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

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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USDA Certified or 3-A, which is the best?

When purchasing equipment for facilities involved in the manufacturing or processing of dairy products, there is often confusion between the designations of USDA Acceptance Certified and 3-A Approved equipment. To help clarify let’s explain that the important factor for the equipment used in dairy processing....

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Hapman Expands Manufacturing Operations in Kalamazoo, Michigan!

Hapman a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of equipment and systems for processing bulk material, grows its manufacturing campus in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Hapman, KMC Global company, purchased existing manufacturing space and warehouse buildings across the street from the company’s....

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Small Dust Control Saves Big by Mitigating Risk

Dust control and risk mitigation go hand-in-hand for manufacturers who processes dry powders and other bulk materials.

NFPA 654 Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solid made changes to the code to help reduce the number of accidents associated with dusting in manufacturing....

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