Tubular Conveyors

Challenge Fine powders can be extremely difficult to convey. Move them too much and clouds of the material will appear around the conveyor. Don’t move them enough and you will see a “plowed field” effect as GK’s Technical Director, Oscar Mathis...

PSA: Ductile Rocker Legs, Springs, and Slats

When looking to replace parts on your General Kinematics equipment it is important to make sure you are getting genuine GK parts. Time after time we hear horror stories of customers buying parts from “so and so’s discount warehouse” only to destroy...

The Most Ridiculous Uses for Gold

Since the dawn of time, mankind has been drawn to the shimmer of gold. Even as we’ve built advanced societies on the platform of technology and science, gold has still managed to maintain its status as a symbol of wealth and beauty.   The uses...
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WTE – Creating Energy from Waste

Even with all the undeniable benefits of living in civilized society, there are still some obvious complications. One of the most harmful is this: people throw a lot of stuff away. In centuries past, this has meant placing a slowly building landfill for...
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GK: An Eye on the Stars

Coed Venturing crew 209 and Boy Scouts of America troop 209 in Palatine, Illinois consisting of some of the brightest young minds, has developed an experiment that will be making its way to space on August 14th. The program is called Our Team Ames for Space....
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Fracing

If you type the term “Fracing” into your search engine of choice you will see two results. 1) The definition of fracing as “the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, etc., so as to force open existing fissures...
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OCC: Old Corrugated Containers / Cardboard

The uptick in internet shopping is making way for a whole new market and recycling issue. If you think about the products you order online what is the one thing they all have in common? That’s right, cardboard boxes (albeit every once in awhile plastic...
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Take the guess work out of it. Be certain with General Kinematics

Choosing a supplier for new processing equipment sometimes requires a leap of faith. Processing materials in a lab can be very different from how your equipment will work in a production environment. How does the equipment behave when processing the material...