General Kinematics has made a name for themselves over the last half a century as being leaders in vibratory equipment innovation. The improvements in design and equipment capabilities come from working directly with our customers and their unique processing challenges. Known for expert engineering and problem-solving, General Kinematics is the vibratory equipment manufacturer to get […]Read More
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 describes it. One corn-derived sweetener company needed to find a way to convey their […]Read More
Challenge General Kinematics is renowned around the world for solving unique process challenges. So when a South American fertilizer manufacturer called with a unique problem they were experiencing, GK accepted the challenge. Bags of different types of fertilizer were being shipped from their main headquarters in South America. The 25 kg. (55 lb.) bags […]Read More
Challenge A synthetic polymer producer was looking for unique technology that could work in their new production line. This line was going to run custom polymers and compounds. They needed one unit that could handle various materials and production rates. In addition, the customer previously had a competitor’s brute force spiral and was familiar with […]Read More
Challenge A manufacturer of glass processing equipment located in the western US territory provides proprietary technology based on non-intrusive optical sorting of glass cullet. In order for the optical glass sorters to deliver high quality furnace ready cullet with optimum yield recovery, the sorters require a consistent, even distribution to each of the 5 sorters. […]Read More
Fiberglass is no match for GK’s VIBRA-DRUM® In Paris March 11th – 13th? Visit GK at JEC 2014 to learn more about GK and the fiberglass industry! Challenge Chopped fiberglass has been a challenge in the composites industry for years. After fiberglass is chopped, its form becomes flattened and shifted. Even when the chopper […]Read More
Problem or Potential Need: Punchings from a stamping facility can cause havoc at the baler. History: During the stamping process literally thousands of -1 ¼” punchings of different shapes are created. The punchings and larger scrap pieces travel together to the scrap baler. In the baler the small punchings get wedged in the tight crevices […]Read More
A corn derived sweetener manufacturer was experiencing an issue with some of their customers regarding flowa¬¬bility of their products. Some of the powdery material would not flow sufficiently well to enable the required dispersion in their customer’s food making machinery. The cause of poor flowability of their products was high fines content, producing a very sluggish product. They had attempted to separate the fines with their existing high frequency screens but were unsuccessful. As a result, their market share was in jeopardy. Additional machinery space for the two lines was limited, and they wanted to be able to bypass the elutriators when producing some products for other customers who were not experiencing flowability issues in their equipment.
Customer wanted to automate and optimize an old process that increases the leaf factor of tobacco. The new technology must be able to fit within the existing physical constraints of the plant structure without redesign of the facility.
Petroleum coke (often abbreviated Pet coke or petcoke) is a carbonaceous solid derived from oil refinery coker units or other cracking processes. Petroleum coke is typically created in a drum and solidifies. Once the products cooling cycle is complete, the coke is hydraulically cut from the drum and transported to a pad or pit, where the water then separates from the coke. It then can be loaded to barge or railcar for shipping to its next destination.