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    Increasing Process Efficiency with Pneumatic Conveying

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Nov 9, 2017 11:06:00 AM

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    Process efficiency is a major concern in lean manufacturing, a business model that strives to get more done with less.  Through the implementation of “waste reduction thinking”, the objective is to remove non-value adding activities from a process in order to optimize it.  There are various forms of inefficiency or “waste” that can plague even the most regimented process.  By identifying areas of your process that need improvement, you can work towards a more efficient, automated operation.


    Topics: containment, powder handling

    Still Manually Handling Powders?  5 Reasons to Improve how you Transfer

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Sep 3, 2015 12:00:00 PM

    Powder handling is a major topic of interest for process engineers and anyone else involved in designing or operating a system that involves the transfer of solid material from one piece of equipment to another.  It’s important for many reasons; how your powder is handled can impact employee safety, the cleanliness of your facility, and the efficiency of your process.   The problem is that many companies are still handling it now the way it was done decades ago – manually.  Sure it’s inexpensive and doesn’t require any pricey equipment or change to your existing operating procedure, but many potential dangers lie in moving your powder this way.


    Topics: process optimization, containment, powder handling, material transfer, upgrades, pneumatic transfer

    How to Solve Some Common Problems Using the Powder Pump Technology

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Nov 20, 2014 12:00:00 PM

    April_2014_037It is sometimes said that the best way to teach is by example.  So what better way to present to you the benefits of the Powder Pump than by showing you some real life case studies that illustrate real customers in real industries with real processes solving real problems with really innovative solutions supplied by DDPS?  OK, I know I’m breaking the blog rule by tooting our own French horn so to speak, but you might want to read on if you’re looking for some genuine information to educate yourself further about the improvements pneumatic powder transfer technology can have on a diverse range of processes. These concise case studies will give you a snapshot of the customer/process background, the process issues being faced, and the details of the solution.


    Topics: containment, powder handling, material transfer