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Bulk Material Handling Supplier Wins Prestigious Awards

August 18, 2015

Leading bulk material handling supplier, Spiroflow Ltd, has won two ‘Company of the Year’ awards, adding the UK based Food Processing magazine accolade in June to the prestigious UK SHAPA (Solids Handling and Processing Association) Company of the Year Award presented in April. Spiroflow Ltd, which services customers in the UK and Europe, edged out strong competition for the SHAPA title which is given to the UK organization that has achieved the most by promoting best practices, setting aspirational industry standards and increasing sales.  Just weeks later the influential UK based Food Processing magazine, awarded Spiroflow Ltd their 2014 Company of the […]

Convey Fragile Materials

July 15, 2015

Do you need to convey fragile materials?  You can successfully convey your material with minimal material breakage with careful selection of the conveyor. There are several conveyors available in today’s market place that allow for gentle conveying of fragile materials.   In order to select the most appropriate conveyor, the following material characteristics and equipment related application requirements must be determined: What are the characteristics of your material?  Bulk density Volume or units to be conveyed Drop testing data Angle of repose Angle of slide Particle distribution analysis Particle shape Moisture content Sensitivity to temperature and humidity Temperature of operating environment What are your […]

Causes of Bulk Bag Dusting

June 3, 2015

Companies around the world transport and handle large volumes of materials in bulk bags but unloading bulk bags can be a dusty mess if not managed properly.  Let's examine what causes dust emissions. Bulk Bag Design:  Unless a bulk bag has been specifically designed to contain the fines present in a given product, particles can sift through the bag fabric.  This looks like smoke escaping from the bag as it is being handled and emptied.  Depending on the amount of fines present in the product, the particle size and its shape, coated fabric may be all that is required to [...]