Moving powders, pelletized materials, or granular bulk materials to processes from bulk bags, bag dump stations, silos, feed bins, hoppers, totes, supersacks or other sources is done very efficiently and economically with aero-mechanical conveying systems. Depending on the application and bulk materials conveyed, this conveying method provides solutions by crossing the traditional boundaries in providing the best of both worlds in dense or dilute conveying for total dust-free bulk material transfer. Continue reading Aero-Conveying – A Hybrid of Pneumatic and Mechanical Conveying for Bulk Material Handling
Conveyor belts are required to handle an extremely diverse range of demands from wear, tear and impact damage right through to ozone and ultra violet radiation. With those demands comes an almost bewildering range of test methods and quality standards applied to each nindividual demand. In this special feature, conveyor belt consultant Leslie David explains who sets the standards and defines the test methods as well as some enlightening insights as to what to avoid and what to insist upon when choosing conveyor belts for specific tasks.
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Sarasota (FL), United States – What is worse than wasted effort? Economical losses and decreased productivity. Moisture measurement is a crucial aspect in manufacturing from the initial process to the end-product stage. Product quality and consistency are forefront with MoistTech in the development of the IR3000 sensor to accurately provide moisture and coating measurements throughout the process, yielding a consistent product quality from lab to line that immediately reduces down-time, wasted energy and product loss. Continue reading Moisture Measurement & Control yields immediate Results: Consistent Product Quality from Lab to Line
Neponset (IL), United States – Since most Conveyor Injuries occur during Routine Maintenance or Cleaning, the Control of fugitive Materials is one of the most important Factors to reduce Hazards and prevent Injuries. In this article Martin Engineering explains how, in a properly-engineered transfer point, each component is employed to maximize its specific function and contain dust and fines, while at the same time offering workers easy access for maintenance. Continue reading Conveyor Transfer Point Design: Material Containment for Safety & Efficiency
Lincoln (NE), United States – Using a continuous level sensor to monitor the material level in your storage vessels can help your operation maintain efficiency – preventing costly process interruptions and keeping you up-to-date on your inventory level. This whitepaper is intended to help operations choose a continuous level sensor without having to wade through volumes of technical data. It will briefly describe the sensor types available, address the pros and cons of each type, and explain what information you need to gather before working with a sensor supplier.
Lincoln (NE), United States – For almost a decade, 3DLevelScanners have been providing highly accurate level and volume measurement in challenging materials contained in bins, tanks, and silos. Measuring and mapping the material surface, these sensor sends pulses in a 70° beam angle, taking multiple level measurements and accounting for uneven surface topography when calculating volume. Continue reading BinMaster: 3D Level Sensors can solve the toughest Food Storage Challenges
Drachten, Netherlands – For a great many reasons, the conveyor belts used to convey coal or other bulk materials are highly unlikely to be suitable for carrying biomass. Sadly some very expensive lessons are already being learnt. Here Les Williams of Dunlop Conveyor Belting discusses the essential and very specific characteristics that biomass-carrying belts must have in order to perform safely and efficiently. Continue reading Dunlop Conveyor Belting: Conveying Biomass – the Safety and critical Importance of Conveyor Belt Technology
Neponset (IL), United States – The ability to maintain the proper force required to keep the edge of a belt cleaner blade against the belt is a key factor in the performance of any cleaning system. Blade-to-belt pressure must be controlled to achieve optimal cleaning with a minimal rate of blade wear. A belt cleaner that is properly installed and adjusted as described in this Martin Engineering article helps to minimize carryback and spillage, reducing risk and overall operating costs. Continue reading Martin Engineering: How to achieve cleaner, safer and more productive Conveying with optimized Belt Cleaner Tension
Lincoln (NE), United States – Point level indicators are an affordable, accurate tool to measure and alert to inventory high and low levels. Easy to set up and configurable to fit a wide range of application needs, point level indicators are a must-have for a safe, efficient operation. This whitepaper details what users can expect from a point level device and explores point level options in the marketplace and considerations when choosing a sensor.Continue reading BinMaster: Choosing the Point Level Sensor for Your Application