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Case Study 1988: Kice Conveying System Improves Popcorn Quality

Customer:  Popcorn Manufacturer Year: 1988 Application: The company needed a simple, small capacity pneumatic conveying system which would be used to convey unpopped kernels away from the work area to a holding bin for disposal. The system had to be compact and sanitary, requiring a minimum of valuable floor space. It also needed to be Read More…

Central Vacuum Systems

Design and Sizing are Key Factors in Moving Material Effectively and Efficiently Besides good grain cleaning and dust control, one of the key components that greatly helps in delivering effective and top-notch housekeeping results in a milling facility is a central vacuum system. First, it’s important to keep in mind that a dust collection system Read More…

2018 Kice Tradeshow Schedule

Come one, Come all. 2018 Kice Trade Show Schedule   We are gearing up to hit the ground running in 2018 with our trade shows schedule.  We hope that the locations and dates allow for many customers and prospects to get a chance to speak with our representatives. To really understand the Kice difference, meet Read More…

Kice Appoints Regional Sales Manager – Pacific Northwest

posted: January 12,2018 Dave Link – Regional Sales Manager, Pacific NorthwestTerritory   Kice announced today the appointment of Dave Link as a new Regional Sales Manager. In this role, Link will be responsible for the oversight of sales throughout the Pacific Northwest territory, providing support for this customer base for the diverse product lines offered Read More…

Kice Appoints New Sales Manager

posted: January 5,2018 Wade Hosman – Techinal Sales Manager, Southeast Territory   Kice announced the appointment of Wade Hosman as its Technical Sales Manager, based out of Stuttgart, AR. In this role, Wade will be responsible for the oversight of sales throughout the Southeast territory, providing support for this customer base for the diverse product Read More…

Multi-Aspirator Usage of the Day

There are many reasons why “aspiration” should be considered for product separations, and there is one essential reason that Kice Multi-Aspirators® should be the aspirator used. It is much more efficient. An extensive selection of styles and sizes allow Kice to handle literally thousands of different applications. Usage Case Study – Insect Damaged Kernels   Read More…

Baghouse Filters or Cyclones for Dust Collection

Before dust can be controlled, it must be contained first. Most often, this means making sure equipment is “tight” and gasketed properly. Equipment that emits dust should have suction vent connections and/or suction hoods attached. These connect to a manifold, which then connects to a separator (cyclone and/or baghouse dust filter). Some dust problems are Read More…

Happy Thanksgiving from Kice

First and foremost, we would like to thank our customers, reps, suppliers and employees. It’s continuing our working relationships with you that allow us to grow and succeed in our efforts to provide quality solutions to the various industries we serve. We will be closed November 23rd and 24th. We will resume normal business hours Read More…

Blower Maintenance

The positive displacement blower is often the heart of many types of pneumatic conveying and process systems. Often, such an important piece of equipment is forgotten until it fails. Once the blower has failed, the maintenance personnel must scramble to get the system back online. Some simple procedures can often prevent damage to the blower Read More…

Airlock Maintenance

The key to long and trouble-free airlock operation is good maintenance practices. Periodically inspect the rotor for damage caused by foreign material and for proper rotor placement within the airlock body.   Inspect the bearings and the drive chain for excessive wear. Finally, service the gearmotor or speed reducer as specified by the manufacturer. The Read More…

Working in Confined Spaces

Anyone who carries out confined space work needs to be familiar with the standards and regulations for performing work in these environments. Kice Equipment in Confined Spaces   Some of the equipment Kice Industries manufacturers may include confined spaces. As defined by OSHA, a confined space has: Limited means of entry and/or exit Is large Read More…

The Value of a Testing Lab

The Kice testing lab is an integral part of our engineering and design team. Through testing and analysis, we can accurately identify the characteristics and physical properties of a product and, based on your requirements, determine its pneumatic conveying characteristics. This is accomplished by running the product through special aspirators, conveying systems, grading, grinding and Read More…

NFPA Standards & Combustible Dust

Combustible dust explosions are a risk in many areas of a facility. Facilities can create dust particles that can become airborne and dispersed throughout the plant. It’s when these particles are in a combustible environment that they represent a significant risk for an industrial accident. The serious hazards associated with handling fine dust and powdered Read More…

Measuring Air

Whether sizing new equipment, replacing old equipment, meeting government recordkeeping regulations, or wanting to improve facility efficiency, learning to measure air velocity is an important aid. Plus, it need not be a daunting task, because air measuring kits are readily available and equipped with all the necessary tools needed to do an accurate and thorough Read More…

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