Hemp Processing: Selecting Bulk Material Handling Equipment

As a burgeoning industry, hemp has a long way to go in terms of efficient processing. Many processing plants currently rely on labor-intensive systems with high costs. This, of course, won’t always be the case. As the hemp industry matures and expands outside the CBD market, smart business owners will invest in more efficient processing […]

Alternatives to Storing Biomass in Vertical Silos

Vertical silos are standard storage devices in many industries. But for biomass, they’re hardly ideal. Biomass tends to bridge, especially in round containers, and vertical silos have trouble reclaiming it. Because of these issues, companies that store biomass will want to consider the advantages of a horizontal system instead of a vertical one. Without even […]

Material Handling: Waste Veneer

Veneer waste can be difficult to transfer, chip, and reclaim due to its characteristics. Fortunately, we offer solutions that make it easier to process. Waste Conveyor Difficulty processing waste veneer begins on the waste conveyor before chipping. As it travels down the conveyor, veneer scraps will catch every crack and cranny in a conveyor trough. […]

Conveyors for Ash Handling

Ash is a difficult material to handle. And an expensive one—the conveyors that collect it must be replaced every few years due to the conditions they operate in. But companies can reduce expenses associated with maintaining an ash handling system and increase their lifespan by installing a well-designed conveyor. Challenges in Ash Handling: Temperature and […]

Trailer Loading for WDDGS at Ethanol Plants

Loading wet cake / WDDGS from the slab using a wheel loader is a time-consuming process that requires heavy investment. The process can frustrate truckers as they wait for an employee to arrive with the wheel loader. And when it’s done, there’s often a mess of wasted product. The entire process is cumbersome and, considering […]

Storage Solution for WDDGS

You’re familiar with the issues: Wet cake / WDDGS has a short life. It spoils after a few days in the summer. And because it’s kept outdoors, it attracts rodents and other animals. Besides this, it makes a mess. It doesn’t pile high and can spread into roadways. So, what would it be worth if […]

SMART Conveyors™ Available at a Lower Initial Price!

INDIANAPOLIS—Biomass Engineering & Equipment announced Aug. 26 that it will lower the price of its innovative SMART Conveyors™ due to increased sales and changes in how it produces the machines. BE&E president Dane Floyd said, “While most manufacturers are raising prices while demand is up, we decided to lower ours. We’re able to do this […]

Dust Control at Your Mill

It’s understandable why you spend so much time managing dust. As it accumulates, you risk fire and explosion. It’s associated with cancer and chronic respiratory problems. It’s a general workplace hazard. And regulators require its containment. As a conscientious wood-product manufacturer, however, the hours personnel spend managing dust rather than doing something productive hasn’t escaped […]

Material Handling Solutions for WDDGS

Wet Cake / WDDGS isn’t the easiest material to convey. It’s heavy. It’s sloppy. It takes a lot of power to transfer. You may have run across the following issues with these types of transfer equipment: Screw Conveyors: Inefficient, except for short distances without inclines Belt Conveyors: Messy tailings Low angle of repose Higher energy […]

How to Make the Most of Your Vendor Relationship: Working With Vendors to Diagnose Mechanical Problems

In our previous article, we discussed how to diagnose problems with your equipment. You need all the data points to form an accurate conclusion, and you need to contact the machine’s vendor to best diagnose the problem’s cause. It’s crucial that you contact the machine’s vendor while troubleshooting. They’re the best source of information. They […]