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Editor's Choice 1608

December 12, 2010

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Editor's Choice

113637.tifDrum Dump Feeder
The Tip-Tite drum dump feeder seals drums against a discharge cone, tips the drum, and feeds bulk material into downstream equipment, dust-free at controlled rates. The drum platform is raised by a single hydraulic cylinder, creating a dust-tight seal between the rim of a drum and the underside of the discharge cone. A second hydraulic cylinder tips the platform-hood assembly and drum, stopping at dump angles of up to 90 degrees with a motion-dampening feature. Material flowing through the discharge cone charges the intake adapter of a cantilevered flexible screw conveyor that feeds downstream equipment volumetrically. Available in stationary and mobile configurations, the unit is offered with cantilevered flexible screw conveyors in custom lengths oriented horizontally (shown), or at an incline, for the purpose of elevating, as well as metering, the material. Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, PA 888-353-9426 www.flexicon.com


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Particulate Monitoring System
Probe-based particulate monitors are inherently far more sensitive than opacity monitors and thus can detect the low-level baseline emissions that are common with modern fabric filters. Additionally by placing a sensor in each compartment of the fabric filter (which is not practical with an opacity monitor) even higher resolution emission analysis can be performed providing the ability to detect developing filter leaks and to locate filter leaks. The high-resolution monitoring can also allow plant operators to ensure a proper filter cake has formed on the media and to more accurately plan and schedule filter media replacements. Combined with a software analysis package the systems can help ensure that plants operate well within mass emission limits prior to an EPA compliance stack sample. FilterSense, Beverly, MA 978-927-4304 www.filtersense.com


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Conveyor Belt Pre-Cleaner
This cleaning blade for use on vulcanized conveyor belts features a polyurethane blend and tungsten carbide tip to deliver service life 2-3 times longer than conventional urethane blades. Designed to provide immediate cleaning performance, avoiding any break-in period, the QCTM #1 MT Pre-Cleaner maintains consistent tension without frequent adjustment, requiring re-tensioning just twice a year in most applications. The new pre-cleaner was developed specifically for vulcanized belts with no mechanical splices and can be used at belt speeds up to 900 ft/min. The heavy-duty blade is well suited for wet, sticky material applications, and there is no limitation to the type of material on which it can be used. Martin Engineering USA, Neponset, IL 800-544-2947 www.martin-eng.com


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Green Design Dust Collector
The SFC downflow cartridge dust collector produces green savings and a greener environment with a patented filter cleaning system that combines with nanofiber filter cartridges and an optimized cabinet design to deliver high air cleaning efficiency with low energy use. The SFC uses MERV 15 filter cartridges — one of the most efficient in the industry — as standard. The Protura nanofiber filters are highly efficient on particles in the 0.3 to 1 micron size range, making the system ideal for a wide range of processes, including bulk powders handled in the food and pharmaceutical industries, weld fume, graphite, plastic, fiberglass, silica, talc, and toner. The patented filter cleaning system and nanofiber cartridge filters allow SFC systems to be designed with higher air-to-media ratios, which may reduce the size of the collector for savings in floor space. The SFC’s green design begins with its patented filter cleaning system, which combines with easier-to-clean and highly efficient nanofiber filter cartridges to drastically reduce the frequency of pulsing and related compressed-air consumption. United Air Specialists Inc., Cincinnati, OH 800-252-4647 www.uasinc.com

113641.tifFlexible Screw Conveyor with Integrated Bag Compactor and Bag Dump Station
The exclusive Helix Hi/Lo mobile flexible screw conveyor features an integrated bag compactor and bag dump station/dust collection hood to offer maximum dust containment. The all-in-one unit is specifically designed to ensure plant and worker safety when processing small bags of powders or bulk solids. Operators can easily add smaller bags of materials to a process using a bag dump station with dust collection hood. Filtration options down to 1 micron of efficiency are available to capture and confine material within the unit. The unit’s filters are cleaned using a reverse pulse-jet system to maintain filter efficiency. To further ensure material stays within the process, an integrated bag compactor allows the operator to dispose of bags through a pass-through port from the dump station. Dual pneumatic rams push a plate to compact a pile of empty bags down to an easy-to-manage 4-cu-ft bundle. Hapman, Kalamazoo, MI 800-427-6260 www.hapman.com

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