The Rotolok Group Test Plant is located at our readily accessible Surrey facility and includes models from our extensive portfolio of equipment and systems which are supplied, manufactured and installed by Rotolok, Solitec and Blo-Tech. The setup allows for a flexible approach to satisfy a wide range of bulk powder handling applications and to develop and trial new innovations.
The test facility is available to new and existing customers who may wish us to test products on their behalf such as during the development of new formulations where material handling characteristics are unknown. Our experienced Rotolok Group engineers assist in this work, with charges applied as appropriate which are determined on a case by case basis.
The Test Plant is set up to be versatile and can be adapted for most bulk handling applications.
Around the main equipment, being the Solitec Bulk Bag Discharger, Solitec IBC Station, Blo-Tech Dense Phase (including low velocity) and Medium Phase pneumatic systems the arrangement can be built up to transfer product to either bags and bins to a receiving filter hopper fitted with a Solitec Bin Activator. Other equipment that is currently at the test plant includes:
|Blo-Tech Dust Extractor||Rotolok Rotary Valve|
|Solitec Disc Air Aeromechical Conveyor||Rotolok Plug Feeder|
|Solitec Soliflo||Rotolok Double Dump Valve|
|Solitec Mixers||Rotolok Conveying Diverter|
We have the facility to test specific powders for their handling characteristics such as angle of repose, loose and tapped bulk density so the results can be compared with alongside established and recognised classifications. A test report will be provided following all trials.
This is a continually changing facility as new products and tests make varying demands.