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  • 2018 Powder Show Conference: Unrivaled Training, Education, Experts

    February 23, 2018

    The program for the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference, April 24-26 at the Donald P. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, is crafted with input from an advisory board full of industry experts. Designed for new and experienced processing professionals to learn the latest in...

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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...

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  • Gravimetric Feeders: The Achilles' Heel of Continuous Manufacturing

    February 13, 2018

    Gravimetric feeders are frequently used in continuous manufacturing processes. A gravimetric feeder relies on a control system that adjusts the speed of the feeder based on loss-in-weight measurements. Since the controller is unable to discern the discharge rate when its hopper is being filled with...

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  • Are Your Rotary Electric Vibrators Working Properly?

    January 30, 2018

    Vibratory equipment such as mechanical feeders, industrial screeners, and compaction tables are typically designed utilizing two rotary electric vibrators. The use of rotary electric vibrators provides a quiet performance, even at higher vibratory frequencies and amplitudes, contributes toward a...

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  • High-Frequency Feeder and Screen

    January 24, 2018

    This high-frequency screen or feeder showcases GK’s new patent-pending structural springs that provide both spring rate and direction, taking on the roles of rocker legs and springs. The smaller size of the high-frequency motor provides for a more cost-effective solution in comparison to a...

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  • New Automatic Volumetric Screw Feeder Unveiled

    January 16, 2018

    The new Model VMF-90A volumetric screw feeder is designed for automated additive dosing in water and chemical treatment processes. The new feeder retains the functionality and user-friendly features of the VMF-28 feeder, but has been re-engineered for cost-savings and versatility. Ed Dougherty,...

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  • Direct-Drive Electromechanical Feeders

    November 14, 2017

    Syntron MF direct-drive electromechanical feeders are used for higher capacity requirements. The 10 heavy-duty models handle capacities from 600 to 4000 tn/hr. Syntron MF direct drive electromechanical feeders combine extra structural strength with durable components. The deep wing plates form a...

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  • Volumetric Feeder with Washable, Easy-Clean Design

    November 9, 2017

    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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  • Vibration Immune Weighing in Bulk Solid Feeding, Batching, Metering

    October 10, 2017

    Coperion K-Tron’s Smart Force Transducer digital load cells incorporate exclusive filtering algorithms that continuously identify and extract spurious weight readings from the weight measurement, even in severe process environments. Precise feeding, batching, and metering of bulk solids...

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