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  • Heavy-Duty Bin Dischargers

    September 5, 2019

    Vibra Screw introduces a line of heavy-duty patented dished-head bin dischargers for large silos. The bin dischargers combine a shallow upper section with a steeper lower cone. This compound shape eliminates bridging and packing at the discharge outlet that is common with single-slope designs. No...

  • Upgraded Silo Protection System

    July 24, 2019

    Two years after introducing the Shield silo protection system, silo pressure safety experts Hycontrol Ltd launches Shield Lite SPS, which protects powder storage silos from the dangers caused by excessive pressure during tanker deliveries. Utilizing purpose-designed pressure monitoring and control...

  • Two Dead after Being Trapped in Grain Storage Tank

    July 22, 2019

    Two workers died after being trapped inside a grain storage tank at The Andersons facility in South Toledo, OH Friday morning. Joshua Stone, 29, of Rossford, and James Heilman, 56, and a third man of Perrysburg were reportedly inside the storage tank breaking up compacted grain. The silo contained...

  • Material Activation Systems Keep Pet Food Ingredients Flowing

    June 25, 2019

    For pet food manufacturers, avoiding cross-contamination is central to their production process. Bulk material flow problems such as ratholing, bridging, and other material blockages decrease flow through a process system which can contribute to possible cross-contamination. Additionally, these...

  • EXPORT PACKAGING ALERT: The Unplanned Costs and Penalties of Non-Compliant Merchandise Exportation Due to ISPM 15 Regulations

    The penalties for non-compliant ISPM 15 export wood packaging materials (WPM) are a serious matter to take into consideration when selecting components for the design of a unit load. Besides penalty costs, the end user will require a duplicate shipment if customs liquidates the product held up...

  • Storage Tank and Railcar Vent Emissions Removal

    June 7, 2019

    Bionomic Industries Inc. announces its new ScrubPac VentClean system. A compact, highly efficient "packaged" system that can provide over 99% removal of storage tank and railcar vent emissions caused by breathing and filling operations, the versatile VentClean can handle single and...


    Effectively control dust and caking in the fertilizer industry utilizing ambient-temperature coatings. Fugitive dust and product caking present unique issues for fertilizer handlers. Historically, effective solutions required complicated and often cost-prohibitive processes, such as heating of...

  • New Air Knocker Loosens Sticky Material

    May 14, 2019

    Keep sticky materials moving even if they are clinging to vessel walls with the new air knocker from Solimar Pneumatics. Original pneumatic hammering technology loosens the material by the impact of a knocker piston. The impact pressure can be adjusted to match process goals and materials. Users...

  • Protecting Low-Pressure Storage Tanks in the Food Industry

    March 29, 2019

    Edible oils such as palm, soy, and coconut oils are frequently used in the manufacturing of processed foods. Cookies, chocolate, and ice cream are only a few examples in a long list of such foodstuffs. Almost every processed and packaged food that we eat nowadays contains some form of edible oil....