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Screening Questions | Why Do Screens Fail?

Posted by Alyssa Kaiser on 7/6/21 9:15 AM

Screen failures can be caused by a number of factors. Just some of the reasons that we’ll cover today include screen fatigue, improper installation, corrosion, shock, and abrasion. Understanding why screens may fail will enable you to proactively inspect, maintain and replace your screens long before you find yourself in a downtime scenario.

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Topics: Circular Vibratory Screeners, Technical Articles, Aftermarket Parts/Spare Parts, Troubleshooting, Screening Questions

Screening Questions | Can Kason Supply Screens for Other Sifters?

Posted by Alyssa Kaiser on 6/1/21 9:33 AM

 

Short answer – Yes!  Kason manufactures and supplies K-SERIES screens and replacement parts that are compatible with various makes and models of circular vibratory screeners and centrifugal sifters currently on the market. If our standard replacement screens aren't a perfect fit, then we can review your unique needs to fabricate custom screens to suit your needs. Read on to learn about how one global supplier of food products worked with Kason to source better replacement screens for more than a baker’s dozen of centrifugal sifter units at their northern New Jersey facilities.

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Topics: Aftermarket Parts/Spare Parts, Screening Questions, Centrifugal Sifters

Screening Questions | What's in a Name? Meet Kason's K-SERIES Screens

Posted by Alyssa Kaiser on 5/14/21 12:54 PM

Did you know that Kason offers a wide array of designs and options with our K-SERIES replacement screens? From standard high-performance designs to heavy-duty rings, finishes to comply with global safety and sanitary standards and more – we take pride in engineering and manufacturing screens with enhancements and features that will meet your specific application, material, and business needs.

Whether you’re considering your options for a new unit, modifying what you use on your existing Kason, or if you are considering our screens for another make or model of circular vibratory screener or centrifugal sifter, we are proud to offer a number of options to help you meet your screening goals.

Read on to learn all about our durable, efficient, endlessly customizable K-SERIES screens.

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Topics: Circular Vibratory Screeners, Aftermarket Parts/Spare Parts, Screening Questions

Get Sorted | Automate Oyster & Clam Sorting with Vibratory Screeners

Posted by Alyssa Kaiser on 4/23/21 10:00 AM
Shellfish hatcheries and nurseries have long relied upon traditional means of sorting their seed oysters and seed clams, sifting their bivalves by hand using wooden boxes equipped with mesh screen bottoms. However, as market demand increases and enterprising businesses look to expand their outputs and streamline operations, a need has emerged for more automated sorting solutions. At Kason, we've had the pleasure of working with and providing commonsense solutions to those in the aquaculture industry. 

 

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Topics: Circular Vibratory Screeners, Aquaculture, Seed Oysters & Seed Clams

Interesting Machine Sales | Oyster Nursery Automates Sorting

Posted by Alyssa Kaiser on 4/22/21 11:37 AM

In one of our most recent machine sales, we provide an efficient, automated sorting solution for one enterprising oyster nursery based in North Carolina.


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Topics: Circular Vibratory Screeners, Aquaculture, Seed Oysters & Seed Clams, Interesting Machine Sales

3-A Authorization: Don’t Compromise

Posted by Jim Ling on 1/14/21 1:22 PM

Pristine and safe equipment is essential when choosing industrial processing equipment for the food industry or other industries where consumer safety is a top concern. When humans or animals are going to consume the final product, you want to make sure that the processing machines are not subject to contamination of any type. For that reason, it’s important to look for the proper certifications.

In the food industry, the top certification standard is 3-A Authorization. Some vendors will say they are compliant without having the authorization certificate—don’t fall for any piece of equipment that isn’t actually authorized. In the long run, skipping certification requirements will end up being a cost – and potential liability – to your operation.

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Topics: Sanitary Applications & Sanitary Equipment

Cannabis Processing and the Value of Industrial Sifters

Posted by Jim Ling on 9/9/20 10:14 AM
The cannabis processing industry has been quiet about processing methods for years. Until recently, manufacturers selling equipment for cannabis processing didn't have a clear understanding of the purpose of their machinery within the industry. Recent legal changes have eased the secrecy around both medicinal and recreational access to THC-containing products.

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Topics: Circular Vibratory Screeners, Industrial Screeners & Industrial Sifters, Cannabis & Hemp, Centrifugal Sifters

Dryer Design: Choosing the Right Drying Technology for Your Application

Posted by Sunny Nwadinma on 8/20/20 4:29 PM

There are two major types of dryers: Direct and Indirect Dryers. Direct Dryers utilize hot air as the mechanism of water evaporation while Indirect Dryers utilize rotating heated surfaces to transmit heat into the wet product. The most common dryers are Direct Dryers that use natural gas to heat the drying air. It is important to keep in mind that there’s no one-size-fits-all dryer option that’s used for every application. In this article, we will concentrate on different Direct Dryers that can dry a wet solid feed material.

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Topics: Thermal Processing, Fluid Bed Processors

Centrifugal Stillage Separation

Posted by Jim Ling on 7/20/20 2:05 PM

8 Feathers Distillery explains how Kason Corporation treats their waste stream to eliminate sewage surcharges, decrease solid waste disposal fees and to provide a “free” food source for local livestock to nearby farmers in an article published across the globe in Filtration + Separation, Industrial Water World, Brewer & Distiller International, and other publications. Using locally sourced grains and water from a nearby artesian well, the distillery was founded in 2004 to produce spirits.

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Topics: Distillery & Brewery, Case Histories, Centrifugal Sifters

Fluid Bed Systems: Circular Versus Rectangular Designs

Posted by Sunny Nwadinma on 7/17/20 10:45 AM

In an eNewsletter article for Powder and Bulk Engineering, we explained the advantages of circular fluid bed dryers and coolers versus those that are rectangular in shape. 

Vibratory fluid bed dryers and coolers are gaining popularity in a large number of applications thanks to their rapid drying times and suitability for heat-sensitive products.  Fluid bed dryers/coolers offer batch and continuous processing capabilities, allowing high throughput for drying and heating applications.  In this article, we discuss the differences between circular and rectangular fluid bed dryers, as well as a number of considerations when choosing between circular or rectangular designs.


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Topics: Technical Articles, Fluid Bed Processors