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

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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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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. ...

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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...

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Valves for Flow Stoppage During Bulk Bag Discharge

Loading, unloading, conveying, or transferring bulk material often requires a temporary stoppage of flow or a containment of residual material. Choosing the right valve for the application depends on the requirements of the process, material characteristics, and potential for no-flow or static columns of material...

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Who are the Best Conveyor Manufacturers in the U.S.?

Each year we work with thousands of customers throughout the world to design and build equipment to meet their bulk material handling needs. During the proposal process, customers will often request a list of our primary competitors. This can be a difficult question for many. There is an underlying level of protectionism and discomfort when one is asked to admit alternatives exist and to provide them on a list for a customer. There is a fear the customer may ultimately purchase the material handling equipment from a competitor. We believe competition is healthy...

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