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This Month’s Focus: Mixing and Blending

Mixer going strong nearly 40 years later

This glass container manufacturer installed a 50-cubic-foot-capacity rotary glass batch mixer 38 years ago and developed a maintenance program that has kept the unit operating ever since.

Suppliers’ Tips

What steps can I take to prevent my mixed material from demixing during processing?

General Features

Drying Desk: Tips for continuous fluid-bed dryer design:
Part II

Columnist John J. Walsh, in Part II of this two-part series, offers additional tips on designing a continuous fluid-bed dryer to keep it running smoothly.

Using spouts and filters to control dust during material loading

Dust exposure issues can occur when loading dry bulk material into vessels for transport. This article explains how spouts and filters can be used to address these issues.

The challenges of handling metal powders for additive manufacture

As this new technology matures, additive manufacturing will create some serious safety and efficiency issues for those handling dense metal powders.

Agglomeration Advisor: Using powder pumps in wet agglomeration processes

Particle agglomeration is often desirable because agglomerates have less dust, show improved flowability, and require less volume for storage or transport.

ICACC 2019

ICACC19, the 43rd international Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, will take place January 27-February 1 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach, FL.

Powtech 2019

More than 900 exhibitors are expected at Powtech 2019, the International Trade Fair for Mechanical Processing Technologies and Instrumentation, which will be held April 9-11 at the Exhibition Centre Nuremburg in Nuremberg, Germany.

February Content

Quantifying particle attrition

Cutting dust collector operating costs

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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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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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