We love trying things out
Which feeder is best for your bulk material? How can you select the ideal screen panel for maximum efficiency? What’s the best way to combine pneumatic conveying, dust collection and feeding? And what requirements do alternative fuels place on feeding and conveying systems? We are passionate about answering these and thousands of other questions. That’s what makes us experts in processes.
We test — you benefit
There are endless reasons for improving your processes – making a better product than the competition, lowering operation costs, reducing your environmental footprint, raising staff safety. There are also many theories on how to optimize your business. But how do you put theories into practice? Our TestCenters offer you the equipment plus decades of experience trying out all types of processes. Our accumulated expertise in testing can help you find a solution quickly, whether you are experimenting with new materials, developing new products, thinking of investing in new machinery, or fine-tuning your logistics.
Our specialized TestCenters
Bulk materials, weighing & feeding solutions and pneumatic conveying
Which feeder or pneumatic conveyor is best suited to your bulk material? The experts at our new TestCenter in Darmstadt that are based on real life situations will find the perfect solution for you. This ultra-modern facility for material and prototype testing is centred around perfectly matched feeding and screening processes. More test rigs and an improved level of automation mean that the TestCenter can now run even more accurate tests, all very closely based on actual processing circumstances. Get in contact
Pneumatic conveying and dust collection
Tests boost efficient design for your systems. Hundreds of materials and airborne particulates are tested annually in the four ultramodern Mac Process TestCenters for pneumatic conveying, dust collection and feeding. Our TestCenters simulate real world conditions of pneumatic conveying or dust collection systems. Testing provides essential information for specifying equipment, making incorrect applications a thing of the past. In addition to the standard equipment warranty, lab testing may allow us to provide enhanced emissions and performance warranties. Get in contact
Weighing and feeding solutions
Our TestCenter located in Whitewater, Wisconsin (USA) is fully equipped for testing customer’s dry bulk solid materials in volumetric, gravimetric, vibratory, and sanitary feeding configurations. Bulk bag discharging and systems software are also tested providing solutions derived from the results. What makes the TestCenter unique is an isolated testing cell for dusty and poor flowing powders and a specially designed room for viewing material tests. The viewing room allows customers to witness live tests through a window and the use of a monitor provides test results and trending in real time. Get in contact
Size reduction and thermal processing
Our 25,000 square foot pilot plant facility is used exclusively to test and demonstrate the capabilities of Raymond® and Bartlett-Snow™ equipment under simulated production conditions. This facility houses a wide range of full-scale processing equipment capable of grinding, classifying or thermally processing virtually any mineral, chemical, food or other material. Equipment is also available to perform pre- and post-processing chemical and physical analyses. Our research and development staff can perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD) computer simulation for many different types of processes, contributing to our ability to understand the application. Get in contact
Sifting, screening, milling and blending
Testing for the Kemutec product line takes place at our powder processing TestCenter in Bristol, PA. The TestCenter offers a comprehensive product testing facility for dry materials. Raw feed and processed materials are evaluated and characterized using sieve analysis and laser particle sizing technology to accurately determine particle size distribution. In addition, there is a range of mobile rental machines that are available for customers to evaluate a processing solution at their own facility. Get in contact
The Innovation Centre facilities at Grand Rapids focus on the confectionery, infused and cookie sectors. A full range of equipment is available for cooking and depositing all types of standard and infused confectionery, including gummies, jellies and hard candies. A multimedia tunnel oven accurately replicates baking conditions in any type of cookie oven and can be fed by a range of portable forming equipment. Get in contact
Pneumatic conveying and injection systems
Showcasing the latest in pneumatic technologies for dense phase, lean phase, vacuum and injection, the modern Schenck Process Test Centre enables customers to run extensive tests and assessments on their materials, whilst easily review the process. The centre is also designed to help customers find solutions to problems encountered during pneumatic conveying or injecting materials across a large number of industries; whether you work in the iron or steel industry or process bulk solids such as NF metals, cement, minerals, chemicals or foodstuffs. Get in contact
The Baker Perkins Innovation Centre provides process support for our range of food processing equipment for the confectionery, bakery, food extrusion, breakfast cereal and biscuit industries. Across four separate labs at our Peterborough site we are able to run tests and demonstrations, develop new products and processes and train our customers’ staff. All the equipment is pilot scale but replicates the full size processes precisely so results can be readily scaled up to production volumes. Our process technologists also work extensively with customers on site, helping with commissioning, training and process optimisation.
A fifth lab at Peterborough is dedicated to industrial twin-screw extrusion. The main application is powder coatings, for which a full range of production, testing and analytical equipment is available. Other applications include biodegradable packaging and speciality chemicals.
Manchester - opening soon
Food powder processing
We are looking forward to Q2 2022 to expand our TestCenter portfolio and welcome you to the new, modern TestCenter in Mancheter. Nevertheless, you can also contact us now to learn more about our testing opportunities in Manchester. Get in contact
Dedicated to the Alternative Fuels Cement industry world-wide, our teams at Schenck Process have built an advanced Test & Innovation Centre, located in Prague Czech Republic. Backed by an ethos of bringing sustainability to the cement industry, our Test & Innovation centre features Pneumatic Conveyors, as well as Belt and Chain Conveyors, Flexible Feeders and Valves, Logistical Controls, as well as Bulk Loading and Unloading solutions. Get in contact
Testing alternative fuels for cement at the Prague Test & Innovation Center
Material testing and product development
Powders, pellets, and particles, fibers and flocks, gravel and granulates, crystals and liquids… We have tested them all and gained practical knowledge which helps us optimize processes and customize the design of our solutions to suit your aims. Our laboratories are well equipped. For example, we use laser particle size analyzers to facilitate accurate size determination and particle size distribution of both feed and processed materials.
We also offer our facilities for the development of new products and processes, the production of samples for test marketing, and for feasibility trials. Our TestCenter at Peterborough in the UK contains a wide range of production and laboratory scale equipment dedicated to the confectionery, food extrusion, bakery, cereal and biscuit industries.
Test our powder, dust and meal feeding processing equipment and solution in advance at our TestCenters - always extremely precise and trouble-free.
Our Schenck Process TestCenters provide you precise equipment for feeding and metering polyester fiber strands, polyester chips and PTA powders.
When testing your mineral processing in advance, our TestCenters will help you to maximize minerals in the most sustainable and economic manner and to generate efficiencies.
Whether you are processing new colors or innovative additives, the right pneumatic conveying, feeding and metering system is critical. Therefore, test it already in advance to ensure successful production results.
Do it like the best known brands in the industry, and test our material handling equipment and solutions for processing whole green beans and roasted, ground or instant coffee.
Liquids are often worth their weight in gold. Therefore, benefit from our testing opportunities and weighing solutions which weigh quickly, reliably and with certified precision your valuable liquids at up to 10km/h.
Bulk Materials A-Z
Learn more about the range of bulk materials we have already tested.
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