Author Archives: Andrés Orlando

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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Visit us at Powder and Bulk Solids Texas!

Are you using Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) in your bulk solids handling design or analysis? Take a few minutes and watch Dr. Andrés Orlando talk about the basics of DEM and how it is being used to model bulk material … Continue reading

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The Life of Bulk Solids

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Vibrators – Did it Work for You?

  Vibrators are commonly used in many industries as “flow aids” or “flow promoters” for bulk solids. The chronology of vibrator use often goes like this: 1) a particular bulk solid is put inside a bin without regard for the … Continue reading

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The Practicality of Science

I am coming up on my second year anniversary here at J&J – and what a ride it has been!  I have been involved in projects handling materials ranging from nylon powder to pharmaceutical formulations to hay.  And every project … Continue reading

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Why I Cringe Every Time I Hear “DEM”

Back in my college days, during the spring semester of my senior year, I took a finite element analysis class.  I am sad to say that after taking the class I knew little more about FEA than before.  I want … Continue reading

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Size Does Matter – Just Ask DEM

  As I sit down to write this week’s blog entry I can’t help but think about my early years as a senior mechanical engineering student in the early 2000’s starting to use this novel tool that I had never … Continue reading

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