AirSweep in the Pet Food Industry

AirSweep in the Pet Food Industry

The pet food industry is growing, reaching a record $103.6 billion dollars in 2022, and is expected to rise in the coming years. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, owners actually spent 20% to 25% more on their fur baby’s food. It’s a big opportunity for pet food manufacturers, but unprecedented growth does come with substantial […]

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Yoda Would Love the AirSweep Force

Yoda Would Love the AirSweep Force

Happy Star Wars Day! Today, let’s talk about The Force since Yoda would love the AirSweep Force. You use force when you hammer your vessels, and some flow aids like vibrators and bin activators will also physically agitate the material. That’s brute force: strong, but not precise. You still have leftover material. The constant abuse […]

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Happy (Less) Labor Day!

Happy (Less) Labor Day!

This International Labor Day, we’d like to thank all our distributors for all your hard work. You have helped us bring AirSweep to all parts of the world, and serve thousands of clients from every industry. The Control Concepts team is here to help you succeed and make your job easier. If you haven’t already, […]

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The Most Cost-Effective Way to Improve a Material Handling System

The Most Cost-Effective Way to Improve a Material Handling System

Anyone who works in material handling—or the process of moving, processing, and storing materials—knows how even a small issue can snowball into a bigger and more expensive problem. One machine breaks down, and production stalls. One ingredient spoils, and the entire batch is compromised. What material handling issue gives you the biggest problems? What are […]

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3 Ways AirSweep Can Help You Be More Environmentally-Friendly

3 Ways AirSweep Can Help You Be More Environmentally-Friendly

Earth Day is just around the corner, and we want to share how AirSweep is an environmentally-friendly flow aid solution! One of the biggest challenges of the manufacturing industry is sustainability and how to reduce our carbon footprint. Many companies – including some of AirSweep’s biggest clients – are actually rethinking their process to: Lower […]

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3 Ways to Improve the Efficiency of Material Handling Equipment

3 Ways to Improve the Efficiency of Material Handling Equipment

Material handling equipment stores, moves, controls or protects material as it goes through different processes in warehouses, plants, and other facilities. These are designed to carry large loads and improve production speed and safety. Types of Material Handling Equipment “Material handling equipment” is a broad term, and covers everything from the simplest shelf to complex, […]

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Improving Material Flow of Stored Materials in a Warehouse or Production Facility

Improving Material Flow of Stored Materials in a Warehouse or Production Facility

Some powders and bulk solids can be more difficult to manage after storage or time at rest. The material tends to clump, agglomerate, or cake on the sides of the storage bin or vessel. The problems can be aggravated by plant conditions, and create problems during the production and packaging of the final product. AirSweep […]

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3 Myths Customers Have About Installing AirSweep

3 Myths Customers Have About Installing AirSweep

AirSweep is designed to make installation as painless as possible. Who said that change always had to be hard? Myth # 1: It requires special tools or a trained crew When food manufacturing company Bunge installed AirSweep in their new bulk bag filling station, all they had to do was thread the nozzles into the […]

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AirSweep keeps the sweets flowing

AirSweep keeps the sweets flowing

Happy Valentine’s Day! Did you get any chocolate or candy today? We love a sweet surprise—most of the time. R. M. Palmer, a leading candy manufacturer in the United States, had issues with cocoa powder clogging their hoppers. During manual cleaning, it would spill on their workers and turn them into “giant cocoa puffs.” Read […]

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Webinar Sponsorship: Key Considerations to Develop a Basis of Design for an Effective Bulk Material Storage System

Webinar Sponsorship: Key Considerations to Develop a Basis of Design for an Effective Bulk Material Storage System

AirSweep and Powder Bulk Solids will be holding a free webinar on selecting a silo design for effective material flow on December 7, 2021. Poor silo design can affect material flow, and cause storage and discharge upsets. The webinar “Key Considerations to Develop a Basis of Design for an Effective Bulk Material Storage System” will […]

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