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What type of feeder is needed? There are two basic types of feeders: volumetric feeders and gravimetric feeders. Volumetric feeders modulate and control the rate of discharge, gravimetric feeders modulate the mass flow rate. Failure to install the right equipment can lead to problems concerning the speed of operations. Find bulk feeder manufacturers in our Equipment Guide.

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  • Bunting-Magnetics-Europe-Limited-bulkinside

    Bunting

    The globally based Bunting Group designs and manufactures an extensive range of metal separators. The range includes magnetic separators, metal detectors, eddy current separators, and electrostatic separators for a wide range of processing applications such as mineral processing, food manufacture, mining, and plastics.
  • Coperion

    Coperion

    Coperion, a Hillenbrand company, engineers cutting-edge technologies and solutions across the bulk material handling spectrum. Our teams deliver complete solutions for your real-world needs, based on deep process and engineering expertise. We specialize in precision solutions for pneumatic conveying, milling, extruding, dust collection, sifting, weighing, and feeding.
  • Coperion & Coperion K-Tron

    Coperion & Coperion K-Tron

    Coperion and Coperion K-Tron are system and equipment suppliers, including extruders, feeders, pneumatic conveying and components, who understand the importance of process efficiency. We design, develop, manufacture and maintain systems, machines and components for the plastic, chemical, pharmaceutical, food & pet food, mineral and nonwoven industries.
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    Dinnissen Process Technology

    Dinnissen Process Technology“Trusted by the best” In 1948 we created our first machine. Today, billions of people consume products that are touched by our machines, every day. During our 70 years in business, we have become a world leader in process technology in the world of powders, particles and granules.  We’re proud to be known for our expertise, quality products and tailor-made solutions.
  • DMN-WESTINGHOUSE logo - BulkTech - BulkInside

    DMN-WESTINGHOUSE

    DMN-WESTINGHOUSE has been designing and manufacturing rotary valves, diverter valves and other related components for the bulk solids handling industry for many years. As an independent company with no involvement in system design, our sole activity is the development, manufacture and sale of these components. DMN-WESTINGHOUSE offers tailor-made solutions to the global food, dairy, plastics, (petro)chemical, pharmaceutical, mineral, power and biomass industries.
  • Eastern Instruments

    Eastern Instruments

    Eastern Instruments designs and manufactures a variety of devices that both measure and control the flow of industrial bulk solids. Manufacturing robust, easy to use and extremely accurate solid-particle mass flow meters and feeders Eastern Instruments devices are perfect for batching, blending or ratio-control applications.
  • Erie Technical Systems

    Erie Technical Systems Inc.

    For over two decades, Erie Technical Systems, Inc. has been a leader in the bulk material handling industry, continuously setting standards for quality and functionality. Our commitment to innovation ensures that our clients are well-equipped to meet the challenges of the dynamic world of bulk material handling.
  • Eriez

    Eriez

    Eriez is the global leader in separation and vibratory technologies. Regardless of your process and material, Eriez offers every solution for gravity, conveyed, pneumatic or liquid line flows. Employing Eriez powerful magnetic separators for ferrous contaminants and metal detectors for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals ensures your product is free of dangerous tramp metals. Eriez offers electromagnetic and mechanical vibratory feeders, conveyors and screeners for sanitary and general purpose material handling.
  • Flexicon.com Corporation - BulkInside - Logo

    Flexicon Corporation

    Flexicon manufactures bulk handling equipment including flexible screw conveyors, tubular cable conveyors, pneumatic conveying systems, bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag conditioners, bulk bag fillers, drum/box/container dumpers,  bag dump stations, weigh batching/blending systems, and plant-wide bulk handling systems with automated controls.
  • General Kinematics - BulkInside - Logo

    General Kinematics

    General Kinematics engineers and manufacturers vibrating equipment and systems for the processing of bulk materials. For six decades we've maintained a solid reputation for expert design leadership. From vibratory feeders to entire processes GK creates the solutions required to process materials for leading global organizations.
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    Gericke

    Gericke is a fourth-generation, family-owned company offering a complete range of process equipment and expert engineering services for the automated handling of dry, bulk materials. Gericke custom-designs, manufactures, installs and services pneumatic conveying systems, sifters, lump breakers, feeders, mixers, rotary valves, bag handling stations and more.
  • Hense Wägetechnik GmbH

    Hense Wägetechnik GmbH

    Hense Wägetechnik GmbH is specialized on static and dynamic weighing for silos, vessels and tanks. Hense Wägetechnik GmbH is able to provide economic solutions to retrofit existing silos with weighing equipment.
  • Polimak

    Polimak

    Polimak is specialized in bulk solid handling, conveying, storage, feeding, dosing, discharging, filling, dust collection systems, and components. Providing solutions from a single equipment to complete turnkey systems, our strength is coming from custom design and production capabilities for each individual application. Food, cement, iron, chemicals, plastics are some of the industries we serve.
  • Vraykos Mechanical Limited

    Vraykos Mechanical Limited

    Vraykos Limited specializes in the design, engineering and manufacturing of industrial projects. With our 30 years of experience in the field of industrial projects, our company has earned a reputation for its high quality services, punctuality and reliability. Our clientele mainly includes the largest industries that deal in food, plastics, chemicals and animal feed.
  • WAMGROUP S.p.A. - BulkInside Company Profile

    WAMGROUP S.p.A.

    WAMGROUP is the global market leader in Screw Conveyors and amongst the most prominent players in the field of Bulk Solids Handling & Processing Equipment. The company founded in Modena, Italy, in 1968, employs some 2,100 people at more than 60 locations in 40 countries. The Company’s comprehensive product range includes equipment for Bulk Solids Handling & Processing, Dust Filtration, Waste Water Treatment and Renewable Energy Generation.

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Experts for Feeders

  • George Bougioukas, Plant Manager of Acmon systems has over a 20 years of experience in plant process design for both mechanical and automation engineering in a wide range of industrial sectors. He has gained a unique knowhow of cross-cutting technologies and applications bringing the organization to reach a new industrial value chain era. George’s expertise includes applications ranging from reception and storage of raw materials, pneumatic and mechanical conveying, sieving, weighing and dosing, mixing, up to bagging and final product dispatch. Behind George there is a dedicated team of engineers who like him are constantly striving to improve design and performance of all plants Acmon systems has been delivering all around the globe for the last 30years on a turnkey basis.
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  • Matthew Bailey – Technical Lead

    Matthew Bailey – Technical Lead

    BFM® Global Ltd.
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    Matthew is a mechanical engineer holding an honours degree from the Auckland University of Technology and has been responsible for BFM® Global’s product development, testing and compliance programme for almost 5 years. Matt’s experience is centered on the powder handling industry with a specific focus on flexible connectors, and all the compliance requirements around them. From food to pharmaceutical and all industries in between, Matt works with our Distributor partners, end users and OEMs from Europe, Asia and the Americas to solve application challenges. He regularly attends industry tradeshows around the world and understands the complex requirements of each different market.
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  • Tom Higginbottom

    Tom Higginbottom

    Bunting
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    As Bunting’s Technical Sales Engineer, Tom Higginbottom helps companies solve metal separation and detection problems. Since joining Bunting in March 2017, Tom has developed a reputation as a magnetic separation and metal detection equipment specialist, regularly visiting sites across Europe to advise on ways to improve metal separation and recovery. He is also a committee member of the British Metal Recyclers Association’s Young British Metals Recyclers (YBMR).
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  • John has been with Cablevey Conveyors for over 7 years and is currently in the position of Director of Engineering. In this role he oversees all engineering at Cablevey from R&D of New Product Design to reviewing of all system layouts designed by the applications engineering team. He also works closely with manufacturing/production and Quality Control at Cablevey to ensure that all product leaving our assembly plant meets the high standards Cablevey has become known for. With this knowledge of Cablevey equipment from conception to final production design, John brings an invaluable service to the Cablevey and AHS team.
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  • Todd D. Messmer

    Todd D. Messmer

    Coperion
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    Todd Messmer is the Product Manager for the Schenck Process Weighing and Feeding Product Line in North America. He has 21 years of Applications Engineering experience customizing and designing Screw Feeders, Weighbelts, Vibratory Feeders, Flow Meters, and Bulk Bag Unloaders into customers’ processes. Todd has worked with a diverse range of companies in the Food, Plastics, Chemicals and Pharmaceutical industries and has written several articles for key industry publications. He holds degrees in both Electronics and Marketing and currently manages a team of Applications Engineers for Schenck Process. Expert in Screw Feeders, Weighbelts, Vibratory Feeders, Flow Meters, and Bulk Bag Unloaders.
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  • Sharon Nowak serves as Global Business Development Manager for the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries for Coperion and Coperion K-Tron. Nowak works closely with the Research & Development and Engineering departments as well as worldwide customer requests to identify new applications and provide design and focus on the very specific needs of these industries. Nowak has a 30+ year background in the process equipment industry for food and pharmaceuticals as well as a degree in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA. She has extensive experience designing and integrating feeders and material handling equipment including pneumatic conveying into continuous and batch processes for food and pharmaceuticals including blenders/mixers, mills/micronizers, extruders, granulators and coaters, and contained processes for potent pharmaceutical compounds.
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  • Rob van Zetten is Senior Account Manager Benelux, Scandinavia, and the Baltic states at DMN-WESTINGHOUSE. With over 30 years of work experience in bulk solids, he knows all the ins and outs of the industry: from complete processes to working with components. His broad market and industry knowledge is second to none. Due to his experience with numerous system integrators in various technical and commercial roles, he is perfectly capable of calculating a clear ROI and TCO. In his current position at DMN-WESTINGHOUSE this experience comes in very handy. He advises which rotary valve or diverter valve to place in which situation and takes both the sustainable and the financial side of the solution into account. His knowledge of the process 'up- and downstream' is of great added value. Rob is a specialist in the field of Aquaculture and also has demonstrable knowledge in the field of Food, Pharma, Petfood, Chemicals, Plastics, non-woven materials, and minerals.
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  • James is a veteran of solids flow measuring process design with over 27 years of experience under his belt. He is a recognized expert in flow-metering and feeding applications in a wide variety of sectors across a multitude of industries, including the food, chemical and building supply industries.
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  • Tim Porco is the the President of Erie Technical Systems Inc. He oversees the company's day-to-day operations, ensuring top-notch solutions for customer needs. He holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University and is an active member of the Flexible Intermediate Bulk Filling Association (FIBCA). With an extensive background in technical sales, product management, and sales management within the powder solids handling industry, Tim applies his diverse skills to develop economical solutions for clients. Tim is committed to listening carefully to customer requirements and translating them into effective applications of Erie Technical Systems equipment.
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  • Gareth Meese

    Gareth Meese

    Eriez
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    Gareth Meese works as Regional Sales Director – EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, India, and Northern Africa) for Eriez-Europe, a global leader in several key technology areas, including magnetic separation, metal detection, and material handling equipment. With nearly 20 years of experience in continuously-evolving positions, Gareth is well versed in bulk material handling applications. When Gareth joined Eriez as an Export Sales Engineer, he led several Eriez teams tasked with expanding business throughout Scandinavia, the Baltic States, and the Czech Republic. Later, as Export Sales Manager, he concentrated on growing Eriez-Europe in Russia, Europe and Northern Africa. His recent promotion expands his geographic responsibilities further with the addition of the Middle East and India. Gareth has been instrumental in pursuing Eriez’ vision and holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Cardiff University. Gareth is more than prepared to discuss and recommend a tailored solution for any unique bulk material handling application.
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  • Steve Massman received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Steve has been with General Kinematics for over 20 years, starting as a Design Engineer, holding several other titles before reaching his current title of Technical Director. Since his start at General Kinematics Steve has been a member of the General Kinematics R&D Committee since 2011, designed over 200 pieces of equipment, and has 9 assigned and pending patents. He is instrumental in the development of GK's grinding technologies. When Steve is out of the office he spends his time with his family in the great outdoors; kayaking, windsurfing, and snorkeling. Contact GK for more at info@generalkinematics.com
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  • Carrie Hartford is the Technical Sales Manager and Senior Project Engineer in Jenike & Johanson’s office in California. For 15 years, she has been solving challenging bulk material flow related problems around the world. Typical projects include the analysis and design of bins, hoppers, feeders, and transfer chutes. From 2012 – 2014, she opened and established an engineering office and laboratory facilities in Perth, Western Australia. Internationally she publishes and presents technical papers, participates in conferences, and presents numerous short courses in the field of bulk solids flow. Carrie has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from Azusa Pacific University in California. She is a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of California.
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  • Süleyman Salihler

    Süleyman Salihler

    Polimak
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    Süleyman is General Manager of Polimak with more than 20 years of experience in design, engineering, manufacturing, and marketing of bulk solids handling systems. He leads the organization to provide problem-free solutions from single equipment to complete turnkey systems for a wide range of industries. Pneumatic conveying systems, dust collectors, rotary valves, big bag dischargers, batching & dosing systems, storage silos are some of the components designed and produced by a highly qualified engineering team in the organization. Holding a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Süleyman's background includes software development, industrial automation, and IoT technologies. This facilitates Polimak's vision of providing data-driven smart process technologies for the bulk solids handling industry in the new digital age.
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  • Matthias Hofmann is Technical Director at singold gerätetechnik gmbh. The company specialises in the development and production of pneumatic knockers and other products for the bulk solids industry such as flap shutters and double-flap sluices. As a Dipl.-Ing.(FH), Markus Hofmann initially contributed his extensive knowledge in plant construction and mechanical engineering as a design engineer at various mechanical engineering companies, including in the position of chief engineer. Since 2019, he has been further developing the product range at singold gerätetechnik gmbh and supporting customers in finding the optimal solution for their plant.
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  • Since 2016, David Hyer has served as the President and General Manager of Thayer Scale and is responsible for daily operations. In 2013, he rejoined the company after serving as the division manager of the circuit-board test and inspection business at Teradyne. His professional experience includes senior management positions in sales and business development at Teradyne and two venture capital-backed startups. His first position was with Thayer Scale in 1985 as a college student writing machine-level code for the PI-164 instrument. David has expertise in the design and manufacture of market-leading conveyor belt scales and gravimetric feeders. With an unyielding focus on product line specialization and quality, the company's portfolio of products and customized solutions are tailored to the unique requirements of its three key segments; Food, Energy & Building Products, and Chemical & Industrial. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University. He is married with three children and enjoys tennis, golf, and spending time on his boat.
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  • Aristidis Melios is the General Manager at Vraykos & Associates Mechanical Ltd. He holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens, and has more than 30 years of experience in design, engineering and manufacturing of bulk materials handling systems in food industry in Greece and Balkans area. Mr Melios is an expert in managing industrial projects that concern mechanical or pneumatic conveying, weighing & dosing, mixing, dedusting, screening and storaging of food bulk products. He has the experience needed to create a cost efficient turn-key solution for every bulk materials industry. The last years leads the Vraykos company engineering team with success, inserting new ideas and technologies in the field of bulk materials handling systems.
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