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How to Select the Right Feeder for Your Application

Joe Marinelli will examine a flow chart approach to proper feeder selection.

Kevin Cronin

August 18, 2021

2 Min Read
Image courtesy of Solids Handling Technologies Inc.

On Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific, Joseph Marinelli, president, Solids Handling Technologies Inc., will present “How to Select the Right Feeder for Your Application” as part of Powder & Bulk Solids' DryPro webinar series.

In this webinar, Marinelli will examine a flow chart approach to proper feeder selection. Improper design of volumetric and gravimetric bulk solids feeders can lead to flow problems, process upsets, and downtime. In most cases, the feeder design is as important as the bin or silo design. However, the feeder is often ignored resulting in serious consequences.

The flow chart will walk you through a logical approach to determining the type feeder you should use for your application. Attend this webinar and learn:

• The importance of the feeder in relation to the bin to which it is attached
• Design techniques for volumetric feeders such as screws, belts, rotary valves, and specialty feeders
• Benefits of gravimetric feeders such as weigh belts, loss-in-weight, and gain-in-weight feeders

Marinelli is a bulk materials handling expert who has taught hundreds of highly acclaimed engineering seminars. Since 1972, he has been active in testing bulk solids and consulting on materials handling systems design.

Marinelli worked with Dr. Andrew Jenike--who is recognized worldwide for his work in bulk solids handling--for many years. Marinelli received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, from Northeastern University in Boston. He lectures frequently, teaching courses on solids flow principles and flow property testing, and has authored several papers and an encyclopedia section on the subject. Since 1997, he has been involved with a popular seminars at the University of Wisconsin in the areas of bin and feeder design and solids flow property testing. He also writes the “Powder Perspectives” column for www.powderbulksolids.com.

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About the Author(s)

Kevin Cronin

Editor-in-Chief, Powder & Bulk Solids

Kevin Cronin has been editor-in-chief, Powder & Bulk Solids, for 30 years. For several years, he also edited food and chemical industry publications. He received a B.A. in communications—with a concentration in journalism—from the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, in 1988.

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