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Vol. 36, No. 8 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 A Royal Farewell Retiring after an impressive 30 years as an integrated media consultant for Powder & Bulk Solids, Kay Christensen has some parting words before calling it a career. Page 6 Advanced Load Cell Troubleshooting Load cells are not only the most criti- cal part of a bulk electronic weighing system, they are also a vulnerable part of the scale system. Load cells undergo challenges that may impair their functionality. Page 20 Intelligent Loss-in-Weight Closed Loop Rate Control New intelligent closed loop feeder controllers are delivering unprecedented accuracy in manufacturing operations where tiny amounts of material can make a huge difference to the finished product. Page 30 E-Scale Bench Scales for The Connected Enterprise Hardy E-Scale bench scale series delivers direct connection to Rockwell Automation's The Connected Enterprise with an IIoT-ready (Industrial Internet of Things) scale base. It includes an integrated Hardy weight processor for direct industrial network connection via EtherNet/IP, Profibus-DP, and Modbus protocols. The bench scales are ideal for dry food processing, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical manufacturing, laboratory, and industrial installations. Hardy Process Solutions, San Diego, CA 858-278-2900 www.hardysolutions.com Flat-Bottom Bin Sweep Kice Industries introduces a new flat-bottom bin sweep that is suitable for use in NFPA-compliant filter or bin designs avoid- ing the requirement for tall hopper sections. With a total height of 10.5 in., this design can help fit equipment in spaces otherwise not possible or eliminate the require- ment for costly floor penetrations. The unit incorporates a sweep-arm with an FDA-compliant neoprene wiper, and a simple bottom-mounted direct drive motor assembly for reliable operation and ease of maintenance. Kice Industries, Wichita, KS 316-744-7151 www.kice.com Selecting the Right Weight Indicator Page 12 J U LY 2 01 8 IN THIS ISSUE •

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