Case Studies & Articles


  • Van Beek

    Controlling mass flows in screw conveyors

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    Van Beek, Drunen the Netherlands, reports that it is now possible to provide accurate real time monitoring of how much product a screw conveyor is handling.
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  • DataReporter

    Penko makes data accessible

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    Everything revolves around data, and more so every day. Instead of hardware, the emphasis now lies on software; especially the accessibility of data. Datareporter, a package by Penko that serves to make data accessible, is a good example. Whereby it goes way beyond weighing and dosing
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  • Mosa

    PENKO optimizes tile manufacturer dosing process

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    For an improvement in the production environment Royal Mosa took weighing specialist Penko Engineering BV in Ede by the elbow. The tile producer can now be sure that all the raw materials of a recipe are dosed correctly, while the flexibility of the production is increased.
    Royal Mosa, the Maastricht tile manufacturer, carries an extensive portfolio of products, for which arange of raw materials is required. 
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    Flexible bakery ingredients supplier responds to trend

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    More and more people suffer from allergies and coeliac disease and sensitivity to peanuts and other nuts.
    Broer Bakkerijgrondstoffen decided on a increase in capacity to respond to this trend. The company invested in a separate production area for allergen free mixes, for the artisan baker and industry. The dosing and weighing needs to be done ver accurately. Conclusion after three months in operation: the automatic recipe machine that was purchased for this purpose appears to be extremely reliable.           
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    Control of total flow of goods

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    Tracking and tracing is an issue that is topical for many years in many segments of the
    processing industry. The ongoing product liability is forcing manufacturers to link their production processes to their administrative processes.
     
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  • Molenaar Concrete Industry in Goes (NL)

    Honouring the small.....

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    Molenaar Betonindustrie is a manufacturer of specialized concrete construction products, such as cover spacers, formwork spacers and formwork accessories. Despite of being relatively small elements, they are essential parts for concrete constructions and concrete products. Indeed, they determine the position of where reinforcement is place inside the formwork of the concrete construction.


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    SESVanderhave

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    Automation expert ensures high-quality production SESVanderHave updates its beet seed pelleting process SESVanderHave, located in Tienen, Belgium, is one of the largest beet seed producers in the world. There are many requirements for seed handling that must be met during production, including the application of a special coating made out of an inert wood flour carrier.


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  • Eliminating Strenuous Pushing and Pulling for Ambulance Workers

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    First responders and emergency workers are expected to be on call seven days a week, 24 hours a day, ready to help immediately and quickly. Improved work conditions make it easier to do that, but lifting patients on stretchers in and out of ambulances can be very difficult.


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  • Daavision The Perfect Solution

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    Daavision is a Dutch manufacturing company specializing in the production of additives on the basis of organic acids for animal feed.  One of their objectives is to combat mortality in young animals and to reduce the amount of antibiotics in livestock simply by providing better nutrients.

    Here is what Daavision has to say...

    “Ever since we started building our factory, PENKO has been the partner who not only provided all the weighing equipment, but also the software that forms the heart of our production. During the 8 years of cooperation, PENKO has advised and aided us in expanding, innovating and professionalizing our facility. With the custom-made software PENKO developed for us, we are not only able to run our factory according our own desires, but also in accordance with a number of environmental and quality related laws and legislation.”

       -Ejal Heijman – Daavision B.V.


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    Kookaburra The Perfect Solution

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    Typically we find weighing and dosing applications in the process automation industry where material is either combined to form a final product, and/or packaging is done by weight. Kookaburra Sport PTY Ltd had a challenge of a different kind for PENKO. They implemented a FLEX2100 for grading a natural product in the process of manufacturing Cricket balls.

    Here is what Kookaburra has to say....

    "We are extremely happy with the end result. The system was designed, manufactured and tested in a timely fashion and performed as promised."

       - P.Thompson, Director Kookaburra Sport PTY Ltd


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  • Bolidt "control of four mass flows"

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    The strength of Bolidt is the development, production and application of thermosetting plastics. The plastic systems find their way into seamless and leakproof industrial floors, ship decks, wear layers in road- and commercial constructions,  sport floors and wall finishing. For the application the company developped a machine which weights and mixes the solid and fluid components on the spot.     

    The comments of Bolidt: “Remainders fortunately don’t occur anymore. Apart of that the machine applies directly after start up a useful mixture. That is thanks to the special characteristics of the PENKO controllers. Calculated settings are stored per formula and the instruments measure  rapidly with a high resolution. Out of this information an alarm is generated when the mixture even slightly deviates from the setpoint. Practical is we can easily adapt the speed of the Bolimixmache to the speed we apply the wear layer in”.  

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    Christeyns "each ingredient its own weigher"

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    In the factory plant of soap producer Christeyns each raw materials silo has its own complete weighing system for dosing.

    For the production of industrial washing powders Christeyns weighs different raw material types separately in its factory in Gent, Belgium. “The production process is as fast, flexible and efficient as possible,” says Technical Director Johan Hofman. Ultimately the aim is to strive for a continuous production process. Each of the 18 weighing systems, supplied by PENKO Engineering B.V., is individually equipped with a controller guaranteeing optimal dosing accuracy and product quality.

    Since its foundation in 1946, chemical company Christeyns developed into an international player in wash detergents and hygienic products. The core business includes industrial textile cleaning but also professional, food and medical hygiene products for markets in Europe and North America and expansion into growth markets such as Brazil and the Middle East. For Belgium and the Netherlands, the enterprise is considered market leader in the industrial laundry sector.

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    Synergy "process control through weighing instrumentation"

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    Synergy supplies almond products to bakeries. Because of the strong hygienic requirements and the high price of the raw materials a careful production process is a must. For the control of these processes the company relies on PENKO weighing instruments.

    Synergy Foods Ingredients & Processing BV in Rotterdam (NL) supplies fast and flexible almond products according to bakeries according to their specifications. The program exists of natural and blanched almonds, but also caramelized dices, flour, shavings, splits, oil, pasta and spikes. Because of the strong hygienic requirements and the high price of the raw materials a careful production process is a must.

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    Regulations for filling

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    Speed of weighing systems increased substantially.

    An electric toy train model at the premises of PENKO Engineering B.V., a manufacturer of weighing equipment, illustrates the principle. The locomotive runs over a load cell upon which a display presents different colours, indicating whether the train is to light. If this is the case, the train automatically is fly shunted.   This principle also applies to automated food packaging, only much faster. The weighing system performs up to 1600 measurements per second.

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  • Processing of a vulnerable product

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    The mechanical assembling of mixed lettuce requires ingenuity. Because how do you mix lettuces for salads all with the same composition without causing a botch? Food Technology Noord-Oost Nederland B.V. (FTNON) and PENKO developed a solution 

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