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  • Versatile Tubular Screw Feeders and Conveyors

    August 14, 2014

    TX-Type tubular screw feeders and conveyors are versatile with a suitable surface finishing grade appropriate for application in the food industry. Manufactured from stainless steel, these feeders ensure minimum material residue. They are usually installed beneath silos or FIBC dischargers to feed...

  • Refilling Continuous Loss-in-Weight Feeders

    July 31, 2014

    Loss-in-weight feeders have evolved from the crude devices of the late 1940s to sophisticated machines capable of feeding at continuous accuracies down to 0.2 percent of sample size at a 2 sigma confidence level (depending on material). Due to the nature of their operation, loss-in-weight feeders...

  • Alumina Powder Silo Retrofit Improves Product Quality

    July 28, 2014

    The Need Alumina is a fine powder that is used in the manufacture of aluminum, abrasives, refractory material, and various household products. Large users of alumina often arrange to have it shipped to their plants in 100-ton capacity railcars. The quality and consistency of the alumina, which...

  • What Is the Best Type of Feeder for My Application?

    July 22, 2014

    There are many types of feeders available today. The most widely used include rotary valves, vibratory trays/tubes, belts, and screw feeders. The type of feeder to be selected for a particular application is dependant upon several factors. First, it is essential to clearly define the application...

  • Selecting Metal Detection, Magnetic Separation, Material Handling Equipment

    July 21, 2014

    Through its Orange University educational program, Eriez offers a series of “How to Choose and Use” brochures designed to assist readers in selecting and utilizing the appropriate equipment to conquer their toughest metal contamination and material handling challenges. These guides are...

  • Integrated Bin Filling Hopper for Tablet Dedusters

    July 15, 2014

    Pharma Technology Inc. introduces an integrated bin filling hopper for its PharmaFlex family of tablet dedusters. The hoppers, which come in sizes of 50 or 100 l, allow for the accumulation of tablets until in-process weight, thickness, and hardness control checks have been completed. These hoppers...

  • Eriez Releases New Food Industry Brochure

    July 1, 2014

    This new brochure describes and illustrates the broad range of equipment Eriez offers for the food processing industry to protect product purity and improve material handling efficiency—from the moment ingredients enter the plant to the time the end product ships from the dock. The easy-...

  • USDA-Approved Rotary Airlock Feeder

    July 1, 2014

    The USDA-Approved Klean-In-Place rotary airlock feeder is a special-purpose valve suited for dairy, pharmaceutical, food, baking, chemical, paint, and powder coating applications. The redesigned two slide bar offers stability, using linear bearings, and provides maximum support of the rotor while...

  • Van Beek Supplies Custom-Built TwinFeeders to Hosokawa Micron

    June 25, 2014

    Van Beek recently supplied a state-of-the-art TwinFeeder to Hosokawa Micron in Doetinchem, The Netherlands. Hosokawa uses this type of TwinFeeder as a feed screw for its Drymeister (DMR) flash dryer. Because of the constantly changing designs that Hosokawa Micron needs, it remains a challenge for...

  • Weighbelts for Metering Fragile Materials

    June 16, 2014

    For use in industries where precision weighing and metering of dry materials is required, the DEA stainless steel weighbelt feeders provide weight-controlled feeding, weight indication, and totalization for fragile materials like cereals, snack foods, kibble, and fruits. DEA weighbelt feeders are...