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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Software for Simulation-Based Design of Transfer Chutes

    July 22, 2019

    EDEM, a market leader in Discrete Element Method (DEM) technology for bulk and granular materials simulation, has released a new version of EDEM BulkSim software - a specialized tool for designing and optimizing transfer points and chutes in the mining industry. EDEM BulkSim has been developed for...

  • 6 Design Considerations for Enrobing Feeders

    July 15, 2019

    How do you apply a spice blend onto a base piece of product? How do you evenly coat the product? How do you get the right amount onto the material? Adding spices or flavorings to a base product is a foundational aspect of food manufacturing that is critical in many applications. Whether it be...

  • Weighing Single or Multiple Ingredients

    June 20, 2019

    This system is designed for weighing multiple or single ingredients. The weigh indicator has data/recipe storage and a repeatability of 0.1% accuracy of applied load. The typical system consists of an AFC Spiralfeeder with an infeed hopper and proprietary drive adapter with integral seals, as well...

  • Gravimetric Control Feeder

    June 18, 2019

    The CentriFeeder MCV is a gravimetric control device that controls the flow measurement and total of any dry granular product. It works by integrating the flow measurement accuracy of the CentriFlow meter with the flow controlling capabilities of an integrated slide gate. Combined into a single,...