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.
Come May 3-5, 2016, our knowledgeable sales engineers will make the trek to Rosemont, Illinois for the bi-annual PTXi Powder Show, sponsored by Powder & Bulk Solids magazine. With such a busy schedule, I’m sure you’re wondering why you should take the time to visit the show?
Here are the TOP 5 REASONS to visit the 2016 Powder Show:
Chanhassen, MN – Powder-Solutions, Inc. announces plans to feature the BFM® fitting at NPE2015: the International Plastics Showcase. The event takes place March 23-27, 2015 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.
“We’re pleased to formally introduce the BFM® fitting to the booming plastics industry. We started applying the BFM® fittings to powder processing systems within the food and dairy industry, and realized that a lot of the same equipment also processes plastic materials. BFM® fittings can connect to any processing equipment components, and we’re excited for the opportunity to better acquaint the plastics industry with a solution already common in the food sector,” said Marv Deam, co-owner of Powder-Solutions, Inc.
CHANHASSEN, MN, November 24, 2014 – Powder-Solutions Group, a leading provider of sanitary powder processing solutions for the food and dairy industry, successfully collected 227 lbs. of non-perishable food items and a total of $110 to bring in to a local food shelf this November. The collection ran November 10th-21st in honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
Bulk powder processing equipment company offers innovative flexible sleeve solution with the latest in leak-proof, sanitary connectors.
Minnesota-based Powder Solutions, Inc., a leading U.S. distributor of the BFM® fitting, announces the newest application of the revolutionary BFM® fitting. The latest design features a tapered end which functions as a small hopper.
The featured BFM® fitting hopper answers a call from Powder-Solutions customers to create a BFM® fitting allowing for increased visibility of the powder product and ease of cleaning. The innovative application of the BFM® fitting is designed for ‘surge’ bins when visual indication of flow and volume are critical to operations.
Selecting a bulk bag filling system can be a tough job. The key is planning ahead and considering the following points.
- Meet or exceed the sanitary requirements of your industry. It may be more than just shiny stainless steel construction. With growing concern over food safety, you’ll want equipment that is easy to clean and sanitize thoroughly in product contact areas. Equipment that has moving parts, bearings or other points of potential contamination in product areas should be avoided. For food and dairy powders, consider getting in touch with the USDA Dairy Grading Branch.
Process efficiency and safety issues create a challenging environment for every bulk powder processing plant. For many years, powder processing relied on experienced operators to handle problems and recognize batch to batch variability on line and be able to resolve any issue that might arise.
Inevitably, simply resolving the process issue without addressing the underlying cause will compromise process efficiency on a regular basis. While production targets still may be met, a plant’s return on investment goals may go unrealized as the cost of work stoppage can cut into profits.
Mechanical conveying, one of several types of conveyor systems, offers material handling solutions for a variety of industries and applications, including bulk powder handling. The type of powder conveying system used depends on the specific needs of a particular company and each offers unique benefits and options. Here’s the low down on some different types of powder conveying systems.