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Reducing safety risks with vacuum conveyors
Doan Pendleton, Vac-U-Max, says:
imageVacuum pneumatic conveying systems, which move material via suction, have many uses within the powder and bulk solids industry. The primary use of vacuum conveyors is to transfer material to and from processing or packaging equipment. One use that's gaining in popularity is loading large-scale mixers with vacuum conveying systems. From chemical applications to sanitary design processes, loading large mixers, which are often 6 to 7 feet tall and have open and close hatches, can be challenging and risky … » Continue

Supplier Q&A
Q: What are the different types of wear in pneumatic conveying elbows, and how can we solve them?
A: Todd Allison, Progressive Products, says:
imageWear is one of the most common problems in pneumatic conveying, especially in the elbows you're using in your system. Wear creates issues like shredding, pipe blocking and dusting, piling and bulking, friability, contamination, downtime, streamers, corrosion, and erosion. That's why you should be using durable, cost-effective, wear-resistant elbows and other components … » Continue

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Saving floor space with a modular dust collector
imageWhen installing a cartridge dust collector, facilities should specify the size and configuration of the collector, filter cartridge, ducting, and explosion protection equipment for their specific application. It's important to consider the amount of floor space available, access limitations to the area housing the unit, and potential future … » Continue

Industry News
K-State BSIC launches new website
The K-State Bulk Solids Innovation Center (BSIC) has launched a new website with expanded technical information for industry professionals. The website has been rewritten to feature technical information, explaining technology and terminology critical in dry bulk solids handling. The site also includes reference information to support the industry in planning and problem-solving. The site will continue to provide information on the BSIC's available online training courses and short courses at the BSIC in Salina, KS. To learn more, click here.
AFIA updates feed manufacturing tech book
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has updated its Feed Manufacturing Technology publication. The book is targeted to those involved in the production and manufacturing of food for livestock, poultry, aquaculture, horses, and pets and covers topics such as employee safety and health, materials handling and storage, sanitation and pest management, and quality assurance. Authored by nearly 100 industry experts and professors with decades of experience, the book is now available in an online subscription format with the option of a printed copy. The new online edition will allow AFIA to frequently update the text to correlate with regulatory changes in the feed industry. AFIA, Arlington, VA, is devoted to representing the business, legislative, and regulatory interests of the US animal food industry and its suppliers. To learn more, click here.
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