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Filling & bagging – fast, accurate, repeatable

Every gram counts: Smart weighing controllers ensure precise filling

Precision and repeat accuracy, functionality and flexibility, user-friendliness and availability – all these features are combined in the latest generation of weighing controllers from B+L Industrial Measurements. Both the miniPond 3F and the dataPond 3F are based on many years of know-how in weighing and dosing technology and, thanks to the fieldbus interface and the integrated web server, offer maximum ease of integration up to Industry 4.0.

Precise filling – ideally accurate to the gram – to avoid complaints due to underfilled packs and material giveaway due to overfilling, as well as end-of-line checking are the classic areas of application for weighing controllers in packaging processes for solid and liquid products. In addition to the actual task of weighing and the monitoring and control functions derived from it, users place special demands not only on the robustness and availability of the systems, but also on their communication capabilities.

Innovative technology as well as many years of manufacturer’s experience are needed in order to achieve reliable filling results at all times, even under unfavourable conditions. A number of well-known companies rely on the weighing controllers from B+L Industrial Measurements for various reasons. The focus is on the user-friendly miniPond 3F for its high-precision and repeatable weighing as well as on the dataPond 3F (also W&M approved), which offers an extended range of functions especially for very fast filling machines.

Both weighing controllers of B+L’s latest generation are based on the wealth of experience that our company has gathered with its predecessor versions – for example the SWA2000 – in the field of dynamic bulk solids weighing, since it was founded in 1968. The Innovative control technology with integrated web server, combined with proven weighing and dosing algorithms are key benefits for our long-standing customers.

Bag filling station for bulk materials with an SWA 2000-C controller.

The packaging machine above has two integrated dosing scales. Each of them is equipped with a dataPond 3F weighing controller. They are used to fill a wide variety of granular products such as animal feed, foodstuffs, pellets or pebbles at very high throughput rates.

Application example in the production of luting sand:
One packing group consists of three centrifugal belt packers, each controlled by a miniPond 3F unit.

dataPond 3F

High-performance weighing controller with crucial added values – specifically for fast filling processes

It enables consistently accurate filling results even in high-speed machines at cycle rates of over 2,000 fills per hour. With a wide range of integrated functions and up to 220 parameter sets, it can be optimally adapted to the task at hand.
Commissioning, parameterization, remote access and remote maintenance can also be carried out via a network using the integrated web server or fieldbus.

The EC-approved and verifiable weighing electronics of the dataPond 3F controls and monitors the complete dosing process and can be quickly switched over to other filling weights or products via 220 stored presettings. Not one gram too much and not one gram too little: dataPond 3F delivers highly precise filling results thanks to its proven digital filter technology and various automatic closed-loop controls, even with vibrations at the scales or products with different material densities.

miniPond 3F

Weighing controller for reliable and gram-accurate filling processes

Designed for medium throughput rates, the miniPond 3F filling controller ensures outstanding precision and repeatability even with difficult materials. It is versatile, very user-friendly and can be adapted to the respective task via parameters.
Commissioning, parameterization, remote access and remote maintenance can also be carried out via a network using the integrated web server or fieldbus.

The EC-approved and verifiable weighing electronics of the miniPond 3F controls and monitors the complete dosing process and can be quickly switched over to other filling weights or products via 7 stored presettings. Not one gram too much and not one gram too little: miniPond 3F delivers highly precise filling results thanks to its proven digital filter technology and automatic free-fall compensation, even with vibrations at the scales or products with different material densities.

miniPond 3P

Multifunctional weighing controller for process technology

The new miniPond 3P weighing controller from B+L offers maximum versatility and precision when filling bulk solids and liquids. Various configurable weighing modes, dosing settings and automatic functions are available. In addition, the miniPond 3P meets the relevant OIML and MID requirements for approved, verifiable weight determination – also in totalizing mode.

Thanks to integrated, fast dosing algorithms, the miniPond 3P can work autonomously without time-critical communication to the higher-level control system and thus ensure delay-free and time-optimized dosing processes. The multifunctionality of the miniPond 3P with approval for ATEX Zone 22 is underlined by its high level of integration and user-friendliness, a web server for task-specific parameterization, for remote diagnosis during operation and for remote maintenance, as well as by comprehensive connectivity options.

SWA 2000-C

The SWA 2000-C weighing controller, which has been proving its quality and reliability in use for many years, still meets the requirements of fast, modern filling machines today and is still popular with our customers. Several thousand installations worldwide speak for themselves.

The EC-approved and verifiable weighing electronics of the SWA 2000-C controls and monitors the complete dosing process and can be quickly switched over to other filling weights or products via 32 stored presettings. The SWA 2000-C delivers highly precise filling results thanks to its proven digital filter technology and various automatic closed-loop controls, even with vibrations at the scales or products with different material densities.

CT3 Central Terminal

The CT3 central terminal enables the centralized parameterization and monitoring of B+L miniPond 3F and dataPond 3F filling controllers for rotopackers and inline packers with up to 16 spouts.

With the central terminal, the adaptation of the controllers to the system parameters and the setting of filling parameters for different material types can be carried out conveniently for all spouts via the modern touch screen. In addition, each filling controller can also be individually addressed, configured and remote-controlled in all functions from the central terminal.