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September 15, 2016
If you’re asking the question ‘What is Bulk Material Handling’ you are likely new to process manufacturing or looking to solve a current need in your production process. Either way, we can help. At Spiroflow we’ve been helping customers with their bulk material handling needs for over 45 years. So we’d like to share a few insights with you. The term ‘bulk material handling’ generally refers to the engineering involved in designing mechanical equipment to handle and process bulk materials. Bulk powders, granules, flakes or pellets are supplied and delivered in a variety of different containers. These are typically […]
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August 31, 2016
In response to the ever-increasing needs of the food industry, Spiroflow has launched the new Chainflow chain drag conveyor. The hygienic heavy-duty, totally enclosed, dust-free chain drag conveyor economically conveys dry powders and granules particularly fragile materials such as coffee beans, cereals, specialty breakfast cereals, nuts, dried fruit, grains, dry soup mix, candy, small cookies, baby formula powder, pet food, animal feed, and more. Processors can easily convey or batch ingredients with the crevice-free design. Chainflow is a tubular drag conveyor that, by definition, is configured in a loop or circuit. Ultra strong 304 or 316 stainless steel chain is […]
June 7, 2016
June 7, 2016
Bulk Bag Discharger Weigh Batching A weigh batching bulk bag discharger system can improve batching efficiency and reduce ingredient and handling costs. A loss-in-weight bulk bag batching system includes a bulk bag discharger whose outlet is directly coupled to a feed control device such as a flexible screw conveyor. The feed device is typically supported by the bulk bag discharger support structure. A microprocessor based batch weigh controller is also included in any system. The following information is required to design a bulk bag unloader batching system: Batch size (min. and max.) Time to dispense batch (min. and max.) Tamped and untamped ingredient bulk density There [...]
March 20, 2016
Bulk Bag Filling can save your company money, if you are doing it right. Application: Bulk Bag Filling Overview: A plant ships a powder product in bulk bags. The bulk bag filling operation was under review due to a number of problems including unstable filled bulk bags, weighing inaccuracy, and low throughput. Situation: Spiroflow analyzed the plant’s filling process focusing on bulk bag design, storage and shipping, filling equipment, and the financial impact of the bulk bag filling operation. Ingredient: At 55 lb./ft.3 the product sells for $0.50/lb. Bulk Bag: The bulk bags hold 2,200 lbs. of product with an area of 40 ft³. [...]
March 10, 2016
Award-winning Spiroflow will showcase its latest state-of-the-art bulk material handling and process conveying solutions for moving food ingredients during the Foodex Show at the NEC in Birmingham (April 18-20). Transferring food powders, flakes and granules from one area to another for processing, packaging and distribution requires a system that is fast, easy to route, has few moving parts, leaves minimal residue and provides dust-tight operation – all essential when dealing with potentially combustible material. As well as providing a comprehensive range of equipment and testing facilities, an outstanding level of customer service is part and parcel of Spiroflow’s ATEX approved conveying and […]