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We Speak The Language Of Pharmaceutical

Posted on 2/10/15 5:17 PM

Prater provides pharmaceutical processing equipment and systems to a plethora of major global industries. We deliver the necessary pharmaceutical solutions for powder and bulk solid materials to meet various application requirements, within budget and to the customer’s satisfaction on a consistent basis. Our client base has expanded to include some of the largest names in the industry. We are proud to work with Pfizer, Abbott Laboratories, Proctor and Gamble and many other companies large and small within the pharmaceutical industry ...

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We Speak The Language Of Agriculture

Posted on 1/22/15 5:04 PM

Prater has been the top choice for dry, bulk material processing equipment throughout the agricultural industry for 90 years. Our processing equipment designed and produced specifically for the agriculture industry is ideal for grinding, milling, sifting, feeding and batching. Many customers throughout the world rely on our machinery to facilitate the easy, efficient processing of materials. Some of our most popular agricultural processing equipment includes fine grinders, hammermills and rotary airlocks for processing materials such ...

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Spice Grinding Application Story

Posted on 1/20/15 4:38 PM

Background: Spices have an integral place in the history of the world. Early uses were connected with magic, medicine, religion, tradition, and preservation. Today, spices are generally defined as any dry plant product used primarily for seasoning purposes. Some of the most common spices are black pepper, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Historically, spices have always been among the most demanded products although access to the plants of origin and limited trade access, made them expensive. Global sourcing has made ...

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Microchip Milling Solutions for the Recycling Industry

Posted on 1/20/15 4:36 PM

Business Overview: The subject of this case study is a global recycling company. This company specializes in a number of different recycling processes, many of which are proprietary, to reprocess a variety of industrial materials.

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Dry Sorbent Injection (DSI) Application Story

Posted on 10/28/14 3:23 PM

Background: New EPA regulations have changed the emissions standards for coal fired power plants operating in the United States forcing them to reduce their Sulfur dioxide (SO2), Sulfur trioxide (SO3), Mono-nitrogen oxides (NOx) and Mercury levels. The four ways power generation facilities can meet these new EPA guidelines include: Retirement/closing the power plant, Power conversion to a cleaner energy source such as natural gas, adding a scrubbing systems to the current power generation facility or by retrofitting current plants ...

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DSI Milling Solutions for Coal Powered Generation Facilities

Posted on 10/28/14 3:16 PM

Business Overview: The subject of this case study is a United States Military Base comprised of over 5,000 individuals and over 1400 households. The AFB operates a total of 8 industrial coal-fired power plants to support base operations.

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Real Fine Grinding System Solutions For The Grass Seed Industry

Posted on 5/28/14 3:26 PM

Business Overview: An industry leading grass seed manufacturer had a need to change their process to fulfill a growing worldwide demand for a specialty grass dust used to enhance the grass growing process. This company has a solid sixty year reputation for superior quality and service. They reached out to Prater to improve their process and consistently provide a superior product to it’s end users.

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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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