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  • Fittings Solve Powder Coating Processing Problems

    May 25, 2016

    Paint powders can be messy. They are vibrant, beautiful additions to many different sectors of the world, but they are messy. One manufacturer, Peridium Powder Coatings, a division of Vogel Industrial Coatings, sought to solve some of the processing problems it was experiencing that were leading to...

  • Impressive Panel Tackles Hopper/Silo Failures at Powder Show Conference

    May 6, 2016

    Powder Show Conference attendees were treated to an impressive panel of some of the world’s foremost experts for a keynote discussion on Wednesday, May 4, “Cause & Effect: Hopper and Silo Failures and How They Could Have Been Prevented.” Moderated by Eric Maynard,...

  • When it Comes to Silos, Inspect, Prevent, and Maintain

    April 20, 2016

    A silo, in many ways, is like the human body. Life is good when the silo is working effectively. When the silo gets clogged, production slows down and an army of problems marches onto the scene. Despite the problems that can arise from a poorly maintained silo, companies often put off maintenance...

  • Measuring Solids in Vessels: Level versus Volume

    April 8, 2016

    At a mine or processing plant where dry bulk materials are stored in tanks, silos, and other vessels, it is important to know how much is inside each container for many reasons. These include: •    Manage inventory of raw materials, intermediate production, and finished...

  • Powders and Bulk Solids Flow in Bins, Hoppers, Feeders

    March 14, 2016

    The Bulk Solids Innovation Center at Kansas Sate University is offering a course – which includes a site visit to a bulk solids handling equipment manufacturer - on April 12-14, 2016 that cover topics related to powders and bulk solids flow in bins, hoppers, and chutes. Course topics include...

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  • Mini Rotary for Small Bins and Hoppers

    March 8, 2016

    BinMaster offers a new mini rotary with a sleek polycarbonate NEMA1 housing. The company’s newest rotary also has an extended temperature range of -40°F to +185°F, making it suitable for many industrial environments. The mini rotary is used as a low- or high-level alert for dry...

  • Matcon Appoints New Managing Director

    March 8, 2016

    Matcon has appointed Stephen Ball to the position of managing director, taking over from Dave Cooper, who has decided to leave the business. Ball joined Matcon in September 2013 as finance director, with a strong history and passion for working in engineering and manufacturing companies...

  • My Life in Powders and Bulk Solids

    February 17, 2016

    My exposure to the science and technology of bulk solids handling began while I was attending Northeastern University in Boston in the early 1960s. I was fortunate to be offered a cooperative education (“co-op”) job at US Steel’s Applied Research Center in Monroeville, PA, where I...

  • DuPont, Dow Chemical Experts Part of New Short Course

    February 10, 2016

    The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center is introducing new educational offerings for professional development and conducted its first short course Jan. 26-29, covering the fundamentals of bulk solids processing and handling. With registration at capacity, the inaugural...