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I’ve had my material tested… now what?

Have you ever wondered how the data from your material testing report is being used? Take a few minutes and find out how the design of your hopper is informed by the testing of your materials in our labs!

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Silo Design, and a few other things related to materials handling – How to get it right the first time, Chapter 6

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 Continuing the story of a long career of bumping into some of the not-so-clever things that people do, and deviating a bit from strictly silos, here … Continue reading

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Friction and Problems

Read about how the Egyptians solved their friction problems while building the great pyramids. Today friction still causes issues that aren’t so easily solved! Continue reading

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Silos must be treated with respect

Some recent news headlines paint an alarming picture: “Cement worker’s body discovered in Bristol silo collapse“ “Worker presumed dead after fall in silo roof collapse in Medley“ “Two workers killed when silo collapses in Nueva Palmira“ “Truck driver killed after … Continue reading

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Ugly Chute Contest – your vote is needed!

In February 2014, we held an “Ugly Hopper Contest”, asking for your input on some “ugly” hoppers we’ve come across. The contest was meant to illustrate some of the things that might happen when a hopper or storage vessel was … Continue reading

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Internal training at J&J – how we are creating “lean, mean, bulk solids engineering machines”

Jenike & Johanson strives to provide high quality customer service. A vital component in customer service is a focus on excellence. A lot goes into achieving “excellence” – critical items include: Our firm’s product is simply “our knowledge”. In other … Continue reading

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What’s 5% to your bottom line?

How much of your product can you afford to give away? Any bag or container that is overfilled can hurt your profits. Sometimes, overfilling occurs due to lack of control over the batching process. Other times, overfilling may be preferable … Continue reading

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The Life of Bulk Solids

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Cheesy fingers

Co-Written by: Carrie Hartford Everyone enjoys seasonings in their food and particularly on their chips. I love eating chips that leave my fingers coated with cheesy goodness. I especially love the chips that have the extra seasoning on them. However … Continue reading

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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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