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This Month’s Focus: Size Reduction

Using particle analysis to optimize agitator bead mill performance

Fine grinding is an important part of many bulk solids manufacturing processes, and an agitator bead mill is often the best option for grinding and dispersing materials to the micron and nanometer range.

Suppliers’ Tips

How can I improve my size reduction equipment’s throughput?

General Features

Agglomeration Advisor: Working with green agglomerates

Columnist William H. Engelleitner answers some commonly asked questions about handling green agglomerates.

Comparing long-radius antiwear elbows for pneumatic conveying systems

Erosion in pneumatic conveying system line elbows can be a problem, and wear-resistant materials can help. This article discusses a study that compares three common materials, detailing how each one performed and describing how to implement a maintenance plan in light of the results.

Monitoring resin levels

Garner Industries installed three smooth-walled steel silos, which allow customers to buy and store raw materials in bulk and be delivered by truck. This reduced costs and packaging waste for customers, but the company still needed a way to keep track of all that expensive inventory.

Show Preview: Pack Expo Las Vegas

More than 30,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibitors are expected at the event, which will be held September 25-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

July Content

Aeromechanical conveyors for hard-to-handle materials

Powder characterization challenges

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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

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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