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WAMGROUP – New Low Profile Slide Valves

SER s.r.l. specialises in recycling of HDPE polymers which are recovered through separate waste collection. The process includes various stages from grinding, washing, separating to drainage, to re-granulation and storage of the final product in granular form. Continue reading WAMGROUP – New Low Profile Slide Valves

WAMGROUP – The Rise of OLI-WOLONG

Shangyu, People’s Republic of China, Summer 2015

The perhaps most extraordinary part of the history of OLI-WOLONG is the moment when in 1997 WAMGROUP® Chairman & C.E.O., Vainer Marchesini, and Chen Jiang Cheng met for the first time.

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Austin Engineering Optimise Custom Truck Body Performance Using EDEM® and ANSYS® Software

Austin Engineering is a leading designer and manufacturer of customised dump truck bodies, buckets and ancillary products used in the mining industry.

EDEM and ANSYS simulation software tools are used extensively by Austin Engineering to model and virtually test the design of their truck bodies to improve durability and performance.

Challenge

Austin Engineering designs and manufactures some of the world’s leading truck bodies for use in off-highway environments.

Each site where their equipment is deployed is different, and Austin Engineering has to customise their designs for each client to cope with the local environmental challenges and meet productivity requirements.

Optimised durability and performance efficiency is a key part of all Austin Engineering custom truck body designs. Physical prototyping at this scale is expensive, and so each custom design needs to be tested virtually to guarantee performance at each site.

Solution

Austin Engineering deploys EDEM and ANSYS software to evaluate each of their truck body designs.

EDEM, with its realistic material simulation, provides engineers with accurate pressure distributions of material acting on their equipment.

Then, using the EDEM Add-In for ANSYS Workbench, these loads are used as inputs into structural and fatigue analysis in ANSYS Mechanical.

Using the EDEM Add-In, Austin Engineering performs extensive ‘what-if’ analysis of operational scenarios such as alternative tray loadings and cornering conditions.

EDEM - ANSYS simulations
EDEM – ANSYS simulations

Benefits

The EDEM Add-In for ANSYS Workbench enables Austin Engineering to improve the durability and performance of each truck body design.

The realistic material loads from EDEM significantly improve accuracy compared to traditional approaches and mean truck body designs are strong, efficient and will perform in a range of operational conditions.

Combining EDEM insight with ANSYS tools allows Austin Engineering to show their clients how a design will perform on-site, and ensure that their needs are met before it is sent for fabrication.

Austin Engineering deploys EDEM Add-In for ANSYS Workbench to optimise truck body performance based on specific material conditions and operating conditions.

Lyndon Greeshaw, Mechanical Engineer, Austin Engineering states: “EDEM and ANSYS software let us simulate any on-site condition and demonstrate to our clients that each solution will meet their specific needs. The EDEM Add-In for ANSYS Workbench provides an easy-to-use and streamlined interface for performing realistic analysis of our equipment designs. With this capability we can optimise the design and performance of each Austin Engineering truck body.”

 

 

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Heyl & Patterson to Host Lab Facility Tour for Activated Carbon

Activated carbon is a form of charcoal that has been treated with oxygen to open up millions of tiny pores between its carbon atoms.

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SOLEX Receives Contract for Mexican Mill Sugar Cooling

Solex Thermal Science Inc. has been selected to provide a 50 metric ton per hour sugar cooler to Zucarmex for their Melchor Ocampo mill in Mexico. Zucarmex needed to find a solution to prevent their sugar from caking to improve the quality of their product for their customers.

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KEITH Walking Floor – Versatile Horizontal Trailer Unloading

KEITH has adapted its proven WALKING FLOOR® technology to numerous industries, resulting in a safer, more efficient and versatile trailer. The WALKING FLOOR® system serves as the flooring of a trailer and is a self-unloading system. This “moving floor” unloader is made of a series of floor slats, which are powered by a hydraulic drive. As the floor cycles through its phases, material is conveyed or unloaded.

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BEUMER Group – CeMAT Russia – Comprehensive Support

CeMAT Russia: As a single-source provider, BEUMER Group presents innovative conveying, loading, palletising and packaging technologies, and sortation and distribution systems.

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AJAX Top Tips: Screw Conveyor Performance

Screw conveyors are a common method of efficiently moving materials between processes. Although conveyors are suited to handling many types of bulk materials, using standard equipment design can sometimes inhibit performance. Here are Ajax’s Top Tips on screw conveyors:

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Martin Engineering Names New Distributors in Africa

Witbank, South Africa — A global leader in high-performance bulk material handling technologies has named two new distributors of its complete line of conveyor components and flow aids, including belt cleaners, transfer point solutions, safety products and training, air cannons and field services.

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