The Army base at Fort Dix, New Jersey was looking for fume/smoke collection equipment for their new welding school on the base and contacted the local Micro Air distributor. The Army Major in charge of the project had some pretty tough criteria that the chosen supplier had to meet including design, fabrication and complete installation of 12 welding stations prior to a 3-Star General’s visit in exactly 4 weeks. Micro Air proposed utilizing a combination downdraft table and source capture arm approach due to the large variety in component sizes…
Seasonings and spices are used to enhance the flavor of food. Chefs have been using a blend of seasonings for centuries. In fact, the characteristic taste of any region’s cuisine began with its very own signature blend of spices. Whether in fresh, whole dried, or pre-ground dried form, all seasonings must be fresh in order to be effective. Their freshness is reliant on proper packaging; poor packaging can result in stale seasonings. A manufacturer of custom blending and packaging of end-use dry food ingredients added seasonings and spices to their expanding product line. This growth and increase in production caused their existing dry dust collection system to overload.
April 15, 2020
A bulk materials conveyor system is successful if the conveyed material is properly transferred from either conveyor-to-conveyor or into storage bins and stockpiles. A conveyor system’s design has historically been focused on the structural integrity of the system and the selection of the mechanical components. Visible dust produced during the transfer of coal can cause several problems. The dust generated can not only cause a haze in the air, reducing visibility, it can also build up in conveyor mechanical components, causing component failure and unexpected maintenance requirements.
March 17, 2020