Recent News

Title: Scott Phillips - Ties to Hartzell Companies
Date Posted: Tuesday, 05 March 2013 21:39
Scott Phillips is in his fourth decade of woodworking. He started in his father's shop when he was eleven. The first moneymaking projects were air-dried walnut shelves and boxes. These projects lead into furniture and restoration commissions. Today Scott has a full-time woodworking enterprise that is founded around his degree in Forestry. "If you want to build great furniture you have to respect the woods," he says. Scott is actively involved in habitat reforestation and riparian restoration projects. A master woodworker with a thorough knowledge of his craft, Scott's reverence for the intricacies of wood and its possibilities has helped make The American Woodshop a favorite among public television audiences over the past 17 years. ( Woodshop).


Title: Pneumatic Conveying
Date Posted: Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:46

Pneumatic Conveying

Have you ever heard of a fan being used to carry unwanted chicken parts (we’ll leave it at that without more explanation)? 

Many people only think that fans are good for moving air.  But there are many applications where fans are used to convey material.  Some of the more common applications are dust collection, wood working, grain transport, paper and cardboard trim handling.  The purpose of a conveying system is to move material from one place to another.  The beauty of using air is that it can turn corners and change elevations with relative ease.  Many materials that are granular, pulverized, or crushed can be successfully conveyed using air.


Title: Adjustable Pitch Fans - Why Should I Specify Them?
Date Posted: Thursday, 31 January 2013 20:43

Before computerized system design tools were commonly used, designers of duct systems would add up all the pressure drops of the system components, determine the highest pressure drop required, and add some ‘cushion’ to make sure the specified fan could provide the airflow and pressure required. In many cases, the installed fan then provides too much airflow, and can cause many problems. One common solution is to damper or throttle the airflow to the required value.