Sonic horns help clean bags and reduce pressure drop across an ore refiner's baghouses.
Find out what equipment PBE readers chose as the most promising candidates to make your job easier, safer, more efficient, and more profitable.
Powder and Bulk Engineering salutes the products readers deemed the best or most innovative for dry bulk material handling and processing.
Schering updates its dust collection equipment with a pulse- jet cartridge collector that meets New Jersey's emission standards and the R & D lab's space requirements.
A producer of roadway markings updated pneumatic bag packers to improve weight accuracy.
Bagging scales accurately fill bags with dry bulk materials by weight, not volume. This article provides information to help you select a bagging scale for your application; sections describe bagging scale types, components, and selection factors.
This article aims to provide a better understanding of the operating principles, important features, and limitations of ribbon blenders while also highlighting some basic best practices for efficient ribbon blender operation.
An engineering company finds a way to improve its storage tank installation process.
A bulk ingredient dispensing system helps a quick-mix food producer eliminate waste, reduce costs, and increase plant productivity.
If your grinding operation is like many others in the dry solids industry, you need to produce high-purity powders with narrow particle size distributions while also controlling your operating costs. These requirements are driving the use of low-wear grinding media and mill components made from high-density ceramic materials. After introducing you to basic ceramic grinding media selection factors, this article focuses on zirconia ceramic media: comparing the performance of various types and selecting one for your application.
This article explains how a shear cell tester can simplify and speed tests for measuring a powder's flow behavior. With built-in software to quickly analyze the test results, this instrument is moving shear cell testing from its established place in R&D labs into the world of quality control for day-to-day bulk solids production.
When Kraft couldn't find the fines removal machine they wanted, they had one built.
A sanitary rotary cutter-crusher solves a pharmaceutical product company's size reduction problem.
A toll processor works with a size-reduction equipment and systems supplier to design and install a line to process soy fiber.
A company installs a flat-plate moisture sensor in a process line's belt dryer to achieve and maintain a more uniform moisture content in pecan kernels.
Upgrading your dust collection system can greatly improve its dust capture performance, process flexibility, energy efficiency, and long-term viability. This article presents a practical four-step plan for helping you improve your dust collection system's performance and value now and into the future.
A spiral conveyor manufacturer allows a tea producer to try it before they buy it.
A low-pressure pneumatic railcar unloading system reduces fines and angel hair when unloading plastic pellets.
Time is money. If your plant receives or ships truck trailer or railcar loads of dry bulk materials that are pneumatically unloaded, improving your unloading rate can save time and cut costs. This article outlines a practical approach to speeding pneumatic unloading, with sections on predicting the unloading rate, determining optimum air volume, and overcoming problems in determining the unloading rate. The article also explains how a cement plant sped up its pneumatic unloading operation.
Preventive maintenance and care is the most effective way to ensure the integrity of concrete and steel silos.
A fast and efficient rotary mixer allows a mortar producer to improve its product and productivity.
The materials being screened can partially or totally blind screening surfaces. This article discusses three causes of screen blinding and reviews several anti-blinding devices available for use in circular vibratory screens or centrifugal sifters.
Screeners used in dry bulk processes must meet three, often competing, requirements: separation accuracy, high-capacity throughput, and efficient operation. When handling a fragile material, the screener also must be gentle, and for many applications, a long-stroke screener is your best choice.