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Material Handling Systems – Components and Assemblies

February 21, 2011

All O.A. Newton branded components are produced in-house  and on premises in our 30,000 square foot fabrication facility. They are rigorously inspected for quality, performance, safety and long-term reliability. Our components offer many features and functions not available elsewhere. O.A. Newton components are designed specifically for the demanding challenges associated with difficult to handle powders, resins, colorants and compounds.

Since we are an O.E. M. we pass the very significant cost savings through to you. Here are some of the Components and assemblies that are proven, high quality solutions for your Material Handling Systems needs.

(1) The O.A. Newton Bulk Bag Unloader is an efficient way to get your minor ingredients into your system, freeing your people from having to constantly hand feed your operation. You can learn more here:   http://tinyurl.com/6j5dhlj

(2) O.A. Newton Gal Vent Bin Vent Filters separate fines and airborne particles from the exhaust air when filling a large storage silo. You can read more here: http://tinyurl.com/ydkxuft.

(3) O.A. Newton Dust Collections Systems use low negative pressure to remove dust and fines from your process and keep it from entering your plant. Our dust collections systems range from small, 1-2 cartridge units that will re-introduce consolidated material back into the process, up to the larger, 100 or more cartridge inter-venting units that will remove dust from entire systems.  Read more: http://tinyurl.com/4ave9jd

(4) O.A. Newton Filter Receivers separate the material out of the air stream during pneumatic conveying. Read  more here: http://tinyurl.com/49hf6ju

(5) Whether you need bulk, in-plant storage, or need to weigh and/or hold batch ingredients for your process O.A. Newton Hoppers and Tanks will step up to the job. You can learn more here: http://tinyurl.com/48xgktn

(6) The O.A. Newton Pressure Power Unit creates a positive pressure to push air and the products it’s conveying, through the system to your process. Pressure Power Units are used to convey products over longer distances and with higher throughput than vacuum systems. Our units are built for long term and reliable performance. Learn more here: http://tinyurl.com/6chxn46

(7) The O.A. Newton Vacuum Power Unit creates negative pressure to pull air and the product it’s conveying, through the system to your process. Generally, Vacuum Systems are used to convey product over short distances.  Read more: http://tinyurl.com/49u4nux

(8) Our Carbon Black Handling Division –  TKC Technologies(an affiliate of O.A. Newton) developed, patented and commercialized the internally heated screw feeder for delivering carbon black to your rubber mixer. The patented TKC Heated Screw Conveyor is the only device of its kind. It solved the problems of moving carbon black by accurately moving it from bins to scales. If you have Carbon Black handling needs please read more: http://tinyurl.com/4rnxoac.

This above items are some  of the Components and Assemblies we manufacture in-house at O.A. Newton.  We also Manufacture Pinch Valves,  Slide Gate Valves, Vacuum Breaker/Purge Valves and Vacuum Sequencing Valves. If you want to learn more about these additional Components and Assemblies please look here: http://www.oanewton.com/components.cfm

O.A. Newton is Material Handling. Learn More here: http://tinyurl.com/y9m5zzd

Please contact me with any questions about our super competitive pricing, Components, Assemblies, Replacement Parts and Engineering Services, Greg Mareski, Business Development Manager, Phone 302-337-3778, email:  Solutions@oanewton.com

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Pneumatic Conveying System Guidelines

August 11, 2010

The Process

Pneumatic Conveying Systems deliver raw materials (usually powders and/or pellets) to extruders, mixers, coolers and other vessels and devices in the manufacturing process. The air used to convey those materials can either be vacuum or positive pressures, usually determined by the distances covered and the level of friability of the material being conveyed.

The Problem

Pneumatic Conveyors utilize industrial blowers that are engineered and constructed to run 24×7 for trouble-free amounts of time if (and only if) they are sized correctly.  Blowers sometimes fall victim to improperly applied and overly cost-conscience selection. An industrial blower is designed to operate within an engineered range that provides the proper level of performance. When a pneumatic conveying system is driven beyond the correct RPM range, you will be forced to deal with an increase in heat, it will work harder producing pressures it was never intended to produce and be forcing materials at a higher rate through a pipe that is now too small. Using a down-sized blower that is being over-driven beyond it’s operating range results in frequent breakdowns.

Clear Signs of Trouble

Product degradation and Angel Hair can be caused by overly high/extreme velocities, elevated temperatures and an undersized line.

Line Clogs, Slugging and Plugging can be caused by low velocity and pressures that are too high or too low.

Premature wearing-out of belts and sequencing valves can be caused by running an undersized unit which results in spinning the blower too fast and/or utilizing an undersized vacuum receiver with overly frequent fill cycles.

– Degrading of Capacity and Delivery can be caused by clogged filters, improper venting of the receiving vessel(s) and/or insufficient air volume.

Hidden Costs

Heat is bad. Heat is created by running the Blowers faster than the operating level it was designed for. Overdrive them and they will generate more life shortening, wear increasing heat.

Wasteful Energy usage. Blowers that are run beyond their maximum recommended output will burn more electricity than Blowers that are run within their operating range.  It’s a law of physics and like most laws-not negotiable.  Energy charges are higher during peak hours. With the importance of Green Technology, do you want the public to know you have an energy conscience and are running a “Green” operation? This is difficult to do with undersized blowers and overworked motors inefficiently burning up excess  electricity, wouldn’t you agree?

Noise – more decibels mean more operator complaints, unflattering Customer plant tours, possible OSHA workplace violations and greater image problems in general. Up sizing a Blower just to the next larger size provides a larger flow band volume at lower pressures and reduces heat production, decreases noise and lowers energy consumption.

Clogged Filters create more pressure, which creates more energy use, more heat, less throughput, etc. It is important to monitor pressure ranges in your filtration vessels when you (a) first install new filters, (2) eight hours later (or after the flowing particulates have helped increase the filtration ability of a brand new filter) and (3) at excessive pressure levels over the design range (usually between 8-12 psi on the magnehelic gauge).

Right-Sizing

Ultimately, every pneumatic system is about proper balance – the balance between pressure and velocity, the balance between material volume being moved and the volume of the air required to move it. If the blowers, line sizes and receivers are undersized, there are very few performance increasing options (short of replacement).  Receivers that are too small have to discharge more frequently to meet demand which results in more cycles, greater starts and stops and this creates more wear on the blowers, motors, belts, pulleys, etc.

Sizing the system requires experience.

There are proven ways to pneumatically convey powders and pellets reliably without trauma and breakdowns. Our Power Pressure Units and Vacuum Pressure Units are proven in the PVC, CPVC, Wood Fiber, Friction Products, Food and Pharmaceutical Industries.  We provide Project Management, Design and Engineering, Systems Integration, New Equipment, Components and Parts, Rail Car Unloading and Plug & Play Systems. Contact us and O.A. Newton will be happy to discuss how we can arrive at the most cost-effective solution for your unique operation. We manufacture our components here in Bridgeville, Delaware and can provide the correct custom solution for your unique plant and production needs. Don’t take our word for it, please click here to view Client Testimonials.

Greg Mareski, Business Development Manger, email:  solutions@oanewton.com

High Performance Bin Vent Filtration

June 15, 2010

The O.A. Newton Galvanized Bin Vent Filter is a proven solution to controlling dust created from the filling of your silos. It seems that everyone from your Neighbors to OSHA to your Executive Management are looking ever more carefully at Dust Control. The O.A. Newton BV-2 is available in Three (3) Sizes plus Custom Installations. Our Gal Vent Filters are proven as a leading Material Handling Systems Component. We are pleased to offer this solution as we believe it is a  value performance standard in Bin Vent Filtration Systems. Why do we feel that way? Because we make it here in the USA and have engineered it to provide this unique feature set:

  • Three (3) Year Warranty against rust.
  • Our Open Filter Servicing Design requires no confined space permits.
  • Laser Cut Precision Construction – Standard Rust Busting Galvanized Construction and Powder Coating.
  • Our Jet Pulse Cleaning System maximizes Filter Service Life.
  • Standard Lid Lift Assist system.
  • Standard Differential Pressure Gauge.
  • Our Flange System easily adapts to your existing Silo Flange Patterns.
  • Available in Standard and Low Profile Configurations.
  • Competitive pricing as we manufacture these Bin Vents on-site in our building and sell direct to you.
  • Industry Standard Filter Cartridges are sized to insure performance with YOUR unique Powders, Pellets and Applications.
  • Our Gal Vent Filters ship COMPLETE with Filters.
  • More information is available on our website here.

Contact us to discuss options, solutions and pricing for your’ Bin Vent Filtration needs.

Greg Mareski, Business Development Manger, email:  solutions@oanewton.com

Increased interest in OSHA Directives regarding Explosive Dust?

April 26, 2010

Last week, we were invited to a customer site to review the results of an OSHA visit for dust issues and to determine the curative steps to achieve compliance. This appears to be trending upward. In the last six months we have noted an increase in OSHA dust related Customer Site visits and an increase in Customer requests to provide equipment and expertise to address combustible dust issues. Simply read the national news to see that due to combustable dust explosions in recent years, safety agencies are taking a heightened interest in Combustible Dust Control.

Additionally, there is a  Meeting Summary Report that was issued on February 9, 2010. This report summarizes key discussion points during two stakeholder meetings that OSHA convened pertaining to its rulemaking on combustible dust. The two 3-hour meetings were held on December 14, 2009, at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C.

You can read the above mentioned event’s OSHA report at:    http://tinyurl.com/32p6t7o

Doesn’t OSHA already have a program for Combustible Dust? The existing OSHA Combustible Dust Emphasis Program (effective date 03/08/2008)  addresses these categories

  • Metal dust such as aluminum and magnesium.
  • Wood dust
  • Coal and other carbon dusts.
  • Plastic dust and additives
  • Biosolids
  • Other organic dust such as sugar, flour, paper, soap, and dried blood.
  • Certain textile materials.

You can read the current Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (Reissued) at: http://tinyurl.com/23oncr5

O.A. Newton has expertise in these areas to assist you. If you are interested in having the existing Dust Handling Systems at your facilities reviewed for an Explosion Relief Retrofit, please contact O.A. Newton directly. We provide Engineered Material Handling Solutions to a Global Customer base.

Greg Mareski, Business Development Manager, O.A. Newton, Engineered Material Handling Systems.


What makes O.A. Newton different?

January 7, 2010

If you take a quick search on the web using Google, Yahoo, Bing or any other search tool, you will find that there are a large number of Engineered Material Handling Solutions Providers listed. So what makes O.A. Newton different?

(1) O.A. Newton has a long history, since 1916, of reducing costs and improving capacity. We provide well thought out solutions for our customers bulk material handling challenges.
(2) Our Engineering Team is solidly experienced in the Engineered Material Handling Solution business. We have an excellent reputation for providing innovative solutions in handling difficult powders and solving tough challenges.
(3) We do not offer you a cookie cutter solution that is “close” to what you want. We customize the solutions to fit your unique manufacturing requirements. We are proven System Integrators and we incorporate the products you have experience with, blended with our OEM Engineering and Fabrication. O.A. Newton then provides the warranty for the entire job so when it’s completed, you are satisfied.
(4) Our equipment is solidly built. We have installations that are running our equipment for over 25 years. And as an OEM, we can provide the parts and assemblies you need to keep your equipment running.
(5) Pricing that is competitive and offers exceptional value. Our solutions are an excellent value and provide you with solid R.O.I.
(6) We use the term “Engineered for Your Success” to describe the experience of working with us. Don’t take our word for it. Go to our website, http://www.oanewton.com, and read the Customer Testimonials. Please review the Components and Assemblies section to see examples of our quality products.
(7) O.A. Newton provides Project Management, Design and Engineering, Systems Integration, Components, Assemblies, Parts, Rail Car Unloading, Custom Design, Plug & Play Systems, Controls Integration & Customization.

When you have Material Handling needs we look forward to discussing the solutions that are right for your unique needs.

Greg Mareski, Business Development Manager for O.A. Newton.

Rust Streaks, Corrosion and Bin Vent Filters are not Synonymous.

December 28, 2009

Rust streaks and corrosion can sometimes affect the Bin Vent Filters found in many Plants using outside silos. Additionally, Bin Vent Filters are used on large indoor hoppers. The Bin Vent Filter stops powders and dust from coming out of the storage vessel.

A few years ago, O.A. Newton created our Gal Vent filter which at 3 full years,  has three times the industry standard warranty against rust.

Properly sized Bin Vent filters are available from O.A. Newton for a huge variety of  applications. We offer them in G235 galvanized steel finish or you can select to optionally powder coat them in standard Industrial Gloss White. We also offer a customized flange system that, based our your silo flange dimensions, perfectly matches our BV-2 Bin Vent Filter to your Silo or Storage Hopper flanges. Our Standard BV-2  Bin Vent Filter is available in 250 sq. ft., 475 sq.ft. and 775 sq. ft. sizes. We are also  able to provide custom sizes to fit your needs as we manufacture them onsite and ship them globally. Our prices are exceptionally competitive, the 475 sq.ft. size ships complete with a set of  high quality pleated top load filters for $4199 in Galvanized finish and are available powder coated Industrial Gloss White for an additional $250.00. Please contact us at solutions@oanewton.com with any questions or challenges that we can help you with. You can call at 302-337-3778 and/or view all of our OEM Components, Assemblies and services at http://www.oanewton.com