TSM’s OPTI-BLEND range of Continuous blending solutions offer total reliability, precision and process control options ensuring material homogeneity and guaranteeing consistent product quality. They provide continuous gravimetric and throughput control of up to seven components.

The OPTI-BLEND controls the blend percentages and can also maintain the extruder throughput at a desired level, i.e. kg/hr control.

Haul off speed measurement can be added to ensure that the weight per length is controlled to the desired specification (yield control). This ensures that the product being produced is maintained at the desired thickness without operator intervention. This mode can be extended to weight per area control through entry, or automatic measurement of material.

The TSM OPTI-BLEND provides a “dosing” solution to gravimetric blending and extrusion control for up to 7 components. The primary component is gravity fed directly to the extruder throat and the secondary (side fed materials) maintain recipe ratio via auger feeds.