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IBC Blending, Batching, and Mixing Systems

IBC Blending, Batching, and Mixing System
IBC blending, batching, and mixing system

Dust-tight powder handling inside an IBC container!

Accurately blend, mix, and formulate recipes made of powders and other dry ingredients inside stainless steel IBC containers that contain patented cone valve technology.  Quickly and accurately blend powders, tablets, granules, pellets, seasonings, flavorings, food coatings, pharmaceuticals, and more using an in-line IBC blending system.

  • Build and formulate recipes stored in powder IBCs using discharge stations, or formulate recipes by hand with products discharged from bulk bags or dump stations into an IBC.
  • Uniformly mix and blend your recipe inside an IBC blending bin using a tumble blender.
  • Package your products as they discharge from the IBC blending bin using the mass flow cone valve to ensure your final product stays uniformly blended.
  • Reduce process down time by easily cleaning the IBC blending bin using a wash-down or blown-down process for fast reuse to re-mix the recipe or build a new recipe.
  • Easily expand your system and production line as your business grows!
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Systems and Components

complete formulation and powder mixing system using stainless steel IBC containers

IBC container under 50 lb bag dump station

Complete Formulation Systems using IBC Containers

Incorporate as many components and intermediate bulk containers as required to mix and blend precise formulations and recipes. Additional components and machines can also include silos, dust collectors, vacuum / pressure conveying systems, roller conveyors, packaging, bagging machines, walkways, and more.

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IBC Tumble Blender
powder mixing and blending inside IBC using IBC tumble blender

IBC Blending with a Tumble Blender

Mix and blend powders and other dry ingredients directly inside the IBC blending system using a tumble blender. This greatly reduces the number of product transfers and also provides a sanitary food grade mixing and blending process with minimum dust, damage, or product degradation.

  • The IBC Tumble blender consists of a free standing steel frame structure with a trunnion mounted rotating cage to hold the IBC.
  • The IBC is loaded and unloaded by forklift truck.
  • The cone valve located at the bottom of IBC is automatically locked into place.
  • Once the access gate is locked, the operator starts the tumble blender.
  • The cage rotates at a predetermined speed and duration to mix and blend ingredients inside the IBC.

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stainless steel ibc containers that are stackable and food grade
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Portable IBC Containers

These portable IBC containers are designed for storing, transporting, screening, grinding, feeding, weighing, and blending of powders and dry ingredients. The integrated cone valve design promotes and controls product flow, while minimizing dust and keeping a uniform mix and distribution of product as it discharges into downstream machines and systems.

  • These stainless steel IBC containers include a cone valve to promote the uniform discharge of blended materials.
  • Use these IBCs with a discharge station for automatic connection without manual intervention for dust tight powder handling.
  • Easily add more IBC containers as your business or blending line grows.
  • IBC volumes range from 500L to 3,000L.
  • These IBCs are stackable and can be moved using a forklift saving valuable floor space.
  • Choose contact and non-contact parts for your process.

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Cone Valve used inside IBC for Discharge of Blended Powders Granules

Cone Valve Technology

A patented cone valve is integrated into each stainless steel IBC container. When lifted, material is accurately discharged in such a way as to avoid bridging, rat-holing, and segregation that happens with traditional butterfly or slide-gate valves. The cone valve also provides a good level of dust containment for powders used in formulating drink mixes, cake mix recipes, pharmaceuticals, or specialty chemicals.

  • The IBC cone valve eliminates bridging, rat-holing, segregation of ingredients, and material flow problems.
  • It also eliminates poor flow problems caused by traditional butterfly valves or slide-gate valves.
  • A dust-tight seal is made between the cone valve and actuator when the IBC is lowered onto a discharge station.

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ISL Cone Valve for IBC Blending and Mixing

IBC Filling System

The cyclonic design of the IBC fill head ensures maximum dust containment. The fill head can only be lowered once the IBC is in position. A sensor on the fill head ensures the IBC lid is removed before filling. The floor locator ensures that the IBC is placed directly under the fill head with the cone valve aligned.

  • This IBC filling system can be used with manual loading or automated batching.
  • Use it to load an IBC from a bulk silo.
  • It is also compatible with a 50 pound bag dump station.
  • Unload from big bags or dispensers into an IBC.

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IBC disharge station with mounting frame and vibrator

IBC Discharge and Dosing Station

The discharge and dosing station safely and hygienically discharges powders and dry ingredients from a storage IBC into a blending IBC or other downstream process system like loss-in-weight feeders, mixers, packaging machines, or conveyors.

As the IBC is lowered onto the discharge station, the IBC outlet engages into the station's top line and the IBC's cone valve locates onto the station's central probe.  This creates a dust tight seal between the IBC and discharge station. 

When the IBC container is empty, it is lifted off of the discharge station and the IBC outlet remains sealed into the top liner just after the valve re-seats in the IBC outlet.  This means that the product is never exposed before, during, or after discharge.

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IBC Washing and Drying

IBC Washing and Drying Systems

Automatically wash, sanitize, and dry IBC containers without any downtime at the production level. System components can include a water heater, water pressurized system, air cleaning system, and dehumidifier.

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