Technical Article Reprints: Process Automation with Feeding, Pneumatic Conveying, and Systems Engineering

The following article reprints are from industry trade journals from around the world. These articles offer additional information about feeding, pneumatic conveying, weighing, feeder accuracy and more. All articles are in English only unless otherwise noted.

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Thinking Outside The Pneumatic Receiver
PowderBulkSolids.com  1/2015
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Pneumatic conveying is often chosen as a clean and versatile method for manufacturers to efficiently transfer finished products and raw ingredients from point A to point B in a completely contained manner. Due to an emphasis on product and process safety, as well as requirements for quicker turn-around times during changeover, manufacturers in a variety of industries are evaluating the efficiency and cleanability of the overall design when choosing and installing a pneumatic transfer system. 

 


 

Materials on the Move
Developments in materials handling technologies, includingplans for a major new research facility backed by industry
Compounding World   2/2015
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Many bulk materials, especially fine powder, do not flow consistently out of the supply hopper during feeding. This can lead to the formation of rat holes, or in extreme cases material bridges. Until now, Coperion K-Tron has used a vertical agitator to prevent the occurrence of such problems. Although this system is dependable, it is also difficult to clean and requires additional headroom. These disadvantages can now be avoided with the ActiFlow system.


 

Food Process Equipment Trends
World Food Processing  7/2015
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Today’s food manufacturers are looking for ways to boost production runs, simplify cleanup and sanitation, control ingredient costs, reduce changeover times between runs and increase the ability to produce a variety of product types and sizes, all with an emphasis on cutting cost but improving overall food safety


Accurately and safely dispensing pharmaceutical and high-value powders with an automated loss-in-weigh feeder
Tablets and Capsules Magazine    7/2015
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This article explains how an automated loss-in-weight feeder can accurately and safely dispense pharmaceutical and other high-value powders in continuous feedering and batching applicaitons, eliminating the dangers and inefficiencies of conventional manual loading.