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December 5, 2018


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Agglomeration Equipment
CPM
MECO Seal

Airlocks, Blowers & Related Equipment
Coperion K-Tron
FLSmidth
Progressive Products Inc
Schenck Process
VAC-U-MAX

Bagging Equipment
VAC-U-MAX

Bin Activators, Vibrators & Material Flow Aids
Acrison
BinMaster
Coperion K-Tron
FLSmidth
Jenike & Johanson
Monitor Technologies
VAC-U-MAX

Bin Level Indicators
BinMaster
FLSmidth
Monitor Technologies
VAC-U-MAX

Bulk Bag Fillers & Dischargers
Acrison
Coperion K-Tron
Hapman
Jenike & Johanson
Schenck Process
Tecweigh
VAC-U-MAX

Custom Services
Acrison
FLSmidth
Hapman
Imperial Industries
Jenike & Johanson
Jet Pulverizer Co
VAC-U-MAX
Vortex

Dryers
MECO Seal

Dust Collector Media
Acrison
Camfil APC
Coperion K-Tron
Progressive Products Inc
Schenck Process
VAC-U-MAX

Dust Collectors & Related Equipment
Acrison
Camfil APC
Coperion K-Tron
FLSmidth
Hapman
Monitor Technologies
Progressive Products Inc
Schenck Process
VAC-U-MAX

Explosion Venting & Suppression
Camfil APC
VAC-U-MAX

Feeders
Acrison
Coperion K-Tron
FLSmidth
Hapman
Jenike & Johanson
KWS Manufacturing Co Ltd
MECO Seal
Schenck Process
Tecweigh
VAC-U-MAX

Flow Meters (Solids)
Acrison
BinMaster
Monitor Technologies
Schenck Process

Linings (Abrasion Resistant)
FLSmidth
Imperial Industries
Progressive Products Inc
Vortex

Material Handling
Acrison
BinMaster
Cablevey Conveyors
Coperion K-Tron
FLSmidth
Hapman
Jenike & Johanson
KWS Manufacturing Co Ltd
Lorenz Conveying Products
Monitor Technologies
Progressive Products Inc
Schenck Process
Tecweigh
Triple/S Dynamics
VAC-U-MAX
Vortex

Mechanical Conveyors
Acrison
Cablevey Conveyors
Hapman
Jenike & Johanson
KWS Manufacturing Co Ltd
MECO Seal
Triple/S Dynamics
VAC-U-MAX

Mixers & Blenders
Acrison
Coperion K-Tron
FLSmidth
Jenike & Johanson
KWS Manufacturing Co Ltd
MECO Seal

Pneumatic Conveying Equipment
Coperion K-Tron
FLSmidth
Hapman
Jenike & Johanson
Lorenz Conveying Products
Progressive Products Inc
Schenck Process
VAC-U-MAX
Vortex

Product Reclaim Equipment
Cablevey Conveyors
FLSmidth
VAC-U-MAX

Samplers
Acrison

Sifters, Screeners & Classifiers
Rotex
Sweco
Triple/S Dynamics

Silo Cleaning Equipment & Services
Jenike & Johanson

Size Reduction Equipment
CPM
Jet Pulverizer Co
Progressive Products Inc
Stedman Machine Company
Sweco

Sizing Tools
FLSmidth

Storage
Acrison
BinMaster
Coperion K-Tron
FLSmidth
Imperial Industries
Jenike & Johanson
KWS Manufacturing Co Ltd
Monitor Technologies

Vacuum Cleaning Equipment
Camfil APC
Schenck Process
VAC-U-MAX

Valves
Coperion K-Tron
FLSmidth
Lorenz Conveying Products
Progressive Products Inc
Schenck Process
VAC-U-MAX
Vortex

Weighing Equipment
Acrison
Beta Raven
Coperion K-Tron
Schenck Process
Tecweigh
VAC-U-MAX

Other
Acrison
Beta Raven
FLSmidth
Stedman Machine Company
Tecweigh
VAC-U-MAX
Vortex

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Ask an Expert
Function and inherent problems of diplegs and standpipes
 
Q: What's the function of diplegs and standpipes, and are there any inherent problems with these devices?
 
 
imageFor liquid and gas systems, moving fluid from a low-pressure region to a high-pressure region requires a pump, or a blower or compressor. For a liquid-solid system, a slurry pump is often used. However, how do you move gas-solids from a low-pressure region to a high-pressure…
 
 
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More Questions and Answers
Q: Why use solids flow monitoring devices when transferring materials through pneumatic conveying lines?
 
A: Chris Otte, Monitor Technologies, says:
 
imageSolids flow detection devices are ideal to use for many different aspects of moving materials through pneumatic conveying lines. There are two main categories for flow detection devices: solids flow indicators and solids flow meters. The solids flow indicator will let an operator know if material is or isn't flowing…
 
 
Q: Industrial equipment manufacturers offer several metal material options for equipment construction metal materials. What are the differences in metals? What's the difference between Type 304 and Type 316 stainless steel, and what differentiates L-grade stainless steel?
 
A: Paul Deegan, Vortex, says:
 
imageThe most common metals offered are AISI Type 304 and Type 316 stainless steel and AISI 1008/1010 or ASTM A36, which is typically referred to as carbon steel. These metals are used to construct the "wetted" parts in a piece of equipment — that is, those parts which come in contact with the conveyed…
 
 
 
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Feature
How to choose a magnetic separator
 
 
Many bulk solids manufacturing operations use magnetic separators to remove ferrous metal contaminants from material during processing to ensure product quality, protect consumers, and prevent damage to downstream equipment. Ferrous metal contains iron, making it magnetic, and may enter the material stream in a number of ways at any stage during the manufacturing process.
 
 
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PBE Update
 
Dust collection troubleshooting webinar January 8
 
imagePowder and Bulk Engineering is kicking off another year of educational webinars. Register today for the next PBE webinar "Troubleshooting your dust collection system issues using real-life case studies" which will take place Tuesday, January 8, from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET. Presented by David Renfert, this webinar will present real-world examples of identifying the cause of performance issues and the actions taken to remedy those issues. To learn more and to register, click here.
 
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Industry News
 
Advanced image analysis improves safety, cleanliness of 3D-printed parts
 
The National Council of Canada and AP&C, a GE additive company, have created a new way to test the quality of metal powders used in 3D printing, which results in stronger, cleaner, safer, and more reliable 3D-printed parts that the aerospace and medical device industries use. The new method allows the detection of extremely low concentrations of foreign particles in powders using x-ray microcomputed tomography and 3D-image analysis. These techniques permit measurement of each foreign particle by size, brightness, and concentration and allow for more sensitive detection when cross-contamination is an issue. The National Research Council and AP&C are partnering further to improve current and develop better methods of metal powder characterization that align with the needs of the 3D-printing industry. The National Research Council of Canada is also working on the flow of metal powders during 3D printing by measuring how spherical and porous the particles are. To learn more, click here.
 
ACC releases October resin production and sales statistics
 
US production of major plastic resins totaled 7.3 billion pounds during October 2018, which reflects a 6.6 percent increase compared to the same month in 2017, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Year-to-date production of plastic resins is 71.7 billion pounds, marking a 8.7 percent increase over the same period last year. On a related note, sales and captive use of major plastic resins equaled 7.4 billion pounds during October 2018, which shows an increase of 9.9 percent compared to the same month last year. Year-to-date sales and captive use equaled 71.6 billion pounds, marking a 8.0 percent increase compared to 2017, according to the ACC. ACC, Washington, DC, represents US chemical manufacturers. To learn more, click here.
 
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Continuing Education
 
ICACC19 — 43rd International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites January 27-February 1 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort and Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL.
 
IPPE — International Production & Processing Expo February 12-14 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.
 
AFFI-Con 2019 February 23-26 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA.
 
2019 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 121st National Western Mining Conference February 24-27 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO.
 
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