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Webinar Details: The design of a feeder requires attention to both mechanical and functional needs. While sizing a gearbox to a motor is typically straightforward, deciding to use a belt, screw, or rotary valve feeder can be a bit more tricky and subject to experience — especially with tough-to-handle bulk solids. So, what do you do if you don’t have the experience? This webinar will help attendees understand the general selection process for choosing an appropriate feeder. In addition, key feeder design features will be reviewed to ensure that problems such as bridging, ratholing, flooding, or segregation don’t occur in the hopper/feeder system. This topic is important to industry because attention typically is paid to hopper design, but often the feeder design is overlooked.

Presenter Information: Eric Maynard is a Vice President at Jenike & Johanson. Eric received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. During his 23 years at Jenike & Johanson, he has designed handling systems for bulk solids including cement, coal, limestone, plastic powder, food products, and pharmaceuticals. He is the cement industry specialist at Jenike & Johanson, as well as the technical specialist for dust explosions and powder electrostatic behavior. Eric routinely lectures on the storage, flow, and pneumatic conveying of bulk solids for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) continuing education series, as well as for private companies, in-house courses, and conferences.

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