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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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  • Inside the Bulk Solids Innovation Center - Full-Scale Test Lab

    July 7, 2015

    The full-scale test lab at the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center is the heart of what the center is intended to provide for students and industry workers. Here students will be able to see the equipment in action and learn what the difference is between dense phase pneumatic...

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  • Storage Hopper with Screw Feeder

    July 7, 2015

    The ZFP500 storage hopper is used for discharging smaller quantities of product delivered in 50-lb bags, such as lime, cement, or powdered activated carbon (PAC). The unit features an arch-breaking spindle fitted with flexible blades that rotate within the hopper bottom, preventing bridging and...

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  • Waste Handling System Supplied to Pyrolysis Plant

    June 26, 2015

    Solids handling specialist, Ajax Equipment, has supplied a screw-based waste handling system to a waste-to-energy pyrolysis unit manufacturer. The Ajax system comprises a twin screw feeder with a hopper, three inclined screw conveyors, and a plug screw feeder to discharge chopped rags into the...

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  • UniTrak Adds Dynequip as Rep

    June 3, 2015

    UniTrak Corporation Ltd, Port Hope, ON, announces that Dynequip Inc., St. Paul, MN, is now representing UniTrak in MN, South and North Dakota, and parts of northwestern WI and western IA. Dynequip Inc. has been in the material handling business for 44 years and will be representing UniTrak...

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  • Bulk Solids Innovation Center Grand Opening Set

    May 11, 2015

    After breaking ground on the project less than a year ago, the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center will celebrate its grand opening with a purple ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2pm Thursday, May 14. The two-story, 13,000-sq-ft facility is the only one of its kind in North America...

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  • Revised Compounding System is More Energy Efficient

    May 6, 2015

    The Kombiplast KP compounding system from Coperion, Stuttgart, Germany, is now available in a revised version with improved performance. More compact and more energy-efficient than its predecessor, this new model achieves better product quality at a higher throughput rate. The Kombiplast...

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