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This Month’s Focus: Drying

Apples to apples: Drying a healthy snack

A Canadian apple processor wanted to create a healthy snack for customers but needed to find the right drying equipment to create a quality product that was visually appealing.

Tips for effective agitated vacuum drying

This article briefly discusses vacuum drying and how to achieve efficient results in your agitated vacuum drying operation.

Suppliers’ Tips

What dryer features should I look for to maintain sanitary conditions during drying?

General Features

Mixing Mechanics: Mixing lubricated blends in small blenders

Columnist Fernando J. Muzzio, along with co-authors Golshid Keyvan, Juan Osorio, and Yifan Wang, discuss small-scale powder blending in which shear rates and normal stresses can affect critical quality attributes of the final product.

How temperature and humidity affect hygroscopic material flow behavior

Ambient temperature and humidity fluctuations can affect material flow behavior during storage and processing, but being aware of the potential problems can help you avoid them.

Show Preview: NPE2018

More than 65,000 are expected to attend NPE2018: The Plastics Show, which will be held May 7-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

May Content

Choosing a form-fill-seal machine

Grounding your dust collection system

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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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