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

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...

Read more >


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...

Read more >


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...

Read more >


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...

Read more >


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....

Read more >


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....

Read more >


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....

Read more >


What is the functional difference between a Drag Chain and En-Masse Conveyor?

Efficient Operating Principle of Drag Chain

he principle operation of a drag conveyor is based on material movement using a skeletal chain and flight assembly that is drawn along the bottom section of an enclosed housing. ...

Read more >


Volumetric vs. Gravimetric Feeder Operation

How Much Control Is Achieved with Volumetric vs. Gravimetric Material Feeding?

There are two basic types of Feeder operation known as Volumetric and Gravimetric. Understanding the differences will help processors to select and implement the best type of equipment for their application needs...

Read more >