SHAPA are the UK's leading specialist association for the solids handling and processing industry

All our members are established specialists within their fields, and have the experience and commercial standing to provide quality, cost-effective solutions for all aspects of mechanisation for bulk materials handling and storage, conveyors, dust collection and control, instrumentation, mixers, big bag handling, sampling systems, sieves, valves and weighing systems and equipment.


Sieves, sifters and classifiers

Size often does matter in many processes and that is where sieves, sifters and classifiers play a key role. They are often the ‘policeman’ in a process, ensuring that only material below a certain size passes on to the next stage of the process or to the packing line. They are also used to remove tramp material from feed stock - pieces of string and paper from slit sacks or lumps of agglomerated materials are good examples.

Air classifiers

Flat deck sifters

Air classifiers

Flat deck sifters

Cyclones

 

Rotary sifters

 

Rotary sifters

 

Many flat deck sifters in industrial use are powered versions of the ‘garden riddle’ used to remove stones and large lumps from soil. Most are much more sophisticated: material loaded onto the centre of the screen is vibrated or gyratedso that it travels outwardsto the edge - where there’ll be an outlet for the oversize material. This means that the sifter can perform continuously without the need for frequent emptying. This concept readily lends itself to having several layers of screens so that materials having a wide particle size distribution can be separated into their various fractions. There are several variations on the theme: including sifters with long rectangular screens which slope at an angle. Their sifting screens can be meshes or even evenly spaced rods for heavier materials.

In the early 1960’s, the Rotary or Centrifugal Sifter was introduced. The screen is rolled into a tube. Material is introduced into one end of the tube and thrown against it through the action of a high speed rotating helical paddle whose shape moves material through the tube at the same time. Below size material passes through the screen into a discharge section below. Over-size material passes through the screen tube and is discharged via the over-size end outlet. The main advantages of centrifugal sifters is their small footprint, high capacity and positive action which can often break agglomerates of perfectly good material that would have been rejected as over-size on a flat deck machine.

Air Classifiers are an alternative to mechanical sieves for very finely divided materials, where they can accurately classify particles into their differing fractions.They can be used inall industries producing fine powders where control of temperature or oxidisation and a narrow particle size distribution are of prime importance.(

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SHAPA July General Meeting

The next SHAPA General meeting is on the 4th July at the George Hotel Lichfield download the agenda here

 

And the Winners of the 2018 Solids Handling Awards are:

Shapa's Arkwright Student posts her latest Blog

What an incredible experience competing at the National Finals of the F1 in Schools competition. Throughout 2 days of intense competition and jam packed action, Ginetta Racing Edu earnt the ‘Team Sponsorship and Marketing’ award, as well as being nominated for the ‘Pit Display’ and ‘Innovation’ awards, and having the second fastest car! Read the full article here

Promoting Success

Since time immemorial progress has been driven by innovation and invention and the desire to continually improve and better ones self. The desire to learn, improve and push at boundaries is an integral part of our nature. Whilst innovation in solids handling and processing seldom hits the headlines, it nonetheless drives the machinery of progress across an enormous range of industries.....

 

Shapa Announces the 2018 Solids Handling Shortlisted finalists

2018 has been an excellent year for the Solids Handling industry with many successes in all areas of Solids Handling, these successes have produced a strong shortlist for each of the award categories. this year the sortlisted entrys are ....

10th Anniversary Digital Marketing Workshop

Details of the 10th annual digital marketing workshop have been released, download the flyer for the event here and a booking form to make sure you do not miss out on this vital workshop which will give you the tools to improve your digital marketing profile

Health of the Nation

The need for solid health and safety systems procedures and practices is more important than ever as we move out of the European and customs union into World Trade Organisation rules for the global market read more here....

Only three weeks left to enter the 2018 Solids Handling industry awards - dont miss out

Learning to succeed

Many companies are founded on the back of an innovative idea by forward thinking people skilled in design, engineering, project management, marketing or other discipline. Whilst still small, the skills required to operate all aspects may possibly be gained by the founder. In former, less complicated times this may have been true as the firm expanded, but the pace of change of technology, standards and legislation as well as in marketing and particularly in financial accounting necessitates constant learning and improvement. The huge range of applications and processes served by our industry just adds to this challenge.....

Shapa's Arkwright Student posts her second Blog

Reaching the end of a very busy Christmas term, we have lots to look back on, such as assisting backstage with the school play and Christmas concert, as well as designing and manufacturing the F1 in Schools Car....

SHAPA January Meeting

The next General meeting will be held on the 24th January at the George Hotel in Lichfield starting at 10:00
Find out about OEE and GDPR, along with all the usual networking oppertunities.
for more details email Ian at info@shapa.co.uk and download the agenda

Applications are invited for the 2018 Solids Handling Industry awards

Shapa has launched the 2018 Solids Handling Industry awards, these awards are now open to all UK registered member and non member companies and institutions operating in the Solids Handling and Processing Industry. Application forms will be  available direct from the website from 01/12/2017 and winners will be announced and presented at the awards ceremony in the evening of 17th April 2018 more information is available in the link

2018 Solids Handling Industry Awards

Details of the award catagories and award launch date have been announced, for further information follow the link

Solids Dortmund 2018

Details have been released regarding the international Solids Handling show to be held in Dortmund on the 7th and 8th November 2018, for more information please follow the  link

CHoPS 2018

**Abstracts deadline extended to 22-12-17 ** for more information follow the link

Financial Awarness Training

This course has been especially designed for Shapa members and will include content specifically related to our industry

Who should attend ?
Anyone involved in driving their business forward e.g Managing Directors, Directors/Managers & Account Managers etc , whatever their level of financial knowledge. The workshop is designed to enable everyone to take away practical tips and strategic insight suitable to their skills and experience, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced. So join us for and inspiring and enjoyable day out.

Download the detailed information and a booking form,today

If you can return these back to  info@shapa.co.uk  as soon as possible so I can make the necessary arrangements and  if you feel that this course would help with someone in your close supply chain please feel free to include them.

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