This picture shows a automatic formulation installation for the production of baby powder in Switzerland.
A SoliValve250 cone valve system is used to discharge automatically and dust-free the collated recipe in a receiving hopper that will pneumatically transfer the powder to a wet mixer.
This picture show an automatic installation for premixes for baby food. 
Moving carts equiped with SoliValve 100 systems will automatically move and connect to each ingredient hopper in order to dose the right amount of powder, with a high precision and totally dust-free.

Micro Ingredient Formulation

In most industries using powders, product differentiation is generated by the proportion of the components into the mixed product. Whether dispensing is done manually or automatically, there will always be a need to blend at least two ingredients to create a new product.

Formulation has always been the Achille heel of processing plants, it requires high involvement (of capital equipment or labor) for a fraction of the total weight handled in the plant. But it is so crucial to operate in a repeatable/reliable way to deliver quality products to their customers that the industry continues to look for new and innovative solutions in this domain.

It is only with deep understanding of the plant requirements, that a formulation installation shall be designed.

Typical information required comprises: number of batches per shift/day when process is in batch - tonnage per day in continuous manufacturing, number of ingredients per recipe and their weighment range, incompatibility of ingredients, operator exposure level, type of packaging of the raw material intake, zoning etc.

We invite you to contact us to discuss the specifics of your application in details to see if SoliValve® can be applied for your project.

You will find here below various systems that have been built by Visval or by Visval partners and system integrators to give you a flavor of configuration and typical capabilities.