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Avoid improper air-material separator selection in pneumatic conveying
Q: We're having trouble with our dust collector that separates milled material from our pneumatic conveying airflow. We've needed to replace the filters every 4 to 8 weeks, and the material doesn't reliably discharge from the dust collector. Do you have any suggestions to help us?
imageUnfortunately, this problem and the related subsequent problems are common in industrial operations that use pneumatic material transfer. A filter-receiver's limitations (often incorrectly called a dust collector) are frequently misunderstood. Both filter-receivers and dust collectors separate conveyed material from the airflow, but the actual material rates entering those devices are … » Continue

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Q: I'm looking to replace my worn-out double ribbon blender. Should I consider a fluidizing paddle blender for my dry powder material?
A: Steve Schloemer, Eirich Machines, says:
imageA fluidizing paddle blender produces a homogeneous blend by creating mechanical fluidization through the blender's increased shaft rpm and paddle design. A fluidizing paddle blender has inner and outer paddles similar to a double ribbon blender, which has an inner and outer ribbon. However, the fluidizing paddle blender's shaft rotational speed is approximately 1.5 times faster than … » Continue

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AZO publishes risk management guide
AZO has released its Hybrid Manufacturing Operations for Flexibility and Resilience guide that covers how a hybrid alternative between diversification and consolidation could be a better approach to prepare companies for disruption and economic uncertainty such as that seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 11-page guide details the advantages and disadvantages of traditional approaches versus diversifying strategies, operational and financial considerations for both strategies, and hybrid solutions. The company, Memphis, TN, supplies ingredient automation systems and equipment. To download the guide, click here.
SPX Flow acquires Philadelphia Mixing Solutions
SPX Flow has acquired Philadelphia Mixing Solutions Ltd., a mixing equipment supplier based in Palmyra, PA. The purchase closed in the second quarter of 2021. Philadelphia Mixing employs 150 workers and has been serving various industries for more than 60 years by supplying mixing equipment and services, including technical support, testing and analysis, and field service.
      SPX Flow has operations in more than 30 countries and sales in more than 140 countries. The company, Charlotte, NC, supplies mixing, blending, separation, thermal heat transfer, and fluid handling equipment. To learn more, click here.
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Mixing Round Table webinar July 28 — Online.
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