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Case Study: Unloading Azomite From a Hopper Bottom Trailer

A hauler was having trouble emptying his hopper trailer completely when emptying loads of azomite, a broad spectrum natural mineral product, at a feed mill. He often had to manually dislodge the material by banging on the hopper walls with… Learn More

Case Study: Bulk Solid Chemical Bridging and Sticking

A customer in the chemical manufacturing industry, working with a 400-liter stainless steel hopper containing a fine bulk solid powder, faced significant challenges with flow, which led to inefficient emptying of the container. Build-up that included bridging, ratholing and material sticking to… Learn More

Case Study: Automatically Conveying Tobacco for Increased Profit

A customer in the tobacco industry was having workers manually move product from one production station to the next. This was an inefficient and costly process, with substantial room for human error and inconsistency in the amount of product being moved and… Learn More

Case Study: Emptying Low Density Chicken Meal from Timpte Hopper Trailer

A Kentucky-based hauler was having trouble emptying his Timpte Hopper trailer completely due to low-density chicken meal settling in the crevices of the hopper. He often had to manually dislodge the material by banging on the hopper walls with a… Learn More

Case Study: Labor Costs Reduced By 50%

Problem A chemical supplier was experiencing high labor costs when filling containers by hand. The operator positioned 1 & 1.5-pound containers on a scale and scooped material into the containers, by hand, until the weight was reached. Solution A special… Learn More

Case Study: Eliminating Hammering to Avoid Bridging

A customer in the chemical manufacturing industry was experiencing substantial bridging and buildup of product inside its hoppers during emptying, especially when working with fine powders and substances that tended to retain slight amounts of moisture. This meant that the only way to achieve thorough emptying was to strike the sides… Learn More

Case Study: Combustion Gas Fuel in a Heat Exchanger

A power plant was experiencing decreased efficiency with a heat exchanger because the combustion gas fuel was creating ash deposits on the tubes. The ash buildup was acting as an insulator, obstructing the transfer of heat energy through the tube walls. The company installed a… Learn More

Case Study: Increasing Efficiency by Eliminating Blockages

A customer working with large amounts of wood chips was experiencing difficulty completely unloading the trucks delivering the material. Once the wagon silo was turned over the container, the wood chips passed through a sieve grate that prevented the largest pieces from… Learn More

Case Study: Separating Products for Individual Packaging

A customer that manufactures metal tweezers found that, as the items came off the production line, they were frequently interlocked with each other. In order to put them into boxes for delivery, they had to be separated into single tweezers. This step, if done manually, is time-consuming,… Learn More

Case Study: Separating Large and Small Rocks in Gravel

A customer in the construction industry was working with gravel consisting of rocks of varying sizes, which needed to be separated into groups of large and small rocks while conveying the gravel from one station in the process to the next. The customer purchased a closed… Learn More