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Erie Technical Systems Inc. uses experience in dry solids handling to provide innovative solutions for every customer's unique needs. 

Bulk Filling Equipment

Erie Technical Systems Inc. manufactures standard and custom bulk packaging equipment for industrial applications.


Bulk Unloading Equipment

Erie Technical Systems, Inc. manufactures manual and automatic equipment for unloading all types of bulk materials.  Our products include bulk bag unloaders, bulk box dumpers, bulk bag conditioners.  


Flexible Screw Conveyors

Custom flexible screw conveyors manufactured by Erie Technical System, Inc. are designed to convey materials in any direction and past any obstacle for your processing and packaging needs.  

Pallet Dispensers & Stackers

Not only does Erie Technical Systems, Inc. manufacture standard pallet handling equipment and systems, but we also manufacture custom equipment. Our top of the line PalletMax pallet dispenser, slip-sheet dispensers and roller conveyors are often paired with our line of bulk bag fillers. 


Vibratory Conveying Equipment

Erie Technical Systems, Inc. manufactures vibratory feeders, vibratory conveyors and vibratory spiral elevators for moving all types of bulk materials. Our quality vibratory transfer equipment is easy to clean and maintain because of our unique design that ensures the product never comes in contact with any moving parts. 


Vibratory Densification Equipment

Erie Technical Systems Inc. manufactures Vibratory Densification Equipment to increase density for bulk material packing. Our densification packers improve storage, reduce shipping and packaging costs. They can also stabilize bulk bags for transport and stacking.  

Industrial Rotary Electric Vibrators

Erie Technical Systems Inc. carries a complete line of Industrial Rotary Electric Vibrators that can be used in a variety of industrial applications. 


Ajax Shaker Drives

Erie Technical Systems Inc. is a distributor of Renold Ajax Shaker Drives.  These are used on vibratory conveyors, shaker tables, feeders, screeners, sorting conveyors, packers, and more.

Autoclave Fittings

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What Type of Scale System to Use with Bulk Filling System

Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM

The scale is the most important piece of the bulk filling system when it is used. The scale is used to trigger all of the functions necessary in the automation of the filling system. There are two types of scale systems used by Erie Technical Systems, Inc., the platform scale and the 4 load cell type. They both accomplish the same task and repeatability, but there are reasons to choose one over the other.

The platform scale is the less expensive of the two options. It has a sturdy base and will perform fine in the system, but its main drawback is access to cleaning the scale and the surrounding area. Since the platform unit is built with a base and top and there is little clearance between the two, material has a tendency to build up in the gaps causing a less than sanitary situation and ultimately if the product is allowed to build up too long it can begin to cause weight inaccuracies.

In the design of the four load cell system we use a heavy-duty leveling base and intermediate base to tie the load cells to the floor and the machine. With the use of these two platforms you have much better access to perform clean-up operations. Also, the material typically wouldn’t build up to the point of affecting the weight.


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