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This Month’s Focus: Mixing & Blending

Five fundamentals for effective blend sampling

Poor sampling techniques can leave you uncertain or even dead wrong about your blend’s uniformity. This article describes five fundamentals for ensuring that your sampling process accurately demonstrates your blend quality.

Rotary batch mixer resolves color inconsistency problems for a decorative concrete products company

Customer complaints about unpredictable color variations and less-than-adequate material performance led a concrete products company to make a major change.

Suppliers’ Tips

What are some general tips for reducing our mixer’s operating costs?

General Features

Drying Desk: Pros and cons of indirect-contact drying

The columnist discusses the advantages and limitations of indirect-contact drying.

Agglomeration Advisor: Sustainability and agglomeration

The columnist discusses how sustainability can benefit companies that use agglomeration.

Five factors to consider when choosing a screw conveyor for a high-temperature application

Many bulk solids processes require conveying high-temperature materials. Properly selected, a screw conveyor can be a good solution for such an application. This article discusses five factors you need to consider when choosing a screw conveyor to convey your high-temperature material.

Achieving particle size reduction with a multirow cage mill

A cage mill can meet demanding size-reduction specs for an enormous range of materials, including limestone, aggregate, clay, shale, fertilizer, distillers’ grains, detergent, corn, salt, coal, and more. This article describes how a multirow cage mill works and discusses performance factors that can help achieve your desired particle size reduction.

Energy-saving strategies for operating your dust collection system — Part I

When your dust collection system is successfully keeping your plant clean, it’s easy to assume that everything’s fine. But if the system airflow is higher than it needs to be, it’s wasting energy and increasing the system’s operating costs. This two-part article describes two strategies for optimizing your dust collection system’s fan energy costs. In this issue: Using fan control devices.

February Content

Introduction to long-stroke screening

Fluidized bed processing: Diplegs and standpipes

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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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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Application Articles

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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Plant Tour Articles

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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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