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This bag slitter eliminates dust and reduces waste The MINILux (photo) is an automated food-grade bag slitter constructed to U.S. Food and Drug Admin. (FDA) standards with self-contained dust collection and recovery. The MINILux is said to recover 1.5–2% more…

Six Steps to Designing a Storage Vessel That Really Works

Designing a storage vessel for your plant requires a methodical approach. This article outlines six steps to follow in designing, installing and starting up a storage vessel that successfully handles your bulk material under your operating conditions. Have you experienced…

An efficient cleaning system for mixers

Automatic WIP-Systems (photo) provide a reliable and repeatable process for cleaning mixing systems — such as the Ploughshare Mixers — an important task especially in life-science applications. A smart arrangement of rotating cleaning nozzles inside the mixing drum ensures a…

Controlling Particle Characteristics with Agglomeration

Solids-handling processes and downstream process steps can benefit greatly from carefully controlled particle characteristics. Presented here is guidance on how agitation agglomeration techniques can achieve desired particle properties Throughout the diverse sectors of the chemical process industries (CPI), the ability…

Refining Powder-Testing Practices

A rigorous and structured approach to determining the potential value of powder testing techniques in solids-handling applications can improve powder characterization and processing Many chemical process industries (CPI) sectors face growing pressure to measure and control powder properties more effectively,…

Introducing a large mill-discharge slurry pump

The MDM900 mill-discharge slurry pump (photo) is the latest addition to this company’s flagship Mill Discharge (MD) Pump Series. The MDM900 is designed for heavy-duty use in concentrator plants, where capacity and wear-resistance are essential. The MDM900 is an all-metal,…

Focus on Particle Sizing

Learn more than just particle size with this imaging unit The Hydro Insight (photo) is a dynamic-imaging accessory for this company’s Mastersizer 3000 particle-sizing instrument. Through real-time particle imaging, this tool helps users to see beyond particle size — powering…

Proprietary control technology for pneumatic conveying units

The ET line of advanced controllers are designed to automatically manage operation of this company’s pneumatic vacuum-conveying systems (photo). Applying proprietary technology, ET conveyor controllers feature a sensor-based design that monitors material levels in the feed hopper, vacuum conveyor or…

A new volume for this family of bead mills

The Cenomic Optima bead mill (photo) has a range of technological improvements that result in higher flowrates, higher power inputs and improved cooling to deliver up to 25% higher productivity than previous mills of the Cenomic family. The Cenomic Optima…

This hybrid feeder saves space and investment costs

The Crossover feeder (photo) is a hybrid feeding solution suitable for a wide range of greenfield and brownfield applications. Thanks to its innovative modular belt-over-apron design, the Crossover feeder is said to deliver unmatched levels of availability and reliability for…