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  • Solids Level Measurement in the Food & Beverage Industry

    June 19, 2018

    Thousands of bins, hoppers, and silos dot the food and beverage industry landscape (see Figure 1), holding grains, sugars, malts, powders, and other products. But how much product is really in those bulk solid storage systems? In many cases, companies don’t know because they may or may not...

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  • Micromeritics Instrument Acquires Freeman Technology

    June 18, 2018

    Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, a global manufacturer of premium products for advanced material characterisation, today announced the acquisition of Freeman Technology. Freeman Technology specialises in providing instruments for the measurement of powder flow properties and other behavioural...

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  • Microwave Moisture Measurement

    June 14, 2018

    M-Sens II is a real-time, contact moisture meter designed for continuous monitoring of powders, granulates, fibers, and pellets. It is housed in a high-grade stainless-steel body with a ceramic face for abrasion resistance. It offers 0.1% accuracy of the calibrated measuring range. Up to three...

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  • New “Traction Action” Belt Speed Sensor

    June 11, 2018

    The Model BSD (belt speed detector) is a "traction action" motion control that indicates when a conveyor belt has slowed or quit moving altogether. The unit can be adjusted as an overspeed, underspeed, or zero speed control. The output of the Model BSD can be wired into a PLC or DCS, or...

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  • More Options for Conveyor Control

    June 4, 2018

    Offering customers the option of using microcomputer-based electrical controls for the piFLOW vacuum conveyors, Piab is introducing the first version of a new electrical control unit ECU-10. The electrical control unit simplifies the addition of extra control functions in conveying systems....

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  • Powder & Bulk Solids Releases Equipment Market Outlook

    May 31, 2018

    Manufacturing activity is expected to expand in the early 2020s in North America and several other regions. The food and beverage, chemicals, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, building materials, and automotive/aerospace industries are all predicted to post gains in the first half of...

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  • Powder & Bulk Solids Equipment Market Outlook

    In the U.S. and Canada, as well as many other parts of the world, manufacturing activity is expected to expand in the coming years. The food and beverage, chemicals, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, building materials, and automotive/aerospace industries are all expected to post gains...

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  • Particle Shape and Size Analyzer

    May 30, 2018

    The Fritsch Analysette 28 ImageSizer is in combination with the corresponding wet dispersion unit ideal for measurement of particle shape and size of suspensions and emulsions. Wet dispersion is particularly suitable for fine particles, poorly flowing, fine-agglomerating, or sticky materials,...

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  • Intelligent Loss-in-Weight Closed Loop Rate Control

    May 23, 2018

    Rate by weight is the measurement of a material that enters into or dispenses from a vessel over a given period. In a continuous feed, a loss-in-weight closed loop feeder controller works in conjunction with a screw- or auger-based feeder, vibratory feeder, conveyor, belt feeder, variable valves,...

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