Custom-Engineered Multi-Ingredient Batching Systems
When dealing with multi-ingredient bulk-processing systems, one of the most difficult tasks can be accurately tracking and weighing all the system’s many ingredients. Faced with that challenge, many manufacturers consider, and ultimately implement, automatic batching systems. If you must keep track of many ingredients, full accountability and traceability for each one can prove to be particularly problematic.
Typically, manual multi-ingredient systems involve employees scooping ingredients by hand into a process container. Material can be spilled or wasted after being left in the bottom of a mostly-emptied bag. Not only is it a messy system, it can lead to cross-contamination between batches and result in missed ingredients and inaccurate batches.
Many multi-ingredient systems can involve batching hundreds of ingredients. Any number of factors – large and small – can influence the engineering and prove vital to developing the most efficient multi-ingredient batching system. It’s essential that a customer be involved in the conception of an initial automated-batching system design. Their influence will impact the end-system’s success or failure. Therefore, BPS depends on a close relationship and collaboration with any customer looking for a bulk-processing batching solution.
Although making the switch to an automated-batching system may seem like an easy decision, many companies fail to make the move altogether or only transition partially to a semi-automated system. There are many factors that could influence the end design, but it’s important that you explore any benefits. You can look at everything from cost savings to changing the way you currently receive all your ingredients.
With a manual system in place, it may seem fiscally irresponsible to change your storage system. However, if you think forward to a fully-automated operation, it’s likely you will find that swapping out your storage system will benefit you in the long run.
Additionally, we consider all aspects of your facility’s size, space and layout when we create a custom-engineered system. As a result, we can select equipment and create equipment configurations to use your space in the best way possible. It’s also important to consider making many parts of the system portable so that equipment can be easily emptied and cleaned as needed.
If you are still unsure whether a multi-ingredient batching system is right for you, contact one of our customer service representatives who will help you identify the best solution for your business needs.