Case Study

Volumetric Feeders Help The Hershey Company Create Chocolatey Satisfaction

Source: Schenck Process LLC

The Hershey Company, installs six volumetric feeders in a new make-your-own candy bar production line to accurately dispense small ingredient amounts into chocolate base bars.

“We needed feeders that could reliably feed small batch sizes in short time intervals and handle a wide range of ingredients with disparate particle sizes and flow characteristics,” says Krista Cessna, Hershey associate staff engineer. “For this project, we found that gravimetric feeding wasn’t an option because of the small ingredient amounts and short fill times. So we contacted several volumetric feeder suppliers, and one of them wanted to conduct tests at their test center, so I sent them a variety of ingredients for testing.”