04525071 is referenced by 120 patents and cites 6 patents.

A system for handling a multitude of particulate solid minor ingredients to be selectively added to individual batches in a batch treatment blending process comprises storage vessels, inventory control methods, recipe correction methods, a batch weighing system and weighing trolley for feed to one of a series of blenders. The system's mechanical components are under fully automated control by a computer, using bar code scanners. Inventory control is accomplished by providing dedicated storage vessels and a weighing system whose output signals are monitored by the computer. The functions of batch weighing and batch delivery for particulate solids employ a number of carriers which serve as dedicated delivery containers. Each carrier is carried on a trolley rail system and the trolley moves the carrier to various nests of solids storage vessels for weigh-in filling of the minor ingredients by screw type feeders, as directed by the computer, and based on the computer-stored recipe information. Each filled carrier is then carried by trolley to deliver its weighed contents to its preselected blender. For efficient high-volume operation, the carriers can be transferred to and from storage racks by transfer robots.

Title
Additive inventory control, batching and delivery system
Application Number
6/615583
Publication Number
4525071
Application Date
May 31, 1984
Publication Date
June 25, 1985
Inventor
Herold T Hertanu
New York
NY, US
Martin Pfeffer
Norwalk
CT, US
Franklin B Horowitz
Stamford
CT, US
Agent
Mattern Ware Stoltz & Fressola
Assignee
Crawford & Russell
CT, US
IPC
G05D 11/02
B01F 15/04
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