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Powder & Bulk Solids, March 2017

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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. 35, No. 3 • IN THIS ISSUE M A R C H 2 0 1 7 New Ways to Improve Ribbon Blender Efficiency A reliable method for solid-solid blending is at the core of production and the ribbon blender is a popular choice due to its efficiency and economy. Page 6 Bin Activators & Dischargers Metalfab bin activators feature a dual-baffle design that promotes the continuous flow of powders, granules, pellets, flakes, fibers, and flocculants from bins/silos by eliminating bridging and ratholing. Page 26 Driving Process Quality, Efficiency, and Safety with Inline Powder Induction, Dispersion A U.S. beverage manufacturer approached Admix to improve its batching processes. The company's existing protocol required workers to carry and dump hundreds of pounds of powders from 50-lb bags. Page 30 Vibration App With vibe2know, anyone can determine a vibrating machine's current performance. The user simply inserts a smartphone into the specially designed mount and attaches it to the equipment. The app then immediately measures vibratory amplitude, frequency, oscillating angle, and operating speed, and enables the user to visualize the vibrating machine's motion pattern. By getting a quick indication of these key parameters, operators can avoid a sudden production outage and plan a timely maintenance intervention. vibe2know is available via app stores for iOS, Android, and Windows. Schenck Process, Kansas City, MO 816-891-9300 www.schenckprocess.com Inline Solid-Liquid Mixer The CMX 2000 inline mixer incorporates powders into liquids and mixes these materials reliably and consistently in a batch process. Its multi-level design and unique pumping stage enables processing of high-viscosity products without any additional aggregates. This enables extreme suction rates and minimal production times to be achieved. The CMX system is usually supplied with a solid material dosing feeder and mixing containers. IKA Works Inc., Wilmington, NC 910-452-7059 www.ikausa.com Designing Mixing Systems Page 14

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