Monthly Archives: February 2016

Mechanical Flow Aids

  Mechanical flow aids are one of the most frequently used methods in achieving reliable material flow. They operate by applying a physical force, typically through vibrations, to the existing bin in an effort to agitate material at rest within … Continue reading

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Is paying for engineering design worth it?

Over the last 3.5 years of working at Jenike & Johanson I have been called to troubleshoot and fix many bulk material handling systems. Most of the time these systems need adjustments because a line designed to handle one material is asked to … Continue reading

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That new Purge Column smell…

  I am old enough to remember the “new car smell” of the interior of a new automobile. Whenever my parents purchased a new vehicle, they seemed excited when inhaling alkanes and residual styrene monomers. I, on the other hand, … Continue reading

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