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This Month’s Focus: Weighing and Batching

How to install your scale for better weighing accuracy

Off-spec batches and over- or underfilled packages are just some of the weighing problems a bulk solids plant can have when an electronic scale performs poorly. Learn how to correctly install your scale in the first place to prevent problems that lead to customer complaints and lost profits.

Suppliers’ Tip

What can I do to improve my batching system’s operating efficiency?

General Features

Embrace change

As a prelude to his official retirement, long-time PBE contributor Paul E. Solt considers the importance of accepting change.

Mixing Mechanics: Practical powder blending — Ingredient agglomerations

Except for studies focusing on granulation, ingredient agglomeration hasn’t been researched in much detail and has been the focus of very few academic or industrial articles. In fact, drug agglomeration in pharmaceutical manufacturing has only recently been recognized as a common problem.

Drying Desk: Solving a problem of nonuniform fluidization

Columnist John J. Walsh provides two solutions to a nonuniform fluidization problem in a stationary rectangular fluid-bed dryer.

Automatic shear cell testing for characterizing your new product’s flow behavior

This article explains how an automatic shear cell tester can help you measure a new product’s flowability to prevent costly powder flow problems during production.

October Content

Managing moisture in your dust collection system

Get ready for NFPA’s new combustible dust standard

Issue Focuses

January: Mixing and Blending

February: Screening and Classifying

March: Pneumatic Conveying

April: Drying

May: Bagging and Packaging

June: Size Reduction

July: Mechanical Conveying

August: Annual Buyer’s Guide

September: Weighing and Batching

October: Dust Collection and Dust Control

November: Storage

December: Feeders

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Technical Articles

Write a technical article and win respect for your company’s expertise. PBE’s technical articles are authored by technical professionals for technical professionals. They can be long or short, but whatever the format, they present objective information about how to improve bulk solids processing or handling. Learn more about what we look for, sample topics, how to submit an article, and how we can help you write it.

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Equipment and service providers, share your success story with PBE readers. Case Histories and New Installation articles, Test Center and Custom Processor articles, and Engineering Solution articles all show how your company successfully worked with a customer. Find out what we need to get such a story underway.

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Readers, are you proud of your plant? Help us take PBE readers on a tour showing off your faciity and its bulk solids processing and handling operations and equipment. Read this guide to find out what we need to feature your company in a Plant Tour article.

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