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This Month’s Focus: Feeders

Feeder performance tests: The basics

Feeder performance tests can give you a true picture of how a feeder will handle your material. Testing procedures, while they may vary slightly between manufacturers, are performed in similar ways.

Feeders and flow characteristics

This sidebar lists some common material flow characteristics and the recommended feeders for those types of materials.

Suppliers’ Tips

My weighbelt feeder isn’t producing an accurate feedrate, what can I do?

General Features

Milling Mentor: Grinding aids in dry milling

Columnist Willie Hendrickson explains how grinding aids can help maximize energy efficiency during grinding.

Selecting a magnetic separator

Metal contaminants in bulk solid materials can damage processing equipment, reduce product quality, and even harm consumers.

January Content

Blending wood powders

Optimizing dust collection for process variables

Increasing dryer production capacity

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

Read this short version of our article guidelines – all the basic information you need to know before submitting a technical or application article to PBE.

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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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2017
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)
Buyers Guide
Annual Guide to the Powder & Bulk Market