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Production Process Insights

How to Maintain Recipe Control with the Sentry SBC Controller

Posted by George Buss on 12/13/21 8:00 AM

Production of bulk solid materials is dependent on expensive capital equipment, often optimized to produce multiple products on the same line. These systems can make numerous products, including varying particle sizes, dimensions, and other characteristics. Maintaining these products is made simple with recipe control found in the Sentry SBC Controller.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Solids & Powder

Stand Ready: Discussing Bulk Solid Sampling Trends

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 11/10/21 8:00 AM

The powder and bulk solids market includes OEMs, process engineers, and executives whose activity accounts for 70% of the manufacturing lifecycle of every product on earth. Sampling plays a vital role in this production to ensure safety and product quality.

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Topics: Solids & Powder, Any Application

Maximize Recipe Control with Automatic Sampling

Posted by Tod Myers on 11/1/21 8:00 AM

A repeatable, representative sampling of bulk-solid products is essential in today’s production environments. From food production to plastics, automatic samplers are becoming standard practice to provide the needed insights on product quality and safety for profitable production. 

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Solids & Powder

Repair vs. Replace: Managing Your Refinery's Sampling Equipment

Posted by Randy Cruse on 10/14/21 4:13 PM

Many industrial plants in the United States were built decades ago and were not expected to still be in operation. Yet many are still running today, well past their expected life span. Within these plants, hydrocarbon sampling systems and equipment are often overlooked, even as new technology and regulations demand more from them.

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Topics: Power, Downstream, Solids & Powder, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Maintain Chemical Compliance with Representative Sampling

Posted by Horacio Salinas, Jr. on 9/30/21 8:00 AM

The specialty chemicals industry produces various substances for many applications, including paints and inks, detergents, pharmaceuticals, and biocides for agricultural use. Skin and respiratory exposure to chemicals used to develop these materials can leave operators at risk for burns, respiratory complications, rashes, and cancer.

Because of these serious risks, the specialty chemicals industry faces some of the most stringent safety standards and governmental regulations. Chemical compliance relies on representative sampling to reduce employees’ exposure to chemicals while maximizing production and minimizing capital costs.

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Topics: Downstream, Solids & Powder, Liquid & Slurry

Ask Sentry: Why Should I Consider PR or RX Samplers?

Posted by Tod Myers on 9/27/21 8:00 AM

The powder and bulk solid industry relies on sampling to ensure their production meets compliance, efficiency, and safety standards. Sentry Equipment’s PR and RX automatic samplers ensure that plants can satisfy these regulations by easily and safely obtaining samples without the need for direct human contact.

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Topics: Solids & Powder, Any Application

Ensure High-Quality Coffee with Custody Transfer Sampling

Posted by Tod Myers on 8/23/21 8:00 AM

Coffee can be commercially grown in just two U.S. states, Hawaii and California, because of the tropical climate and high altitude the beans require to thrive. To keep up with demand, the U.S. imports much of its coffee from other regions, including Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. 

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Solids & Powder

Ask Sentry: What are ISOLOK Samplers?

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 7/22/21 8:00 AM

Automatic representative sampling is the act of capturing a limited volume of material from a process stream that accurately reflects the characteristics of the entire lot, batch or process stream. Most material within a production environment can be sampled and then analyzed for product quality and process monitoring. 

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Solids & Powder, Liquid & Slurry

Customized Solution Optimizes Asphalt Sampling Processes

Posted by Kim Lobert on 7/12/21 8:00 AM

Asphalt is made by heating it to temperatures between 300°F and 350°F to decrease the viscosity and make it more fluid, then drying it to remove any remaining moisture. These temperatures and how the product is processed often require a custom asphalt sampling solution to meet fiscal and personnel concerns.

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Topics: Cement, Mining, Solids & Powder, Liquid & Slurry

Manage Your Hygienic Standards with Automatic Sampling

Posted by Israel Gamboa on 6/14/21 8:00 AM

In recent years, several severe, high-profile foodborne illness outbreaks have led to increased implementation of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system, along with other food safety programs and increased reliance on third-party auditing programs. These changes make hygienic standards essential to safe food and beverage production.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Solids & Powder, Liquid & Slurry