By S. Roos – Bulk material storage is either used for buffering between different handling/processing steps (e.g. ahead of the washing plant in mines) or as an “equalizer” in batch-wise working processes. Associated problems and counter measures are described hereafter. Continue reading Bulk Materials Storage Design: Considerations for the Design of Materials Handling Storage Plants
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
Elburn (IL), United States – The DuraVibeTM Series is Monitor Technologies‘ next generation of durable and versatile vibratory style level sensors for powders and bulk solids. The DuraVibe Series consists of the Model PZP and Model VibraRodTM. Both models have been designed to offer the ultimate hazardous location protection with intrinsically-safe probes. Continue reading Monitor Technologies: Latest Generation of Vibratory Level Sensors
Marine City (MI), USA – Global provider of industrial vibration equipment Martin Vibration Systems & Solutions, member of Martin Engineering, has introduced a versatile mounting solution for bins, hoppers and chutes – with no welding, drilling or tapping required – speeding up vibrator installation and eliminating the usual system downtime. Continue reading Martin Vibration Systems & Solutions: Innovative Vibrator Mounting Solution without Welding or Bolting
Lincoln (NE), United States – Wiring complexity and costs can be an obstacle when installing level sensors. BinMaster’s SPL-100 battery-powered single point laser allows use of level sensors on silos or in remote locations where inventory monitoring has not been feasible. Continue reading BinMaster: Battery-Powered Laser Level Sensor makes Wiring obsolete
Lincoln (NE), United States – The simple-to-install 1-1/2” NPT BinMaster NCR-80 non-contact radar now offers optional Class II certifications for hazardous locations. This 80 GHz sensor focuses its powerful signal in a narrow 4° beam to penetrate dust and accurately measure solids in silos up to 80 feet tall.
Los Alamitos (CA), United States – The EchoPro® Pulse Radar Solids Level Sensors from Flowline offer reliable and cost-effective non-contact level measurement for difficult applications. These 26 GHz pulse radar sensors work with powders, grains, pellets and aggregates in dusty environments with limited space and varying angles of material repose.
Lincoln (NE), United States – Companies that store materials in bins and stockpiles can now manage inventory for both using a single system. BinMaster and Stockpile Reports have joined forces to improve material management for companies that demand better control and accuracy of inventory volume and value.
Shakopee (MJN), USA — Emerson has launched a dedicated version of its Rosemount™ 5408 Non-Contacting Radar Level Transmitter to meet the specific demands of bulk solids level measurement. Through advanced technology and Human Centered Design principles, the SIL 3-capable device delivers enhanced accuracy, reliability and ease-of-use, supporting improved process optimization and plant safety across a wide range of industries.
Ajax ‘Lynflow’® IBCs – The bin with Superior Flow characteristics
Ajax recently introduced a new range of IBCs based on the latest hopper design technology that have greatly improved flow prospects over conventional bins. In most cases these allow difficult flow materials to be reliably discharged without the use of dedicated discharge stations or specially designed fittings on each bin. Not only does this offer a significant saving in cost and operational flexibility, but freedom from fixed discharge stations result in cleaner site arrangements. These Bins are designed to secure an optimised balance between enhancing the flow characteristics for reliable discharge of difficult flow materials, whilst securing the maximum storage capacity within limited headroom. They exploit fundamental features of the latest bin design technology to overcome arching, ratholing and feeding problems with products that have difficult flow characteristics.