adding chocolate chips toppings evenly to food on conveyor with feeder spreader

A multi-channel vibratory feeder evenly adds toppings to edible products that are made in multiple rows. This feeder spreader, also known as a waterfall topping applicator, can accurately dose chocolate chunks, chocolate chips, toffee, almonds, dried fruits, chopped nuts and other toppings to a snack food production line.

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Adding Food Toppings Evenly to Edible Products on Conveyor with Feeder was last modified: April 8th, 2020 by Grant Rice

frac-sand-plant-and-production-facilityStack Sizer®, Dewatering Machines, and Polyweb® Urethane Screens Improve Frac Sand Production

  • Eliminated dry sizing stage typically needed to meet quality specifications
  • All products meet or exceed frac sand specifications
  • Equipment flexibility allowed rapid response to revised marketplace demand for increased 40/70 production

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Improving Frac Sand Production at a Startup Plant in Arkansas was last modified: March 31st, 2020 by Grant Rice

Electrostatic Coating System for Cheese Processing Flavoring 1Using an electrostatic coating system can greatly reduce starch powder build-up on cheese processing lines while reducing airborne powder. This will significantly reduce the amount of waste powder during the coating process.

We accurately control the amount of powder (starch) discharged onto the shredded cheese. This feeding system is designed to atomize dry spices, starches, cellulose powders, and other anti-caking agents as they are applied to the shredded cheese rotating in the food coating drum. Located at the discharge of the dosing feeder is a negatively charged electrostatic field to create an electrostatic charge in the powder. This negatively charge field is pointing toward the cheese rotating in the drum. The starch is then attracted to the positively charged cheese rotating in the drum.

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Reducing Starch Powder Build-up on Cheese Processing Lines was last modified: March 31st, 2020 by Grant Rice

8-Deck-Screening-Machine-for-High-Tonnage-Frac-Sand-ProductionDerrick SuperStack® Screening Machine for High Tonnage Frac Sand Production

Producing API in-spec frac sand from your wash plant is now easier than ever before.

The expanded capacity per screen means:

  • Reduced size of supporting structures
  • Less flow dividers
  • Less pumps are needed to operate and maintain
  • Reduced capital costs and operating costs

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8 Deck Screening Machine for High Tonnage Frac Sand Production was last modified: March 4th, 2020 by Grant Rice

Removing Oversized Waste from Dune Sand at West Texas Frac Sand PlantRemoving oversized waste from feed to the wet plant.

The sand (dune sand) deposits being mined for frac sand in the West Texas area commonly has oversize and undesirable objects contained in the feed to the wet plant. These objects can be 1/2” to 3/4” sized caliche or other small aggregate, as well as organic material like roots, leaves, and sticks. The objects are problematic for wash plants and cause contamination issues for the final frac sand products.

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Removing Oversized Waste from Dune Sand at West Texas Frac Sand Plant was last modified: March 3rd, 2020 by Grant Rice

close up of 32 mesh 650 microns polyurethane screen panels frac sand plantDerrick® 32 and 44 Mesh Polyurethane Screen Surfaces Increase Production, Reduced Downtime at Frac Sand Plant


  • Increased production by an additional 800 tons every 7 days
  • Reduced machine downtime by more than 90%
  • Screen life dramatically increased compared with wire screens

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Increased Production, Reduced Downtime at Frac Sand Plant was last modified: March 3rd, 2020 by Grant Rice
Peanut Coating Machine Uses Electrostatics to Add Seasoning

Apply seasoning, spices, sugar and other coatings to peanuts and snack products using electrostatic technology for up to 45% seasoning reduction.  It has been used with peanuts, cashews, macadamia nuts and many other types of fragile snack products like chips, pretzels, pastas, rice, cheese and more.

This type of spice application system can be installed on new or existing machines and systems.

Complete systems are also available for testing purposes to use on-site before final purchase.  Contact us for more information about setting a test system at your production facility.

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Peanut Coating Machine Uses Electrostatics for up to 45% Seasoning Reduction was last modified: February 6th, 2020 by Grant Rice

New 32 mesh 650 microns polyurethane screens for frac sand plantDerrick® polyurethane surfaces replaced existing wire screens resulting in increased production and reduced downtime at a frac sand plant.


  • Eliminated lost production due to frequent screen replacement
  • Minimized silica dust exposure to employees
  • Reduced machine downtime by more than 90%

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Replacing Wire Mesh Screens with Polyurethane Screens at Frac Sand Plant was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by Grant Rice

deer corn bagging systemThe Grain and Corn Bagging System combines product storage, filling and bag closing into one system.  Efficiently fill and close 30-50 lb paper and poly-woven open mouth style bags.

The system has been engineered for bagging whole corn (deer corn), feed, seed and other grains.  The manual or mechanical bagging option includes automatic weighing.  The system is upgradeable to a higher packaging speed with the addition of a high-speed bag sewing system to quickly close the bags.

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Bagging Deer Corn and Other Grains into 30 lb to 50 lb Bags was last modified: August 23rd, 2019 by Grant Rice

Foundry Dust Conditioning MixerFoundries have extensive dust collection systems throughout their plants. Most of the collected dust is disposed of at a landfill. Prior to leaving the foundry, the dust is sometimes required to be conditioned to a dustless mixture before a landfill will accept it. This can be accomplished using a large paddle mixer, Turbin mixer, or planetary style mixer.

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Foundry Dust Conditioning Mixer was last modified: July 25th, 2019 by Grant Rice