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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.
5

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.
6

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.
7

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
8

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.
9

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.
10

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.
September - 2012
Week 4
1

New systems sales manager at Kek-Gardner30.09.2012

Kek-Gardner, Macclesfield, UK, has named Neale Monks as systems sales manager.
2

Haver & Boecker celebrates 125-year jubilee and Technology Days24.09.2012

Having celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Haver & Boecker Wire Weaving Division with a ceremony, open day and an employee party, the Machinery Division joined in with the latest Haver Technology Days held over three days during the last week of August.
3

Beumer presents united front in France, invests further in baggage handling24.09.2012

The French companies Beumer Sarl and Crisplant Eurl of the Beumer Group, headquartered in Beckum, Germany, are now operating from the same buildings.
4

Mauser expands in SE Asia24.09.2012

Mauser Group, Bruehl, Germany, a worldwide leading company in industrial packaging, has opened a new site in China.
5

Job vacancy24.09.2012

The Wolfson Centre in the School of Engineering requires an experienced specialist in bulk solids handling to augment its team of engineers providing consulting services to industry.
6

Boxon and Jumbotainer join forces in Germany24.09.2012

Boxon GmbH and Jumbotainer Verpackungs GmbH have now amalgamated as a result of the Boxon Group, a Swedish privately owned packaging company, acquiring Jumbotainer in Syke, Germany.
7

Fully automatic truck loading of palletised bags24.09.2012

Haver & Boecker, Oelde, Germany, has expanded its range of packing and loading systems with the addition of a fully automatic direct truck-loading system.
8

Near IR analyzer incorporates three technologies24.09.2012

The Polish subsidiary of Process Sensors Corp., USA, will be displaying the new MCT-MultiPlex™ analyzer on Stand C4 at SyMas, a bulk handling exhibition organised by easyFairs which takes place 3-4 October in Krakow, Poland
9

Versatile bag closing with choice of tape over sewing or tape over sealing24.09.2012

Fischbein, with eastern hemisphere head office in Brussels, will be showing its new TOS 3000 bag sealing machine on Stand L19 at the easyFairs SCHÜTTGUT exhibition which takes place 7-8 November in Dortmund.
10

Rectangular silo vent filter24.09.2012

The Infa-Jetron Type AJB was developed by Infastaub, Bad Homburg, Germany, in the 1990s for dedusting of pneumatically filled silos or other hoppers. The target was to design a sturdy and universally applicable, pneumatically cleaned vent filter.
11

Upgraded slide gate for sticky or abrasive powders24.09.2012

Vortex Valves Europe has launched the HDPV2 slide gate, which offers significant enhancements over the original HDP design introduced by the US parent company in 2006.
August - 2012
Week 4
1

Accurate inventory control in tanks and silos28.08.2012

Mettler-Toledo, Greifensee, Switzerland, points out that gravimetric level control is one of the most precise inventory control methods available. Its extreme accuracy makes it particularly helpful when measuring high-value solids, liquids and sometimes even gases. Owingi to the fact that load cells are placed outside the vessel, it is perfect for measuring aggressive, hot, frozen, non-free-flowing or non-self-levelling materials.
2

4th advanced FFS bagging line at Kemira Chemicals’ Bradford site28.08.2012

Earlier this year Concetti Group, Bastia Umbra, Italy, completed installation of a fourth CONTINUA tubular form-fill-seal (FFS) bagging system at the Bradford plant of Kemira Chemicals (UK). Here dry polyacrylamide, mainly used for water treatment and paper making, is packed into 25kg bags. Following product trials conducted at the Concetti test facility and laboratory in 2007, the Italian bagging specialist was awarded a contract to supply four CONTINUA lines.
3

Novel electronic evaluation system28.08.2012

Rembe Safety + Control, Brilon, Germany, has recently introduced EVA High End, a new programmable evaluation electronic system for its C-LEVER® Direct flow meter and UNIBAND® belt weigher. It can be directly connected to the measuring systems and allows fast, precise data capture as well as an evaluation of the bulk goods to be conveyed. An easily operable touch screen and intuitive user interface are among EVA’s key attractions.
4

Special heated mixer for Chinese compounding line28.08.2012

Lindor, Dordrecht, the Netherlands, has designed and built a heated mixer for Switzerland based BUSS AG. The mixing drum has been designed using state-of-the-art technologies. The heated mixer is being used for enhancing product characteristics of special compounds which are produced by BUSS compounding lines in several countries including China, Spain, Saudi Arabia and India.
5

Two extra pipe gauges result in 250 new products28.08.2012

By introducing two new pipe diameters, Jacob Pipework Systems, Porta Westfalica, Germany, has significantly increased the diversity of its modular pipework system for bulk goods handling, dust extraction and exhaust air. Introducing these two new nominal diameters of 280 and 315mm in fact adds an extra 250 products to the company’s catalogue inventory, which starts at just 60mm. The product range includes pipes, segments, bends, branches, spouts, inspection pipes, shut-off valves, weather hoods and blow-off pipes as well as connecting components and related accessories.
6

Efficient removal of metal particles from 5t/h flows of granulated PET28.08.2012

Eclipse Magnetics, Sheffield, UK, recently installed a high performance magnetic separation system at the Eco-Plastics/Coca Cola Enterprises joint venture plant at Hemswell, Lincolnshire. Processing over 140,000t of material each year, it is Europe’s largest mixed plastic bottle sorting facility.
Week 3
1

Frenchman joins Flexicon sales team20.08.2012

Flexicon (Europe), Herne Bay, UK, has appointed Matthieu Philippault to its international sales team as a regional application engineer. A French citizen, he will have specific responsibility for French speaking territories. His proven business development background is expected to help the company expand into new industrial sectors, particularly those where there is a requirement for enhanced productivity.
2

Non-intrusive level measurement using FTC technology20.08.2012

Fluidwell Instruments, Veghel, the Netherlands, has introduced the Triflex LNI 200 level sensor which has been designed to provide accurate results with non-conductive bulk materials including powders, pellets, granulates and liquids. Uniquely, it is capable of providing level measurement with great reliability from the outside of a non-metallic vessel.
3

IBC for problem food and pharma powders20.08.2012

Ajax Equipment, Bolton, UK, has launched a new range of Lynflow intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) which have been designed for storage and transport of dry bulk products with poor flow characteristics. Using an innovative outlet design to prevent arching and ratholing during discharge, the IBCs allow mass flow without the need for vibrating discharge stations.
4

Silos and blenders for recycled PVC20.08.2012

BartonFabrications, Portishead, Bristol, UK, has installed two new silos and static blenders at the Chippenham site of plastic pipe manufacturer Wavin. They are being used for storage and processing of raw materials used in the production of Recycore®, a multi-layer pipe made from at least 50% recycled PVC. Commenting on the purchase of the silos and blenders, Andrew Ryall development manager at Wavin said: “Using recycled material presents additional challenges in achieving a high level of homogeneity from batch to batch. Barton provided a piggyback silo design, where one silo is mounted directly over another in the same housing.
5

Grain terminal weighbridges undergo software upgrade20.08.2012

Grain terminal weighbridges undergo software upgrade When Clarkson Port Services opened its £1.5M grain terminal 15 years ago at the UK port of Ipswich it was among one of the first to achieve cost effective driver operation, but recently the system’s lack of flexibility has been holding up the expansion of the business.
Week 1
1

Aumund celebrates 90th anniversary06.08.2012

On 3rd August 1922 Professor Heinrich Aumund laid the foundation stone to establish Aumund Fördererbau GmbH in Berlin. Today the company, since relocated to Rheinberg in the Lower Rhine region, operates globally with innovative and customer-oriented solutions for handling and conveying of demanding bulk materials. With its origins in conveying technology for the German mining industry, the company rapidly developed a series of different conveying systems which are employed nowadays in the cement industry, metallurgical industries, in power plants, in mining, but also in many other fields in which large volumes of bulk materials need to be continuously conveyed.
2

Extractable rotary valve06.08.2012

Rota Val, Chippenham, UK, has introduced the HR rotary valve which has been designed for easy manual handling and is available with a wide choice of specification options. It features sturdy linear rail configuration and tapered rotor geometry. The company, part of the Switzerland-based Gericke Group, has been manufacturing rotary and diverter valves for over 40 years.
3

Promoting European pharmaceutical processing expertise in India06.08.2012

K-Tron, Niederlenz, Switzerland, is collaborating with five other leading European manufacturers of processing equipment for the pharmaceutical industry to present two technical seminars next month in India on the subject of “Advances in pharmaceutical processing.”
4

New head of customer support at Beumer06.08.2012

Kornelius Thimm, 35, and a colleague from Aarhus, Denmark, now comprise the team for Beumer Group’s customer support competence centre. Apart from providing back-up for the group’s 20 regional companies around the world, Thimm also heads customer support at the Beckum, Germany, headquarters. Here, backed by a team of over 50 employees, he will lay the technical and organisational foundation for services covering Beumer products. “We make a special effort to identify and implement useful additional services, in this way, creating added value for our customers and gaining their trust over the long term,” he explained.
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UWT extends sales team06.08.2012

Kevin Walter, born in 1985, has joined bulk level instrumentation specialist UWT as a sales engineer. He will be based at the company’s Betzigau, Germany, head office. A qualified engineer, he gained sales experience during the past year and a half working for M-Net.
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Hosokawa Alpine invites Matcon to present lean powder processing concept06.08.2012

As part of a similar joint-company promotion (see previous news item), Matcon - along with several other leading suppliers of processing equipment - recently took part at an in-house conference and exhibition organised by Hosokawa Alpine at the German company’s Augsburg headquarters. Matcon gave presentations on the subjects of “Decoupling to gain efficiency” and “Opportunities with pre-mixing” to an audience of over 300 high-calibre delegates from around the world, several of whom afterwards wished to discuss specifically how Matcon could help them become ‘leaner’ by employing the company’s IBC (intermediate bulk container) technology and concepts.
  
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