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  • Grain Silo Collapses at Lake Fort Phantom Hill

    December 19, 2018

    One of the two grain silos at Lake Fort Phantom Hill in Abilene, TX collapsed over the weekend and sank into the 80-year-old lake, according to KTXS 12 Abilene.   the collapse was most likely due to mother nature and age, according to Rodney Taylor, director of water utilities....

  • Imperial Industries Names Mannel President

    December 18, 2018

    Imperial Industries announces the promotion of Kurt Mannel to president. Formally the vice president of Imperial Industries, Mannel brings more than 27 years of septic hauling experience. Prior to becoming vice president, Mannel served as Imperial Industries’ plant manager and successfully...

  • Aumund Supplies Major Clinker Conveying Machinery Packages for Argentinian Cement Plants

    December 18, 2018

    Aumund will supply three chain bucket elevators, eight belt bucket elevators, five pan conveyors, and a drag chain conveyor for the construction of L’Amali Line 2 at Loma Negra Companía Industrial, the leading cement producer in Argentina. The order package will be rounded off with 19...

  • Drum Cover Keeps Material Free of Contaminants

    December 11, 2018

    Exair’s new fine mesh non-woven drum cover is designed for use on 55- or 30-gal drums. The breathable material allows the air from a Line Vac air-operated conveyor to circulate whether moving material in or out of a drum. The drum cover prevents contamination of material and keeps it...

  • Vibrator Mounting Solution

    November 15, 2018

    This versatile mounting solution for bins, hoppers and chutes -- with no welding, drilling or tapping required -- speeds up vibrator installation and eliminates the usual system downtime. Designed to adhere to circumferences of less than 24 in. (including high arcs, odd angles, or limited spaces...

  • New Battery-Powered SPL-100 Laser Level Sensor

    November 9, 2018

    The SPL-100 battery-powered single point laser allows use of level sensors on silos or in remote locations where inventory monitoring has not been feasible. The SPL-100 is powered by a lithium battery, taking interval readings from once an hour to once a day, with a projected battery life of three...

  • Storage Silos 101

    September 26, 2018

    You would think after all these years that our industry would realize that there is a scientific approach to solids handling and therefore silo design. The field of bulk solids handling was developed due mainly to the work of Dr. Andrew W. Jenike, who pioneered the theory of bulk solids flow at the...

  • Creating a Detailed and Accurate Picture of Solids Storage

    September 12, 2018

    Anyone who works with powder and granular products quickly learns how these materials can misbehave. Some have almost liquid-like characteristics, but most tend to form clumps, especially when stored in large quantities. When this happens, they resist flowing, tend to clog pipes and ducts, and...

  • Lightweight Food-Grade Vibrators

    August 27, 2018

    Martin Vibration Systems & Solutions (MVSS) introduces a series of food-grade pneumatic vibrators that enhance movement of moist, powdered, granular, or pelleted material through small hoppers, bins, and tubes.  The Bantam Series offers powerful vibration and versatility in a small...

  • BinMaster, Stockpile Reports Team Up for Integrated Inventory

    August 15, 2018

    Companies that store materials in bins and stockpiles can now manage inventory for both using a single system. BinMaster and Stockpile Reports have joined forces to improve material management for companies that demand better control and accuracy of inventory volume and value. The partnership...