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  • Prater Offers New Preventative Maintenance Program

    August 6, 2015

    Prater Industries announces its new preventative maintenance and service program for equipment customers. During regularly scheduled annual and semi-annual preventative maintenance visits, a factory-trained technician will complete a detailed series of tests, inspections, and required services...

  • Feeder System for Ceramics

    August 3, 2015

    Recently, 3SigmaSystems commissioned a new bulk bag unloader/loss-in-weight batching system for the ceramics industry. The system features the Model FP54 BBU to properly refill the LIW feeder upon demand. A Model SS18 GeoMate feeder was provided to batch both ceramic powder (-325 mesh) and ceramic...

  • Flexible Screw Conveyors Used As Feeders

    July 31, 2015

    Spiroflow flexible screw conveyors (FSCs), often used as feeders, provide a dust-free, low-energy, low-maintenance, and low-cost feeding solution. Accuracies of 3-5% are typical when using a flexible screw conveyor as a volumetric feeder, depending on the size of the screw conveyor and the product...

  • Vibratory Feeders for Heavy Materials

    July 30, 2015

    Eriez C and A Series feeders are ideally suited for heavy material applications requiring feeders to operate under heavy loads. These light- and medium-duty units feed and control material flows at rates ranging from a few pounds to many tons per hour with stability, control, and accuracy. They...

  • FlexWall 20 Feeder

    July 24, 2015

    The Brabender FlexWall 20 feeder is a new member of the FlexWall feeder family. It is also equipped with a polyurethane hopper massaged by two external paddles providing real mass flow of ingredient. The feeder is capable of metering even poor-flowing ingredients at low feed rates of just a few kg/...

  • Totally Enclosed Vibrating Feeder Introduced

    July 23, 2015

    Carman Industries introduces a totally enclosed vibrating feeder with high trough sides and bolt-on covers. The totally enclosed design eliminates the need for a static skirt with flexible connector seal. By eliminating the static skirt and flexible seal, the totally enclosed design of the...

  • Managing Refills for a LIW Gravimetric Feeder

    July 20, 2015

    One of the questions we often get asked as applications engineers is, “How do I account for refills in my continuous Loss in Weight gravimetric feeder?”      There are two philosophies. One is to design the feeder for less frequent larger refills, while the other is...

  • Modular Feeders for a Range of Solids

    July 20, 2015

    VTF series feeders feature a modular construction suitable for a wide range of solids. Direct drive with standard air purge seals minimizes maintenance requirements. Optional direct drive agitator sweeps close to auger set, which results in consistent positive flow. Augers have weld in shafts on...

  • Volumetric Feeder with Washable, Easy Clean Design

    July 14, 2015

    Vibra Screw has developed an easy-to-clean version of its Accufeed volumetric feeder. It incorporates a self-draining trough so the unit can be washed in place. A built-in drain with external connection handles wash fluid disposal. Combined with the feeder’s USDA- and FDA-approved materials...

  • Inside the Bulk Solids Innovation Center - Installation and Introduction

    July 8, 2015

    Last month, Powder & Bulk Solids toured the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center located in Salina, KS. As part of the open house in June, Kansas State University provided a walking tour map along with a detailed list of materials and equipment provided to the center. More...