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Materials conveying, loading and storage.

ADVANCED PROCESS DESIGN

Bulk-bag unloading station with optional vibratory discharge for sluggish materials. Together with company's Flexifeeder conveyor, it offers clean, dust-free transfer of materials from bag to downstream process.

Bag-break station consists of a dust collector secured to top of feed hopper. Collector has multiple valves and cartridges for reverse pulse-jet cleaning.

AEC, INC.

Complete pneumatic materials-handling systems include individual and central vacuum-loading systems and continuous vacuum/pressure loading/unloading systems for rates to 25,000 lb/hr. Conveying systems for free-flowing materials range from 1- to 100-hp. Equipment designs for JIT processes incorporate quick, fast material-change capability via minimal inventory material receivers. Nomad portable drying and conveying cart systems and closed-loop dry-air central conveying of hygroscopic materials.

VacTrac conveying controls manage up to three separate vacuum-conveying systems. Name-brand PLC with point-to-point or distributed I/O capabilities manages flow of material to 36 stations with a single-loop of low-voltage control cable. Installation usually requires no conduit. Control has easy-to-read display and operator interface. Time- or volume-fill configurations with blowback capabilities meet all conveying and filtration needs.

Smart one-pump, eight-station microprocessor-based vacuum-conveying control is a cost-effective alternative for smaller molding operations. It can also upgrade older systems, which have relay or solid-state controls.

Express series motor-driven and compressed-air self-contained material loaders designed for minimum inventory and quick material changes.

Units feature a glass reservoir with level sensor and tangential material entry to help reduce material degradation. Small capacity of 40-oz or 16-oz reservoir minimizes material inventory and residence time and makes units suitable for JIT process applications. Larger sizes available.

Company offers full line of powder-conveying and blending equipment.

Turnkey installation and design services include start-up and training.

AEROCON A VAC-U-MAX CO.

Pneumatic and mechanical-handling systems for powders, pellets, regrind, small parts and other dry materials. Systems range from simple up-and-in hopper loaders assembled from standard components to complex microprocessor-controlled distribution and batch-weighing systems for multiple ingredients.

Check-sieving, sizing and separation of ferrous contaminants can be incorporated in-line.

Standard components include bulk-bag unloaders, bag-dump stations, feed bins, various types of receivers, electric and pneumatic vacuum power sources, wide selection of filtration devices and controls ranging from on/off switches to computer-compatible, microprocessor-based panels with illuminated system displays.

Heavy-duty industrial vacuum-cleaning equipment for wet and dry operations, powered electrically or by compressed air. Also portable models, high-capacity material recovery systems, and custom-designed multiple-outlet systems with a central vacuum source.

AEROGO, INC.

Using company's Aero-Caster technology and using standard shop air, heavy loads can be conveyed on a nearly frictionless film of compressed air precisely and cost-effectively.

ALL-CON WORLD SYSTEMS

Systems integrator and manufacturer of automated bulk-handling systems, including major, minor and micro-ingredient feeding, weighing and conveying of dry powders and solid materials.

Company builds a number of components itself.

ALLEGANY TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Supplies electronic weighing equipment, specializing in forklift truck scales with piece counting for inventory and shipping requirements. Also crane scales.

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL ELECTRIC INC.

Floor and high-load vacuum autoloaders in varied conveying capacities. Units available with or without automatic filter cleaning for granules and powder.

AUTOLOAD UNIVERSAL DYNAMICS, INC.

Produces a line of compressed air loaders primarily for small to medium processors. Most can be shipped the same day as ordered.

Model 1525 mounts directly onto the machine throat and is quiet-running and simple to maintain. Autoload Jr., the smallest model, is suitable for small molding machines and is cost-effective, economically priced and comes ready to quickly load material. Constructed of stainless steel and anodized aluminum, unit installs in minutes with custom adapters.

Many other models to choose from such as units with various filter options and those reinforced for use with abrasive materials. Options include collector boxes, wands grinder spikes and accelerators.

AUTOMATED FLEXIBLE CONVEYOR, INC.

AFC Spiralfeeder tubular, flexible or rigid mechanical conveyor moves pellets, regrind, dryblend, and resins. Modular round discharge head provides unlimited discharge angles. Discharge heads molded pop-off Neoprene cover eliminates nuts, bolts gaskets, and simplifies maintenance and cleaning. True-Flow hopper works in conjunction with conveyor to provide maximum unrestricted flow. Eleven sizes of portable or stationary units in carbon or stainless steel.

AFC FIBC (bulk-bag) unloading equipment features fork-lift or integral chain-hoist loading. Dual Massager design discharge of non-easy-flowing bulk solids. Also AFC Dumpclean cartridge-style bag dump station for dust control.

AZO INC.

Conveying systems gently convey product from granulator to day silos or homogenizing silos in a multipipe system. Gentle conveying to bag-packing station or silos for tanker-truck loading with dense-phase pressure conveyors, either discontinuously via pressure vessels or continuously via rotary feeders.

Segregation-free conveying from heater/ cooler mixer to day silos and extruders. Cost-effective mixer silo systems blend different mixer batches.

B.A.G. CORP.

Super Sack bulk-bag containers for shipping and storing dry flowable products available in various sizes and designs from 10 to 100 cu ft and can be custom designed. Specialty Super Sacks include static control, groundable or internal baffles. Bulk liners available for boxes, drums and bulk bags. FIBC recycling service cleans and reconditions bulk bags for reuse in a closed-loop system.

LOUIS P. BATSON INC.

Products include small pneumatic hopper loaders with no moving parts, a lightweight electric hopper loader, and a ratio-selector hopper loader with twin compartments for semi-blending two materials in batches. Units handle from 15 g to 2000 lb/hr. Equipment has diagnostics and fail-safe alarms.

BILT-RITE CONVEYORS, INC.

Full line of standard parts- and package-handling conveyors. Quick shipment on slider-bed, horizontal, and inclined-belt conveyors. Flat-top chain, live roller, wire mesh, and gravity roller conveyor, which is all stainless-steel. SSC series conveyors for food and pharmaceutical conveyors available as standard units or part of a complete system.

BROCK MANUFACTURING

Produces bolted steel silos and Flex-Auger Plus coreless auger conveying systems for free-flowing materials.

BRY-AIR SYSTEMS DIV. OF BRY-AIR, INC.

Loadstar I and II single and ratio hopper loaders have 2.25-hp motor and audible alarm when material-flow problems occur. Smaller JIT loaders available for hopper mount or for mounting directly to the machine feed throat. Also powder loaders and small central conveying systems with up to 12 ratio stations. Drying and storage hoppers in capacities from 20 to 12,000 lb. Options include insulation, floor stands, multiple outlet takeoff boxes, powder-drying hoppers, nitrogen-purge hoppers, and multiple hoppers on a common stand.

BUDGET MOLDERS SUPPLY, INC.

Model B1L and B2L Budget hopper loaders have an easy-to-use reset circuit breaker on outside of control box. Spun-aluminum parts are anodized for corrosion protection. Two-stage quiet bypass motor in BIL has a 400-lb/hr capacity and is 10 db quieter than a standard vacuum motor. Model B2L has a 700 lb/hr capacity. On-demand cycle control shuts units down when hopper is full.

BUNTING MAGNETICS CO.

Specializes in manufacturing grinder- and shredder-feed conveyors. Products include single conveyors with metal detectors or multi-press, multi-grinder systems.

Also supplies new grinder feed conveyor with integrated metal detection.

CANAM MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS INC.

Pneumatic hopper loaders and ratio loaders for up to 300 lb/hr of pellets. Loaders do not require a hopper on the process machine.

CHEM-VAC CHRISTIANSON SYSTEMS, INC.

Pneumatic bulk-transfer conveyors for pellets and powders, dry chemicals and food-grade products. Chem-Vac conveyors have dual positive-displacement blowers for high-capacity, low-temperature transfer of temperature-sensitive products with no cross-contamination. Air-filtration system eliminates cleaning of filter bags.

CHICAGO CONVEYOR CORP.

Pneumatic conveying systems for transfer of powder, pellets or granular materials within a plant (from rail, truck or bag receiving to in-plant storage silos or process surge bins). Components and systems for pressure or vacuum, dilute-phase or dense-phase (where minimum attrition of the particles is important), to deliver from one point to several locations. Conveying gas can be ambient air or inert gas. Components include bag dump stations, bulk-bag unloaders/receivers, railcar unloaders or loaders, rotary airlocks, diverter valves, blower packages with or without sound enclosures, vacuum pickup wands, dense-phase pressure tanks or rotary valves, bin vent filters, receiver filters, dust collectors, and control panels. Systems custom-designed.

CIRCUITS & SYSTEMS INC.

Model DSC digital bench, platform, and floor scales. Bench scales from two lb with sensitivity as fine as 0.01 g to 100 lb with sensitivity to 0.05 lb. Platform scales have low-profile, 20 x 27 in. platform, capacity of 1000 lb, and sensitivity of 0.2 lb. Floor scales range from 3 x 3 ft to 8 x 8 ft. Capacity ranges from 2500 to 20,000 lb. All scales have metric conversion, automatic and keyboard tare, and automatic calibration. Alphanumeric display 0.5-in. high for easy readability. Options include internal rechargeable battery pack for complete portability, RS232 port for communication to printers and computers, and statistical package.

THE CLEVELAND VIBRATOR CO.

Vibratory weigh scales allow simultaneous filling, vibrating, and weighing of bulk containers. Standard weigh console features digital readout, which controls start and stop of fill system and vibration sequence by weight signal. Deck sizes from 24 to 72 in. Two deck styles: flat-top Model FWT and grid-top GWT for installation in roller-conveyor systems. Also gross-weight readout, analog signal, and setpoints for auto valve or gate operation.

COLORTRONIC NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Vacuum loaders and central vacuum-conveying systems have proportioning valves, silos, and controls designed for easy installation and low operating costs. Single loaders have throughputs to 2500 lb/hr of pellets and powders. Filterless central pellet loaders come with one central self-cleaning filter. All loaders are stainless steel for low maintenance and long life.

COLOURMATE INC.

FL-110 filterless vacuum-loader system eliminates on-machine maintenance. Includes loading chamber for mounting above-machine hopper and separate power unit for mounting at ground level for easy maintenance. Loading rates to 950 lb/hr. Also CL-200 small vacuum loader for loading color feeders and small processing machines.

Levalarm low-level hopper alarm has a capacitive-type proximity switch and control to indicate low-level condition in any bin or hopper.

COLUMBIAN TECTANK

Bolted and welded silos constructed of coated carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel. Other fabrication and services include SealWeld and gravity blending silos, special hopper configurations, load-cell supported silos, baked-on coating systems, product testing/reliable discharge, and complete silo design.

COMET AUTOMATION SYSTEMS, INC.

Central vacuum-conveying systems automate conveying of material from storage to processing machine. Filterless vacuum receivers made of stainless steel for longer production life. System enables fines and dust to be removed from material and transported down the vacuum line to the central safety filter. Microprocessor control scans and loads up to 32 vacuum receivers. Systems easily expandable for future integration of scrap granulators, dryers, and blending systems. Modicon or Allen-Bradley controls can be provided to accommodate special requirements.

New E and EV stainless steel single-phase hopper loaders are designed for gentle transportation of virgin resins, regrinds and additives directly to the process machine. Hinged vacuum head ensures quick cleanup and easy maintenance. All units have a microprocessor control for setting and displaying loading time, loading function and mode including an audible and visual empty alarm. Loaders also have the capability of being converted to central system receivers. EV series is a glass tube loader with an optical sensor and nonreturn flap valve. Throughput of the E series is up to 400 lb/hr.

S-Series three-phase single hopper loaders fabricated from corrosion-free stainless steel and designed for high-volume conveying Up to 1650 lb/hr. Operator panel can be mounted on the receiver or installed on the vacuum unit. M-Series vacuum units are fully portable and feature a powerful three-phase vacuum blower, cartridge filter and exhaust manifold. Units can be connected to as many as three S-Series receivers.

CONAIR

Access loaders feature a unique angled canister, hinged lid, consolidated terminals and pneumatics, and modular valves with common seals. Loaders suitable for applications on machine hoppers, blender bins or drying hoppers. Available in two self-contained motor-loader sizes (0.25 and 0.5 cu ft) and in three central-vacuum sizes (0.25, 0.5 and 1.0 cu ft).

Self-contained DustBeater loaders available in two sizes in carbon or stainless steel and as either hopper loading or direct-feed units with glass viewing chambers. MLC6 loader controls with digital readouts provide accuracy and repeatability.

Economical tube loaders feature electro-polished stainless-steel construction and an exclusive body design that eliminates material flow problems like funneling, bridging and hangups. TLM tube loader incorporates a powerful two-stage 3/8-hp vacuum motor to convey resins up to 150 lb/hr over distances up to 20 ft. TLA model uses clean compressed air and an efficient venturi to draw up to 700 lb/hr material from drums, bins or gaylords. Tube loaders can be used for loading into dryer, blender or machine hoppers, or direct-feed versions with a material-view chamber and may be mounted directly to machine throats, feeders and drawer magnets.

Compressed air is also used to power the CAML family of loaders and evacuators. Units available for direct-feed with material-view chamber or hopper loading and for evacuating barrels or gaylords, granulator catch bins and other storage containers.

Central vacuum conveyors include the large-capacity DuraLoad series in sizes from 8- to 25-in. diam. and per-load volume capacities from 0.14 to 3 cu ft and filterless loaders with capacities to 4 cu ft. These receivers are filled by remote vacuum pumps and can be used singly or in multiples for filling rows of machines. Filterless receivers prevent excessive carryover of fines and dust into the central dust collector without a filter and with minimum maintenance. Customizing options include positive discharge of materials, ratio loading of regrind, or as direct-feed loaders for JIT loading in larger quantities over longer conveying distances. For conveying of smaller volumes, model TLR (0.1 cu ft) applies the tube design to central vacuum loading systems. Options not usually found in a loader of this size include ratio loading, integral vacuum sequencing valve, and direct-feed sizes from 1-15 lbs. K-Loader small central-vacuum receivers are available with 8- or 33-oz viewing chambers. PL15 powder loader incorporates pleated filter cartridges and a programmable dual blow-back system to allow conveying up to 2500 lb/hr of PVC and other tough-to-convey powders.

A wide range of control options for central materials-handling systems are offered. The simple and flexible SEL6 loader control gives each loader its own discrete control box. Several large-scale integrated systems available for almost any application requirement. System configurations include central I/O with wiring from the loader directly to main PLC cabinet; remote I/O with loaders wired to I/O modules located in strategic locations; and distributed I/O with electronic I/O modules near each loader. Systems use Rockwell Automation user-friendly components and are easily expandable and compatible with common networked communications systems. Small-scale B32 system is suited for small basic loading, or for a larger processor that is set up with several machine groups or cells.

New IL-64 system gives users high-level control of up to 64 loaders without the need for custom programming. IL-64 systems feature 6.5-in. color touchscreen operator stations. Systems available in a basic configuration supporting 32 loaders, 10 active pumps and 2 back-up pumps, while the fully featured version can support twice as many loaders and include additional features such as ratio loading, reverse convey for regrind recovery and fill sensing.

Diagnostic/communication features include remote access modem and two memory devices to back up critical programming and user settings. Intelligent loading system (ILS) is a fully featured loading control platform that supports up to 144 loaders and up to 20 pumps and multiple operator panels operating simultaneously. ILS available in all three connectivity/installation formats (central, remote I/O, and distributed I/O) and easily configured.

Central vacuum pumps include peripheral pumps, which provide quiet, low-maintenance "conveying in small- to medium-sized systems, and positive displacement pumps for moving up to 346 cu ft/min. For small-volume conveying needs (to 600 lb/hr), SPP single-phase vacuum pump can be equipped with a brushless motor to eliminate brush monitoring and replacement difficulties.

Powerfil integrated, mobile platform-mounted vacuum system can include a wide selection of receiver styles and loading functions. System includes integrated, peripheral vacuum pump of 3-, 4- or 6-hp, dust collector, and control console for up to four loading stations.

Bulk-conveying and railcar-unloading systems can include vacuum pumps to 50 hp or vacuum/pressure pumps for higher-rate, longer-distance conveying. Variety of storage silos offered including exclusive, spiral-wound aluminum. Spiral silos in sizes to hold up to 5700 cu ft. Also welded steel, aluminum or bolted steel silos.

Complete engineering, installation, and service support available.

COPERION CORP.

Coperion Waeschle provides pneumatic conveying systems including the Intacon air control for low-speed, dense-phase conveying. Also supplies ZXD blow-through rotary feeder valve for powder conveying, as well as other diverter valves, slide valves, Gamma Bend deflectors for conveying lines and Combi Flow blender for free-flowing materials.

CRG LOGICS, INC.

Supplies complete resin conveying systems for extrusion plants.

CYCLONAIRE CORP.

Line of pneumatic-conveying systems includes dense, semi-dense and dilute phase. Specializes in hard-to-handle, abrasive or friable materials, railcar unloading of bulk materials, and in-plant batching and weighing.

DELTA/DUCON

Spira/flo spiral-grooved piping for pneumatic conveying of plastics. With Spira/flo grooved piping and elbows, pellets are kept away from the pipe wall, minimizing angel hairs, without producing fines. Piping treated by the Spira/flo method will not have to be re-grooved after sustained conveying. The process presses a groove into the I.D., actually displacing metal as it forms the groove providing the turbulence necessary to keep the pellets away from the pipe wall and maintaining pellet shapes. Available in aluminum or stainless, Spira/flo comes in virtually all sizes with a five-year warranty.

DEMARCO MAX VAC CORP.

Max Vac vacuums clean up plant spills, convey, reclaim, load, unload, and pick up materials at points simultaneously with a central manifold system (portable, stationary, towable, or dump-truck mounted). The 2- to 300-hp units vacuum wet/dry and hazardous material. Features include material separation circuit, MAXcartridge Filter filtration system, and Silencer Base muffler. Custom designs available.

DILLON DIV. WEIGH-TRONIX, INC.

Industrial scales include counting scales, bench scales, checkweighers, deck scales, lift-truck scales, static or in-motion rail scales, bin/tank/hopper scales, conveyor scales, and truck and crane scales. All major components include strain gauges, load cells, and patented weigh bars. ISO 9001 certified.

DINGS CO. MAGNETIC GROUP

Magnetic separators for removing ferrous metal from regrind and recyclable plastic. Products include magnetic drums, plates, pulleys, and overhead magnets suspended above conveyors. Magnetic drums have permanent magnets for continuous, low-cost separation and can be installed inside closed chutes, at outlets of chutes and hoppers, or where materials discharge from feeders ant conveyors.

Hopper magnets feature a transparent drawer face for convenient monitoring and a slide gate that shuts off product flow.

Hopper separator has magnetic one-in.-diam. grate tubes with an assembly of ceramic or rare-earth magnet material inside. To produce a more uniform separating force, grates contain magnetic material throughout the tube, and are not partially loaded with springs and fillers. Double bank of tubes ensures maximum separation.

EAGLE GROUP LTD.

Materials-handling equipment includes box dumpers, lift and seal box dumpers, high-lift box dumpers, high-lift and seal box dumpers, gaylord tilters, transfer hoppers, auger conveyor systems, bulk-bag fillers, bulk-bag unloaders, bulk-storage silos and surge bins. Specializes in batch mixers for plastic pellet, powder and regrind materials. Custom mezzanines and auxiliary equipment. Offers design, lay-out and installation of complete materials conveying systems.

ECONOMIZER USA

Supplies EconoLoad EL series hopper loaders for up to 325 lb/hr, plus bulk storage bins, container tilters and dumpers, bag breakers, bulk-bag loaders/unloaders, screw conveyors and hopper magnets.

ERIEZ MAGNETICS

E-Z Tec metal detectors in closed-aperture or single-surface models detect metallic contaminants of 1% of minimum aperture dimension. Accommodate wide range of product speeds from 2 ft/min to 8800 ft/min. Include solid-state electronics, crystal oscillator for stable drive-frequency reference, and variable-oscillator drive voltage that optimizes product phasing and sensitivity.

Rare-earth magnetic separators (grates, traps, plates, rolls, and tubes) remove weakly magnetic or very fine iron contaminants from dry bulk or liquid products. Use Erium 3000 permanent magnetic power source, said to develop up to 25 times the pull of conventional materials. Separators can be designed into new processing lines, and existing housings and bodies can be retrofitted with RE assemblies.

Simple, rugged mechanical conveyors handle a variety of bulk materials. Single-mass and two-mass vibrating systems excited by motor-driven eccentric shaft. Compact, straight-line, low-profile design allows easy maintenance.

Electro-permanent magnetic bin vibrators move sticky, hard-to-handle bulk materials in bins, hoppers, and chutes. Units apply concentrated vibration and positive drive in two directions and feature dust- and wear-resistant housing with no sliding or rotating parts. Also magnetic drums with crisscross or agitator-type magnetic fields; magnetic humps for removing tramp iron from free-flowing, gravity-fed materials; rare-earth eddy-current separators for removing nonferrous metallics from bulk nonmetallic products; and models HI-VI and Hi-Speed vibratory feeders.

New high-deflection vibratory feeders handle hard-to-feed sticky, powdery or fluffy materials.

FLEXICON CORP.

Offers materials-handling equipment and automated systems for conveying, loading/ unloading, filling, weigh batching, blending, feeding and/or distributing bulk resins, additives and regrind without dusting or contamination.

Flexible screw conveyors can convey at any angle and around obstructions. Configurations handle free- and nonfree flowing polymers without separating blended materials. Dilute-phase pneumatic conveying systems for free-flowing polymers range from single-point up-and-out installations to cross-plant cross-yard systems with multiple pickup and discharge points.

Bulk-bag unloaders eliminate dust during hookup, discharge, disconnection and bag collapse; promote complete discharge automatically; and allow for fast and easy, leak-proof tie-offs. Also twin-centerpost bag fillers.

Automated weigh batching and blending systems source materials from nearby or distant locations, weigh in sequence, blend and transport to machines or storage containers.

FOREMOST MACHINE BUILDERS, INC.

Supplies simple, self-contained vacuum loaders up to custom-engineered, fully integrated plant systems.

Automated turnkey systems utilize vacuum, pressure, or combination vacuum/pressure power units.

Detailed CAD layouts supplied with each system quotation. Graphic control panel with programmable controller initiates and monitors the automatic process. Vacuum receivers available in pellet/regrind designs with pellet screens, powder designs with bag or cartridge filters using compressed air blowback and straight-walled units for hard-to-move materials.

Also silos, railcar unloaders, pneumatic conveyors, belt conveyors, metal detectors/ separators, granulators, gravimetric and volumetric feeders, resin dryers and recycling equipment.

FORSBERGS, INC.

Natural-frequency vibrating conveyors for horizontal conveying can be equipped with screens for fines and oversize removal from regrind or pellets.

Additional features include self-cleaning and minimal maintenance.

Also gravity separators, aspirators, and screening machines for separation and reclamation.

FOX VALVE DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Venturi Eductors with no moving parts transport pellets and powders. Can replace rotary airlocks in conventional, positive-pressure pneumatic conveying systems. Using motive air at 3-14 psig, systems are said to entrain and transport materials with less wear and product degradation than airlocks. Production of angel hair, threads, and fines is reportedly reduced or eliminated. Particularly useful when handling regrind or glass-filled resins, which can erode airlocks.

S.G. FRANTZ CO. INC.

FerroFilter electromagnetic separators remove fine magnetizable particles to submicron size from dry materials or fluids.

Standard units separate fine ferromagnetic particles. Special units separate paramagnetic particles. Units can be back deflushed or cleaned in place. Automated systems with controls for timed processing and cleaning cycles available.

Laboratory magnetic separators (Magnetic Barrier Laboratory--Model LB-1) and Isodynamic Separator (Model L-1) separate minerals according to magnetic susceptibility.

FULLER BULK HANDLING

Range of pneumatic conveying and air-pollution control equipment includes Airveyor dilute-phase conveying systems, Modu-Dense dense-phase systems, Airslide gravity conveyors, Fulload railcar and truck loading, Gravi-Merge gravity blenders, Fuller-Kinyon pumps, pressure tank systems, valves, feeders, custom baghouses, Jet-Pulse and Plenum-Pulse collectors Fuller and Fuller-Davey compressors, and electric controls.

R&D facility has full scale pneumatic conveying, railcar loading and unloading testing facilities and on-site physical and chemical laboratories for material analysis.

GENERAL RESOURCE CORP.

Fluidizer subsidiary specializes in solving bulk materials-handling and process problems, and provides complete systems and equipment for conveying, storage, vacuum clean-up, loading and unloading of bulk materials for specific applications. Isomatric subsidiary produces pneumatic and gravity conveying components, which include knife gates, rotary airlocks, slide gates, dump gates, and diverter valves.

GETECHA INC.

Granulator evacuation and conveying systems include pneumatic conveying, auger conveying, conveyor belts and other approaches. Systems may incorporate material cleansing and de-dusting devices, metal removal and air filtration options.

GSE SCALE SYSTEMS

Counting and weighing equipment includes counting and weighing scales, electronic digital counting and weighing indicators, stainless-steel over/under checkweighers, bench scales, floor scales, and related peripheral equipment.

Patented dual-sensor Multiple Loadcell Counting Scale (MLC) provides the sensitivity of multiple scales for quick and accurate sampling of the smallest parts with the capacity to count a large number of those parts. Powerproof design protects against loss of calibration due to electromagnetic interference, lightning-induced spikes, power surges, static discharge, noise, and blackouts.

HAMILTON AVTEC INC.

Basic line of integral-motor hopper loaders, plus complete line of remote vacuum-pump loaders and systems. Self-powered, integral-motor models include solid-state controls and range from 250 lb/hr to over 2000 lb/hr. All models include automatic filter cleaning after each load. Ratio models available for virgin/regrind conveying.

For higher conveying capacities over longer distances, Command 2000 central vacuum systems and loaders use floor-mounted vacuum pump to provide power for all loading stations. Central dust collector eliminates on-machine filter maintenance. Pump sizes from 3 to 25 hp. Also special twin-cyclone powder loaders.

Specializes in weigh-loading systems, using Command 2000 equipment, by adding weigh cells to each vacuum hopper and supplying special microprocessor controls with CRT messages. Optional printers can record each pound conveyed.

Also welded-steel storage silos and continuous level-sensing systems for electronic silo monitoring.

HAMMERTEK CORP.

Patented Smart Elbow for pneumatic and slurry conveying systems eliminates elbow wear, streamers, angel hair, fines, snake-skins, plugging, surging, cross-contamination, noise, turbulence, etc. The design enables the product to change direction by deflection rather than impact with the elbow wails and/or pipe walls. A true deflection zone eliminates wear and product degradation problems that impact elbows cause. Free trials and one-year warranties available.

HAPMAN CONVEYORS DIV. OF PRAB

Bulk material conveying systems and equipment include low-cost, high-capacity Helix flexible screw conveyor for powders and bulk solids. Conveys vertically up to 40 fl and horizontally up to 80 ft. With only one moving part, unit can be disassembled for cleaning in minutes.

Tubular chain-drag conveyors move wet or dry, hot or cold products. Can be stopped and restarted under full load conditions. Many configurations available to allow installation in and around existing equipment.

Compact and modularly designed MiniVac pneumatic conveyors for powders and bulk solids are flexible and easily integrated with various process equipment. Units allow little to no residual materials to remain within the system at the end of processing. New LVDP (low velocity dense phase) vacuum conveyors gently move materials in phases.

Low-cost manual bag-dump stations with internal cartridge-filter dust collection system keep products within the production cycle. Bulk-bag unloading stations in carbon or stainless steel with capacities to 4000 lb. Options include bag agitators, powered iris valves, and a self-contained dust control system. Bulk-bag filling stations are open on three sides for easy access. Heavy-duty steel frame.

Standard and custom designed batch-weighing systems for handling single or multiple ingredients.

HETHON USA, LLC

Vacuum-conveying equipment for dry, free-flowing powders, flakes, and pellets use compressed air, regenerative vacuum-pump assemblies, or positive-displacement vacuum pumps. Full pneumatic or programmable total sequence controls available. All models come in full sanitary or industrial stainless-steel construction. Also explosion-proof models. Standard conveying rates from 10 to 30,000 lb/hr. Conveying distances to 250 ft. Built-in cartridge filters clean discharge air to below one micron. Quick take-apart design for easy cleaning.

HOPPMANN CORP.

Flat-top chain and belted variable-speed conveyors and variable-speed, metering, bulk-elevating conveyors from 1 cu-ft to 80 cu-ft capacity in painted or stainless-steel finish.

H-P PRODUCTS TUBULAR PRODUCTS DIV.

Instalok compression coupling for pneumatic conveying lines is said to be 30% faster to install and 20% lower in cost than standard couplings. Company also supplies tubing for air-conveying systems.

IMPERIAL INDUSTRIES INC.

Factory-welded storage tanks in steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. Also custom fabrications, field-welded tanks, blenders, and a variety of storage-related components. Tanks for virtually any dry bulk material and a variety of liquids.

IMS CO.

Four types of vacuum hopper loaders: standard, standard with automatic filter cleaning, proportional with automatic filter cleaning, and self-cleaning powder loaders. Low-cost and single-shot pneumatic loaders available.

Also 30 and 55 gal storage drums in plastic and stainless steel. For large-capacity storage, portable hoppers are stackable up to three high. Floor-level tipsters are air-powered and tilt automatically as pellets are removed. Hydraulic dumpers simplify gaylord unloading. Bulk-bag unloading stations also available.

INDUSTRIAL MAGNETICS INC.

Magnetic separators for ferrous metal removal in processing, compounding, regrind, and recycling.

Rare earth magnetic devices for hoppers, pneumatic lines and processing machinery. Clean Flow magnetic separators and drawer-in-housing protect equipment and prevent downtime. Standard and custom solutions available with E-Z clean or self-cleaning options. Also new Clean Flow magnet for vacuum, closed-loop systems (JIT).

New line of granulator plate magnets for feed trays and torpedo magnets for placement in sight-glass loaders.

INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS, INC.

FDA-approved silos, portable and stationary in-plant bins, box dumpers and tilters, screw-conveying systems for difficult-to-move materials. Extensive line of batch mixers.

ITALIAN TRADE COMMISSION

Information on Italian companies offering equipment for conveying, loading and storage.

JACOB TUBING LP

Supplies modular tubing systems for bulk materials handling including tubes, clamps, elbows, connectors, diverter valves, butterfly valves, slide gates, and multiport distributors.

KEMUTEC GROUP INC.

Mucon iris diaphragm valves provide flow control of powders and granules. Valves are suitable for numerous applications, most commonly debagging and controlling flow from IBCs and containers. Valves range in size from 2- to 18-in. diam. and can be hand, pneumatic or electrically operated. Come in many materials for use in food, chemical, or pharmaceutical applications.

KICE INDUSTRIES, INC.

Positive-pressure and vacuum conveying systems, fans, filters, diverter valves, airlocks, cyclones, Dust Duct, Speed Spout, and Multi Aspirator air classifiers. Multi Aspirator removes fines from virgin or regrind and is a multipass cleaner with no moving parts. It separates light material from heavy based on different terminal velocities. Air flow is adjustable to vary the amount of fine material removed.

KONGSKILDE INDUSTRIES INC.

Offers venturis, aspirators, blowers, cyclones, rotary valves, and quick-disconnect pneumatic piping.

KORNYLAK CORP. PLASTICS EQUIPMENT DIV.

Controlled-speed gravity-flow conveying and storage systems for material on pallets; powered roller conveyors with cases, totes, light pallets, and slip sheets for point-to-point transfer and/or accumulation; metal belt conveyors for heavy-duty applications; vertical conveyors; snap-in wheel-and-bracket units for lightweight gravity conveying (1-in. O.D.); antifriction gravity conveyor wheels; multidirectional wheels; and complete turnkey systems.

K-TRON PROCESS GROUP

K-Tron PCS self-contained and central dilute-phase vacuum conveying solutions. Compact filterless units for pellets, granules and coarse powders utilize patented two-stage Dual Cyclone technology. Filtered units available for conveying fine, hard-to-handle powders. Filtered and filterless units are constructed in either aluminum or stainless steel.

Self-contained M series offers three models that feature HCU/HSU controls that can be mounted directly on the unit or remotely. Load and discharge times are fully programmable. Controls have 25 programmable parameters and built-in digital input diagnostics. K-Tron feeder controls offer integrated refill control with loaders. Two models of self-contained loaders available: Mk 1 for conveying up to 1000 lb/hr and Mk 2 for up to 2000 lb/hr.

K-Tron PCS central receivers include the M series for pellets, granules and coarse powders and the P series for fine powders and sanitary applications. M series utilizes

Dual Cyclone design and has filterless and filtered models. P series units are designee for easy disassembly, cleaning and maintenance, with a standard automatic filter cleaning system. All P series units feature stainless-steel construction with a variety of finishes.

Three models of central M series include Mk 1 for conveying up to 1400 lb/hr, Mk 2 for up to 4000 lb/hr and Mk 4 for up to 10,000 lb/hr. P series models include P10 for conveying up to 1300 lb/hr, P30 for up to 4000 lb/hr and P100 for up to 8800 lb/hr.

K-Tron PCS vacuum loaders and receivers feature modular design for process flexibility. Sectional components can be interchanged in the field. A wide variety of discharge options available to fit specific applications. All units offer easy integration with K-Tron feeders.

KURIYAMA OF AMERICA, INC.

Provides hoses for pneumatic conveying applications. Tigerflex PVC and PVC/ Polyurethane materials-handling hoses allow visual flow of material along with providing abrasive resistance. Hoses also available for static dissipation. Tec interlocked metal hoses are used in applications requiring higher temperatures. Alfagomma industrial rubber hoses provide abrasion resistance for higher temperature applications.

Cam and groove fittings available along with swivel fittings, which reduce hose damage. Kuri Tec clear PVC tubing, Clearbraic PVC yarn reinforced hose for pressure applications and clear PVC wire reinforced hose for vacuum applications, provide options for dry or liquid materials-handling needs.

New Kuri Tec Polywire Plus hose combines wire with yarn reinforcement to make a clear PVC hose with both vacuum and pressure capabilities.

LABOTEK A/S

Mini-feed hopper loader MF95 is air-powered for up to 200 lb/hr. Mini-feed hopper loader MF98 is a single-phase vacuum loader for up to 400 lb/hr.

Con-Evator hopper loaders have a three-phase motor driving a high-efficiency turbine, reversing each cycle to clean the large polyester filter. Six models from PGT4 at 570 lb/hr to the SF4 at 3700 lb/hr. All have adjustable suction time and filter for reverse air flow.

Ratio-Selector (RS) for virgin/regrind metering is attached to vacuum-hopper-loader inlet. Feed oscillates according to adjustable preset ratio.

Centrally controlled automatic materials-handling scanning system has basic solidstate, 24-v controls for eight or 16 feeder bowls and can be extended in multiples. High-quality cast-aluminum feeder bowls come in four sizes. (Products distributed by V-Tech Engineering Inc.)

LAIDIG SYSTEMS, INC.

Supplies custom-engineered bulk-storage systems utilizing cone-bottom or flat-bottom auger systems to ensure complete emptying of silos or tanks.

LINDEN INDUSTRIES, INC.

Custom-built liquid bulk-storage systems. Tanks supplied in carbon steel with plascite lining or stainless steel in sizes to 30,000 gal. Temperature control and tank agitation available.

LORENZ & SON

Supplies pneumatic conveying equipment including tubing, elbows, clamps, couplings, cyclones, slide gates, diverter valves, roller gates, angel hair traps, probe box and probes, shut-offs, fittings and reducers. ISO 9001-2000 standards.

L-R SYSTEMS

Pneumatic-loading equipment includes self-contained units with capacities to 1500 lb/hr and central-loading systems with capacities to 24,000 lb/hr. Turnkey systems controlled automatically by mechanical timers or PLC controllers.

Material-storage equipment includes custom made silos and surge bins sized from 30 lb and up. Can be fitted with metal separators, mixers, blending and weighing devices, FDA-approved interior coatings, and installation.

MAC EQUIPMENT INC.

Dilute-phase and dense-phase pneumatic-conveying equipment for pellets and resins, fillers and modifiers, vacuum or pressure service, or a combination. Components include vacuum loaders, pressure and vacuum blower packages, dense-phase (batch and continuous), rotary airlock valves, blade-line diverters, parallel-tunnel diverters, scale valves, scale hoppers, filters, and complete process-control capabilities.

Typical applications are for railcar unloading, storage of in-plant processing, regrind conveying, and PVC compounding. Transfer rates from 500 lb/hr to 50 tons/hr in 2-through 14-in. diam.

MAGUIRE PRODUCTS INC.

Clear-Vu vacuum-loading system for beside-the-machine conveying of pellets and regrind up to 3000 lb/hr. Clear plastic filterless receivers offer direct view of the loading action to aid adjustment of fill settings. Special mini versions of receivers available for use with company's Micro-Blender units or with any small hopper where the receiver mounting footprint is restricted by size limitations. Portable central power unit is available with different blower sizes and comes with an easy-access dust collector. Microprocessor controls up to eight stations and features Autofill circuitry for setting fill times. Load-failure alarm is standard.

MPL venturi loader automatically loads color and other additives or materials at up to 200 lb/hr. Available with an alarm, and process shutdown feature, which shuts off the flow of material to the press, preventing production of off-color parts.

Company's Gravimetric Gateway Material Management system provides remote monitoring and control of all Maguire gravimetric blenders and volumetric feeders and liquid-color pumps that are equipped with the company's Direct Entry Controller. Provides an overview of job status and materials usage at up to 256 blenders and feeders.

MANUFACTURERS EQUIPMENT CO.

Mechanical conveying equipment for handling bulk materials from large lumps' to fine powders. Curve Flight apron feeders/ conveyors handle abrasive, hot, jagged, or sticky materials. Also semi-bulk bag unloader frames. Conveyors include troughing belts in channel or truss frames for stationary, portable, shuttle, or radial stacking. Volumetric and gravimetric feeders include apron, belt, screw, or rotating disc.

Centrifugal or continuous-type bucket elevators with buckets on belt or chain for gentle handling of pellets to handling abrasive hot materials. Sandmeister feeder/ spreader evenly spreads free-flowing additive and sand-like materials across the face of conveyed materials. Semi-bulk bag unloading and metering equipment includes frames and agitator bases. Frames support bags with hoist beam or pallet rack, and the variable-speed, cradle-type agitators ensure the flow of powdered or granular materials from bulk bag to surge hopper.

MATCON USA, INC.

Matcon Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) systems discharge materials from portable bulk-storage containers. Using Matcon's patented discharger/valve principle, each IBC has an in-bin cone valve at its discharge outlet. When the IBC is placed on its mating discharge station, the inverted cone connects with a probe within the station. Probe pneumatically raises the cone into the material and vibrates it, causing the material to break up and flow through the annular gap created by the lifted cone. Varying the cone's height and lift time allows for accurate metering of the material being discharged. Weigh frames and controllers are available for accurate batching or continuous feeding. Because the cone and probe create a dust-tight seal, IBCs can be filled, transported, and discharged with no dust contamination. Partially filled IBCs can be removed from the station with total containment of product. Containers are of stainless steel, mild steel or polyethylene with capacities in excess of 100 cu ft.

MATERIAL TRANSFER & STORAGE, INC.

Company custom designs and manufactures materials-handling equipment including container and drum dumpers, bulk-bag discharging and filling systems, bulk-bag conditioning systems, and engineered systems to meet specific application requirements.

MATSUI AMERICA, INC.

JL4 Jet Loader portable central vacuum pump includes a brushless motor with a 10-yr expected life and no maintenance. Smallest model pulls up to 180 lb/hr from a distance of 100 ft and will operate on 230 or 460 v. Filtration at floor level for safe and quick maintenance. Optional cyclone can be added for collecting dust and fines. Unit is suitable for conveying regrinds or helping to clean up virgin resins. One to four ports available that will allow one Jet Loader to do the work of up to four conventional loaders. Different receiving hoppers available and can be used in combination.

MEISEI AMERICA

Supplies virgin/regrind proportioning loaders and low-inventory glass-tube hoppers.

MHT AMERICA, INC.

Supplies custom-engineered bulk materials-handling systems.

MOLDERS CHOICE, INC.

Supplies low-cost, all-stainless hopper loaders.

MORRIS COUPLING CO.

Couplings, tube bends and other components for pneumatic handling systems and industrial vacuum applications available for quick shipment. Components include compression couplings; Quickon II couplers; long radius tube bends; straights; tees, wyes and laterals; sight glasses; PVC hose; and vacuum tubing and fittings.

MORSE MANUFACTURING CO.

Drum-handling equipment for fiber, steel, md plastic drums includes drum handrucks, dollies, cradles, and bung wrenches. hoist attachments for moving upright drums md raising drums for controlled pouring. Wheeled lifters have simple mechanical action for low-height pouring. Also manual hydraulic lifters for controlled drum pouring at heights to five ft and over. Power options with a choice of air, battery, or a-c motors.

MOTAN, INC.

Automatic vacuum conveying lines include a wide selection of loaders with a variety of conveying options, controls, blowers and filter techniques.

Central conveying systems, operating from a centralized manifold station, eliminate spillage and create productive use of plant floor space. Systems reduce maintenance costs with a reliable easy-to-maintain central vacuum pump and filter system. Material storage in one silo serves multiple machines, which reduces the use of bins. Plastic granulate is conveyed quickly and cleanly to machine hoppers and bins. Systems avoid downtime, improve safety standards, allow for efficient loading, and are easy to install and simple to operate.

Motan's controls for operation, management and supervision of all stages of the materials-handling processes include Controlnet ethernet-based management system; and Luxornet, Gravinet and Metronet for drying, blending, conveying and storage. Used as stand-alone controls or combined to form an integrated network. All controls can be operated through company's Webpanel full-color, easy-to use graphic touchscreen.

MOULD-TEK INDUSTRIES, INC.

Mould-Tek Link 2 series provides both weigh loader and nonweigh loader multistation central conveying system. Microprocessor-based control with bright-lit touchscreen and menu format allows access to all parameters for new data .and for editing present data. Communication between the main and individual controllers is by CAT5 wiring. Link 2 control provides monitoring of actual materials consumption, inventory per loader, control fill by weight, and time or volume sensor. For further control Link 2 can be coupled with company's T-Com3 software to permit control and monitoring from a central PC, which provides complete and accurate management of all materials processed by continuously monitoring and interfacing with each active loader.

Provides vacuum and pressure conveying systems, blenders, additive feeders, and mixing chambers; and custom weigh-scale systems, weigh hoppers and in-plant surge bins. Outdoor storage silos in welded, bolted or corrugated form. Equipment can be bought individually or as a complete system with all piping, fittings and hangers.

NATIONAL BULK EQUIPMENT INC.

Bulk materials-handling equipment and solids-processing equipment include container dumpers and tilters, mixers and blenders, mechanical conveyors, storage equipment, and bag-handling equipment. Also a full line of pneumatic conveying components and accessories.

O.A. NEWTON & SONS MATERIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS DIV.

Designs and builds components for complete conveying systems or retrofits existing systems. Systems or components for railcar loading/unloading, truck unloading, dilute- and dense-phase pneumatic conveying include bulk-storage silos, dust-collection units, semi-bulk bag fillers, micro-ingredient weighing/feeding controller, vacuum pellet and powder receivers, E-Z flow hoppers, and repair service and spare parts.

NORWELL PLASTICS, INC.

Supplies Chinese-made hopper loaders.

NOVATEC, INC.

Company provides layout, design, installation, startup and training of conveying systems (for existing or new systems) with overhead or underground lines, which can include surge bins, bulk-bag unloaders, tilt tables and more.

Controls include NovaTouch touch-panel PLC for up to 64 stations and five pumps in basic configuration, MCS-206 microprocessor control for up to six stations and two pumps with blowback or purge as options, MCS-100 series PLC-based controllers for up to 8, 16, 24 or 32 stations and one to three pumps, Exxpand distributed control system for growing systems from a few stations to 55 or more, MCS-406 Siemens Logo miniPLC for up to six stations and one pump, and MCS-401 Siemens Logo mini-PLC for single-station control. Also offers custom-programmed controls.

Vacuum loaders available in 0.125-, 0.33- and 1-cu ft capacities with throughputs from 50 to 1000 lb/hr. Proportioning and nonproportioning models for free-flowing pellets and powders. Hopper-mount or easy-clean, machine mount JIT configurations. JITs have photo-eye level sensor. All models include a "no-load alarm,' electro-polished stainless-steel modular bodies and SS deflectors on the inlet. Quick-release clamps allow for easy access. Proportioning or purge and blowback are Standard. Siemens Logo PLC control is standard.

Compressed-air JIT loaders will convey up to 300 lb/hr and up to 15 ft. Single- and two-material models have electro-polished stainless-steel modular bodies and SS deflectors on the inlet. Available with cartridge filter or dust collection bag and standard adjustable photo-eye level sensor.

Vacuum chambers in 0.125 to 5 cu ft capacities include proportioning and nonproportioning models for free-flowing pellets and powders. Hopper-mount or machine-mount JIT configurations. JITs have photo-eye level sensor. All models have electro-polished stainless-steel modular bodies.

Resin management system (RMS) to i0,000 lb/hr and throughputs in 35-175 lb batches helps reduce waste and control costs. Designed to be used in place of a hopper-mounted vacuum chamber, RMS monitors displays and records weights of conveyed materials and can be programmed to stop automatically when predetermined set-point is attained.

Vacuum power pumps from 3 to 25 hp move free-flowing pellets, regrind and flake within the plant quietly and efficiently. Positive-displacement and regenerative pumps include pump-idle valves to reduce wear and quality mufflers to reduce noise and emissions.

Four-station self-contained RRB-4 portable conveying system includes a vacuum breaker valve, RRB and cartridge filter. System has no drive belts, no lubrication points, small footprint and quiet operation.

Vacuum/pressure pumps to 40 hp or more convey resin from railcars to silos.

OHAUS CORP.

Electronic weigh scales for materials handling, formulation, and data collection. Included are bench scales and precision toploading and analytical balances.

OHIO BLOW PIPE CO.

Plant-wide air systems to remove trim waste handle a wide range of densities, shapes, and types of plastic flash; film, foam, and sheet trim; and rejects. Automatic systems handle empty bags from compounding stations. The empty bag is lifted into a hood where a proximity switch vacuums the bag and surrounding fugitive dust. Bag is transported through closed overhead pipes to a separator where air can be directed to a filter stage or to the atmosphere. Bags can be directed to a horizontal baler or a collector for recovery or refuse pickup.

OMNI-LIFT INC.

Enclosed bucketless conveyors move any 0.125-in.-mesh granulate, powder, slurry, or liquid quickly and economically. Typical applications include silo loading and unloading, m-plant transfer, and railcar or truck loading/unloading. Conveyors are totally enclosed and dust-tight. Housing can be of carbon steel or stainless steel. Conveyors sized to specifications in inclined, vertical, top or bottom dog-legs, and Z configurations. Belt specifications include standard black, high-temperature, and FDA white.

OPTI TEMP INC.

Optiload venturi hopper loader (with no motor or brushes) conveys material using air-venturi action. Unit is quiet and lightweight and easy to place on machine hopper or throat. Receiver is stainless steel and available with sightglass to mount directly on machine throat, minimizing material inventory at the machine and facilitating quick material changes. Options include suction box, bullet magnet, granulator exhaust assembly, remote filter, and wand vibrator. Micro loader for natural material available for very small machines and color additives.

OSPREY CORP.

Trim pick-up and handling systems and complete filtration systems from simple single cyclone applications to multisilo separation/filtration. Trim-handling both in-line and venturi style. Venturi-style trim-removal system continuously conveys trims to a granulator. In-line cutter/blower system conveys edge trim from a slitter and prechops it for extrusion. Both systems can he custom designed. Two systems mount on cyclone for filtering regrind: manual vertical-sleeve collector (VSC) system and automatic, self-cleaning rotary drum filter system.

Vertical storage hopper (VSH) for regrind from 1 to 15 lb/cu ft. Pneumatic loading with either high-efficiency cyclone or air-separator section. Optional ancillary items include diverter valves, fans, control panels, dust collection and reclamation equipment.

Complete materials-handling systems include pressure conveying/unloading and central vacuum conveying systems, resin storage silos, vacuum pumps, sequencing control stations, individual vacuum receivers for mounting directly on blender and extruder hoppers. Designed for low-profile installations and plant networking.

OUTOKUMPU TECHNOLOGY PHYSICAL SEPARATION DIV.

HTE electrostatic separators for removal of nonferrous metallics from granulated and flake plastics. For chopped PET bottles, separators reduce aluminum content from 1.5% to less than 10 ppm. For chopped insulated wire, separators recover copper and aluminum fractions lost in the tailings stream.

New patented AFS wet systems maximize metal recovery and enhance the recyclability of plastics. Other applications include removing metallic contamination from granulated vinyl siding, injection molded parts, computer housings, or fine automotive scrap.

Complete line of industrial and laboratory equipment with on-site testing capabilities.

PELLETRON CORP.

Anti-static gravity deduster removes fines up to 35 parts/million at less than 0.1 microns. Units specifically designed to match plant capacities and available space. Capacities range from 50 to 200,000 lb/hr. Features include low maintenance; a fan, which is the only moving part; easy clean-out; and a removable door. Reverse pulse cleaning kit for filter is available. Options include top loading bag-house filter for heavy fines and special design for addressing streamers.

New Pellbow pipe elbow is aerodynamically designed to minimize fines and streamers from impact damage to pellets conveyed around comers. The Pellbow slows the velocity of the pellets entering the elbow and then speeds them up again as they leave the elbow. Pellbow is said to be 100% self-cleaning.

PIAB VACUUM PRODUCTS

Vacuum conveyor line for applications where sparks must be avoided runs off compressed air and utilizes patented multi-ejector-style vacuum pump, which allows high flows of air and material. Minimal compressed air is used. Design also provides clean, maintenance-free conveying of bulk powders and particulates. With the vacuum, materials will not escape the system if leaks occur. Conveyors are modular and of high-grade, polished stainless steel for wear resistance. The conveyor has a filter of either sintered HDPE or Gortex. Units can be equipped with extra-sterile filter for filtration of asbestos and toxic materials. Max. capacity of 24,000 lb/hr.

PLASTIC PROCESS EQUIPMENT, INC.

HL-1 hopper loader features solid-state control system with fully adjustable solid-state timer for maximum full variable conveying capacity. HL-1 has rated capacity of 540 lb/hr at 10-ft vertical and 10-ft horizontal and conveys material as far as 100-ft horizontal and 40-ft vertical. Other features include solid-state relay, two-stage motor with quiet bypass, on-demand cycle control, diaphragm filter, spun aluminum construction or stainless-steel circuit breaker on side of control panel, function indicator lights, and 36-in. material probe with 10-ft vacuum hose.

Line of compressed-air venturi loaders and accessories. Units are automatic and operate on approximately three scfm of compressed air per 100 lb/hr of material conveyed. No motor or motor brushes. All stainless-steel housing with single- or dual-entry models for mixing material from multiple sources. Proximity switch for mounting onsite glass give JIT delivery.

BT1600 floor-level pneumatic box tilter automatically handles material boxes up to 44 x 44 in. weighing 1600 lb, using standard shop air. Material pick-up probe holder adjusts from 35 to 57 in. above platform. Also 52[degrees] maximum tilt angle, 1-in. sleeve-bearing safety tilt stop, hand knob operator, operating pressure of 60-100 psi with automatic tilt-pressure regulator that adjusts air pressure to lifting weight ratio, and optional foot pedal and vibrator package.

BT2000 low-profile pneumatic box tilter handles loads up to 2000 lb. Includes an adjustable material pick-up probe holder, 52[degrees] tilt angle and a hand knob operator. Operating pressure rating between 60-100 psi.

PLASTRAC, INC.

Supplies stand-alone materials loaders that can be part of a Mini-Central conveying system.

PNEUMATIC CONVEYING INC.

Customized pneumatic conveying equipment of pellets, regrinds and powders, as well as dry bulk materials for foods, pharmaceuticals and chemicals.

PREMIER PNEUMATICS, INC.

Complete pneumatic materials-handling systems, individual system components, and system controls ranging from manual operation to PLC.

Components include airlock rotary valves, diverter valves, Series 2400 in-plant transfer systems, separators and receivers, blower packages, railcar unloading systems, feeders, mixers, dryers and drying hoppers and storage tanks.

PROCESS CONTROL CORP.

Specializes in custom-engineered pneumatic materials-handling equipment that includes vacuum and pressure systems with throughputs from 200 to 30,000 lb/hr. Standard range of pumps is complemented by accessories including vacuum receivers for pellets, regrind, and powders; cyclones; and standard and customized pipe fittings. Director Series conveying system sequencing panels use programmable controllers for automatic control of multiple vacuum receivers.

Integrated, whole plant materials-handling systems use standard and custom components. Resins are conveyed from railcars or trucks to storage silos and from storage to multiple plant locations for further treatment such as blending with gravimetric blenders, and then delivered to the use point. All sizes of storage bins and silos available. Extensive testing and engineering facilities ensure system performance. Turnkey installation available for all systems.

PURITAN MAGNETICS, INC.

Electromagnetic and permanent magnetic separators remove fine to large ferrous contaminants from powders, granules, and liquids. Pre-engineered for easy installation in round, square, or rectangular openings. Custom designs and product testing available.

QUICKDRAFT, INC.

Standard units and total pneumatic materials-handling systems for capturing, conveying, and depositing trim and waste materials. Venturi eductor unit allows handling continuous ribbon or trim, while a variety of trim choppers, waste shredders, granulators, and in-line materials-handling fans permit material to be transported in piece form. Air/material separators custom engineered and include traditional separators such as cyclones, perforated elbows, and QCR (Quickdraft Cylindrical Receiver).

RENOLD, INC.

Line of vibratory feeders and conveyors custom built at feed rates from 1000 to 6000 lb/hr. Automated bag/box weigh-filling vibratory system eliminates net weighing. Patented design will get 20-50% more material into a container and requires less storage/transporting space.

RICE LAKE WEIGHING SYSTEMS

Industrial weighing equipment from individual weighing components to complete turnkey weighing solutions. Allen-Bradley programmable indicators control up to 16 load cells on four separate channels. Digital filtering eliminates vibrational effects and minimizes settling time, while relays provide localized control of filling, mixing, and dispensing.

Weighing assemblies offer weight-derived process and inventory control in capacities from 11 to 100,000 lb. Available with NEMA 4X/IP66 enclosures and stainless-steel load cells. Shock-absorbing platforms resist overload and impact forces. Flexible digital process controllers provide batching and weight-derived process control with customized software/hardware and interfaces to plant-wide PLCs and PCs.

S+S METAL DETECTORS NORTH AMERICA

MES metal separator with no moving parts is installed directly onto throat opening of the injection machine or extruder. It can handle a slow-moving material column, replaces drawer magnets, and is only five in. high. Rapid Compact metal detector/separators are intended for use in gravity applications.

Metal separator systems include SF, DF and GSF for in-line installations onto vacuum or pressure conveying lines. MSG series of tunnel and flat metal separators installs onto belt conveyors to check material before grinding or finished products before shipping.

SAFELINE, INC.

Metal detectors with newly designed detector coil systems for enhanced sensitivity detect all types of metal (nonferrous, ferrous and stainless steel) in a moving stream of resin pellets or powder. Highspeed reject valve diverts contamination as small as 0.3 mm (0.12 in.) from the main flow. Monitoring system confirms valve has worked.

Detectors are microprocessor-based and can be changed easily. All modules are interchangeable. Auto-balance and crystal-frequency control give highest sensitivities of all types of metal. Performance is permanently maintained without periodic adjustment or false rejects. Reliability of the unit is unaffected by surrounding metal structures or electrical interference. When additional security is required, optional reject confirmation will sound an alarm if metal is detected or the reject mechanism fails to respond within a preset time.

SALINA VORTEX CORP.

Supplies slide gates, diverter valves, iris and butterfly valves for handling dry bulk materials.

SALTER BRECKNELL WEIGHING

Scales and related weighing equipment include bench and floor scales, indicators, load cells, balances, load-cell mounts, junction boxes, counting scales, portable scales, checkweighers, precision weights, drum scales, batching equipment.

SCHOELLER ARCA SYSTEMS

Specializes in industry standard reusable plastic containers for all phases of materials handling including shipping, storage, work-in-place, and distribution. Products include Xytec collapsible pallet containers and lids, 48 x 45 in., 48 x 40 in., 32 x 30 in. and highwall series; fixed wall pallet containers and lids, 48 x 44 in. and 42 x 29 in. series; plastic pallets, stack and nest containers, modular totes, and bulk containers. ISO 9001 certified.

SCREW CONVEYOR CORP.

Screw and drag conveyors, bucket elevators, screw feeders, inclined tubular screw conveyors, screw lifts and hydraulic truck dumpers. Most products can be produced in carbon, galvanized or stainless steel, Cor-Ten, Monel or Incoloy to meet varying requirements.

SPIROFLOW SYSTEMS, INC

Aero-mechanical, flexible screw and vacuum conveyors for powders, granules, pellets, flakes, and fibers. Also a wide range of bulk-bag unloading and filling systems.

STEMMERICH INC.

WINS, a highly abrasion-resistant pneumatic conveying piping system fabricated from reinforced heavy wall glass tubing, offers superior abrasion resistance for transporting engineered plastic pellets and provides visual monitoring and noncontamination of product.

STERLING

Products include vacuum receivers for pellets, powder and regrind; dust filters; proportioning valves; rotary valves for automatic distribution of multiple materials to multiple hoppers; dense-phase pneumatic conveying systems; material level indicators; box and drum dumpers; container tilters; batch mixers; screw conveyors; and a variety of local I/O and distributed I/O conveying controls.

STERLING SYSTEMS DIV. OF STERLING BLOWER CO.

Complete pneumatic conveying systems for parts handling through venturi systems and negative transfer systems. Bottles, bottle caps, drinking cups, tabs and tails, and components of various shapes and sizes can be conveyed with these systems. Conveying distance up to 1000 ft.

STORCH PRODUCTS CO. INC.

Magnetic housings trap and separate ferrous fragments from any nonferrous material. Housings protect machinery by filtering out undesirable contaminants, producing a purer, cleaner product. Units ruggedly constructed to support weight of material hoppers, dryers and mixers.

T&T TECHNOLOGY

Iron-Sep high-energy rare earth magnets are neodymium grade N-45 magnets that are embedded and sealed in 1-in. stainless-steel cartridges mounted in stainless-steel drawer housings. Housings offered with a mounting flange diam. range from 1.5- to 4-in ID. Magnets also capture micron-sized iron dust.

Met-Sep nonferrous metal separators operated without compressed air and are designed for free-falling plastic regrind and virgin pellets. Units are equipped with stainless-steel reject mechanism and material exit ports. Capacities from 300 to 3000 lb/hr with a metallic impurities sensitivity as low as 300 micron (0.3 mm sphere ball diam.) based on a material bulk density of 34 lb/cu ft.

Fines-Sep plastic fines separators for free-falling dry virgin pellets or regrind. Operation uses no water, vibration or moving parts. While the contaminated material cascades through the air-washing chamber, dust, fines, paper, wood cardboard or other airborne nuisance particles are gently air-washed from the desired coarse material. Standard configuration is stainless-steel air-washer construction, digital air pressure gauge, suction fan, cyclone separator, and epitropic excess air release filter. Desk-Top mounted Fines-Sep R&D unit designed for spot-checking of incoming material, laboratory work and hands-on demonstrations in the field. Capacity up to 25 lb/hr. Standalone Fines-Sep Central series comes with a range from 500-50,000 lb/hr. Options include static eliminator and pneumatic loading system. Can interface with Met-Sep nonferrous metal separators.

THORESON-MCCOSH INC.

Automated bulk storing, pneumatic handling, conveying, blending, drying and loading systems unload rail cars or trucks and feed blended, dried, and preheated raw material directly into molding machine or extruder hopper.

Belt conveyor systems, pallet tilters that tilt automatically when the center of gravity shifts to help draw the last bit of material from a container, and beside-the-machine self-contained material loaders.

TOLEDO METAL SPINNING CO.

Standard line of conical hoppers in diam. of 4, 6, 9, 12, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24 and 36 in. with various straight-wall heights. Hoppers include 0.5-in. flange and a 60[degrees] included angle. Stocked units come in stainless steel of various gauges. Aluminum and steel available on special order. Additional fabrication options include brush-polish finish inside, outside, or both; custom trimmed small-end opening; plasma or laser-cutting holes and slots to specification; and rolling and welding cylinders to basic cones for greater wall heights. Matching stocked stainless-steel lids available. Cylinders, standard cups and domes also available using stock tooling.

UNIVERSAL DYNAMICS INC. A CO. OF MANN+HUMMEL

Vacuum and pressure pneumatic conveying systems. On-the-press, self-contained vacuum loaders and central conveying systems provide service to unlimited individual processing points.

Bulk material storage silos and railcar unloaders offered as basic equipment packages or as completely engineered and installed plant systems. Self-contained vacuum loaders convey up to 1200 lb/hr at distances approaching 60 ft. Central in-plant conveying systems run up to 20,000 lb/hr at distances to 500 ft.

For minimum floor space PowerMax compact positive displacement pump has accessories that include vacuum gauge, muffler, vacuum relief valve, belt guards, and vacuum switch, which electrically signals vacuum status to the microprocessor control. With various voltages available sizes range from 3-25 hp.

Maxi-Vac regenerative pump offers low maintenance, minimum floor space and is designed to be quiet and economical to install and operate. Pumps are self-contained with their own motor starter. Designed for central or modular plant layout with capacities to 2500 lb/hr, various voltages and vacuum chambers are available. A wide range of vacuum chambers/receivers allows flexibility in handling material. L[S.sup.2] chambers are of heavy-duty construction with a protective cage around flapper assembly. Material contact surfaces are of stainless steel with exclusive no-paint GB finish. Seamless interior is easy to clean and allows free-flow material with no ledges to catch material. Sizes range from 0.75 to 6 cu ft. Optional external dual-ratio valve allows on-the-press proportional loading of virgin and regrind. Also available is the easy-flow chamber for hard-to-flow materials.

Quick Draw and LS series self-contained glass tube chambers available with 2-, 4- and 8-in. chambers. Capacities range from 150 to 950 lb/hr.

Operator configurable 82i vacuum system control can operate one or two vacuum pumps up to eight individual stations. Either pump can operate any station. No additional wiring required. Optional dual-ratio control for all stations.

FACS (Factory Acquisition Control System) permits plantwide control of material-conveying systems as well as monitoring of most SPI compatible equipment such as mold temperature control units, chillers, dryers and blenders. Two-wire power and communications network in conjunction with Windows platform makes system economical to install, easy to set up and operate, and simple to expand and reconfigure. Through a PC or compatible Allen Bradley or Sieman PLCs with touchscreen displays, user can control or monitor systems performance from plant floor or remotely. Users can import drawings/pictures to show system configurations or location of equipment. Monitoring and recording setpoints, equipment performance, material flow and equipment selection can be set up with a single command. FACS has full graphing capabilities and a built-in SQL database processes all information and stores it with a complete set of reports for immediate or future use. FACS may be connected to a wired or wireless network and has Factory Direct Support and Factory Direct Email to any manufacturer with a full set of reports.

Company's Integrated Systems Group (ISG) designs and installs complete turnkey materials-handling systems.

VAC-U-MAX

Supplies aero-mechanical conveyors (tube containing a cable pulling a series of discs), bag-dump stations, bulk-bag unloaders, drum dumpers, diverter valves, load lifters, mobile self-contained vacuum loaders, and vacuum receivers.

VISHAY BLH

Company's patented transducer and instrumentation products accurately weigh and control the contents of inventory and process vessels.

Load cells convert any tank, bin, hopper, silo, or blender into a precision weigh system. From complex batch/blend systems to simple shipping/receiving scales, BLH systems measure, record, and control every weight-related process throughout the plant. Easy digital interface options integrate equipment with Allen-Bradley, Schneider Automation, Fisher Pro Vox, Honeywell TDC 3000, GE Series 90 and Siemens distributed control systems.

V-TECH ENGINEERING INC.

Distr. for Labotek A/S.

WALKER MAGNETICS

Permanent and electromagnetic separation equipment includes magnetic head pulleys for use in conveyors; permanent and electro-suspended magnets for automatic removal of ferrous material; and permanent and electromagnetic drum separators. Plate and grate magnets used in chute applications with special automatic removal devices. Eddy-current separators for nonferrous metallic removal.

B.E. WALLACE PRODUCTS CORP.

Gantry cranes and accessories load and unload everything from raw materials to finished products to and from storage units, trucks, railroad cars, and barges. Cranes range from 0.5- to 15-ton capacities with heights from 4 to 24 ft and spans to 35 ft. Available with adjustable or fixed heights and constructed of aluminum alloy, steel, or a combination.

WALTON/STOUT, INC.

Pneumatic rail unload and machine-load conveying systems for powder or pellets, including vacuum pump packages, filter systems, vacuum-receiver level-control switches, RJ-5 powder filters, virgin/regrind receivers, and pellet receivers. Standard options include sound enclosure, stainless-steel construction, rates to 30,000 lb/hr, internal check valves, dual proportioning valves, and dual inlet valves. Also microprocessor-controlled weigh and volumetric blenders to 5000 lb/hr.

Dense-phase pneumatic conveyors move products at low velocities and high quantities over long distances without product degradation, stringers, fines, heat build-up, or other types of problems incurred in dilute-type conveying.

Construction engineering, turnkey services, and installation.

JERVIS B. WEBB CO.

Integrated materials-handling systems can include computer-controlled interfacing, automated storage and retrieval systems, automatic guided vehicles, belt and roller conveyors, power-and-free conveyors, and more. Provides concept engineering, computer simulation, training, maintenance monitoring, and turnkey commissioning.

THE WITTE CO., INC.

Pellet classifiers designed specifically to remove fines and oversize from plastic pellets. Units available with cooling, air separation and drying capabilities. All units easy to disassemble and clean. Capacities from 150 to 30,000 lb/hr.

WITTMANN, INC.

Pneumatic materials-handling systems include vacuum loaders, railcar unloaders and unloading systems, storage hoppers and silos, blenders (weigh and volumetric), additive feeders and complete turnkey plant systems. Quality engineering and standard features guarantee maximum efficiency and minimum downtime. Off-the-shelf controls allow for individual systems or total plant control for fully automated materials-handling solutions. Simple modular designs allow for cost-effective custom applications solutions.

W.Z. INTERNATIONAL PRO. INC.

Supplies a range of auxiliaries from Ningbo Huare Machinery Mfg. Co. in China. Products include motorized hopper loaders with stainless-steel hoppers, automatic protection against motor overload (brush or induction type) and buzzer warning for lack of material. Capacities from 770 to 2180 lb/hr.

THE YOUNG INDUSTRIES, INC.

Pneumatic and mechanical conveying equipment and systems include low-velocity dense-phase designs. Systems handle a range of products including resins, pigments, pellets, powders, modifiers and fillers. Capacities range from 1000 to 200,000 lb/hr. Equipment is custom-designed and can be constructed in carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum or alloys. Multiphase dense-phase pneumatic conveyor provides gentle low-velocity conveying when product degradation must be avoided. Offered in batch or continuous arrangements.

TransVair dilute-phase conveying systems convey a range of materials using positive or negative pressure as well as combination negative/positive pressure. Closed-loop dilute-phase conveying for hazardous chemicals, hygroscopic materials and for edge trim conveying in combination with rotary knife cutters, reduction mills and machinery requiring an air draw.

Systems can be designed to unload railcars, load and unload bulk bags, silo loading and unloading, mixing systems, in-plant transfer, regrind conveying, automated product weighing as well as complete compounding projects.

TransVair mechanical conveyor is a high capacity, low hp, low-cost and dust-free conveyor. Unit can handle a range of products and is efficient with pigments and other difficult-to-handle materials. Unit is cost-effective for bulk bag unloading systems, mixing systems, and automated product weighing applications.

In addition to lab testing, process design, turnkey installation and startup other bulk material-handling equipment/components include airlock valves, self-contained bag dump stations, filters, diverter valves, blower packages, blenders, hoppers and control panels.

Equipment designed to process and handling requirements and can be fabricated to the ASME Codes and National Board U and UM stamped.
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