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  • Push-Pull Reclaim for Storage Systems

    November 25, 2019

    Smart floors from Biomass Engineering & Equipment enable operators to automate the unload process to feed discharge with metered flow rates, introduce redundancy to avoid costly shut downs, and easily perform maintenance. Smart floors utilize wedged, push-pull strokers to move material. They...

  • Biomass Engineering & Equipment

  • Accurate Data Required for Bin Discharger Selection

    September 25, 2019

    Vibrating bin dischargers (a.k.a. bin activators) have been used for more than 50 years to promote the flow of bulk solids that would otherwise result in bridging or ratholing if stored in static bins. By replacing the lower portion of the static hopper with a bin discharger (i.e. a single or two-...

  • Self-Contained Vibrating Storage Bin Introduced

    September 24, 2019

    Carman Industries introduces a self-contained vibrating storage bin for customers handling multiple products in situations where cleanliness and cross-contamination are concerns. Vibrating the entire vessel eliminates the downtime and labor associated with the removal, cleaning, and replacement of...

  • Mixer Systems, Inc.

  • 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...