This webinar will focus on common causes of feeder issues when using screw or belt feeders or rotary valves. Eric Maynard will review each feeding technology along with methods to improve feeder designs so that they can effectively interface with silos, bins, and hoppers. He’ll discuss the critical flow properties that affect effective feeder design. This webinar is vital for those who are new to the bulk material handling field, because ignorance of this basic technology can lead to costly errors.
Eric Maynard, a senior consultant with Jenike & Johanson since 1996, has published over two-dozen papers on the storage, flow, and pneumatic transport of bulk solids. He lectures frequently on solids handling and pneumatic conveying through the ASME/AIChE Continuing Education Program and to individual companies. He has designed hundreds of handling systems for bulk solids, with a special focus on the cement industry. Eric has particular interest in crushing technologies for the minerals industry, as well as in the field of dust explosions and powder electrostatics. He is a member of ASME, AIChE, and the National Fire Protection Association. Eric received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.