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  • Supplied Air Extruder Reduces Contamination in Extrusion Processes

    November 30, 2015

    The new supplied air extruder hood is a key component of Schenck’s 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 pet...

  • Bulk Solids Handling Refresher Course

    November 19, 2015

    This comprehensive course will be held January 26-29, 2016 at the Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, KS, and will cover various topics related to bulk solids, pairing classroom instruction with practical, hands-on training. Course topics include: •    Flow...

  • 10 Considerations for Pneumatic Conveying System Design

    November 17, 2015

    Food processors are experts at producing food products, chemical manufacturers are experts at developing chemicals, pharmaceutical companies are experts at making drugs, and pneumatic conveying manufacturers are experts at moving bulk solids. Just as it is not necessary to become an expert on how...

  • How to Select Pneumatic Conveying Elbows

    November 16, 2015

    Given that pneumatic conveying has been around for more than a century, something as simple as choosing bends for a system should have long become a routine task. However, engineers still routinely misunderstand the significance of choosing the right pneumatic conveying elbow. This lack of...

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  • Shaping the Future of Pneumatic Conveying Research

    November 9, 2015

    Thirty-three years ago this year was the first time I came into contact with pneumatic conveying. At that time I was a final-year undergraduate student completing my mechanical engineering degree. I was fortunate to be sponsored by a major automotive company and hence most of my time working in...

  • Metal Separation System for Pneumatic Conveyor Pipes

    November 5, 2015

    GF 4000 metal separation systems can be integrated in horizontal, vertical, and inclined vacuum and pressure pipes. Retrospective installation in existing pipeline systems (with standard nominal widths up to 150 mm) is straightforward and simple to achieve by using quick-connectors or air-tight...

  • Lump Breakers for Pneumatic Conveying or Unloading

    November 4, 2015

    The Aurora dual-rotor crusher features a dual-shaft design that produces a higher throughput and smaller particles. Rotor speed, rotor direction, cutter design, and screen opening size are all factors to fine-tune the final product. These units are excellent for frozen vegetables, rendered products...

  • Tuthill Names Director of Global Business Development

    November 3, 2015

    Rick Wiedemann has joined Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems as director of global business development & Americas sales. Wiedemann comes from CST Industries out of the Kansas City area where he held positions of VP business & product development and VP sales & marketing. Previous...

  • The Future of the Bulk Solids Innovation Center

    October 21, 2015

    Johnselvakumar Lawrence, the new research director at the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center revealed some of the near and long-term plans for the center last week at Powder & Bulk Solids Texas in Houston. Lawrence talked about some of the capabilities of the center, as well...