Neponset (IL), United States – The Ash Grove Cement plant in Louisville, Nebraska produces approximately 1.1 million tons per year. In order to maintain production levels, efficient material movement via conveyor is critical. The issue is especially acute when running wet raw material at the quarry. Over time, operations personnel noted accumulation in specific locations that threatened to slow material movement – particularly at transfer points – which required manual intervention on a near-constant basis. Continue reading Martin Engineering: Conveyor Belt Generates Power for Air Cannons to control Build-Up
Putnam (CT), United States – The AirSweep® Material Activation System eliminates bridging, ratholes and buildup, providing a first-in, first-out, on-demand material flow. Continue reading Control Concepts: AirSweep Material Flow Test – Resin Flakes
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
Stuttgart, Germany – At this year’s Chinaplas (April 24-27, 2018: National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), Hongqiao, Shanghai, P.R. China) Coperion GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany, presents itself as a total technology solution provider for all plastics processing applications.
By R. Felde – A US cement factory faced serious problems with caking and build-up of hot clinker beneath the kiln discharge. Air cannons could fight this issue, but due to their positioning material backflow arose, necessitating extensive and awkward maintenance works. A retrofit and repositioning of the cannons reduced these efforts to almost naught. Continue reading Martin Engineering: Innovative Air Cannon Positioning at Clinker Cooler for easier Maintenance