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Powder & Bulk Solids, January 2018

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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 Offi cial Publication of PowderShow.com Vol. 36, No. 1 Learning to Live with Bends in Pneumatic Conveying Systems Bends in pipelines allow endless scope for pipeline routing so that obstacles and obstructions can be avoided, simply by routing the pipeline around them. Read more on page 6 Considerations When Designing a Pneumatic Transfer System Several factors can influence conveying system design. The more information gathered about these factors allow for a more complete and accurate recom- mendation in system design. Read more on page 12 Vacuum Conveying of Dense Metal Powders As the rates of production increase in addi- tive manufacturing, aka 3D printing, the issue of handling large volumes of powder during process development will become increasingly difficult. Read more on page 28 • IN THIS ISSUE J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 8 Easy Clean, Washable Volumetric Feeder Vibra Screw has developed an easy- to-clean version of its Accufeed volumetric feeder. It incorporates a self-draining trough so the unit can be washed in place. A built-in drain with external connection handles wash fluid disposal. Combined with the feeder's USDA- and FDA-approved materials of construction, as well as quick- disassembly features, the unit is ideal for food processors or anywhere that frequent, thorough cleaning is required. The Accufeed uses molded composite components and a modular design to reduce cost and delivery time. Vibra Screw Inc., Totowa, NJ 973-256-7410 www.vibrascrew.com Auto-Check System for Metal Detection on Dedusters Pharma Technology Inc. offers a patented Auto-Check system for streamlined metal detection on its line of PharmaFlex iSeries dedust- ers. Integrated into Ceia or Lock brand metal detectors, Auto-Check "de-manualizes" the metal detector challenge process by eliminating the need for operators to put test tablets one by one through the metal detector. The metal detector automatically shuts down the deduster and tablet press should the challenge test fail. For combined deduster/metal detector units with containment, utiliz- ing Auto-Check makes dedicated openings for test tablet introduction unnecessary, eliminating the risk of containment breaches. Pharma Technology Inc., Piscataway NJ 973-668-3197 www.pharmatec-inc.com To Convey Mechanically or Pneumatically Page 20

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