Food industry production

AirSweep in the Food Industry

Product quality and safety are critical to the food industry. Product recalls can cause millions of dollars, permanently destroy brand reputation, and can even civil and criminal liabilities. Unfortunately, the rate of food recalls is increasing, and can be one of the biggest threats to a food company’s profitability, says Food & Safety Magazine.  The […]

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AirSweep Installation FAQs

AirSweep can solve even the most challenging material flow problems—and it’s so easy to install and maintain too. The system can be set up in just a few days and can be attached with simple tools on any kind of vessel. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that people ask about installing […]

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7 Companies that Switched from Vibrators to AirSweep

Have you ever shaken a ketchup bottle because the ketchup was stuck? Industrial vibrators work the same way. The movement breaks apart the material and loosens it from the vessel walls. But as you’ve probably noticed, there will always be a little bit of ketchup left in the bottle. Vibration can never completely flush a […]

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4 Ways to Improve Material Handling Efficiency

Material blocks can slow down production, increase costs, and compromise product quality. Unfortunately, it’s not an easy problem to solve. Many materials have challenging flow properties. Some powders have a tendency to attract moisture and will clump or cake in high humidity. Damp or sticky materials can stick to vessel walls. Others will settle during […]

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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

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!

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

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 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

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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