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  • Alumina Powder Silo Retrofit Improves Product Quality

    July 28, 2014

    The Need Alumina is a fine powder that is used in the manufacture of aluminum, abrasives, refractory material, and various household products. Large users of alumina often arrange to have it shipped to their plants in 100-ton capacity railcars. The quality and consistency of the alumina, which...

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  • Hot Air Blowers for Drying Tanks, Mixers, Totes, Piping

    July 23, 2014

    After every clean in place cycle, the internal surfaces of any powder blending and handling system are not truly clean until they are completely dry. Sonic’s hot air blower technology is ideal for the drying of tanks, blenders, mixers, totes, and piping, in as little as 15 minutes. This...

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  • Should My Material Be Tested On-Site?

    July 21, 2014

    In the past, we have discussed flow properties testing and the need for this type work to ensure reliable bin and hopper flow. The Jenike Shear Tester is a device that is recognized as the standard for testing bulk solids by ASTM (D-6128-97) in the U.S. and in Europe, and the test procedure is well...

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  • OSHA Proposes Fine for Grain Company

    July 14, 2014

    OSHA has proposed fining an Ohio-based grain company more than $50,000 for operating a mechanical sweep auger while three employees were working in a grain storage bin. Sabina Farmers Exchange Inc. was investigated after OSHA received complaints that employees were working inside the bin while...

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  • Man Killed Unloading Grain into Silo

    July 7, 2014

    A Tennessee man was killed July 2 while unloading grain into a silo, after his tanker truck’s boom came into contact with power lines, according to media reports. Billy Dougherty, 63, of Kingsport, TN, was killed in the accident that occurred on a farm located in McMinn County, about 60...

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  • ABB Inc. - Level Measurement Products

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  • BinMaster Introduces Compact Vibrating Rod for Small Bins

    June 13, 2014

    BinMaster introduces the new CVR-625 mini vibrating rod, a compact point level control designed for use in small bins and hoppers where other level sensors will not fit. The new version features an updated design that allows for the detection of light materials with a bulk density as low as two....

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  • Guttridge Launches Silo Sweep Auger

    June 2, 2014

    The new Silo Sweep Auger from Guttridge Ltd, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of bulk materials handling equipment, is a robust machine for the automated emptying of grain silos. Grain silos empty under gravity but as grain levels drop this process stalls. One option is to dig out the...

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  • Vecoplan Names LaGoe Director of Project Management

    May 28, 2014

    Vecoplan LLC, a leading manufacturer of mechanical systems for processing waste and biomass, has named Mike LaGoe director of project management. LaGoe has worked as a manager in Vecoplan’s Project Engineering department since 2011, and brings 15 years of engineering management...

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