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  • Flexible Screw Conveyors Used As Feeders

    July 31, 2015

    Spiroflow flexible screw conveyors (FSCs), often used as feeders, provide a dust-free, low-energy, low-maintenance, and low-cost feeding solution. Accuracies of 3-5% are typical when using a flexible screw conveyor as a volumetric feeder, depending on the size of the screw conveyor and the product...

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  • Vibratory Feeders for Heavy Materials

    July 30, 2015

    Eriez C and A Series feeders are ideally suited for heavy material applications requiring feeders to operate under heavy loads. These light- and medium-duty units feed and control material flows at rates ranging from a few pounds to many tons per hour with stability, control, and accuracy. They...

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  • FlexWall 20 Feeder

    July 24, 2015

    The Brabender FlexWall 20 feeder is a new member of the FlexWall feeder family. It is also equipped with a polyurethane hopper massaged by two external paddles providing real mass flow of ingredient. The feeder is capable of metering even poor-flowing ingredients at low feed rates of just a few kg/...

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  • Totally Enclosed Vibrating Feeder Introduced

    July 23, 2015

    Carman Industries introduces a totally enclosed vibrating feeder with high trough sides and bolt-on covers. The totally enclosed design eliminates the need for a static skirt with flexible connector seal. By eliminating the static skirt and flexible seal, the totally enclosed design of the...

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  • Managing Refills for a LIW Gravimetric Feeder

    July 20, 2015

    How do you account for refills in a continuous loss-in-weight gravimetric feeder? There are two philosophies: design the feeder for less frequent larger refills or design for more frequent smaller refills. Both have their merits, however, I would be hesitant to design a TIO2 feeder with a large...

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  • Modular Feeders for a Range of Solids

    July 20, 2015

    VTF series feeders feature a modular construction suitable for a wide range of solids. Direct drive with standard air purge seals minimizes maintenance requirements. Optional direct drive agitator sweeps close to auger set, which results in consistent positive flow. Augers have weld in shafts on...

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  • Volumetric Feeder with Washable, Easy Clean Design

    July 14, 2015

    Vibra Screw has developed an easy-to-clean version of its Accufeed volumetric feeder. It incorporates a self-draining trough so the unit can be washed in place. A built-in drain with external connection handles wash fluid disposal. Combined with the feeder’s USDA- and FDA-approved materials...

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  • Inside the Bulk Solids Innovation Center - Installation and Introduction

    July 8, 2015

    Last month, Powder & Bulk Solids toured the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center located in Salina, KS. As part of the open house in June, Kansas State University provided a walking tour map along with a detailed list of materials and equipment provided to the center. More...

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  • Predicting Feeder Performance from Powder Flow Measurements

    July 8, 2015

    By Tim Freeman and Doug Millington-Smith, Freeman Technology, Ralf Weinekötter, Gericke AG Predicting the performance of processing equipment from measurements of powder properties is an important goal for the powder processing industries. This article describes new collaborative research...

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  • Volumetric Feeder Offers Easy Clean, Rear Screw Removal

    July 8, 2015

    The Vibra Screw Versifeeder now offers rear screw removal, permitting cleaning and screw size changes away from the process side. Disassembly is accomplished without tools and in a matter of minutes. All drive train components maintain their alignment and integrity during disassembly and reassembly...

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