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Juni - 2018
Week 3
1

WAMGROUP celebrates opening of new technology centre on its 50th anniversary18.06.2018

WAMGROUP chose the occasion of its 50th anniversary to inaugurate a new technology centre at its headquarters on Friday 15th June.
2

Micromeritics acquires Freeman Technology18.06.2018

Micromeritics Instrument Corp. announced at the beginning of this week that it had acquired UK-based Freeman Technology for an undisclosed figure.
3

Low-profile flour silo is humidity-free18.06.2018

Barton Fabrications within the past few weeks delivered a 40t capacity silo to Aptech (Powder Systems) which installed the vessel at a UK bakery where it will be used for flour storage.
4

New Beumer office will concentrate on modernisation projects18.06.2018

Beumer Group has opened an office in the Ruhr area to support its national and international customers with a comprehensive range of upgrading services.
5

Drawer magnets remove ferrous contaminants from plastic waste18.06.2018

Bunting Magnetics Europe recently supplied two drawer filter magnets to EcoVyn Ltd, a UK specialist PVC compounder which produces reprocessed, blended and virgin compounds for a variety of applications.
Week 2
1

Mixers ensure quality of Indian snack foods11.06.2018

Lindor Products has recently supplied several mixers to the Balaji Group, India’s second largest producer of potato crisps.
2

Vertical cartridge filter11.06.2018

Schenck Process has introduced its new Vertical Cartridge Filter (VCF) that removes industrial dust while incorporating a novel design for handling medium to high air volumes.
3

Wheeled low-profile screw conveyor11.06.2018

Flexicon Europe has introduced a low-profile flexible screw conveyor with integral bin and castor-mounted frame which can be easily moved below mezzanines and in other low-headroom areas.
4

ATEX-certified metal detector11.06.2018

Eriez Magnetics Europe has introduced its MetAlarm EX ATEX 21 metal detector model.
5

Large rotary lobe pump for sensitive products11.06.2018

GEA has expanded its NOVALOBE pump range with the introduction of the large-volume GEA Hilge NOVALOBE 60.
Week 1
1

Schenck Process acquires Raymond Bartlett Snow04.06.2018

Schenck Process Holding announced at the end of May that it had signed definitive agreements to purchase Raymond Bartlett Snow (RBS) for an undisclosed sum.
2

Circular conveying system optimises capacity and prevents contamination04.06.2018

Poeth Solids Processing has developed its new C-Conveyor specifically for applications where there is a requirement for powders, pellets or granulate to be fed back vertically into the production process.
3

Solids-handling valves delivered within two weeks04.06.2018

Vortex has launched its new FastTrack™ initiative, an order fulfilment programme designed to deliver small quantity orders on select product designs and sizes in two weeks.
4

Further Turkish cement business for AUMUND04.06.2018

AUMUND Fördertechnik has been awarded a further two projects from that country.
5

Screening APIs under strictest containment conditions04.06.2018

AZO points out that low occupational exposure limits and complex toxicological evaluations pose special challenges for processors and manufacturers of highly active substances with regard to process safety.
Mai - 2018
Week 4
1

Major advance in automated dosing of micro quantities28.05.2018

AZO will be launching several new products on Stand C50 in Hall 6.0 at ACHEMA.
2

Plastics recycling: a rapidly expanding industry28.05.2018

Lindner-Recyclingtech reports that the increased demand for sorting and recycling capacity has subsequently led to a greater number of the relevant machines being needed and produced.
3

Gear units: plug & play sensor offers predictive maintenance28.05.2018

Flender will be launching its new DX500 product with associated DX Assist app on Stand A70, Hall 5 at ACHEMA.
4

New concept of disc dryer28.05.2018

Allgaier Process Technology will be presenting its new CD Dryer at ACHEMA.
5

Bühler unveils over 20 digital innovations at IPACK IMA28.05.2018

Bühler now has the capability to connect more than 85% of its solutions to the cloud, and is continuing to introduce innovative solutions.
Week 3
1

Biogas plants benefits from precision biomass dosing21.05.2018

SDS tec GmbH specialises in the modernisation and automation of biogas plants and associated services.
2

Further plastics storage business for UK’s foremost aluminium silo manufacturer21.05.2018

Barton Fabrications is continuing to reap the benefits of the buoyant national market for plastic raw materials.
3

Process industry production, conveying and feeding enhancements21.05.2018

Coperion reports that it will be exhibiting several items of innovative technology solutions for the process industry on Stand D34, Hall 5.0 at ACHEMA.
4

Food packaging company purchases portable lump breaker21.05.2018

Ajax Equipment has supplied the Alexir Partnership with a portable Model 300 lump breaker including a feed hopper, outlet chute and control panel, mounted on a mobile frame.
5

Laboratory-scale compact grinding/separating system21.05.2018

NETZSCH Trockenmahltechnik will be exhibiting its new LabCompactPlus – an all-in-one modular mill/classifier unit – for the first time at this year’s ACHEMA, where a working machine will be demonstrated.
Week 2
1

Improving food safety with digital solutions14.05.2018

Bühler has chosen the occasion of the forthcoming IPACK IMA trade show in Milan to focus on digital solutions designed to make foods safer, to save energy, and to prevent waste.
2

High-quality lime from eggshells14.05.2018

Van Beek has developed the eggshell dryer for drying crushed eggshells in a continuous industrial process.
3

FIBC manufacturer is first to offer CO2-neutral products14.05.2018

Boxon Bulk is now offering its customers the opportunity to actively offset CO2, thereby expanding its activities in the field of social responsibility and sustainable development.
4

Weigh-belt feeder meets strict hygiene requirements14.05.2018

Brabender Technologie has completely redesigned its weigh-belt feeder in accordance with stringent food industry norms.
5

RAYMAN celebrates 25th anniversary14.05.2018

RAYMAN spol. s r. o. has designed and delivered hundreds of pneumatic conveying systems over the past 25 years.
Week 1
1

Recovering more marketable material from waste07.05.2018

BHS-Sonthofen will present its type VRS 1215 pre-shredder at next week’s IFAT 2018.
2

Pneumatic conveying of plastic pellets: less dust and improved energy efficiency07.05.2018

Coperion has developed FLUIDLIFT ecoblue®, a quality- and efficiency-enhancing pneumatic conveying process for plastic pellets.
3

360-degree camera helps ensure precise location of screw conveyors07.05.2018

Van Beek is employing a 360-degree camera to help determine the exact position where its purpose-manufactured screw conveyors are installed in a customer’s plant.
4

FFS bagging: industry leaders to form joint company07.05.2018

Two globally recognised German producers of form-fill-seal bagging systems – HAVER & BOECKER and WINDMÖLLER & HÖLSCHER, based respectively in Oelde and Lengerich – in March signed a letter of intent to set up a joint company which will specialise in the development and production as well as sales and service of FFS packing plants including related palletising systems.
5

Scottish acquisition extends Dustcheck’s reach north of the border07.05.2018

Dustcheck has acquired the business assets of Glasgow-based Dust Control Solutions Ltd, a privately held company which manufactures and installs dust, fume, odour and pollution control systems for industry.
April - 2018
Week 4
1

Bag compactor modified to process bulk bags too30.04.2018

Van Beek has adapted the latest version of its used sack compactor to enable it to process used FIBCs as well in an efficient, cheap and environmentally friendly way.
2

FIBC conditioner without safety doors poses no injury risk30.04.2018

Flexicon Europe has introduced a BLOCK BUSTER bulk bag conditioner designed by its US parent company which features a laser safety curtain that automatically stops the system's hydraulic rams, scissor lift and turntable if the laser beam is obstructed, eliminating the need for safety-hinged doors and interlock switches for operator safety.
3

Dustcheck 40th anniversary30.04.2018

Dustcheck has over the past four decades delivered dust control systems, industrial air filtration and extraction systems to both domestic and international customers.
4

Silo eliminates manual bag handling/slitting30.04.2018

Barton Fabrications has installed a new silo at the manufacturing plant of Bevex in Coalville, Leicestershire.
5

Revolutionary grain sorting technology30.04.2018

Bühler Group chose the final week of this year’s Hannover Messe to unveil a breakthrough in optical sorting technology that will minimise toxic contamination in maize and improve yield, by identifying and removing carcinogenic aflatoxin-infected grains.
Week 3
1

Hanningfield wins royal seal of approval23.04.2018

Hanningfield Process Systems has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018 in the category of International Trade.
2

High-temp air cannon installation without production shutdown23.04.2018

Martin Engineering has announced a new technology for installing air cannons without a processing shutdown.
3

Mapping the world of CIP23.04.2018

Suncombe has released a product map to explain in visual form, the company’s strengths and capabilities in areas of clean-in-place (CIP), bio-waste decontamination treatment and other related processes.
4

Ploughshare mixer for battery masses23.04.2018

Gebr. Lödige Maschinenbau, points out that in the production of lithium batteries extremely high-quality demands are placed on the preparation of the required raw materials – even to the limits of technical feasibility.
5

Low-headroom dense phase conveying23.04.2018

Gericke has developed a compact conveying pressure vessel, which – with a volume of just 20 litres – requires a headroom of no more than 660mm.
Week 2
1

Bühler teams with Microsoft to provide digital solutions for food processing industries16.04.2018

Bühler is set to unveil ground-breaking digital technologies that include minimising toxic contamination, reducing food waste and increasing end product quality across the whole food value chain as part of a new partnership with Microsoft.
2

Integrated automation and control system increases FFS line efficiency09.04.2018

Windmöller & Hölscher is offering a new integrated automation and operating concept for its FFS packaging line with EASY CONTROL, which enhances the efficiency of the line.
3

Multi-functional processing for hygienic applications09.04.2018

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich has introduced the CleanLine series of multi-functional processing machines which are capable of delivering multiple process operations from a single-pot unit.
4

Telsonic UK to market ultrasonic screening technology Europe-wide09.04.2018

Telsonic AG has entrusted its UK subsidiary with direct responsibility for sales of the company’s extensive range of ultrasonic screening modules and components within European markets.
5

Ultrasonic bag sealing unit09.04.2018

Beumer Group is now offering the option to equip the BEUMER fillpac R filling system with an ultrasonic sealing unit.
6

BHS-Sonthofen acquires AVA09.04.2018

Germany-based BHS-Sonthofen has with effect from 4 April acquired all shares in AVA GmbH & Co. KG, which is located in Herrsching in the Greater Munich Area.
7

Aumund to supply HBI cooling lines to Cleveland Cliffs16.04.2018

In December 2018 Aumund Fördertechnik will despatch an HBI evaporation cooler system to Cleveland Cliffs, the operator of a hot briquetted iron (HBI) plant in Toledo, Ohio, USA.
8

Non-invasive signalling device for rupture discs16.04.2018

REMBE GmbH Safety+Control has introduced the NIMU rupture signalling device that is said to be unbeatable in terms of process leak-tightness.
9

Homogenising and drying of APIs16.04.2018

AVA recently won an order to supply an HVW-VT 120 vertical conical dryer with spiral mixing unit in pharmaceutical design to Chinoin Zrt, a subsidiary of the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi.
10

Flexible connector available with extra safety feature16.04.2018

New Zealand based BFM Global has recently introduced a safety feature for its popular BFM® fitting flexible connectors.
Week 1
1

High-capacity cone mill for sticky, moist or fragile materials02.04.2018

The US headquarters of Kason has launched the model CGM 750, a 750mm diameter cone mill which is capable of gently grinding fatty, heat-sensitive, sticky, moist or fragile materials into uniform particle sizes with minimal fines at rates up to 32t/h.
2

All-purpose screening machine02.04.2018

Spaleck has extended its range of vibratory screeners with the introduction of the Evolution, a high-end machine which has been designed to make screening of the most diverse types of materials easier and more flexible than ever before.
3

Versatile gyratory sifters02.04.2018

SWECO has launched the new ATLAS range of gyratory sifters.
4

Conical mixer for very fast batch changes02.04.2018

amixon GmbH points out that modern crop protection chemicals are derived from many successive stages of synthesis.
5

New sales director at SAMSON02.04.2018

SAMSON Materials Handling has announces the appointment of Karl Woodhouse as sales director with effect from 1 February.
März - 2018
Week 4
1

Hypergienic rotary valves26.03.2018

Gericke RotaVal has introduced two rotary valves specifically designed for the pharmaceutical industry.
2

Continuous extrusion of battery materials to a high, reproducible quality standard26.03.2018

Coperion will be exhibiting application solutions for its highly productive ZSK twin screw extruders for the continuous production of cathode and anode masses, as well as separator film, at Booth 212 of the Battery Show Europe 2018 which takes place 15-17 May in Hannover.
3

New managing director at Ajax26.03.2018

Ajax Equipment has appointed Dr Eddie McGee as managing director, having been technical director at the company for over 10 years.
4

International symposium on microencapsulation26.03.2018

SternMaid reports that in association with the Bioactives World Forum, it will be organising an international symposium on the subject of microencapsulation in Hamburg, 17-18 May 2018.
5

Record year for W&H26.03.2018

In 2017 Windmöller & Hölscher expanded its position as market leader in all three of its product areas: extrusion, printing and conversion.
Week 3
1

New Vortex agent for Finland19.03.2018

Vortex Global has appointed Industri-Textil Job AB as its new agent in Finland.
2

Pavan and GEA join forces for the first time at Anuga19.03.2018

Only a few months after acquiring the Italian Pavan Group, Düsseldorf-based GEA has integrated the company into its booth at Anuga FoodTec, Cologne, which takes place this week.
3

Pigging system ensures efficient processing of ointments19.03.2018

URESH has supplied a bespoke double pigging system to the factory near Rotterdam of Dutch manufacturing pharmacist Tiofarma BV which produces ointments, among other products, for various pharmaceutical companies.
4

Automatic filling and closing of single-loop bulk bags19.03.2018

Concetti has introduced an automatic bulk bag weighing, filling and closing system which is operated by just one person.
5

Precision mixing on a very large scale19.03.2018

MTI Mischtechnik will present its current portfolio of container-type, vertical, horizontal, cooling, and heating/cooling mixers for the plastics industry at the NPE 2018 trade show in Orlando, Florida 7-11 May.
Week 2
1

Addition to Bunting sales team12.03.2018

Bunting Magnetics Europe has restructured and expanded its national sales team with the appointment of external sales engineer Mark Harris.
2

Vibratory conveyor designed for integration with metal detector12.03.2018

Key Technology has introduced a specialised Iso-Flo® vibratory conveyor designed specifically for integration with a metal detector to inspect bulk foods on processing and packaging distribution lines.
3

Knife rotor minimises dust content of PVC pellets12.03.2018

Coperion has introduced a new type of knife rotor which makes it possible to produce extremely low-dust PVC pellets for cable manufacture.
4

Crystallisation and drying of plastics/decontamination of PET12.03.2018

KREYENBORG Plant Technology has recently introduced two new products – the IR-CLEAN® and PET-BOOSTER® - both of which are based on the company’s well established IRD Infrared Rotary Drum.
5

Lump breakers for hazardous materials12.03.2018

Van Beek has supplied two high-specification lump breakers to the Pernis refinery of Royal Dutch Shell.
Week 1
1

Farleygreene upgrades test facilities05.03.2018

Farleygreene has recently invested in improved sieving technology test facilities.
2

Standard Industrie celebrates 40 years of success05.03.2018

Standard Industrie International which was established in 1978, designs equipment which facilitates storage, flow, conveying and cleaning of powdery bulk products.
3

Potato starch production line for Cargill/AKV Langholt AmbA05.03.2018

J-Tec Material Handling has won an order to supply Cargill-AKV I/S with a new potato starch production line in Langholt, Denmark.
4

Continuous production process for development of pharma recipes05.03.2018

Coperion reports that thanks to its tailor-made turnkey technological solutions based around the ZSK twin screw extruder, it is able to respond to the growing demand from the pharmaceutical industry for systems for continuous production processes that offer higher efficiency and uniformity than batch processes.
5

Titanium dioxide: granulation helps safeguard against possible dust hazard05.03.2018

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich points out that breathing in dust particles that cannot be broken down by the body can trigger inflammation processes in the lungs.
Februar - 2018
Week 4
1

Food-grade grinding systems26.02.2018

NETZSCH Trockenmahltechnik has recently introduced the CONDUX® 60 fine-impact mill, which is believed to be is the smallest complete grinding plant currently available on the market.
2

RADAR sensor combines flexibility with high accuracy26.02.2018

Pulsar Process Measurement has launched mmWAVE, a compact FMCW RADAR sensor that offers high accuracy, repeatable level measurement and compatibility with Pulsar’s full range of level controllers.
3

GEA broadens portfolio with extrusion and milling technology26.02.2018

Following its take-over of the Italian Pavan Group at the end of November 2017, the Düsseldorf engineering group GEA now owns a leading supplier of extrusion and milling technology for processing all kinds of fresh and dried pasta, pelleted snack products and breakfast cereals.
4

Process engineering solutions from Brickenden & Booth26.02.2018

The 19th February issue of EBS News featured a news item on the sale of the intellectual property of FPE Global in which we made reference to two former employees.
5

Fast and accurate at-line elemental analysis26.02.2018

Malvern Panalytical has introduced Epsilon 4, a new high-performance benchtop analytical tool for the determination of the chemical composition of all kinds of material.
Week 3
1

Powder Rheometer supports metal processing industries19.02.2018

Freeman Technology emphasises that powders play an integral part in the production of many products and it is widely acknowledged that they are often challenging to handle.
2

Dec Group’s Shanghai office relocates to larger premises19.02.2018

Dec Group will in March formally inaugurate its new China office in Shanghai.
3

Space-saving silo cascade mixers19.02.2018

Ajax Equipment has developed a high-volume, compact silo cascade mixer which provides a space-saving alternative to machines with conventional conical hoppers.
4

Single-source solution for conveying and processing alternative fuels19.02.2018

In order to improve the efficiency of its operations, Deuna Zement GmbH will use alternative fuels to fire the main burners of the two rotary furnaces at its plant in Deuna, a town situated in the German Free State of Thuringia.
5

Schenck Process buys FPE’s intellectual property19.02.2018

Schenck Process has purchased (for an undisclosed figure) the digital assets and intellectual property of FPE Global Ltd.
Week 2
1

Hygienic compression load cells12.02.2018

Eilersen Electric has introduced a new series of digital load cells in an aseptic design for dynamic weighing, process weighing, filling, packaging and general weighing applications primarily in food and pharma industries.
2

Accurate feeding together with even distribution12.02.2018

Gericke (see above) has just introduced EvenDos®, a concept which combines precision feeding with uniform distribution.
3

New design of feeder reduces cleaning time12.02.2018

Gericke has launched the new FEEDOS® S screw feeder, which is of radically innovative design, covering the 0.5 to 500 litres/h output range.
4

Bühler achieves strong profitable growth12.02.2018

2017 was a successful year for the Bühler Group which has its global headquarters in Uzwil, Switzerland.
5

Ukranian paper sack manufacturer installs second W&H production line12.02.2018

Windmöller & Hölscher has supplied a second sack production line to Pamibro, Ukraine’s largest manufacturer of paper sacks, which has been supplying the construction, chemical and food industries from its factory in the western city of Broshniv for more than 20 years.
Week 1
1

Infrared drum dries high-water-content polymers05.02.2018

KREYENBORG Plant Technology has perfected a method for drying PTFE/SAN mixtures using its Infrared Rotary Drum (IRD) dryer.
2

IEP Technologies acquires Atexon Oy05.02.2018

HOERBIGER Group has announced that with effect from 1st February its subsidiary IEP Technologies has acquired the business operations, portfolio, patents and trademark rights of Atexon Oy, based in Oulunsalo, Finland, which specialises in spark detection and extinguishing within the field of industrial explosion protection.
3

Vacuum drying of food and food additives05.02.2018

AVA points out that many applications require a very homogeneous end product with short drying times.
4

Concetti invests in €5m upgrade05.02.2018

Concetti, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, has started work on the expansion and digital transformation of its main factory and headquarters.
5

FFS bagging and open-mouth bag filling from one machine05.02.2018

Votech using detailed feedback obtained from its customers, recently designed a completely new packaging machine for both form-fill-seal (tubular) bags and open-mouth bags as well.
Januar - 2018
Week 4
1

Mixing spice blends29.01.2018

amixon has perfected a system whereby spices can be homogenised, while being refined with liquid aromas and processed for the manufacture of sausages, marinades, ketchup, pizza toppings, ready-made meals, frozen and tinned foods.
2

Screw conveyor manufacturer installs transport robot29.01.2018

Van Beek operates a manufacturing plant comprising 15 workstations located in two large production halls, each 120m long and 40m wide.
3

SWR engineering becomes envea29.01.2018

SWR engineering Messtechnik GmbH is now trading under the envea™ brand name.
4

Heavy-duty conveyors for new Uzbekistan cement plant29.01.2018

Aumund Fördertechnik won an order in May 2017 for three drag chain conveyors with capacities from 7.5t/h to 200t/h for discharge of limestone, gypsum and pozzolan at the new cement plant in Sherabad, Uzbekistan.
5

Emerson recognised for its Industry 4.0 contribution29.01.2018

Emerson a global automation technology and software company, has been named the ‘Industrial IoT Company of the Year’ by IoT Breakthrough.
  
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