From food processing to cement additives, dry material systems are needed to unload, move, sort, and other product handling tasks. These automated systems are used in the pharmaceutical, construction, mineral, and manufacturing industries.

Depending on your needs, there is a variety of equipment you’ll use as part of your dry material handling system. Feeders, for example, will move your dry bulk materials from a holding area or conveyor system to a filling station. Feeders are designed to create an even flow of material for continuous operation and minimal interruptions.

In some cases, you may not need feeder equipment. When working with larger material, perhaps a conveyor system is your best alternative for loading or unloading material from the dock or facility. If materials need to be blended before packaging and transport, there are any number of designs made specifically for your product.

When dealing with dry materials, you’ll inevitably have to deal with the accompanying dust and other airborne particulates. In almost all cases, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will require some kind of dust collection equipment. It’s one of the more standard ways to protect your workers and your equipment. Your dry bulk material handling systems need to be able to monitor the moisture content, too.

Dust collectors come in many different designs depending on the amount of dust and what kind of dust you’re working with. There are several cleaning options, too, so you can decide what system works for your facility. Space and access are just two of the factors to consider when choosing a dust collection or filtration system.

Dry Material Systems and Transport of Product

Perhaps the most important aspect (outside of the safety considerations of course) of any dry material system is moving the materials from point A to point B. Pneumatic conveying systems can be designed, incorporated, installed, and operated in a multitude of ways.

Storee Construction has been design-building conveyor systems for more than five decades–we’ll make the most of your space. This includes overhead conveyor systems along with catwalks for inspection, repair, and maintenance. There are also storage considerations when working with dry material systems.

When your dry material system is thoughtfully designed, your industrial, production, or manufacturing facility can greatly increase productivity. But you should also consider growth when developing a system. This is where Storee Construction can recommend designs to meet your goals today and in the future.

Production Upgrades

Whether you’re loading, unloading, filling or unfilling, or just moving dry materials around your facility, Storee Construction can improve productivity after performing a full audit. We take a complete overview of your operations and let you know where improvements can be made.

If you’re considering upgrading your current dry material system, Storee will ensure the new equipment works within your existing production lines. If needed, we can make recommendations on improvements to your current system or facility to help integrate the new machinery.

In addition to making the most of your current floor plan or footprint, we can also expand your current building to allow for increased work. We look at your current operation, design the extra space, and seamlessly blend the two together. This includes electrical upgrades, automation, safety features, and floorplans.

Work with Experience

Since 1966, Storee has been working with industrial, manufacturing, and commercial industries to design, build, and upgrade their facilities throughout the Midwest. We build from the ground up or retrofit existing buildings to improve productivity and safety. It could be designing dry material systems, building storage facilities, installing food processing equipment, and more.

Can you help your bottom line with increased productivity while ensuring your crews remain safe with upgrades? Or does it make sense to move to a new facility to meet company goals? When you work with Storee Construction engineers, facility contractors, and project managers, you’ll know for sure. If it’s time to take a closer look at your operation, reach out to Storee Construction.