INGREDIENT MASTERS: Portable Screw Feeder
Using a simple cordless drill, the Buzz Screw Feeder dispenses most dry bulk materials quickly, precisely, and easily, according to the company.
Ingredient Masters recently introduced the Buzz Screw™ Feeder, a compact, lightweight, and portable dispenser reportedly designed to bridge the gap between expensive automated screw feeders and the laborious hand scooping of dry materials. Using a simple cordless drill, the Buzz Screw Feeder dispenses most dry bulk materials quickly, precisely, and easily, according to the company. Featuring an easy-to-clean design, the system is reportedly ideal for applications such as lab adds, minor ingredient adds, and smaller scale batching operations.
The Buzz Screw Feeder is constructed with all food-grade materials and features a stainless steel screw auger. A hex nut on the Buzz Screw drive shaft accepts the socket of a cordless drill to drive the auger. The operator regulates dispensing speed through the speed of the drill to quickly meter out the bulk of material needed. A hand wheel on the Buzz Screw Feeder is used for final precision to achieve target weight.
The Buzz Screw Feeder is available in two sizes: the 175 series can dispense at a rate of up to 1.25 cu ft/min (dependent on material characteristics), while the 250 series is capable of up to 3.45 cu ft/min. The Buzz Screw Feeder can be attached to a variety of surge hoppers, including the full line of Ingredient Masters’ dispensers ranging in size from 8 to 175 cu ft. The modular design of the Buzz Screw Feeder allows for stand-alone, in-line, and carousel arrangements, in addition to automated-drive options.
For more information, visit www.ingredientmasters.com.