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Magnum Systems Logo

Keeping the Line Moving...


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Magnum Systems has launched a new corporate logo and message; this reveal is a sizable enhancement to the company’s image since merging brands 16 years ago. “Branding means nothing unless the message is consistent in vision, action, and communication… both internal and external." - Travis Wallace CEO.

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Robotic Valve Bag Placing

Be in the Know: Robotic Valve Bag Placing


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There are a variety of valve bags utilized in various industries. If you’re looking to automate your process with a robotic valve bag placer it is important to know that not all valve bags are the same. Most importantly before you select a bag of any kind, you must make sure that the bags are “automation quality”.

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IBC2000 Bulk Bag Unloader

Product Spotlight: IBC2000 Bulk Bag Unloader


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Bulk Bag Unloaders come in all shape and sizes, and the IBC 2000 is no exception to this rule. We have designed our unloader with a modular approach so that we can meet any customer’s needs. We start with a heavy 3” square tubular 4-Leg structural frame.

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Smoot Slide Diverter Valve

Product Spotlight: Slide Diverter Valves


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The Smoot Slide Diverter valve is in a class by itself. When many pneumatic conveying manufacturers were developing their product lines over 40 years ago, the common mindset was to design and manufacture from a casting and machining design. It made sense for the time for a couple reasons: 1) Manufacturer’s were already ordering castings for their rotary valves and, therefore, already had a machine shop; 2) castings were the “go-to” for manufacturing strong, long lasting parts...

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B Metcalf Paving Packaging System

Automation for Bagging and Packaging Cold Patch Asphalt


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B. Metcalf Paving provides asphalt solutions to residential and commercial customers in Connecticut, Maine, and New York. Magnum Systems has recently installed a new automated bagging and packaging system at B Metcalf's facility for cold patch asphalt...

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Ryco Airlock vacuum cleaning system

Something is a little fishy about these rotary airlocks...


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We have handled materials from food ingredients, to abrasive chemicals but every so often an application comes along that is unique and is unlike any material we have handled before, just makes us stop and say “never thought of that”.

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Magnum Systems Testing Facility

FREE Product Testing, Backed by Decades of Experience


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One of the things we take great pride in is the vast base of experience that we have gained with the 98+ years in the pneumatic conveying and packaging industries between Smoot and Taylor. We have test facilities at both locations. Did I mention it's FREE?

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Filter Bags

What's the Difference Between a Dust Collector and a Bin Vent/Filter Receiver?


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Some days the lines between the dust collection industry and the pneumatic conveying industry become blurred. This is easy to do because a lot of the equipment is the same equipment (pulse jet fabric filters, rotary valves, air movers, yada, yada, yada…and no, I didn’t forget the bisque).

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Rotary Airlock Valve and Relieved Tips

What Are Relieved Tips in a Rotary Valve? "Help Make the Best of a Sticky Situation"


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The rotor of a rotary valve is usually made by welding plate steel to a shaft (“I'm talkin' 'bout Shaft!” …eat your heart out Isaac Hayes) to create “vanes”. Most cast rotary valves on the market today have ~8-vanes.

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Bagging Scale

Top 5 Bagging Scale Maintenance Tips


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Maintaining your bagging scale is a key part of the packaging process. Repeating accurate weights, package appearance, container marketability, and being prepared for any failures will ensure the greatest ROI for your operation.

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