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This Month’s Focus: Bagging & Packaging

Bulk bag fillers handle tons of copper

A Canadian mining facility that had been processing copper ore for decades decided to refocus and sell copper concentrate to other companies for refining. That meant finding a supplier to install a system that could handle and package large quantities of the material.

Suppliers’ Tips

How can I evaluate whether automating my packaging line would be cost-effective?

General Features

Dust Doctor: Getting it right the next time

Columnist John A. Constance explains how even perfectly designed and engineered dust collection systems can fail to work properly because of actions taken or misunderstandings among company departments.

Show Preview: PBE Solids Handling Conference

In addition to the tabletop and equipment exhibits, the revamped PBE Solids Handling Conference will offer PDH-worthy educational sessions covering dust collection, pneumatic conveying, explosion protection, and other bulk solids handling topics. The event will be held September 18-19, 2019, at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison, NJ.

Match the proper magnet with a metal detector to avoid material contaminants

This article discusses how combining magnetic separators and metal detectors can help maintain product purity on the production line.

Comparing MAIC with powder V-blending techniques for the addition of a silica flow aid

This article looks at the results of a study that compares magnetically assisted impaction coating (MAIC) with V-blending by comparing powder flow properties after the addition of silica.

Show Preview: Expo Pack Guadalajara

Expo Pack Guadalajara will be held June 11-13, 2019, in Guadalajara, Mexico. More than 800 exhibitors and 16,000 attendees are expected at the PMMI-sponsored event, which will be held at the Expo Guadalajara event facility.

June Content

Processing, handling, and size reduction

Agglomeration glossary

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

Buyers Guide
Annual Guide to the Powder & Bulk Market