Batching and Materials Handling

Coverage focusing on powder processing, batching, and materials handling processes and equipment.

ARTICLES

FLEXICON: Bulk Bag Filler

New from Flexicon Corp. is a stainless steel, sanitary bulk bag filler that reportedly detects and separates metal as it fills bulk bags by weight, dust-free.


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Sacmi Technology Chosen by NordCeram

The Sacmi CONTINUA+ line was recently chosen by German firm NordCeram as part of a key investment at its Bremerhaven plant on the North Sea coast.


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Ross Expands India Operations

Charles Ross & Son Co.’s Vice President of Corporate Operations Joe Martorana recently announced that the mixer manufacturer’s India operations are undergoing another major expansion.


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Sacmi Technology Supplied to Ceramica Glamour

A major player on the Egyptian market, Ceramica Glamour-Al Ekhwa, has chosen Sacmi technology for a complete investment in a new plant located on the Red Sea coast in the industrial district between Suez and Soukna.


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Producing Ceramic Grinding Media through Drip Casting

A new method has been developed to synthesize ceramic microspheres as grinding media via ceramic slurry dripping.

The need for minerals with a fine size (nanometers) has increased in recent years. With the resultant increase in ultrafine grinding, comminution science has achieved a range of micrometer sizes.


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UNION PROCESS: Attritor Conversion System

Union Process, Inc. recently built a circulation conversion system for the SD1 laboratory attritor, reportedly adding flexibility and value to the model lineup.


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APPLICON: Dual-Axis Blender

Applicon Co. recently announced a new dual-axis blender for portable bins that reportedly provides fast, thorough blending of cylindrical or rectangular bins, or flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs).

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Cage Mills 101: Achieving High Size Reduction Ratios for Ceramic Manufacturers

The most effective use of cage mills depends on a proper understanding of them, how they are made, and what they will and will not do.

The cage mill is one of the most versatile, hard-working size reduction machines. They come in several varieties, but their similarities are more numerous than their differences.


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Schenck Process Introduces Bump Batching Method

Using Schenck Process VKD software in its DISOCONT® Tersus feeder controller, Schenck Process has adopted a method that reportedly reduces batch feeding errors by up to 50%.


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ROSS: Double Planetary Mixers

Ross laboratory double planetary mixers (DPMs) are reportedly ideal for processing a wide range of applications, including viscous pastes, putty-like materials, powder blends, and granulations.


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May 2014 Issue Highlights

Our May 2014 issue is now available!

EVENTS

Industry

Spray Finishing Training Sponsored by Owens Community College

3/4/15
Toledo, OH
United States

Finishing Brands: Binks, DeVilbiss, Ransburg, BGK and Owens Community College have teamed up to present a Spray Finishing Technology Workshop.

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Industry

International Conference on The Characterization and Control of Interfaces for High Quality

7/7/15
Kurashiki
Japan

ICCCI2015 will take place July 7-10, 2015, in Kurashiki, Japan.

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Industry

Pacific Rim Conference of Ceramic Societies

8/30/15
Jeju
South Korea

This conference is the eleventh in the series of international conferences that provides a global forum for presentations and information exchange on the latest emerging ceramic technologies.

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Industry

CERAMITEC 2015

10/20/15
Messe Munchen
Germany

CERAMITEC is the leading trade fair of its kind in the world.

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September 2014 Issue Highlights

Our September 2014 issue is now available!

Posted: December 15, 2014

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