Flexiplant®

Introduction

FLEXIPLANT is a pre-built modular unit designed for batch manufacturing of dry powder and granular products with fully automated operations. FLEXIPLANT specific design enables to process a large number of products and recipes.

 

Modular mixing plant
 

 

modular-mixing-plant for all industrial batch processes using dry powder, granules and pellets and other bulk solids

FLEXIPLANT is a pre-built modular unit designed for batch manufacturing of dry powder and granular products with fully automated operations. FLEXIPLANT specific design enables to process a large number of products and recipes.

FLEXIPLANT process description

    • Loading process step: batch hoppers are filled with raw bulk materials constituting the recipe of the final product.
    • Mixing process step: the filled batch hopper is unloaded into the mixer before the mixing process.

FLEXIPLANT is CE marked and designed for use in explosive atmospheres (compliant with the ATEX EU directive), ensures safe handling of CMR substances and is suitable for use in the food industry.

FLEXIPLANT is designed for all industrial mixing processes using dry powder, granules, pellets and other bulk solids

Basic module

  • Rotation conveyor: a carmodular-mixing-plant for all industrial batch processes using dry powder, granules and pellets and other bulk solidsousel conveyor with four fixed arms, the upper ends of which support a batch hopper. The body of the carousel rotates a quarter turn from one processing step to the next.
  • Batch hoppers: hoppers designed to receive the batch quantity
  • Skip conveyor: a conveyor that raises the filled batch hopper over the mixer
  • Mixer and receiving hopper

  Configurable and combinable elements

  • Batch hopper
  • Mixer
  • Small quantity additive storage hoppers, dosing screws and weighing hoppers
  • Large quantity storage silos and dosing screws
  • Super sacks, big bags and sack unloading equipment
  • Process control solution

Standard auxiliary equipment

  • Central dust collection system, batch weighing hopper maintenance equipment, compressed air production system

Optional

  • Upstream and downstream processing equipment (e.g. sand dryer, sieve, packing line, palletizer)
  • Recycling equipment
  • Mixer optional features (e.g. cleaning-in-place system, auxiliary outlet, discharging, high speed choppers)

 
Configuration examples
 

Storage of raw materials in silos outside the processing building + automatic feeding

Storage of raw materials in silos outside the processing building + automatic feeding

Big bag discharge system + automatic feeding

Big bag discharge system + automatic feeding

Storage hoppers + automatic feeding + manual loading

Storage hoppers + automatic feeding + manual loading

Multi-module configuration

Multi-module configuration

 
Benefits
 

performances of Flexiplant

Performance

  • By using the carousel conveying system with the 4 batch hoppers, manufacturers can process 4 production batches simultaneously and reduce production cycle time to under 3 minutes per batch.
  • Plant automation ensures short set-up times. FLEXIPLANT can be supplied with PRODOSE management control software which has specifically been designed for batch processes and manages all process manufacturing steps. Thanks to PRODOSE flexibility, no reprogramming is required when new additional equipment is added.

 

Reduced investment costs

Reduced investment costs

  • FLEXIPLANT can easily be installed in an existing building due to its compact design (compact footprint and low height).
  • Greatly reduced civil engineering works.

 

 

Low maintenance requirements

Low maintenance requirements

The FLEXIPLANT concept as well as the robustness and sustainability of ACTEMIUM’s equipment ensures reliable batch operations and reduces maintenance costs.

 

No No risk of cross contamination

No risk of cross contamination

Batch hoppers are easy to remove and clean. The mixer is available with a Cleaning-In-Place system.

 

Scalability

Scalability

FLEXIPLANT characteristics offer manufacturers the possibility of expanding the number of raw materials and increasing capacity with low additional investment costs, by adding new storage, weighing, dosing or bulk handling equipment around the carousel at each process step. FLEXIPLANT is easy and quick to reconfigure.

 

Time-to-market

Time-to-market

Delivery time is significantly shortened thanks to standard manufacturing processes, equipment design, and Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI). Each module is pre-mounted, pre-cabled and tested in the workshop before shipment thus reducing assembly time on site and making FLEXIPLANT easy to move.

 
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