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Midwest

Horizon Systems

in bulk bags and in the end produce
a plastic pipe," Kuhl says. "We're
doing all the handling of their raw
materials from the very beginning
right through the extruders."
Handling projects of this complexity requires Horizon Systems to call on
third-party expertise. The company
itself engineers and produces the
material-handling equipment, but
works with a preferred list of suppliers that manufacture anchor processing equipment.
That equipment is combined with
Horizon Systems' innovative solutions that move product throughout
the process.

Responding to the Trends
Within the world of material handling
itself, Kuhl says a focus on safety and
minimizing contamination are the

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major trends occurring across each of
the industries it serves.
The pet food industry, for instance,
has seen a shift in its manufacturing
process with the passage of the Food
Safety Modernization Act, which has
moved the pet food industry away
from a feed mill-type process to a regular food manufacturing approach.
Horizon Systems has answered this
call for better pet food safety with
technologies such as its ConTran
process, which is a continuous dense
phase transfer system that is used to
convey materials that are susceptible
to crushing or impact degradation and
also can be used when material segregation is a concern.
Horizon says ConTran technology
accurately maintains the material-air
mass flow ratios at constant levels,
resulting in stable, low-velocity, con-

tinuous dense phase conveying of
granular products with consistent
size distribution.
The outcome is a cleaner system
that provides low product degradation, reduced product segregation,
high convey rates and distances at relatively low pressures, improved
power efficiency, and high reliability
and low maintenance.
Another recently introduced innoCV Technology, Inc. is a worldwide leader in
explosion prevention and mitigation equipment for
processes that handle combustible dust. Located in
Jupiter, Florida CV Technology is a leading supplier of
explosion vents, flameless vents, isolation valves, and
chemical suppression systems. For years the engineers
at Horizon Systems have worked with CV Technology to
provide safe and reliable process equipment. Together,
Horizon Systems and CV Technology provide an integrated solution for powder bulk handling systems that
handle combustible dusts. For more information, call
561-694-9588, email sales@cvtechnology.com or visit
www.cvtechnology.com.


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