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Publication Date: 05/2004
Pages: 4
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Drumming out the drums

A company installs five bulk bag unloaders and five volumetric screw feeders to automate its portable-hopper loading operation.

A company that produces welding and cutting products for national and international markets was experiencing problems loading materials from drums into a large portable hopper. Handling the drums created ergonomic and safety issues for the operator, took a lot of time and labor, and caused storage and disposal problems. To solve these problems, the company worked with a dry solids processing equipment supplier to automate the portable hopper loading operation.

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