Knowledge in Bulk - Material Handling Challenges, Equipment Insights, New Technology, and More

Effectively Handle Ammonium Nitrate with Tubular Drag Conveyor

Maintaining the integrity of your product is crucial, but can also be a major challenge. In the case of Dyno Nobel, a manufacturer of explosives and explosion management services in the mining, oil and gas...

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Preventing Explosive Applications in Bulk Handling

Explosions are a very real concern for manufacturing facilities in bulk handling industries. One of the biggest culprits in an environment like that, is dust. Combustible dust is defined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) as, “Any finely divided...

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How to Maximize Productivity with the Right Design of Your Flexible Screw Conveyor

Although it isn’t a complicated piece of equipment, and is still reliable with a straightforward operation, many users fail to see important factors that could possibly lead to poor performance, excessive power usage, severe wear, and material degradation...

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Ways to Control Dust and Why It’s Important

A recurring challenge for processors that handle any dry bulk material is dust. Dust is created by mixing and blending, conveying, adding ingredients, and more. Depending on the material being processed, the hazards of dust exposure can range from....

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Selecting a Conveyor for Effectively Moving Bulk Materials

Although selecting the right conveyor for your bulk material handling application may seem fairly straightforward, oftentimes that is not the case. There are many factors that come into play when determining which conveyor...

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OSHA Silica Standard Compliance for Manufacturers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, better known as OSHA, has been cracking down on a new silica standard compliance that came into effect in June 2016...

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Top Equipment Designs for Bulk Chemical Powders

Manufacturers today have so much more input to consider when handling chemical powders than just material’s properties, and the desired convey rate and distance. Challenges they are faced with now include...

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How Tubular Drag Conveyors Compare to Conventional Conveying Methods

The high-torque, low-speed mode of operation makes tubular drag conveyors more energy efficient than screw conveyors and pneumatic conveyors; often times requiring a fraction...

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Tubular Drag Chain Conveyor Vs. Cable Conveyor: An Honest Comparison

One of the most predominate perceived alternatives to the original tubular drag chain conveyor is the cable conveyor. And while it is a perceived alternative, chain-type...

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