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SEPTEMBER 2012 • IN THIS ISSUE Industry Insight Vol. 30, No. 10 Since the advent of the LIW feeder, advances have been achieved in their per- formance and design. LIW feeders serve as a viable alternative to other control devices. Read more on page 6 Mechanical Conveying Pro-Motion screw conveyors, flights, and troughs are custom-engineered to keep materials moving, even in the toughest applications. The Source for Dry Processing and Bulk Handling Technology Improving Read more on page 16 Feeders Focus The BT Series blow-through feeder/airlock is designed to ensure optimal bulk density and throughput of hard-to-convey materi- als that can reduce material feed efficiency. Read more on page 32 Loss-in-Weight Feeder Accuracy with a Static Screw Elevator Read more on page 10 Packaged Product Recovery Systems of the contents for beneficial residual re-sale, reuse, or efficient disposal, and recovery of the packaging material for recycling or disposal. The system integrates package infeed, package opening, and contents and package separation processes into a single-stream product recovery sequence. Infeed is handled by one operator; whether pallet loads, cases, or single packs, no break-pack or razor knife steps are necessary, improving total process efficiency and pro- tecting personnel from knives and repetitive motion injury. National Bulk Equipment Inc., Holland, MI 616-399-2220 www.nbe-inc.com Bucket Elevator Alignment Control The model VA & VAX bucket elevator alignment control is designed to indicate when the head or boot section of a bucket elevator drifts too far out of alignment. The model VA & VAX can be used to signal a problem or simply ProductSaver packaged prod- uct recovery systems provide automated removal of packaged dry contents from the content's packaging. This separation pro- cess enables controlled recovery shut down the bucket elevator leg. This control device has a sequential two-pole double-break microswitch rated for 20 amps at 120, 240, or 480 VAC. The switch actuation is field adjustable with a simple 3/32 hex wrench adjustment. The metal roller is sturdy and bi-directional, and designed to survive in difficult environments. The housing is a rug- ged polyester powder-coated steel frame with a specially designed non-accumulating pocket. Conveyor Components Co., Croswell, MI 810-679-4211 www.conveyorcomponents.com Offi cial Publication of the www. for daily equipment reviews, industry news updates, and Web-exclusive content Conference and Exhibition .com

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