Tag Archives: material handling

Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook

I own all eight editions of Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook. The ninth edition will be issued this year, and Dr. John Carson and I have written the section on bulk solids flow and hopper design. The ninth edition will include our … Continue reading

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The consolidation of snow

I was always on the losing side of a snowball fight, until I joined Jenike & Johanson. Snowballs lofted at me by my enemies would invariably leave a mark, whereas snowballs that I tossed would disintegrate as they sailed towards my … 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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Time Tests and the Test of Time – The Jenike Direct Shear Tester

It’s been over fifty years since Andrew Jenike published Bulletin 123, which summarized how he used a direct shear cell tester to measure the flow properties of powders and then used the results to design reliable hoppers, bins, and silos. … 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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The Global Status of Bulk Materials Handling 2013

The British Materials Handling Board recently published an interesting review of our industry titled “The global status of bulk materials handling 2013”. Written by Tom Taylor and edited by Lyn Bates, the subtitle of this publication is “A survey of … Continue reading

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What Makes for a Smart Material Handling Equipment Decision?

I am currently working for a variety of customers, and I have come to realize the experience we have can be very different, depending on the application.  Often we are asked to develop a solution to an on-going material handling … Continue reading

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