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1. (WO2018038601) DOSING UNIT FOR DOSING SINGULATED PARTICLES OR GRANULES TO A BLENDING RECIPE AND METHOD THEREFOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/038601    International Application No.:    PCT/NL2017/050517
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 04 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G01F 11/24
Applicants: MOVACOLOR B.V.
Inventors: AUKES, Jelte Jetse
Title: DOSING UNIT FOR DOSING SINGULATED PARTICLES OR GRANULES TO A BLENDING RECIPE AND METHOD THEREFOR
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a dosing unit and method for dosing singulated particles or granules to a blending recipe. The dosing unit according to the invention comprises: a housing with an inlet for the particles or granules, and a storage compartment for the particles or granules; a suction channel that is provided in the housing; a rotatable transfer element with one or more suction openings that moves relative to the suction channel and is provided between the suction channel and the storage compartment such that one particle of granule is picked up by one of the one or more openings and carried from the storage compartment to the blending recipe for dosing; a singulator configured for singulating the particles or granules when transferred by one of the one or more openings of the transfer element; a sensor configured for proactively measuring the dosing of a singulated particle or granule; a controller configured for receiving a measurement signal from the sensor prior to the actual dosing of the particle or granule to the blending recipe and capable of correcting the dosing; and an outlet for providing the singulated particles or granules to the blending recipe.