Author Archives: Brian Reel

Top 3 mistakes I’ve seen with chute designs

I’ve seen some transfer chutes in my day. A few good, some bad, and some really ugly! Here’s a the top three mistakes I see that can easily be avoided: Placing the head pulley of the incoming belt in a … Continue reading

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The Value of Getting it Right the First Time

  Commonly, we are known as the bulk solids “problem solvers.” Believe me, we’re happy to have that reputation, but even better for us (and our clients), would be to prevent problems in the first place. Many times every year, … Continue reading

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Using Computer Process Modeling with Bulk Material

I recently worked on a project where one of the biggest objectives was improving the uniformity of the bulk material feed rate to the downstream process.  The fine powder material was metered by a loss-in-weight feeder, along a conveyor, and … Continue reading

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Watch Out for Discharge Rate Limitations!

Time and time again, I see systems for storing and handling fine bulk materials that have been significantly undersized.  I have seen an application where initial designs for a fine powder bin would only be capable of discharging reliably at … Continue reading

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