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Powder/Bulk Solids, June 2014

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PowderBulkSolids.com main_head main_head main_head body body body 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 Official Publication of PowderShow.com Vol. 31, No. 7 body body body • IN THIS ISSUE J U N E 2 01 4 Valves, Gates, & Airlocks Focus The Type 8 rotary airlock is the latest addition to the Smoot airlock line. It has been designed for use in severe applications and starts with a heavy-duty cast airlock casting. Read more on page 12 State of the Powder Handling Industry Joe Marinelli provides an editorial on the state of our powder handling industry, and looks to spark a discussion of trends and areas that need attention that will improve our industry in the future. Read more on page 20 Overcoming Challenges of Long Screw Conveyors It is particularly challenging to manufacture and ensure that long screw conveyors run smoothly. Ajax technical director Eddie McGee considers the issues involved in manufacturing the conveyor. Read more on page 26 Stainless Steel Rotocrusher Valve The M.O. Industries/SteriValve "Quick Clean" Rotocrusher valve comes in sizes ranging from 4 to 10 in. One sanitary clamp ring is used to hold the valve together. The entire valve is made of 316L stainless steel, with an interior mirror polish as standard. A stainless steel electric actuator is supplied. Minimum output is 750 kg/hr; maximum output is 3000 kg/hr. M.O. Industries Inc., Whippany, NJ 973-386-9228 www.moindustries.com Portable Stroke Monitor General Kinematics offers a new portable stroke monitor that quickly checks the performance of vibratory equipment by monitoring the stroke of the machine. Simply attach the magnetic Bluetooth sensor to your vibratory equipment and instantly you will be able to see if the machine is running within factory specifications. If your unit is operating out of spec, a performance log can be captured and instantly available to email to General Kinematics for analysis by its 24/7/365 customer service team. The GK portable stroke monitor app is compatible with both Apple and Android devices, and can be used on any brand and type of vibratory equipment. General Kinematics Corp., Crystal Lake, IL 815-455-3222 www.generalkinematics.com Dust-Free Container Loading of Bulk Materials Page 10 ES440257_PB1406_001.pgs 05.20.2014 20:02 UBM black yellow magenta cyan

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