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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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Tony Royal on discrete element modeling (DEM)

In our first video blog, Vice President of Technology Tony Royal talks about discrete element modeling (DEM) and the types of projects we have modeled using our proprietary software. He discusses the importance of modeling a piece of equipment or  a … Continue reading

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Silo Dynamics?

Have you ever heard of or come across a silos enthusiast or hobbyist? Probably not, unless you know someone working for Jenike & Johanson! No wonder, silos are not the most exciting or appealing object for appreciation. Silos are plain, … Continue reading

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Why does my coal feeder need a standpipe?

Standpipes are included as a feature in most power plant solid fuel feed systems, and yet their function is often not well understood. We have encountered many situations where the original design basis was sufficient, but a change in fuel … Continue reading

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Silo Design – How to get it right first time – Chapter 5

Continuing from Chapters 3 and Chapter 4 with the story of how to design bins and silos, and make sure you get it right, here are some more thoughts on the extensive and important subject of flexure in reinforced concrete … Continue reading

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Importance of coarse-ore stockpile design in mining mega-projects

It was surprising for me when I recently received news that in yet another world-class mining project, or mega-project, the percentage of time of plant utilization (run-time) achieved is much lower than the plant availability. To appreciate the importance of … Continue reading

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