Tag Archives: material testing

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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Measuring caking by material unconfined yield strength

Caking is a natural phenomenon. It could happen to your powder product whether you want it or not. If the caking is a quality problem that is resulting in multiple complaints, here is how you can determine the caking behavior … 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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Flow Problems? Try Bulk Material Testing First

At a site visit recently I was introduced to an operator in the plant control room. My host told him that I was there to work on the flow problems that had been plaguing their surge bins for years since … 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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