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Fast, accurate and eco-friendly automatic dosing system

20 December 2021

Color Service is an Italian-based leader in the design and production of automatic dosing systems for any kind of powder and liquid applied in the food industry. 

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Why is dosing so important in food processing?  Weighing is a key element of the food production process for quality compliance: dosing the proper amount of ingredients is extremely important to fulfill recipe specifications and constant quality requirements.

Weighing ingredients with high accuracy ensures a repeatable and uniform result, which means that finished product has same taste in every single batch, always.

To support this necessity, the company’s technology has been developed to solve problems associated with the manual weighing and this has resulted in a design which abandons traditional production methods that inevitably would not allow to get a safe, fast and precise dosing.  

To meet customer demands, Color Service offers two automation solutions  – a complete full automatic and a semi-automatic weighing system.

Full automatic dosing system
The full automatic system guarantees high dosing accuracy, batch traceability and modularity of storage stations to satisfy customer’s current and future needs. Customer’s products (powders, granules, micro-granules flakes, liquids) are transferred and stored in dedicated silos of various capacities, using a high performance vacuum for powders or a pump for liquids which guarantee fast loading with low air consumption. During the dosing process, a multi-scale conveyor, completely aspirated through a dedicated dust extraction system, allows for the precise weighing of recipes that can be dosed directly into a bucket or into identified bags created in an automatic way: this is a fundamental characteristic that allows each individual recipe to be traced. Accuracies can be down to 0.01g and one recipe can be processed up to 30 seconds.  With the full automatic system all processes  are entirely automated.  

Semi-automatic dosing system
The semi-automatic weighing system option can offer a good compromise: the robotic storage of powder products with the manual weighing assisted by PC. In this way, according to the recipe, the system can  drop the right box and transfer it to the weighing position, where the operator, guided by the PC, is able to dose the product.

Key benefits 
Color Service systems take particular care to protect operators from the inhalation of harmful dust and from the circulation of dust in the environment and it ensures absolute control of the dust emitted during the weighing and the suction of the dispersed components with obvious economic and environmental
benefits. Indeed, one of the most important goals of the technology is to drastically reduce environmental and ecological risks via a reduction in both energy and water consumption, and the reduction of environment pollution and material waste in order to create a sustainable finished product for customers. 

The dosing systems are able to guarantee a high production speeds and the production process can work 24/7, in a reliable way with ‘zero defect’ production, leading to consistent end products with uniformity features.  

The systems have been designed to be user-friendly and the software is intuitive and easy to use, allowing a quick and easy understanding. Without expensive labour costs, due to manual batch processing and profit loss due to recipe formulation mistakes, companies can begin to boost profits, while offering a superior product to their customers. 

Thanks to the system’s automation, Color Service is able to guarantee its customers more production in less time, more coordination, reduction of the margins of error in all the processing phases, more energy saving, less waste, more company profits and more safety for the operators.

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