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
Wolfurt, Austria – The RopeCon system which transports platinum ore from Booysendal South to the existing processing plant has recently gone into operation. The South African mining company Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Limited, a subsidiary of Northam Platinum Limited, is relying on technology by Doppelmayr for their expansion project at the Booysendal concession. Every hour, at least 909 tons of material will be transported over a distance of approx. 4.8 km through hilly terrain. Continue reading Doppelmayr: RopeCon Conveying System at Booysendal Platinum up and running
Hoeng, Denmark – A pendulum bucket elevator is the obvious choice for gentle and flexible conveying of bulk products, but when it comes to fine powders and very abrasive products this is still a challenge. Simatek Bulk Systems introduced a new Forced Feeding System which – in combination with other initiatives – makes pendulum bucket elevators very suited for conveying complex powders with poor flow properties, as well as being fragile, abrasive or explosive. Continue reading Simatek Bulk Systems: Forced Feeding System makes Bucket Elevators suited for Complex Powders
Somerset (NJ), United States – Process equipment manufacturer Gericke USA, has unveiled the Pulse-Flow™ PTA dense phase pneumatic conveying system. Featuring a proprietary design, the Pulse-Flow pneumatic conveying system directs the air or nitrogen into the pressure vessel and pipeline in timed, regular pulses that form the dry material into separate, wavelike, pulsed slugs. Continue reading Gericke USA: New Dense Phase System uses Low Velocity Slugs to protect Sensitive Products
Lawrenceville (GA), USA – WAM USA, a member of WAMGROUP, offers an online configurator tool that allows to easily configure and design a CEMA Screw Conveyor. This online tool is based on the company’s understanding of the ever-growing need of engineers and project managers for easy-to-use online tools and, at the same time, readily available 3D models of CEMA screw conveyors.
Salina (KS), United States – This comprehensive course offered by the K-State Bulk Solids Innovation Center covers various topics related to bulk solids, pairing classroom instruction with practical exercises. Course content will help an employee better understand bulk solids handling, storage, and flow behavior to enhance their comfort level and ability to problem solve when working with bulk solids.
Whitstable, United Kingdom – A new Flexicon Low Profile Flexible Screw Conveyor with integral bin and castor-mounted frame can roll below mezzanines and other low-headroom areas, receive material from overhead equipment, and discharge the material into process equipment and vessels throughout the plant.
Chicago (IL), United States – A large flour producer in the US manufactures and distributes corn flour as an ingredient in various food products. Roughly one year ago plant engineers installed three 6-inch Chain-Vey tubular drag conveyors for the transport of yellow and white corn flour. The Chain-Veys supplied by Modern Process Equipment (MPE) replaced screw conveyors and pneumatic conveyors that resulted in poor customer feedback with product being out of spec.
Sudbury (ON), Canada – Rail-Veyor Technologies Global announced that it’s Rail-Veyor system is now hauling all of the production material at Agnico Eagle Mines Limited’s Goldex Mine in Val-d’Or, Quebec, Canada for their Deep 1 project. Installation of the energy-efficient 3 km underground system began as part of Goldex’s new Deep 1 project which was started up in July 2017.
Sewell (NJ), USA – Coperion and Coperion K-Tron will be exhibiting at the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition (April 24-26, 2018), Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois, USA, Booth 1413. The booth will feature feeding, pneumatic conveying and systems engineering solutions for various processing applications in the powder and bulk materials industries.