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  • 01 Sep 2018

    Controlling upstream and downstream influences on loss-in-weight feeders

    Powder Bulk Engineering

    Loss-in-weight (LIW) feeder performance is affected by a number of influences, both internal and external to the feeder and feeder process. Understanding the significance of these influences is critical for achieving optimal performance. This article will describe some strategies to help ensure accurate weighinhg with your LIW feeder.

    • Plastics
    • Chemicals
    • Food & Pet Food
    • Pharmaceutical
  • 15 Mar 2018

    Conquering the Main Wear Factors in Diverter Valves

    Powder & Bulk Solids

    A diverter valve is used to divert material from one source to different destinations in a pneumatic conveying system or a gravity pipe. Pellets, granules or fine powders passing through the diverter valve cause wear along the valve's passage, especially with abrasive products as used in the mineral and cement industries. Examples are raw meal, lime, fly ash, bypass dust, clinker, cement, petcoke and lignite to name a few. Diverter valves that have been designed with main wear factors in mind make it possible to convey even highly abrasive powder bulk materials economically and reliably. They also enjoy a long service life and are easy to maintain.

    • Plastics
  • 01 Jun 2017

    Nut Butter Manufacturer Modernizes Plant Operations

    Food Engineering

    The complete material handling system provided by Coperion K-Tron includes several pneumatic transfer lines for various stages of the peanut butter process. First, raw peanuts are vacuum conveyed direct to a peanut roaster. After the peanuts are roasted, a second line transfers them under vacuum to the blancher. Once the peanuts are blanched, they are then vacuum conveyed to yet another line. There, they are metered via a Coperion K-Tron weigh belt feeder to a screw conveyor, and both sugar and salt are added to the nuts via Coperion K-Tron loss-in-weight feeders.

    • Food & Pet Food
  • 15 May 2017

    Defining Feeder Accuracy For Continuous Processing

    Processing Magazine

    Continuous processing is a manufacturing practice that has been used in the plastics, chemical and food industries for decades. Although primarily used for liquid processing, the innovations made in dry powder feeder technologies have enabled the use of continuous dry ingredient feeding for a variety of applications.

    • Plastics
    • Chemicals
    • Food & Pet Food
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Nonwovens
  • 01 Apr 2017

    Optimize Feeding to Make More Money in Twin-Screw Compounding

    Plastics Technology

    Every business want to increase profits. Companies can deploy many strategies to do so that can fall across various areas of the business, such as reducing inventory, negotiating lower prices from suppliers, or increasing marketing efforts, to name a few. When it comes to operations, the capital equipment is often already in place and is therefore a sunk cost. Increasing profitatbility in this case is usually depends on maximizing productivity of these assets. For twin-screw extrusion processes, this is most easily achieved by increasing throughput rate, thereby spreading operation costs over a greater amount of product produced in the same unit of time.

    • Plastics
    • Chemicals
    • Food & Pet Food
    • Pharmaceutical
  • 01 Mar 2017

    Dense-Phase Conveying

    Processing

    By properly selecting the best method for the application, a much more cost-effective and reliable means of material handling can be achieved. This article outlines and defines the methods of pneumatic conveying available for a variety of unit operations in food processing.

    • Food & Pet Food
  • 01 Mar 2017

    Three Way to Improve Continuous Loss-in-Weight Feeding Accuracy

    Powder Bulk Engineering International

    Today’s processed food manufacturers are constantly searching for methods to improve process efficiency, changeover times, and of course, ensuring product safety. One of the key technologies which can help address and improve all of these factors is pneumatic conveying, regardless of whether it is for the raw ingredients (major and minor), ingredient blends prior to their next process step or final product prior to packaging. By properly selecting the best method for the application, a much more cost effective and reliable means of material handling can be achieved. This article will outline and define the methods of pneumatic conveying available for a variety of unit operations in food processing.

    • Food & Pet Food
  • 01 Mar 2017

    Dense Phase Conveying: Efficient Transfer for a Wide Variety of Food Ingredients

    Middle East Food

    Today’s processed food manufacturers are constantly searching for methods to improve process efficiency, changeover times, and of course, ensuring product safety. One of the key technologies which can help address and improve all of these factors is pneumatic conveying, regardless of whether it is for the raw ingredients (major and minor), ingredient blends prior to their next process step or final product prior to packaging. By properly selecting the best method for the application, a much more cost effective and reliable means of material handling can be achieved. This article will outline and define the methods of pneumatic conveying available for a variety of unit operations in food processing.

    • Food & Pet Food
  • 20 Feb 2017

    Fully automatic bagging in a small space

    cpp chemical plants + processes 2/2017

    Based on many years of cooperation in plastic compounding – specifically material handling and extrusion – Sabic decided to purchase six Coperion packaging lines and a common palletising island for its plant in Pontirolo/Italy.

    • Plastics
    • Chemicals
  • 01 Dec 2016

    Three ways to improve continuous loss-in-weight feeding accuracy

    Powder Bulk Engineering

    The weigh accuracy of individual recipe ingredients for a continuos blending, granulation, or extrusion process has a direct effect on product quality and bottom-line savings. This article explains how to optimize continuous loss-in-weight feeder accuracy by separating plant vibration noise from true weight loss, controlling motor speeds during feeder refill, and compensating for process pressure fluctuations.

    • Plastics
    • Chemicals
    • Food & Pet Food
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Nonwovens