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September - 2017
Week 3
1

Hygienic double-cone container docking system18.09.2017

AZO has introduced CleanDock®, a system for docking containers to upstream dosing units.
2

Novel modular bulk bag discharger concept18.09.2017

Also featured on the AZO stand at next week’s POWTECH will be a new concept of modular dustfree bulk bag discharger.
3

Upgraded vibratory conveyors18.09.2017

Key Technology has introduced new features to enhance performance of its vibratory conveyors for food processing and packaging lines.
4

Feeders designed to meet pharmaceutical industry’s demand for continuous processing18.09.2017

The Sewell office of Coperion K-Tron has released details of this global company’s next generation of highly accurate pharmaceutical loss-in-weight feeders.
5

Variable-speed compressor performs well under partial load18.09.2017

Kaeser Kompressoren is now offering its ASD series of variable-speed compressors equipped with synchronous reluctance motors.
Week 2
1

World’s largest tyre recycling plant11.09.2017

Zeppelin Group has started construction for its long-term collaborative partner Pyrolyx AG of the biggest tyre recycling plant ever built.
2

Continuously operating magnetic separator11.09.2017

Goudsmit Magnetics has recently developed a continuous cleaning Cleanflow magnet.
3

Granulating technology for conditioning of short carbon fibres11.09.2017

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich reports that carbon fibres in the form of continuous fibre fabrics or cut fibres are used to strengthen and reinforce other materials, such as plastics.
4

Speedy installation of fluidizer discs11.09.2017

Solimar Pneumatics has developed a new method of installation for its fluidizer disks.
5

Unifying control for separators and decanters11.09.2017

GEA has decided to make its GEA IO control generation available for the company’s entire range of separators and decanters, in order to reduce complexity and to focus on user-friendliness.
Week 1
1

Monitoring abrasion-free operation of rotary valves04.09.2017

Coperion will be presenting Version 5.0 of its proven RotorCheck contact monitoring system for rotary valves on Stand 4-290 at POWTECH, Nuremberg 26 -28 September.
2

Flexicon launches German language website04.09.2017

Flexicon has introduced a German website to support its sales office opened just over a year ago in Aschaffenburg, north-west Bavaria, which is headed by regional sales manager Christian Löchler.
3

Latest developments in vacuum pumps04.09.2017

Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems will present on Stand 3A-305 at POWTECH its series of Mink MV claw vacuum pumps as well as its dry COBRA screw vacuum pumps, which are well suited for processes in which a high vacuum level is required.
4

New WAM technology centre nears completion04.09.2017

WAMGROUP reports that its new Technology Centre has reached its final construction phase.
5

J-Tec to build polymer storage and packaging line in Thailand04.09.2017

J-Tec Material Handling has won a contract to supply a new plant in Thailand for Total Corbion PLA.
August - 2017
Week 4
1

Fast, hygienic open-mouth bag filling28.08.2017

Premier Tech Chronos will be featuring its latest hygienic open-mouth bagging system at POWTECH (Stand 1-223), 26-28 September, in Nuremberg.
2

Active and passive explosion protection28.08.2017

IEP Technologies part of the Hoerbiger Group’s Safety Solutions Division, will on Stand 1-319 at POWTECH present a broad range of protection equipment and services for applications and industrial plants at risk of explosion.
3

High-pressure rotary valve is now ATEX 2014/34/EU compliant28.08.2017

DMN-Westinghouse will at POWTECH be featuring latest versions of its HP high-pressure rotary valves which have recently obtained compliance with the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU for equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.
4

Versatile laboratory-scale vacuum dryer28.08.2017

AVA has recently developed and constructed an advanced lab-scale vacuum dryer for a leading flame retardants research centre.
5

Larger silo helps roofing firm cushion PVC powder supply/demand fluctuations28.08.2017

Barton Fabrications has installed a seventh silo to store PVC powder at IKO Polymeric’s single ply roofing membrane production facility in Chesterfield.
Week 2
1

Global systems director for Matcon14.08.2017

Matcon has announced the appointment of Andre Goodson as global systems director.
2

External lifting device for all types of screener14.08.2017

GKM Siebtechnik has recently developed a new generation of pneumatic lifting devices.
3

World’s first hygienic beam load cell14.08.2017

Eilersen Electric has developed a new series of digital load cells in a hygienic (aseptic) design for dynamic weighing, process weighing, filling, packaging and general weighing applications targeted primarily at food and pharma customers.
4

Positive displacement blowers: greener and more efficient14.08.2017

Aerzener Maschinenfabrik has introduced the new generation of Delta Blower G5plus which further raises the bar with regard to enhanced performance, economic efficiency and environmental protection.
5

Advances in coating technology for pharma applications14.08.2017

Gebr. Lödige Maschinenbau will on Stand 1-517 at POWTECH be showcasing a series of innovations in the field of coating technology for the pharmaceutical industry.
Week 1
1

Bagging machine with emphasis on hygiene07.08.2017

Behn + Bates Maschinenfabrik has recently introduced the new ROTO-PACKER® ADAMS® CARE-LINE EDITION bagging machine which has been designed to fill powder-type products into single or double layer PE tubular film bags.
2

Screener for additive manufacturing07.08.2017

SWECO has introduced the 3D Metal Printer (3dMP) screener system.
3

Single machine offers conversion from oscillating mill to crusher07.08.2017

Frewitt has developed the FreDrive-Crusher which is specially designed for crushing products in the pharmaceutical and food industries.
4

Further expansion in capability of weighing data collection software07.08.2017

Penko Engineering points out that producing is one thing, but knowing what has been made, where and how is an entirely different matter.
5

MTI expands test plant and launches new series of hygienic laboratory mixers07.08.2017

MTI Mischtechnik, for a number of years, has acquired a reputation as a highly efficient partner in the development of tailor-made mixer technology.
July - 2017
Week 4
1

Data acquisition software for bagging systems31.07.2017

Concetti has introduced innovative software for its CONTINUA FFS bagging system for chemical powders, one of its most popular machines.
2

Bagged milk powder with residual oxygen below 2%24.07.2017

GEA in the second quarter of 2017 won a contract to supply a complete milk powder processing plant to Open Country Dairy in New Zealand including modified atmosphere packing (MAP) that consistently provides a residual oxygen (RO) level in the sealed 25kg bags of just two per cent at the time of packing.
3

Air-supported belt conveyor24.07.2017

Poeth has designed a new AirConveyor which is said to require 75% less maintenance costs after around three years’ operating time and consumes significantly less energy compared to other types of conveyor.
4

Mixer produces powdered nutritional supplements and effervescent tablets24.07.2017

amixon has developed a mixer which allows vitamins, micronutrients, functional active ingredients, aromas, food colourings, binding agents, etc to be homogenised in a micro fine process.
5

Reglassing of process vessels24.07.2017

De Dietrich Process Systems is offering a service whereby older or damaged glass-lined steel equipment can be refurbished to an as-new condition using the company’s enamel spraying technology.
6

Eco-friendly silo venting24.07.2017

WAMGROUP, some 20 years ago introduced the SILOTOP® which has since become a global benchmark for silo venting and dedusting applications.
7

Hosokawa agrees service and spares provision for IIT equipment31.07.2017

Hosokawa Micron announced in late July that it had signed an agreement with Hippisley Ltd to acquire the intellectual property rights of Gateshead-based International Innovative Technologies Ltd (IIT) which had been put into administration earlier this year.
8

Explosion safety for spray dryers31.07.2017

REMBE GmbH Safety + Control points out that recent explosion-related accidents have increasingly involved spray dryers.
9

Brabender opens new test centre31.07.2017

Brabender Technologie is planning to commission its new technical centre in Duisburg in time for the FAKUMA plastics industry exhibition.
10

Giant starch silo in Poland31.07.2017

Mysak Group has recently built the country’s largest potato starch silo in Trzemeszno which has a capacity of 10,000t.
Week 3
1

Bunting gains enhanced quality and environmental accreditation17.07.2017

Bunting Magnetics Europe has successfully transitioned to the new ISO 9001:2015 quality and ISO 14001:2015 environment standards.
2

Food-grade IBCs and drums for Suiker Unie products17.07.2017

Schütz reports that its Foodcert intermediate bulk containers and drums are currently being used by Dutch sugar producer Suiker Unie for storage and transport of dry sugars as well as syrups.
3

New line increases capacity at Swiss fertiliser manufacturer Hauert17.07.2017

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich has supplied a new production line with multiple mixers to Hauert HBG Dünger AG in Grossaffoltern, Switzerland.
4

Pfizer Germany converts to continuous production17.07.2017

Coperion K-Tron has supplied two feeding systems to Pfizer Manufacturing Deutschland GmbH in Freiburg, Germany, as part of a project to expand its existing plant and switch to continuous production.
5

Digital sorter offers advanced cameras and laser sensors17.07.2017

Key Technology has expanded its VERYX® family of digital sorters with the introduction of the VERYX C70, designed to sort line capacities ranging from less than one tonne up to 5t of product per hour.
Week 2
1

New chairman at Robson Handling Technology10.07.2017

Robson Handling Technology has appointed Julie Kenny CBE as chairman.
2

World’s first third party approved quick suppression system10.07.2017

Firefly is believed to be the first company to have conducted and passed tests according to the test protocol for Quick Suppression Systems: DFL TM170307-1261.
3

Safeguarding against silo over-pressure10.07.2017

Hycontrol in mid-July unveiled its SHIELD silo protection system after months of thorough research and testing.
4

Sandvik to divest its Process Systems operations10.07.2017

Sandvik has signed an agreement to sell Sandvik Process Systems based in Fellbach, Germany, to FAM AB for a price of 5.0 billion SEK.
5

Asia’s largest milk powder production facility10.07.2017

GEA reports that its Indian office has received a major order from the AmulFed Dairy (formerly Mother Dairy) in Gandhinagar, India, a unit of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF).
Week 1
1

Portable railcar vibrator03.07.2017

Martin Engineering recently launched a portable vibrator that activates the free flow of bulk materials from closed-top hopper railcars.
2

Transferring meat by screw conveyor03.07.2017

Van Beek points out that screw conveyors can provide a cleaner, more efficient and safer means of transporting meat from one process machine to another, compared to belt conveyors and elevators.
3

Vos Logistics sells Zozaya Cisternas to focus more on dry bulk03.07.2017

Vos Logistics has recently divested Barcelona-based joint-venture Zozaya Cisternas SL, in order to further focus on its core activities in Europe: dry bulk logistics, value-added services and transportation.
4

Reliable and economical moisture measurement of RDF03.07.2017

Liebherr-Mischtechnik reports that cement plants are increasingly employing its Litronic FMS II continuous moisture measurement system to monitor the quality of RDF (refuse derived fuels) such as PET plastics, composite packaging, wood chips, tyre scrap, technical rubber waste, paper and sludge.
5

Second silo for storage of thermoplastic raw materials03.07.2017

Barton Fabrications has supplied a second 60t capacity plastic granule storage silo to global distributor and compounder of technical thermoplastics, Albis UK Ltd.
June - 2017
Week 4
1

Schütz inaugurates new Polish factory26.06.2017

Schütz, on 22nd June officially opened its new 23,000m2 Schütz Polska Sp. z o.o. factory which is situated in Zory, some 35km south of Katowice.
2

Martine Snels joins GEA’s executive board26.06.2017

GEA Group reports that its supervisory board has appointed Martine Snels to GEA’s executive board with effect from beginning of October 2017.
3

Bag placer improves bagging capacity26.06.2017

Beumer has released further technical details about its new bag placer for valve bottom bags and flat valve bags which was unveiled at interpack in May (see EBS News for week of 20 March 2017).
4

Vacuum conveyor designed for explosive applications26.06.2017

Hapman points out that the risk of explosion due to dust continues to be an operational concern for just about every processing company.
5

Mauser Poland celebrates 5th anniversary26.06.2017

Mauser-Werke reports that its Gliwice-located subsidiary Mauser Poland, which serves customers with an extensive product range of composite intermediate bulk containers and plastic tight-head drums, has undergone continued business expansion since its opening in 2012.
Week 3
1

Corporate video from Eriez Europe19.06.2017

Eriez Europe has released a new video showcasing its extensive manufacturing and testing facilities in South Wales.
2

Improved dust capture for injection moulders19.06.2017

Pelletron has introduced an upgraded version of its C-20 DeDuster® which was launched in 2014.
3

Vacuum conveying with WIP functionality19.06.2017

Piab has added wet-in-place capability to its popular piFLOW®p vacuum conveyors, which are widely used in food and pharma industries.
4

Fully testable silo protection systems19.06.2017

Hycontrol has installed integrated SPS silo protection systems at the Leeds site of Everbuild Building Products Ltd to ensure the ongoing safe and reliable pneumatic filling of two 10m high silos used to store finely powdered dolomite.
5

ISO certification for Dinnissen19.06.2017

Dinnissen Process Technology reports that it has worked hard in recent months to achieve its goal of full ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 certification.
Week 2
1

Fritsch opens US subsidiary12.06.2017

Fritsch GmbH has established its first subsidiary in the USA, Fritsch Milling and Sizing Inc.
2

Apollo opens factory in Thailand12.06.2017

Apollo Group in the second week of June officially opened a new production facility in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok.
3

Beumer names Brachthäuser manager of its cement business sector12.06.2017

Beumer Group recently appointed Michael Brachthäuser, 61, manager of its cement business sector.
4

Change of management at B+L Industrial Measurements12.06.2017

B+L Industrial Measurements reports that Marcus Graf, 49, recently took over management of the company.
5

Drum mixers for plastics industry12.06.2017

Lindor reports that its drum mixers are increasingly being employed in the international plastic industry.
Week 1
1

High-capacity palletizer for open mouth bags05.06.2017

TMI has introduced the ILERPAL W high-production palletizer, designed for open-mouth bags that require overlapping.
2

Micro-ingredient weighments system for petfood05.06.2017

Game Engineering has delivered a further micro-ingredient weighments system to a petfood manufacturer which already reports considerable improvements in product consistency.
3

Innovative process for cryogenic grinding and inline screening05.06.2017

Netzsch Trockenmahltechnik has optimised the cryogenic grinding process, also known as cold grinding, based on its well-known CONDUX® impact mill.
4

Cryogenic screw heat exchanger05.06.2017

Van Beek has developed a cryogenic screw heat exchanger which is designed to prepare bulk material for grinding prior to further processing.
5

Digital sorting of nuts and dried fruit05.06.2017

Key Technology has recently incorporated Pixel Fusion™ into certain models of its VERYX® sorters to meet the most stringent requirements for product quality and purity.
May - 2017
Week 4
1

Weight transmitter videos illustrate fast integration with PLC29.05.2017

Mettler Toledo has released two new videos that show how it takes no more than three minutes from configuration to live weighing results when integrating its ACT350 weight transmitter into a Siemens or Allen Bradley PLC via PROFINET or EtherNet/IP.
2

Instead of conveying, screw delays product flow29.05.2017

Van Beek has developed a new type of screw heat exchanger for liquids.
3

Senior appointment at British Rema29.05.2017

British Rema has appointed Dr John Robinson to the new position of technical sales director.
4

ATEX-approved telescopic loading chutes29.05.2017

Vortex reports that its Loading Solutions product line has gained Zone 20 (internal) and Zone 21 (external) ATEX certification in the European Union.
5

Limestone silo unblocked – and kept that way29.05.2017

Martin Engineering recently solved a blockage problem in a 486t capacity silo storing moist limestone.
Week 3
1

SWECO celebrates 100 years22.05.2017

SWECO is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
2

Twin silos for PP raw material feedstock22.05.2017

Barton Fabrications has installed two 100t capacity silos at the Really Useful Products Ltd’s new production facility in Castleford.
3

Screw conveyor manufacturer welcomes trade in used equipment22.05.2017

Van Beek reports that the Dutch company Surplus Select has quickly grown into a well known supplier of used machines for the bulk industry.
4

Advanced dust collector: shape defines performance22.05.2017

Donaldson Filtration Deutschland reports that the objectives of increased cleaning performance with lower differential pressure, easy handling and maintenance have been achieved with the company’s latest development, the DOWNFLO® EVOLUTION (DFE) dust collector.
5

Plastic compounding made cleaner and more efficient22.05.2017

Flexicon (Europe) has supplied a bulk bag discharger together with a pneumatic conveying system to a plastics processor in Tarragona, Spain.
Week 2
1

Magnetic separator ensures quality of craft ale malt15.05.2017

Eclipse Magnetics has supplied a high-intensity magnetic separator to the Tivetshall St. Margaret, Norwich, malting plant of Simpsons Malt.
2

Extended range of load cells15.05.2017

Penko Engineering has added 7500kg and 10,000kg capacity versions to its range of off-the-shelf Spanish manufactured Utilcell shear beam load cells, thereby completing its 350 Series.
3

DMN opens Indian office15.05.2017

DMN UK has recently set up an office in India.
4

Quick and thorough cleaning of feeders15.05.2017

Gericke has developed EasyClean versions of its popular and well proven dosing equipment from the GAC and GDU series.
5

Mobile screener-conveyor handles non free flowing materials15.05.2017

Flexicon Europe is now offering the new BEV-CON™ mobile flexible screw conveyor manufactured by its US parent company.
Week 1
1

Continuous mixing can offer cost savings and better blending quality01.05.2017

Gericke points out that continuous mixing processes are now not only cost effective but can often outperform traditional batch processes with regard to mixing homogeneity.
2

Advances in mixing technology01.05.2017

Dinnissen Process Technology has introduced various innovations to its range of mixers, thereby broadening the scope of applications for these machines.
3

GEA opens enlarged pharma solids research centre in Belgium01.05.2017

GEA has invested in a new multimillion-euro solids dosage facility in Wommelgem, Belgium.
4

Mobile app for monitoring the operation of entire packaging lines01.05.2017

Beumer Group unveiled this week at interpack the BEUMER Overall Operation Monitoring app (BOOM), which enables staff to maintain an overview of all the relevant parameters of a packaging line on their mobile devices at any time.
5

Creating high-performance powders through spray calcination08.05.2017

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik will participate at Chemspec Europe, 31 May – 1 June in Munich, the 32nd edition of this international fair for fine and speciality chemicals.
6

In-line magnets remove metal from baby food08.05.2017

Bunting Magnetics Europe has supplied a record 28 pneumatic in-line magnets to a major global baby food products company in Germany.
7

Arrival of the Smart Dino08.05.2017

Van Beek is currently in the process of integrating ‘smart’ features – including Industry 4.0 innovations – into its Dino mobile bulk truck loaders.
8

Joint development of new valve sack and filling machine08.05.2017

Windmöller & Hölscher recently developed the AD proFilm MP film valve sack which is manufactured on the AD PLASTIC 2 valve bottomer.
9

Advanced monitoring of bucket elevators and conveyors08.05.2017

4B Braime Components a worldwide manufacturer of materials handling and electronic components, has introduced a completely revised fourth-generation version of its Watchdog™ control unit for monitoring bucket elevators and conveyors.
10

Metal detection: enhanced sensitivity and compliance with Industry 4.001.05.2017

Sesotec is one of the world's leading manufacturers of machines and systems for contaminant detection and product sorting.
April - 2017
Week 4
1

Novel mixing technology at heart of Europe’s largest baby food plant24.04.2017

Dinnissen Process Technology has provided an innovative dry mixing concept, called Lean Gravity Mixing, for Europe’s largest infant food production plant which was recently put into operation in central Brittany, France.
2

Relaunch of Fritsch website24.04.2017

Fritsch GmbH – Milling and Sizing, has within the past few days launched its redesigned website.
3

Freeman Technology opens office in Japan24.04.2017

Freeman Technology continues to expand its global presence with the establishment of an operation in Japan and the appointment of Takashi Nishimura as product manager.
4

Portable source of clean compressed air24.04.2017

Kaeser Kompressoren has recently introduced Contain-Air, intended for any application requiring premium quality compressed air.
5

Preassembly of mixing installation ensures reliable operation and fast commissioning24.04.2017

Dinnissen Process Technology (see above) also reports that it has recently built a complete mixing plant for a German client, which includes multiple bulk bag unloading of raw materials.
Week 3
1

Bulk bag discharger for explosive environments17.04.2017

Flexicon Europe has introduced the latest version of its BULK-OUT bulk bag unloading system designed for use in explosive environments.
2

Innovative barrier concept for IBCs17.04.2017

Mauser Group specialising in worldwide manufacture of IBCs and drums, recently unveiled its new skINliner™ barrier technology during a recent customer event in Heidelberg.
3

Compact vibratory sieve17.04.2017

Virto Group will introduce the VP1, its brand new C-Line vibrating sieve that has been designed to achieve outstanding performances for high-capacity check screening.
4

Bunting expands sales team17.04.2017

Bunting Magnetics Europe has increased its UK salesforce with the appointment of two new sales engineers.
5

Filling cabinet provides dustfree work environment17.04.2017

Van Beek has introduced a filling cabinet which helps ensure safe loading in the work place while also reducing dust emissions.
Week 2
1

Replacement bucket elevator for Romanian producer of calcined aluminium oxide10.04.2017

Aumund Fördertechnik will this month supply a central chain bucket elevator type BWZ to Alum SA Tulcea of Romania.
2

High-capacity bucket elevators for Polish cement plant upgrade10.04.2017

Beumer Group has won an order from Polish steelworks engineering company Mostostal Kraków to deliver four high-capacity belt bucket elevators to the LafargeHolcim cement plant in Kujawy, Poland.
3

FFS bagging machine designed with petrochemical industry in mind10.04.2017

Concetti will be at interpack (Hall 14, Stand D31) exhibiting the innovative FFS-Evolution bagging machine that forms, fills and seals 5-50kg bags of free flowing pellets and granular products, from a roll of tubular PE film.
4

Magnetic filter for paper pulp10.04.2017

Goudsmit Magnetics Group has recently manufactured a series of magnetic filters that are suitable for removing baling wire from paper pulp.
5

Two digital moisture sensors10.04.2017

Hydronix will be launching two brand new microwave moisture sensors at the IDMA show in Istanbul, 4-7 May.
Week 1
1

Large steel cement silo at Port of Hanko, Finland03.04.2017

Silobau Thorwesten is currently installing at Hanko, the southern-most point in Finland, a giant 5000m³ capacity bolted steel silo at a new cement import terminal in the port.
2

New design of FFS bagging machine03.04.2017

B.L. Mediterraneo has launched its new COMPACTA HS FFS (form-fill-seal) bagging machine for tubular film which has a capacity of up to 2600 bags per hour.
3

High containment sampling out of drums03.04.2017

Dec Group points out that taking samples from processes can be very dangerous both to the operator and to the environment.
4

New version of LIFTVRAC conveyor wins EHEDG award03.04.2017

The LIFTVRAC premium has been granted the first EHEDG Award at the CFIA agri-food exhibition which took place in Rennes, Brittany, in early March.
5

Precision mixing of baby foods03.04.2017

amixon has developed a single-shaft mixing system of comparatively small dimensions.
  
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