Material Handling

MATERIAL HANDLING CASE STUDIES, WHITE PAPERS, & APPLICATION NOTES

  • Blender Loading System Upgrade Meets New Production Requirements
    Blender Loading System Upgrade Meets New Production Requirements

    Desired increases in production rates and some changes in products forced a major food processor and packager in the Northeast to consider upgrading some of its material handling and processing operations. By VAC-U-MAX

  • A Clean Solution: Filling Processes In Washing Powder Production
    A Clean Solution: Filling Processes In Washing Powder Production

    Mifa AG is Switzerland’s largest detergent and cooking oil manufacturer, and in addition to several types of butter, cooking oil and margarine, also produces detergents and household cleaning products in liquid and powder form. A suitable solution has now been found for the company’s outdated washing powder filling system that has done more than just positively affect productivity.

  • Dual Purpose Vacuum Conveyor Triples Company’s Production Throughput
    Dual Purpose Vacuum Conveyor Triples Company’s Production Throughput

    Whether it’s a start-up scaling up production to meet demand for a new technology that is taking hold in the marketplace, or established manufacturers developing new product offerings, the ability to react quickly to changes in demand depends greatly on a highly-efficient production process. This case study shows how one company introduced an innovative pneumatic conveyor to load and dispense its blended product into packaging. This endeavor led to reduced lead time, physical efforts, and dust from its loading operations.

  • Bag Handling, Check Sieving, Weigh System
    Bag Handling, Check Sieving, Weigh System In this installation, materials are received in 50-pound bags and semi-bulk bags and are security screened for foreign objects while being conveyed to a weigh hopper, where they are automatically hatched in predetermined weights and discharged into process drums
  • A Guide To Nanomixing Technology

    This white paper presents an overview of mixing technologies employed in the dispersion of nano-sized solid particles into liquid. By Christine Banaszek

  • Pneumatic Conveyor Provides Competitive Edge For New Bio Based Detergent Expansion
    Pneumatic Conveyor Provides Competitive Edge For New Bio Based Detergent Expansion

    Sticky powders present manufacturers and processors with unique material conveying challenges involving volumetric auger fillers that dispense powders, granulars, and flakes for packaging. This article demonstrates how a proprietary vacuum conveying design prevents a sticky material handling problem. 

  • Case Study: Multiple Tablet Press Loading System
    Case Study: Multiple Tablet Press Loading System Featuring patented Vac-U-Max tube hopper material receivers and microprocessor control, this system is a relatively simple example of how previously manual operations can be cleaned up and automated
  • Ultra-High Shear Mixing Strategies For Manufacturers

    This white paper presents four advanced rotor/stator technologies for ultra-high shear mixing of fine dispersions, emulsions, and other applications beyond the capabilities of traditional single and multi-stage rotor/stator devices.

  • High Speed Mixers For Paints, Inks & Coatings

    This white paper provides an overview of the different types of high speed mixers utilized in the manufacture of paints, inks and coatings. These machines accomplish a range of processing objectives which sometimes overlap.

  • Case Study: Advanced Industrial Vacuum Cleaning Systems Integrated into Production And Processing Systems Are Paying Dividends By Increasing Productivity, Improving Safety and Protecting Worker Health
    Case Study: Advanced Industrial Vacuum Cleaning Systems Integrated into Production And Processing Systems Are Paying Dividends By Increasing Productivity, Improving Safety and Protecting Worker Health VAC-U-MAX has developed an innovative way of handling wastewater treatment chemicals, including Potassium Permanganate and Alum, both widely used to neutralize the smell of wastewater in municipal and industrial treatment facilities
  • New Blade Design Gives Double Planetary Mixer A Bright Future In this age of technological marvels and Internet madness, it's refreshing to see an innovation that isn't the product of an exotic new technology.
  • Granulating With High Quality
    Granulating With High Quality

    Unipetrol assigned the design and implementation of the new solution to its trusted supplier company INELSEV, holder of the Sivacon Siemens Technology Partner certificate. New control systems came into use at different points in the production process.

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MATERIAL HANDLING VIDEOS, AND PODCASTS

  • Sanitary Powder Feeder is Designed for Sanitary Processes Video

    The Schenck AccuRate PureFeed® AP-300 feeder was designed specifically for sanitary processes that include the following customer driven features: quick and easy disassembly, a dual arm agitation system for maximizing material handling versatility, and an FDA compliant EPDM feed hopper that is disposable and recyclable.   That means simpler, shorter cleaning cycles and virtually, no chance of cross contamination when moving from one material to another.  The PureFeed® AP-300 is available in volumetric and gravimetric configurations with feed rates from 0.5 to approximately 150 Kg / hour.  

  • Video: 'QC' Quick Change Feeder
    Video: 'QC' Quick Change Feeder

    Specially designed for applications requiring the maximum possible material handling and changeover flexibility along with the convenience of fast cleaning capability, K-Tron’s T35/S60 Quick Change Feeder is available in economical volumetric or high-performance loss-in-weight configurations.

  • Video: DrumQuik® PRO Dip-Tube And Connector System
    Video: DrumQuik® PRO Dip-Tube And Connector System DrumQuik® PRO is an easy-to-use dip-tube based connector system that can be used with common pumps to safely extract liquids from rigid containers (jerrycans, drums, and IBCs). The closed-system design virtually eliminates chemical and fume exposure to personnel and the environment while protecting the integrity of the chemical or food grade liquid being pumped.
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MATERIAL HANDLING PRODUCTS

Spheri Valves: Bulk Material Handling Spheri Valves: Bulk Material Handling

The Spheri Valve has a simple robust design and only one moving part. The same, simple design philosophy also eases the task of routine preventative maintenance and makes any parts replacement a quick and simple task.

VAC-U-MAX Bag Dump Stations VAC-U-MAX Bag Dump Stations
When material must be dumped from bags, Vac-U-Max bag dump stations provide operators with a means for doing so at a convenient level, with less chance of material spillage and with provision for evacuation of any dust that may result from the dumping
Refilling A Loss In Weight Feeder Refilling A Loss In Weight Feeder
Loading a Loss in weight feeder that is operating in a continuous mode requires the right kind of equipment. The objective is to refill the feeder as quickly as possible. VAC-U-MAX offers the fastest way to reload a feeder in the material handling business
Portable Industrial Vacuum For Fine Powders Portable Industrial Vacuum For Fine Powders
Manual Pulse Filter Cleaning keeps the vacuum operating even when handling fine powders
Vacuum Receiver: Dry Materials Vacuum Receiver: Dry Materials
VAC-U-MAX Vacuum Receiver is a Straight-Sided Hopper for fast efficient handling of dry materials in a vacuum system.
Pneumatic Conveying Systems Pneumatic Conveying Systems
VAC-U-MAX is a premier manufacturer of custom pneumatic systems and support equipment for conveying, batching, and weighing materials
Pulse Jet Filters Pulse Jet Filters

All Mac Process high-efficiency pulse jet filter models use electronically-timed pulses of compressed air to dislodge particles from the internal filter media. Available in rectangular, square and circular designs, they can be configured with hoppers and/or pneumatic receivers.

Modular System For Nanostructure Analysis: SAXSpace Modular System For Nanostructure Analysis: SAXSpace

SAXSpace is a new nanostructure analyzer based on small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering (SWAXS). Nano-sized particles and sample domains scatter X-rays towards small angles; the resulting scattering pattern provides information on the overall size and shape of the nanostructures.

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