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September 1, 2012
This new Mobile Half-Frame Bulk Bag Unloader integrates a multipurpose hopper with a flexible screw conveyor to create a unit that can improve plant efficiency by easy repositioning to accommodate alternative...
September 1, 2012
This company has equipped several plants for the production of blown film with continuous screen changers of the type K-SWE. The screen changers were equipped with a separate control to...
August 1, 2012
The earliest application of the fundamental concepts of fluidization dates back to 16th century when a German scientist (Georgius Agricola) described a process to upgrade ores. However, it was not until the 1930s, with the development of the Winkler coal-gasification process, that commercial use of fluidized beds on an industrial scale was recognized. The need for gasoline during the World War II...
July 1, 2012
Automated systems for batch weighing can improve overall product quality by raising the accuracy and consistency of the mixture compared to what can be achieved with the manual addition of pre-weighed bags. Automated batch-weighing systems integrate load cells with connections, valves, relay hardware and process control software. These systems control one or more pieces of feed equipment that deliver...
May 1, 2012
Quite often, during the design of conveying systems, not enough attention is paid to the design of the conveying pipeline and its components. This disregard often leads to some major conveying system problems such as low conveying rates, conveying line plugging, excessive wear and tear in the conveying line, high conveying system pressure drop, product breakage, fines and streamer generation and product...
May 1, 2012
Quadrum rigid outer containers are designed to offer a square alternative to industry standard cylindrical drums in the pharmaceutical and biomanufacturing sectors...
May 1, 2012
The Sani-Pallet is designed specifically for handling materials in a sanitary manner. The plastic pallets have no sidewall seams, gaps, holes and other features likely to trap bacteria. These pallets are...
April 1, 2012
The PTXi / Powder and Bulk Solids Exhibition and Conference will take place from May 8–10 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. The conference is organized into four tracks: pneumatic conveying; material storage and handling; particle technology; and dust collection and safety. The pneumatic conveying track will cover dilute- versus dense-phase conveying, as well as system...
April 1, 2012
The 42 NSD-1S is a new multipurpose ribbon blender equipped with interchangeable double-ribbon and paddle agitators. With a maximum working capacity of 1 ft3, the 42 NSD-1S is ideal for most laboratory and pilot-scale blending...
April 1, 2012
Pneumatic conveying of solid material provides advantages over mechanical conveying systems in many applications, including those that require complex routing, multiple source-destination combinations and product containment. Routing of pneumatic piping offers process operators great layout flexibility, but taking advantage of such design flexibility requires a strong understanding of the complex behavior...
April 1, 2012
The Material Master Bulk Bag Discharging System provides dust-tight discharge of non-free-flowing materials. A breaker bar bag-massaging system promotes...
April 1, 2012
This company’s latest retrofit containment project included a Bosch capsule-filling machine that was completed for a U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturer. The...
April 1, 2012
In the chemical process industries (CPI) it is often necessary to verify material specification at various points in the process. In that effort, it is usually impossible — or at the very least impractical — to measure the whole production. Instead, small samples must be extracted from a parent population. Such is the case in particle size characterization of bulk solids, process streams and...
March 1, 2012
If you were to ask chemical processors what they’re looking for from their screening equipment, it’s likely that the answers would be as varied as the chemicals they produce because screening requirements are entirely dependent upon the material being screened. However, equipment providers say that no matter the application, minimal downtime and maintenance costs and the ability to get more...
March 1, 2012
Recently optimized product features of the Mogensen sizer include the output ports, the vibration absorption system, the screen tensioning system and redesigned dust covers. The output...
March 1, 2012
This company has recently optimized product features for its Mogensen particle sizer. The Mogensen sizer has sloped screen decks to allow particles to have freedom of movement...
March 1, 2012
Rotating machines, such as pumps, compressors, gas turbines, steam turbines and electric motors, play crucial roles in most chemical process industries (CPI) facilities. Increasingly, advanced condition monitoring is being used to improve the operation and maintenance of these workhorse components. The use of well-designed condition-monitoring systems, predictive-maintenance strategies and failure...
January 1, 2012
This company has extended its rheometer accessory range to support ultraviolet (UV) curing cell requirements. With common oscillatoric shear methods, it is often difficult to...
December 1, 2011
The interior surfaces of your storage tanks are constantly at risk. You undoubtedly walk past a tank and do not give thought to what is happening on the inside, but that is because you trust the interior coating to protect not only the storage vessel, but also the product being stored from corrosion that might occur on the tank. Without a doubt, corrosion is the principal enemy of a storage vessel. It...
December 1, 2011
Developed to reduce downtime and maintenance costs inherent with particle contamination, the Granulate Conveyor for checkweighers features a unique covered design to protect moving parts. The conveyor is...
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