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Bulk Materials Processing Equipment

Bulk Materials Handling Equipment and Industrial Processing Equipment

Processing powders and bulk solids is an important element of many manufacturing processes. Carolina Material Technologies engineers and designs complete bulk materials handling systems utilizing the highest quality processing equipment. Our experts will consult with you and ensure that you get the best available equipment: Dust Collection & Air Pollution Control, Loss-in-Weight and Gain-in-Weight Feeders, Instrumentation & Control, Mechanical Conveyors, Mixers and Blenders, De-Bagging Systems for Sacks and Bulk Bags, Pneumatic Conveying Systems, Screening & Separation, Size & Volume Reduction, Storage & Transportation, Valves, and Weighing System Scales. CMT ensures the optimal bulk material handling equipment for your plant, incorporating over 30 years of bulk material handling engineering and consulting to find the best solution for your application.
processing systems equipment offerings
bulk material handling equipment
25kg Sack Emptying
• Completely Automated Sack Emptying
• Guaranteed Emptying Efficiency - 99.99%
• Powders, Pellets, Granules
• Empty 20-100 lb. Sacks
• 40-1,300 Bags/Hour. (Up to 35 Tons/Hour)
25kg Bag Dump Stations
- Cost-Effective, Practical Solution
- Integral Fan to Filter Dust
- Fixed Units Available
- Portable Units Available
- Easily Integrated With Other Equipment
Bulk Bag Unloading
• Multiple Agitation Technology
• Maximum Dust Containment
• Full or Partial Bag Emptying
• Bag Spout Clamp Seal Prevents Spills
• X-Large Bag Access Chamber
Bulk Bag Filling
- Stainless Steel Filling Nozzle
- Inflatable Neck Seal for Dust-Free Filling
- Quick and Easy Removal by Fork Truck
- Fill Rate up to 20 Bulk Bags
- Weigh Platform Mounted on 4 Load Cells
Bag Compactor Machine
• Multi-Purpose Compactor
• Automatically Compresses & Rolls
• Mobile and Compact Design
• Improve Plant Sanitation Conditions
• Advanced Safety Features
Bin Activators
• Promotes Mass Flow during Bin Unloading
• No Moving Parts & Minimal Maintenance
• Resolves Discharge Problems
• Eliminates Bridging
• Controlled Product Flow Rate
Cone Valve Bin Discharger
- Promotes Mass Flow of Material From Silo
- No Moving Parts & Minimal Maintenance
- Bin Activator & Outlet Gate Valve in one
- No Rubber Sleeve, Bolts Directly to Silo
- Can Conduct Maintenance While Silo Full
Mixers & Blenders
• Power and Throughput Efficiency.
• Easier and Lower Cost Maintenance.
• Lower Sanitation Costs for Both the Equipment and Components
• Prevent Incorrect Mixtures, Overheating and Air Pressure Faults
• Compliance and Sanitation Requirements
Dust Collection Systems
• Fully Welded Heavy Construction
• Designed, Engineered, and Manufactured in the U.S.A.
• Exclusive ACTion-Lock Quick-Release Filter Door
• Nano-Fiber High Efficiency Cartridge filters
• Venturi-Assisted Pulse Clean system
Feeder Systems
• Screw Feeders, Vibratory Feeders, Weigh Belt Feeders
• Loss-in-Weight & Gain-in-Weight Systems
• Volumetric & Gravimetric Systems
• Continuous & Batch Systems
• Geomate™ Mass Flow Feeders - No Moving Parts
IBC Systems
• Portable Bin System for Temporary Material Storage
• Lifting Cone Valve Technology
• 60 Degree Outlet Cone Improves Flow
• Large 25" Diameter Discharge Opening
• Vibration Technology Improves Flow

Mechanical/Screw Conveying
• Screw Conveyors
• Flexible Screw Conveyors
• Heat Transfer Screws
• Shaftless Screw Conveyors
• Vertical Screw Conveyors



Pneumatic Conveying Systems
• Dense Phase Conveyors
• Dilute Phase Conveyors
• Significant Increases in Productivity
• Environmental Sustainability
• Optimal Reliability and Performance


Silo Storage Systems
• Bolted & Welded Silo Designs
• Functional Mass Flow Design
• Advanced Coating Technology
• Segregation Problems are Minimized
• Material is Transfered Uniformly at Constant Density


Particle Reducers
• Crushers, Lumpbreakers, Pulverizers, Granulators
• Pharmaceutical, Chemical, and More
• Simple Disassembly for Easy Maintenance
• Break Up Chunks for Better Flow
• Easily Integrate with other Equipment


Understanding Process Engineering

It is essential to choose the correct Materials Handling Equipment for your Process System. Selecting the wrong piece of equipment for a certain type of material could have disastrous results at time of commissioning. This requires in-depth knowledge of the physical and chemical properties of the materials being handled. Material characteristics, plant moisture level, temperature conditions, and bulk density are key elements that must be taken into consideration when determining the flow behavior of the bulk material being handled. Our experts have over 30 years of experience dealing with a vast array of powders and bulk solids, and will consult with you to choose the most efficient equipment based on the characteristics of your product.
The 5 Factors to Consider When Designing Your Bulk Handling System

1) Capacity
The capacity requirement of your bulk material handling application is the first factor in selecting your process equipment. For example, different types of conveyors will put out different maximum outputs. If you need a conveyor that transfers copious amounts of material per hour, you might prefer a belt conveyor. If you need to unload over 30 tons of material per hour from 50lb sacks, you will be much better off with the LaborSave Automatic Sack Emptying System than with a manual bag dump station. The same can be applied to filling, unloading, dust collection, and so on.

2) Distance
The distance that you want to convey is another big factor in designing a bulk handling system. If the distance requirements for conveying product are large, then the best options are belts conveyors and pneumatic conveying systems. For short distances, the options are generally extensive – screw conveyors, aeromechanical conveyors, etc. The experts at CMT will help you select the optimal conveyor based on distance.

3) Elevation
Conveying product at an elevated angle can change things significantly in how bulk material is transferred. If you are conveying at a 90 degree vertical angle, then Vertical Bucket Elevators are your best bet. But when vertical and horizontal lifts are combined, other types of conveyors can be more effective such as flex screw conveyors, vertical screw conveyors and aeromechanical conveyors.

4) Material Characteristics
Properly analyzing how bulk solids will flow in a vessel or hopper is a crucial component for successful operations. Understanding the material characteristics of the product is key in choosing your bulk material handling equipment. The physical and chemical characteristics should be considered, such as flowability, abrasiveness, friability, and particle size. Exposure to certain chemicals, moisture, and oxidation the atmosphere can affect the material being conveyed, or the conveying equipment itself. Before selecting a type of conveyor, make sure you understand any special requirements based on these criteria. a. The flow characteristics of bulk solid materials depends on internal and external factors. The ability of a material to flow through a vessel is called “flowability.” Materials are generally categorized into two categories: free-flowing materials and cohesive materials. Free flowing materials do not undergo any particle deformation when exposed to high pressures. When the external pressure is removed, the particles go back to their original condition, resulting in great flow conditions. Cohesive materials experience particle deformation when subjected to external pressure. When the load is removed, the particles do not regain their original shape, which results in poor flow quality. Moisture content, temperature, particle size, and time of storage at rest can have a tremendous impact on your material's flow properties.

5) Processing
Understanding your processing requirements is a critical part of designing a process system that maximizes the potential of each piece of equipment. When it comes to material handling, there are various ways to accomplish the same task. However, some can be more efficient than others. For example, screw conveyors have the capability to do several different processing operations, such as cooling, heating, and mixing. Our experts will team up with you to decide on the optimal, cost-saving material handling system.


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