• OSHA Fines Paper Plant for Combustible Dust Hazards
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited von Drehle Corp. for a number of workplace safety hazards at the firm’s Natchez, MS paper products manufacturing plant, the agency announced in a release Wednesday. 
  • Grain Dust Explosions Increased in U.S. During 2018
    A new report released this week by Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering shows that the number of grain dust explosions in the U.S. rose during 2018, while injuries and fatalities linked to grain dust explosions declined. 12 grain dust explosions occurred in 2018, climbing from seven incidents documented by the researchers in […]
  • PPG to Upgrade Coatings Services Site in South Carolina
    Paints, materials, and coatings producer PPG Industries is investing $10 million to carry out a number of upgrades at its coating services site in Greenville, SC, including the addition of a class A paint line and a new 82,000-sq-ft structure, the company announced in release Tuesday. PPG’s expansion plan is linked to an uptick in […]
  • Nestle Purina Plans $115M Expansion of Missouri Plant
    Pet food and pet care products maker Nestle Purina revealed plans Thursday to inject $115 million into its Bloomfield, MO cat litter manufacturing plant by 2020 to expand the site’s production and packaging capabilities, the company announced in a press release posted by the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

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Houston Bulk Material Handling Society

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Level Indicators

Level measurement and inventory management for the storage and processing of most powder and bulk solids, as well as, some liquids and slurries.

Magnetic Separation

Items in this line include Plate Magnets, Grate Magnets, Liquid Line Traps, Magnetic Humps, RF Cartridges, Deep Reach Separators, Pulley Magnets, Magnetic Drums, Suspended Permanent Magnets and High Intensity Dry Magnetic Separators.

Vibratory Feeders

Vibratory equipment effectively and efficiently conveys, screens and feeds materials in quantities ranging from a few spoonfuls to tons per hour

Metal Detection

Metal Detector in tunnel, tunnel conveyor, vertical and liquid-line models with a wide range of reject options

Rotary Valves

Rotary Airlock Feeders are used in a wide range of applications where there is a need to minimize system air losses while transferring material between vessels with differing pressures

Dust Collection

Dust collectors and a variety of filter media that conquer the challenges of most types of industrial dusts, including pharmaceutical, chemical, grain, bulk/powder, food, metal and others.
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