Jack Champaigne, Founder and President, Electronics Inc.
Tim Bratland, Production Manager, Legend Seeds
Profile Industries is excited to be adding a new product line that helps improve in the process of sorting delicate materials. We have been working to developed a machine that reduces vibration and impact to certain materials during separation. After working with semiconductor and small electronics manufacturers we were able to identify that conventional spiral separation was successful in the separation of their materials, but had adverse effects on the microelectronic components the manufacturers were trying to save. Specifically, we were working with a company to separate semiconductors from an abrasive tumbling media. After some R&D we were able to develop a belt sorting system that was able to achieve the desired result of our customer. The belt sorter is a machine that uses gravity and an adjustable pitch angle to separate round material from non-round material.
The belt sorter is a unique way to reduce collision between materials during separation. The machine uses a vibratory feeder that moves the material gingerly to the separation belt without dropping or damaging it. The material gradually flows onto the conveyor belt where the separation takes place. The conveyor belt is placed at an inclined angle to where round material will roll down and off the belt while non-round material will stay on the conveyor belt. The non-round material rides to the top and drops off into a collection bin. Both materials are collected in separate bins and yield a pure separation.
With this new technology we are able to reach into new industries where separation has proved to be difficult. By slowing down the material we are able to consistently separate out unlike materials without damaging it. The belt sorter is a machine that can be configured and customized to accommodate small batch operations all the way up to a large production environment. If this type of separation sounds like something your company could benefit from, feel to contact Profile Industries and let us help you sort it out.
Welcome to the ASTA’s 53rd Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference, being held in “America’s Salad Bowl,” Monterey, California. This event, the fastest growing of all ASTA conventions, brings together close to 800 seed industry professionals from the United States and abroad. Last year’s event gathered a 25% international attendance, representing 25 countries in total. We hope you enjoy using this online platform to peruse the participating companies and get to know them before you arrive.
Please find above a link to the online Trading Room and directory of participating companies. It is recommended that you begin making appointments with other companies well in advance of the convention, as attendees’ schedules tend to fill up early.
Also be sure to reserve your hotel room well in advance of our January 3, 2014 deadline:
Hyatt Regency Monterey
1 Old Golf Course Rd Monterey, CA 93940
ASTA is pleased to be partnering with the University of California, Davis on a special pre-conference workshop. To reserve rooms for this workshop, you can access the hotel link below:
We look forward to seeing you in Monterey in January!
Who Comes to Workshops?
This is the world’s largest training event dedicated to the shot peening process. The workshop offers classes for everyone from entry-level machine operators to experienced process engineers. Professionals in industries like Aviation, Aerospace, Automotive and Bio-Medical have benefited from EI training programs. Networking is another advantage to the EI workshop – you’ll have the opportunity to share work experiences with your peers and talk with instructors.
FAA Course Credit…
Workshops conducted by Electronics Incorporated Education Division are accredited by the FAA and may apply to required instruction hours for FAA mechanics. Courses at this workshop include:
Soybean and Small Grain Seed July 23rd -26th, 2012