Custom Engineered - Semi- Automatic Dye Batching

Custom Engineered - Semi- Automatic Dye Batching from Kontrols & Industrial Weighing

By: Kontrols & Industrial Weighing  23-May-2011
Keywords: Scales, Weighing, Batch Control

Kayser Hosiery approached Kontrols & Industrial Weighing with  a challenging project. They were having problems producing consistent colour results. Furthermore, when a batch was completed, no documentation was provided to state the amounts that were filled, making quality assurance impossible. Kontrols & Industrial Weighing came up with a solution using a PR1713 controller and a multi-component batching software to accurately produce consistent colouring and provide documentation of each batch.

The original system used manual balls for batching their dyes and a simple scale. The results were inconsistent, hence Kontrols & Industrial Weighing was called to improve the accuracy and provide documentation of each batch.

Kontrols & Industrial Weighing provided Kayser Hoisery with a semi-automatic system to improve the batching accuracy. Printouts were made as each batch was completed. This allowed for each batch to be checked before it was added to the product. The printed documentation was customised to meet the requirements of Kayser.

The basic operation of the system is as follows:
1. Put the bucket on the scale
2. Press the button for product to fill
3. Enter set point on PR1713 keypad and press enter
4. Remove the bucket when filling is complete

The technologies used for this system were; PR1713 system controller, I/O card to operate the solenoid valves and the PR1713 in-built serial card port made communication with the printer possible.

The flexibility of the PR1713 system controller is ideal for almost every weighing system including:
check-weighing, batch control, flow control, filling systems, blending systems and truck weighing.

To read the full application note visit our website:

Keywords: Batch Control, Batch Weighing, Scales, Weighing,

Contact Kontrols & Industrial Weighing


Print this page

Other examples of best work from Kontrols & Industrial Weighing

Custom Engineered - Weight Batching of Lime in Gold from Kontrols & Industrial Weighing thumbnail

Custom Engineered - Weight Batching of Lime in Gold

Cost effective and low maintenance batching of Lime in Gold extraction process

Custom Engineered - Yogurt Blending from Kontrols & Industrial Weighing thumbnail

Custom Engineered - Yogurt Blending

Improving the accuracy of the fruit distribution in yogurt