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This Month’s Focus: Mixing & Blending

Mixer thoroughly blends wood powders

Willamette Valley Company was mixing many different powder types, but the operation’s ribbon blender was inconsistently mixing a fine-mesh bark powder for use as a plywood adhesive filler, and that was creating a problem.

Suppliers’ Tips

How important is adhering to supplier recommendations for a mixer’s total and working volumes? What’s the difference?

General Features

Drying Desk: Increasing your dryer’s production capacity

Columnist John J. Walsh describes options for improving your existing dryer’s capacity to avoid adding an expensive new line.

Using vacuum pneumatic conveying to improve pharmaceutical processing

Vacuum pneumatic conveying provides safe transfer of bulk dry materials and can help maintain tight industry standards for sanitation and environmental safety.

Selecting sanitary processing equipment

For many bulk solids food manufacturing applications, sanitary handling and processing equipment is critical to ensure consumer safety.

Optimizing your dust collection system for process variables

Factors such as contaminant particle size, dust load, operational duty cycle, and airstream conditions all influence a dust collection system’s overall performance and must be accounted for to ensure effective operation.

Agglomeration Advisor: Agglomeration as part of the total manufacturing process

Columnist Eric Matovich discusses the importance of agglomeration and how to integrate it into an overall manufacturing process.

Show Preview: ICACC18

The 42nd International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites will take place January 21-26 at the Ocean Center conference arena in Daytona Beach, FL.

February Content

Dry powder classification

Factors affecting dust capture hood performance

Particle flow phases and behaviors

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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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