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  • Batch Feeding System Ensures High Capacity in Pendulum Bucket Elevators

    September 30, 2019

    The patented drum feeder from Simatek Bulk Systems A/S improves capacity, reduces wear on moving parts, and limits the risk of malfunction. The Simatek drum feeder is designed for easy-flowing bulk products such as granulates, pellets, and most types of powders and is based on a new design in...

  • Coperion Offers Enhanced Twin Screw Extruders

    September 24, 2019

    Coperion’s enhanced ZSK Mc18 twin screw extruders are loaded with new features that optimize convenience and handling, while minimizing downtimes and energy use. These machines can be implemented for various applications in plastics recycling: for regrinding plastics such as HDPE, PP, ABS,...

  • Yamato Corporation

  • Crusher Feeding with Arched Plate Conveyors

    September 18, 2019

    In 2015, Cementownia Warta made the decision to install an Aumund arched plate conveyor for hopper discharge of clinker and sticky raw materials such as natural gypsum. Just one year later Aumund supplied another arched plate conveyor to the Warta plant in Dzialoszyn to feed limestone to the...

  • Webinar: How to Choose Between a Rotary Valve and Screw Feeder

    September 11, 2019

    Both the rotary valve airlock and the screw can be effective feeders for bulk solids. However, there are subtle differences in their operation and integration with the hopper design that could upset flow and performance if not addressed. This webinar will discuss features of each type of...

  • What is a Material Feed?

    August 15, 2019

    During a material feed, an amount (weight) of raw material or finished product is moved from one location to another. Material feeds are used to control movement of many types of raw or finished products, including powders, granules, solids, slurries, liquids, and even gasses. Material feed...

  • Feeders: A Brief Discussion

    August 1, 2019

    We have written several articles on proper feeder design. Over the years, we have stated ad nauseam that the feeder design is as important as the bin or silo design. They must work together to maintain reliable material flow. An incorrectly selected or misused feeder that does not work in unison...

  • Deca Vibrator Industries, Inc.

  • How Smart Is Your Feeding Technology?

    July 23, 2019

    Many of today’s manufacturing processes utilize loss-in-weight (LIW) feeders as the automated dispensing technology for dry bulk solids. The most current feeding technologies have evolved in many aspects through improved control and design features with an emphasis on process robustness and...

  • When to Consider Using a Weighbelt

    July 23, 2019

    When selecting a feeder, weighbelts are often forgotten.  There are several reasons to use a weighbelt. This article takes a closer look at the most common weighbelt applications. What Is Your Material? When we first start talking to customers about their application and the type of feeder...