Dry Materials Handling
Solids can pose tough challenges both in processing and storage. How materials like powders behave depends upon a host of factors such as size, shape, overall particle-size distribution and cohesiveness. This panel discussion will examine options for moving solids through a process such as conveying, mixing and drying in addition proper assessment and characteristics of the properties of solids.
Engineering Manager, Hapman Inc.
Josh Roby is the Engineering Manager for Hapman Inc., a leading manufacturer of bulk solids and powder handling equipment located in Kalamazoo, MI. Josh has spent over 18 years in industrial product design engineering. Josh’s industry experience ranges from automotive to custom designing consumer goods packaging equipment, to bulk material handling.
Josh currently holds 4 US patents with 10 others in application. He has a Master’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University, and dual bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Kettering University.
Healthsite Associates LLC, St. Louis Missouri
Dr. Blackwood has been practicing particle technology since 1966. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in chemical engineering and industrial health. For over 20 years he served as Monsanto's internal expert on solids processing technology and was part of the company's elite Fellow program. His work covered many industries from pharmaceuticals, basic chemicals and agriculture to electronics and mining. He retired in 1999 to join Healthsite Associates and continues to provide expert advice on solids processing and air pollution control. He has over 90 publications and has served as an officer in many technical organizations.
He has published several internal technical manuals and design guides on dealing with clumping, erratic flow of solids, particle classification and conveying. His presentation in this webcast will focus on the major factors that influence clumping and how to diagnose, prevent or repair these problems.
Hapman Ideas that move™
Hapman Ideas that move™ include technologically advanced powder and bulk handling equipment and systems for chemical, food, pharmaceutical, plastics and other industrial processors. That expertise combined with more than 10,000 global installations and the conveyance of more than 2,600 distinct materials make Hapman an innovation leader. Hapman solutions include Helix™ flexible screw, MiniVac™ pneumatic and tubular drag conveyors; bulk bag fillers and unloaders; bag dump stations; bag compactors; LumpMaster® lump breaker; Solidquid™ powder and liquid delivery system. These solutions come with an exclusive Performantee®, which guarantees Hapman's equipment will achieve the specific results for which it was designed and manufactured.