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  • Twin Vibratory Feeders Help Automate Sunflower Seed Production

    Sunflower seeds are packaged in quantities ranging from 0.8 to 14 oz. Giant Snacks (Wahpeton, ND), prides itself in selecting superior hybrids from contract growers in North Dakota...

  • Material Handling and Transportation Spotlight - February 09

    Cushioning Device Skid-Mate is an air-dampened cushioning device that provides durable, shock- and chemical-resistant protection for sensitive products. It can be easily mounted on a crate or pallet base, thereby creating an air-ride cushion that eliminates the need for hardwood skid runners or...

  • Vibrators Help Eliminate Dust Collector Clogs

    Two VIBCO VS-160s mounted on dust collection hoppers using an easy-mounting system and solenoid valve for hands-free operation “Small things can cause the biggest headaches,...

  • Particle Analysis Spotlight - February 09

    Laser Particle-Size Analyzer The Cilas 1190 is a seventh-generation laser particle-size analyzer designed with three lasers, which guarantees the highest accuracy possible and precision from 0.04 to 2500 µm. The unit features enhanced software functionality and increased automation for even...

  • Vibrators Spotlight - February 09

    Turbine Vibrators The Model ATU line of turbine-style industrial vibrators operates with a low noise level of 62–78 dBa, which is well below OSHA standards. These vibrators can deliver over 1800 lbf to solve material flow problems. The ATU requires no lubrication and comes with a durable...

  • Technology Review

    Open-Mouth Container Filler The 4219L Vibraweigh open-mouth container filler is designed to feed and weigh bulk products while maintaining product control and weighing accuracy. Filling rates of up to four 50-lb weighments per minute, and accuracies of ±0.2 of a pound can be achieved...

  • Drying & Evaporation Focus - February 09

    Paddle Dryer The K-S Paddle Dryer obtains low moisture levels of 0.5 to 0.1% or lower. The unit’s dual intermeshing agitators with heated wedge-shaped paddles provide for uniform heat transfer to the product and high heat-transfer rates. Residence time is controlled by the feed rate. The...

  • Editor's Choice

    Rate Controller The HI 4060 is a compact, single-feeder, closed-loop rate controller for use in a variety of applications, including auger, belt, and vibratory-based feeders. The rate controller provides an analog output to control the feeder speed and adjusts this signal based on the required...

  • Indirect Heating Improves Drying Efficiency

    Farah Salaria Farah Salaria Solex Thermal Science Inc. The drying of various bulk solids such as oilseeds, chemicals, plastic pellets, catalysts, bio solids, and fertilizers is...

  • Pneumatic Blending Systems

    Pneumatic blending is one of the quickest, cleanest, and most efficient methods to obtain homogenous batches of powdered, granular, or abrasive materials in transporters, atmospheric bins, or storage silos. These pneumatic blenders are equipped with six or 12 wear-resistant aerators mounted around...

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