Air Cannons Mitigate Chute Plugging

CMA Martin 150Martin Engineering used high-performance air cannons to help the Hunter Cement Plant in New Braunfels, Texas, prevent material backup due to a clogging transfer chute. The 2.3 million-tpy plant — owned and operated by Martin Marietta — experiences heavy rains, which dose raw material on its partially covered, tower-mounted D-07 conveyor system. Wet dust and aggregate clog the chute and cause backups on the belt, leading to spillage issues that halt production and take 6-8 hours to clear. The solution employed a series of Martin Hurricane Air Cannons strategically placed along the chute to improve material flow, minimize unscheduled downtime and reduce clean-up.

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Bulk Bag Conditioner

36 Flexicon 150The patented Block-Buster Hydraulic Bulk Bag Conditioner from Flexicon conditions bags ranging from short to extra tall using hydraulically-actuated rams that automatically adjust in height during conditioning cycles.

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BinMaster Heavy-Duty Probe

36 Binmaster 84The BinMaster HD probe is a heavy duty, stainless-steel probe that can be attached to either the PROCAP I or PROCAP II capacitance probes. It comes in a standard 8-ft. length and features a PRO-Shield to guard against false readings from material buildup on the probe. The wide diameter of the probe increases the surface area for maximum sensitivity and performance. It is suitable for use in temperatures up to 500 degrees F (260 C), making it appropriate for challenging applications such as fly ash or clinker. Because the probe is solid and 1-ft. in diameter, it is resistant to bending and extremely durable.

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Roller Bearing Housed Units

CEM Timken 150The Timken Co. recently introduced its full Revolvo split cylindrical roller bearing housed unit line to the North American marketplace. The company added the Revolvo line, which is well-known across Europe, to its bearing and power transmission product lineup when it acquired the assets of Revolvo Ltd. late last year. This launch is consistent with the company’s strategy of expanding its portfolio of power transmission products to benefit its well-established authorized distributor network and OEM accounts.

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