Tag Archives: material flow

Top 5 Functions of a Furnace Feed Bin

Your furnace feed bin maybe one of the most overlooked pieces of equipment in your glass plant! The bin serves as the main entrance to the value-added portions of your process, and is vital for continuous production and plant operation. … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Bittencourt da Costa presenting at Centro Universitário da FEI

  Elizabeth Bittencourt da Costa, an engineer in our Brazilian office, recently presented to the Centro Universitário da FEI during their engineering week. Here’s the course in her own words: No dia 14 de Outubro realizei uma apresentação na Semana da Engenharia do Centro … Continue reading

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Why does my powder behave like a liquid? Does your process need bailing out?

Clients in industries ranging from cement to pharmaceuticals often ask us: why is my powder flowing like a liquid? This liquid like behavior can be observed in processes across a variety of industries, including: loading finished cement onto a barge; … 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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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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Let’s Play Chutes and Ladders. Oh and Everything Should be 70°

  After handling a bulk solid for years, many believe that they know their material. They know which equipment works well and where in the system plugs are likely to occur. They know where to have the sledge-hammers ready, and … Continue reading

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The Purge Column: There can be Material Flow Consequences

No, this has nothing to do with the movie “The Purge”! Sorry for the disappointment! However, I am going to write about an interesting topic here, that is if you are interested in bulk solids handling applications. The chemical industry … Continue reading

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What Bin?

Type “how did we do” into your search engine and you’ll get over 2 billion hits, many of which are requests for people to fill out online surveys. When feedback is the subject of conversation, everyone nods and acknowledges its … Continue reading

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Solids Handling in the Food Processing Industry

  Many food products reach the consumer in powdered or granular form, and even more involve processing of this form of material, which we call a bulk solid, at some point in their manufacture.  These materials don’t always behave well … Continue reading

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Conveying

New, innovative solutions are being developed to transport more materials faster, along routes and across terrains that would not be possible not long ago. Higher belt speeds and variability in materials make it even more important to get the fundamentals … Continue reading

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