Jun 2, 2022

Protecting Grain Bucket Elevators from Dust Explosions

Grain processors have several methods of explosion protection to choose from

A dust explosion starting in a bucket elevator can potentially travel to larger downstream volumes such as silos and upstream material handling systems. Photo: BS&B Pressure Safety Management

Apr 19, 2022

3 Ways Grain Facilities Can Benefit from NIR Technology

Go beyond price when choosing moisture measurement technology

Photo source: KETT

Apr 11, 2022

Rail Analytics for Grain and Feed Operations

TransmetriQ offers shippers of all sizes the data they need to be more efficient

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Mar 31, 2022

Prepare for Grain Harvest Energy Needs Now

Using propane means never having to depend on location to a gas line or power grid system

Photo: Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)

Jan 11, 2022

Debunking 6 Misconceptions About Tubular Drag Conveyors

Cable and disc systems gently and precisely convey feed and grain blends for a wide range of conditions and facility layouts

Nov 26, 2021

Does Your Team Need an Attitude Adjustment?

When it comes to serving customers, attitude has much more to do with providing value than either talent or skill

Sep 30, 2021

The Four Ws of Dust Hazard Analysis

The who, what, when and why of dust hazards analysis

Sep 2, 2021

Conveyor “Wet Cleaning” Ensures Feed Safety

Sanitizing wet clean flushes enclosed system to improve food safety and increase speed of product changeovers without conveyor disassembly

Aug 2, 2021

Understanding the Relationship Between Gut Health, Animal Welfare

Biorigin calls on producers to care for the gut health of their animals

Jul 27, 2021

Feed Producer Ups Uniformity with Fluidized Bed Mixing

Country Junction Feeds installs new mixer on its “wet feed" production line

In batches up to 660 lb (300 kg), the fluidized bed mixer improves batch uniformity and reduces degradation when blending liquids with fragile dry ingredients.

Jul 12, 2021

Explosion Protection for Grain Facilities

With so many options, what is the best choice for any given application?

Jun 10, 2021

Pneumatic Conveying System Eliminates Contamination Risks

System also increases throughput capacities from six to 15 tons/hour at major food manufacturer

Jun 9, 2021

Hemp Processor Improves Quality, Reduces Waste

Flexible screw conveyors improve productivity, product and dust control

Jun 6, 2021

Bulk Bag Filler Speeds Packaging at Kennedy Rice Mill

Facility fills orders as they are received rather than stockpiling polished white rice in a warehouse

A bulk bag of polished white rice is ready for shipment

May 25, 2021

Outdoor Touchscreens Enhance Automated Load-Outs

What to consider when selecting, building or upgrading a load-out or ticketing system

May 13, 2021

Clever Conveyor Solution

Double-bottom conveyor is a cost-effective and efficient way to manage a number of difficult and complex systems

May 6, 2021

Combustible Dust Incidents from Around the World

As of December 31, 2020, Dust Safety Science captured almost 1,000 incidents along with a detailed analysis of the materials, industries and equipment involved

Apr 26, 2021

How to Prevent Rust

Round Bottom Flite-Veyor® features stainless-steel construction

Apr 22, 2021

Optimize Conveyor Belting in Pet Food Processing

Wire belting for the pet food production process enhances efficiency, safety and cleanliness

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Mar 22, 2021

A Different Spin on Grain Bin Foundations

Finding efficient methods for pouring a circular concrete pad

Feb 22, 2021

What is Break-Even Analysis?

For small business owners, knowing when your business will become profitable is vital

Photo: Wave Money

Feb 18, 2021

Bringing Employees Back Safely

What companies and employees can do to remain safe during COVID-19

Feb 8, 2021

Controlling Dust Dangers in Feed & Grain Handling

Installing a dust collection system is key to capturing airborne particles generated by drying, shelling, grinding, conveying and storing feed and grain products

Feb 4, 2021

Maximize Production Efficiency

Proper moisture control increases plant efficiency

Dec 7, 2020

Protect Feed Supplement Integrity with Gentle Conveying

Tubular cable conveyors safeguard pre-blended mixes in between discs during transfer, and minimize product degradation

Cablevey Conveyors

Nov 30, 2020

Canola Plant Gets Railcar Cleaning Back on Track

Cargill Canada needed a faster cleaning system to keep up with its rapid pace of production

Nov 17, 2020

Does Your Agribusiness Qualify for the R&D Tax Credit?

Qualifying doesn’t require companies have formal R&D operations or employ scientists, engineers or others with specialized degrees

Oct 21, 2020

How to Stay in Regulatory Compliance

EMSL Analytical provides combustible dust testing services and air monitoring instruments

Sep 30, 2020

Facility Expansion Boosted by Self-Cleaning Conveyor

C&M Seeds’ primary processing and storage facility in Palmerston, ON, uses Luxme product to meet expansion needs

Sep 11, 2020

Reducing Conveyor Maintenance Time

Manufacturers have developed components and accessories designed to reduce labor, improve safety

Recently Added to Buyer's Guide

C-LEVER EVA HE Controller

  • For bulk solids, accuracy is not impacted by different material densities, irregular material flows or extreme friction
  • All connections available (Ethernet, Profibus, CANbus, etc.) as standard equipment to easily connect/coordinate with existing systems

SORTEX H SpectraVision

  • Real-time tracking of sorting performance and emergency warnings with SORTEX Monitoring System
  • Newly designed in-house full-color cameras provide best color differentiation for subtlest of color defects

Feed Ordering Hub

  • Cloud-based hub designed to increase feed ordering and scheduling automation
  • Allows feed mills to make data-driven decisions and allocate resources better

24" Scalperators

  • Provides high capacity method for removing roughage, light fines and chaff in a single pass
  • Large material scalping and air density separation in one pass

Aqua MicroFeed System

  • Enables users to produce microfeed at 40% increased capacity
  • Optimized die can withstand higher pressure caused by smaller holes due to stronger construction, larger diameter and bigger open surface, and smart die base to create equal distribution of feed toward larger die

Metris Vibe

  • Wireless vibration and temperature sensor can monitor health status of mechanical equipment regardless of original manufacturer
  • Offers increased uptime, reduced maintenance, higher production reliability and improved safety

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Marketwatch: Jun, 24

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