for solids processing plants


Automation and storage, automation and discharge

The storage of large bulk solids quantities is realized in silos, big-bags and containers, equipped with automatic discharge aids for a safe extraction of the required product amount from the container. In case of larger capacities the bags emptying is made automatically; at smaller discharge capacities the manual discharge process is usually supported by mechanical devices (such as hoists).

Automation and conveying

The application of automation technologies in the field of bulk solids transport - comprising both mechanical systems (screw conveyors, bucket elevators, chain conveyors) and also pneumatic systems (conveying under overpressure and by vacuum, fluidized bed chutes) has a very strong impact on production and productivity. It allows to transport even very large bulk quantities in a reliable and safe manner over great distances without human intervention.

Automation and metering, automation and weighing

In the field of metering and weighing the automation allows higher metering accuracies and has - besides of an productivity increase - mainly an impact on the product quality. Of great importance are the production records and batch protocols recorded and filed by the recipe management system.

The Hosokawa Group's primary centre of expertise for process automation is Hosokawa Solids Solutions, with locations in Germany and Spain. Hosokawa Solids Solutions has more than 50 years of experience in bulk materials handling systems. Discover Hosokawa Solids Solutions’ complete range of process automation solutions.


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