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Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, USA

Grand Opening on June 24, 2015

The new Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, Kansas, has officially opened its doors: On June 24, 2015 the Grand Opening took place in the presence of more than 130 official guests.

The Bulk Solids Innovation Center (two-story 13,000 ft² / 1,208 m² building) has been built adjacent to the Coperion K-Tron Salina office. The Kansas State University, several government agencies and private companies, as Coperion K-Tron, will use it to study and develop the understanding of bulk solids materials handling, in turn enhancing the businesses that use these materials or manufacture the systems that convey, store and dispense them. This university-level research center is the only one of its kind in North America and will serve as the new home of the Materials Handling Test Lab for Coperion and Coperion K-Tron in the Americas.

Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center at a glance:

Research areas - six laboratories for university and industry sponsored research

Training/education center conference and lecture rooms

Material properties test lab - bulk solid and particle properties will be evaluated and modeled in a test bench environment

Full scale bulk solids test bay - full scale systems to include: vacuum and pressure dilute phase, vacuum sequencing, vacuum and pressure vessel dense phase, rotary valve dense phase, batch weighing, silo zone blender, gravity flow, air filtration, feeding, mixing and silo storage

Research fellows, doctoral candidates and students

Continuing education and university level courses about bulk solids

Adjacent to Coperion K-Tron Salina

History of bulk solids handling in Salina

Salina, Kansas has a tremendous history of bulk solids handling dating back as far as 1942.
The timeline demonstrates Coperion K-Tron's history and contribution to bulk solids handling. The company originally started in 1950 as Salina Manufacturing, then in 1978 become Premier Pneumatics, in 2006 was purchased by K-Tron and today, Coperion K-Tron.

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