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Spiroflow Systems Expands Robotic Automation & Engineering Teams

October 21, 2014

Spiroflow Systems, Inc. has announced key additions to their organization. Mr. Mark Langenfeld Mr. Mark Langenfeld has joined the company’s robotic automation team.  Mark has provided customers with cost effective, dedicated, and flexible automation solutions for over 25 years.  His areas of expertise include business development, sales, applications engineering, machine design, project management, and engineering along with managing his own successful robotic and machine vision company. He has completed more than 800 robotic and special machines installations in a variety of industries such as automotive, aerospace, chemical, consumer goods, electronics, glass, nutraceuticals, food, and medical.  Mark has extensive experience with [...]

Selecting Safe Powder Handling Equipment

August 20, 2014

Operator safety is a major consideration when selecting automated powder handling equipment. Manual packaging can be a laborious, repetitive and monotonous task, frequently carried out in a dusty, noisy, or otherwise unpleasant environment.  Workplace injuries under these conditions can be frequent - lifting, repetitive strain, breathing or respiratory problems, hearing loss and others.  Lost time at work, human error, high staff turnover, shift rotations and mandatory breaks are all a constant drain on productivity and efficiency. Installing an automated powder handling solution can address a number of potential safety issues and simultaneously improve productivity, the work environment and employee morale. When [...]

Controlling Dust in Your Bulk Bag Filling Operation

August 5, 2014

Packaging any dry bulk solid material involves the transfer of product from the end of the process/storage/conveying system to the package.  At that transition point, depending on the material and other factors, dust emissions can occur.  How do you ensure that your bulk bag filling system doesn't emit dust and become a productivity and profit drain? Controlling dust in your packaging operation involves careful bulk bag design as well as expert bulk bag filling equipment design. Bulk Bag Design #1:  Unless a bulk bag has been specifically designed to contain the fines present in your product, particles can sift through [...]