Options in Customizing a Trough Conveyor

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Dan Baxter
Material Handling Sales Engineer

Options in Customizing Troughed Belt Conveyors

The needs of a bulk solids handling operation can vary significantly and are often incredibly specific from one application to the next. As a result, customization has become a cornerstone of bulk material handling systems, allowing the trough conveyor to be expertly applied to any …

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The Bulk Solids Insider: Decarbonizing Aluminum, Plastics Pact Roadmap 2.0, and Zero-Emissions Cement

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bulk Solids

Updates in Mining Decarbonizing the Aluminum Industry: A New Report In partnership with environmental consulting firm ICF, The Aluminum Association has released a report detailing potential pathways to significant decarbonization in the industry. The report, entitled, Pathways to Decarbonization: A North American Roadmap, covers a …

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The Role of Drying in Agglomeration

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Dryer (Drier)

Drying plays a critical role in the agglomeration process. When used prior to agglomeration, drying prepares material feedstock for agglomerate formation, and has a direct effect on how material will perform during agglomeration. Used after agglomeration, drying cures pellets into their final, strong form. In …

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Anatomy of a Disc Pelletizer

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Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Anatomy of a Disc Pelletizer (Pelletiser)

The disc pelletizer, or pan granulator, is an ideal agglomeration solution when looking to create a uniform pellet product from dry or slightly moist materials. Producing a premium granular product, the disc pelletizer is favored among manufacturers producing everything from soil amendments to chemical products. …

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Five Ways to Increase Bucket Elevator Capacity

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Dan Baxter
Material Handling Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Increase Bucket Elevator Capacity

One of the most common issues plant managers run into with their bucket elevators is the need to increase capacity. Plants built decades ago are facing throughput limitations associated with designs they’ve outgrown, leading many plant managers wondering how they can squeeze a little more …

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The Bulk Solids Insider: Updates on Critical Minerals, Farm Bill Progress, and Converting CO2 to Common Chemicals

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bulk Solids Insider

Updates in Mining & Minerals IEA Reports on Critical Minerals Market A new report from the International Energy Agency, entitled the Global Critical Minerals Outlook 2024, illustrates that while market pressure eased in 2023, “major additional investments” are still needed in order for the world …

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Rotary Drum or Pelletizing Disc?

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum or Pelletizing (Pelletising) Disc

When it comes to building a pelletizer plant, producers are often faced with the decision of choosing between a rotary drum agglomerator and a disc pelletizer (pan granulator). Though the choice may seem overwhelming at first, there are many things to take into account that …

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Fluid Bed Dryer FAQs

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Fluid Bed Dryer FAQs

Fluid bed dryers offer a number of advantages that make them the preferred approach to drying in a wide range of settings. What follows are some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) we receive as a fluid bed dryer manufacturer.  How does a fluid …

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