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Fly Ash Application Story

Posted on 4/11/14 5:24 PM

Background: Coal provides more than half of the nation's electricity and considering that the United States controls an estimated quarter of the world's coal reserves, it makes coal a cheap and abundant energy source for the foreseeable future. As coal demand grows, so does the amount of byproducts from burning it. Millions of tons of "fly ash", a powdery substance laced with heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury and lead, have piled up leading to costly disposal for coal power companies.

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Soy Flake Grinding Application Story

Posted on 2/25/14 8:52 PM

Background: Soybeans are grown primarily for meal, with oil being a secondary product. During processing, the soybeans are cracked to remove the hull and then rolled into full-fat flakes.  The rolling process disrupts the oil cells, facilitating extraction of the oil.

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Real Fine Grinding Solutions for the Soy Flake Industry

Posted on 2/19/14 6:12 PM

Business Overview: A fortune one hundred soy bean processing company had a need to reduce white soy flake to several specifically sized powders.  They contacted Prater to discuss the possibility of being able to provide a compact package that offered the high throughput rates necessary to accomplish the job. This customer had previously purchased a competitor’s system but after installing the equipment, found that it was not capable of producing the desired results.

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Toll Processing Application Story

Posted on 1/24/14 4:00 PM

Overview Toll processing, also referred to as contract processing, tolling, toll milling, toll conversion, toll manufacturing, or custom manufacturing is an arrangement in which a company that has specialized equipment, processes raw materials for another company. Naturally, the company processing the material charges a fee (commonly referred to as a toll) to perform these services.

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Extend The Life Of Your Rotary Airlock

Posted on 1/20/14 4:16 PM

Rotary feeders, also known as rotary airlocks or rotary valves, are commonly used in industrial and agricultural applications as a component in a bulk or specialty material handling system. Rotary airlock feeders have wide application in industry wherever dry free-flowing powders, granules, crystals, or pellets are used including pollution control applications in wood, grain, food, textile, paper, tobacco, rubber, paint and other industries. Due to the vast amount of uses for rotary airlocks, manufacturers regularly seek to maximize ...

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Real Screen Design Solutions For The Powder Coating Industry

Posted on 1/10/14 4:10 PM

Business Overview: The subject of this case study manufactures powder coatings for various applications and industries. Their coatings have earned a reputation for innovative, high-performance products and world-class service making them a leader in the marketplace. Today, this company serves the world’s top designers and manufacturers.

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Real Vinyl Powder Solutions For The Flooring Industry

Posted on 1/10/14 4:05 PM

Business Overview: A large flooring manufacturer in Southern Illinois processes many powders including limestone and vinyl to make laminate, vinyl sheet, vinyl tile and linoleum.

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Real Sifting System Solutions For The Cocoa Industry

Posted on 1/10/14 3:55 PM

Business Overview: The subject of this case study is one of the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate suppliers in North America. With strategically located manufacturing facilities in North America, the company provides comprehensive business solutions for domestic and international customers of all sizes in the confectionery, baking and dairy industries. The company’s core competencies are cocoa bean processing, chocolate manufacturing, commodity risk management, and product and process research and development.

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Real Fine Grinding Solutions For The Pet Food Industry

Posted on 1/9/14 9:20 PM

Business Overview: One of the country’s largest producers, distributors and marketers of premium quality, branded pet products and food products for the U.S. retail market, generating over $3 billion in net sales in their previous fiscal year. With a substantial portfolio of brands, their products are found in eight out of ten U.S. households.

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Real Abrasion / Corrosion Solutions For The Charcoal Industry

Posted on 1/9/14 9:01 PM

Business Overview: A very large charcoal-producing manufacturer with locations nationwide is part of a mega-conglomerate with sales in the billions of dollars annually.

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