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Since 1951, Control Concepts USA has kept material handling systems flowing and manufacturing operations moving efficiently in process applications worldwide. We pride ourselves in building products that last, excellent customer service, and long-standing relationships with our customers.

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USDA-Accepted AirSweep: The “Cleaner” Flow Aid

USDA-Accepted AirSweep: The “Cleaner” Flow Aid

Several industries need to use sanitary processes to comply with safety standards. This includes food and beverage, biotech and pharmaceutical, personal care, and cosmetics. The USDA and FDA requires these industries to use hygienically designed equipment. According to Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations (IMPO) magazine, this means they are: Cleanable and hygienically compatible with other […]

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AirSweep Material Activation: More Powerful Than a Dozen Fluidizers - and Here's Why

AirSweep Material Activation: More Powerful Than a Dozen Fluidizers – and Here’s Why

An aviation company that deices planes and runways uses pellets that are made of salt, binder, and other additives. Unfortunately, these materials are hygroscopic and have a tendency to clump and harden. The maintenance supervisor considered many different flow aids, but once he saw its description of “gentle vibration” he knew it wouldn’t work. “We […]

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3 Safety Hazards Caused by Bridging, Ratholing, and Poor Material Flow

3 Safety Hazards Caused by Bridging, Ratholing, and Poor Material Flow

Poor material flow doesn’t just affect productivity. It may lead to injury and hazardous plant environments, and compromise product safety. Using an efficient flow aid, like AirSweep, can help protect the safety of your workers and your customers, and ensures that your company complies with industry regulations. Fire hazards A cheese company uses whey protein […]

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    AirSweep installation was easy, and the units have saved the company a lot of man hours. My experience totally exceeded my expectations – a 10 out of 10!

    Stanley RheaHead of Maintenance Department, Flax4Life

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    The AirSweep installation was pretty straightforward and I would absolutely recommend it. In fact, we are looking into expanding to use the system in other parts of our plant.

    John PappenheimMaintenance Manager, Bunge Milling

  • We are experiencing a 62.52% reduction in flour flush and 42.50% reduction in labor, all directly attributed to the AirSweeps…the flush material reduction alone is around $200K. Pretty awesome little devices!

    Operations Manager, Manufacturer of 15,000 food ingredients and flavor products to customers in more than 140 countries

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    Having sold thousands of Airsweep, to clients who sometimes buy 60 at a time, I can tell you this is the best piece of equipment out there to solve your material flow issues. We have repeat customers who just won’t buy anything else.

    Dick Browning, President, Industrial Technologies, Inc.

OUR CASE HISTORIES

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CHEESE MATERIAL FLOW CASE STUDY

A cheese company in California had a sticky material handling system build up problem in their dryer system. The bridging caused a back up of material in the baghouse system which resulted in a fire. Plant personnel knew they had to find a solution fast, and chose the USDA Airsweep material flow system to solve the problem.

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MINERAL PROCESSING CASE STUDY

A leading mineral processing plant crushes and screens over 120,000 tons of rocks a year. Because of plugging in the outlets, it took an hour to fill one supersack. AirSweep® material flow system crushed the material handling system flow problem to increase productivity by 3000%.

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SOOT BLOWERS VS. SONIC HORNS CASE STUDY

If you can’t take the heat, get out of the factory. All the sootblowers in a US-based engineered wood factory warped in their boiler furnace’s intense temperatures. Cast iron sonic horns material flow system withstood the heat, and cleaned blind spots that sootblowers missed.

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