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This Month’s Focus: Weighing & Batching

Measuring bulk density of granular materials continuously in-process

When purchasing a 40-pound bag of dog food, customers expect 40 pounds of dog food — regardless of whether the bag is overflowing or half-full — illustrating the importance of bulk density consistency in today’s manufacturing.

Automated batching system streamlines refractory plant for modern era

HarbinsonWalker International, the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the US, began building a new refractories plant and wanted to include a new batching system to help meet future customer needs and establish higher quality and batch consistency standards.

Weighing and batching: Weighing the options

An efficient weighing and batching system has two key identifiers — timing and accuracy. One approach to developing a system to meet a plant’s needs is to first define the end result deliverables of the process and reverse-engineer from there.

Considerations when adding a conveying system to batching operations

One of the ways to address bulk solids delivery for larger and more frequent batches is to incorporate a conveying system into the process. This article looks at some of the challenges to consider when doing so.

Suppliers’ Tips

What are some maintenance steps for keeping my weighing and batching system operating efficiently?

General Features

Drying Desk: Seven ways to increase your dryer’s production capacity

Columnist John J. Walsh first reviews some drying terminology and method basics. Then he outlines several ways to increase your dryer’s production capacity and — as a result — save money.

Mixing Mechanics: Working with a mixing consultant

In this column, David S. Dickey explains how a consultant might be a worthwhile investment if you’re having mixing-related problems in your plant.

Show Preview: The Chem Show

The 2019 Chem Show will take place October 22-24 at the Javits Center in New York City. The event is aimed at professionals involved in processing chemicals, pharmaceuticals, foods, and other bulk solids.

October Content

Troubleshooting pulse-jet dust collection systems

Modular dust collectors and small spaces

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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2019
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
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

Annual Guide to the Powder & Bulk Market