White Paper

Processing Food Powders Without Stoppages

Source: AMETEK Brookfield
Processing Food Powders Without Stoppages

Bob McGregor, GM, Brookfield Engineering

Powder discharge from bins is a daily challenge in the food manufacturing industry, especially for formulations that are naturally cohesive. The tendency is for particles to gradually move closer together while sitting in the bin, which leads to greater inter-particle friction once the mixture begins to flow downward into the hopper. This white paper will explain some common buildup issues occurring while processing food powders and what you can do to correct and prevent them.