Posts Tagged ‘TKC Technologies Thermal Conveyor’

How do you increase Carbon Black volume?

May 19, 2010

Do you need to increase Carbon Black volume to meet production demands?
The more time you work around Carbon Black, you know it is sometimes difficult to get the volumes you require to meet ever increasing production quotas. When throughput requirements go up, that is usually when we are contacted to help raise the flow rates to meet demand. TKC Technologies is a wholly owned division of O.A. Newton here in Bridgeville, Delaware. Our customers are major users of Carbon Black and our customer installations are global. We are a provider of proven technologies to the Carbon Black, Tire and Rubber communities.

TKC Technologies moves Carbon Black
We have patents and patents pending on a number of our Carbon Black Handling Solutions. Our 16″ Pinch Valve is an industry standard wherever large volumes of Carbon Black need to be weighed for high capacity production needs. Our heated thermal conveyor moves carbon black smoothly and efficiently. Our Fabric Weigh Hoppers do not suffer from bridging and rat-holing. Our products are long lasting and rebuildable with a proven track record of performing as needed in tough manufacturing environments.

Our Parent Company. O.A. Newton was founded in 1916 and remains family owned. We’ve been building Carbon Black solutions in the USA for decades and we have an inventory of parts available to keep  TKC Technologies products operating efficiently. Our products can provide a single solution and they also work in harmony with one another. When it comes to handling Carbon Black, we focus on one goal – to move it reliably. Everytime.

TKC Technologies Product Information

– Our Thermal Conveyors move Carbon Black without the need for rubber mallets, shaking, banging and without interruptions.

– Our Pinch Valves are pneumatically operated, function reliably and deliver carbon black while controling dust.

– Our Fabric Weigh hoppers are available in a number of sizes to meet the demands of your mixing and production requirements.

– More Information, descriptions and photographs are here.

Greg Mareski, TKC Technologies/O.A. Newton,  Business Development Manager

Carbon Black Handling Challenges

January 20, 2010


Carbon Black is one of the most difficult powders to handle.  Used as a component in the tire, rubber, adhesive, drive belt, gasket and laser print toner industries. It has usage as a pigment and adds various wear and abrasive tendencies to vehicle tires.  It adds a measure of UV absorption to various plastics.


The tendencies of Carbon Black to cake, pack, plug and bridge within the handling equipment has long been one of the major problems facing the rubber compounder.  Excessive or rough handling degrades the material and is a threat to maintaining quality rubber manufacturing. The widely used technique of hammering equipment with a rubber mallet  to address bridging and flow problems clearly damages and dents surfaces and accelerates equipment replacement cycles.


The TKC Technologies Carbon Black Weigh Hopper was designed and patented to specifically address the problems of Carbon Black Handling. The TKC Hopper minimizes the opportunity for any carbon black to adhere to the hopper during the discharge cycle and requires no external stimulation for clean release. The TKC Weigh Hoppers are capable of handling batch loads of up to 600 lbs and can be mounted  to operate with multiple types of weigh cells and control systems.

Pellet degradation resulting from the improper handling of  Carbon Black is the greatest threat to the manufacture of good quality rubber products. The TKC Technologies Thermal Conveyors  were designed (and patented) to address this very significant problem. Our standard TKC Technologies Heated Screw Conveyor easily conveys Carbon Black without clumping, lumping and bridging and requires no rubber mallet  “encouragement”. This TKC Technologies  Heated Screw Conveyor is used in Carbon Black manufacturing facilities worldwide. The TKC Tech-nologies Thermveyor (Patent Pending) heats the Carbon Black with greater thermal efficiently. This allows conveying Carbon Black over greater distances than our standard unit. Contact us to discuss which units are best for your unique environment.

The TKC Technologies Pinch Valve is used in installations where the complete discharge of materials from a weigh hopper, holding bin or transition is critical. The unit utilizes a fabric discharge sleeve which is attached at the top & bottom to keep all transfers of materials dust free to the atmosphere. Yet, when the valve opens, the sleeve immediately goes slack & all materials drop straight through.

TKC Technologies, a wholly owned affiliate of O.A. Newton, has over 30 years of Carbon Black experience plus several patented and patent pending products. We specialize in Dilute and Dense Phase Conveying, Bulk Unloading and Storage Systems, High Intensity Mixing and Blending, and Dispensing and Weighing. View more Carbon Black Handling info at our website:

O.A. Newton/TKC Technologies,,

Greg Mareski, Business Development Manager