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Casa Cuervo, which produces tequila, eggnog, sangria wine and margarita mix, improved efficiency, safety and quality by installing a Flexicon material-conveying system in its Guadalajara distillery.... (View Full Article)
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A pencil manufacturer's main raw material is china clay, a powder that tends to produce airborne dust. A sealed, automated handling system designed and manufactured by Flexicon transfers the clay with... (View Full Article)
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To meet increasing demand, J.O. Spice Company reorganized its production operations including adding a Flexicon bulk bag discharger. The redesigned system is both more efficient and easier to operate.... (View Full Article)
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Surging sales of powdered flavors exceeded the capacity of a plant's manual dumping and packaging equipment. The company boosted production with two bulk transfer systems manufactured by Flexicon.... (View Full Article)
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A producer of concrete blocks found that aluminum powder tends to pack, cake, smear, rat hole and even solidify. An automated weigh batching system from Flexicon improved handling and worker safety.... (View Full Article)
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A producer of dried malt streamlined their process by replacing a tote bin handling operation with an in-line conveying designed and installed by Flexicon (Europe) Ltd.... (View Full Article)
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Many plants that batch-blend bulk products could benefit from installation of an automated weigh batching system. Here are some factors to consider in selecting a system.... (View Full Article)
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A contract packager of dry lawn and garden products and specialty animal feeds added a flexible screw conveyor that feeds the blender. The conveyor paid for itself in the first year through increased... (View Full Article)
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Danisco A/S, a UK food production company, installed a Flexicon bulk bag discharging system that conserves floor space; reduces costs, waste and dust; and improves plant hygiene and worker safety.... (View Full Article)
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Remediation at the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Plant included a diatomaceous earth (DE) filtration system. DE bulk handling equipment includes bulk bag unloaders with batching controls and... (View Full Article)
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A manufacturer of PVC products found it difficult to contain titanium dioxide dust in the plant. A Flexicon system including a bag dump station with integral flexible screw conveyor solved the... (View Full Article)
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A plastics compounder increased capacity by upgrading to twin-screw compounding lines, and found bulk bag discharging and conveying equipment to fit the low ceilings of the building.... (View Full Article)
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A frozen foods producer cut manual labor and boosted process efficiencies while improving operator comfort and safety, minimizing product loss due to spillage, and cutting dust emissions with a... (View Full Article)
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Multisorb Technologies increased production of silica gel granule adsorption packets with an automated multi-line bulk solids handling system that simultaneously feeds four form/fill/seal machines.... (View Full Article)
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When replacing coal with an alternative fuel comprised of recycled waste materials, a cement producer chose flexible screw conveyors to convey and weigh pulverized fuel ash to the fuel preparation... (View Full Article)
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A chemicals producer upgraded the packaging of surfactants by adding a purpose-built room with a rotating drum and bulk bag filler that automates the process and yields greater product output and... (View Full Article)
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A fertilizer manufacturer upgraded its materials-handling process with screw-fed conveyor systems and a bulk bag unloading system that improved worker safety, gained process efficiencies and complied... (View Full Article)
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A pharmaceutical company needed to fit a bulk solids mixer, conveyor and filling machine in a confined area, leaving enough space for boxing, taping and labeling. A flexible screw conveyor fits the... (View Full Article)
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By optimizing its product flow, weigh batching, and mix handling systems, a large food producer decreased the time and labor needed to handle food mixes while containing dust.... (View Full Article)
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A large peanut processor installed bulk bag unloading systems and flexible screw conveyors to transport peanuts and peanut fines. The equipment improved efficiency, reduced manual handling and... (View Full Article)
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By blending ingredients in house, a cosmetics manufacturer saved on purchasing the blends and shipping them to the plant. The company also gained flexibility to modify formulations to satisfy customer... (View Full Article)
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Two cities solved problems caused by manual addition of powdered activated carbon to their municipal water treatment systems by installing bulk bag unloading systems from Flexicon Corp.... (View Full Article)
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An elastomer manufacturer slashed inventories of carbon black and improved plant cleanliness by replacing a large silo storage system with a bulk bag discharging system from Flexicon Corp.... (View Full Article)
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A supplier of fluoridation systems designed an automated process in which toxic sodium silicofluoride powder is contained in a sealed system including a bulk bag discharger, dust containment system... (View Full Article)
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Personal products manufacturer Fillcare Ltd. was unable to discharge a waxy, non-flowing material from bulk bags, a problem it solved by installing a Flexicon Block-Buster® bulk bag conditioner.... (View Full Article)
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A chemical company produces a soap using solid resin. A low-cost retrofit with a Flexicon bulk bag unloader enabled the company to purchase most of its resin in 1,000 kg bulk bags, reducing manual... (View Full Article)
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Flexible screw conveyor systems can be engineered to transport bulk materials that tend to pack, cake, smear, break apart or fluidize, and can prevent the separation of blended products.... (View Full Article)
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A chemical manufacturer contained hazardous airborne chemical dust by installing a sealed system from Flexicon Corporation for unloading bulk bags of chemical powder and transferring it to canisters.... (View Full Article)
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A manufacturer of high pressure flat-bed, liquid-solid filtration systems uses a Flexicon flexible screw conveyor for consistent and safe delivery of a variety of large quantities of dry chemicals.... (View Full Article)
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A food manufacturer uses a flexible screw conveyor from Flexicon Corporation for undamaged conveying of bulk materials having dissimilar particle sizes, bulk densities and flow characteristics.... (View Full Article)
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A manufacturer of household and personal care products installed three Flexicon bulk bag unloading systems to eliminate health, safety and productivity concerns associated with its previous method of... (View Full Article)
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Even in tight economic times, strategic upgrades in bulk handling components can pay off in the short term. In particular, bulk bag dischargers and flexible screw conveyors stand out as short term... (View Full Article)
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Isotopic chemical characteristics require integration of mechanical and pneumatic conveyors for batching accuracy... (View Full Article)
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To determine the most efficient method to move your material, match material flow characteristics, process parameters and space limitations to the performance windows and dimensional restrictions of... (View Full Article)
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The choice between dilute phase pneumatic conveying and flexible screw conveying is not always clear. These guidelines will help you select the optimum method for conveying your bulk solid products.... (View Full Article)