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March 28, 2011
Flexicon The new Bulk Conveyor with Tilt-Down Portable Base (photo) fits through tight spaces and provides easy access for removal of the flexible screw. It features a reduced footprint that enables the caster-mounted frame to maneuver through narrow aisles and around corners. With...
March 28, 2011
This AC Series of Hi-Speed Feeders has been designed for exceptionally high speed feeding — up to 75% greater than standard feeders — of light, bulky materials. These feeders boast greater economy and efficiency in mixing, weighing, batching, packaging and bagging...
March 28, 2011
Designed for use in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, the Batch Weigh Vacuum Convey System (photo) delivers powders and granules to process...
March 28, 2011
When higher accuracy is required in measuring weight using conveyor belt scales, weigh belt feeders, and loss-in-weight feeders, the Force Measurement Suspension System (FMSS) has proven effective in high-speed, high-volume to low-density, low rate applications where control quality and productivity are critical (photo). The FMSS is the arrangement...
March 28, 2011
Flexicon A combination bulk bag and manual dump batching system (photo) weighs bulk materials that are discharged from bulk bags or manually dumped from sacks, boxes and other containers, and empties the...
March 28, 2011
The Multidos HPG (high pressure gravimetric) weighfeeder is the new generation of weighfeeders and coal conveyors that are resistant to 3.5 bar shock pressure. The units tension roll and...
March 28, 2011
K-Tron This firm will be exhibiting several stations integrated into one complete system. One of the stations features a 2415 Premier vacuum receiver on top of a KT35 twin-screw feeder completed with an ActiFlow...
March 28, 2011
Spiroflow Systems The Model T11 Bulk Bag Super Discharger (photo) is designed for critical applications where hygiene and rapid dismantling of components without tools are essential to avoid microbial growth...
March 28, 2011
K-Tron The new Premier LSR Controller (photo) consolidates several applications into one system, allowing the LSR controller to control either a Premier self-contained loader or a single...
March 28, 2011
    GEA Niro   This firm has developed a new (patent pending) Dual Feed System for its Swirl Fluidizer dryers (photo). The new system allows very-low-viscosity and thixotropic feeds to be dried to produce a...
March 28, 2011
    Schenck Process   MechaTron Min (photo) is a gravimetric feeder with delivery rates between 0.1 and 10 kg/h, making it suitable for laboratory and test facility applications and for...
March 28, 2011
Netzsch Mohnopumpen The aBP-Module (photo) is an intelligent feeding system for progressing cavity pumps for the prevention of bridging. It consists of a top hopper...
November 1, 2010
Question:  Should we convert from manual dumping of sacks to discharging from bulk bags?    Answer: Dry, bulk chemicals have long been purchased in 50-lb (23-kg) paper and plastic sacks for several reasons. In volumes smaller than rail and truckloads, sacks were often the only packaging in which to purchase many such products. Sacks also enabled plant personnel to physically lift, slit and...
August 1, 2010
Feeder combines speed with accuracy Hapman The PosiPortion feeder (photo) offers a 2-in-1 feed screw option that dramatically improves batch accuracy without compromising speed. A two-speed delivery scheme, consisting of a fast turning “bulk-mode” and a slower “dribble-mode”, are used to meet batch set points. The system comes with a performance guarantee, and additional equipment...
December 4, 2009
  Piab Vacuum Conveyors The UC Series of vacuum conveyors (photo) comply with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards, and are suitable for pharmaceutical processing applications, including loading and unloading coating pans, manufacturing tablet cores and handling or...
June 1, 2009
Figure 1.  Vibratory feeders are particularly well-suited for fragile or friable materials, and hard-to-convey powders Figure 2. Today’s advanced electromagnetic drives address many shortcomings of earlier designs The need to move, convey and feed materials exists in virtually all segments of the chemical process industries (CPI). Vibratory feeding and conveying equipment (Figure 1) has been...
April 1, 2009
Pneumatic conveying of bulk solids has been successfully practiced — in industries as diverse as chemical, agricultural, pharmaceutical, plastics, food, mineral processing, cement and power generation — for more than a century. Pneumatic conveying provides advantages over mechanical conveying systems in many applications, including those that require complex routing, multiple source-destination...
February 1, 2009
Conveyor selection is always defined by the larger project that it is meant to serve. First, there is a broad range of performance factors that must be met. Meanwhile, health, safety and environmental considerations usually outweigh the costs involved. After that, it comes down to the usual commercial considerations of price and delivery. This article covers the main parameters, benefits and disadvantages...
September 15, 2008
Accuracy and reliability, ease of use, the ability to handle special materials and compactness are all factors to consider when purchasing weighing, proportioning and feeding equipment for use in the chemical process industries (CPI). Because each CPI application differs, there’s a host of new technologies available to suit a variety of needs. Presented here is a round up of the latest developments...
June 15, 2008
TubeMaster, Inc. (Louisville, Ky.; has filed U.S. and foreign patents for Dog-leg — claimed to be the world’s first articulating catalyst-loading...
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