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  • Automated Bulk Bag Filling

    August 14, 2018

    Sterling Systems & Controls has designed and manufactured an automation and process control system for bulk bag filling that features a motor starter process control panel. Included in this control panel is an Allen Bradley PLC with discrete and analog outputs, an Allen Bradley Panel View Plus...

  • Additive Manufacturing: 3D Printing Factory with Partfinder

    August 14, 2018

    Moembris (ab/mas) – Additive Innovation (AI), a software company specializing in additive manufacturing, presents Partfinder software for 3D printing. The tool automatically searches large volumes of data in the additive manufacturing process for components suitable for 3D printing. The new...

  • When Should You Consider Using a Flow Meter?

    July 27, 2018

    Several applications come to mind where a bulk solids flow meter may be a great fit for a certain application. Load Outs Inaccurately loading a container, truck, or rail car can have undesirable repercussions. Overloading with too much material is not only a loss of revenue but could also...

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  • Automated Feedmill Control System

    July 12, 2018

    Sterling Systems & Controls has designed and provided equipment and software for a customized automated feedmill control system using an Allen-Bradley PLC and desktop PCs running Sterling Systems’ customized Windows-based automation software. Included in this feedmill automation...

  • First Granular Material Simulation Technology App Available

    July 11, 2018

    EDEM, a leader in Discrete Element Method (DEM) technology for bulk material simulation, announces the availability of its specialized tool ‘EDEM for ANSYS’ from the ANSYS app store, enabling a wider number of engineers to use and benefit from the integration between the two...

  • Solids Level Measurement in the Food & Beverage Industry

    June 19, 2018

    Thousands of bins, hoppers, and silos dot the food and beverage industry landscape (see Figure 1), holding grains, sugars, malts, powders, and other products. But how much product is really in those bulk solid storage systems? In many cases, companies don’t know because they may or may not...

  • Micromeritics Instrument Acquires Freeman Technology

    June 18, 2018

    Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, a global manufacturer of premium products for advanced material characterisation, today announced the acquisition of Freeman Technology. Freeman Technology specialises in providing instruments for the measurement of powder flow properties and other behavioural...

  • Microwave Moisture Measurement

    June 14, 2018

    M-Sens II is a real-time, contact moisture meter designed for continuous monitoring of powders, granulates, fibers, and pellets. It is housed in a high-grade stainless-steel body with a ceramic face for abrasion resistance. It offers 0.1% accuracy of the calibrated measuring range. Up to three...

  • New “Traction Action” Belt Speed Sensor

    June 11, 2018

    The Model BSD (belt speed detector) is a "traction action" motion control that indicates when a conveyor belt has slowed or quit moving altogether. The unit can be adjusted as an overspeed, underspeed, or zero speed control. The output of the Model BSD can be wired into a PLC or DCS, or...