Bulk Bag Station

Bulk bags are meant to carry loose bulk goods for commercial purposes. They are made of woven polypropylene and are designed to carry dry materials like flour, coffee, gypsum, and chemicals. The bags are typically very heavy, weighing anywhere between 1,000 and 4,000 pounds, which means that they need special tools for transportation like integrated…

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Rotary Airlock Feeders

Side Entry Rotary Airlock Valves

Rotary airlock feeders are a type of industrial valve used to process and transfer dry bulk materials for production. They’ll often be referred to as rotary valves, rotary airlocks, or just airlocks, and they are commonly used to transfer solid bulk materials (like powders, granules, and pellets, for example) from hoppers, bins or cyclones and…

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Bulk Bag Station: A Step by Step Process

Bulk bags (also known as super sacks, big bags and FIBCs) carry loose bulk materials and products for commercial purposes. They typically carry loads between 1,000 and 3,000 pounds of goods such as coffee, flour, salt, plastics and powdered chemicals. While they bring companies great convenience, they can also pose operator risks due to how…

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Everything About Flex Screw Conveyors

Flexible screw conveyors go by many names: helix conveyors, screw conveyors, spiral conveyors, and auger conveyors, but they’re all critical components of the manufacturing process. In this article, you’ll learn nearly everything there is to know about flex screw conveyors, including what they’re used for, the materials they’re constructed of, and what types of flex…

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Rotary Airlock Valves

In many material handling systems, rotary airlock valves are essential for regulating the flow of a product while minimizing the loss of air or other fine materials. And while no valve is capable of creating a 100% seal, the rate of leakage is greatly reduced with the right design in place such as the valves…

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Bulk Bag Filling Stations Guide

Bulk Bag Filling Stations

Bulk bag filling stations serve an important purpose and speed up the manufacturing process greatly. These machines fill FIBC bags to a standard, allowing businesses to manufacture the same things consistently. Bulk bags usually hold dry products.   Selecting a bulk bag filling station for your business requires some thought. You need to determine the…

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Guide To Screw Conveyors

Flexible Screw Conveyors

Conveyor systems require a number of different pieces to flow and function, and not every conveyor system is the same. Screw conveyors are just one type of conveyor system that is commonly used in manufacturing, and it is one of the most common. Screw conveyors utilize a screw-like system to move materials, making them highly…

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The Bulk Bag Station Guide

Bulk Bag Emptying

Bulk bags, also known as big bags or Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs) are large, woven polypropylene bags designed to carry loose bulk goods for commercial purposes. Some examples of loose bulk goods include coffee, gypsum, flour, and even powdered chemicals. Transportation of bulk bags can be accomplished with a variety of tools, including integrated…

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How To Prevent Rotary Airlock Jamming

Round Rotary Airlock Valve

Rotary Airlock valves are a critical component of your material process, and it is often perceived that a valve is just a valve, and can be utilized on any number of different material handling systems. All types of valves include the same basic components : a body with an inlet and an outlet, two end…

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