Thies Unveils New Dispensing System

Germany-based Thies GmbH & Co. KG reports its new MPS Colourmatic dyestuff dispensing system
offers precise weighing, “right-first-time” benefits and reduced manpower needs.

The new system automatically transfers an empty pan to be filled upon receiving a signal to
prepare the powder dyes. The correct dye is identified using a bar code system and then is manually
or automatically weighed in a pan that holds up to 40 liters of dye. The pre-weighed pans are then
transferred robotically to a storage station until it is time to transfer them to the fully
automatic MPS-D dissolving system, after which the empty pans are cleaned, dried and returned for
use in the next weighing cycle.

May/June 2008