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ProFood Tech 2017 & Powder Process-Solutions – What Did We Learn?

We’ve returned from a week in Chicago where we at PPS participated in the inaugural year of the ProFood Tech event. Here are our takeaways from the event and what you can expect to see following this show and educational sessions.


As you know, we exhibited in booth #2852 during the event towards the back of the hall and near the dining area. We had a wonderful flow of visitors throughout the event with their interests mainly pertaining to:

How to Choose Between a Bulk Bag Unloader and Bag Dump Station

Dear Powder Doctor,

We are currently using an old bag dump system that’s messy and cumbersome to operate properly. Because of lost product and time inefficiencies, we’re thinking it may be time for an upgrade. Would you recommend a new bag dump station? Or should we consider moving to a bulk bag unloader?

Thanks for your expert insight!

Ben Loading

How to Break the Seemingly Endless Cycle of Powder Processing System Repairs

Dear Powder Doctor,

We’re in a never ending spiral of replacement and repair for our powder processing system. How do we get ahead of this cycle?

Pierre Cycles


Dear R. Pierre,

The speed and reliability with which your powder processing system works is essential to every part of your business. So when you’re caught in a seemingly endless cycle of repairs, it can be frustrating. The good news is that you can break that cycle. And here are the steps to do just that:

Join Powder Process-Solutions at ProFood Tech 2017!

Chicago, USA, April 4-6, 2017

ProFood™ Tech, in its inaugural year, will run from April 4-6 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, USA. ProFood™ Tech serves to be the most comprehensive food and beverage processing event to attend with a focus on innovation, education, and networking for industry professionals.

Focusing on a full range of food and beverage processing solutions, the event offers information across all spectrums of the food and beverage industries. Processing solutions will be represented by a full range of sectors, including:

Testing and Validations for Food Safety Magnets

Testing and Validations for Food Safety Magnets

During the recent Pack Expo show in Chicago, Illinois, the Food Safety Summit Resource Center allowed for experts in the field of food safety to speak on hot topics affecting the food industry. Four days were filled with expert presentations including Kevin Baker, director of MAGNATTACK™ Global USA, who spoke to Understanding How We Know If Our Magnets Are Effective.

For those that weren’t able to make it to his presentation, Mr. Baker spoke to a few main topics that assist in the understanding of testing and validations for food safety magnets.

The Pros and Cons of Pneumatic Conveying

Pros and Cons of Pneumatic Conveying SystemsPneumatic conveying systems are a popular choice for many powder processing companies. Not only do pneumatic conveying systems effectively move bulk powder through the system, but they can also be customized to meet the unique requirements of the plant and the material characteristics.

However, pneumatic systems may not be the right choice for every application.

What is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)?

Food Safety Modernization Act
More than five years after the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law, the first compliance dates are among us.

What is FSMA?

FSMA is often referred to as the most sweeping reform of U.S. food safety laws in more than 70 years. It was signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 4, 2011.

Powder Processing Event Recap: The Powder Show 2016

Powder Process Solutions’ Booth At 2016 The Powder Show

As North America’s largest and longest-running powder processing industry event, the 2016 International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference and Exhibition celebrated its 40th anniversary and drew thousands of processing professionals from around the country to Rosemont, IL this past May.

Simply called “The Powder Show,” the event brought together the best ideas and the sharpest minds for a few days of learning, sharing and networking. From pneumatic conveying and dust collection to the latest equipment and innovations, this year’s event featured a whopping 21 technical training sessions and 15 presentations, and hand-picked industry experts from around the United States, England, Australia and Germany.

6 Awesome Benefits of Bulk Bag Unloaders

Bulk Bag Unloader from Powder Process-SolutionsPurchasing powder product in bulk is not only a great way to improve efficiency in powder processing plants, but it can also help companies find significant cost savings. But in order to take advantage of all this and more, powder processing companies need to invest in a bulk bag unloader system that can be used to receive product and dispense it into the processing line.

6 Powder Processing Industry Events to Attend in 2016

Staying on top of the latest trends and technologies allow powder and bulk material manufacturers to continue to refine operations, improve plant safety, gain new knowledge, ensure product quality and ultimately grow a healthier bottom line.

Luckily, there are a number of industry events and expos that can serve as resources for powder and bulk material handling companies to do just that.