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February 24, 2015
January 6, 2015
Spiroflow Systems, a worldwide leader and provider of powder handling and robotic automation solutions, is expanding their team. “The company has experienced tremendous growth over the past years and it is time to add key personnel to every area of our business. We have important new products coming out of development for the powder handling industry and have launched a new company, Spiroflow Automation Solutions, Inc. (SASI) which leverages our 40 years of experience in the Controls and Automation fields. We are thrilled to reach this point of growth in the company and look forward to finding the right people [...]
October 28, 2014
Do you have a new process that requires a mechanical conveyor? A huge variety of conveying equipment is available from bulk solids handling equipment suppliers, and this can make the prospect of choosing the right conveyor for your application a bit daunting. A good place to start is to consider these basic selection factors: Material Characteristics: Consider whether your material is dry or moist, extremely hot or cold, hygroscopic, abrasive, likely to segregate, or has other properties that limit which conveying methods can reliably handle it. Required Function and Performance: Will your conveyor require multiple inlets or outlets? Must it [...]
October 21, 2014
Spiroflow Systems, Inc. has announced key additions to their organization. Mr. Mark Langenfeld Mr. Mark Langenfeld has joined the company’s robotic automation team. Mark has provided customers with cost effective, dedicated, and flexible automation solutions for over 25 years. His areas of expertise include business development, sales, applications engineering, machine design, project management, and engineering along with managing his own successful robotic and machine vision company. He has completed more than 800 robotic and special machines installations in a variety of industries such as automotive, aerospace, chemical, consumer goods, electronics, glass, nutraceuticals, food, and medical. Mark has extensive experience with [...]
August 20, 2014
August 5, 2014
Packaging any dry bulk solid material involves the transfer of product from the end of the process/storage/conveying system to the package. At that transition point, depending on the material and other factors, dust emissions can occur. How do you ensure that your bulk bag filling system doesn't emit dust and become a productivity and profit drain? Controlling dust in your packaging operation involves careful bulk bag design as well as expert bulk bag filling equipment design. Bulk Bag Design #1: Unless a bulk bag has been specifically designed to contain the fines present in your product, particles can sift through [...]
July 22, 2014
Golden Grove founder Lee Swinson, a peanut farmer in Eastern North Carolina, sells his Carolina/Virginia-style peanuts to wholesalers around the world. While some peanuts are made into candy and some are roasted, packaged and sold to retailers, the majority of the 10,000 ton harvest is left raw and sold in bulk. The company’s raw in-shell peanuts are packed in 900 lb bulk bags and shipped to customers around the world. As this wholesale business grew, Swinson saw opportunities to improve bulk bag filling efficiencies. Golden Grove employees were manually filling 20 bulk bags per day. Three filling stations each contained [...]
July 10, 2014
How do I choose a batching system that will handle multiple product formulas? When choosing a batching system to handle multiple product formulas it is critical to choose a supplier that not only has all the hardware to physically handle the bulk and minor ingredients in an efficient and reliable manner but also one that can successfully design, build and install the electronic controls and recipe driven software to customer expectations. Control Equipment is required to measure the quantity of material delivered ('Batch Control') and control the delivery system. Selection of the batch control device is normally part of the [...]
May 20, 2014
Aero mechanical conveyors are one of the most efficient methods of conveying materials for their dust-free and clean handling properties. This type of conveyor is designed and custom-built for the product to be conveyed and ideal for a variety of applications in many industries. HOW THEY WORK: Aero mechanical conveyors have a tubular design where a wire rope assembly with evenly spaced polyurethane discs move at high speed. The rope assembly runs in specially designed sprockets at each end of the conveyor. The rope and disks travel in a continuous loop at high speed within parallel steel tubes. There are enclosed [...]
May 8, 2014
Industry leader, Spiroflow Systems, exhibited products from its complete line of powder handling solutions at the INTERNATIONAL POWDER & BULK SOLIDS Exhibition in Rosemont, IL, May 6-8, 2014. A constant stream of visitors kept the Spiroflow team busy for the duration of the three day event. Spiroflow's CTE Bulk Bag Filler received significant attention for its patented cone table densification and high speed bag filling capabilities. The T5 Bulk Bag Unloader was on exhibit - one of several unloaders the company offers. The Cableflow tubular cable drag conveyor was running whole bean roasted coffee to demonstrate gentle product handling. Spiroflow unveiled [...]