Dry Processing

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Beyond OSHA combustible dust compliance

Feed mill employs portable combustible dust central vacuum to remove fugitive grain dust.

When Missy Morrison, plant manager at Star Milling says she wants to avoid employee injuries at all cost, she’s not regurgitating a safety slogan but stating a legitimate objective.


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Filling system

The Haver Filling Systems FFS 2500 filling system fills granulated and micro-granulated bulk materials using specialty-engineered form/fill/seal (FFS) technology.


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Flow/no-flow detection sensor

The BinMaster Flow Detect 2000 nonintrusive, microwave-based flow/no-flow instrument detects the flow conditions of solids and powders in gravity chutes, feeders, pipelines, conveyor belts and bucket elevators.


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Sodimate's bulk bag unloader

The Sodimate bulk bag unloader features an arch-breaker spindle mounted with flexible blades to extract dry bulk materials without jamming, bridging or compaction.


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National Bulk Equipment's bulk bag unloader

The National Bulk Equipment bulk bag unloader system conditions and discharges semi-free-flowing, hygroscopic, contaminable powders at a rate of up to 8,000 lb./hr., while feeding the powders to the end-of-line container filling system.


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Packaging machine

The Coperion K-Tron Intelligent IBP 250 FFS packaging machine provides accurate weighing and dosing, plus hygienic packaging for crystalline, granular, beaded or flaked goods.


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Spiroflow's bulk bag discharging

The Spiroflow T3 loss-in-weight bulk bag discharger discharges material for individual batch amounts; when fully interfaced with a plant process control, it is suitable for continuous batch production.


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Drum Dumper

The Material Transfer Systems 180° rotation lift-and-seal hydraulic drum dumper inverts drums and empties the materials into an existing process.


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Gravimetric flow meter

The Eastern Instruments CentriFlow mass flow meter is designed for weighing, mixing, blending, batching and ratio control applications.


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Food Engineering's Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo 2015

Images from Food Engineering's Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Clearwater Beach, Florida, April 12-15, 2015. The event brought food and beverage processors and suppliers together to gain valuable information on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability and food safety.

Podcasts

Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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The May 2015 issue of Food Engineering explores effective tools for hitting manufacturing targets. Also, read how processors are looking for faster ways to detect harmful pathogens in food and beverages without sacrificing accuracy or reliability.

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