Wood Chip System for Forest Products Company

Wood Chip System for Forest Products Company 640 954 S. Howes

A forest products company contacted S. Howes to design a system which would take residual waste wood product from a sawmill and convert it into a value-added product to be sold as animal bedding. S. Howes engineered a system that conveyed the product from the sawmill to a knife cutter…

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Self Unloading Bin and Conveyor System

Self Unloading Bin and Conveyor System 322 400 S. Howes

An adhesive mixing company contacted S. Howes to build a self unloading bin and conveyor system to transport sluggish corn starch. The system also included a mezzanine where bags of product on pallets could be loaded into the system. An operator would load the corn starch into the hopper and…

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Sample Stream Conveyor

Sample Stream Conveyor 640 372 S. Howes

The Process Challenge A major pet food manufacturer was looking for a way employ a continuous quality monitor. Their R&D team had already selected a sensor and determined a method of pulling samples from the production line. Their next challenge was to provide controlled mass flow across their new sensor…

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Rubber Mixing & Feeding System

Rubber Mixing & Feeding System 640 553 S. Howes

A processor of recycled rubber contacted S. Howes to see if it could build a system to automate and improve the quality of its ground rubber. S. Howes designed a system to move the rubber from a self-unloading hopper to a screw conveyor to a batch mixer where liquid was…

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PVC Loading and Sifting System

PVC Loading and Sifting System 640 430 S. Howes

A company contacted S. Howes to design a loading and sifting system to replace its existing manual system. The material to be loaded and sifted by the system was powdered PVC resin which presented difficult flow challenges because it bridged easily. Keeping this in mind, S. Howes designed a system…

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Pigments Dryer Feeding System

Pigments Dryer Feeding System 640 509 S. Howes

A manufactuer of pigments was having difficulty achieving a consistent feed of the pigments to a dryer and contacted S. Howes for a solution. The main challenge to the system was the heavy and dense (45 lbs/cu) nature of the materials being transferred. S. Howes’ solution started with a paddle…

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Pancake Mixing System

Pancake Mixing System 640 338 S. Howes

S. Howes, Inc. was approached by a food processor to design a system to automate the mixing and bagging of pancake mix which had been previously labor intensive. Operations were constrained by 11-foot high ceilings. S. Howes, Inc. designed and constructed an enclosed, sanitary system which included a bag-dump station…

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Frac Sand Continuous Mixer

Frac Sand Continuous Mixer 1024 1024 S. Howes

The S. Howes Continuous Mixer (or Pug Mill) has been used to mix a variety of polymers or resins into pre-treated or washed frac sand.   Where frac sand is used as a “proppant” the S. Howes continuous mixer can add liquid or solids free flowing materials to a silica based…

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Food Powder Conveying System

Food Powder Conveying System 640 431 S. Howes

A manufacturer of food products contacted S. Howes to design a conveying system to move a flour-based product within the space limitations of its Research and Development facility. The older system the company had was inefficient, occupied too much area in the facility and therefore needed to be replaced. S.…

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Food Ingredient Unloading & Conveying System

Food Ingredient Unloading & Conveying System 640 482 S. Howes

A food manufacturer was expanding its operations and contacted S. Howes to design a conveying system to automate and increase the volume of spices that it was able to process. S. Howes’ solution started with a bulk bag unloader which dispensed material into a conical hopper which fed the product…

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Flour Pre-Mixing & Bagging System

Flour Pre-Mixing & Bagging System 640 535 S. Howes

S. Howes, Inc. was approached by a food processor that needed a new system to batch mix various ingredients into a flour base and package the product for final delivery. The customer requested that S. Howes assist in the design of the entire system and provide all key components of…

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Flour Mixing & Bagging System

Flour Mixing & Bagging System 640 462 S. Howes

S. Howes was approached by a bakery products manufacturer to assist in the development and construction of a flour- based mixing and bagging system. This system was to be located in a new facility allowing the comany to expand operations and be closer to the customers of the final packaged…

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Feeding System for Flammable Materials

Feeding System for Flammable Materials 640 320 S. Howes

S. Howes was approached by a rubber sheet manufacturer to help reduce worker back injuries by replacing a manual loading method with a mechanical loading system. The one critical need was that the system needed to be compatible with an explosive environment. The first requirement was to design a cart…

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Drill Tailings Recovery and Solidification

Drill Tailings Recovery and Solidification 640 482 S. Howes

The Challange Drilling for natural gas and oil in the northern states will grow inexorably over the next few decades. New environmental regulations imposed by state environment protection agencies, such as the PADEP, now address disposal of drilling fluids. These new regulations can significantly add to an energy companies drilling…

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Drill Tailings Mixer

Drill Tailings Mixer 640 344 S. Howes

Whether you’re a an oil and gas waste management solutions company, a drilling operator, an energy company, a landfill operator or a drilling service provider the S. Howes continuous mixer (or Pug Mill) has been used in numerous applications to process drill tailings. Our equipment has been used in a…

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Cooling Conveyor System for Battery Manufacturer

Cooling Conveyor System for Battery Manufacturer 640 960 S. Howes

S. Howes was approached by a battery manufacturer that needed to replace a flexible screw conveyor system which was not performing to the company’s standards. The product being conveyed was a chemical powder which needed to be cooled from 650 degrees to 100 degrees before it could be bagged. The…

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Conveyor with Sluggish Product

Conveyor with Sluggish Product 1024 1024 S. Howes

A customer came to S. Howes to fix a problem they were having conveying sticky damp powders. They had tried a flexible screw conveyor and the flexible screw could not keep up with the rate they needed, feed material into the screw and the customer had concerns with the flex-screw…

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Conveying and Metal Detecting

Conveying and Metal Detecting 640 441 S. Howes

The Challenge A national spice company had experienced an increase in demand for a particular product. The production line in place was a makeshift configuration to temporarily meet the new demands of the product. The spice was manually weighed directly from the mixer into bags. Weight accuracy was an issue…

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Continuous Mixer/Reactor

Continuous Mixer/Reactor 640 392 S. Howes

The Process Challenge A major international chemical manufacturer needed to replace an existing reactor with one that could double capacity and reduce maintenance. The process continuously blended a dry granular material with a hot strong acid solution and discharged it horizontally into a kiln. The chemical reaction allowed the evolution…

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Chemical Power Loading and Conveying System

Chemical Power Loading and Conveying System 514 350 S. Howes

A company looking to expand its facility contacted S. Howes to design an unloading and conveying system to transport cuprous oxide and boric acid chemical powders. Since the unloading area was far from the processing area, the system was designed with two inclinable conveyors to transport the material. The chemical…

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