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  • Reducing Costs with Pneumatic Conveyors

    November 21, 2016

    Increased automation with vacuum conveying boosts efficiency, reduces housekeeping costs, eliminates costly safety and ergonomic issues, and cuts down on ingredient expenditures.      With several states increasing minimum wage this year manufacturers are looking for ways to...

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  • Selecting Specialty Wear Elbows for Pneumatic Conveying

    November 21, 2016

    Wear is one of the common problems in pneumatic systems. It is one that can cost extraordinary amounts of resources in labor and replacement costs. While there are many simple ways to select good elbows for a given system, sometimes there is a need to select a specialty solution.   ...

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  • The Capability of Bulk Particulate Materials for Pneumatic Conveying

    November 11, 2016

    For research studies fly ash is an ideal material as it is readily available in a wide range of particle sizes. Research has shown that such materials with a mean particle size greater than about 70 microns can only be conveyed in dilute phase, suspension flow, with a minimum conveying air velocity...

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  • Pneumatic Weigh Filling System

    November 9, 2016

    This pneumatic gain-in-weight filling system conveys and weighs free-flowing bulk solids and discharges the material into bulk bags dust-free. The filter receiver of a Pneumati-Con vacuum dilute-phase pneumatic conveying system is mounted on load cells, enabling the controller to stop the flow of...

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  • New Supplied Air Extruder Hood Reduces Contamination

    November 9, 2016

    The new supplied air extruder hood is a key component of the Schenck Process supplied air negative airlift that conveys extrudate from extruder to dryer with HEPA-filtered or treated convey air instead of potentially contaminated air from the extruder room floor. This is important to all food and...

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  • Volkmann Launches New Website

    October 17, 2016

    Volkmann Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality, high-performance vacuum conveying systems for the transport of fine food powders, chemicals, granules, pellets, tablets, and other small components in lean, dense, or plug flow conditions, has launched a new website to more fully represent the company...

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  • Blue Sage Acquires Magnum Systems

    October 17, 2016

    Lower middle-market private equity firm Blue Sage Capital announces the recently completed acquisition of Magnum Systems Inc.   Headquartered in Kansas City, with an additional manufacturing facility in Parsons, KS, Magnum, through its Taylor Products and Smoot brands, is a leading...

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  • Magnum Systems Appoints Wallace President/CEO

    October 17, 2016

    Magnum Systems Inc. has appointed Travis Wallace as its new president/CEO. Wallace assumed responsibilities on October 1, 2016 and has succeeded Gary Saunders who retired. Wallace has been part of the Magnum Systems team for 10 years, beginning in the assembly area for the Taylor Products...

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  • 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....

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  • Flexicon Opens New Office in Germany

    September 30, 2016

    Flexicon (Europe) Ltd has opened a new office in Aschaffenburg, Germany to provide factory-direct engineering services and technical sales support to customers throughout Germany, it was announced by Keith Bourton, managing director.      "The Aschaffenburg location will...

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