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July - 2017
Week 3
1

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.
2

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.
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

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.
5

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.
Week 2
1

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).
2

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.
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

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.
5

New chairman at Robson Handling Technology10.07.2017

Robson Handling Technology has appointed Julie Kenny CBE as chairman.
Week 1
1

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.
2

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.
3

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.
4

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.
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.
March - 2017
Week 4
1

Contamination-free weigh modules27.03.2017

Mettler Toledo has introduced brand-new, fully certified hygienic SWB805 MultiMountTM weigh modules.
2

Brickenden joins FPE Global27.03.2017

FPE Global has appointed Peter Brickenden as key account director.
3

The cement sack of the future?27.03.2017

Starlinger points out that its AD*STAR® block bottom valve sack offers many advantages compared to alternative sack designs.
4

High-visibility disposable samplers27.03.2017

Bürkle has introduced a series of disposable samplers designed especially for use in food, animal feed and pharmaceutical industries.
5

Bag closing systems employs PP over tape27.03.2017

STATEC BINDER has launched the SBSM-OS bag closer for prefabricated open-mouth bags.
Week 3
1

SWR joins Environnement20.03.2017

SWR engineering Messtechnik GmbH has recently been acquired by Environnement SA of Poissy, France.
2

Senior appointments at Vortex20.03.2017

Vortex has announced the promotion of Laurence Millington to managing director of the company’s operations in Darlington, UK.
3

Latest advances in bagging and palletising20.03.2017

Beumer Group will be showing several new packaging products at interpack.
4

Repeat silo order from Sanko Gosei20.03.2017

Barton Fabrications reports that two of its silos installed early last year at Sanko Gosei Automotive Systems (see EBS News for week of 20 June 2016) have delivered significant space savings, reduced raw material handling costs and enhanced safety.
5

Innovative woven packaging made from PP and PET20.03.2017

Starlinger - in line with the theme “sewing is the past” – will at this year’s interpack feature live production of IC*STAR® (I = innovative, C = closing) sacks.
Week 2
1

Animal feed producer invests in Z-Conveyor13.03.2017

Poeth Solids Processing recently installed one of its new contamination-free Z-Conveyors at the Andel plant of Koudijs Animal Nutrition, which produces animal feed, concentrates and premixes exclusively for compound feed producers, both in the Netherlands and elsewhere.
2

Farleygreene commits to further export growth13.03.2017

Farleygreene has appointed Daniel Morlan as a technical sales engineer.
3

Integrating compressed air management with Industry 4.013.03.2017

Kaeser Kompressoren will be unveiling several innovations on Stand E18, Hall 27, at next month’s Hanover Fair.
4

Vortex appoints LMB as Swedish representative13.03.2017

Vortex Global has recently named LM Bulk & Materialhantering (LMB) as its representative in Sweden.
5

Automated ingredient mixing/dosing to be featured at interpack13.03.2017

Daxner on Stand A55 in Hall 5 at interpack will be giving pride of place to its fully automated mixing and dosing system for producing ready-made ingredient recipes.
Week 1
1

Combimix process wins major award06.03.2017

BHS-Sonthofen and MSW Mineralstoffwerke Südwest on 16 February jointly received the German Resources Efficiency Award 2016.
2

Pesticide milling system06.03.2017

Hosokawa Micron recently won an order to supply a fine milling system to suit the rigorous demands of UK-based contract chemical processing company, Exwold Technology.
3

Drying of food additives06.03.2017

AVA recently received an order from a long-term food industry customer which has been successfully operating an AVA system for more than seven years.
4

Rotary valve in hygienic design06.03.2017

S.S.T.-Schüttguttechnik has upgraded its Type SRVS rotary valve to meet strictest hygiene standards.
5

Continuous loss-in-weight feeders at Eli Lilly06.03.2017

Coperion K-Tron played a key role as part of the supply team for Eli Lilly who won this year’s prestigious ISPE FOYA (Facility of the Year Awards) in two important categories: Facility of the Future and Process Innovation.
February - 2017
Week 4
1

Retaining freshness of bagged feed and pet food27.02.2017

Concetti has introduced Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), to its fully automatic bagging systems.
2

Obituary: Henk Mariën27.02.2017

Henk Mariën, managing director and owner of bagging systems manufacturer Arodo, passed away suddenly on 9th February, at the age of 70.
3

EFIBCA meeting to coincide with interpack27.02.2017

The European Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association (EFIBCA) will hold its second Dinner Reception on 3rd May 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Düsseldorf.
4

Quayside transfer of bulk salt and sand27.02.2017

In association with UK-based Samson Materials Handling, Aumund France has placed an order from STAMA - its second for a Samson® 450 Super Series to be employed at the Port of Sousse, Tunisia.
5

Towards cleaner and more efficient packaging capabilities27.02.2017

Haver & Boecker will also be unveiling new developments at interpack, on Stand D08, Hall 12, together with its daughter companies Feige Filling, Behn+Bates and Newtec Bag Palletizing when it presents its new generation of filling, packing and palletising systems.
Week 3
1

Granulating technology can now process finer granulates20.02.2017

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich points out that in ceramic and chemical industries it is often necessary to manufacture granulates from powders or powder mixtures.
2

Cutting mill accepts large sample pieces20.02.2017

Retsch has added a new model to its cutting mill family.
3

Mixing and tablet-coating innovations at interpack20.02.2017

Gebr. Lödige will be launching at interpack, 4-11 May, the LC Lab which has been designed to produce highly efficient tablet coatings on a laboratory scale.
4

Powder mixing test plant20.02.2017

British Rema has opened a new blender trials facility which will be headed by Dr Jose Carmelo Santana Perdomo.
5

Robotic assembly of customised screw conveyors?20.02.2017

Van Beek is participating in a research project in association with other organisations including TNO, coöperatie Brainport Industries as well as the Fontys and Avans Colleges to investigate the extent to which customised manufacture of machines can be automated.
Week 2
1

Geroldinger upgrades website13.02.2017

Geroldinger has relaunched its website with a new internet presence in modern design.
2

Rapid pulverisation of lumps13.02.2017

Van Beek has developed a robust lump breaker which has been designed for use in the food and chemical industries.
3

Weighing systems employ 3D printed parts13.02.2017

KSE Process Technology at the end of 2016 started using 3D printed parts for its ALFRA dosing and weighing systems.
4

Ultra-hygienic FFS bagging13.02.2017

BEHN+BATES has introduced the Roto-Packer Adams CARE-LINE form-fill-seal machine for filling powders into 10-25kg PE film bags – and especially into double-layer PE film bags for optimum product protection.
5

Teardrop tube magnet13.02.2017

Bunting Magnetics Europe has developed a new design of rare earth tube magnet for use in removing fine iron particles from dry powders.
Week 1
1

Nerak Wiese launches new website06.02.2017

Nerak Wiese has inveiled its new-look website.
2

Bühler invests and grows06.02.2017

Bühler through its policy of reinvesting profits to secure future development, has continued its growth path.
3

Drum feeder ensures higher bucket elevator capacity06.02.2017

Simatek Bulk Systems reports that its popular drum feeder has recently been granted EU patent protection.
4

Safeguarding foodstuffs against contaminants from damaged elevator buckets06.02.2017

Lehmann & Voss has recently been supplying LUVOCOM® high-performance detectable compound to replace a non-detectable PA 6 material previously used by Dutch bucket elevator manufacturer Apollo Group in its elevator buckets.
5

Dino helps make value-added logistics a reality for RL TRANS06.02.2017

Van Beek recently supplied a Dino mobile loader for road powder tankers to Finnish logistics service provider RL TRANS.
  
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