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August - 2019
Week 2
1

Screening: pneumatic multi-deck lifting system reduces downtime12.08.2019

KM Siebtechnik has developed a new pneumatic multi-deck lifting system allowing multiple deck lifting and exchange in a single operation in order to minimise downtime.
2

Gericke 125th birthday celebrations continue globally12.08.2019

Gericke this year commemorates its 125th anniversary (see EBS News for week of 28 January 2019).
3

New technical sales manager for Winkworth12.08.2019

Winkworth Machinery has recruited Alex Warner as a technical sales manager.
4

Plastics recycling technology at K-Show12.08.2019

Vecoplan will be exhibiting machines and systems that shred, convey and process primary and secondary raw materials on Stand B59, Hall 9, at K 2019 which takes place 16-23 October in Düsseldorf.
5

High-temperature drawer filter magnet12.08.2019

Bunting Magnetics Europe will also be exhibiting at K 2019 where, on Stand J47 in Hall 10, the main focus will be on separating metal from both virgin and recycled plastics.
Week 1
1

Smart powder handling for additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0 requirements05.08.2019

Piab has recently introduced the piFLOW®p SMART vacuum conveyor which, in the case of additive manufacturing, is capable of easily delivering the production powder to the 3D printing systems without risk of employees being exposed to any polluting particulate matter.
2

WIP functionality for vacuum conveying offers healthier working environment05.08.2019

Piab Ltd reports that wet-in-place (WIP) functionality has recently been added to Piab’s piFLOW®p vacuum conveyors, thereby ensuring safer working conditions in food, chemical and pharmaceutical processing plants.
3

THIELMANN makes move into IBC rental05.08.2019

THIELMANN has delivered for decades a wide range of high quality container solutions, on a global scale, for all industries.
4

4B Braime launches mobile-friendly website05.08.2019

4B Braime Components has unveiled its new website which has been designed with the user experience in mind, offering a clean fresh look, mobile-friendly design, improved navigation and functionality throughout, while allowing customers to access product information and enriched content with ease.
5

Montoni integrated within Pavan’s umbrella brand05.08.2019

GEC reports that from September 2019 the Montoni range of dies, extrusion moulds and cutting systems, will continue its operations within the dies and moulds business line under the umbrella brand of Pavan.
Juli - 2019
Week 4
1

WIP process in horizontal mixing systems29.07.2019

Gebr. Lödige Maschinenbau reports that an efficient cleaning process for horizontal mixing systems is becoming increasingly important.
2

Mixing granulators at University of Sheffield29.07.2019

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich states that very few research establishments and universities in Europe offer in-depth expertise in granulation technology.
3

Discharging compacted material from drums29.07.2019

A new TIP-TITE® drum dumping system is available from Flexicon Europe (see above) which automatically conditions fibreboard drums containing bulk solid material, dumps the material into downstream equipment, and accumulates empty drums on a roller conveyor for removal.
4

Flexicon establishes French office29.07.2019

Flexicon Europe has opened an office in Dijon, France, to provide factory-direct sales and application engineering services to customers in France and surrounding regions, it was announced by Greg Slack, vice president global sales, Flexicon Corp.
5

Coperion innovations at K 201929.07.2019

Coperion and Coperion K-Tron will be exhibiting a variety of new and ongoing developments of their technological solutions for plastics processing at K 2019 (16-23 October in Dusseldorf, Germany) at Booth B19 in Hall 14.
Week 3
1

Flender and Wikov enter into service cooperation agreement22.07.2019

Flender GmbH have announced a comprehensive service cooperation which includes gear units from other manufacturers.
2

Bunting Magnetics’ 60th birthday22.07.2019

In August 3rd Bunting Magnetics will commemorate its 60th anniversary.
3

XRF analyzer helps enhance mineral testing22.07.2019

Bunting Magnetics Europe has purchased a new X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer which will improve the mineral testing capabilities of the company’s test laboratory which is located at the Redditch premises of its subsidiary Master Magnets.
4

Givaudan and Bühler jointly help nurture Swiss food industry start-ups22.07.2019

Two leading Swiss companies Givaudan and Bühler, global leaders respectively in flavours and fragrances and in food processing solutions, in mid-July announced a development partnership to help accelerate market access for companies aiming to enter the food manufacturing sector in Switzerland.
5

Protecting silos from overpressure during filling22.07.2019

Hycontrol has launches the SHIELD Lite SPS, two years after introducing the novel SHIELD silo protection system, which protects powder storage silos from the dangers caused by excessive pressure during tanker deliveries.
Week 2
1

Ensuring dry air inside flour silos15.07.2019

Croston Engineering has developed an innovative and economical answer to the problem of maintaining and monitoring clean, dry air conditions in silos used for storing flour by employing an SPTDS diverter valve from DMN-WESTINGHOUSE in conjunction with the existing silo intake pipe.
2

Magnetic separator specialist gains coded welding approvals15.07.2019

Greenwood Magnetics reports that three of its senior sheet metal workers have been assessed and certified in coded welding for high-pressure applications.
3

Lindner to focus on system solutions in plastics recycling at K 201915.07.2019

Lindner Recyclingtech will be exhibiting on Stand D78/E75 at the K-Show, 16-23 October.
4

JÖST celebrates centenary and appoints new managing partner15.07.2019

JÖST GmbH + Co. KG celebrated its 100th birthday this summer.
5

Micromeritics officially opens German subsidiary15.07.2019

Micromeritics Instrument Corp. celebrated the opening of its new German subsidiary and European application laboratory at Munich-Unterschleissheim in the presence of invited customers, employees and local government representatives.
Week 1
1

Rotary valves in tandem with magnetic separator01.07.2019

DMN-Westinghouse recently introduced a range of magnetic separators designed to remove sub-micron metal contamination from dry, free flowing products such as sugar, grain, flour and other granulates and powders during processing.
2

GEA launches fast-track separator repair service01.07.2019

GEA has already begun significantly reducing general repair times for its separators.
3

Kaeser’s 100th birthday01.07.2019

Kaeser Kompressoren is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
4

Mesutronic joins Indus Holding01.07.2019

Indus Holding AG has acquired a majority stake in leading German metal detector manufacturer Mesutronic Gerätebau GmbH which is located in Kirchberg im Wald.
5

Meeting stringent sustainability demands through better particle design01.07.2019

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik will showcase current research activities and solutions for the development of contemporary, high-performance ingredients at the SEPAWA congress for the detergents/cleansers, cosmetics and fragrance industry in Europe, which takes place 23–25 October in Berlin.
Juni - 2019
Week 4
1

Stretch-hooder protects palletised organic foods24.06.2019

BEUMER Group recently supplied one of its stretch hood A stretch-hooding machines to Davert GmbH.
2

Twin in-line pneumatic centrifugal sifter24.06.2019

Kason Europe has introduced a high-capacity dual centrifugal sifter which is designed to de-agglomerate and screen bulk materials in-line with dilute-phase pneumatic conveying systems at ultra-high rates.
3

Multi-lingual customer support portal24.06.2019

NDC Technologies reports that its cloud-based support portal ‘myNDC’ now offers language support.
4

Greening of SternMaid’s Wittenburg site24.06.2019

SternMaid has created a flowering meadow some 11,500m² in size on part of its company site.
5

Mobile app simplifies set-up of radar level devices in the field24.06.2019

Emerson has added the Radar Master app for the AMS Trex™ Device Communicator, making it easier for field technicians to safely and efficiently configure Rosemount™ radar level transmitters.
Week 3
1

On-site maintenance service for process systems17.06.2019

Ingredient Batching Systems has always been prepared to organise the maintenance and servicing of its own systems and, if asked, has been willing to service other parts of the existing site processing system.
2

Ultra-heavy-duty bulk bag filler17.06.2019

Flexicon Europe is offering a new robust bulk bag filling system, designed and manufactured by its US parent, which is capable of receiving abrasives, high-density solids and other difficult-to-handle bulk materials from upstream processes or storage vessels, and fills the material by weight into bulk bags.
3

European weighing industry strives for harmonisation of reverification17.06.2019

Representatives from European national weighing industry associations and weighing instrument manufacturers met 12-14 June in Bratislava for the annual general assembly of CECIP, the European weighing industry association.
4

IBC blending – now with liquid addition17.06.2019

Matcon points out that as consumer demand is continually changing, manufacturers must offer flexible and efficient production processes to stay ahead of their competition.
5

Dinnissen expands its manufacturing facilities17.06.2019

Dinnissen Process Technology is building an additional 60 x 70m production complex adjacent to its existing factory on the Sevenum industrial estate.
Week 2
1

Mixing technology for metallurgical applications10.06.2019

Lödige Process Technology will present industry-specific mixing systems and components as well as related processing technologies for metallurgical applications at Metec 2019 in Düsseldorf, 25-29 June.
2

Addition to Bühler’s board of directors10.06.2019

At its upcoming extraordinary general shareholders’ meeting on 21st June 2019, Bühler Group (see above) will add a new member to its board of directors with the nomination of Rainer Schulz (54).
3

Automated powder batching process10.06.2019

Spiroflow recently supplied West Midlands-based industrial adhesives manufacturer Chemique Adhesives with an automated system for batching powdered raw materials used in the formulation of bonding agents.
4

Single-screw extruder for aqua feed and pet foods10.06.2019

Bühler chose the first day of the VICTAM international trade fair, 12-14 June in Cologne, to launch its new PolyOne single-screw extruder which has been designed to consistently deliver high product quality for the pet food and aqua feed industries.
5

4B Braime welcomes royal visitor10.06.2019

His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Duke of Kent visited the headquarters and principal factory of the 4B Braime Group, which this year commemorates its 130th anniversary.
Week 1
1

Manfred Bracher to leave RKW03.06.2019

RKW Group has announced that Dr Manfred Bracher, a member of its executive management board, will resign from his position, with effect from end of June to pursue new professional opportunities.
2

Microtrac and MicrotracBEL join Verder Scientific03.06.2019

Verder Group has entered into an agreement to acquire the American Microtrac, Inc. and the Japanese MicrotracBEL Corporation from Nikkiso Co. Ltd.
3

Vortex appoints agent for Czech Republic and Slovakia03.06.2019

Vortex Global Ltd has named MillTech CZ sro as its representative agent in Czech Republic and Slovakia.
4

Expansion of FEEDOS feeder range03.06.2019

Gericke reports that following the launch last year of its innovative new design of feeder, the FEEDOS range has now grown into a complete family of feeders for hygienic and basic applications in the chemical, food and pharmaceutical industry.
5

Overcoming problems of handling nickel powders03.06.2019

Ajax Equipment has supplied Brighouse based project engineering, design and consultancy service provider, Projex Solutions Ltd, with a handling system comprising collecting hopper and screw conveyor for transferring nickel and nickel oxide powder.
Mai - 2019
Week 3
1

Bühler opens its CUBIC innovation campus20.05.2019

Bühler Group on 22 May officially opened the CUBIC innovation campus after a construction period of 20 months and an investment of about CHF50 million.
2

Releasing cohesive material inside silos and pipelines20.05.2019

Solimar Pneumatics has extended its range of bulk material flow promotion devices with the introduction of the Air Knocker which is designed to keep sticky materials moving even if they are clinging to vessel walls.
3

Van Velthoven promoted at Key Technology20.05.2019

Key Technology has announced the promotion of Karel Van Velthoven to the position of advanced inspection systems product marketing manager.
4

Concetti at VICTAM………20.05.2019

Concetti will be among the exhibitors at VICTAM INTERNATIONAL, one of the most important global events in the feed processing industry calendar, which takes place 12-14 June, in Cologne, Germany.
5

…… and Bunting as well20.05.2019

Bunting Magnetics Europe will be exhibiting a range of metal contamination solutions on stand A029 at VICTAM.
Week 1
1

LEHVOSS commissions new laboratory/pilot plant building06.05.2019

Lehmann&Voss has successfully completed ahead of schedule the relocation of major laboratory and pilot plant facilities to the new laboratory building at its Hamburg-Wandsbek site.
2

Hopper magnet for plastics industry06.05.2019

Eclipse Magnetics has launched its latest product: a new high intensity hopper magnet designed and manufactured exclusively for plastics processing industries.
3

Crane hook weigher has built-in dynamic compensation06.05.2019

PENKO Engineering has developed a crane hook weigher which incorporates an integral patented compensation system that not only calculates acceleration and deceleration but also provides an automatic adjustment to the local acceleration of gravity.
4

Schütz enrolls new French Recobulk partner06.05.2019

Schütz has entered into a Recobulk cooperation agreement with Duo Emballages which was founded in 1996 by brothers Thierry and Hervé Obaton in Willems near Lille, France.
5

Minimising deterioration of perishable products stored in FIBCs06.05.2019

Spiroflow is now able to offer customers who use bulk bags the option of inserting foil or plastic inner liners within the woven PP outer bags.
April - 2019
Week 4
1

Weighing systems can be controlled remotely29.04.2019

SCAIME has enhanced its range of eNod4 weighing controllers with the capability of communication via Bluetooth® technology.
2

Mixer mill achieves grind sizes in the nanometer range29.04.2019

Retsch has developed the MM 500 mixer mill, the first ball mill with a frequency of 35Hz which produces sufficient energy for efficient wet grinding of samples down to the nanometer range.
3

Reliable handling of powders with high moisture content29.04.2019

Ajax Equipment has supplied a leading environmental solutions provider, with a plant for processing calcium sulphate filter cake, as part of a water treatment facility.
4

First turn-key plastics recycling facility in Cyprus29.04.2019

On 19th April 2019, with most of his government present, the Cypriot president Nikos Anastasiadis personally inaugurated the country's first plastics recycling plant in Limassol, underlining the importance of this project for the island.
5

Rapid discharge of single-trip bulk bags29.04.2019

Flexicon Europe is offering a new BULK-OUT discharger for single-trip bulk bags which is designed to feed downstream processes at ultra-high rates.
Week 2
1

Globally POWTECH remains unchallenged15.04.2019

POWTECH 2019, which took place 9 – 11 April in Nuremberg, was supported by 824 exhibitors from 35 countries.
2

Automatic weighing of minor and micro ingredients15.04.2019

AZO has introduced the AZO COMPONENTER® Step.
3

Soya milling process protected from metal particles15.04.2019

Eclipse Magnetics has supplied nine Pneumag magnetic separators to AB MAURI UK & Ireland, part of Associated British Foods, allowing the company to meet the very latest food safety standards in its soya milling processes.
4

Intelligent connection box for industrial weighing systems15.04.2019

PENKO Engineering has introduced the Type SJB190 cable connection box which has been designed to avoid interruptions and interferences to the smooth running of plant processes.
5

Starlinger at ITMA together with STC Spinnzwirn15.04.2019

Starlinger Group will exhibit at this year’s ITMA in Barcelona together for the first time with its new subsidiary STC Spinnzwirn.
Week 1
1

Conveyor remote monitoring system01.04.2019

Spiroflow has launched a monitoring system that remotely provides real time information on the performance of its complete machinery range, from flexible screw conveyors to tubular drag and aero-mechanical conveyors.
2

Upgraded diverter valve and rotary valve01.04.2019

Coperion and Coperion K-Tron will present various innovations on their joint stand (4-290) at POWTECH.
3

Rotolok appoints product/business development manager01.04.2019

Rotolok has named John Pickering as group product and business development manager.
4

Portable XRF spectrometer offers powerful elemental analysis01.04.2019

Malvern Panalytical in March launched the next generation of its Epsilon 1 X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer.
5

Easy-clean bullet magnet01.04.2019

Greenwood Magnetics will be launching a new easy-clean bullet magnet on Stand 3-638 at POWTECH.
März - 2019
Week 4
1

Extending the frontiers of open-mouthed bagging25.03.2019

Concetti has launched the I-Flex bagging machine for open-mouthed bags.
2

Sanitary and metal-detectable flow promotion aids25.03.2019

SGH Schüttguthandling will be showcasing VibraPad hopper discharge solutions on Stand 3-157 at POWTECH.
3

High sensitivity metal detector25.03.2019

Eriez Magnetics Europe will be featuring its new Xtreme® metal detector on Stand 3-409 at POWTECH – the first time that it has been exhibited outside the UK.
4

More efficient bin and silo calibration25.03.2019

Mettler Toledo, will on Stand 1-214 at POWTECH be featuring RapidCalTM : a new method of tank scale calibration which saves up to 80% working time compared with traditional methods.
5

Easy-clean vibratory bin discharge25.03.2019

AZO will be exhibiting, among several other innovations, a new design of vibratory hopper bottom at POWTECH on Stand 1-356.
Week 3
1

Introduction to uniaxial testing18.03.2019

In a new online presentation Freeman Technology managing director Tim Freeman introduces uniaxial powder testing, explaining the measurement methodology and presenting example data.
2

Advanced plastic sack is more sustainable than paper equivalents18.03.2019

RKW will be highlighting at POWTECH (Stand 1-533) the five key benefits that the RKW ProVent® ECORE 5 self-venting plastic sack offers over paper sacks in terms of sustainability.
3

Popular mixer offers new functionalities and wider choice of sizes18.03.2019

Gericke has gained a reputation as a pioneer in the design of powder mixers for demanding applications.
4

GEA to build Asia’s largest olive oil mill18.03.2019

GEA has received the order from The National Agricultural Development Company (NADEC) to build and supply the industrial equipment for a large olive oil mill located in Saudi Arabia.
5

BFM Global appoints two new key staff members18.03.2019

BFM Global is known internationally for its BFM® fitting, a revolutionary, patented snap-fit flexible connector system which is being installed by some of the world’s largest manufacturers.
Week 2
1

Magnetic separators at Bauma11.03.2019

Bunting Magnetics Europe will be exhibiting its latest generation of high intensity magnetic separators on Stand 133, Hall B2 at Bauma 2019 in Munich, 8-14 April.
2

Remote diagnostics resolve 80% of machine problems11.03.2019

Windmöller & Hölscher points out that when machine problems occur, fast action is required.
3

10,000 Starlinger circular looms built in China11.03.2019

Starlinger reports that its Chinese subsidiary has been producing circular looms for manufacture of plastic fabrics since 2006.
4

Eclipse Magnetics to market Sesotec products in UK11.03.2019

Eclipse Magnetics has been appointed official distributor for Sesotec products in the UK.
5

Twin-shaft mixer has frequency converters11.03.2019

BHS-Sonthofen has supplied a Type DKX twin-shaft batch mixer to Unibéton which is producing specific ready-mix concrete for the Grand Paris Express project.
Week 1
1

Mixing of infant formula ingredients04.03.2019

amixon® has developed a single-shaft mixing system with comparatively small dimensions.
2

New plastic packaging concepts for demanding products04.03.2019

Bischof + Klein will be presenting at POWTECH (Hall 1, Stand 519) its newly developed plastic packaging solutions for problematic products, including chemicals and foodstuffs.
3

Continuous mixer for chocolate production04.03.2019

Ajax Equipment has supplied a leading UK-based high integrity manufacturing and services provider with a continuous mixer featuring Lynflow™ clog-resistant blades for mixing chocolate with inclusions.
4

Innovative line of pellet feeders04.03.2019

Brabender Technologie has launched a new line of feeders designed specifically for handling pellets.
5

Dust-tight drum tipper for difficult materials04.03.2019

Flexicon Europe has introduced a TIP-TITE drum tipper designed for use with poorly flowing or agglomerated materials, allowing rapid, dustfree transfer of bulk solids, whether free flowing or otherwise.
  
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