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October 1, 2014
Numerous strategies and options for both dilute- and dense-phase conveying systems are presented here   Pneumatic conveying is a ubiquitous mode of conveying bulk solids in a wide range of industries, including chemicals, plastics, grain, food, agricultural, mining, power and cement. In recent years, the capacities, distances and variety of materials to be conveyed have increased, often approaching...
March 1, 2014
The Promo-Flow Discharge Aid consists of an internally mounted screen and an externally mounted vibrating apparatus that is designed to aid in the discharge of dry powders from silos and bins. The...
March 1, 2014
The En-Masse conveyor moves bulk materials while optimizing space utilization with its large size-to-capacity ratio. Useful in applications including...
February 1, 2014
The new ProFlex V vibratory feeder (photo) features two alternative discharge lengths to offer maximum flexibility in process integration. By turning the feed hopper of the new chute feeder in 90-deg...
December 1, 2013
Gear units play a critical role in a diverse array of chemical process industries (CPI) facilities, to match the speed of a selected driver with the speed of the driven equipment. Today, they are used extensively in pumps, turbines and compressors, in material-handling units (such as conveyers and stackers), and in other equipment, including mixers, kneaders and extruders. This article discusses...
July 1, 2013
The ProFlex F is a new hygienic version of the company’s ProFlex feeder system for applications in the food industry. Two standard versions are available for either wet or dry cleaning. They come in three...
July 1, 2013
Said to be the world’s first thermal fines agglomerator, the HotCooler allows producers of powder coatings and toner to re-feed “unwanted” fine dust directly, quickly and easily as chips or flakes back into the production process, thereby...
July 1, 2013
Rotary valves are used almost universally in pneumatic conveying systems. They serve three main functions: 1) to provide a pressure-seal (airlock) between two adjacent processes, 2) to provide solids metering (feeding) and 3) to provide a combination of solids metering and a pressure-seal for feeding solids into a pneumatic conveying system. Rotary valves are common devices for feeding solids into a...
June 1, 2013
Dry, granular solids can be conveyed in a number of ways. Two common devices for transporting granular solids are the angular-pitch vibrating conveyor and the horizontal differential-motion conveyor. The variability in the design and performance between the two types stems from the differences in the kind of motion required to move the mass in one direction. The most significant difference between the two...
May 1, 2013
This company designs and manufacturers IBCs (intermediate bulk containers) and process equipment for the transport, handling and storage of powders and...
March 1, 2013
The Multipurpose Filler dispenses bulk solid materials into boxes, drums and bulk bags by weight. The unit features a fill head that seals dust-tight...
December 1, 2012
This weighing system can incorporate up to three loadcells Volkmann The Conweigh (photo) weighing system complements this company’s VS and PPC Series of vacuum conveyors, and can accurately weigh powders, granules, food particles, pellets, capsules and other bulk materials that are being transferred into and out of production processes. The unit registers weight to within ±1% or better...
October 1, 2012
The P-Series Venturi Loaders are designed specifically for conveying powders in sanitary food, pharmaceutical and chemical applications. The P-Series products can be used for loading hoppers, as...
October 1, 2012
The Material Master bulk bag and drum discharger features the heavy-duty Flo-Master breaker bar massaging system for bulk bags that promotes product discharge. These units are custom-designed according to the specific...
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...
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...
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...
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...
December 1, 2011
ActiFlow is a new alternative to other forms of mechanical hopper agitation. The system reliably prevents bridging and rat-holing of cohesive bulk materials in stainless-steel hoppers. ActiFlow is a non-product...
December 1, 2011
Two-way SealTite Straight Line Diverters offer a versatile solution for gravity-flow applications where dry bulk materials need to be diverted from one source to two destinations. These diverters minimize...
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