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NOVEMBER 20, 2013



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Machine and Process Design Inc
Marion Mixers
MECO Seal div of Woodex Bearing Co
Metalfab Inc
National Bulk Equipment Inc
Nol-Tec

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Smoot
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Machine and Process Design Inc
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National Bulk Equipment Inc
Triple/S Dynamics

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Smoot
Vortex Valves

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Flexicon
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Jenike & Johanson
Marion Mixers
MECO Seal div of Woodex Bearing Co
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Ask an Expert
Using gauges to monitor your dust collector's performance
 
Q: Our dust collection system has gauges that help us monitor things like pressure differential, but how can we use the information obtained from the gauge readings?
 
 
Using three simple gauges can allow you to monitor your dust collection system's efficiency. These gauges are a pressure differential gauge (a Magnehelic gauge) that provides information about the amount of energy required to pull air through the collector's bag or cartridge filters while separating dust from the air and depositing it on the filters' dirty side, a Magnehelic gauge that compares the inlet pressure for the system's centrifugal fan to the surrounding atmospheric pressure, and an amp meter that directly measures the fan drive motor's amperage, which is directly proportional to the dust collection system's airflow volume.
 
 
Jack Osborn is the engineering manager for Airdusco Inc.
 
Think you've got what it takes to be the Expert?
We're looking for guest contributors for the Ask the Expert section — email Christine Bernier Lienke for more info.
 
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More Questions and Answers
Q: How do I know which magnet is best for my application?
 
 
To send us your questions, email Christine Bernier Lienke.
 
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Feature
photo tips for specifying a pin mill
 
Steve Coulombe, Sturtevant Inc.
 
photoA pin mill is one of the most commonly used impact mills for grinding bulk solid materials to medium fineness. The mill can accept feed materials with a particle size from 20 microns to 0.5 inch and a Mohs hardness up to about 4, reducing them to particles as small as 10 microns, depending on the mill type and feed size. This versatile machine handles a wide range of materials; some typical examples are hydrated lime, sugar, wet corn slurry, food ingredients, and fertilizers.
 
By specifying the right components and operating features for your pin mill, you can not only optimize the mill to reliably grind your material to the desired fineness but reduce equipment downtime for parts replacement and repairs. This can help your mill yield a final product with a very fine or homogeneous particle size distribution, stand up to an extremely abrasive or corrosive material, or safely reduce a heat-sensitive material without damaging it.
 
Your best source of help in specifying the mill is the pin mill supplier. With many years experience in supplying units that can successfully handle tough materials and operating conditions, the supplier can help you determine what it will take to keep your pin mill running smoothly with minimal downtime. Before you specify the mill, it's always a good idea to have the supplier test your material in pilot mills equipped with different pin configurations and construction materials, components made of appropriate wear- or corrosion-resistant materials, and other options. Running the test will typically require from 400 to 1,000 pounds of your material, depending on the results you need.
 
Once you have the test results in hand, you're ready to work with the supplier to specify a pin mill for top grinding performance with minimal maintenance downtime. Here are three practical tips for specifying your mill.
 
photo Specify the right number and arrangement of pins.
Selecting the right number of pins and the appropriate pin arrangement (typically in rows) for your pin mill discs can not only help produce the final particle size distribution you need, but help control the narrowness of that distribution to meet your product requirements. The right number and arrangement of pins can minimize material buildup in the mill during grinding, reducing washdown requirements and the associated downtime. Careful pin specification can also reduce the amount of heat generated during grinding, helping you avoid heat-related material buildup problems and softening or melting of heat-sensitive particles or other particle damage. Rely on your pin mill supplier's experience for help determining what number and arrangement of pins are best for your application.
 
 
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Read It Here First
Determining your screw feeder's power requirements
 
Bryon Vlier, Hapman
 
A screw feeder's simple design, ease of use, low maintenance requirements, and ability to feed material without degrading particles make it one of the most commonly used feeders in dry bulk solids processing applications. But the screw feeder's relative simplicity can be misleading when it comes to sizing the feeder's screw and motor to achieve the best feeding performance while minimizing power requirements.
 
To correctly size the feeder's motor and screw for your application, you can't simply match the feeder's capacity to the quantity of material to be fed. This is because the feeder's horsepower requirements will vary significantly depending on your material's properties, particularly its coefficient of friction. As the screw's diameter increases, the differences in the material properties can greatly increase the feeder's required horsepower because the screw's surface area and material contact with the surface increase dramatically. The higher the material's coefficient of friction, the more these horsepower requirements can change.
 
For information on determining your screw feeder's power needs, you can read “How material properties and other factors affect a screw feeder's power requirements” by Bryon Vlier, Hapman, in the December issue of Powder and Bulk Engineering.
 
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Industry News
Nonferrous metals exploration budgets drop 29 percent
 
Global exploration budgets for nonferrous metals are estimated to have dropped by 29 percent in 2013, according to preliminary results from a Corporate Exploration Strategies study conducted by SNL Metals Economics Group. Exploration budgets dropped to $15.2 billion in 2013 from $21.5 billion in 2012. Exploration budgets for major mining firms dropped by 24 percent from 2012, which the study found was due to higher operating and capital costs as well as shareholder pressure. SNL is a research firm based in Arlington, Va. To learn more, click here.
 
ISRI seeks nominations for recycling design award
 
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is seeking nominations for its 2014 Design for Recycling (DFR) Award. The DFR Award is given annually to the most outstanding products designed with recycling in mind. ISRI is looking for companies, designers, and manufacturers with the mindset of producing products that can be recycled safely and with ease. Deadline for nominations is February 14. The winner will be announced at the ISRI 2014 Convention and Exposition held April 6-10 in Las Vegas. ISRI, Washington, D.C., supports more than 1,700 member companies in 21 chapters nationwide that process, broker, and industrially consume scrap commodities. To learn more, click here.
 
K 2013 trade show exceeds expectations
 
K 2013, a trade show for the plastics and rubber industries held October 19-26 in Düsseldorf, Germany, exceeded attendance expectations, with nearly 218,000 visitors attending from more than 120 nations. Nearly 58 percent of those visiting were from abroad, with 8,100 from North America. The show also hosted 3,200 exhibitors. To learn more, click here.
 
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Supplier News
Haver offers handheld service tablet
 
Haver Filling Systems, Conyers, Ga., is offering a handheld tablet device that allows users to diagnose, troubleshoot, and maintain equipment. The tablet, called the Haver Service Pad, is for companies using automated equipment to package dry bulk materials. The service pad integrates the machine's PLC controller capabilities and weighing controls with mobile technology. The device allows users to monitor and analyze performance, order parts, video-conference live with the supplier's service technicians, and schedule reminders for routine maintenance. Haver supplies packaging equipment for the dry bulk solids materials industry. To learn more, click here.
 
Eriez brochure covers recycling industry equipment
 
Eriez has released a brochure, "Equipment for the Recycling Industry," that covers the company's metals recovery, separation, and sorting equipment. The equipment is used for handling municipal solid waste, comingled recyclables, shredded automobiles, electronic scrap, glass cullet, plastic (PET), foundry sand, and many other materials. The brochure is divided into three sections: ferrous metal recovery and sorting, nonferrous recovery and sorting, and material handling and service. The equipment described is available in individual units or a complete system. Eriez, Erie, Pa., manufactures and supplies magnetic, vibratory, and inspection equipment. To learn more, click here.
 
Camfil names CEO, president
 
Camfil Air Pollution Control's parent company Camfil, headquartered in Stockholm, has named Magnus Yngen as its new CEO and president. Yngen was on Camfil's board and also has experience at Electrolux and Husqvarna Group. Camfil Air Pollution Control, Jonesboro, Ark., is the company’s North American division specializing in industrial dust collection equipment. To learn more, click here.
 
Editor's note: Send your news items to Christine Bernier Lienke.
 
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Events
New York to host 2013 CHEM SHOW
 
The 2013 CHEM SHOW will take place December 10-12 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. The event is organized by the International Exposition Company and endorsed by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The event will feature more than 200 exhibitors and the Northeast Manufacturing Conference produced by AIChE. The conference consists of morning and afternoon tutorials on December 10 and conferences on December 11. To learn more and to register, click here.
 
NWFPA celebrates centennial food processing event
 
The Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) will hold the Northwest Food Processors Expo and Conference from January 12-15 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. The conference and NWFPA are celebrating 100 years with a lunch and reception. The event is for professionals in the food manufacturing industry and provides an opportunity to network; learn about new industry technology; and attend conferences on energy, sustainability, food safety, and other food manufacturing topics. To learn more and to register, click here.
 
InformEx caters to chemicals industry
 
InformEx will be held January 21-24 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla. More than 450 exhibitors and 3,500 visitors are expected at the event, which will also celebrate InformEx's 30th anniversary. Organized by UBM Live, the event caters to professionals in the fine and specialty chemicals industries and is an opportunity to make business connections with colleagues. The event's conference sessions will take place on the show floor, and attendees will have headphones to allow them to hear the speakers clearly. To learn more and to register, click here.
 
ICACC'14 will be held in Florida
 
The 38th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC'14) will be held January 26-31 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort and Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. The event is sponsored by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), and attendees can see the latest research and products in advanced ceramics, armor ceramics, solid oxide fuel cells, ceramic coatings, bioceramics, and more. The conference will have 13 symposia and other sessions to allow scientists, researchers, engineers, and industries to present and exchange the latest research and advances in the ceramics industry. To learn more and to register, click here.
 
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Continuing Education
Kansas State, GEAPS offer advanced grain conveying equipment course
 
Kansas State University (KSU) and the Grain Elevators and Processing Society (GEAPS) will present the course "Advanced and Preventive Maintenance for Grain Facilities: Conveyance Equipment" as part of KSU's distance education program. The online 10-lecture course will take place January 6 through February 7 and will provide information on the proper function, monitoring, adjustments, maintenance, and repair of bucket elevator and conveying equipment used in grain facilities. The course is for professionals with prior grain facility maintenance experience. To learn more and to register, click here.
 
Chilworth to host dust collector explosion protection webinar
 
Chilworth will host the webinar "Protecting Your Dust Collector from Explosion Hazards" on December 12. The webinar explains dust collection systems and their inherent risk for dust explosions and explosion protection and suppression systems. To learn more and to register, click here.
 
Pneumatic conveying webinar coming in January
 
PBE will host the webinar "Pneumatic conveying troubleshooting: What your pressure gauge can tell you and more" on January 7 from noon to 2:00 p.m. EST. The webinar will be presented by Paul Solt and Jack Hilbert, both consultants from Pneumatic Conveying Consultants. Course participants may be eligible for professional development hours. To learn more and to register, click here.
 
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