An Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) System is used to prepare a homogeneous dry blend of base polymers and additives before the extrusion phase in a plastic compounding process. Plastic compounding and toll processing companies first use an IBC system to create a lab formulation or test to confirm final product characteristics before creating a masterbatch. Once a final product has been confirmed, the same IBC system is used to create a larger batch or production run.
IBC is easily transported by forklift to other discharge stations
Use an automated bagging system to fill boxes and baler bags with small pre-packaged, form fill and seal (FFS) bags or pouches containing products such as grains, sugar, flour, salt, powders, and more. This type of automation can enhance your end of line packaging and provide a more convenient way to ship and handle smaller bags together as a stackable unit.
Curved vibrating conveyors can be used to meter, sort, or align bulk material in a processing system. The material exiting the conveyor will be in a single or double line for the next stage in the process.
In the picture shown below, the conveyor lines up 18 inch by 12 inch, 35 pound metal plates into a single file line to convey under a camera for inspection.
This type of vibrating conveyor has a large pan and trough. It is used to convey heavy, abrasive, and very hot materials through bulk processing systems.
Vibrating Conveyor - large pan & trough design
They are also used to convey bulk solids for a wide array of applications including aggregates, minerals, rebar, sand, coal, ash, ore, castings, molds, pharmaceuticals, and food products. Standard sizing options are available, as well as custom-engineered products tailored to fit specific customer requirements.
A US lime producer needed to replace 2 brute force vibratory screens at their limestone quarry due to constant failure of the drive bearings, lost production time, and maintenance costs. After discussions with plant engineering, a single unit with a natural frequency drive screen was selected to process crushed limestone at a rate of 650 tons per hour.
This pneumatic conveying system was installed at a paint production facility and was used to convey titanium dioxide over a distance of 400 feet to material receiving hoppers. It was also designed to pneumatically convey calcined clay, calcium carbonate, mica, amortized silica, and feldspar.
This baghouse, or dust collector, was installed at an asphalt plant. It increased production capacity by 33%.
The asphalt producer had an undersized system and could not produce at the capacity needed in a reasonable time. Trucks waited up to 2-1/2 hours for each new batch of asphalt. The problem was particularly urgent since the business had grown substantially.
These industrial pumps transfer cement at high rates over long distances. They were a part of a project designed to replace the energy and maintenance of existing heavy screw pumps at a cement plant. The objective was to reduce operating cost of pumping cement and the maintenance that comes along with it.
A screening machine with two decks was built for a manufacturer of high density colorants used for plastic injection molding. They required the screen to remove longs and fines from the product flow that consisted of pellets. A second concern was to ensure that no ferrous particles like metal nuts, washers, bolts, or other foreign items got into the finished product. These types of tramp material could damage the expensive plastic injection molding machines.
Integrated dewatering system with double roll crusher
This continuous and automatic dewatering system turns wet petroleum coke slurry and sludge into dry solids that can be stacked or conveyed easily. The system requires little or no maintenance and is not affected by the amount of water in the solids. It can be stationary or mounted on tracks and rails.
This type of dewatering system fits most coking applications. It can also be used for other types of bulk solids that require industrial scale drying before loading onto rail cars, trucks, barges, or ground storage. It uses the principle of two-mass, natural frequency, sub-resonant magnification. This means that a small exciting force acts upon a coil spring amplification system to alternately store and release energy and move material in a shuffling motion.