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This Month’s Focus: Feeders

Specifying a loss-in-weight feeder to achieve better feedrate accuracy during refill

A loss-in-weight feeder’s scale-based feedrate control is briefly suspended each time the feeder is refilled, potentially reducing the feedrate accuracy. This article discusses the factors that affect feedrate control during refill and explains how to specify the feeder to minimize these effects.

Selecting a volumetric screw feeder

When you’re choosing a volumetric screw feeder to meter your material, there’s a lot to consider. After providing basic information about volumetric screw feeders, this article discusses how to partner with a supplier to evaluate your material and process requirements and choose a feeder best suited to your application.

Suppliers’ Tips

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General Features

Milling Mentor: Fluidized-bed jet milling: It’s not just for size reduction anymore

The fluidized-bed jet mill has long been known as an excellent machine for reducing a wide range of friable or crystalline materials down to micron-sized powders (called micronizing), grinding partly brittle but low-melt materials without damaging them, and grinding abrasive materials without the danger of cross-contamination from metal abraded from the mill’s housing. But the mill has more uses, as well. In this column, we’ll briefly describe the fluidized-bed jet mill and the variety of applications it can handle.

Controlling your dust collection system’s static hazards

Static electricity is a potential ignition source that can cause a fire or explosion in your dust collection system. This article describes how static electricity accumulates in a dust collection system and how to reduce the chances that it will cause serious harm to your workers, equipment, or plant.

Testing solves metal detection challenge

When a packaging equipment manufacturer needs to meet a customer’s strict metal detection requirements, a test center helps find the solution.

January Content

Effective sampling during mixing

Energy-saving dust collection strategies

Screw conveying in high-temperature applications

Issue Focuses

January: Mixing & Blending

February: Screening & Classifying

March: Pneumatic Conveying

April: Drying

May: Bagging & Packaging

June: Size Reduction

July: Mechanical Conveying

August: Annual Buyer’s Guide

September: Weighing & Batching

October: Dust Collection

November: Storage

December: Feeders

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2015
Focus
Special Sections
January
Mixing & Blending
Bulk Bags & Equipment
February
Screening & Classifying
Explosion Protection
March
Pneumatic Conveying
Bin Level Indicators
April
Drying
Bin Dischargers
May
Bagging & Packaging
Rotary Airlocks
June
Size Reduction
Monitors
July
Mechanical Conveying
1. Filter Media
2. Vacuum Cleaning Equipment
August
Annual Reference & Buyer’s Resource
September
Weighing & Batching
Flow Aids
October
Dust Collection
Valves
November
Storage
Crushers
December
Feeders
Contamination Detectors & Separators
Buyers Guide
Corporation Capabilities Report