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Powder Bulk Solids, November 2012

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NOVEMBER 2012 • IN THIS ISSUE Industry Insight Vol. 30, No. 12 Various products are stored in hopper bot- tom silos. Variation in property flow char- acteristics must be considered and incor- porated into a silo's design accordingly. Read more on page 6 Valves, Gates, & Airlocks No matter what size, newly designed Series E slide gates from Lorenz Conveying Products Corp. are able to handle up to 15 psig in pressure conveying systems. Read more on page 20 The Source for Dry Processing and Bulk Handling Technology Case Study Pigment for producing various ink colors is received in bulk bags that are emptied and conveyed into mixing tanks using a bulk bag unloading system from Flexicon Corp. Read more on page 34 Microwave Mixer System microwave and a mixer has proven to cut the process time of conventional methods by up to one half, providing signifi- cant energy savings potential. Other benefits include tem- perature precision, uniform heating, reduced carbon emis- sions, and easy cleanup and maintenance. The microwave mixer system is available in virtually any vessel size for any industry where consistent energy efficient volumetric heat- ing application is required. Microwave mixing has proven successful in both sanitary and non-sanitary applications including chemicals, plastics, minerals, textiles, food, waste- to-energy, and recycling. Marion Mixers, Marion, IA 319-277-6371 www.marionmixers.com The microwave mixer is a heating, drying, and cooking solution for the processing industries. This hybrid of a Facility-Wide Dust Collection System Measuring Quality in a Bulk Bag Supplier Read more on page 12 Offi cial Publication of the The DC Series high-volume dust collection system provides facility-wide collection and high-efficiency filtration of airborne dusts generated during bulk material pro- cessing and packaging operations. The DC Series is constructed with seam-welded panels to eliminate filter bypass and the escape of dirty air back into the facility that may occur with bolt-on panel construction. The direct-drive motor/blower design eliminates drive belt replacement, reducing mainte- nance downtime and costs. More efficient than constant- speed blower designs, its variable frequency drive blower reduces total in-use power consumption by modulating fan speed while maintaining the required static pressure during the fluctuating power needs of an application. The Vibra- Pulse filter cleaning system extends filter life and reduces replacement costs. Airflow Systems Inc., Dallas, TX 800-818-6185 www.airflowsystems.com www. for daily equipment reviews, industry news updates, and Web-exclusive content Conference and Exhibition .com

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