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 Featured Lecture:  Feeders 101 - What is a Process Feeder?
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Description:  In Session 1 of Feeders 101 entitled “What is a Process Feeder?” Tom Rickenbach of K-Tron discusses key elements of process feeding.  Typical process feeders provide two modes of operation: Volumetric and Gravimetric along with continuous and batch feeding. Included are control strategies to feed product such as Proportional, Integral, Derivative controls, Weigh Belt Feeding and Loss-In-Weight Feeding.

A Proportional–Integral–Derivative controller (PID) is shown by use of diagrams and slides to analyze each type of action to achieve a controlled flow rate.  Along with this, Tom describes one type of flow sensor that employs the “coriolis” effect to provide a mass flow to a PID control loop as its’ feedback to compare to setpoint so that it may make adjustments in control as necessary to make sure the correct amount of product is flowing into the process line.

The operating principles of weigh belt feeding are demonstrated using a K-Tron feeder. Belt load times and belt speed are critical when using weigh belts.  Also, the operating principles of loss-in-weight feeding are also demonstrated using a K-Tron loss-in-weight feeder with color graphics.  As the name implies, a loss-in-weight feeder measures the loss in weight of product and controls discharge accordingly.

Finally, Tom discusses why it is important to understand feeder accuracy and how to test and verify that a scale is working properly. He concludes this session by discussing various application examples.

Lecture includes downloadable class notes and a self administered quiz with answer sheet.  The seven-day subscription allows you to watch and review this video class as many times as you need.

 
 
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Feeder 101, Lecture 1:  What is a Process Feeder?
Volumetric and gravimetric feeders are discussed, plus weigh belt feeding options.  PID controllers are shown by use of diagrams to achieve a controlled flow rate.
Feeder 101, Lecture 2:  Product Handling
Guidelines for matching the appropriate feeder to your process needs are discussed including screw feeders, weigh belts, vibratory feeders, bulk-solids pumps and flow meters.
 
 
 Baghouse 101 Lecture Series Previews - Bill Kurz
 

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Lecture 1:  Dust Collection - capturing, conveying and collecting
The Three C’s of dust collection: Capturing, Conveying and Collecting discussed, plus hood and ductwork design options, system balancing and testing, fans and ... (click for more)
Lecuture 2:  Baghouse Design - construction and components
The theory of particulate collection is discussed and a review of different types of fabric filter dust collectors are coved with a focus on pulse-jet cleaning technology... (click for more)
Lecture 3:  Fabric Filter Design Criteria - air-to-cloth ratios & selection
This lecture zeroes in on how to properly size and select a dust collector based on the process conditions. Topics coveres air-to-cloth ratio, fabric selection, and... (click for more)
 
 
 Pneumatic Conveying Lecture Series Previews - Jack Hilbert
 

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Lecture 1:  Pneumatic Conveying Overview
The basic pneumatic conveying system is described as well as types and modes of pneumatic conveying systems along with the advantages, disadvantages... (click for more)
Lecture 2:  Component Selection – Gas movers and product receivers
The types of equipment are presented along with their functionality and performance characteristics. Optional features and accessories which can... (click for more)
Lecture 3:  Component Selection – Line chargers and the conveying line
The primary options for line chargers and the conveying line along with the more common auxiliary components are discussed in length... (click for more)
Lecture 4:  Troubleshooting and Optimization – Gas movers and line chargers
Optimization of major components of the pneumatic conveying system, the gas mover and the line charger are discussed in length.... (click for more)
Lecture 5:  Troubleshooting and Optimization – Conveying line and receivers
Not only are operational problems with the individual components discussed, but also the impact of those individual components’ affects on the entire conveying... (click for more)
 
 
 Mixing and Blending Fundamentals Lecture Series - Eric Maynard
 

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Session 1:  Mixing and blending fundamentals - Batch mixing
Batch mixing processes are described for common industrial applications. The differences between mixing and blending are presented, including the three basic.. (click for more)
Session 2:  Mixing and blending fundamentals - Continuous mixing & sampling
Continuous mixing processes are described for common industrial applications. After discussion of mixing fundamentals, Eric then reviews specific.. (click for more)
Session 3:  Mixing and blending fundamentals - Post mix handling
Though many blenders can reliably mix materials, often little attention is paid to the method of blend discharge, which can result in de-mixed or segregation.. (click for more)
 
 Solids Flow Lecture Series Previews - Joe Marinelli
 

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Lecture 1:  Flow Problems - Their effects and flow patterns
Flow problems in your handling system can have serious consequences, where reliable solids flow is essential, especially with regard to operational costs and.. (click for more)
Lecture 2:  Design principles for reliable flow - wall friction, flow and bin design
Wall friction tests yielding the angle of wall friction, leads to determination of hopper angles required to ensure flow along the walls, which is mass flow.. (click for more)
Lecture 3:  Feeders, both volumetric and gravimetric
The key to reliable feeder design is to make sure that the feeder is capable of discharging your product uniformly over the entire outlet cross-sectional area.. (click for more)
Lecture 4:  Measuring bulk solids flow properties - shear testing
Wall friction tests are demonstrated using several wall surfaces, which lead to determining the hopper slope required to ensure flow along your hopper walls.. (click for more)
Lecture 5:  Particle segregation - segregation mechanisms and solutions
A detailed discussion of the mechanisms that cause segregation.  Segregation is a major problem in many industries such as pharmaceuticals, foods, batteries... (click for more)
Lecture 6:  Flow aid devices - assistance to gravity flow by various "flow aids"
This lecture explores the area of flow aid devices that can be used to enhance or encourage flow from bins and hoppers such as bin dischargers and vibrators.. (click for more)
Lecture 7:  Hopper retrofits to existing systems - cones, wedges, liners & inserts
Geometry modifications are considered, such as wedge type hoppers, splitters and chutes. These modifications are practical and will resolve many flow issues... (click for more)
Lecture 8:  Design examples - determining hopper geometries
Joe uses the Jenike design approach to calculate opening sizes and hopper angles. Joe discusses minimum opening size calculations and hopper angles.. (click for more)

 

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