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Powder Handling

An engineering field centered around the design of equipment for handling dry materials using conveyors, feeders, fillers and other type equipment to move dry bulk solids composed of a very large number of very fine particles that may flow freely when shaken or tilted.

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'High Containment' Powder Handling Solutions

July 14, 2014
Spiroflow Systems specializes in "high containment" powder handling solutions and offer a range of bulk bag unloaders specifically for use in pharmaceutical applications.
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Multi-Port Switch to Divert Dusty, Granular or Abrasive Material Without Cross-Contamination

March 10, 2014
The Multi-Port Switch automatically diverts granular materials from a single source, such as a pneumatic conveying system, to as many as 15 different bins, hoppers or silos.
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Powder Filling Bagger

June 3, 2013
Haver Filling Systems, Inc. has enhanced its industry-proven technology for even greater powder filling speeds in plastic bags.
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Dust-free induction of Aerosil and other silicas into resins, lacquers and gel coats

March 5, 2013
Two approaches to solving dust issues with highly dispersed powder materials
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Cleaning-in-Place of powder-handling equipment in food, beverage and dairy plants

Dry or wet, nozzle selection, temperature, pressure and drying method among key decisions to be made
March 5, 2013
It goes without saying that a modern food or beverage plant handles lots of powders, either as raw ingredients or finished products. To handle all this stuff, plants are equipped with powder transport and conveying systems as well as powder silos, feeders, blenders, de-baggers and filling machines.
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Powder-handling solutions for process industries

A look at the relevant options, when powders behave badly
March 1, 2013
Development and design of powder-handling equipment and systems for the process industries present engineers with two problems. First, the world’s process industries are very diverse, ranging from petroleum and petrochemicals to fine chemicals, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, plastics, pigments, detergents, fertilizers and more.
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Bulk Storage Systems

February 20, 2013
NBE bulk material storage systems are designed to function as process-critical elements in an integrated bulk material processing or packaging operations.
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Powder Weighing and Containment Technology

February 19, 2013
AirClean® Systems PowderSafe™ Type B Enclosures provide a controlled negative pressure HEPA-filtered environment for working with and weighing powders.
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