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  • Radar Level Measurement in Clinker Silos

    October 18, 2016

    Cement companies typically use free space radar measurement instruments to monitor the level of materials used for the manufacturing of cement, concrete, and other building materials. Free space radar level instruments have proved themselves over the years as a way to overcome measurement problems...

  • KSU Bulk Solids Courses Announced

    October 17, 2016

    The K-State Bulk Solids Innovation Center announces two upcoming bulk solids courses. International bulk solids expert Dr. Richard Farnish will lead “Storage and Flow of Bulk Solids,” covering important topics related to powder and bulk solid flow in bins, hoppers, and chutes. Dr....

  • Heated Liner System Eliminates Freezing, Sticking

    October 6, 2016

    Thermo-Tech introduces a new heated chute, bin, and hopper liner system that eliminates materials from freezing or sticking. This new concept retrofits to almost any existing problem area. When installed, these liners will keep material moving at any temperature and eliminate material sticking due...

  • Air Knockers Aid Product Flow, Eliminate Hopper Damage

    September 29, 2016

    Hammering away with a large piece of wood to get sticky seeds flowing through hoppers became a futile and somewhat dangerous job at Ebberts Field Seeds. The Covington, Ohio-based company fills quick turnaround seed orders over a four-state area, so finding an efficient and safe way to free up...

  • Farnish to Lead Storage and Flow Course at Bulk Solids Innovation Center

    September 29, 2016

    The Kansas State University (KSU) Bulk Solids Innovation Center is offering a new short course focused on design, storage and flow with a renowned international industry expert serving as the lead lecturer. Richard Farnish, a senior research fellow, consultant, engineer, and professor with the...

  • Posibin Helps Packaging Station Triple Output

    September 20, 2016

    A prominent bakery-ingredient processing facility custom formulates mixes that are blended and packaged for distribution to other food processors, retail, wholesale, and supermarket bakeries, and chain restaurants.   The Process A variety of dry baking ingredients, including flours,...

  • Rolled Tapered Panel Tanks Aid Mineral Distributor

    September 19, 2016

    A mineral distributer in Jasper, MO is expanding in a market that has grown exponentially in the last few years. It began in 2013 when the company bought the land for their Jasper branch from brothers who owned a quarry. They have since developed this purchase into a successful mineral distribution...

  • Grain Handling Facility Fined $400K after Worker Suffocates in Bin

    September 15, 2016

    As he cleared soybean debris, a 41-year-old elevator superintendent suffocated when his lifeline tangled in an unguarded and rotating auger. A federal investigation into the worker's death found multiple violations of federal safety standards for grain handling at the Cooperative Producers Inc...

  • Silo Top Bin Vent Filter

    September 14, 2016

    A bin vent filter is a dust filtration unit on top of a silo or a large bin. These storage units for powder and bulk materials can be filled mechanically by bucket elevators, for example, or by the pneumatic systems from bulk tanker truck. To avoid overpressure in the silo and pollution of the...

  • The Parable of the Fallen Arches

    September 6, 2016

    Lyn Bates dreams up various off-beat themes to convey serious messages. From time to time we will publish examples of his humor on the site to show that the subject is far from dull, but live with the intriguing complexities that nature throws at solids handling engineers. In the beginning...