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April 5, 2007

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Vacuum Conveyors
Booth 1743 - Featuring the patented COAX multistage technology, IC series vacuum conveyors consume less energy than other air-driven technologies. Designed for safely conveying virtually all types of materials, the units are suitable for transporting flakes, pellets, and powders in a variety of applications, such as painting, textile coloring, rubber mixing, and tile molding. The series is offered in three diameters and can convey up to 2 tn/hr.
PIAB, Hingham, MA 800-321-7422 www.piab.comCompact Filling Station
Booth 2026 - Based on the plug-and-fill principle, the SlimLine stainless-steel filler is supplied mounted for production. The power supply is put on, compressed air and product line are connected, and the filler can be used for W&M–approved filling of drums, pails, cans, and IBCs. The filling valve has minimum dead space and self-adjusting sealing, with quick connectors for quick change of product and efficient cleaning. The unit is compact and simple to operate.
Feige Filling Technology, Conyers, GA 770-760-1130 www.feigeusa.com
Shaft Grounding Ring
The AEGIS SGR conductive MicroFiberShaft grounding ring is suitable for predictive and preventive maintenance programs on VFD-controlled ac motors and large dc motors. By protecting bearings from electrical damage, the SGR extends motor life, preventing bearing noise, downtime, and costly motor repairs or replacements. Preventing shaft current damage (in many cases for the life of the motor), the grounding ring simplifies predictive and preventive maintenance programs for motor repair shops, maintenance contractors, HVAC service contractors, and in-house maintenance departments. Unlike conventional shaft grounding brushes, the SGR’s conductive microfibers work with virtually no friction
or wear. They are unaffected by dirt, grease, or other contaminants.
Electro Static Technology, Mechanic Falls, ME 866-738-1857 www.est-aegis.com
Pneumatic Conveyor and Weigh Batcher
Booth 2051 - The HL Convey-N-Weigh is a pneumatic conveyor and precise loss-in-weight batcher. All quick-take-apart construction with horizontally loaded filter media provides a hygienic solution to flexible batching. Any batch size can be made with CNW modules. Modules can be grouped to build a complete self-contained batch system. Several models are available that are suitable for convey line sizes from 2 to 4 in. diam. Each CNW module consists of a continuous clean filter, a powder densifying live activator, and a precision volumetric feeder. Filter media and housing internals are accessed through a sliding hinged clean-air plenum and tube sheet that can be taken apart without the use of tools.
HAF Equipment Inc., Centerville, MN 651-653-5098 www.hafequipment.com
Orifice Gate
Booth 1641 - The Vortex Quantum-series orifice gate utilizes precision laser cutting and stainless-steel bending technology. It features an all-stainless-steel, weather-resistant design with improved sealing performance, high durability, easy maintenance, and few parts. It is versatile, well suited for many dry material–handling applications, and can be applied to control shutoff or meter the flow of nonabrasive to moderately abrasive powders, granules, or pellets.
Salina Vortex Corp., Salina, KS 888-829-7821 www.vortexvalves.com
Compact Regrind Recovery System
Booth 1860 - This compact regrind recovery system for high contaminated regrind with dust loads of 20% and more provides high cleaning efficiency. A DeDuster removes resin dust, streamers, metal dust, dirt, paper, and other contaminants. System features include a mobile Oktabin stand, operation in closed-loop mode, a DeDuster, a fan, a cyclone, and a filter. The system is available in various sizes.
Pelletron Corp., Lancaster, PA 717-293-4008 www.pelletroncorp.com
Vibration Analysis Video
Booth 1639 - This new video discusses lightweight Vibexpert, an advanced two-channel vibration analyzer, and Vibscanner, a multifunction vibration data collector. The video demonstrates the features and benefits of both of these portable, easy-to-use, and powerful vibration tools. Entry-level to advanced multipoint permanently installed inline monitoring systems are shown. All of these products, both handheld and inline, share the flexible Omnitrend software platform, which allows easy setup while providing advanced analysis and diagnostics capabilities to store, evaluate, and document equipment faults.
Ludeca Inc., Doral, FL 305-591-8935 www.ludeca.com
Noncontacting Compound Labyrinth Seal
Booth 1956 - The Air Mizer PS is a noncontacting compound labyrinth seal made from bearing bronze. The seal uses a positive air purge to create a barrier for powders, liquids, and bulk solids. It is suitable for open rotating equipment such as conveyors, rotary valves, mixers, mills, and clinker grinders. It eliminates maintenance, downtime, and lost product and is designed to handle the extreme misalignments commonly found in mixing equipment. It is available in split or solid designs.
Inpro/Seal Co., Rock Island, IL 800-447-0524 www.inpro-seal.com
Size and Shape Laser Particle Size Analyzer
Booth 2055 - The 1180 particle size analyzer features an imaging system that can measure and analyze particle shape and size. Aspect ratio, perimeter, area, and shape factor are just some of the shape parameters than can be measured using the system. The instrument includes patented Dry Jet Dispersion technology for both wet and dry dispersion modes. The 1180 is fully ISO 13320 compliant, ensuring both accurate and reproducible results for the life of the instrument. The system has a measurement range from 0.04 to 2500 µm.
Cilas Particle Size, Madison, WI 608-274-7719
www.particle-size.us

Dosing System
The Multi-Dosimat discharges and doses any kind of powder. The system extracts the powder stored in the hopper by means of a rotating blade, which “lifts” the product from the outside to the inside of the hopper, for efficient and continuous extraction. Product is fully protected by means of a Dynaform membrane, making clean-in-place easy. Precise dosing takes place using a pneumatic “knife valve” with five position switches; the valve is controlled by the filling weight on the scale. A highly flexible IT 9000 controller handles the communication between the dosing valve, the scale, and the central control system.
HAF Equipment Inc., Centerville MN 651-653-5098 www.hafquipment.com
Dry Material Feeder
Booth 1739 - On display will be a Mechatron LC dry material feeder, which operates with a PIAB vacuum conveyor. Utilizing this combination allows processors to easily convey and feed moderately to free-flowing materials for food, chemical, and pharmaceutical applications. The key advantage to the system is that it removes the manual-loading aspect of handling dry materials. Operators no longer need to hand-fill the feeder. The process can be done automatically with this combination. The DEA Weighbelt feeder and Tuf-Flex Volumetric–series feeder will also be on display.
Schenck AccuRate, Whitewater, WI 800-606-9248 www.accuratefeeders.com
Internet-Based Batching System
This batching system features Internet-based programming, monitoring, and diagnostics capabilities, is fully automated, self-contained, and customized to applications. It uses an Allen-Bradley PLC for the input of up to 100 recurring process recipes and a variety of quality control functions. Weighing accuracy is +0.02 lb/ingredient on a 1000-lb recipe. The system uses three or more FDA-USDA polyethylene dispensers, each with capacities between 3.5 and 100 cu ft. With a footprint of 8 × 30 ft for a five-dispenser system, the unit is particularly beneficial for applications where space is at a premium. In addition to the in-line dispenser configuration, the system can be set up with modular dispensers to accommodate nonrecurring recipes.
Ingredient Masters Inc., Cincinnati, OH 888-345-4729 www.ingredientmasters.com
Tube Line Cleaner
Booth 1922 - The patent-pending Tube Line Cleaner (TLC) solves the problem of inaccurate pressure data and is suitable for a wide range of applications in which pneumatic tubing must remain clear from blockage. TLCs are typically installed in applications that include pressure sensor lines used with demand controllers in dust collectors. Benefits include automatic line clearing, effective filter differential pressure measurement, continuous use of pressure sensors in the dust collector, minimal dust ingress into equipment mounted to the lines, and reduction of severe equipment damage.
Midwesco Filter Resources Inc., Winchester, VA 540-667-8500 www.midwescofilter.com
DeDusters
Booth 1860 - XP-series DeDusters are compact and available in various sizes for discharge capacities from 1000 to 200,000 lb/hr. They separate particles as small as 1 µm and long streamers. The system is suitable for all types of granular products that must be cleaned before packaging, shipping, or processing.
Pelletron Corp., Lancaster, PA 717-293-4008 www.pelletroncorp.com
Pneumatic Conveying Services
Booth 1725 - Company provides a full range of services, from optimizing and troubleshooting existing systems to helping customers plan and purchase a new system or upgrade. Ancillary services such as in-plant training, system and component selection software, and expert legal testimony are available. Pneu Calc interactive software is used for the design of vacuum and pressure pneumatic conveying systems.
Pneumatic Conveying Consultants, Allentown, PA 610-657-5286
Magnetic Equipment
Booth 1733 - This company will display its All-In-One magnetic housing, which features ceramic and rare earth 1-in.-OD tubes to demonstrate the strength and holding value differences between the magnetic materials; 3-in.-OD tubes found on large tube housing, designed for flow-challenged applications; Nedox-coated tubes found on OX housing, designed for applications in which product tends to stick or gall; Buna and Hydex seals for cleaning contaminants from the magnetic tubes; gs shocks; compression springs; and diverters to mimic product bridging. The company offers live demonstrations.
Industrial Magnetics Inc., Boyne City, MI 231-582-3100 www.magnetics.com
Chemical Imaging System
The SyNIRgi near-infrared chemical imaging (NIR-CI) system builds on the Sapphire/NIRCI-2450 platform. This next generation NIR-CI system adds capability in terms of data acquisition speed and increased sensitivity. It also accommodates an even larger imaging area and offers new sampling options. The ability to acquire >300,000 NIR spectra in a single measurement will be available as an option, and the SyNIRgi will be complemented by a newly released version of ISys, its data analysis software.
Malvern Instruments Inc., Southborough, MA 508-480-0200 www.malvern.com
Centrifugal-Impact Mill
The 24-in. Model CIM-24-SS sanitary stainless-steel centrifugal-impact mill provides coarse to fine grinding (325 mesh) of friable materials into controlled particle sizes. It also breaks lumps and conditions fibrous materials. High-speed rotation of the inner disk creates centrifugal force that accelerates bulk material entering the central inlet of the opposing stationary disk. As material travels from the center to the periphery of the disks at high speed, it passes through a “treacherous path” of five intermeshing rows of rotating and stationary pins, with the desired tight particle-size distribution obtained by controlling the rotor speed. Setting the infinitely variable rotor speed between several hundred and 5400 rpm provides the flexibility to use the machine for coarse grinding and deagglomerating as well as for fine grinding.
Munson Machinery Company, Inc., Utica, NY 800-944-6644 www.munsonmachinery.com
Acoustic Wave Transmitters
Booth 1566 - Featuring noncontact measurement and low installation costs, the Sultan-series nonintrusive acoustic wave transmitter yields accurate and comprehensive results for a wide range of applications. Ruggedly designed to withstand the harshest environments, they combine low frequency, high power, and adaptive gain technology. They are available in two-, three-, and four-wire models. Easy to calibrate and commission, the series is suitable for effectively measuring difficult-to-measure vapors, dust, and solids in mining, food, plastics, chemical, irrigation, cement, grain, paper, and quarry applications. Featuring a programmable, fail-safe mode, low cost per point and pump control, they are engineered to be compatible with Hart, Goshawk, Modbus, Profibus, and Fieldbus.
Hawk Measurement America, Middleton, MA 978-304-3000 www.hawkmeasure.com
Metal Detectors
Booth 1724 - Company offers metal detectors for a range of applications, including moving product through pneumatic lines, dumping product from overhead bins, or conveying product on belt conveyors. Several in-field maintenance and support packages are available. For plastics application, the Machine Mount Separator bolts directly on the throat of a machine. A complete line of magnetic separators for removal of ferrous metals without product loss is also available.
Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, KS 800-835-2526 www.buntingmagnetics.com
Round Separator
Booth 2116 - The QuickChange NV reduces screen changing to a one-man operation, reducing labor and eliminating the need to involve maintenance crews. Powered by a self-contained hydraulic unit, the system does not require outside utility hookups or a staging area during screen changes. Screen changes can be made quickly, reducing downtime and increasing productivity.
Sweco, Florence, KY 800-807-9326 www.sweco.com
Conveying Pipe Elbows
Booth 1860 - Pelbow conveying pipe elbows for handling abrasive material and eliminating streamers are designed to minimize product damage and wear caused when solid particles are transported through high-velocity pneumatic conveying systems. Because of their Bernoulli pockets, Pelbows are 100% self-cleaning when the product flow stops and the system is purged. Wear resistant and able to fit to any pipe, the elbows are available in aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel with sizes from 38 to 250 mm nominal diameter. Abrasive-resistant alloys and plated versions are available on request. All flanges are available as standard in ANSI, DIN, and JIS.
Pelletron Corp., Lancaster, PA 717-293-4008 www.pelletroncorp.com
Mass-Flow Meter
Booth 1822 - The CentriFlow is a solid-particle mass-flow meter that is durable, accurate, maintenance-free, and compact. It can replace weigh belts, impact meters, loss-in-weight meters, and static-weigh scales, where accuracy, low maintenance, and zero drift are critical. The meter offers a typical accuracy of ±0.25% of reading at a calibrated flow rate and is repeatable within ±0.10%. The meter has no moving parts. Calibration and installation are simple to perform.
Eastern Instruments, Wilmington, NC 910-392-2490 www.easterninstruments.com
Rotary Valves
Booth 1730 - New 4-in. MD rotary valves for pneumatic conveying systems and bulk material are available in cast iron and stainless steel. A heavy-duty housing with ANSI flanges and close-tolerance machining of internal surfaces provides an effective seal. Valves are suited for pressure differentials up to 15 psi and are available in sizes from 4 to 16 in. Company also offers side-entry valves, dust-collector valves, drop-through valves, blow-through valves, airlocks, and aero-flow feeders.
ACS Valves, Caledonia, ON, Canada 800-655-3447 www.acsvalves.com
Manual Clean Drawer Magnet
Booth 1800 - Company manufactures a complete line of magnetic separation equipment. Magnetic plates, grates, spouts, pulleys, drums, drawers, and many other styles of magnetic separators are available with ceramic and rare earth magnetic materials. A wide range of standard products with EZ Clean and Pow-R Clean features are available to simplify cleaning. Rare earth, ceramic, and Alnico magnet designs are available with a staggered and balanced field and with single-, double-, and multiple-drawer options. Magnets are preengineered for fast field installation.
Puritan Magnetics Inc., Oxford, MI 800-787-3624 www.puritanmagnetics.com
Diaphragm Pulse Valves for Dust Collectors
Booth 1954 - Constructed of die-cast aluminum with NBR diaphragms, these valves are available in either the Series DCV with an integral solenoid coil or the Series RDCV, which are used with a remote solenoid. Sizes from ¾ to 3 in. are available with NPT or coupling connections. Integral solenoid units can be purchased with 110, 220, or 24 V dc power. Features include large flow volume, low air consumption, and fast response time. Units can be coupled with the company’s DCT timer board controls.
Dwyer Instruments Inc., Michigan City, IN 800-872-9141 www.dwyer-inst.com
Palletizing System
Booth 1767 - The Load Runner palletizing system’s patented design utilizes the company’s paper carrier system to create a strong, durable pallet that may be used in automated packing lines. The Load Runner pallet creates a single-use pallet for domestic and import use and eliminates the need for costly heat-treated pallets. The pallet is more ergonomic than a wood pallet, weighs half as much as wood, is 100% recyclable, and helps end-users meet sustainability requirements.
Conitex Sonoco, Gastonia, NC 704-864-5406 www.conitex.com
Elevating Platforms
G-Raff elevating platforms with fall protection are self-supporting and feature a level access platform that raises and lowers to the exact height of the vehicle. Other features include machine-screw actuation, push-button operation, and a self-adjusting stairway. A variety of models can be easily customized. A complete line of elevating fall protection platforms, stationary platforms with and without canopies, portable platforms, safety systems, access equipment, and horizontal lifeline systems are available.
G-Raff Systems, Sheffield Village, OH 440-238-4360 www.g-raffsystems.com
Inflatable-Seated Butterfly Valve
Booth 1833 - This inflatable-seated butterfly valve is suited for abrasive materials such as sand, feldspar, fly ash, and most other dry, granular materials that reduce valve life. The inflatable-seat design provides a better seal by utilizing air pressure to expand the seat against the disk, providing more sealing area and an even pressure distribution against the disk every time. The seat automatically compensates for wear when it inflates against the disk, extending valve life. The valve is available in a wide variety of construction materials, including stainless steel and aluminum.
Posi-flate, St. Paul, MN 651-484-5800 www.posiflate.com
Bulk Bag Filler
Booth 1627 - The BagPak AD automatic ejection bulk bagger has been redesigned to incorporate simple air bladders and hinges to accomplish a task that previously required large cylinders to lower holder-arm assemblies or complicated strap release devices. By eliminating the need to drop the entire fill head and holder arm assembly, the filling system is much simpler and lighter and can be adjusted by one operator with no tools. The new design has indexing strap holders to facilitate easy operator placement from the side of the unit.
FormPak Inc., St. Louis, MO 800-936-7672 www.formpakinc.com
Vertical-Swing Hammer Mill
Booth 1918 - The principle of integral air classification has been applied to this high-speed vertical-swing hammer mill. Material as fine as 95–99% passing 5 µm can be efficiently produced. Typical applications include graphite, limestone, cocoa powder, marble, kaolin, sugar, talc, pharmaceuticals, food products, and a variety of chemicals. Raymond vertical mills are available in 18- and 35-in. sizes.
Alstom Power Inc., Air Preheater Co., Raymond Operations, Warrenville, IL 630-393-1000 www.airpreheatercompany.com
Continuous Heat Bag Sealer
The newly designed Supersealer SB1 is a painted Bandsealer model. The design does not use bottom plates, which means a minimal amount of bag above the product, creating cost savings for the customer. The sealer head rolls up on its U-bracket, which is designed for easy access to the interior of the sealer components and quick release band changeover. Benefits include an autoreverse function when the sealer is out of temperature range, operator protection, a quick-release band-change function, a small footprint, variable speed, and heavy-duty components.
O/K International Corp., Marlborough, MA 508-303-8286 www.okcorp.com
Double-Planetary Mixer
The improved 500-gal double planetary mixer is equipped with high-viscosity mixing blades that permit the mixing of extremely viscous materials up to 8 million cP. These mixers are used mainly for nonflowing materials that require deaeration to ensure an air-free product before packaging. Features include stainless-steel construction, full-vacuum operation, a jacketed mix vessel for heating or cooling, a dual-post air/oil hydraulic lift, and a mix vessel on caster wheels. Units are available with 1 pint through 750-gal capacities. A variety of options, including complete control packages, discharge systems, and sanitary designs, are available.
Charles Ross and Son Co., Hauppauge, NY 800-243-7677 www.mixers.com
Ball-Type Diverter Valve
Booth 1860 - The DVB ball diverter is suitable for powders and pellets. Because of its modular design, the valve can be used for flow directions of 45°, 90°, and 135°. The valve is designed in stainless steel, and stainless steel/aluminum. It is available in sizes from 1½ to 12 in. Features include a full round passway design, a completely sealed ball, differential pressures of 60 psi (4 bar), surge pressure of 90 psi (6 bar), and a heavy-duty pneumatic actuator. A high-temperature version is available.
Pelletron Corp., Lancaster, PA 717-293-4008 www.pelletroncorp.com
Moisture, Solids, Ash Analyzer
Booth 1635 - The Computrac MAX 5000 provides accurate results for moisture, solids, and ash in just a few minutes. Because the unit is chemical- and glass-free, materials can be tested at any location in a facility without causing contamination. The unit is easy to use, allowing even the most inexperienced operators to produce consistent results. In addition to being suitable for use on the production floor, it is also well suited for the laboratory. The analyzer’s precision balance, large selection of ending criteria, and statistical analysis features make it a powerful tool for research and development.
Arizona Instrument LLC, Tempe, AZ 602-470-1414 www.azic.com
Multifrequency Screener
Booth 1734 - The Kroosh SXE is a high-performance screener that places the screen surface in multifrequency peak resonance mode to perform screen separations from 20 µm to 1 in. This updated model features easier disassembly for quick cleaning and utilizes untensioned working screens so that rescreening is performed on-site at a fraction of the cost of earlier models. The high amplitude of the screen surface offers performance advantages over traditional screening technologies.
Elcan Industries, Mamaroneck, NY 914-381-7500
www.minox-elcan.com

Wet Grinding System
Booth 1667 - This advanced wet grinding system features the SC media agitating mill, which provides ultrafine grinding using Zirconia beads from 0.2 to 1.5 mm in diameter. The mills have been installed in applications such as calcium carbonate in paper industries, barium titanate/ferrite in electronics, and the toner and ink industries. The SC mill is used not only for fine grinding but also for disintegrating and dispersing fine powders. Laboratory-type models (3-L capacity, SC50/16) to industrial-scale units (2 metric tn/h, SC650) are available.
Mitsui-Mining Co. Ltd/AAAMachine Inc., Arlington Heights, IL 847-886-4535 www.aaamachine.com
Bin Vent Filter
The GalVent BV1000 bin vent filter for powder and bulk storage applications is constructed of 10 GA C90 galvanized steel, the exact material used in industrial cooling towers to serve the same purpose. This material virtually eliminates the rust-out problems from weathering seen on painted steel units. The GalVent is scalable depending on required filtration and can be fitted with several cartridge configurations. It uses 50 psi of compressed air blowdowns to purge the filter cartridges sequenced by a 100-V timer board. It can operate at temperatures up to 275ºF and is 99.99% efficient in normal operating conditions. Standard sizes of the filtration area are offered at 267 sq ft (9 cartridges), 475 sq ft (16 cartridges) and 742 sq ft (25 cartridges), depending on customer requirements. All cartridges are top removed, since the GalVent is supplied standard with a gas spring-assisted flip-top lid. The unit is offered with a three-year warranty on structure and finish.
O.A. Newton, Bridgeville, DE 800-726-5745 www.oanewton.com
Vacuum Cleaning Systems
Equipped with an ultra low-penetration air (ULPA) exhaust filter, the IVT 1000 CR vacuum retains particles down to 0.12 microns. It is best used in conjunction with the company Safe-Pak system, which is designed to collect and retain sub-micron particles in a disposable HEPA-filtered container, protecting the vacuum from contamination and providing a safe means for waste disposal. The system is quiet, compact, and easy to maneuver and, like the trolley and all its accessories, it is autoclaveable for simple and convenient cleaning and compatible down to ISO 4 (Class 10). The GM 80 CR vacuum features a four-stage filtration system that includes a 2¼-gal paper bag, a main filter, a microfilter, and an ULPA exhaust filter. The CFM 3306 and CFM 3508 feature three-phase powered induction motors and can provide virtually maintenance-free operation in continuous-duty applications. Both models are available in stainless steel. The CFM 3306 can also be equipped with Safe-Pak technology, similar to the IVT.
Nilfisk-Advance America, Malvern, PA 610-647-6420 www.pa.nilfisk-advance.com
Bulk Solids Pump Feeders
Booth 1513 - The BSP-135, the latest addition to the bulk solids pump (BSP) line, is a slightly larger version of the BSP-100. While offering the same features, it has three feeding ducts instead of one. The BSP line was designed and engineered to provide gentle, precise feeding of free-flowing pellets, granules, flakes, powders, and friable materials. BSP feeders do not use screws and augers, belts, or vibratory trays to convey materials, utilizing positive-displacement action to move material uniformly from storage hoppers to discharge outlet. Units on display include the BSP-100, BSP-135, BSP-150P, and BSP-150S.
K-Tron Process Group, Pitman, NJ 856-256-3265 www.ktron.com
High-Performance Mixers
Booth 1849 - The All-in-One demonstration mixer can mix as a single-rotor, double-rotor, or continuous mixer. As a single-rotor mixer, it mixes to a Cv of 5 in one minute; as a double-rotor, it takes 30 seconds. In addition to offering high-production volume in less space, the mixers do not degrade product.
A&J Mixing International Inc., Oakville, ON, Canada 905-827-7288 www.ajmixing.com
Rotary Valve
Booth 1513 - The HD Aerolock rotary valve is designed for heavy-duty industrial service and high-volume efficiency. It performs at up to a 15-psi pressure differential and temperatures up to 225°F. Sizes range from 0.10 to 1.85 cu ft/revolution. Three types of seals are available in addition to several rotor choices. Several interior coatings are also available.
Premier Pneumatics, Salina, KS 785-825-1611 www.premierpneumatics.com
Air Filters
Booth 1922 - Company offers flat and pleated two-stud bag filter replacements for WAM Silotop and Wameco dust collectors. These replacements are an alternative to OEM parts and offer high-throughput capacity, excellent operating efficiencies (99.99%), and extended filter life. The majority of Silotop reverse-air dust collectors can be found in cement and similar material applications. Wameco dust collectors are found in venting applications or stand-alone dust-collecting units, especially in pneumatic conveying systems.
TDC Filter Mfg., Cicero, IL 708-329-1277 www.tdcfilter.com
Classifiers and Mills
Booth 1667 - Turbo classifiers realize high-precision classification of particles, controlling characteristics of materials such as polymer, complex material, and electronics material. CJ/SJ-series fluid-energy jet mills are high-performance, easy-to-operate pulverizing machines that avoid the use of moving parts and the resulting heat and particle contamination. The new Blade Mill pulverizes fibrous materials down to 10 µm. The Super Rotor is used for pulverizing heat-sensitive materials and fine pulverizing with a narrow particle distribution without overpulverizing.
Nisshin Engineering Inc., Fujimino-City, Saitama, Japan 800-996-0070 www.nisshineng.com
Radar Level Sensor
Booth 1842 - The Flexar radar level sensor can be used in cement, fly ash, and other dusty applications. Its guided-wave radar level sensors use time domain reflectometry (TDR) to accurately measure the continuously changing level of dusty powders, even during filling. They are also used for measuring the level of many granular materials. The sensor will be displayed in conjunction with companion SiloTrack inventory management products for local and remote inventory management.
Monitor Technologies LLC, Elburn, IL, 800-766-6486 www.monitortech.com
Process System Cleaner
PSC Plus is designed to clean out large hot-oil systems. It is formulated to break down sludge deposits and resin residue. The cleaner is compatible with all MultiTherm fluids and most other petroleum-based heat-transfer fluids. A small amount of cleaner remaining in the system before recharging is not a problem.
MultiTherm, Malvern, PA 800-225-7440 www.multitherm.com
In-Line Sifter
Booth 1666 - The Model QA24 In-Line sifter was developed as an economical quality assurance and HACCP unit for the needs of food, pharmaceutical, and chemical operations with moderate production volumes. It is designed to be placed in pneumatic unloading or transfer systems and carries Third-Party Verification of conformance to BISSC standards. The unit is available with two to five sieves with a net screen area from 4 to 10 sq ft. Typical capacities are from 25 to 300 lb/min for wheat flour. Features include ease of access for inspection and maintenance, a pneumatic sieve compression system, and a Tru-Balance drive with gentle gyratory sifting motion.
Great Western Manufacturing Company, Inc., Leavenworth, KS 913-682-2291 www.gwmfg.com
Fluidizing Paddle Blender
Booth 1823 - The APS fluidizing paddle blender is a balance of mixing speed and efficiency with low equipment cost and consumed power. Traditional ribbon blender applications benefit from increased capacity in the same space. Difficult and diverse ingredients can be mixed quickly and efficiently.
American Process Systems, Gurnee, IL 847-336-2444 www.apsmixers.com
Size Reduction Equipment
Booth 1826 - Size-reduction equipment for crushing, pulverizing, fine grinding, blending, and delumping applications from 30 in. down to 5 µm is available. Various material applications include chemicals, fertilizer, iron powder, aluminum dross, grain, and powdered metal. Equipment includes the Grand Slam secondary impactor and Grand Slam waste recycler; the V-Slam impactor; the Micro-Max fine-grind air-swept mill; Aurora rotor crushers; A-, G-, F-, H-, and Y-series cage mills; and the Mega-Slam primary impactor.
Stedman, Aurora, IN 800-262-5401 www.stedman-machine.com
Injection Pump
Booth 2122 - The Screwveyor pump is a heavy-duty dry material injection pump that is designed to feed dry pulverized material into a pneumatic conveying line. It utilizes conveyed material to form a seal. An integral gate prevents blowback when priming or running empty. The pump eliminates blowback and early failure from abrasive wear.
Wm. W. Meyer & Sons Inc., Skokie, IL 847-673-0312 www.wmwmeyer.com
Sausage Metal Detector
A heavy-duty sausage pipeline metal detector offers high sensitivity to all metal types for the sausage industry. It is designed for full integration with leading vacuum filler machines and other process equipment. A single vertical gas strut makes the height of the detector head easy to adjust, while large casters provide maximum mobility. The patented Internal Cancellation Field technology allows for a shorter throughput pipe that reduces product creaming and also results in a compact system that easily fits into restricted spaces. The system’s user-intuitive color touch screen interface offers simple setup routines and maximum inspection process control, and Ethernet connectivity allows for remote management and monitoring. The unit has a stainless-steel finish and is sealed to IP69K standards for withstanding the high-temperature, high-washdown environment of the meat industry. A wide range of accessories is available to suit and support leading vacuum filler machines, such as throughput tubes, reject valves, and twister extension shafts.
Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc., Tampa, FL 800-447-4439 www.mt.com/safelineus
Testing Equipment
Booth 1919 - Company has developed a variety of test equipment as part of its integral approach to providing a technology-based solution. The Jenike direct shear tester is an ASTM Standard (D6128), as are the Jenike sifting and fluidization segregation testers (D6940 and D6941).
Jenike & Johanson, Tyngsboro, MA 978-649-3300 www.jenike.com
Custom Shaft Seals
Booth 1731 - MECO seals are used on slow-turning bulk processing equipment in the food, chemical, pharmaceutical, plastics, and minerals-processing industries. Engineers specify the optimal, patented seal design and construction materials for each seal according to precise shaft diameter, speed, clearance, process chemistry, temperature, pressure, etc. A wide range of shaft diameters can be retrofitted. Seals use different gas barrier fluids, at low flow rates. The seals solve problems caused by shaft run-out or misalignment by accommodating 6-mm diametric run-out or more in the design of the seals. They are available fully split so that installation and rebuilding are quick and easy. In sanitary applications, seals can be removed for daily cleaning.
Woodex Bearing Company Inc., Georgetown, ME 800-526-8800 www.woodex-meco.com
Dust Collector Controls
Booth 3525 - The new PulsePro2.0 dust collector controller provides remote monitoring. It can remotely check status and change the setpoints of baghouses from any computer on the Internet (using the control’s built-in IP address). It also offers economies for large plants (multiple baghouses can be monitored from one controller). The controller can send alarm e-mails to notify a remote operator of faults. The easy-to-use PLC device seamlessly integrates pulse-jet timing, pressure gauging, leak detection, and other measurements. Benefits include lower installation and operating costs, reduced emissions, and automatic diagnostics such as the location of failed solenoids, diaphragms, and filters.
MikroPul, Charlotte, NC 704-998-2600 www.mikropul.com
Spark Detection Systems
Booth 1940 - These spark detection systems can reduce the risk of dust fires and explosions in pneumatic conveying systems by detecting and extinguishing sparks and embers before they reach the collection and storage equipment. The new CC7000 system provides more expandability, features, and flexibility and is expandable to more than 100 zones. New features increase flexibility for custom configurations that reduce cost.
GreCon Inc., Tigard, OR 503-641-7731 www.grecon-us.com
Vertical Roller Mill
Booth 2021 - The VRM vertical roller mill comes with two classifier head options. The VRM combines with the Fine Classifier TC for the production of fine and medium-fine powders. The new rotor design reduces energy consumption without losing its sharp cut. Features include a bearing system integrated into the mill base, reduced delivery time, low installation cost, low specific power consumption, low wear rates, easy maintenance, and simple operation.
Ecutec Barcelona S.L., Barcelona, Spain +34 93 2477700 www.ecutec.es
Pneumatic Conveying Systems
Booth 1805 - Company offers 16 different pneumatic conveying concepts, with each system having a unique set of operating characteristics for pressure, conveying-line velocity, efficiency, and performance. Because every material to be conveyed reacts differently under a given set of operating conditions, it is critical to match the system operating characteristics to the material to be conveyed in order to achieve the most desired conveying performance and to provide the best value. These 16 concepts can convey at almost any velocity desired to suit a given material. Conveying distances exceed 6000 ft.
Dynamic Air Inc., St. Paul, MN 651-484-2900 www.dynamicair.com
Particle Management Equipment
Booth 1719 - Company’s particle management equipment includes size reduction and enlargement as well as separation and classification features. It incorporates feeding and metering equipment. Other features include complete systems integration and automation and controls. A new test and toll lab is available if needed.
Prater-Sterling, Bolingbrook, IL 630-759-9595
www.prater-sterling.com

Low-Profile Sifter
Booth 2020 - The low-profile Flo-Thru sifter features a gap-free screen frame with quick-disconnect clamps and a crevice-free interior finished to CGMP, 3-A, USDA, and FDA standards. The sifter allows rapid, thorough washdown. The low-profile configuration employs two unbalanced-weight gyratory motors mounted on opposing exterior sidewalls of the unit instead of one motor positioned beneath the screening chamber, reducing minimum height requirements. On-size particles pass rapidly through the screen in a vertical discharge path at higher rates than with circular screeners that have centrally mounted gyratory motors and horizontal discharge paths. Oversized material can be removed manually or with a vacuum. The unit can be disassembled without tools for rapid sanitizing and is intended to scalp oversized particles as small as 38 µm (400 mesh) from dry bulk materials or solids-laden slurries.
Kason Corp., Millburn, NJ 973-467-8140 www.kason.com
Noncontact Speed Switches
Booth 1954 - The Series NSSM and NSSP seed switches are suitable for indicatimg tje speed of conveyors, drives, and belts. They are used for mechanical conveying of bulk materials to indicate problems. The noncontact units use a magnetic disk attached to the drive shaft, allowing easy assembly. They feature an adjustable-speed setpoint design and are available in 10- to 100-rpm and 100- to 5000-rpm sizes. Speed sensors come in a weatherproof plastic housing or an explosion-proof metal housing and are 115-V-ac powered. Pricing starts at $358.
Dwyer Instruments Inc., Michigan City, IN 800-872-9141 www.dwyer-inst.com
Electromagnetic Flow Meter
Booth 1938 - The MaxxFlow is designed to measure high flow rates of powders, pellets, and granules. Because of its open cross-section and small height, the unit’s spool piece can fit almost anywhere in a user’s process without straight-run requirements. The system is suitable for truck and railcar load-outs and in process measurements after rotary valves, screw feeders, bucket elevators, air chutes, etc. The accuracy is ±1–3% and repeatable to 0.2%.
GTS Inc., Shalimar, FL 850-651-3388 www.pulsar-us.com
Level Control Devices
Booth 1549 - An ISO-certified manufacturer of level control devices for bulk solids, this company offers the UWT line of rotary paddle and vibration-point level switches, an electromechanical inventory monitoring system. The company also markets a new line of acoustic-wave noncontact continuous-measuring devices.
UWT LLC, Memphis, TN 901-531-6090 www.uwt.de
External Electric Vibrators
Booth 2061 - ATEX ExII3D certified rotary vibrators are durable, feature well-sized SKF bearings, and require minimal maintenance. MVE-type external electric vibrators are used in a range of applications, including as material flow aids and for screening, conveying, cleaning, detaching, compacting, and sorting.
OLI Vibrator, Norcross, GA 678-380-6267 www.olivibrator.com
Heavy-Duty Checkweigher
The 4693 heavy-duty checkweigher is designed for large and heavy products of virtually any shape or size. It is specifically intended for harsh, abusive, dirty environments commonly found in the cement, concrete, soil, bark, and carbon black products industries. Users in the chemical, starch, flour, and salt industries also use this unit for quality control by weight. Items compatible with this in-motion checkweigher include anything from pails and drums, to boxes and cartons, to bagged product conveyed up on end. The in-line scale weighs items from 1 to 500 lb and runs at speeds up to 220 ft/min. Production rates in excess of 50 unit/min are handled with ease. It uses a single S-type load cell in a flexure scale base residing below the conveyor. Weigh station conveyors range from 28 in. long to 5 ft long. Conveyor components include standard off-the-shelf bearings, idler rolls, and drive components.
Thompson Scale Co., Houston, TX 713-932-9071 www.thompsonscale.com
Multitilt Autodischarge Bulk Bag Filler
Booth 1627 - The redesigned BagPak AD automatic ejection bulk bagger incorporates simple air bladders and hinges to accomplish a task that previously required large cylinders to lower holder-arm assemblies or complicated strap release devices. By eliminating the need to drop the entire fill head and holder-arm assembly, the filling system is simpler and lighter and can be adjusted by one operator with no tools. The new design has indexing strap holders to facilitate easy operator placement from the side of the unit.
FormPak Inc., St. Louis, MO 800-936-7672 www.formpakinc.com
In-Line Scalper
This in-line scalper combines USDA-approved sanitary construction with patented technology to provide a simple solution for removal of oversized objects from conveyed product. Patented activator discharge technology provides efficiency. Two 6-in. sight glasses allow easy hand access for removal of oversize or foreign objects.
Millerbernd Design & Fabrication, Winsted, MN 320-485-2685 www.millerbernd.com
Gravity-Flow Metal Detector
Designed for dry processing applications, the new GF gravity-flow metal detector can detect ferrous, nonferrous, and stainless-steel contaminants in high-volume, free-flowing powders and granular products. Customers can directly influence the contaminant-detection sensitivity and ease-of-product changeover by choosing the right metal detector model for their requirements—from the one-frequency Certus model for basic detection to the state-of-the-art, three-frequency PowerPhasePRO. Available as a free-standing unit with a reduced footprint or as a suspended unit, it offers 4-, 6-, and 8-in. infeed and discharge pipes and high-speed reject-valve diversion of contaminated products. Utilizing quick-release clamps, the reject diverter can be dismantled without tools and swung open to allow thorough cleaning of both the throughput pipe and the reject mechanism during normal washdown or at product changeovers to prevent cross-contamination.
Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc., Tampa, FL 800-447-4439 www.mt.com/safelineus
Compressed Air System Controller
Booth 1027 - Sigma Air Manager Basic (SAM Basic) offers the new technology for optimizing compressed air system performance in small to medium installations. Providing optimal pressure band control, this energy-saving master controller balances service hours, tracks preventive maintenance requirements, and prevents simultaneous motor starts. It can be adapted to almost any system and manage up to four compressors or vacuum pumps, including multiple types and differing brands. It connects to dryers, filters, and drains to monitor their operating or maintenance status.
Kaeser Compressors Inc., Fredericksburg, VA 800-777-7873 www.kaeser.com
High-Temperature Bulk Cooling System
A high-temperature bulk-powder cooling system has horizontal water-cooled tubes that minimize thermal stresses and accommodate thermal expansion. The system cools bulk solids with temperatures up to 1000°C. High-temperature solids flow slowly by gravity over the cooling tubes while indirectly being cooled. The benefit of the tube design compared with the plate design is that the geometry of the tube is perfectly uniform, with even temperature distribution throughout the tube wall to avoid hot spots and local stresses. The system is used in industries that process high-temperature bulk solids such as pyrometallurgical processes for metal recovery, reactor discharges in the petrochemical industry, and boiler ash in fluid-bed combustion chambers. It is also employed in catalyst production processes.
Bulkflow Technologies Inc., Calgary, AB, Canada 403-254-3500 www.bulkflow.com
Industrial Terminal with Touch Screen
Designed for use in harsh environments, the APC Technology ET41150 sealed industrial terminal with 10.4-in. touch screen is impervious to dust, airborne particulates, and liquids. Its face is sealed to IP65, and the projective through-glass touch screen can be used with or without a glove. The ET41150’s form, fit, and function was designed as a drop-in replacement for the 3M Dynapro ET3170. It provides operators with a user-friendly, highly accurate touch screen for interfacing with host computers using ANSI-based control code protocols. It comes with a one-year limited warranty.
MGR Industries, Fort Collins, CO 970-221-2201 www.mgrind.com
Tamper-Evident Bander/Labeler
This fast, multiple-use system can operate continuously with zero downtime. PDC 75–series Shrinksealers apply tamper-evident banding and labeling at up to 400 containers/min and can incorporate tear tab blades or slit tab blades for easy opening. The unit also applies full height bodysleeve labels at up to 300 cpm, depending on sleeve dimensions. For tamper-evident body sleeves, the sleeve label encapsulates the cap, with a horizontal perforation for consumer tamper evidence. The built in zero-downtime material accumulator allows continuous machine operation. No stopping for roll changes means higher line output and productivity, reducing per unit costs.
PDC International, Norwalk, CT 203-853-1516 www.pdc-corp.com
Bulk Material Drying System
This new drying system uses radio frequency energy to uniformly convey bulk materials and rapidly remove the water without overheating. The Macrowave RF drying system rapidly removes water from materials using energy applied by radio waves at a frequency of 40.68 MHz. Featuring volumetric heating that keeps the temperature uniform throughout the bed depth to prevent overheating, this conveyorized dryer can be loaded at depths up to 12 in., depending on the type of material. Eliminating the long dwell time required by conventional surface heating methods, the system is can replace tumble, spray, tray, spin flash, and belt/tunnel dryers.
Radio Frequency Co. Inc., Millis, MA 508-376-9555 www.radiofrequency.com
Ethanol Rotary Coolers
Booth 1661 - Company has developed a counter-flow cooler for use on Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) in the ethanol industry. Counter-flow cooling provides inherent advantages that cannot be achieved with alternate approaches. Counter-flow cooling is recognized as more efficient and effective than cross-flow or coflow cooling, including fluid-bed and negative-lift systems. Counter-flow cooling benefits include improved product quality, lower DDGS discharge temperature, lower operating costs, less cooling air required, reduced storage problems (mold, mildew, etc.), high reliability and low maintenance, and reduced dryer energy requirements.
Feeco International Inc., Green Bay, WI 920-468-1000 www.feeco.com
Truck Scale
NTEP-approved legal-for-trade vehicle scales can help to fill orders accurately, efficiently, and legally; monitor in-bound materials; chart outgoing orders to provide real-time data on how much has been sold and when to order more; ensure that each vehicle is within the legal loading limits; and keep digital or hard-copy records of all transactions via a WedgeLink software computer interface. Small vehicles typically measure 10 to 30 ft in length and midsize scales typically measure 40 to 60 ft in length, making them suitable for locations with limited space. Full-size truck scales are offered as well.
Sterling Scale Co., Southfield, MI 800-331-9931 www.sterlingscale.com
Photostability Chambers
Company’s 6540-series photostability chambers have an interior volume of approximately 10 cu ft and are designed to perform near-UV and visual-light testing with fluorescent lamps in accordance with ICH guidelines Q1B, Option 2. This newest bench-top design allows programmable light and temperature, and can be ordered with an optional controlled humidity system. Performance is managed through an easy-to-use microprocessor-based control system with color touch screen interface that is programmable in four languages. Interior lamps can be programmed to shut-off automatically after the specified exposure level or elapsed time. Uniform light distribution and high-intensity light levels permit quick response for forced degradation-testing applications. Programmable alarms notify the user when aging lamps should be replaced.
Caron Products & Services, Marietta, OH 740-373-6809 www.caronproducts.com
Activator Bin Discharger
Patented features of the Activator bin discharger provide improved efficiency for sanitary, positive mass-flow discharge of powders, granules, flakes, chips, fibers, or pellets from storage hoppers, bins, or silos. Discharge rates greater than 500 cu ft/min and accuracies of ±0.01 lb when combined with scaling and feeding capabilities are possible.
Millerbernd Design & Fabrication, Winsted, MN 320-485-2685 www.millerbernd.com
Drum Filler
The patented Bare Bones drum filler is designed to fill four drums in 4 minutes. Palletized filling is recommended whenever drums are to be stored or shipped on pallets. The unit is suitable for low-volume or batching operations that fill four 55-gal drums sequentially. The same machine fills IBCs or pails on a pallet. The standard construction material is all-welded structural steel. An NTEP-approved digital weight meter with a 5000-lb-capacity scale base and four NTEP-approved load cells has an easy-to-read display and provides operator prompting. Also included are a NEMA-12 enclosure, microprocessor controller, and an RS-232 port for optional data acquisition and a printer connection. Additional standard equipment includes an encoder, an air drive, a drip pan, a wiper ring, data logging, and many software enhancements. Available options include a hydraulic raise and lower arm for filling IBCs or pails; powered conveyors; Kynar, PVC, Teflon, Hastelloy, or heat-traced lances and valves; fume booths; lance flush adapters; bung and capping tools; and platforms.
Specialty Equipment, Houston, TX 713-467-1818 www.specialtyequipment.com
Rotary Screw Compressor
Booth 1027 - Company has expanded its line of Sigma frequency control compressors with the SFC 18S rotary screw compressor, which combines the proprietary Sigma Profile airend, Sigma Control Basic system, and state-of-the-art drive technology to offer 21 to 114 scfm in pressures to 217 psig. The SFC 18S features a space-saving cabinet and split-cooling air flow design for easier ducting and low noise levels. Wide-opening access doors allow frontal access to all major components and reduce access clearance and footprint. The compressor is also available with tank mounting, and many SFC models are available with optional integral refrigerated dryers.
Kaeser Compressors Inc., Fredericksburg, VA 800-777-7873 www.kaeser.com