Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. offers customized micro ingredient weighing systems to create a batch of material that requires accurately measured ingredients, which is critical to the batch integrity. These micro weighing systems (a.k.a. micro ingredient systems or micro ingredient batching systems) can be semi-automatic or fully automatic. As a part of our micro weighing systems, we offer supply bins, feeders, automatic bin refilling, work platforms, raw material bag handling equipment, dust collection, and batched material conveying equipment (pneumatic and mechanical). Micro weighing systems are those which have typical weighment sizes up to around 50lbs (23kg).
We offer a variety of feeding devices for the micro weighing systems that are chosen based upon the best solution for the specific application, through material product feasibility studies. For the screw or auger feeder selection, considerations include: 1) the industry (Petfood, food, feed, agricultural or industrial), and 2) demands of the application. For industrial applications we offer a Standard Duty design, or Heavy Duty design for different bin sizes and ingredient loads. We also offer Agricultural and Food Grade design feeders for these specific applications. Selection is typically driven by the products bulk density and the environment of the application. Standard feeder designs range from 2 to 6 inches. Size selection is depending upon accuracy and rate requirements. We also offer systems with vibratory feeders. depending upon the application, where screw (auger type) feeders are not appropriate or the best choice.