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September 2, 2022
For more than 30 years, Marion and Kason have been testing applications and using our expertise to help you optimize your process and provide quality analysis to show you’re getting a dependable machine. We do everything we can to ensure our equipment is ready to handle your processing requirements upon installation. And whether it’s increasing throughput, decreasing mixing time, improving the quality of your product or any other process improvements, we are proud to be trusted to offer ways that you can improve your production. Real examples of our testing facility and application engineers in action As one example, a...

September 2, 2022
 We like to go the extra mile. Our expert application engineers and lab technicians for Marion and Kason often collaborate with a client to improve their company's production process when we test materials at our Iowa-based facility. “People tend to be really surprised when they find out our test results,” Test Facilities Manager Rich Steepleton said. “We get ‘I wasn’t expecting that!’ a lot.” For example, we discovered people regularly mix dry applications much longer than necessary. In fact, we’ve found cases where a mix could be successful after 4-5 minutes – not the 20-40 minutes the company was...

September 2, 2022
 There is tremendous value in testing your application with Marion and Kason equipment — and not just because you can “try before you buy.” Our application engineers and lab technicians can help you increase throughput, decrease mix time, optimize your dewatering, and many other subtle (but significant) process improvements. However, a successful test starts from the beginning. Our application engineers’ deep process and equipment expertise shines at this critical first stage. We’ve seen so much over the years, so we know common steps that need to be taken to have a successful test – and what mistakes should be...

September 2, 2022
 Our testing facility in Iowa is busy. In fact, we do more than 300 tests a year on Marion and Kason machines. That’s not just because people want to try the equipment before they buy it. Our experienced application engineers also work with you to make minor adjustments to your process that can turn into major improvements. Especially for those who haven’t tested with us in the past, we wanted to give a step-by-step guide of what to expect. Step 1: Reach Out to Us Go to amprocessing.com/mixers-sifters-screeners and fill out the contact form. Step 2: We’ll Work With You...