in the batching process, but provides automated operator instructions or prompting, ingredient validation and lot tracking, automatic weighing with over/under tolerance control, etc.
The Hand Prompt Batching Station serves a wide range of industrial applications where the negative effects of time consuming and problematic manual batching needs to be eliminated. The Hand Prompt Batching Station is the most affordable of the semi-automatic systems and will eliminate bad batches that result from operator error and interruption. The operator no longer needs to keep track of where he is in the batching process, the automated Hand Prompt Batching Station does that for him automatically. No missed ingredients! No bad batches!
Application Example – PetFood
The hand prompt batching in PetFood application example using the semi-automatic hand prompt batching system is at a pet food (treats) manufacturing plant in the “small cold extrusion” process.
Hand Prompt Batching Systems
Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. designs and manufactures Hand Prompt Stations (above picture shown with optional bag dump) to meet the specific requirements of each customer as needed. The Hand Prompt Batching Station serves a wide range of industrial applications where the negative effects of time consuming and problematic manual batching needs to be eliminated.