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  • Valves, Gates, & Airlocks Focus - June 09

    High-Speed Abort Gate Standard features of this abort gate include heavy-duty fully welded steel construction, painted OSHA safety yellow, 110-V control panel, manual gate reset by a hand-crank actuator, gate accelerating springs, fail-safe electromagnets, steel gate seals, and limit switches for...

  • Material Handling & Transportation Focus - June 09

    Fluidizing Liner Discharge The Jet-Flow patent-pending fluidizing discharge system is an option that can be incorporated in all of the company’s liners, whether intended for a 20- or 40-ft ISO standard container, or a 30-ft top-load container. Some dry bulk products are difficult or have...

  • Technology Review

    Surge Bins Designed to integrate with inline processes, such as material filling and discharging, these bulk storage bins provide quickly accessible, in-plant storage of blended or virgin material. Heavy-duty dry bulk hopper and frame construction is 14-gauge carbon steel; Type 304 stainless-steel...

  • Editor's Choice

    Excited-Base Vibratory Conveyor The Tex-Flex excited-base vibratory conveyor utilizes a single maintenance-free rotary electric vibrator. It is mounted to an isolated conveyor frame and produces the maximum conveying action with minimal power requirements. The rotary electric vibrator is inverter-...

  • Solving Segregation Problems

    Kerry Johanson, PhD Dr. Kerry Johanson Segregation is a key issue affecting handling systems today. It is responsible for significant production loss, including downtime, in...

  • Screening, Classifying, & Separation Spotlight - June 09

    Centrifugal Sifter The Kek centrifugal sifter features an oversized hinged door for quick access to the sifting screen and cantilevered shaft. The fully cantilevered shaft eliminates oversize end bearings and seals, allowing for tool-free maintenance. This easy-clean design provides high...

  • Choosing a Solids Processing Spherical Disk Valve

    By Jim Lenihan Solids and slurries have completely different flow characteristics than liquids and gases, so it pays to take a little extra time when choosing a valve for powder applications. This article will review the design principles of the spherical disk valve...

  • Mixing & Blending Spotlight - June 09

    Horizontal Batch Mixer This unit mixes and disperses in one operation, thereby resulting in higher production volume. The combination of the optional chopper motor and the paddle blade design produces an excellent product mix. Users save on electric expenses by using premium efficient motors and...

  • Rotary Airlock Valve Increases Efficiency, Reduces Costs

    Side front view of PAV-12 showing customer-applied accessories Specialty Minerals operates a small facility in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. The plant processes 100 tn/day of minus...

  • Vacuum Conveying Systems

    Pneuvac vacuum conveying systems are ideal for long-distance conveying and where product degradation is a concern. Capabilities include vacuum conveying of up to 6000 lb/hr of material at distances up to 300 ft. This makes them well-suited for rapid discharging of material from road or rail tankers...

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