Sanitary bag-dump station
A new sanitary bag-dump station for pneumatic conveying systems collects dust created during manual dumping of bulk materials.
A new sanitary bag-dump station for pneumatic conveying systems collects dust created during manual dumping of bulk materials. A high-velocity vacuum fan draws airborne dust onto two cartridge filters, and automatic reverse-pulse filter cleaning facilitates continuous operation. A stainless rotary airlock valve at the hopper discharge is equipped with integral support rails that allow the rotor assembly to separate from the valve body for sanitizing and fast, secure closure without tools. The all-stainless unit is also offered with an integral flexible screw conveyor, or with a universal hopper discharge flange for connection to downstream process equipment.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey