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  • Drum Handler Moves Drums Faster

    August 3, 2015

    The Morspeed 1000 lifts, moves, and places rimmed drums (1000 lb capacity) right from a forklift. It mounts on forks in seconds, without tools, and steel jaws grip the upper rim of the drum. The head adjusts to handle drums down to 15 in tall. The operator can lift/move/place drums without leaving...

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  • How Wall Friction Effects Hopper Angles

    August 3, 2015

    Measuring a bulk solid's wall friction is critical to ensuring reliable flow. The wall friction angle for a given bulk material/wall surface combination is calculated from the results of a wall friction test. From this angle, the hopper angle required to ensure mass flow is determined. Hopper...

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  • Flexicon Opens Barcelona Office

    July 29, 2015

    Flexicon (Europe) Ltd has opened a new office in Barcelona, Spain to provide factory-direct engineering services and technical sales support to customers throughout Spain. “The Barcelona location, coupled with our new Spanish language website, will fuel Flexicon's rapid growth in the...

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  • Bulk Material Handling and Packaging System

    July 27, 2015

    NBE introduces this automated, bulk material handling and packaging system built on its integrated construction and controls infrastructure. The complete process sequence, including pallet/base supply, slipsheet pick-and-placement, bulk material infeed, packaged contents isolated densification,...

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  • Plastic Static Dissipative Hose

    July 15, 2015

    This line of all-plastic static dissipative polyurethane hose features an embedded copper grounding wire and is now offered with new conductive PVC cuffs for complete static protection. FlexStat static dissipative hose is extruded from specially formulated clear polyurethane with an ABS helix...

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  • Simplifying Material Handling

    July 15, 2015

    Featuring the piFLOW series of vacuum conveyors, this new 56-page Version 5.0 catalog is a resource guide for a variety of industries including food, chemical, and pharmaceutical. The catalog includes a Piab Vacuum Academy section that details the principles of vacuum conveying and how it can...

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  • Shipping Execs Say Hazmat Transport Regs Too Complex

    July 13, 2015

    Is complying with the multitude of regulations for the transport of hazardous materials – also known as dangerous goods (DG) – truly a challenge? Well, even Albert Einstein would have had problems figuring out some of the rules, according to shipping executives recently surveyed by...

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  • 180° Rotation Hydraulic Drum Dumper

    July 10, 2015

    This system safely inverts drums and then empties the materials into an existing process. The MTS hydraulic Lift & Seal System docks the drum to a gasketed pour cone for dust-tight operation and a clean working environment. A pour cone features a fully mounted orifice gate and docking flange to...

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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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  • Inside the Bulk Solids Innovation Center - Second Floor

    July 8, 2015

    The second floor of the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center is intended for education and training with room for laboratory and office space. The second floor also overlooks the full-scale test lab section of the floor so students and others can view the process equipment in...

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