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  • How to Select the Right Vibratory Feeder

    October 31, 2019

    Vibratory feeders have been used in the manufacturing industry for several decades to efficiently move fine and coarse materials which tend to pack, cake, smear, break apart, or fluidize. Because they can control material flow, vibratory feeders handle bulk materials across all industries,...

  • Twin-Screw Feeder Delivers Precise Batch Size and Weight

    October 29, 2019

    The Model TSF twin-screw feeder from Best Process Solutions (BPS) is designed for precise batching and weighing applications. The feeder’s dual-helix design combines fast, high-volume filling with accurate dribble flow at the end of the cycle. Its compact design is ideal when limited space...

  • Schenck Process Introduces ProFlex C100 Feeder

    October 21, 2019

    The new ProFlex C100 is the smallest of the ProFlex C family and fits on small extrudes. It is lightweight and up to five feeders can be grouped around an inlet of a lab or small size extruder. A quick-change hopper option in the ProFlex line offers fast and clean changeover without disassembling...

  • New Versatile Volumetric Feeder Introduced

    October 21, 2019

    The new VMF-90D volumetric screw feeder from Scaletron Industries is an automatic metering screw feed system for mixing and dispensing dry materials into a secondary process. To expedite delivery and installation, Scaletron has included functionality that previously was available only as options....

  • 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,...

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  • 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...