The challenges of conveying and processing dry bulk material are often not readily apparent to processors when selecting bulk material equipment. These challenges include environmental considerations, type of material, particle properties and variation in bulk density.
Dust containment is a constant challenge for bulk material processors. Not controlling dust related to your material handling operations can increase the risk of fire and explosion, resulting in increased costs and unexpected down-time.
Batching has long been a challenge for processors because of the traditional, labor intensive nature of a batch-focused operation. Handling small volume dry material effectively, cleaning equipment and components thoroughly, and minimizing downtime between operations are the common profit killing hurdles batch processors face.
Cleanability, as it relates to material handling equipment, is an industry term that has varying degrees of requirements. We understand your need for cleanability and work to provide equipment and systems that meet your in plant, and industry requirements for clean standards.
One of the biggest challenges of handling bulk material is maintaining product integrity from start to finish. The constant particle-to-particle contact during the conveying and material handling processes break down the material quality.
There are a number of factors that influence whether your material segregates as it moves through the process. The size, shape, density and moisture content of your ingredients; the speed of transfer; whether you convey mechanically or with air; the length and angle of the conveyor; even the presence of static electricity influences the stability of your blend.
Your process and packaging lines can hinder your production schedule and lower your cost per unit if not automated and controlled precisely. Making the investment in the right material handling and conveying equipment is only part of the equation for adding to your bottom line.