Dry Processing

Feeders gently handle 2.5 million pounds of sunflower seeds a year

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Vibratory feeders close the loop between super sacks and bucket elevators as the seeds travel to packaging.
 


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Vacuum conveyor

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Hapman’s H-Series vacuum conveyor features Piab’s COAX multistage pump technology.


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Powder flow tester

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Brookfield Engineering’s new Powder Flow version 1.2 is an updated version of the company’s automated software used to control its Powder Flow Tester.


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Vacuum conveying

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The AZO VacuumPlus dense-phase conveying system combines the advantages of pressure and vacuum systems.


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Inventory management

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BinMaster’s MultiBob inventory management system provides an average bin level from measurements taken by 2 and as many as 32 SmartBob2 or SmartBob TS-1 sensors installed on the top of a single bin, tank, silo or flat storage warehouse containing powders, granulars or bulk solid materials.


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High-deflection feeders

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High Deflection (HD) series feeders handle products that normally can’t be fed successfully onto an electromagnetic feeder.


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Sizer

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Almo Process Technology’s Morgensen sizer features output ports, vibration absorption system, screen tensioning system and redesigned dust covers.


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Sifters

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Great Western Manufacturing’s QA (Quality Assurance) series of in-line pneumatic and gravity-flow sifters are designed with smooth surfaces and fewer welds, and have snap-on neoprene gaskets that do not use adhesives.


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Cast iron rotary airlock valves

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ACS Valves’ line of cast-iron, rotary airlock valves features the ACS RotorRail that enables tool-less access to the rotor and all internal surfaces of the housing without time-consuming disassembly of the rotor or the removal from service of upstream or downstream equipment commonly associated with standard valve configurations.


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Bulk forklift container

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Meese Orbitron Dunne Company’s P-433 Ship Shape bulk forklift container features a standard 44- x 44-in. footprint that seamlessly fits into many bulk-bag fillers to permit processing, packaging and material handling engineers to integrate rigid, reusable bulk containers into their existing filling equipment lines.


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