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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

    One of the questions we often get asked as applications engineers is, “How do I account for refills in my continuous Loss in Weight gravimetric feeder?”      There are two philosophies. One is to design the feeder for less frequent larger refills, while the other is...

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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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  • 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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