Dry Processing

Almond pasteurization system saves energy and space

Fluid-bed processors are outfitted with columns, airlock valves, blowers and heat exchangers.
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Bulk bag filler/densifier

Material Transfer’s sanitary low-profile container/bulk bag densifier with scale system is designed to automatically fill containers or bulk bags by weight and settle the contents. 
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Drum dumper

Flexicon’s TIP-TITE drum dumper accommodates drums from 30-55 gal (114-208 L). 
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Solids to slurry conveyor

Hapman’s SolidQuid system meters powders and bulk solids into a system without the need for a mechanical conveyor.
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Automated bag discharger features deblocking rams

Designed to maximize bag discharge of hardened material, NBE’s bulk bag discharger is equipped with deblocking rams to free material that is hardened during shipping.
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Checkweigher for dry and wet environments

Suitable for cartons, cans, bottles and pouches in dry or wet environments, Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Versa 8120 checkweigher can handle weighing, control and reject functions at line speeds up to 700 packages per minute, depending on the application.
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Low-maintenance weigher

Heat and Control’s Ishida cut-gate weighers weigh free-flowing dry powder and granular products.
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Metal detection for powders

Fortress Technology’s ATEX-certified Phantom Gravity metal detector systems detect metal contamination in dry, powdery or granular free-flowing products that can be gravity fed through a pipe.
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Industrial vacuum

Nilfisk CFM’s 08 industrial vacuum series provides continuous duty for effectively collecting and retaining contaminants such as fine flour, bacteria and packaging scraps.
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Network-based weight controller

Hardy Instruments’ HI 3030 multi-scale weight controller, certified by the Canadian Weights & Measures, can act as a front end to a PLC, PC or DCS for level, batching, filling/dispensing and checkweighing applications-or it can standalone for simple control or weight monitoring. 
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In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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