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Powder Feeder for Automated Powder-Fed AM and Coating Processes



The new Twin 150 Powder Feeder from Oerlikon Metco is designed to meet the needs of many different powder-fed manufacturing processes.

Oerlikon Metco's new versatile, multi-process powder feeder, the Twin 150, can be fully integrated into a thermal spray, laser cladding or powder additive manufacturing (AM) system.

The unit can be operated in Full Remote Mode, where the feeder's functions are completely controlled by the user's external control system - such as a robot or process controller - using UDP/IP or PROFIBUS protocols. If desired, the Twin 150 can also be used in Stand-Alone (manual operation) or Remote On/Off Mode, where an external mechanism turns powder feeding on or off.

"Owners of many types of powder-fed systems will benefit from the ability of the Twin 150 to fully integrate into their automated system by allowing them to simplify their processing with better process control," said Product Line Manager Omar Sabouni.

"Oerlikon Metco's volumetric powder feeders have long been a favorite of laser cladding manufacturers as a result of the accuracy of the feeding mechanism, even at very low feedrates," said a company spokesperson. "The new Twin 150 feeder, with its ability for full system integration, is expected to be an attractive choice for manufacturers of powder-fed laser cladding, AM and thermal spray systems."

The Twin 150 model has two powder hoppers, which can be used independently or simultaneously, adding to the versatility of this product. Moreover, the company offers application-specific options for the Twin 150 feeder that allows the user to feed a wide range of powders under a variety of conditions.

For more information contact:

Oerlikon Metco

1101 Prospect Avenue

Westbury, NY 11590

800-638-2699

www.oerlikon.com/metco

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