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Conveyor Components Company: Advanced Motion Control with Dual Setpoints & Pulse Output

The model CMS-DSPO (Compact Motion Switch – Dual Setpoint Pulse Output) by Conveyor Components Company is a rugged and dependable loss of motion device for use on most rotating equipment; including overland conveyors, rotary valves, fans, crushers, delumpers, blenders, packaging equipment and other machinery.

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Rösberg Engineering: Functional Safety Management in the Process Industry

Treating the cause and not the symptoms
For plant owners in the process industry, cutting corners on safety to reduce costs can be a very expensive mistake. One dramatic example is the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which was a direct consequence of the explosion on the oil platform Deepwater Horizon. One of the main factors that contributed to the explosion was the sealing of the bore hole: despite warnings from experts, a cheaper solution was adopted that involved a higher risk of escaping gas. In retrospect, this would have been a negligible investment compared to the damages paid to the US government, which ran into of billions of dollars in double figures. Not to mention the damage to the company image, or the appalling effects on the environment and on people that cannot be quantified. Thus in plant construction, whether for the chemical industry, for firing technology or for incineration systems, systematic hazard assessment is essential.

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Shanghai IVA Invented a New Type of Classifier

In cooperation with a German specialist, Shanghai IVA has invented a new type of classifier which has neither rotor nor motor. It is specially designed for classification of hard materials and working under high temperature conditions, such as classifying pure quartz, metal powder, carbon black …etc.

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METTLER TOLEDO exhibited the new ACT350 at POWTEX Osaka 2017

METTLER TOLEDO exhibited the new ACT350 compact weight transmitter that provides very fast connectivity to a PLC system via EtherNet/IP and PROFINET industrial networks. The ACT350 is designed for the needs of control system integrators and OEM machine builders. An integrated OLED display shows weight values and can be used in combination with the keyboard to configure and receive status information.

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WAMGROUP: Polymer Granules on the Banks of the Dnieper

To upgrade their twenty-year old plant, in 2011, KONKORD, from the Russian city of Smolensk on the Dnieper River, decided to invest into a polymer granules processing system, the company’s main product being copper-core electric cables. Previously to the investment, KONKORD had to purchase cable insulation from the market. WAMGROUP®’s Russian subsidiary, WAM Moscow, was able to provide the equipment the customer needed to process from now the raw materials necessary for the production of their own polymer granules: screw feeders and conveyors both in carbon and stainless steel, bin activators, butterfly and ball segment valves, silo monitoring instruments and flow aids. All the powdery ingredients go into an extruder, which provides the granules, part of which is intended for their own production. The rest is sold to the market.

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BEUMER bag placer: Filling Bulk Material More Efficiently with the BEUMER fillpac

As a complete systems provider for packaging lines, BEUMER Group offers the BEUMER fillpac for the efficient filling of bags with material from the construction materials, cement, mineral and chemical industries. In order to further increase the performance and efficiency of this filling machine, the systems provider has now developed the BEUMER bag placer for valve bottom bags and flat valve bags.

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The Top Worldwide bulk-online eDirectory Listings (July 1, 2017)

The Top Worldwide bulk-online eDirectory Companies

Please visit the listings of these leading powder and bulk solids handling and processing companies and see how they present themselves and what they might be able to do for you and your operation. They finance this Portal and the powder/bulk community owes them much!

A list sorted by Clicks or Click-Through Numbers follows at the end.

Sorted by visits/views

The numbers represent the rank and the visits/views to the respective detailed eDirectory listings since January 1, 2017, or whenever a company joined the eDirectory system later in the year. The 2016 clicks or click-through numbers are also shown.

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Advanced Blending Solutions (ABS) Introduces Automated Blender Cleaning

Wallace, MI, USAAdvanced Blending Solutions (ABS) is pleased to introduce its first automated self-cleaning blender, the Chameleon Simplicity 3000. Designed to meet a significant market demand, the Chameleon Simplicity 3000 is a fully automated material cleanout system that can complete a blender material change without operator assistance.

The Chameleon Simplicity 3000 by Advanced Blending Solutions (ABS)

Material is removed from the feeder tray using an automated vacuum system, and can be sent to a material collection station or bin for later use. Compressed air cleans the side walls of the component hopper. Changeovers can be done in as little as 20 seconds with the smallest ABS feeder, assuming that the rundown feature was used.

Chameleon can significantly reduce purge waste, and increase equipment run time. It can be retrofitted to any Advanced Blending Solutions blender.

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GKM Flat Deck Screener Provides Essential Nutrients to Cows

Correct nutrition is essential to cows and all ruminants. This is achieved with appropriate levels of mineral supplements in their feed. Minerals are particularly important because they help in the performance and overall health of the animal. This positive effect improves immune response resulting in fewer veterinary treatments and retreatments. It also improves animal growth and feed consumption, developing healthier, less stressed animals.

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