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Powder & Bulk Solids, December 2015

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PowderBulkSolids.com 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. 33, No. 13 • IN THIS ISSUE D E C E M B E R 2 01 5 Safety First - or Is It? You want to make sure that the process is safe for employees and the public. So why is cost, arguably, a leading reason for many decisions regarding the control of powder/granular material storage? Read more on page 6 Upgrading to Intranet-Based, Real-Time Inventory System A plant receives reliable inventory infor- mation for production availability and reporting, material reordering, to direct the filling and emptying of the inventory silos, daily business and month-end financials. Read more on page 32 In-line Moisture Measurement Ensures Product Quality An in-line moisture measurement sensor is an easy way to incorporate a system that helps automate and verify the quality of end products. It can usually be added without requiring major changes to existing processes. Read more on page 34 Checkweigher with Digital Load Cell The AD-4961 Series checkweigh- er increases quality and reduces overall production costs by mini- mizing the giveaway of materials above predetermined weights, and ensures compliance by iden- tifying underweight products. Benefits include: a newly designed digital load cell and an ultra high-speed process- ing module; standard digital inputs and outputs provide high degrees of user flexibility, allowing for HMI interfacing or the connection of external devices, as well as future expansion to the system; a high-visibility touch-panel color LCD screen with a user-friendly interface, including an audio guidance support function. A&D Inspection, San Jose, CA 800-726-3364 www.andinspection.com Inventory Monitoring Software for Level Sensors The new eBob software is compatible with solid level sensors used on bins, tanks, and silos. The new program works with a wide variety of sensors including the 3DLeveScanner, SmartBob cable-based sensors, ultrasonic, magnetostrictive, and pressure transducers used for level measurement. Managers can now use a single program to gather real-time inventory data from different types of stor- age vessels and receive automated alerts when levels reach a point of replenishment or are approaching full status. BinMaster, Lincoln, NE 402-434-9102 www.binmaster.com Measuring Bulk Solids on a Conveyor Page 10

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