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Materials conveying, loading and storage.

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 the full line of powder-conveying and blending equipment from Colortronics Inc.

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 powders and liquids. Company builds some 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.

ARCA SYSTEMS

Specializes in industry standard reusable plastic containers for all phases of materials handling--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.

AUTOLOAD UNIVERSAL DYNAMICS, INC.

Supplies venturi-style, minimum-inventory, glass-tube loaders as well as larger self-contained loaders with electric motors.

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 head's 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.

AUTOMATIC INDUSTRIAL MACHINES, INC.

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.

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 Supe 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.

BARRON INC.

Vertical storage hopper (VSH) for regrind from 1 to 15 [lb/ft.sup.3] 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 material 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.

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 standards 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.

BMH CHRONOS RICHARDSON, INC.

Engineered products and systems for high-accuracy, high-throughput metering, conveying, feeding, packaging, and control of carbon blacks, oxides and other difficult-to-handle powders. Low-pressure, medium-density, fluidizing pneumatic conveying system transports from bulk unloading, sacks (emptied by automatic sack splitter Model J11), or from bulk storage. Remote adjustable DCV transmitter maximizes conveying rates on the widest range of blacks with minimal fines generation for optimum dispersion in the mixer. Air-slide feeder with fluidized bed and precise dosing valve provides accurate batch/transfer with low fines.

For prepackaging minor additives in low-melting poly bags (suitable for direct addition to mixers), small powder system has batch control of 16 bins with auto-bag form/fill/seal.

Total plant process control from bulk intake through weighing, mixing, and downstream routing control to finished product storage is provided by CR3000 computerized system with color graphics.

BROCK MANUFACTURING, CTB, INC.

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

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

Loadstar I and II single and ratio hopper loaders have 2 1/4-hp motor and audible alarm when material-flow problems occur. Smaller JIT loarders 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 B1L 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.

Magnetic separation equipment includes grinder plate magnets, hopper magnets, and seperation equipment for recycling, such as magnetic separation pulleys and cross-belt separators. Line of drawer magnets protects against ferrous metal damaging equipment.

CANAM MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS UNC.

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/recievers, 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 2 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 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/realible 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 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

Self-contained loaders with lid-mounted vacuum motors include DustBeater, which is available in two sizes, in carbon or stainless steel and as either hopper loading or direct-feed units with glass viewing chambers. Many of the loaders are available with maintenance-free brushless motors. Direct-feed loaders mount directly on machine throat to provide a preset material inventory, which allows fast materials changes. MLC6 loader controls with digital readouts provide accuracy and repeatability.

Economical tube loaders feature exclusive body design that eliminates material flow problems like funneling, bridging and hangups. TLM tube loader incorporates a two-stage 3/8-hp vacuum motor to convey resins up to 100 lb/hr over distances 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. Loaders can be used for loading into dryer, blender or machine hoppers, or a direct-feed version with material-view chamber may be mounted directly to machine throats, feeders and drawer magnets.

Compressed air is also used to power CAML-EVB and CAML-EVG evacuators designed for filling barrels or gaylords from a variety of sources including granulator catch bins.

Larger-capacity conveyors include 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 fillings rows of machines. Customizing options include positive discharge of materials, ratio loading of regrinds, or as direct-feed loaders for JIT loading in larger quantities over longer conveying distances. K-Loader small central-vacuum receivers are available with 8- or 33-oz viewing chambers. Filterless receivers prevent excessive carryover of fines and dust into the central dust collector without a filter and with a minimum of maintenance.

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.

Central vacuum system controls include the Selectronic 6 with distributed control that provides digital accuracy and repeatability right at the loading station. The B32 system provides economical central loading control for a small plant or for a standalone work cell within a plant. An off-the-shelf PLC provides the control logic in systems controlling eight loaders and two pumps, 16 loaders and eight pumps, or 32 loaders and eight pumps.

PLC-based SLC48 touchscreen Sentral loader control allows users to program, monitor and change parameters for up to 48 loaders within up to eight simultaneously operating vacuum systems, all from a single touchscreen control station. DLC48 provides the same flexibility but in a distributed I/O configuration, employing flat media and Allen Bradley's ArmorBlock distributed I/O modules.

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. Systems includes integrated, peripheral vacuum pump of 3-, 4- or 6-hp, dust collector, and control console for up to two 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 sells 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 continuos, low-cost separation and can be installed inside closed chutes, at outlets of chutes and hoppers, or where materials discharge from feeders and conveyors.

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

Hopper separator has magnetic 1-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.

Box dumpers, gaylord tilters, transfer hoppers, auger conveyor systems, bulk-storage silos, and surge bins. Specializes in batch mixers for plastic pellet, powder and regrind materials.

ECONOLOAD USA

Sub. of ACS Group supplies low-cost line of stainless-steel vacuum receivers.

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 allow 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.

Materials-handling systems for powdered and bulk plastics products include complete systems from storage to process, as well as reclaiming systems.

Flexible screw conveyor does not utilize air, filters, or cyclone separators. Screw is the only moving internal part and can convey materials in any direction. Suitable for resins and other materials containing dust or powder.

Model 1450 Bev-Con spiral conveyor transports difficult-to-convey resins, pigments, and additives such as titanium dioxide, carbon black, and calcium carbonate, as well as solids containing moisture, oil, or other materials that could cause caking under pressure or frictional heat. Max. throughput is 1800 cu ft/hr. Optional speed controller can reduce throughput to 2 cu ft/hr.

Bulk-bag unloading stations for automated discharging of bulk bags into any type of conveyor, feed system or downstream equipment.

Automated weigh-batching systems for weighing bulk materials prior to blending or feeding in or to downstream equipment.

FOREMOST MACHINE BUILDERS, INC.

Designs, constructs and integrates materials-handling systems of all sizes from single conveyor systems to complete plant and recycling facilities.

Full line of loaders includes self-contained, central distribution and bulk-loading components, packages and turnkey systems. Conveying rates for pellets, powders, granules and flakes range from 50 to 50,000 lb/hr.

Pneumatic conveying receivers from 0.2 to 8 cu ft capacity offer single or proportional material inlets. Filterless, blowback or pulsejet filtration with filter media down to one micron. Control by timer, endpoint level, or weight setpoint. Systems offer low maintenance, rugged construction, and accurate PLC or microprocessor controls.

Central vacuum systems available from 5 to 100 hp and up to 27 stations. Easy-to-clean central filter eliminates the need for blowblack, and a sightglass on the filter assembly alerts the need for cleaning filter.

Material loading cycle begins with a positive displacement pump that creates a vacuum on the vacuum chamber closing the flapper valve. Material is drawn through a suction lance or from a vacuum take-away box via tubing or flex hose to the vacuum chamber. Vacuum chamber can be loaded by a timing cycle, which is easily adjusted at the control panel, or by an end point-control sensor mounted to the vacuum chamber. When loaded the vacuum breaks the flapper valve opens, and the material drops into the process hopper.

Self-contained portable vacuum units, which are suitable for moderate hopper or bin-loading tasks, offer fractional hp brush-type motors. Units feature nylon filter and compressed air for easy filter cleaning. Loading cycle timer is adjustable for variations in materials and conveying distances and is located inside the panel to minimize accidental readjustment.

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 sub-micron 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, diverter 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 ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

Counting and weighing equipment includes counting and weighing scales, electronic digital counting and weighing indicators, stainless-steel over/under check-weighers, 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.

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.

With its granulating systems, company offers several levels of metal detection and separating equipment, which includes infeed conveyor belt mounted systems that can detect ferrous and nonferrous metals and their separation. On the post-granulator side, other systems available to detect and remove ferrous and nonferrous materials from the regrind as it is conveyed via a suction unit to ensure free regrind.

Also pneumatic conveying systems for the transfer of regrind to designated locations. Equipment available in a number of size and capacity ranges and includes blowers, piping, cyclones, dust separators, and exhaust air filtration.

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.

Produces the Smart Elbow for pneumatic conveying lines, which is said to reduce wear and generation of fines, streamers and dust.

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 ft 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 Mini-Vac 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.

S. HOWES INC.

Split Tube inclinable conveyor offers a rigid tubular body that is split and hinged so that when opened the complete auger is exposed for cleaning and inspection. Design of the trough allows for accessibility of a "U" trough for cleaning and the efficiency of a tubular conveyor. Conveyor covers can be opened without tools, keeping cleaning and inspection to a minimum. The Split Tube Conveyor is also offered in sanitary construction with highly polished finish.

The portable inclinable conveyor angle is adjusted by a hydraulic jack from 45[degrees] to 60[degrees]. The auger is fixed on a rigid tube and the machine can be supplied in mild or stainless steel. Various drive packages available for customization.

HP PRODUCT TUBULAR PRODUCT 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 storage drums in plastic (2, 5, 30, and 55 gal) and stainless steel (30 and 55 gal). For large-capacity storage, portable hoppers are stackable up to three high. Floor-level gaylord tipsters are air-powered and tilt automatically as pellets are removed. Manuel tippers stocked. Hydraulic dumpers simplify gaylord unloading.

INDUSTRIAL MAGNETIC 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 SYSTEM, 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 L.P.

Supplies modular tubing systems for bulk materials handling.

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 AMERICA

Hurricane integral hopper loaders, which are closed-loop filterless, multistage, high efficiency cyclones, have no filters and require no compressed air. Closed-loop air system eliminates dust in work environment and ensures conveying of dried hygroscopic materials with dry air.

Standard equipment includes remote programmable controller with security to inhibit tampering, stainless-steel adjustable pick-up tube, heavy-duty grounded vinyl hose, low-level hopper alarm, remote shutoff to prevent loading while pickup tube is out of material, high-temperature shutoff valve, stainless-steel hose clamps, and rugged construction of 0.100-in. spun aluminum.

Hurricane central systems and railcar unloaders to 60,000 lb/hr have programmable, solid-state controls and modem for phone troubleshooting and reprogramming. No filters, no compressed air, open- or closed-loop. Available in aluminum, steel, or stainless with all of the same features, benefits and options as on the integrals.

Supplies "smart" and "smarter" systems for monitoring and controlling an entire pneumatic conveying system. A smart system has an Allen-Bradley communications cable to control a conveying system including 19 pickup points and 47 destination points. Status of every piece of equipment in the plant can be monitored by model from offsite locations.

The "Smarter" system builds upon the "smart" system. Batch weights are connected to the PLC providing remote inventory control of all material movement in the plant. Monitoring is done on an office display controller and again by remote modem. User can oversee material selected, how much was put in and at what time it was put in. System can totalize and even calculate silo consumption. Using a modem information can be monitored from any remote location.

KURIYAMA OF AMERICA, INC.

Supplies a variety of hoses and couplings for materials-handling systems.

LABOTEK INC.

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 and 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 present ratio.

Centrally controlled automatic materials-handling scanning system has basic solid-state, 24-v control for eight or 16 feeder bowls and can be extended in multiples. High-quality cast-aluminum feeder bowls come in four sizes.

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./EMB

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 SALES & MARKETING INC.

Supplies pneumatic conveying equipment including tubing, elbows, clamps, couplings, cyclones, screw conveyors, slide gates, diverter valves and tote unloaders.

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. Turkey 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. MAC FLO-TRONICS DIV.

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, paralel-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 filter-less 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.

Designs and builds custom materials-handling equipment, as well as fully integrated systems.

MATSUI AMERICA, INC.

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.

M-D PNEUMATICS DIV. OF TUTHILL CORP.

Line of rotary lobe, positive-displacement blowers for pressure and vacuum conveying. Capacities from 20 to 9000 cfm and pressure to 18 psig single stage/40 psig two stage and to 18 in. Hg single stage. Options available to allow blowers to operate in high-temperature or high-performance regimes with lube systems and oil-cooling systems for continuous service. Standard and custom packages available, including options to minimize noise levels.

MEISEI AMERICA

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

MHT AMERICA, INC.

Supplies custom-engineered bulk materials-handling systems.

MILACRON, INC. PLASTICS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP

Microprocessor-based, programmable vacuum-loading systems for up to 24 stations and three pumps in any configuration. Sizes range from 3 to 25 hp, consisting of positive-displacement pumps, V-belt drive motors, motor starters, muffler, and pump-protective devices. Large-capacity, pleated fiber filters protect vacuum pump. Optional sound enclosures allow quiet operation at 80 dbA.

MILLTRONICS

Noncontacting ultrasonic level measurement systems for solids and liquids to 200 ft; process sensors for process and machinery monitoring; dry solids flowmeters for inline weighing of free-flowing, dry bulk materials conveyed in pipes and chutes; conveyor belt scales for weighing material on converyors; and motion sensors for monitoring and protecting rotating and reciprocating equipment.

Ultrasonic transducer design combined with patented echo processing techniques permits reliable level measurement of plastic powders and pellets where dust and high angles of repose are present. Units available for 1 to 60 vessels with a single set of electronics. The Probe offers noncontacting liquid level measurement in one vessel at ranges to 26 ft and is available with Hart communications protocol. Dolphin communications software allows automatic parameter setup and downloading for ultrasonic level measurement instruments.

New SmartLinx allows direct connection to Allen-Bradley RIO ("blue hose") or Profibus-DP, providing access to all data from the instrument, including process measurements and device status. SmartLinx also allows the control system to change device operating parameters and eliminates the need for secondary "private" buses and gateways.

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, and plastic drums includes drum handtrucks, dollies, cradles, and bung wrenches. Hoist attachments for moving upright drums and 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 5 ft and over. Power options with a choice of air, battery, or a-c motors.

MOTAN, INC.

Motan conveying line feature filterless vacuum receivers in various sizes. MetroVac and MetroVac/SB receivers available in machine- or hopper-mount design. The receiver cover with vacuum and material ports can be rotated 360[degrees] for convenient installation. MetroVac sight glass body provides flexibility in the amount of material allowed at the machine by means of adjustable proximity switch. Filterless vacuum receivers do not require a blowback or vacuum-break sequence, virtually eliminating cleaning, fines and contamination.

PLC-based Metro conveying controls and manifold material distribution systems can provide total flexibility for an operation to pull any material to any destination. Touchscreen controllers allow material select sourcing, which is the ability to pen only one source valve for a single destination. Controllers available with up to six conveying systems and 70 vacuum receivers on one panel.

Regenerative-style vacuum blowers offer low maintenance options over traditional positive-displacement vacuum pumps.

Single-unit Metro HL hopper loader and ML machine loader operate with a single-phase motor and are available with proportioning. Brushed stainless steel Metro VL loaders operate with compressed air and include options for regrind loading, material level alarms and remote filter.

Also hoppers, bins, tanks, semi-bulk containers, and silos available for any system design.

MOULD-TEK INDUSTRIES, INC.

Mould-Tek T-Link multistation central conveying system provides both weigh loader and nonweigh loader configurations. 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 by RS485 twisted pair wiring. T-Link control provides monitoring of actual materials consumption, inventory per loader, control fill by weight, and time or volume sensor. T-Link can also be coupled with company's T-Link can also be coupled with company's T-Com2 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.

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.

NOVATEC, INC.

Automatic conveying systems centrally controlled by microprocessors, PLC controls or Windows-based PLC controls. Microprocessor controls available in 6- or 16-station configurations capable of compressed air blow back or, on the 16-station model, line purge capability for up to 15 material sources as a standard option. PLC controls available with several selections including GE, A-B, Siemens or Modicon in 8-, 16-, 24- and 32-station configurations. Optional line purse for up to 15 sources also available. All PLC models can control up to three pumps. All microprocessor and PLC controllers include full graphic panels, alpha-numeric display, and no-load alarm. Custom Windows-based controls come in any required configuration.

Vacuum-power units, from 1.5 hp (regenerative type) and 3- through 40-hp positive-displacement vacuum type. Pump-idle feature reduces noise levels and wear/tear on the unit. Two-stage filters are standard on all positive-displacement power units. High-efficiency cyclone pre-filters available in floor-mount or wall-mount styles with one-cu ft collection canisters, or drum dump on elevated stands available as standard options.

All vacuum chambers built of stainless steel with inlet deflector/check valves. Stainless-steel pellet screen or mesh-type filters are standard. Chambers available in 1/8- to 5-cu ft capacities. JIT glass tube chambers available in 1/8-, 1/3- 1/2- and 1-cu ft capacities with optional dump valve flapper in the glass. Photo-eye sensors standard on all JIT chambers.

External purge valves available in 1.5-, 2-, 2.5-, 3- and 4-in OD line sizes and are stainless steel.

Railcar unloading systems in a variety of configurations up to 100 hp, conventional vacuum or vacuum/pressure.

Complete line of vacuum loaders with PLC controls capable of proportioning or line purge. Hopper loaders and JIT loaders available in 1/8- 1/3- and 1-cu ft capacities with conveying rates from 50 to 1200 lb/hr. Proportioning is a standard option utilizing an internal or external proportioning device.

Welded and bolted outdoor storage silos available in carbon steel, stainless steel or aluminum.

Surge bins and storage hoppers in a variety of configurations available for any resin type.

NUCON WITTMAN INC.

PDV series vacuum pumps for central vacuum loading range from 5 to 15 hp.

Central filters include types with one filter bag and pulsed-air cleaning or with three cartridge-type filters and compressed-air cleaning.

Vacuum receivers include self-contained hopper loaders for single- or dual-material loading from 300 to 800 lb/hr; central vacuum receivers in sizes for small machines to 3 cu ft capacity; powder receivers for up to 4000 lb/hr; and JIT receivers for injection molding machines. The latter have no motor or hopper and eliminate material inventory at the machine--useful with dried materials.

Pneumatically operated tilt tables help completely empty bins and boxes and also increase flow of difficult materials.

Surge hoppers are provided in standard sizes from 500 to 10,000 lb.

Custom-made silos from 40,000 to 220,000 lb capacity are made of all-welded mild steel with a prime coating.

Custom control panels offered for central plant material distribution, railcar unloading, and weigh loading, batching, and blending.

Railcar unloaders are custom built to handle over 10,000 lb/hr.

OHAUS CORP.

Electronic weigh scales for materials handling, formulation, and data collection. Included are bench scales and precision top-loading 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 3/8-in.-mesh granulate, powder, slurry, or liquid quickly and economically. Typical applications include silo loading and unloading, in-plant transfer, 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 systems include 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 be custom designed. Two systems mount on cyclone for filtering regrind: manual vertical-sleeve collector (VSC) system and automatic, self-cleaning rotary drum filter system.

OUTOKUMPU TECHNOLOGY CARPCO 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 1b/hr. Features include low maintenance; a fan, which is the only moving part; easy cleanout; 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.

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 on-site 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 pivot, 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).

REGENCY SALES, INC.

Dry-air resin conveying for industrial and medical applications. Features "co-ax" piping for clean plant layout. Complete design and manufacture.

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 ooto 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 system 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 METAL DETECTION

Metal detectors with newly designed detector coil systems for enhanced sensitivity detect all types of metal (nonferrous, ferrous and stainless steel) in a wrong stream of resin pellets or powder. Highspeed reject valve diverts contaminations 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. Performances 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 valves and multiport valve assemblies.

SALTER WEIGHING PRODUCTS

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.

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 and flexible screw 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 noncontaminations of products.

STERLCO DIC./STERLING, INC.

New materials-handling line includes vacuum receivers, vacuum pumps, hopper loaders, powder loaders, proportioning valves and rotary valves.

STERLING SYSTEMS DIV. OF STERLING BLOWER CO.

Air-handling systems handle regrind, pellets, bottles, tabs and tails, finished parts, vacuum-form skeletons, and continous edge trim.

STORCH RPODUCTS CO. INC.

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

T&T TECHNOLOGY

Iron-Sep high-energy rarae earth magnets are neodymiun grade N-45 magnets that are embedded and sealed in 1-in. stainless-steel cartridges mounted in stainless-steel drawer housings. Housing 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 machanism and material exit ports. Capacities from 300 to 3000 1b/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. Operators uses no water, vibration or moving parts. While the contaminated materials 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 construciton, 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. Stand-alone 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 system 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 grabvity 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 6, 9, 12, 14, 16, 20, 22 and 24 in. with various straight-wall heights. Hopper 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.

UNIVERSAL DYNAMICS INC A CO. OF MANN+HUMMEL GROUP

Vacuum and pressure pneumatic conveying systems. On-the-press, self-contained vacuum loaders and central conveying system 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 will convey up to 1200 lb/hr at distances approaching 60 ft. Central in-plant conveying systems can run up to 20,000 lb/hr at distances up to 500 ft.

Maxi-Vac vacuum-loading system is a regenerative pump unit driven by 230/460-v three-phase motor in 1.5 or 3 hp. Designed for central or modular plant layout, unit uses minimum floor space, while delivering maximum material conveying. Capable of single- or multiple-station loading, Maxi-Vac is suitable for "up-and-in" applications.

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

Wide range of modular vacuum receivers allows flexibility in handling material from small injection molding machines to high-throughput extrusion lines. Railcar unloaders with single- or double-blower vacuum/pressure systems accomodate conveying distances exceeding 1000 ft.

Echo control system features a truly distributive control. It supplies a discreet control at each device location (pump, vacuum chamber, blender, etc.). These discreet controls, though independent, are in constant communication with each other via a power network link. By operating in a system failsafe manner, Echo system maintains its integrity in the event of a circuit failure. Simple low-voltage, two-wire power communications and cable is the only requirement to link devices, greatly reducing the cost of electrical installation and hardware. Modular and flexible, additional devices can be added or relocated as the need for manufacturing expansion increases. Because of the modular design, a central annunciator is supplied for total system overview.

Quick-material-change systems facilitate rapid product changeover. Material or color changes can be accomplished in minutes. Broad range of configurations available from local beside-the-press systems to central systems. Material changeover operation can be manual or fully automatic, using a specially designed QMC valve. Una-Dyn microprocessor controllers can control an entire system, directing the conveyance of materials multiple sources from multiple sources to multiple destinations.

Company's Integrated Systems Group 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

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.

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 electro-magnetic 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 1/2- 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 micro-processor-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, fine, 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, screw conveyors, and more. Provides concept engineering, computer simulation, training, maintenance monitoring, and turnkey commisioning.

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.

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 can be fabricated to ASME Codes and National Board U and UM stamped.
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