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November - 2018
Week 2
1

GEA to build Dairygold’s next milk powder plant12.11.2018

GEA received an order in July for Dairygold’s next milk powder plant in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland.
2

Rotary blowers now available with Sigma Control 2.12.11.2018

Kaeser Kompressoren has extended its blower product portfolio with the BBC and FBC series.
3

Updated expert advice on powder tester selection12.11.2018

Freeman Technology reports that recent revisions of two of its e-books offer clear, expert advice for those looking to invest in powder testing technology.
4

Dry mixes of brake and friction materials12.11.2018

Lödige Process Technology, Paderborn, Germany, states that even 70 years after the Ploughshare® mixer was patented by the company, there are still new applications found for the fluid bed principle that was revolutionary at that time.
5

Particle size measurement of cohesive powders12.11.2018

Hosokawa Micron Ltd has announced the availability of the Viblette VBL-F, wet sieve analyzer which has just been launched by the parent company.
Oktober - 2018
Week 4
1

4B Group opens subsidiary in China29.10.2018

The 4B Group has established an official presence in Changzhou, China.
2

Spark detection/extinguishing system first to gain approval to new VdS standard29.10.2018

Firefly AB has successfully tested and approved its spark detection and extinguishing system according to the new standard VdS 2518:2017: Guidelines for Spark Extinguishing Systems.
3

PTA acquires Malvern Panalytical’s Mastersizer 300029.10.2018

Particle Testing Authority (PTA) has acquired Malvern Panalytical’s Mastersizer 3000 with the aim of serving its customers with the most current particle sizing instrumentation available.
4

Conveyor feed boosts eddy current separator yield29.10.2018

Goudsmit Magnetics has recently developed a conveyor belt feed that is supplied by a product distributor.
5

New HAVER & BOECKER company caters exclusively for the German market29.10.2018

HAVER & BOECKER Deutschland GmbH has been incorporated by HAVER & BOECKER Machinery Division to bring together its entire German sales force and all national activities in order to focus even more strongly on the needs of German customers and to be able to respond more quickly to their requests.
Week 3
1

Productivity platform reduces downtime and boosts output22.10.2018

Dinnissen Process Technology has introduced its cloud-based Productivity Platform.
2

Key appointment at bucket elevator supplier22.10.2018

Nerak Wiese has recruited Jason Burrill as business development manager to promote the company’s range of bucket elevators.
3

AUMUND Beijing assembles a large machinery package for Turkish cement producer22.10.2018

Sinoma EE Overseas Development has awarded AUMUND Beijing a substantial machinery order for supply to Limak Çimento Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., at Kilis in Turkey.
4

Magnetic separator audit at Ryvita factory22.10.2018

Bunting Magnetics has conducted a thorough review of all the magnetic separators installed at the Jordans Dorset Ryvita plant in Poole, Dorset.
5

Forced feeding system for bucket elevators22.10.2018

Simatek Bulk Systems points out that a pendulum bucket elevator is a popular choice for gentle and flexible conveying of bulk products, but when it comes to fine powders and very abrasive products this can be a challenge.
Week 2
1

New MD at AUMUND Fördertechnik15.10.2018

At the beginning of September AUMUND Fördertechnik appointed Dr-Ing. Pietro de Michieli as its new managing director.
2

High-capacity, low-profile hygienic screener15.10.2018

Kason Corporation has introduced a low-profile, FLO-THRU™ screener which is capable of scalping oversize particles and foreign matter from dry bulk materials and solids-laden slurries at high rates in low headroom areas.
3

10 years of STATEC BINDER15.10.2018

On 31 October 2008 in the Austrian town of Gleisdorf the foundations were laid for the future success of STATEC BINDER, a company which specialises in bagging and palletising free-flowing bulk goods.
4

SYMACH holds bagging/palletising open day15.10.2018

SYMACH, on 5th October organised an open house event which was attended by more than 1500 visitors from as far afield as Russia and Australia.
5

Automated, EHEDG-compliant sampling system15.10.2018

Dinnissen Process Technology has designed a solution for customers who need to be 100% sure about their production quality and maintain the level over longer production runs.
Week 1
1

Eirich wins major Australian granulation order01.10.2018

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich has won an order from Agripower Australia to supply a new granulation plant for diatomaceous earth.
2

Schenck Process acquires Process Components01.10.2018

Schenck Process in the last week of September announced the acquisition, from EPIC Private Equity, of Process Components Ltd (PCL) and its subsidiaries which include Kemutec Group Inc. in the USA – together with its brands kemutec, KEK-GARDNER, mucon and PPS Air Classifier Mills.
3

Brabender: ready to face the future01.10.2018

Brabender Technologie in September celebrated its 60th anniversary, an occasion marked by the official opening of the company’s new building incorporating a large combined technical centre and test plant.
4

Concetti centenary coincides with major factory expansion01.10.2018

Concetti last month celebrated a century of activity in manufacturing by inaugurating the expansion and modernisation of its headquarters production facility.
5

DMN UK boss takes on wider responsibilities08.10.2018

Bob Rogers has relinquished this position to play a broader role in helping to further develop the Dutch valve manufacturer’s international expansion.
6

High-capacity air classifier mill08.10.2018

Kason Corporation Europe is now able to offer an air classifier mill with higher capacity than any model previously offered by its US parent company.
7

Hygienic discharge of milk powder from sacks and bulk bags08.10.2018

Palamatic Process recently installed a customised milk powder handling installation at the Polish production site of one of the world’s leading dairy groups which develops a wide range of functional and nutritional dairy ingredients for the food industry.
8

Dec teams with BioCon in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia08.10.2018

Dec Group has appointed BioCon Solutions Ltd as its sales and support representative in southern Asia.
9

Products vacuum dried and coated with a single machine08.10.2018

Lindor has unveiled the Capsule, a vacuum dryer/coater which performs both functions with one machine.
10

Pioneering cloud platform for food and feed processing industries01.10.2018

Bühler is working in partnership with Microsoft.
September - 2018
Week 4
1

Vibrating control screening24.09.2018

GKM Siebtechnik will give its recently launched KTS-VS2 vibrating control screening machine pride of place on Stand B11- 4 at SOLIDS Dortmund which takes place 7-8 November.
2

Twin flexible screw conveyor has common hopper24.09.2018

Flexicon Europe is offering a twin BEV-CON™ flexible screw conveyor system with a single hopper and mobile base constructed and finished to sanitary standards.
3

Powdered gluten protected from metal contamination24.09.2018

Eclipse Magnetics has installed a bespoke double row magnet at the Corby, Northamptonshire plant of Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients and a pioneer of new vegetal proteins.
4

Advances in flameless venting and explosion isolation24.09.2018

REMBE GmbH Safety + Control has developed two new explosion protection products which will be exhibited on Stand J 01 in Hall 5 at SOLIDS Dortmund.
5

Cloud-based digital moisture control24.09.2018

Bühler, in late September officially launched MoisturePro™, a cloud-based digital service that drives significant improvements in yield and reduces energy costs and the environmental footprint of thermal processing in the food and feed industry.
Week 3
1

Hermetically sealed control valve extends shelf life of food and beverages17.09.2018

GEA is expanding its D-tec® valve line with the new GEA D-tec P/DV control valve for ultraclean applications in the food, beverage and dairy industries.
2

New Vortex agent for Egypt17.09.2018

Vortex Global has named ALRIAD International Agencies & Trading as its new representative agent for Egypt.
3

Removing metal contaminants from plastic granules and powders17.09.2018

MESUTRONIC Gerätebau will launch its new PLASTRON 05 K metal separator at Fakuma which takes place in Friedrichshafen 16-20 October.
4

Fast filling of lined freight containers17.09.2018

Van Beek has upgraded the performance of its screw type bulk container filler.
5

Rotary valve can now handle fragile food materials17.09.2018

Coperion has modified the design of its ZVB rotary valve to ensure very gentle materials handling while maintaining strictest sanitary standards.
Week 2
1

SCHÜTTGUT now officially called SOLIDS Dortmund10.09.2018

Easyfairs earlier this year took the decision to give its successful SCHÜTTGUT trade show in Dortmund, Germany, the official name of SOLIDS Dortmund.
2

Largest ever ATEX-compliant Z-Conveyor10.09.2018

Poeth Solids Processing has delivered the largest and tallest ATEX-compliant Z-Conveyor ever built to a brewery in Algiers which has been acquired by one of the world’s foremost beer producers and is currently being substantially upgraded and modernised.
3

Contract production of powder formulations from a single source10.09.2018

SternMaid will present its portfolio for blending, processing and filling foods, ingredients and dietary supplements in powder form at Health ingredients Europe 2018, Frankfurt, 27-29 November.
4

Plastic sacks and FFS films: further investment by RKW10.09.2018

RKW as part of 50th anniversary celebrations at its Echte site, has put a new tube former into operation.
5

Vortex strengthens Middle East presence10.09.2018

Vortex Global reports that Renene CPE Service (FZE) has been appointed as its new representative agent for the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar.
Week 1
1

Innovative feeding technology at Fakuma03.09.2018

Coperion reports that – in association with Coperion K-Tron (see above) – the two companies will be exhibiting latest plastics processing solutions at their joint booth (A6-6406) at this year’s Fakuma which takes place 16-20 October in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
2

K-Vision controller can now support two independent feeder lines03.09.2018

Coperion K-Tron has added new features to its proven K-Vision™ software.
3

Removing metal contamination from plastics processing lines03.09.2018

Eriez Magnetics Europe reports that European plastics manufacturers are continuing to invest in the company’s powerful PM grate magnets to improve product purity, prevent costly damage to downstream equipment and reduce processing downtime.
4

Explosion isolation flap valves03.09.2018

IEP Technologies has introduced the IFV and IFV-M isolation flap valves.
5

Reaping the benefits of retaining good staff03.09.2018

AUMUND Fördertechnik reports that with effect from 1st September Bodo Radmacher has become head of the company’s spare parts division.
August - 2018
Week 3
1

Customised solutions for discharge of road tankers20.08.2018

The Brussels office of GHH Rand will be exhibiting at Booth E84 in Hall 25 at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover, Germany, 20-27 September.
2

Compact weighing system records grain volume and flow rates20.08.2018

FRIEDRICH electronic has introduced the DC3 Flow Weigher which is capable of continuously measuring flow capacity and total weight of free flowing bulk materials.
3

Magnetic separators for foodstuffs and powders20.08.2018

Goudsmit Magnetics has introduced a new generation of magnetic separators designed to remove metal particles (>30µm) from foodstuffs such as coffee, cocoa, malt, rice, sugar and flour, but also from other powdery and fine-grained materials.
4

Vortex announces new agent for Saudi Arabia20.08.2018

Vortex Global has appointed Eurotech International FZ, LLC as its new representative agent for Saudi Arabia.
5

Plug, play and agglomerate20.08.2018

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik will exhibit alongside its Indian subsidiary, Glatt India, at POWTECH India 2018, Mumbai, 11-13 October.
Week 1
1

Flexible connector solves extreme processing challenges06.08.2018

New Zealand based BFM Global has introduced a new connector that is capable of withstanding high temperatures or harsh chemicals.
2

Feeder now available with quick-change capability06.08.2018

Brabender Technologie has introduced an easy change version of its popular FlexWall® Plus loss-in-weight feeder.
3

High-speed turbo-mixer06.08.2018

PROMIXON has extended its range of mixers with the introduction of the XM series of turbo-mixers designed for applications where there is a requirement for dispersion of powders with powders or granules or with liquid addition.
4

Exhibition stand will become metal separation test centre over two days06.08.2018

Bunting Magnetics Europe together with its Master Magnets subsidiary, will be presenting an interactive display on its stand at the RWM exhibition which takes place 12-13 September in Birmingham, UK.
5

Focus on dough handling and processing06.08.2018

Daxner will be showing its new generation of pre- and sour dough systems at iba 2018 (Booth B4-274) which takes place 15-20 September in Munich.
Juli - 2018
Week 4
1

Saudi Arabia’s most modern dairy processing plant30.07.2018

GEA has worked with Almarai Company in Saudi Arabia to build the nation’s largest and most modern dairy processing facility.
2

Powder coatings: pre-mixing and Industry 4.030.07.2018

PROMIXON reports that it recently supplied three FX-2500 high speed mixers to an unidentified national customer for blending thermosetting resins with pigments, fillers and additives.
3

NDC Technologies recertifies to ISO 9001:201530.07.2018

NDC Technologies, a leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, reports that it has successfully recertified to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.
4

New generation of centrifugal sifters30.07.2018

Gericke will in August launch its new range of GS centrifugal sifters.
5

Largest butter making machine in India30.07.2018

GEA (see above) reports that it recently sold its first type BUE butter making machine to an Indian dairy producer.
Week 3
1

Automated discharge of bulk solids from drums23.07.2018

Flexicon Europe is offering a new TIP-TITE® drum dumping system designed and manufactured by its US parent company.
2

Laboratory extruder for food applications23.07.2018

Coperion recently supplied a ZSK 27 Mv PLUS twin screw extruder to the Institute for Food and Beverage Innovation at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Wädenswil, Switzerland.
3

W&H sets up Polish daughter company23.07.2018

Windmöller & Hölscher in June opened a subsidiary in Poland.
4

Dual-drive centrifugal sifter23.07.2018

Kason Europe has introduced a model MOB-DD-SS dual-drive CENTRI-SIFTER™ centrifugal sifter designed and manufactured by its US parent company.
5

Glatt wins ACHEMA award23.07.2018

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik last month was honoured with the ACHEMA Innovation Award for its TwinPro® pharmaceutical plant, which combines two batch processes.
Week 2
1

Granulation Workshop 201916.07.2018

Next year the 9th International Granulation Conference organised by Sheffield University will be hosted 26 – 28 June by Nestlé in Lausanne, Switzerland.
2

Eriez 50th birthday09.07.2018

Eriez Magnetics Europe marks its 50th anniversary this year.
3

Capacitive digital load cells with IECEx certification09.07.2018

Eilersen Electric reports that all its new modules and load cells are now IECEx certified.
4

Farleygreene appoints Scottish agent09.07.2018

Farleygreene has named Perth-based Abdie Solutions as its representative in Scotland.
5

Expanded capabilities for FFS bagging brand09.07.2018

Beumer Group has extended its fillpac FFS form fill seal system both for the high-capacity range of up to 2600 bags per hour and for low throughputs starting from 1800 bags per hour, thereby offering a wider choice of tailored solutions for specific applications.
6

Process Components opens Kemutec BV in the Netherlands09.07.2018

Process Components has announced the expansion of subsidiary company Kemutec in Europe, with the long-established manufacturing brand opening a new office in the Dutch town of ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
7

Multifunctional, industry-grade mill16.07.2018

Fritsch GmbH, earlier this year introduced the PULVERISETTE 11 knife mill which has been designed to provide very fast and gentle comminution and homogenisation of moist, oily and fatty as well as dry, soft, medium-hard and fibrous samples.
8

Vibratory screen improves scrap metal quality16.07.2018

German-based interVIB GmbH reports that it has recently delivered several of its Type VSL linear vibratory screeners, equipped with specially developed 3D-screening cassettes, to steel plants and scrapyards throughout Europe.
9

New CFO at Schenck Process .16.07.2018

Schenck Process reports that Thomas Spitzenpfeil becomes the group’s chief financial officer with effect from 1st October.
10

Verification equipment for rent16.07.2018

Sensor Technology is prepared to offer its TorqSense range of torque sensors on a rental basis to research as well as industrial customers.
Week 1
1

Drum tipper has integral screw conveyor02.07.2018

Flexicon Europe is now offering a TIP-TITE® drum tipper from its US parent company which incorporates a flexible screw conveyor allowing dustfree volumetric feeding of bulk material from drums into downstream processes.
2

Towards smart compounding plants02.07.2018

Coperion has introduced the Coperion Production Control Center (CPCC), which offers compounders a clever solution for the control of compounding systems.
3

Multipurpose X-ray diffraction platform02.07.2018

Malvern Panalytical has launched its new Empyrean platform – an instrument that is said to redefine the concept of multipurpose X-ray diffraction.
4

Cutting mill ensures high sample throughput02.07.2018

Retsch has extended its cutting mill portfolio with the introduction of the SM 400 XL model.
5

W&H joins CEFLEX02.07.2018

Windmöller & Hölscher has become a member of CEFLEX, a collaboration project between European companies that represent the entire flexible packaging value chain.
Juni - 2018
Week 4
1

Ensuring that rupture discs function effectively25.06.2018

REMBE GmbH Safety + Control emphasises that the best pressure relief is ineffective, if it is not correctly installed, maintained or replaced.
2

Bucket elevator increases cement plant capacity in Oman25.06.2018

KoWey, Kamp-Lintfort has supplied a high-capacity chain bucket elevator to the Oman Cement Company (OCC) to replace an under-performing elevator from a different manufacturer.
3

Plastics regrinding line exported to USA25.06.2018

Lindner-Recyclingtech has supplied a regrinding line including a Micromat 2500 pre-shredding system and a grinder to Winco Plastics, North Aurora, IL, one of the largest full service plastic recycling companies in the Midwest with 30 years of experience.
4

Two days devoted to microencapsulation25.06.2018

SternMaid in May organised an international symposium on microencapsulation in association with the Bioactives World Forum at the InterCity Hotel in Hamburg.
5

High-capacity centrifugal sifter25.06.2018

Kason Europe has introduced a quick-clean CENTRI-SIFTER™ centrifugal sifter with a cantilevered shaft that offers greater screening area and higher capacity than any single chamber model previously offered by the company.
Week 3
1

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.
2

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.
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

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.
5

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.
Week 2
1

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.
2

ATEX-certified metal detector11.06.2018

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

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.
5

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.
Week 1
1

Further Turkish cement business for AUMUND04.06.2018

AUMUND Fördertechnik has been awarded a further two projects from that country.
2

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.
3

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.
4

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.
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.
  
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