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  • Industry Professionals Overflow Conference Rooms at Powder Show

    May 7, 2014

    Conference rooms were filled to capacity and more as the revamped 2014 International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference got underway Tuesday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  A standing-room only throng turned out for the opening Keynote Technology Panel on...

  • Man Dies in Grain Storage Bin

    May 6, 2014

    Leon Madey, a 73-year-old farmer died Monday after becoming trapped in a grain bin in Genoa, IL, according to the DeKalb County the coroner’s office. According to reports, Madey had been loading a truck with his son and entered the silo in an attempt to clear a crust (a hard top that...

  • Registration Open for Facilities Planning, Safety, Materials Handling Courses

    April 29, 2014

    Registration is open for three courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University Distance Education Program. GEAPS 510: Facilities Planning & Design I, GEAPS 541: Developing an Effective Safety Culture at Your Company, and GEAPS 551: Materials Handling...

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  • Fast-Fit Kit for Easy Fluidizer Installation

    April 17, 2014

    Solimar Pneumatics offers a new method of installation for its Fluidizer disks. Now upgrading to the superior aeration of the Fluidizer can be accomplished easily for silos, hoppers, and bins. The new fast-fit kit only requires a two-in.-diam hole to be drilled. The Fluidizer is then inserted from...

  • FIBCs: Prevention of Dust Explosions in Storage & Handling

    April 15, 2014

    FIBCs are extensively used for packing, storing, and transporting a variety of materials (chemicals, minerals, food products, agricultural products, fertilizers, plastics, cement, etc.) in fine dust, powder, granular, or flake form. The use of FIBCs in industrial applications is ever-growing as...

  • Practical Solutions to Costly Bulk Solids Flow Problems

    April 14, 2014

    Eric Maynard, senior consultant, Jenike & Johanson Inc., will be presenting a fundamental technical workshop at the Powder Show, on May 6, Practical Solutions to Costly Bulk Solids Flow Problems. This session provides solutions to costly flow problems that normally occur with silos,...

  • Tapered BFM Fitting for Surge Bins

    March 31, 2014

    Tapered BFM fittings for surge bins and hoppers provide quick visual confirmation of product flow and volume. They are an ideal interface between production and packaging in dry, sanitary processes. The design is USDA accepted and 3A certified. They work well with vibrating, oscillating,...

  • Ergonomic Lift for Five-Gallon Pails

    March 21, 2014

    The Pail Partner lifter/transporter eliminates back strain from lifting and transporting heavy 5-gal pails. The Pail Partner’s special yoke securely holds a plastic or metal pail just below its rigid collar. The yoke can be easily raised or lowered as necessary to conveniently pick up stacks...

  • Bolted Panel Silo Construction Offers Benefits That Ease Installation

    March 20, 2014

    The global increase in fuel exploration continues to drive the demand for frac sand and, along with it, the requirement for innovative storage solutions. Traditional construction methods including field-welded, jump form concrete, and slip form concrete are quickly becoming outdated as informed...