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March - 2013
Week 4
1

Enlarged Verder Scientific Division on track for global expansion25.03.2013

The Dutch technology group Verder has boosted international business activities by expanding its range of products - pictured is Dr Jürgen Pankratz, director of the Verder Scientific Division
2

Easy-to-clean feeder valve can cope with capacities between 6kg/h and 50t/h25.03.2013

Dinnissen Process Technology has developed an innovative and highly versatile feeder valve for bulk solids.
3

Pipework where frequent cleaning is required25.03.2013

Fr. Jacob Söhne has recently introduced the Hygiene Distributor pipework system for applications where there is a need for frequent cleaning of the inner surfaces, necessitating quick and easy disassembly and reassembly of component parts.
4

High-performance air classifier25.03.2013

Rhewum has introduced the ABX High Performance Classifier, the latest version of the successful AWR classifier.
5

Automatic dosing of feed additives directly from containers25.03.2013

German animal feed producer Bröring has ordered a flexible container components dosing (FCCD) system from KSE Process Technology.
6

Laboratory jaw crusher25.03.2013

Retsch, Haan, Germany, (see above news item) has added a number of refinements to the compact bench top model in its jaw crusher series.
Week 3
1

Dense phase dog food conveying at Nestlé Purina18.03.2013

Air-Tec system, the specialist in dense phase pneumatic conveying, has designed and manufactured a tailor-made system for pneumatic conveying of pet food.
2

Twin-shaft mixers for dry building materials18.03.2013

BHS-Sonthofen has introduced the DMX series of twin-shaft mixers offering throughput rates up to 300t/h.
3

Cooling screw technology transforms sludge drying plant18.03.2013

Celsius has helped upgrade the sludge drying plant of the district water control board of Holland North District (Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier – HHNK) in Beverwijk.
4

Haver & Boecker invests in Brazil18.03.2013

Haver & Boecker Latinoamericana (HBL), the Brazilian subsidiary of the Oelde, Germany, headquartered parent company, officially opened the extension of its offices at Monte Mor near Sao Paulo on the first day of March.
5

Vortex expands head office and manufacturing plant18.03.2013

Vortex, Salina, KS, is to increase the size of its headquarters by about 50 percent.
6

Automatic bag emptier for dustfree and hygienic applications18.03.2013

Dinnissen Process Technology has developed a new ultrafine version of its Dima 200 bag discharger.
Week 2
1

Learning about electrostatics in powder handling… also dust explosions11.03.2013

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling, University of Greenwich, UK, is organising next month two consecutive one-day courses:
2

Box tipper for hygienic applications11.03.2013

A newly designed TIP-TITE® food-grade box tipper is now available from Flexicon Europe
3

In-line particle sizer proves its PAT credentials at Ghent University11.03.2013

A Parsum in-line particle sizing probe from UK-based Malvern Instruments is proving its value as an analytical instrument in granulation research being conducted at Ghent University in Belgium.
4

Electro drum magnets can separate large ferrous fragments11.03.2013

Goudsmit Magnetic Systems has recently developed a new series of electro drum magnets that can be used for separating large iron pieces from product flows that contain many large sharp ferrous fragments.
5

Mixer successfully processes silicon carbide powder11.03.2013

Lindor has supplied a specially adapted L4000 mixer to the Czech factory of CeramTec, the German producer of technical ceramics.
6

Schenck targets UK quarrying/aggregates industries11.03.2013

Kevin McDermott has joined Doncaster-based Schenck Process UK as a sales engineer in the company’s heavy industries division.
Week 1
1

New Vortex distributor Down Under04.03.2013

Vortex Valves Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Salina Vortex Corporation, has appointed NTR Engineers Pty Ltd as its exclusive manufacturing representative in Australia and New Zealand.
2

Minsterport and Dedicated VMI Systems relocate04.03.2013

With effect from beginning of March, Minsterport Ltd has moved premises. The company supplies products ranging from simple level indicators to turnkey systems that include weighing, sieving, flow monitors and IBC/cone valves technology
3

Signal transducers are especially suitable for weighing applications04.03.2013

Over the past year Penko Engineering has concentrated on upgrading its range of electronic weight measuring instruments.
4

Extension to range of bucket conveyors04.03.2013

Nerak, the supplier of vertical conveying systems for bulk materials as well as unit loads, has introduced the continuous bucket elevator size WB 370 in tube frame design.
5

Blow-through valve gains EHEDG certification04.03.2013

Coperion will be featuring its ZFD-CIP blow-through valve on Stand D1006 at SOLIDS Antwerp which takes place 27-28 March.
6

Updated website and brochures from moisture measurement specialist04.03.2013

NDC Infrared Engineering, specialising in industrial moisture measurements for foods, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, minerals and other bulk materials, has fundamentally redesigned its website (www.ndc.com) and published industry-specific brochures for each sector.
February - 2013
Week 4
1

Haver & Boecker achieves landmark sale of 30,000th electronic weigher25.02.2013

After last year’s 125-year jubilee festivities, Haver & Boecker recently had another occasion to celebrate: the sale of the 30,000th electronic weigher.
2

Schenck Process UK recruits to boost air filtration equipment sales25.02.2013

Gareth Hine has joined Schenck Process as its new domestic sales manager for the company’s range of air filtration products for the food, chemical, plastics and pharmaceutical sectors.
3

Beumer to feature loading chutes at BAUMA25.02.2013

Beumer will include retractable loading chutes among a wide range of its bulk handling, conveying and packaging systems to be displayed at BAUMA, Munich from 15-21 April.
4

Perfect match of bulk bag discharger with flexible screw conveyor25.02.2013

Spiroflow recently supplied a T5 bulk bag discharger and a model 67 flexible screw conveyor to sanitary-ware manufacturer Thomas Dudley Ltd.
5

Vortex extends product line to include retractable loading chutes25.02.2013

Vortex Valves has announced the addition of dustfree loadout equipment to its current line of slide gates and diverter valves.
Week 3
1

Bunting Magnetics names Cox as director of marketing18.02.2013

Bunting Magnetics has appointed Sonia Cox as director of marketing, with worldwide responsibilities.
2

Vortex promotes Millington to European sales manager18.02.2013

Vortex Valves Europe has appointed Laurence Millington to the position of European sales manager.
3

Screen changers for food packaging film production18.02.2013

Following successful trials at the plant of a South American food packaging film manufacturer, Kreyenborg has equipped eight of the company’s recycling lines with backflush screen changers.
4

Camfil Farr streamlines name18.02.2013

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control, a global producer of dust and fume collectors to clean up industrial processes, has announced that the company will now operate under the name Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC).
5

Chronos BTH becomes Premier Tech Chronos18.02.2013

With effect from beginning of March, Chronos BTH will change its name to Premier Tech Chronos BV. Pictured is Ingo Jonas, managing director of Premier Tech Chronos
6

Lödige to unveil latest mixing/coating technology at POWTECH and BAUMA18.02.2013

At this year’s POWTECH, Gebr. Lödige Maschinenbau, Paderborn, Germany, plans to exhibit a new tablet coater which will demonstrate state-of-the-art possibilities for mixing processes and related technologies.
Week 2
1

Clean flow magnet can capture stainless steel particles11.02.2013

Goudsmit Magnetic Systems has developed a fast-cleaning, clean flow magnet that attains a magnetic field of 10,700 Gauss.
2

Rectangular explosion vent11.02.2013

Fike has introduced a rectangular version of its CV-S explosion vent.
3

Compendium of equipment for protecting foodstuffs from metal contaminants11.02.2013

Bunting Magnetics has released a detailed catalogue of safety products for the food industry which includes solutions for metal detection, magnetic separation, material handling, and label production.
4

World’s largest containerised mixing plant11.02.2013

Last May BHS-Sonthofen supplied a Twinmix 4.0 mixing plant to the Max Bögl Group to help with the construction of a section of the A71 autobahn near Artern, Germany.
5

Bagging: non-spill filling at a rate of 2000 x 25kg bags per hour11.02.2013

Haver & Boecker Machinery Division has recently upgraded its HAVER ADAMS PROCESS® technology which has been designed to ensure environmentally gentle and non-spill filling of powders and powder-products that have a proportion of coarse components into compact, sealed and weather-proof PE bags.
6

Identifying nano particles in cosmetics and food products11.02.2013

Delft Solids Solutions is currently able to offer several techniques for examining the presence and size of nano particles and their physical, chemical and toxicological properties.
Week 1
1

Focus on storage and discharge of bulk solids04.02.2013

The Wolfson Centre, University of Greenwich, UK, is organising 5-7 March a short course on storage and discharge of bulk solids.
2

Advances in metal detector electronics04.02.2013

Bunting Magnetics chose the occasion of the International Production and Processing Expo which took place in Atlanta at the end of January, to launch its new Metal Detection 07 Electronics system.
3

Guttridge appoints local representative for Ireland04.02.2013

Guttridge Ltd has named materials handling expert Alex Adair as its representative for both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
4

Vos Logistics invests in growth04.02.2013

At the end of 2012 Vos Logistics acquired the business of VSL SiloLogistics, whose activities include the warehousing and storage, packing and distribution of dry bulk goods such as starch and various granular products.
5

Webinar will explore new advances in energy-efficient milling04.02.2013

As part of an ongoing collaboration between Malvern Instruments and International Innovative Technologies (IIT) the two companies are jointly presenting a webinar about latest technology for cost-efficient milling on 27 February.
6

Weighing terminal for automated material blending04.02.2013

Mettler Toledo has introduced the IND560fillplus, an IND560 process weighing terminal with the new FillPlus-560 software for basic and complex filling and blending applications.
7

Bag closing: tape over seal applicator with automatic infeed04.02.2013

Statec Binder has recently introduced a newly developed bag closing system for woven PP bags, with or without PE inner liner.
January - 2013
Week 4
1

Closer ties between IIT and Fitzpatrick28.01.2013

International Innovative Technologies (IIT), the UK-based manufacturer of milling and fine grinding systems, has appointed The Fitzpatrick Company, a business unit of IDEX Corp., as its exclusive distributor for the Americas.
2

Freeman Technology appoints Canadian distributor28.01.2013

UK powder characterisation company Freeman Technology has chosen ATS Scientific as its distributor for Canada.
3

Self-cleaning filters help paint producer to double capacity28.01.2013

Russell Finex recently supplied 10 Self-Cleaning Russell Eco Filters to the latest manufacturing facility of Visen, a leading Indian paint producer.
4

Dust collector filter offers higher efficiency and durability28.01.2013

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control has introduced a new HemiPleat® eXtreme nano fibre filter which has been designed to offer higher filtration efficiencies, greater durability, and better resistance to pulse-cleaning than competitive products.
5

New fertiliser terminal at Teesport28.01.2013

Bunn Fertiliser Ltd has signed a five-year agreement with PD Ports to help supply its customers in northern England and Scotland with urea and Koch Advanced Nitrogen® fertiliser products via Teesport, UK.
6

Fluidwell opens US office28.01.2013

Fluidwell Group, Veghel, the Netherlands, has established a sales office in Oxford, MA, which will cover North, Central and South America. Fluidwell Inc. is headed by David Umana.
7

Extended range of level indicators28.01.2013

Bindicator has introduced the SONO-1000 single tank ultrasonic level indicator.
Week 3
1

Energy-saving downflow booth21.01.2013

The Runcorn-based UK arm of Hosokawa Micron, reports the recent launch of an energy-saving downflow booth which features energy conservation mode of operation, 5D high containment screens, automatic filtration monitoring and temperature cooling pack
2

Enhanced benefits of Link II software21.01.2013

Malvern Instruments has added new functionality to its Link II product, the powerful software package that enables the integration of multiple analyzers within an automated control platform.
3

Tilt-down flexible screw conveyor21.01.2013

Flexicon Europe has introduced an easy-clean retractable flexible screw conveyor on a castor-mounted frame that can be manoeuvred through narrow aisles and around corners.
4

Reimelt division assumes greater importance for Zeppelin in UK21.01.2013

Zeppelin Systems UK reports that it has now taken over national responsibility for the entire Reimelt Food Technology range of products and services provided by the Zeppelin Reimelt division of the German parent company.
5

KSE as seen on TV21.01.2013

As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations KSE Process Technology has launched its own ‘television channel’, KSE-TV.
6

Short courses on bulk solids handling21.01.2013

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich, UK, has released details of its 2013 programme of short courses.
Week 2
1

Guidance on selecting the right batching control system14.01.2013

The ‘Checklist for designing batching control systems’ is a new tool from Mettler Toledo to advise manufacturers on how to maximise productivity and minimise costs by implementing a batching operation.
2

CIP screener scalps and dedusts14.01.2013

A new hygienic clean-in-place Vibroscreen double-deck screener from Kason removes oversize and undersize particles from on-size chemicals, minerals, plastics, foods, dairy products, pharmaceuticals and other bulk materials
3

EFIBCA to hold open meeting in India14.01.2013

The European Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association will hold its fourth international Open Meeting on 12 February 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Delhi, India.
4

Air-Tec system names after-sales manager14.01.2013

Air-Tec system has reinforced its after-sales support service with the appointment of Vincenzo Del Pizzo as after-sales manager.
5

Redesigned lump breakers14.01.2013

Air-Tec system, a leading specialist in dense phase pneumatic conveying systems, has introduced an improved lump breaker system with upgraded technical features.
6

X-ray analysis of bulk foods in free fall14.01.2013

Mekitec Oy the specialist manufacturer of X-ray devices for food quality control, has developed the first ever free-fall X-ray device for bulk foodstuffs such as grain, nuts, rice and sugar.
7

In-plant automated powder tanker logistics14.01.2013

Cachapuz, part of the Bilanciai Group, has extended its website with new content about the SLV Platform system, designed to improve the logistics, inbound and outbound processes in industrial plants.
Week 1
1

New winder concept unveiled at Interplastica07.01.2013

Starlinger, Vienna, Austria, world market leader in the field of machinery and complete lines for woven plastic bag production, will for the first time be showing its new automatic twinTAPE 200LX precision cross winders for tapes at Interplastica 2013
2

Versatile low-profile filler07.01.2013

A multi-purpose filler introduced by Flexicon Europe, Herne, UK, is capable of dispensing bulk solid materials into boxes, drums and bulk bags, by weight.
3

High-temperature hose for chemical applications07.01.2013

Norres Schlauchtechnik, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, has introduced a new suction and blower hose
4

Novel device ensures higher-capacity screening with minimal waste of good material07.01.2013

Russell Finex, Feltham, UK, has introduced the Gated OutletTM which has been designed to ensure that screening of product is achieved more efficiently.
5

B&W becomes Samson Materials Handling07.01.2013

With effect from beginning of January, UK-based B&W Mechanical Handling Ltd has changed its name to Samson Materials Handling Ltd
6

Bag dump dust collection system07.01.2013

Sweco, Florence, KY, has recently introduced its sanitary bag dump with integral dust collector that has been designed to ensure significantly reduced worker exposure to dust
7

2013 Test Plant Supplement now available07.01.2013

EuroBulkSystems has published the 4th edition of its annual supplement on In-house Test Centres for Precision Bulk Handling, Processing & Plant Safety.
December - 2012
Week 3
1

PSL installs clinical trial isolator in Switzerland17.12.2012

UK-based Powder Systems Ltd (PSL) recently delivered a clinical trial isolator to the new cytotoxic facility currently being built in Biasca, Switzerland, by Helsinn Advanced Synthesis SA, the chemical manufacturing business unit of the Helsinn Group.
2

Replacement bulk intake weighers at brewery17.12.2012

Molson Coors Brewing Company has installed two new full-load-cell EPG bulk weighers at its maltings site in Shobnall, Burton-upon-Trent, UK.
3

Nurturing the next generation of engineers17.12.2012

Over the past two and a half years Guttridge, Spalding, UK, has been working with universities across the UK to provide students with an introduction to the world of manufacturing.
4

Reduced distance between spark detection and extinguishment17.12.2012

GreCon, Alfeld, Germany, specialises in manufacturing spark detection/extinguishing systems.
5

Flameless venting device exceeds expectations17.12.2012

Rembe, Brilon, Germany, was recently able to demonstrate as part of a notified body inspection during EC type examination tests that its Q-Rohr® flameless explosion venting unit was able to cope effectively with extreme explosion conditions.
Week 2
1

Getting the best out of steel elevator buckets10.12.2012

4B Braime Elevator Components has invested in tooling to increase the capacities of its popular STARCO steel elevator buckets.
2

Upgraded cartridge dust collectors10.12.2012

Camfil Farr APC has updated its line of Gold Series cartridge dust and fume collectors.
3

Removing optically undetectable contaminants from bulk food products10.12.2012

S+S Separation and Sorting Technology has introduced the RAYCON BULK which uses the latest X-ray scanning techniques to identify and remove most types of contamination as small as 0.6mm, even when embedded in or of the same colour as the product.
4

Simple modification transforms mixing silo’s performance10.12.2012

Kreyenborg Plant Technology reports that a 20m³ mixing silo with internal pipe auger that it supplied to the Hamburg plant of Ponachem, has been operating successfully for the past 20 years
5

Thiele looks to bag more European business10.12.2012

Thiele Technologies has recently appointed two new Europe-based sales executives in a bid to achieve further penetration and customer support for its bagging and palletising systems within the European market.
6

Precise monitoring and grading of mineral concentrates10.12.2012

Earlier this year Master Magnets was contacted by SODEX Mines in Nigeria, a specialist in the mining and processing of columbite concentrates used in the manufacture of superconductive alloys.
Week 1
1

Ointment mixing system delivered to Iraq03.12.2012

BPT Skerman, a subsidiary of Winkworth, Swallowfield, UK, has supplied a fully integrated creams and ointment preparation system to a leading pharmaceuticals provider in Iraq.
2

Three-way sorting of small objects03.12.2012

Key Technology has introduced three-way sorting capability for its Optyx camera/laser sorter.
3

Fritsch opens Beijing subsidiary03.12.2012

In addition to existing subsidiaries in Singapore and Russia, Fritsch Milling and Sizing has now opened a branch in the Chinese capital of Beijing.
4

Abrasion-resistant polyethylene pipework03.12.2012

Kingfisher Industrial has launched K-PIPE WRP, a polymer-lined high density polyethylene wear-resistant piping system which is well suited for pneumatic handling of abrasive solids and powders as well as for movement of liquids, sludge and slurry containing abrasive media.
5

Gravity diverter for abrasive materials03.12.2012

Vortex Valves has introduced the Titan TLD Diverter, designed for use in gravity flow applications where abrasive material is diverted from one source to either two or three destinations.
November - 2012
Week 4
1

Precise dosing even with problematic powders26.11.2012

Dietrich Engineering Consultants has introduced the DosiValve which is capable of achieving highly accurate dosing of powders and granulates to tolerances within plus-or-minus one gram.
2

Rotary lobe compressors open new horizons for flour conveying26.11.2012

Aerzener Maschinenfabrik reports that a Delta Hybrid unit has comprehensively solved an urgent pneumatic conveying problem at the Saalemühle flour mill located in Alsleben, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
3

Guttridge forges closer Middle East links26.11.2012

Following its recent opening of an office in Riyadh and participation at the Saudi Agriculture Show, UK-based Guttridge will be promoting its expertise in the area of grain and flour handling at the 23rd International Association of Operative Millers (IOAM), Middle East and Africa district Conference and Expo which takes place 5-8 December in Abu Dhabi, UAE
4

Fritsch welcomes government delegation for regional business development discussions26.11.2012

At the end of October, Fritsch Milling and Sizing, Idar-Oberstein, Germany, played host to a delegation of the subcommittee for regional economic politics led by its chairman Stephan Mayer (member of the German Bundestag, CDU/CSU).
5

Detection and extinguishing of sparks26.11.2012

The Manchester, UK, office of explosion protection specialist BS&B Safety Systems has announced the recent introduction of the SparkEx spark detection and extinguishing system.
Week 3
1

Simultaneous inventory monitoring of four silos19.11.2012

Following the recent launch of its SOLO–L level measurement system, Strain Systems has launched ENSEMBLE–W which enables plant managers to monitor four silos on a single electronics screen from anywhere in the world.
2

Aeration butterfly valve for powder transfer19.11.2012

Sure Seal has introduced its new patent pending 2in aeration butterfly valve.
3

Latest advances in extrusion and polymerisation at Arabplast19.11.2012

Kreyenborg Group will be showcasing its diversified product range on Stand 5D101 at the Middle East plastics fair Arabplast, which takes place 7-10 January 2013 in Dubai.
4

Magnetic separation system for uranium enrichment19.11.2012

Eclipse Magnetics recently designed and built a separation system for a leading nuclear fuels company to form part of a uranium enrichment process.
5

Versatile, economically priced laboratory mixer19.11.2012

With the new Ploughshare Type N 5 laboratory mixer Lödige has expanded its range of laboratory equipment for small mixing quantities
Week 2
1

Dustfree mixer guarantees zero leakage12.11.2012

Dinnissen, has introduced an absolutely dustproof version of its Pegasus mixer.
2

Germany establishes bulk solids handling/processing association12.11.2012

In September DSIV (Deutscher Schüttgut-Industrie Verband) – German Bulk Industry Association – was inaugurated, with Stefan Penno of Rembe GmbH SAFETY + CONTROL elected as chairman and Hans-Michael Hengl of Martin Engineering GmbH as his deputy.
3

Hazardous-zone vessel weighing installation12.11.2012

The Redditch-based UK arm of Precia-Molen has recently supplied A-Gas (UK) with weighing systems for three vertical storage vessels plus a platform scale for gas cylinders.
4

UWT senior management at the HerbstColleg-days in Bayreuth12.11.2012

Uwe Niekrawietz, managing partner of level indication specialist UWT, Betzigau, Germany, and Thomas Schäfer, head of national sales and marketing, took part in the HerbstColleg-days in Bayreuth in mid-October.
5

Circular fluid bed drier12.11.2012

Kason Corporation Europe has introduced a new Vibro-Bed circular fluid bed drying system which has been designed to provide increased operating efficiency.
6

Animal feed producer prefers square to cylindrical silos12.11.2012

SCE Silo Construction & Engineering recently installed a further four square-section silos at one of the plants operated by leading Belgian animal feed and petfood producer Versele-Laga.
Week 1
1

Robotic palletising of natural stones05.11.2012

Beumer has recently supplied a robotpac articulated robot palletiser to Gandl Natursteine , a major Bavarian supplier and processor of natural stones.
2

Second high-accuracy bagging system for Devenish Nutrition05.11.2012

Closely following on from a successful project earlier in the year, Chronos BTH has secured a second order from Devenish Nutrition for a precision automatic packing system for its Belfast specialist animal feed production facility.
3

TSG slide gate added to Vortex Titan Series05.11.2012

The Vortex Titan Series TSG Valve has been designed to meet the most demanding requirements when handling heavy-duty abrasive materials such as sand, gravel, coal, whole grains, metal powders or minerals.
4

Guttridge officially opens Riyadh office05.11.2012

As part of a successful first-time participation at September’s Saudi Agriculture show in Riyadh, Guttridge took advantage of the occasion to mark the official opening of its new Middle East office in Riyadh
5

Explosion protection: new HRD lockout assembly design05.11.2012

Fike has introduced a new design for its HRD lockout assembly.
October - 2012
Week 4
1

Future-proof automation upgrade at Dutch feed plant29.10.2012

KSE Process Technology has won an order to supply a PROMASST automation upgrade for animal feed producer DZ-Six Diervoeders.
2

ATEX-compliant silos for rice and wheat flour29.10.2012

Barton Fabrications has supplied two new silos to Brecks Foods which is experiencing increased export sales of rice and wheat flour products.
3

Spanish general strike forces postponement of Exposolidos29.10.2012

As a result of a one-day national strike scheduled for 14 November, Profei SL, organiser of the triennial Exposolidos exhibition, has postponed the show until early 2013
4

Stainless steel pulse valve for dust collectors29.10.2012

ASCO Numatics, a brand of Emerson Industrial Automation, has brought out a 316L stainless steel version of its series 353 pulse valve for use in dust collector systems
5

Beumer’s UK subsidiary wins health and safety accreditation29.10.2012

Beumer Group UK Ltd has been granted compliance with the SAFEcontractor assessment scheme, which recognises high standards of health and safety practice by UK contractors.
6

Leading Polyamide-6 producer invests further in underwater pelletising29.10.2012

BKG Bruckmann & Kreyenborg Granuliertechnik has just completed installation of additional underwater pelletizers at Xentrys Leuna GmbH, eastern Germany’s foremost producer of Polyamide-6.
Week 3
1

New range of bursting discs employs G2 technology21.10.2012

Fike has launched the ATLAS range of rupture discs featuring the company’s patented G2 technology which is employed to manufacture rupture discs without the use of hard score tooling
2

Coperion acquired by Hillenbrand21.10.2012

US-based Hillenbrand, Inc announced on 16 October that it has agreed to purchase the Coperion Group, Stuttgart, Germany for an estimated $530M.
3

How to discharge bulk bags when the contents have solidified21.10.2012

Flexicon Europe has introduced a new model of BLOCK-BUSTER™ bulk bag conditioner designed to loosen material that has become solidified during transit or storage
4

Russia places major order for heavy-duty fertiliser conveyors21.10.2012

EuroChem Volgakaliy LLC has contracted Aumund Fördertechnik to supply central chain bucket elevators and twin-strand trough chain conveyors for the Gremyachinskoye potash project in Kotelnikovo.
5

Extended range of weight indicators21.10.2012

Penko Engineering, has introduced two new weight indicators: the PENKO 960 and the 1020.
6

Level measurement viewable from anywhere in the world21.10.2012

Strain Systems has introduced a new level measurement system for continuous monitoring of bulk materials stored in silos.
Week 2
1

Dewatering-clarifying screener09.10.2012

Kason Corporation Europe, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, is offering a new Vibroscreen® dewatering-clarifying screener with anti-blinding spray-wash system for separating solid materials from liquids at high rates on a batch or continuous basis.
2

Courses on design and implementation of continuous pharmaceutical production09.10.2012

Freeman Technology, Tewkesbury, UK, is once again joining Gericke, Glatt and K-Tron to sponsor a three-day course organised by Mixing Consultants Inc which is aimed at the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector.
3

Wear-resistant conveying systems for aggregate blending plant09.10.2012

Guttridge, Spalding, UK, has supplied a series of bucket elevators and a Kleenbelt enclosed belt conveyor for installation at a new aggregate blending unit at the Lafarge Barnstone Works in Nottinghamshire
4

New dosing weighers help upgrade feed blending line09.10.2012

KSE Process Technology, Bladel, the Netherlands, has won an order to update and increase the capacity of the blending line of Dutch animal feed producer De Heus Veghel.
5

High-containment filter drier discharge of potent APIs15.10.2012

Powder Systems Ltd has delivered a series of contained filtration and drying systems to the new Bangalore oncology plant of leading Indian drug manufacturer Cipla
6

Effortless changeover from dilute to dense phase conveying09.10.2012

With the new PTAD 20 mini double-vessel conveyor from Gericke, Regensdorf, Switzerland, a dilute phase pneumatic conveying system can easily and quickly be converted into a dense phase system.
7

Mobile de-dusters for Saudi plastics manufacturer15.10.2012

Pelletron has supplied two of its mobile DeDuster® dust extractors to a plastics manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia
8

Energy-efficient blending of fragile tea leaves15.10.2012

Lindor has supplied an L4000 mixer to Infré, the leading Swiss tea blender and specialist in tea decaffeination
9

Mauser unveils latest sustainability report15.10.2012

Mauser Group discussed recent successes and developing industry trends at its 22nd bi-annual International Know-How Conference for licensees and technology partners held in Munich in September
10

Biomass handling: ceramic linings protect against abrasion damage15.10.2012

Wear-protection specialist has recently adopted an application specific solution to the handling of biomass for power generation
11

Further expansion for Freeman Technology in Asia15.10.2012

Powder characterisation specialist Freeman Technology has consolidated its market position in Asia with the appointment of Dr Nishil Malde as general manager for the Asia Pacific region
Week 1
1

Container dosing system for animal feed premixes01.10.2012

KSE Process Technology, Bladel, the Netherlands, has won an order to supply its newly developed FCCD (flexible container components dosing) system to Twilmij, the leading Dutch producer of premixes and milk replacers for the international animal feed industry.
2

Matcon gains PPMA awards08.10.2012

Matcon, Evesham, UK, won two PPMA (Processing & Packaging Machinery Association) Group Industry Awards at a dinner event held at the National Motorcycle Museum on the opening evening of last month’s PPMA Show in Birmingham.
3

Guttridge opens office in Saudi Arabia01.10.2012

Guttridge Ltd, Spalding, UK, has set up an office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to enhance local support to the flourishing economies of the Middle East and North Africa.
4

Remote support now available for NIR moisture measurements01.10.2012

NDC Infrared Engineering, Maldon, UK, has introduced a new remote support and optimisation capability for its CM710e range of ethernet-enabled online NIR gauges.
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Export success for IIT01.10.2012

International Innovative Technologies (IIT)‚ Gateshead, UK, reports that it has won nearly £1M worth of orders in recent months for its patented new powder milling machines.
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Deagglomerating lumps in pharmaceutical powders01.10.2012

At one of its pharmaceutical plants Novartis has recently installed a DelumpWitt, the newly developed crushing and milling unit manufactured by Frewitt, Granges-Paccot, Switzerland.
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Cost-effective bagging of seeds01.10.2012

The Nottingham, UK, division of Netherlands-headquartered Chronos BTH has recently supplied an ex-stock CHRONO-WEIGH™ E55 bagging weigher to the British Seed Houses facility at Witham St. Hughs, Lincolnshire
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Venturi loader for high-hygiene powder handling01.10.2012

K-Tron’s Salina Division in the USA has introduced the P-Series venturi loader which has been designed specifically for conveying powders hygienically in food, pharmaceutical and chemical applications.
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Bunting Magnetics Europe acquires E-Magnets UK01.10.2012

Bunting Magnetics Europe Ltd, the Berkhamsted, UK, subsidiary of Bunting Magnetics Company, Newton, KS, has taken over Sheffield-based E-Magnets UK Ltd.
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Module offers safe weighing up to 100t01.10.2012

Mettler-Toledo, Greifensee, Switzerland, has extended its well established range of Pinmount weigh modules with the introduction of a 100t capacity model.
  
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