Fastfeed Powder Induction and Dispersion System
Induct & Disperse Your Powder Ingredients Faster!
The Admix Fastfeed delivers the latest technology in high performance ergonomic feeding and dispersion of dry ingredients into mix tanks.
The Fastfeed Powder Induction & Dispersion System
The Fastfeed is an integrated, skid-mounted inline powder induction and dispersion system that uses a specially designed powder suction pump and proven high shear mixing technology for rapid incorporation and wetting out of difficult powders.
This powder induction system is unlike any other, which typically relies on an eductor, venturi, or negative pressure generated by a high-speed mix head. The Fastfeed uses a high performance powder suction pump that vacuum conveys up to 500 pounds per minute of any powder, including hard to handle soy proteins, starches, phosphates, spices and powdered broth.
The design of the Fastfeed allows for continuous powder suction even as the viscosity and solids level increase, ensuring that the system will never plug or foul.
Powder feed rates are easily adjustable through regulating valves that can be automated to ensure that the proper concentration of dry materials are added quickly and effectively. Complete 100% dispersion of powders is guaranteed as the powder slurry mixture is passed through the high speed, high shear DynaShear, where many applications are finished with one pass through the system. When full hydration of gums is required, the slurry can be recirculated through the Fastfeed creating a perfect blend of fully functional ingredients in minutes not hours as is the case with a conventional batch tank.
The table below illustrates typical powder feed rates of our Fastfeed.
Performance Table for Fastfeed
||Typical Max. Concentration|
|Dairy Powders (NFDM)||200||300||52%|
|FF-425||7.5 HP @ 1800 RPM||7.5 HP @ 3600 RPM||3.4 cubic ft||2” Ø TriClamp inlet 2” Ø TriClamp outlet|
|FF-575||15 HP @ 1800 RPM||20 HP @ 3600 RPM||3.4 cubic ft.||2.5” Ø TriClamp inlet 3” Ø TriClamp outlet|
Advanced Powder Induction and Dispersion
How it Works
The Fastfeed combines the suction capability of a “vacuum pump,” with the wetting out and shearing capabilities of a high speed, high shear, inline mixer. The system is ergonomic and easy-to-use, as powder is fed from bags at floor level into a waist-high hopper.
Powder bridging or ratholing is eliminated by the combination of the suction pump creating a constant vacuum within the flow stream, aided by a mechanical vibrator for the more challenging ingredients.
Once powder is sucked in through the pump, instantaneous shearing and fluidization of the powder begins, and this slurry is quickly pumped through the DynaShear inline high shear mixer providing droplet and soft particle size reduction down to 4 – 5 microns upon exiting the unit.
Powder feed rate is controlled with factory settings, ensuring controlled but rapid dispersion at the proper concentrations to prevent product slugs or premature hydration.
While many ingredients can be 100% dispersed with one pass, the Fastfeed pump and skid should be configured on a recirculation loop for multiple passes through the DynaShear. A single Fastfeed skid can also be used to feed multiple tanks.
All contact surfaces are 316L with welds blended and polished
NEMA 4X control panel
Optional wand for liquid additions
Optional double mechanical seal for abrasive applications