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Powder/Bulk Solids, July 2013

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J U LY 2 01 3 • IN THIS ISSUE Vol. 31, No. 8 How Do You Define Quality? How do you know if a product is quality or not? Why should quality be considered when purchasing? Quality is defined as the state of being free from defects, or deficiencies. Read more on page 6 Bagging & Packaging Spotlight T h e S o u r c e f o r D r y P r o c e s s i n g a n d B u l k H a n d l i n g Te c h n o l o g y The modular design of Taylor's IBC Series of bulk bag handling equipment allows complete flexibility from a freestanding manual operation to a fully integrated and automated system. Read more on page 14 Modern Weigh Modules Weigh module users are under increasing pressure to improve efficiency, quality, safety, and regulatory compliance. Weigh modules often are installed by sub-contractors who may not know how to properly and safely install them. Read more on page 20 Turning Grain Dust into Gold Whiteness Tester Read more on page 12 Kett introduces the C130, a new instrument that provides instant whiteness testing of powder samples. The C130 is designed for use in laboratory, near-line process, and remote QA/QC applications where quick, accurate determination of whiteness and/or purity is required. This simple-to-use device allows users to quickly measure the whiteness of any powder sample and tests are able to be completed without sample preparation. The C130 can be calibrated for measuring substances such as rice flour, wheat flour, starch, calcium carbonate, salt, pharmaceutical powder, and cement. The C130 includes one factory calibration. Kett, Anaheim, CA 800-438-5388 www.kett.com Bag Dumping System with Glove Box, Compactor, Conveyor Flexicon's new bag dumping system with glove box, bag compactor, and flexible screw conveyor, isolates bulk material from the operator and plant environment throughout opening, dumping, and compaction of bags, and the conveying of material downstream. Bags are staged on a stainless steel tabletop and then transferred through a plastic strip curtain into a dumping enclosure comprised of a glove box, empty-bag chute and dust collector atop a receiving hopper. The dust collector maintains negative pressure within the enclosure, preventing the escape of dust through the curtain, while containing dust generated. A bag infeed chute through the sidewall of the enclosure allows the operator to pass empty bags directly into the compactor. Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, PA 888-353-9426 www.flexicon.com Official Publication of www. Equipment Reviews, Industry News, Articles, and Web-Exclusive Content www.PowderShow.com magenta cyan yellow black .com ES266246_PB1307_001.pgs 06.10.2013 23:39 UBM

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