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DECEMBER 4, 2013



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GEA Process Engineering
Hapman
Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems
K R Komarek

Airlocks, Blowers & Related Equipment
Coperion K-Tron
FLSmidth
GEA Process Engineering
Schenck Process
Smoot
Triple/S Dynamics
Vortex Valves

Bagging Equipment
Chantland
GEA Process Engineering
Hapman
Taylor Products

Bin Activators, Vibrators & Material Flow Aids
Acrison
Coperion K-Tron
FLSmidth
Metalfab Inc
Smoot
Solimar Pneumatics
Vac-U-Max

Bin Level Indicators
Coperion K-Tron
FLSmidth

Bulk Bag Fillers & Dischargers
Acrison
Chantland
Coperion K-Tron
Flexicon
GEA Process Engineering
Hapman
Machine and Process Design Inc
Metalfab Inc
National Bulk Equipment Inc
Nol-Tec
Schenck Process
Taylor Products
Tecweigh
Vac-U-Max

Bulk Bags
Chantland
Taylor Products
Tecweigh

Custom Services
Acrison
Chantland
Coperion K-Tron
Flexicon
FLSmidth
Jenike & Johanson
MECO Seal div of Woodex Bearing Co
Metalfab Inc
Nol-Tec
Tecweigh
Vortex Valves

Dryers
Coperion K-Tron
GEA Process Engineering
Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems
Marion Mixers
MECO Seal div of Woodex Bearing Co

Dust Collector Media
Camfil APC
Donaldson Torit
Schenck Process
Smoot

Dust Collectors & Related Equipment
Acrison
Camfil APC
Donaldson Torit
FLSmidth
Nol-Tec
Schenck Process
Smoot
Vac-U-Max
Vortex Valves

Explosion Venting & Suppression
Schenck Process

Feeders
Acrison
Chantland
Coperion K-Tron
Hapman
Jenike & Johanson
Machine and Process Design Inc
MECO Seal div of Woodex Bearing Co
Metalfab Inc
National Bulk Equipment Inc
Schenck Process
Smoot
Taylor Products
Tecweigh
Triple/S Dynamics
Vac-U-Max

Flow Meters
Acrison
Coperion K-Tron
Schenck Process

Linings (Abrasion Resistant)
FLSmidth
Vortex Valves

Material Handling
Acrison
Cablevey Conveyors
Chantland
Coperion K-Tron
Flexicon
FLSmidth
GEA Process Engineering
Hapman
Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems
Jenike & Johanson
Lorenz Conveying Products
Machine and Process Design Inc
Metalfab Inc
National Bulk Equipment Inc
Nol-Tec
Schenck Process
Sentry Equipment
Smoot
Taylor Products
Tecweigh
Triple/S Dynamics
Vac-U-Max
Vortex Valves

Mechanical Conveyors
Acrison
Cablevey Conveyors
Chantland
Flexicon
GEA Process Engineering
Hapman
KWS Manufacturing Co Ltd
Machine and Process Design Inc
MECO Seal div of Woodex Bearing Co
Metalfab Inc
National Bulk Equipment Inc
Taylor Products
Tecweigh
Triple/S Dynamics
Vac-U-Max

Metal Detectors & Separators
Industrial Magnetics

Mixers & Blenders
Acrison
Coperion K-Tron
FLSmidth
GEA Process Engineering
Hapman
Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems
Machine and Process Design Inc
Marion Mixers
MECO Seal div of Woodex Bearing Co
Metalfab Inc
National Bulk Equipment Inc
Nol-Tec

Particle Analyzers
Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems

Pneumatic Conveying Equipment
Coperion K-Tron
Flexicon
FLSmidth
GEA Process Engineering
Hapman
Industrial Magnetics
Lorenz Conveying Products
National Bulk Equipment Inc
Nol-Tec
Schenck Process
Smoot
Vac-U-Max
Vortex Valves

Product Reclaim Equipment
FLSmidth
GEA Process Engineering
Machine and Process Design Inc
National Bulk Equipment Inc
Vac-U-Max

Samplers
FLSmidth
Sentry Equipment
Tecweigh

Sifters, Screeners & Classifiers
Coperion K-Tron
Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems
Machine and Process Design Inc
Triple/S Dynamics

Size Reduction Equipment
GEA Process Engineering
Hapman
Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems
Jet Pulverizer Co
Machine and Process Design Inc
National Bulk Equipment Inc
Triple/S Dynamics

Sizing Tools
FLSmidth

Storage
Acrison
FLSmidth
Hapman
Jenike & Johanson
Machine and Process Design Inc
Metalfab Inc
National Bulk Equipment Inc

Vacuum Cleaning Equipment
Camfil APC
Vac-U-Max

Valves
Coperion K-Tron
FLSmidth
GEA Process Engineering
Lorenz Conveying Products
Schenck Process
Smoot
Vortex Valves

Weighing Equipment
Acrison
Chantland
Coperion K-Tron
Flexicon
Hapman
Metalfab Inc
National Bulk Equipment Inc
Schenck Process
Smoot
Taylor Products
Tecweigh
Vac-U-Max

Other
Acrison
Chantland
Coperion K-Tron
Flexicon
FLSmidth
Jenike & Johanson
Marion Mixers
MECO Seal div of Woodex Bearing Co
Tecweigh
Vortex Valves


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Ask an Expert
photo granulation resources for engineers
 
Q: Our plant is considering scaling up our granulator. Are there any resource materials you'd recommend to help us research this?
 
 
New tasks involving granulation are often daunting, particularly if you're considering making a significant change at your plant. It can be difficult to know where to start. When determining whether to scaleup your granulator, I would recommend the following resources for more information about granulation and granulation equipment.
 
photo The Science and Engineering of Granulation Processes, edited by Jim Litster and Bryan Ennis, covers all levels of granulation science and engineering, explaining the underlying granulation mechanisms and continuing through to granulation process design and scaleup. It’s an especially good resource for those entering the industry as well as for experts searching for specific processing information.
 
 
Rachel Smith is a lecturer in the department of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England.
 
Think you've got what it takes to be the Expert?
We're looking for guest contributors for the Ask the Expert section — email Christine Bernier Lienke for more info.
 
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More Questions and Answers
Q: How do I decide between a dilute- and a dense-phase pneumatic conveying system for my application?
 
 
To send us your questions, email Christine Bernier Lienke.
 
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Feature
Matching the feed source to your material and bulk bag filler
 
David Boger, Flexicon Corp.
 
photoA bulk bag filler’s capacity, accuracy, and efficiency are often limited by the upstream equipment’s ability to feed material consistently and in sufficient volume. Thus high-capacity semiautomatic or fully automatic fillers typically require high-capacity automated feeding systems that feed material from a storage vessel or a plant process into the filler by gravity or via a metering device. Follow these guidelines for matching the feed source to your material and bulk bag feeder:
 
Gravity feeding. Whether your material can be gravity-fed to the filler depends on the material’s flow characteristics and whether you have enough headroom to locate a material storage vessel above the filler. The more free-flowing the material, the more accurately its flow can be varied (down to the dribble-feed rate) by a slide-gate or other flow-control valve, which must close at the instant material has filled the bag to a precise target weight. A poor candidate for gravity feeding, for example, is titanium dioxide, which in a gravity feed system may flow first in a trickle, then in clumps, before finally bridging over the flow-control valve.
 
 
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Read It Here First
Testing your separator's magnet strength
 
Bill Dudenhoefer, Eriez
 
photoA magnetic separator is critical in eliminating ferrous metal contaminants from dry bulk materials before they can damage your manufacturing equipment or enter the final packaged product. To maintain the magnetic separator's performance, you need to regularly test the strength of the separator's magnet.
 
Protecting your dry bulk materials from metal fines and larger ferrous contaminants (tramp metal) during processing and handling is a challenge. Not only are metal contaminants commonly found in incoming raw materials, they can also be introduced into your material during processing and handling. A tortilla plant, for example, might find nuts or bolts coming in with its raw corn, while in a pigment plant, the milling process can introduce tiny metal pieces into the final ground pigment powder. Unless the metal contaminants are quickly removed, they can lead to costly breakdowns of downstream equipment, lost profits from equipment downtime, violation of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and other industry standards, and off-spec product. Using magnetic separators to capture metal contaminants at key points in handling and processing lines is a common way to reduce, if not virtually eliminate, these problems.
 
But just installing magnetic separators isn't enough. Ensuring that each is performing at optimal levels and effectively removing metal contaminants will require regular separator inspection and maintenance. For magnetic separators containing a small permanent magnet, this includes testing the magnet strength with what's called a pull test.
 
For information on testing your magnet's strength, you can read “Maintaining your magnetic separator's performance by testing magnet strength” by Bill Dudenhoefer, Eriez, in the January issue of Powder and Bulk Engineering.
 
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PBE Update
PBE-News receives an Excellence Award
 
photoPBE-News has received a 2013 Excellence Award from the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association (MMPA) for its compelling execution and clear purpose. The MMPA's Annual Excellence Awards Gala was held November 1 at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis. The newsletter is available to all subscribers of Powder and Bulk Engineering magazine. To learn more, click here.
 
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Industry News
Handbook featuring food powders is released
 
The Handbook of Food Powders: Processes and Properties, edited by Bhesh Bhandari, Nidhi Bansal, Min Zhang, and Pierre Schuck, has been released by Woodhead Publishing. The handbook explores the processing and handling technologies in food powder production. It also looks at specialty powders such as dairy, infant formula, and specialty products. To learn more, click here.
 
ISA educational scholarships available
 
The International Society of Automation (ISA) is accepting applications for its 2014 educational scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded to college and university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contributions in the automation, instrumentation, and control fields. More than $65,000 in scholarship funds is expected to be distributed in 2014. The application deadline for the scholarships is February 15. The ISA, Research Triangle Park, N.C., is a nonprofit organization that supports 30,000 automation members worldwide. To learn more, click here.
 
Martin Engineering acquires TNJ Industries
 
Martin Engineering, a bulk material handling equipment supplier, has acquired TNJ Industries, a dust control solutions provider for the mining industry. Martin Engineering already supplies dust control systems, and its acquisition of TNJ will allow for added capabilities in wet suppression and custom-blended chemical systems to allow customers to meet stricter dust control regulations. Martin Engineering is based in Neponset, Ill., and TNJ Industries is located in Tucson, Ariz. To learn more, click here.
 
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Supplier News
Premier Tech celebrates 90 years
 
Premier Tech, Rivière-du-Loup, Que., is celebrating the company’s 90-year anniversary. The company began with 2 brothers and has grown to more than 2,500 employees since the company's founding in 1923. The company specializes in designing and manufacturing in three areas: industrial equipment, wastewater treatment systems, and horticulture and agriculture technologies. To learn more about the company and its history, click here.
 
Tank Connection acquires facility
 
Tank Connection, headquartered in Parsons, Kan., has acquired a 120,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Galesburg, Kan. The facility is part of the company’s expansion plans and will provide manufacturing space for its dry bulk and liquid storage systems. To learn more, click here.
 
Abresist Kalenborn adds sales manager
 
Abresist Kalenborn Corp., Urbana, Ind., has added Craig Frendewey as sales manager. Frendeway is a Northern Michigan University graduate with more than 30 years of experience in industrial distribution and specialty contracting. The company provides wear-resistant linings for bulk material processing equipment. To learn more, click here.
 
Kason acquired by Baird Capital
 
Kason Corp., Millburn, N.J., a supplier of vibratory and centrifugal screeners and fluid-bed processors for bulk materials, has been acquired by Baird Capital, a private arm of investment firm Robert W. Baird Co. Henry Alamzad, Kason's current president, will remain in that position, but the company will have a new CEO, Jon Weiner. Weiner is the former president of Pall Industrial, a company that specializes in filtration, separation, and purification equipment. To learn more, click here.
 
Editor's note: Send your news items to Christine Bernier Lienke.
 
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Events
2013 CHEM SHOW opens next week
 
The 2013 CHEM SHOW will take place next week on December 10-12 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. The event is organized by the International Exposition Company and endorsed by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The event will feature more than 200 exhibitors and the Northeast Manufacturing Conference produced by AIChE. The conference consists of morning and afternoon tutorials on December 10 and seminars on December 11. To learn more and to register, click here.
 
Hosokawa to host emission reduction webinar
 
Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems, Summit, N.J., will host a complimentary webinar called "Particle Size Considerations in Dry Sorbent Injection Systems" on December 11 at 2:00 p.m. EST. The webinar covers how injection of finely ground trona and sodium bicarbonate further reduces sulfur oxide emissions at power plants using air classifying mills or pin mills. The webinar will also include a question-and-answer session after the presentation. To learn more and to register, click here.
 
IPPE event to be held in Atlanta
 
The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will be held January 28-30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The event is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and combines the International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and International Meat Expo. The event is expected to have more than 1,100 exhibitors and attract 25,000 attendees. To learn more and to register, click here.
 
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Continuing Education
PBE hosts pneumatic conveying webinar
 
PBE will host the webinar "Pneumatic Conveying Troubleshooting: What Your Pressure Gauge Can Tell You — and More" on January 7 from noon to 2:00 p.m. EST. Jack Hilbert and Paul Solt of Pneumatic Conveying Consultants LLC will present troubleshooting approaches for dilute-phase pneumatic conveying systems. Course participants may be eligible for professional development hours. To learn more and to register, click here.
 
ASTM International presents coatings workshop
 
ASTM International will host the event "Workshop on Uncertainty in the Coatings Industry" on January 27 at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston. The workshop is for coatings industry professionals and sponsored by the ASTM Committee on Paint and Related Coatings. The workshop will describe three activities and devices used to reduce uncertainty associated with a coating's color, thickness, and viscosity. To learn more and to register, click here.
 
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