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When upgrading to a new plant, a compounder chooses loss-in-weight feeders like those that have contributed to the company's top-quality products for more than 20 years.
Buddy's Plant Plus Corp. sought to optimize its production of water-soluble fertilizer and to reduce labor costs at its Ballinger, TX plant.
BinMaster Level Controls
Using point & continuous level control technologies benefits operations by preventing bin overflows, enhancing safety and saving time by monitoring multiple bins from a central location.
Advanced devices and bin level management systems allows bin measurements to be read from a console or personal computer and provide alerts to enhance inventory management.
Hilltop Ranch conveys almonds that fetch top dollar. After making almond butter by mistake, they come to an epiphany: Gentle is better.
A forward-thinking coffee roaster encloses their production process in tubular drag cable and disc conveyors to eliminate dust, material degradation, and unneeded maintenance.
Describes how use of a Twin Auger Bag Filler eliminated fugitive dust issues while providing weight accuracy better than +/- 2/10th of a pound.
Describes how robotic palletizers increased productivity of three bagging lines in restricted plant areas with a projected ROI of two years.
Learn what the main causes of erosive wear are in diverters and what can be done to slow down or even eliminate the process.
An efficient feeding system can offer significant return on investment thanks to higher accuracy and better control, despite the higher initial capital investment.
CST Industries, Inc.
This article aims to explain the language and terminology of supplier silo proposals and help interpret the most common units of measurement so you can make an educated comparison and an informed decision, because no matter what some people may think, a silo isn’t just a silo.
When selecting a new bulk solids silo, determining your application’s requirements in advance can help the supplier provide an efficient, cost-effective design. This article will help you identify the storage needs to include in a request for proposal to a silo supplier.
Test data, discussion and detailed photos from tests on the most recent introduction to the nanofiber filter field reveal high susceptibility to moderate heat and normal humidity.
How to evaluate cartridge replacement filter choices to determine the most reliable technology in terms of keeping your collector running at its peak and operational savings.
Detailed technical information and illustrations showing how Torit PowerCore dust collectors are 50-70% smaller than traditional baghouses while offering better filtration and easier maintenance. Case studies included.
Outlines design considerations when choosing what type of dust collection technology will help you get cleaner in-plant air.
Learn about how a modern mortar plant can be both efficient and produce quality products with high grade of automation and output capacity.
Learn about how APCO Packaging increased capacity and maintained quality by replacing a traditional Double Ribbon Blender with a Fluidized Paddle Blender.
In producing epoxy mastic, Polymeric Systems, Inc. cut batching time from 3.0 to 1.5 hours by switching from manual dumping of 50-lb (28kg) bags of dry inorganic powder to automated weigh batching directly from bulk bags.
One of the larger plastics processors in Mexico City streamlined materials-handling, improved process quality, created a safer work environment and made more efficient use of its workers by installing a bulk-bag unloading system with pneumatic and flexible screw conveying.
Bravton Fire Training Field (BFTF) underwent a $30 million infrastructure upgrade, and one of the first projects to be completed was the installation of an improved refilling operation for portable fire extinguishers.
DMax™ filtration system integrates pressure filter technology with a pre-treatment process that uses a flexible screw conveyor to introduce measured amounts of dry chemicals into the wastewater, without the spillage or dust associated with manual dumping.
An aeromechanical conveyor loads powders, granules, flakes, and mixtures into an elevated vessel to achieve the reliable gravity flow process necessary for production plants.
Jenike & Johanson, Inc.
This paper presents case histories involving structural failure, illustrating common mistakes as well as limits of design.
Jenike & Johanson, Inc.
This paper discusses the two basic types of feeders that control the solids flow rate from a bin: volumetric and gravimetric, as well as the criteria for selection and design.
Lorenz Conveying Products
Describes the purpose and types of diverters available for pneumatic conveying and bulk material transfer.
Describes the purpose and types of gates available for pneumatic conveying and bulk material transfer.
Material Flow Solutions, Inc.
Bran cereal is the example used to examine measuring size degradation from a simple index approach and population balance modeling coupled with particle structure analysis.
This paper presents a method to measure the segregation potential of a mixture comprised of multiple components using spectral methods.
MECO Seal Division of Woodex Bearing Company
A soy ingredient manufacturer experienced significant product loss and an explosion hazard before replacing ineffective gland seals with custom-designed split shaft seals.
MECO Seal Division of Woodex Bearing Company
Running into serious problems with a dryer used to prepare nucleating agents, the company was able to replace a seal on a vacuum dryer and save a $1 million project.
Munson Machinery Co.
Munson is a world-leading manufacturer of dry bulk mixing and blending equipment, offering nine types of blenders for the chemical, pharmaceutical, nutritional, and food/dairy industries.
Munson Machinery Co.
Munson is a world-leading manufacturer of size reduction equipment, offering 10 types of mills, cutters and shredders for the chemical, pharmaceutical, nutritional, and food/dairy industries.
National Bulk Equipment, Inc.
This white paper presents process advantages of integrated automation in bulk material filling and discharging. Centralizing multiple processes, integrating legacy systems, and equipment structural design and construction are addressed.
This white paper describes the advantages of application-specific, compliance-ready, sanitary bulk material handling systems versus general, industrial equipment designs often force-fit into sanitary applications.
Nol-Tec Systems Inc.
Custom engineered Dry Bulk Sorbent Injection Systems for mitigating SO2, SO3, and Hg emissions. Nol-Tec Sorb-N-Ject™ Technology
PBE Article – March 2009
Paul O. Abbe
Vacuum Tumble Drying is one of the most energy efficient, cost effective, environmentally sound and safest methods for drying all types of organic and inorganic solids from polymers and catalyst, to food ingredients and pharmaceuticals. Capacities range from the smallest lab-scale dryer with 0.1 cubic foot capacity to large 400-500 cubic foot batch size.
Assists in the decision-making process of when it is time to rebuild, replace, or purchase a spare valve to keep your plant running at optimum operation.
Discusses how to weigh sanitation, safety, and efficiency to choose a bulk bag filling system to suit your requirements.
A fertilizer facility needs conveyors to move their unique urea product, which requires gentle handling, into and away from the storage silos and transfer from storage to the urea melters and urea weigh-belt conveyor.
A lime plant gets an additional two hundred thousand tons of annual capacity and a new state-of-the-art high efficiency preheater lime kiln.
The expansion of two paper mills requires belt conveyors as well as the support structures including transfer towers, catwalk, trusses and all support bents.
An ethanol plant that added a wood biomass gasification process to utilize wood biomass as a feedstock to produce ethanol, needs equipment designed to take the biomass wood from the truck receiving into and out of storage and ultimately to the gasification processing equipment.
Reviews general combustible dust hazards. Focuses on special characteristics of metal dusts applications and how those characteristics affect explosion protection and safety.
Overview of combustible dust risks in manufacturing and methods of protecting against the effects of an explosion, highlighting indoor “flameless” venting option.
Methods to reduce explosion risk in food processing applications.
Ideal methods of conveying finished pet food product from process to storage and packaging.
Scientific Dust Collectors
Paper discusses testing conducted on an improved nozzle based cleaning system
Paper discusses the benefit of using 80 psig cleaning pressure versus standard 100 psig pressure
A patented process for moving more material using less horsepower
Presentation of some of the most common causes of screen problems and possible solutions.
Choosing the right woven wire screen for your application is critical to a successful process.
Designed to inform the reader of what is required in order to specify a storage tank that will stand the “test of time”.
This article provides the reader with a roadmap to use in selecting the correct storage tank for their application.
UniTrak Corporation Ltd.
This case study will provide you with an in depth look at the role of bucket elevators in a unique process of phosphorus recovery from wastewater.
Navigating through different suppliers of bulk equipment can be hard. Here are 5 tips on how to select a supplier that will fit your needs.
Whitepaper addresses key topics and trends to consider when designing pneumatic conveying systems for powders that are difficult-to-move and their relative flow properties.
In order to ensure peak performance for your pneumatic conveying system, several factors must be considered including flow promotion, filters, and vacuum receiver design suited for the application.
Whitepaper offers an overview of the lessons learned from the Imperial Sugar plant explosion, focusing on increased vigilance, enforcement, and understanding of combustible dusts and preventing dust explosions with proper housekeeping techniques.
Aero-mechanical conveying systems accommodate low headroom, many recipes, different bulk material consistencies, and a variation in flow properties.
Volkmann flexible and user-friendly vacuum conveyors perform multiple tasks in production from loading in potent powder state through transport of finished tablets or capsules.
The stainless steel modular design, durability, simple mounting and maintenance free design of Volkmann vacuum conveyors optimize total cost of ownership and overall equipment effectiveness.