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  • Screw Feeder Design for Metering Bulk Materials

    February 20, 2018

    Screw feeders are used in thousands of material handling applications and designed to meter bulk materials at a controlled feed rate. A standard screw conveyor is normally fed by another conveyor and the amount of material being discharged is directly proportional to the amount being introduced at...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders up 5.6%

    February 12, 2018

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its December 2017 booked orders increased 5.6% over November 2017 booked orders. December 2017 booked orders decreased 18% when compared to December 2016 orders. When compared to November, December booked orders were down 12.8...

  • Bucket Elevators: 5 Factors to Consider for Trouble-Free Feeding and Operation

    January 31, 2018

    Commonly used in many production processes to vertically lift bulk solids, continuous bucket elevators are a key conveying technology that many facilities depend upon for efficient material handling. An aspect often overlooked with continuous bucket elevators is the need to consider how material...


  • November Conveying Equipment Orders up 16% over 2017

    January 11, 2018

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its November 2017 booked orders increased 16.4% when compared to November 2016 orders. When compared to October 2017, November 2017 booked orders were down 1.3%. November booked orders were down 4% for Bulk Handling...

  • Key Technology Appoints Senior Director of North America Sales

    January 3, 2018

    Key Technology announces the appointment of Ray Kramer to the position of senior director of North America sales. Kramer is responsible for managing Key’s sales organization in the U.S. and Canada to bring the company’s digital sorters, conveying solutions, and process automation...

  • Mobile Flexible Screw Conveyor for Bulk Bag Discharging, Manual Dumping

    January 2, 2018

    A new FLEXICON mobile flexible screw conveyor with multi-purpose hood transfers material discharged from bulk bags and/or manually dumped from handheld sacks into elevated process equipment or storage vessels dust free. Mounted on a frame with locking casters for in-plant mobility, the system...

  • Selecting the Right Conveyor

    December 20, 2017

    Site engineers invest a great deal of time and energy researching process equipment types and making sure the right technology is applied to achieve the precise results they are aiming for. However, when it comes to choosing a conveyor to transfer the product from one process to the next, there is...

  • Conveying Equipment Booked Orders Increase 40%

    December 12, 2017

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its October 2017 booked orders increased 40.3% when compared to October 2016 orders. When compared to September 2017, October 2017 booked orders were down 18.3%. October booked orders were down 24.2% for Bulk Handling Equipment...

  • To Convey Mechanically or Pneumatically

    November 21, 2017

    Pneumatic conveying is by far the most hygienic conveying method for bulk dry powders and granular bulk materials because it is a fully enclosed system that protects materials from air, dirt, and waste, and in turn, facilities from fugitive dust. There are, however, instances where mechanical...