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PBE’s 30th Anniversary!

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This Month’s Focus: Mixing & Blending

Choosing a mixer for low-shear batch mixing

A material’s characteristics dictate what type of mixer will be most efficient for batch mixing. This article explains what you need to know.

Suppliers’ Tips

My mixing process requires sanitation between batches. What type of cleaning process should I use?

General Features

Drying Desk: Using a fluid-bed versus a steam-tube rotary dryer for temperature-sensitive materials

Columnist John J. Walsh describes fluid-bed dryers with in-bed heating coils and steam-tube rotary dryers, both of which are effective for drying temperature-sensitive materials.

Agglomeration Advisor: When to use agglomeration in your bulk solids manufacturing process

Columnist Jim Davis discusses when and why you should consider using agglomeration in your bulk solids manufacturing process. He also covers the various benefits agglomeration can provide.New columnist James F. Albus answers questions on the basics of jet-mill micronization.

Maintenance planning for your positive-discharge bucket elevator

Following a well-designed bucket elevator maintenance plan can pay big dividends by reducing unplanned downtime, extending equipment life, and lowering operating costs.

Three decades and counting

PBE celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. In honor of that, we take a brief look back at how the magazine started, the first issue, and the beginning of CSC Publishing.

Pneumatic points to ponder redux

Paul Solt was PBE’s first columnist, so we take a look back at one of his early articles.

Show Preview: GEAPS Exchange 2017

GEAPS Exchange 2017 will be held February 25-28 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, MO. The event will feature education sessions on the trends, innovations, and best practices for the grain industry.

February Content

Screening & Classifying

Issue Focuses

January: Mixing & Blending

February: Screening & Classifying

March: Pneumatic Conveying

April: Drying

May: Bagging & Packaging

June: Size Reduction

July: Mechanical Conveying

August: Annual Reference & Buyer’s Resource

September: Weighing & Batching

October: Dust Collection

November: Storage; and the Annual Guide to the Powder & Bulk Market

December: Feeders

The Basics

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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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Other Opportunities for Editorial Coverage

See your company highlighted on PBE’s cover and editorial pages. PBE is proud to feature bulk solids processing and handling equipment and service companies that serve our readers. Discover the many ways your company can gain free coverage in the magazine.

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2017
Focus
Special Sections
January
Mixing & Blending
Bulk Bags & Equipment
February
Screening & Classifying
1. Explosion Protection
2. Air Pollution Control (APC)
March
Pneumatic Conveying
Bin Level Indicators
April
Drying
Bin Dischargers
May
Bagging & Packaging
Rotary Airlocks
June
Size Reduction
1. Monitors
2. Air Pollution Control (APC)
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
Annual Guide to the Powder & Bulk Market
December
Feeders
1. Contamination Detectors &     Separators
2. Air Pollution Control (APC)
Buyers Guide
Annual Guide to the Powder & Bulk Market