Custom Powder Systems, Springfield, Missouri, USA, has introduced the Metal Powder Packaging System, designed to address the specific challenges of dispensing and packaging large quantities of metal powders. With its advanced features, it aims to improve packing efficiency in the Additive Manufacturing industry.
Problems in traditional dispensing processes are intended to be solved by transitioning from bulk manufacturing lines to a manual dispensing step. This step involves weighing precise quantities into smaller containers for shipping. The system utilises a manual conveyor and an integrated scale with a digital readout under the discharge tubes, enabling high measurement accuracy.
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The design prioritises safety by incorporating a vacuum exhaust filtering system to maintain a clean and controlled environment during the packaging process. A lift-up gull wing door design provides easy access. Moreover, in-and out-feed airlocks actively prevent cross-contamination, whilst a manually controlled inert environment helps to preserve product quality.
The primary application of the Metal Powder Packaging System is at the end of manufacturing processes. Here, atomised products are mixed, screened, and dispensed into containers for distribution. This design is intended to significantly benefit high-purity powders used in industries like aerospace and medical fields.
This system is engineered for environments where contact with oxygen is restricted or undesirable. It safeguards the integrity of metal powders and includes optional features for automation and customisation based on specific industry needs. By mitigating the risks of oxidation, static discharge, and off-gassing, it enables powders to maintain their quality throughout the packaging process.
The Metal Powder Packaging System offers the following features as upgrades:
- 316L stainless steel construction
- Automated lidding systems, bottle filling and bottle indexing
- Bottle clamp for securing lid
- Bottle labelling systems
- Custom sizes
- Drum dispensing through floor
- Fugitive dust collection systems
- Humidity monitoring
- IBC charging system
- Internal accessory ports (for additional equipment)
- O2 monitoring
- PLC environmental controls
- Polished welds
- UL certified panel