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  • Sweeper Nozzles vs. Fluidizing Disks: What’s the Difference?

    January 14, 2016

    The differences between two common pneumatic flow aids, the rubber fluidizing disk and the sweeper nozzle, may not always be obvious. Although they have some similarities, they also contain some very significant design and performance differences that must be considered in order to assure...

  • Evasser Bin Aerator Promotes Material Flow

    January 12, 2016

    The Evasser bin aeration device maintains the flow of dry bulk powders and granular solids in storage vessels. Monitor’s booted Evasser aerator is compact, durable, and capable of aerating/fluidizing many types of materials in bins, hoppers, and silos. It operates by constantly presenting air...

  • Silo Cleaning Unit Focuses on CO2 Blasting Equipment

    January 11, 2016

    The Safe-T-Shot system provides CO2 blasting services, systems, training, recertification, parts, and supplies to the cement industry and other industrial and mining markets. The Safe-T-Shot CO2 blasting process removes hardened build-up inside silos and kilns by utilizing a CO2-filled...

  • Bin Discharger Provides Uninterrupted Material Flow

    January 7, 2016

    The Thayer Bridge Breaker is designed to provide constant uninterrupted flow of material from storage bins, silos, or transfer chutes. The Bridge Breaker comes in various configurations to specifically match a particular bin design and material being handled. The design of the Bridge Breaker...

  • Bin Activator System Instantly Clears Bins, Hoppers

    January 7, 2016

    The Pulsonics bin activator system is designed to instantly clear bins, hoppers, and other mass flow devices of compacted solids, removing disruptive materials from channels, ducts, and recesses. The unit introduces multiple instantaneous sonic air bursts directly into impacted bulk material,...

  • Automated Bulk Batching and Storage System

    January 6, 2016

    Ingredient Masters provides turnkey automated bulk batching systems engineered to streamline bulk material handling, storage, and batching. Compared to manual or semi-automated systems, the automated systems increase product consistency, increase output, reduce waste, and generate production data...

  • Jenike’s Carson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    December 3, 2015

    Dr. John Carson has been awarded AIChE’s (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) 2015 PTF (Particle Technology Forum) award. The award recognizes a forum member's lifetime outstanding scientific/technical contributions to the field of particle technology, as well as leadership in...

  • Company Creates Prototype Textile-Storage Silo

    December 2, 2015

    A Polish university and a Polish company have teamed up to create a textile bag that fits into storage silos, strengthening the facility and keeping grain from sticking to the walls. Innovationintextiles.com is reporting that Polish company Feerum licensed the use of the textile material from the...

  • 14 Storage Silos Collapse

    December 1, 2015

    Fourteen metal storage silos containing 11,500 tons of canola seeds collapsed Tuesday at the Sentraal-Suid Koöperasie agricultural co-operative in Swellendam, South Africa. No one was injured. The cause of the collapse was unknown but an investigation was planned. The silos were said...

  • Grain Operations Courses Offered

    November 17, 2015

    Registration is now open for four grain operations courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University in January. These online courses run from Jan. 4 through Feb. 5, and registration closes Dec. 15. GEAPS 520: Grain Quality Management This course...