Parameters affecting Power Consumption in Pneumatic Conveying of Fine Particles

By N. Behera, V.K. Agarwal, M.G. Jones, K.C. Williams – Pneumatic conveying of certain bulk materials is widely used in industries due to certain advantages over other modes of conveying. As compared to dilute phase, dense phase conveying is a preferred method of conveying due to its low power consumption, low erosive wear and low attrition of particles. Fly ash and alumina being high aeration capable due to their fine particle size tend to be conveyed in fluidised dense mode at low velocities. In this paper, details of pneumatic conveying tests are presented which are carried out using fly ash and alumina as conveying material at different solids loading ratios for dense mode as well as dilute mode of flow. Continue reading Parameters affecting Power Consumption in Pneumatic Conveying of Fine Particles

The Proper Flow Rate – Material Feed Rate Control for Pneumatic Conveying Systems

By D. Mills, V. Agarwal The material feeding device is particularly critical to the successful operation of any pneumatic conveying system. Many of the feeders available have no moving parts and it is not always obvious how material flow rate can be reliably achieved. Continue reading The Proper Flow Rate – Material Feed Rate Control for Pneumatic Conveying Systems

Reducing Belt Conveyor Transfer Impact Energy using a Dynamic Idler

By Cameron T. Portelli, Kinder Australia – A belt conveyor load zone under a primary sizer was experiencing multiple failures to plant. The system transports 5500 tph of Iron Ore, 6 m drop height and a lump size of 500 mm+. To reduce unplanned maintenance and stretch shutdown intervals by increasing the life of the belt, rollers and frames; an engineered impact belt support system with dynamic characteristics was sought. Continue reading Reducing Belt Conveyor Transfer Impact Energy using a Dynamic Idler

Tackling the Wall – The Skip Way System, a new Approach to Steep-Angle Conveying in Quarries and smaller Open-Pit Mines

By F.-M. Wolpers Quarries and open-pit mines for ores, minerals or building materials are often characterized by steep terraced slopes formed by blasting and material removal. A new, energy-balanced steep-angle conveying concept is aimed to optimize operating costs and energy efficiency. Continue reading Tackling the Wall – The Skip Way System, a new Approach to Steep-Angle Conveying in Quarries and smaller Open-Pit Mines

BHS-Sonthofen: Twin-shaft Batch Mixer used on major Construction Site in Germany

Sonthofen, Germany – The concrete manufacturer Godel-Beton based in Stuttgart, Germany, has been relying on the tried-and-tested twin-shaft mixing technology from BHS-Sonthofen for decades – and is currently counting on its expertise in the Stuttgart 21 project. Continue reading BHS-Sonthofen: Twin-shaft Batch Mixer used on major Construction Site in Germany

Munson Machinery: Ribbon Blender has integral Bag Dump Station

Utica (NY), United States – A new Munson Ribbon Blender, model HD-3.5-9-SS, features an integral bag dump station that collects dust generated during manual dumping activities, improving worker safety and plant hygiene. Continue reading Munson Machinery: Ribbon Blender has integral Bag Dump Station

VAC-U-MAX introduces new Continuous-Duty Industrial Vacuum Cleaner

Belleville (NJ), United StatesVAC-U-MAX celebrates its 65-year anniversary by expanding the industrial vacuum cleaning product range with the new Model 1050, a continuous-duty industrial vacuum cleaning system designed to vacuum high-density materials such as steel shot, grit, cement, foundry sand and other similar materials. The Model 1050 vacuums up to 10,000 lbs per hour (4,500 kg/h) of materials such as Portland cement from distances up to 30 feet (9 m) away. Continue reading VAC-U-MAX introduces new Continuous-Duty Industrial Vacuum Cleaner

Schenck Process presents new ProFlex C100 Feeder at K 2019

Darmstadt, Germany Storage, filling and feeding – three processes for which Schenck Process can provide extensive process knowledge. From a product portfolio perspective, Schenck Process is now completing their offering to best meet market requirements with the newest addition to the ProFlex® C feeder family, the ProFlex C100. Continue reading Schenck Process presents new ProFlex C100 Feeder at K 2019

WIP Process in Horizontal Mixing Systems

Paderborn, Germany In addition to reliable process functionality an efficient cleaning process of the horizontal mixing system is becoming increasingly important. Nowadays, those hygienic requirements are no longer limited to the pharmaceutical industry. An integrated cleaning system is more often requested for new machine’s basic equipment in the food, cosmetics and chemical industries. A particular focus is the prevention of cross-contamination by allergens, flavors and active ingredients during product changeovers as well as the elimination of potential microbiological contamination. Continue reading WIP Process in Horizontal Mixing Systems

BinMaster: What Makes 3D Level Measurement Different?

Measuring material levels in silos and converting levels to inventory is a tall task. When material piles unevenly, calculating accurate volume measurement is difficult. According to BinMaster, their 3DLevelScanner is the only level sensor that measures more than one point with a single sensor. Continue reading BinMaster: What Makes 3D Level Measurement Different?

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