Materials handling & logistics > Bulk material technology

Moving bulk solids: comparing pneumatic and mechanical conveying

03 October, 2019 by David Boger, Allen Powell and Paul Sattler*

The choice between dilute phase pneumatic conveying, tubular cable conveying and flexible screw conveying is not always clear.


Alfa Laval LeviMag mixer

25 July, 2019

The Alfa Laval LeviMag mixer delivers low-shear mixing, gentle product treatment and easy cleanability.


Flexicon ultraheavy-duty bulk bag filler

21 June, 2019

The latest ultraheavy-duty bulk bag filling system from Flexicon receives abrasives, high-density solids and other difficult-to-handle bulk materials from upstream processes.


Digital application to optimise dry bulk material handling

18 April, 2019

ABB's stockyard management system enables fully integrated collaborative operation to optimise bulk material handling terminals and stockyards.


Flexicon TIP-TITE drum tipper

18 March, 2019

Flexicon has introduced the TIP-TITE drum tipper that is designed for use with poorly flowing or agglomerated materials.


Flexicon TIP-TITE drum tipper with screw conveyor

01 August, 2018

The TIP-TITE drum tipper with integral flexible screw conveyor allows volumetric feeding of bulk material from drums into downstream processes free of dust.


Flexicon low-profile screw conveyor

27 June, 2018

Flexicon has released a low-profile flexible screw conveyor with an integral bin and castor-mounted frame that can roll below mezzanines and other low-headroom areas.


Flexicon TWIN-CENTREPOST bulk bag filler

20 April, 2018

Flexicon's TWIN-CENTREPOST bulk bag filler with explosion-proof controls has reduced height posts for low-headroom applications.


HammerTek pneumatic deflection elbows now available in Australia

13 February, 2018

HammerTek Corporation is now marketing its line of Smart Elbow deflection elbows in Australia through Flexicon Corporation (Australia) Pty Ltd.


Flexicon BULK-OUT low-profile IBC discharger

18 September, 2017

Flexicon's BULK-OUT low-profile discharger positions intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) weighing up to 1450 kg in the frame using an electric hoist and trolley, discharges bulk solid materials into a surge hopper and conveys the material to a downstream process dust-free.


Automation: the positive future for mining

15 September, 2017 by Clive Gray, General Manager Director, Australian Diversified Engineering

Automation is the latest trend in mining with the 'cruise control' setting for many processes now increasingly becoming popular. Many experts say automation is here to stay but as technology continues to evolve, what does this change actually mean to the future of Australian mining?


Overcoming the complexities of tank scheduling

11 September, 2017

To effectively schedule volumes, process manufacturers need systems designed for the unique needs of their industry. However, many systems are not equipped to manage the challenges of volume scheduling.


Innovative crusher drives increased productivity at Brazilian quarry

01 August, 2017

A quarry has acheived increased productivity as well as increased uptime and 30% higher crusher wear liner life using the Metso cone crusher.


Flexicon BEV-CON mobile flexible screw conveyor with round vibratory screener

20 July, 2017

The BEV-CON mobile flexible screw conveyor with round vibratory screener removes oversize particles and reduces soft agglomerates before conveying.


Metso to expand crusher wear parts manufacturing in Africa

30 June, 2017

Metso has announced it is increasing its manufacturing capacity for large crusher wear parts castings used in minerals processing by investing in a second melting furnace at the Isithebe foundry in South Africa.


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