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Powder & Bulk Solids, December 2013

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PowderBulkSolids.com D E C E M B E R 2 01 3 • IN THIS ISSUE Vol. 31, No. 13 Industry Insight The density of the material being measured can have either a direct or indirect impact on the choices of level measurement technology for use on a given application, and may impact its performance. Read more on page 6 Instrumentation Focus 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 Electromechanical Plumb Bob System: An Oldie but Definitely a Goodie Read more on page 10 Malvern's new Mastersizer 3000E laser diffraction particle sizing system includes new software updates and offers added benefits, in a compact and practical instrument design. Read more on page 18 Ribbon Blenders Boost Capacity Webco offers powder blending and filling services. Powder products are blended in quantities from small batches to multibatch production runs, and packed in containers ranging from 4-oz bottles to 55-gal fiberboard drums. Read more on page 34 Screw Feeder Meets 3-A Sanitary Standard The PPS Volumetric Screw Feeder (VSF) and Volumetric Screw Feeder with Overflight (VSFO) serve the sanitary bulk material handling industry as a medium- to high-capacity screw feeder that meets 3-A sanitary standard 81-00. Auger diameters range from 4 to 10 in., while lengths for almost any application are available. A variety of outlet options are available, including ferrules, flanges, BFM flexible sleeve fittings, and plain tube stubs. If the feed materials are non-free flowing, overflighting (VSFO) in the auger design can be used to improve feeding. Powder Process-Solutions, Chanhassen, MN 877-933-2556 www.powder-solutions.com Level Sensor for High Dust Environments main_head main_head main_head body body body The new BinMaster RL level sensor is designed to provide reliable bin level data in challenging environments where dust levels are extremely high. The non-contact, continuous level sensor works in powders and solid materials of all types, including low dielectric materials that, until now, have been largely incompatible with noncontact devices. The acoustics-based BinMaster RL features a self-cleaning, non-stick surface that does not require routine maintenance or air purge for cleaning. This eliminates manual cleaning of the sensor and frequent climbing of bins, which is a safety hazard. It uses acoustics-based technology at low frequencies, which allows it to penetrate dust. The acoustic waves won't reflect off heavy dust or the material surface, which can cause erratic or inaccurate measurements. BinMaster, Lincoln, NE 800-278-4241 www.binmaster.com Official Publication of PowderShow.com magenta cyan yellow black ES351672_PB1312_001.pgs 11.13.2013 02:57 UBM

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