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Additional Accessories

All accessories and additions to machinery made by Kukla is made in-house at the Kukla workshop. These parts come standard with all Kukla products (excluding the buffer plates, which comes standard only in dust-tight weigh feeders) and provide an edge over other competitors as they help maintain the high accuracy, durability, and quality of Kukla weighing machinery.

Belt Steering Device

Belt Steering DeviceThis small component, located on the return path of the belt, is used to keep the weighing belt perfectly aligned. Kukla installs this device in all feeders to make sure that, at all times, the belt is running in a straight, uniform direction. If any adjustments need to be made on the path of the belt, they can also be done using this device.

Belt Tensioner

Belt TensionerIn order to attain proper weight readings, the belt on the system has to have extreme tension at all times. Any fluctuations or sags in the belt can compromise the accuracy of the readings. Thus, Kukla has developed a special roller, found under the belt, for this purpose. This heavy, sturdy roller places an extra force on the belt in order to create the strong tension necessary to keep the belt tight.

It also comes equipped with a latch for transporting and maintenance purposes.

Belt Alignment Sensor

Belt AlignmentThis warning system alerts the operator if, for any reason, the belt begins veering off course. It is a precautionary system that ensures that the belt remains aligned at all times. The sensor quickly detects any alignment problem and immediately sends a warning signal to the control panel, allowing the operator to make the necessary adjustments.

Belt Mis-run Device

Belt Mis-run sensorA mis-run may occur when an excessive amount of material is placed on the belt, and thus the belt begins slipping when passing over the rotating drums. The rotating drum located near the pre-bin has an integrated sensor that registers the number of “hits” that occur per given time interval. The AC motor drive also contains a similar sensor. Each sensor has to match a certain number of “hits” relative to the other. If these “hits” do not correspond accordingly, then the system declares a mis-run and sends an alert signal to the operator.

Test Weight

Test WeightEach dosification system comes standard with a specific test weight. This test weight has been specially designed for calibration purposes. If, at any time, operators wish to check the accuracy of the machine they can do so by simply engaging the test weight, observing the given measurement, and comparing it to the actual mass of the test weight. It has proven to be a quick and effective way to check the machine for accuracy with a minimal amount of down time.

Buffer Plates

For dust-like material, such as stucco gypsum, it is essential to have a constant, smooth flow of material. This may be difficult to achieve with material that tends to flow like a liquid. Kukla has integrated a “buffer” zone that compensates and allows for even distribution of material throughout the process. If there is a shortage of material at any given instant, this “buffer” supplements it with the necessary amount. A similar action is taken if there is an excess quantity of element being weighed.

Belt Scraper

Belt ScraperThe belt scraper is located directly after the discharging end of the weigh feeder. After each revolution, it scrapes off any residue of material that may have gotten stuck to the belt. This ensures that the measurements taken are not compromised by left-over material. Also, it greatly extends the life cycle of the belt thus improving the reliability of the entire system.

Drum Scraper

Kukla designed this scraper to prevent any build up of residue on the rotating drum. Without it, the material would slowly accumulate on the surface. Then the diameter would increase and eventually affect the speed of the belt and, consequently, the accuracy of the system. It is another precautionary component that ultimately adds to the high quality of the machine.

Overload Protection and Transport Screws

Overload ProtectionOverload Protection

Located beside the transport screw, the overload protection device was developed to protect the DMS load cell from being damaged by random, excessive amounts of weight at any given instant. Extreme amounts of force caused by unpredictable factors can severely strain or even permanently damage the load cell. This relatively simple component prevents permanent damage from occurring at all times.

Transport Screw

During the transportation of Kukla systems to clients, it is possible that unexpected forces may damage the weighing components. Found in all dosification devices, the transport screw was specifically made to prevent these accidental forces from damaging the load cell. It is also ideally used as a preventative measure during maintenance. Since the load cell is highly sensitive, necessary precautions must be taken to ensure that it remains safe, and Kukla makes sure to go the extra mile and take these precautions.