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This Month’s Focus: Bagging & Packaging

Form-fill-seal machines for bulk solids — vertical or horizontal?

Form-fill-seal (FFS) packaging equipment is prevalent in a wide variety of polyethylene bag filling applications. Both vertical and horizontal machines are available. This article describes some of the considerations that might impact the purchasing decision when choosing between the two.

Suppliers’ Tips

When handling an abrasive material, what packaging equipment features are important?

What packaging equipment design innovations do you think will be influential in the next 5 years?

General Features

Dust Doctor: Static electricity in dust collection systems

Columnist John A. Constance describes some of the problems that static electricity can cause in a dust collection system that isn’t properly bonded and grounded.

Understanding and minimizing powder segregation

Particle size and density differences in a powder mixture can make the material subject to disturbing forces or deforming influences, making segregation inevitable. The goal of this article is to provide a better understanding of bulk solid material segregation and how to minimize it.

The importance of a correct air-to-filter-media ratio for a dust collector

This article discusses why the correct air-to-filter-media ratio, which is a measure of the airflow velocity through the filter media, is important and how it relates to dust collector selection.

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June Content

Milling trona for better DSI performance

Avoiding bacteria in your rewet agglomeration process

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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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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2018
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)
*Nanotechnology Issue

Buyers Guide
Annual Guide to the Powder & Bulk Market