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Powder & Bulk Solids, July 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. 8 • IN THIS ISSUE j U ly 2 0 1 7 Using Traditional & Smart Scale Calibration Methods for QMS Compliance To meet ISO requirements, weigh- ing systems require that (SOPs) be followed during maintenance. These SOPs document and control how calibrations need to be performed and how results are to be logged. Page 10 Bags & Bag Handling Spotlight In less than four seconds, Magnum Systems' new robotic palletizing tool can change bag handling size on the fly to allow two different width bags to be palletized with the same robotic arm on two or more packaging lines. Page 14 Understanding Weighing Equipment for Use in Hazardous Environments When selecting a weighing system, it is critical to consider the environ- ment in which it will be used. Load cells and weighing equipment used in hazardous environments must meet stringent requirements. Page 30 Gravity Flow Heavy-Duty Metal Detectors for Fine Powders Gravity FlowHD metal detection sys- tems are designed for the inspection of free-falling products in vertical packaging applications. Models are available to inspect both dusty powdered products and granular products consisting of large par- ticulates. All systems are available in a range of internal tube diameter configurations from 50 to 400 mm. They feature detection sensitivity ranges to match individual application needs, and can detect steel contaminants measuring .3 to 1.0 mm; aluminum, brass, copper, and bronze contaminants .3 to 1.2 mm; stainless steel contaminants .4 to 1.3 mm. Mettler Toledo Safeline, Tampa, FL 800-447-4439 www.mt.com/pi Safety Stop Switch Saves Lives The Model RS pull cord is a rugged safety stop control that provides a quick positive shut off of dangerous equipment in emergencies. It is actuated by a cable pulled by endangered personnel. The outputs of the Model RS can control up to four separate circuits, depend- ing on the model chosen. The alarms can include one for machinery shutdown and one for alarm. Conveyor Components Co., Croswell, MI 810-679-4211 www.conveyorcomponents.com The Spirit of a Brew Page 20

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