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Belt, Screw or Chain: How to Choose the Right Conveyor Technology

Conveyors in Continuous Production

Belt, Screw or Chain: How to Choose the Right Conveyor Technology

05/24/2018 - The 6 key considerations for selecting the right conveyor — Selecting a conveyor for a batch or continuous processing application is not always as straightforward as you might think. In fact, it almost never is. Moving material consistently can be a challenging endeavor for process engineers and procurement personnel. read...

Similar Materials,Easily Broken: An Unusual Conveyor Solution

Tubular Drag Cable Conveyor

Similar Materials,Easily Broken: An Unusual Conveyor Solution

05/24/2018 - Tubular drag cable conveyors are somewhat unconventional alternative to steel belts – not speedy or particularly high-volume. However, this extremely flexible conveyor system has the big advantage that it doesn't cause much breakage, even if very friable materials are conveyed. In addition, this type of conveyor can feed and pick up materials from virtually any place within a facility. read...

How to Improve Resource Efficiency in Petrochemistry

Resource Efficiency

How to Improve Resource Efficiency in Petrochemistry

05/24/2018 - More from less — that was the slogan of the More project, whose goal was the definition of real-time indicators for more resource efficiency in the process. But how to monitor the complex production processes of a cracker? The two consortium participants Ineos and S-Pact developed a ready-to-use feed stream analyser based on Raman Spectroscopy. A real success story paid off in cash. read...

The True Cost of Conveyors

Chain Conveyors/Maintenance

The True Cost of Conveyors

05/23/2018 - Chain conveyors are an essential part of many bulk handling applications — Yet, due to their set–up, maintenance tends to become labor and cost intensive. Now, a new flight assembly design could help to make replacements both easier and faster — Bringing cost reductions while increasing plant efficiency. read...

Conveyor Belts: Save Energy by Minimising Belt Rolling Resistance

Overland Pipe Conveyor

Conveyor Belts: Save Energy by Minimising Belt Rolling Resistance

05/23/2018 - For long overland pipe conveyors the costs from increased power consumption are significant. The low rolling resistance trough belt is well studied in theory, tested in lab, and proven in applications. This article describes a methodology that analyses the low rolling resistance pipe belts and introduces recent applications on overland pipe conveyors. read...

Replacing the Conveyor Belt of a Long Distance Pipe Conveyor at the Skyline Mine

Pipe Conveyor Technology

Replacing the Conveyor Belt of a Long Distance Pipe Conveyor at the Skyline Mine

05/23/2018 - When the Arch Western Coal Skyline Mine decided to replace the old belt of its long distance BC-8 pipe conveyor, a new belt had to be designed to be suitable to the existing routing. In addition, a special installation procedure had to be developed to minimise downtime during the belt installation and commissioning. read...

Conveyors: How to Find an Optimum Gear Unit for Steel Belt Systems

Conveyor Steel Belts

Conveyors: How to Find an Optimum Gear Unit for Steel Belt Systems

05/23/2018 - Do the right thing: In the mining industry, drive technology has a decisive influence on conveyor performance and system availability in continuous processes. Three-phase asynchronous motors plus gear units have proved a robust, quick-to-install, low-maintenance variant here. read...

Microreactors Make it Big: Can Micro- or Milli-Reactors be Used in Multi-Ton Production Plants?

Microreactors & Process Intensification

Microreactors Make it Big: Can Micro- or Milli-Reactors be Used in Multi-Ton Production Plants?

05/23/2018 - My, how you've grown! Micro- and millireactors bring process intensification in specialty chemistry and pharmacy — One of the current challenges facing the process industry is a change in product portfolio away from commodities to customer-specific specialties. The paradigm shift in process technology production from the batch principle to the continuous flow process based on micro- and millireactors offers great advantages in many cases and is now showing initial success on an industrial scale. read...

Explosion Protection in Asia: Safety Can be a Matter of Mindset

Explosion Protection

Explosion Protection in Asia: Safety Can be a Matter of Mindset

05/23/2018 - Sensitizing the Asian market in safety matters — Better safe than sorry: Asia is the undisputed powerhouse of the global process industries. Its products and newly constructed world-scale chemical parks are more than a match for the international competition. But what about the safety issues? In fact, most companies’ need for services and maintenance works are growing at a stretch and are thus in need of a little help — and encouragement — in that very field, as experts say... read...

Imas New Concept for Continuous Manufacturing

Continuous manufacturing

Imas New Concept for Continuous Manufacturing

05/18/2018 - Continuous manufacturing is nowadays one of the main drivers of innovation in the pharmaceutical industry. Strongly encouraged by the regulatory authorities for drug production, continuous manufacturing can ensure flexible and efficient production, while improving the pharmaceutical products in terms of potency, effectiveness and safety. read...