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February 11, 2010

80698.tifFilter Bags

A-Jet ultraseal filter bags are available for all product receiver and transfer units. They are designed with a high-density flange top offering maximum ability to seal in all types of product receiver units. High-density polyester gaskets are sewn in a horizontal fashion to enable the gasket to seat flat in the receiver unit and never leak. The filters are available in a wide variety of fabrics for the most difficult processes including confectionary and food ingredients. Clear Edge Filtration USA, Skaneateles Falls, NY 800-637-6206 www.clear-edge.com

80699.tifMagnetic Drawer-in-Housing

The Simple Cleanmagnetic drawer-in-housing is easier to clean than traditional manual clean models.It incorporates a nonmagneticdead-zone at the end of the magnetic tubes that sits well outside the product flow during operation and does not interfere with metal capture rates.During cleaning, this allows the operator to take a gloved hand or shop ragand wipe any collected metal down to the dead-zone where it simply falls off as it becomes free of the magnetic field.The housing is available in two-or three-row configurations with standard inlet/outlet lengths and widths from 6 to 24 in., in 2-in. increments.Custom designed housings(round or rectangular)with custom transitions, food grade finishes, and wear-resistant coatings are also available. Industrial Magnetics Inc., Boyne City, MI 800-662-4638www.magnetics.com

80700.tifHigh-Temperature Level Sensors

The SmartBob-SH and SmartBob-SHT sensors are specifically designed for measuring the level of solid materials in storage and processing bins experiencing very high temperatures. The High Temp or SmartBob-HT model is for applications where the process temperature is between 240500F. The Super High Temp or SmartBob-SHT model can handle temperatures up to 900F and has been used in coke-oven batteries that experience brief temperature bursts of up to 1685F. The sensors are configured with additional components that, when installed properly, will safely operate in extreme temperatures. A 36-in. stainless-steel standpipe is used to extend the remote away from the heat source and a stainless-steel pipe extension fitted with a Teflon cable guide keeps the sensor probe out of the standpipe and level with the top of the bin. BinMaster, Lincoln, NE 800-278-4241www.binmaster.com

80701.tifPneumatic Screw Pump

The Meyer pneumatic screw pump is a heavy-duty dry materials injection pump designed to feed dry pulverized material into a pneumatic conveying line. The pump can handle highly abrasive, friable, or very fine powders that wear out other dilute-phase feeders. Unlike rotary airlocks that require tight clearances to seal against conveying air, this pump uses the material to form the seal. An integrated gate prevents blowback, and the pump can handle temperatures up to 450F. Other benefits include increased conveying rates with less air, no blowback, even when running empty, increased wear resistance to abrasive materials, low profile, longer bearing life with fewer system shutdowns, and overall reduced operating and maintenance costs. Wm. W. Meyer & Sons Inc., Libertyville, IL800-963-4458 www.wmwmeyer.com

80703.tifFully Enclosed, Double-Duty Rigid IBCs

These closed-vessel, double-duty rigid IBCs ensure the integrity and safety of high-toxic powder products by managing the blending, discharging, shipping, and storage operations within a single vessel to minimize material contamination, product handling, environmental contamination, and cost. A wide range of container sizes, shapes, and designs is available to meet diverse material handling requirements and mixing/blending applications. Containers may be typical side-door units with straight walls or hopper containers with angled walls below a straight-walled upper section, or custom-engineered variations. Single vessel mixing, blending, and storage ensure containment and integrity of high-toxic ingredients to minimize contamination, material handling, and cleanup. Tote Systems, Ft. Worth, TX 817-447-9110www.totesystems.com