Powder Metering at another level
Trantec solids handling is a leading supplier and manufacturer of high quality, powder handing equipment to the solids handling industry. Founded in 1997, the company has embraced innovation and offers services in 3D printing, CNC machine and CAM/CAD technology.
Renowned as a market leader, its client base encompasses an array of industries including food, pharmaceutical, chemical, environmental and plastics. Central to Trantec’s manufacturing excellence is the constant strive to reduce customer’s downtime and to provide solutions for complicated problems. To achieve this, it has leveraged its in-house CNC manufacturing technology by developing and testing the nano feeder for micro powder dosing. This has allowed the company to attain accurate feed rates below 5 grams per hour with this powder metering technology.
Speed and accuracy form an integral part of Trantec’s manufacturing process and is cited as an essential requirement by its customers. As a manufacturer of prototypes and low volume production parts, Trantec handles a broad spectrum of unique components. It is, therefore, crucial that their micro-dosing solution is capable of accurately achieving the required feed rates while keeping downtime low.
Trantec were also faced with the challenge of coming up with new techniques of manufacture and tighter tolerances than usual due to the miniaturisation of the nano feeder. Therefore, it was crucial to maintain the existing design and in response to customer demands.
In a bid to overcome the limitations of traditional methods of design and manufacture, Trantec adopted their in-house CNC manufacturing technology to produce concept components. The 3D printed parts were assembled into a working prototype which allowed actual material trials on feed rates and accuracy.
Another vital component of Trantec’s ethos is its commitment to innovation and growth. With industry 4.0 being the hot topic within the last few years, the company enhanced the design of the feeder to the highest specification, with the introduction of metal detectable blue silicone gaskets, PFTE dry running shaft seals and dismantling without tools for easy clean.
The fundamental tenet of Trantec quality policy is its commitment to delivering quality parts faster, than any other manufacturer, and meeting or exceeding customer’s expectations.