Auger Feed/Blend Control
The Auger Feed/Blend Control is a microprocessor based control system
which provided for the mixing of three hoppers of plastic pellets.
The hopper had three motor driven volumetric augers.
The augers ran for a period of time each at their own speed,
as required to satisfy the volume of a large blend tank.
Once the hopper was full, the augers stopped and the blend motor was
activated for a predetermined period of time to ensure thorough blending.
After blending, an air cylinder was activated to dump the contents into
a supply hopper from which product was taken automatically via a
vacuum system to production.