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Februar - 2019
Week 4
1

130th birthday for 4B Braime Group25.02.2019

The 4B Braime Group has just celebrated its 130th anniversary.
2

New recycling test plant at Master Magnets25.02.2019

UK-based Bunting Magnetics Europe, following an increase in the demand for material testing, has built a new recycling test facility at its Master Magnets manufacturing operation in Redditch.
3

Third IRD helps expand production of food packaging for KP Linpac in Germany25.02.2019

Kreyenborg recently won an order to supply an Infrared Rotary Drum (IRD) to the new Beeskow plant of KP Linpac.
4

Transforming dirty packaging film into high-quality regranulate25.02.2019

Lindner Recyclingtech has recently supplied six shredders to Caroda Polymer Recovery, a subsidiary of Dutch plastics waste processor Daly Plastics.
5

High performance grinding down to the nano range25.02.2019

Fritsch Milling and Sizing has introduced the PULVERISETTE 5 Premium Line planetary mill which will be prominently featured on the company’s stand (2-227) at POWTECH.
Week 3
1

Smart feeding and extrusion technology maximise productivity in manufacture of powder coatings18.02.2019

Coperion and its Swiss sister company Coperion K-Tron will present their extrusion technology for manufacturing powder coatings at this year’s European Coatings Show (19-21 March 2019, Nuremburg, Germany).
2

Removing metal contaminants during plastics recycling18.02.2019

Bunting Magnetics Europe has in recent years supplied metal separation equipment (both magnetic separators and metal detectors) to Renmar Plastics Machinery in Wellingborough.
3

Single compact machine mixes, coats, dries and roasts18.02.2019

Lindor recently supplied a purpose-designed mixer with additional coating, drying and roasting capabilities to a German company which specialises in processing exotic fruit.
4

Lump breaker reduces agglomerates down to 2mm particles18.02.2019

Kason Europe has introduced the model LB 550 lump breaker which has been designed and manufactured by its US parent company.
5

Phosphorus recycled from ash to produce quality fertilisers18.02.2019

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik will be presenting a market-ready process at POWTECH (Stand 3-249) that fulfils the legal obligation of German waste disposal companies to recover phosphorus.
Week 2
1

Express manufacturing of spare parts11.02.2019

Windmöller & Hölscher has since April 2018 been offering an express manufacturing service for spare parts.
2

Powder Rheometer helps push AM to its limits11.02.2019

Freeman Technology recently supplied an FT4 Powder Rheometer® to 3D MicroPrint GmbH, a company which is pioneering the use of additive manufacturing (AM) to produce complex, micro-scale metal parts.
3

Magnetic separator is automatically cleanable11.02.2019

Goudsmit Magnetics will introduce an automatically cleanable ‘easy clean’ magnetic separator on Stand 1-416 at POWTECH.
4

New form of data transmission for busbar trunking systems11.02.2019

Siemens will present new functionality for the BD2, LD, and LI busbar trunking systems from its Sivacon 8PS portfolio at this year’s Hanover fair.
5

W&H creates post of chief technology officer11.02.2019

Windmöller & Hölscher has appointed Dr Falco Paepenmüller to the new position of chief technology officer.
Week 1
1

SIEBTECHNIK and TEMA forge closer links04.02.2019

SIEBTECHNIK of Germany and TEMA of the Netherlands have decided to combine names by introducing the new umbrella brand SIEBTECHNIK TEMA, which took effect from 1 January.
2

Packaging with an emphasis on conservation of resources04.02.2019

HAVER & BOECKER Machinery Division will be exhibiting at this year's POWTECH, 9 – 11 April, (Hall 1, Stand 535).
3

New Bühler CFO announced04.02.2019

Bühler Group (see above) reported in early February that Mark Macus, 47, has been appointed chief financial officer with effect from 1 September 2019.
4

Bühler strengthens strategic position and continues to grow04.02.2019

Bühler Group continued to expand in 2018.
5

Silo safety training courses04.02.2019

Hycontrol has confirmed details of its new silo safety training courses, which have been audited and accredited by the Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC).
Januar - 2019
Week 4
1

Gericke celebrates 125th anniversary28.01.2019

Gericke evolved from humble beginnings towards the end of the 19th Century to become a globally positioned and highly respected provider of innovative bulk handling and processing equipment and systems.
2

New blending line optimises workflows28.01.2019

SternMaid has upgraded its contract manufacturing facilities with the addition of a new powder blender.
3

Hopper and twin screw feeder ensure reliable powder discharge28.01.2019

Ajax Equipment has supplied a leading process solutions provider based in the north-west of England with a hopper and twin screw feeder for powder handling.
4

China’s largest baby food plant28.01.2019

GEA in September 2018 secured an order from the Shijiazhuang Junlebao Dairy Co. Ltd. in China to supply the country’s largest spray dryer for the manufacture of infant milk formula (IMF), with a planned production capacity of six tons per hour.
5

Twin-shaft batch mixers used for Indonesian concrete pipe production28.01.2019

BHS-Sonthofen has in a repeat order supplied two twin-shaft batch mixers to PT Calvary Abadi, a player in Indonesia’s precast concrete industry.
Week 3
1

REMBE innovations at POWTECH21.01.2019

REMBE GmbH Safety + Control will be presenting at POWTECH (9-11 April) a new non-return valve, the Q-Flap RX which has been jointly developed with RICO of Switzerland and is available up to DN 1250.
2

Growing demand for eddy current separators21.01.2019

Eriez Magnetics Europe reports that last year it sold a record number of over 40 eddy current separator (ECS) units into the European market, providing recycling companies with optimal recovery of valuable non-ferrous metals from all waste types.
3

Reliable and long-lasting twin-screw extruders21.01.2019

Coperion reports that several of its twin-screw extruders installed at Russia’s Research and Production Enterprise POLYPLASTIC have demonstrated their reliability and cost efficiency for over 20 years.
4

Farleygreene teams with Genesis21.01.2019

Genesis Process Solutions has been appointed England and Wales sales agent by Farleygreene, the specialist British manufacturer of industrial sieves and associated equipment.
5

Dorstener Drahtwerke commemorates a century of successful trading21.01.2019

Dorstener Drahtwerke (DDD) celebrated its 100th anniversary in late 2018.
Week 2
1

Contract powder manufacturer offers new small packaging line14.01.2019

SternMaid has installed a new line for single-portion sachets at its recently erected Plant 2.
2

Inner liners for FIBCs14.01.2019

Mondi is investing in the production of safe, clean and environmentally friendly inner liners for flexible intermediate bulk containers.
3

Clinker conveying equipment for Algerian cement plants14.01.2019

Netherlands-based AUMUND Holding reports that a close working relationship between AUMUND France and AUMUND China has resulted in large orders for the group for two new cement plants at Zahana and Bechar in Algeria.
4

Conveying oil shale used for power generation14.01.2019

AUMUND China (see above) is additionally playing a major role in Jordan, where the country’s first oil shale power station is being built at Attarat, 50km east of Al Qatranah.
5

How a plant can communicate directly with its documentation system14.01.2019

Aucotec, Hanover, Germany, has over 30 years of experience in developing engineering software for the entire lifecycle of machines, plants and mobile systems.
Dezember - 2017
Week 3
1

Mixing line for pet food additives and premixes18.12.2017

Palamatic Process has supplied a world-leading pet food manufacturer with a mixing line for additives and premixes.
2

High-capacity digital sorter18.12.2017

Key Technology has introduced the highest capacity digital sorter in the food processing industry: the new VERYX® B210.
3

Barton celebrates 35th birthday18.12.2017

Barton Fabrications has been manufacturing, installing and refurbishing silos – fabricated from stainless steel as well as aluminium – for food and plastics industries for the past 35 years.
4

World’s larger fermentation plant for cultures18.12.2017

GEA reports that a successful collaboration with its long-term customer Chr. Hansen has been completed with the inauguration of the world’s largest fermentation plant for bacterial cultures at the customer’s site in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Week 2
1

Energy-efficient torque drives now applied to mixers11.12.2017

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich reports that permanent-magnet synchronous motors are rapidly becoming established as the standard solution for more and more applications – and now also in mixing technology.
2

Vortex accredited to ISO 9001:201511.12.2017

Vortex in November gained certification to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
3

Optimised monitoring of powder flow, fluidisation and cleaning11.12.2017

GEA Service recently launched its new VISIOCOVER™ Upgrade Program for the safe visual inspection of non-sticky-powder processes in the dairy, food, chemical and pharma industries.
4

Gauging mixer energy efficiency11.12.2017

Sensor Technology has recently supplied several TorqSense transducers to Manchester University’s School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences where they have been incorporated into a test rig which is analysing the performance of in-line mixers.
5

Silo mixer for dry bulks11.12.2017

Van Beek has developed the vertical silo mixer for blending and homogenising free flowing, dry substances of different sizes and with different bulk densities.
Week 1
1

Contract packaging and processing of powders04.12.2017

SternMaid demonstrated its latest capabilities in blending and filling of powdered food ingredients and food supplements at the Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) exhibition which took place in Frankfurt during the last three days of November.
2

Coke loaded quickly, safely and without dust04.12.2017

Van Beek recently supplied a Dino mobile bulk truck loader to Boxtel-based Reijnders BV, a leading Dutch trader in coal and coke products.
3

Innovative modular system for large blowers04.12.2017

Aerzener Maschinenfabrik has recently introduced the Alpha Blower large blower series.
4

Biomass: potentially hazardous and not easy to handle04.12.2017

The challenges facing bulk terminal operators looking to make the transition from coal to biomass were outlined at the Association of Bulk Terminal Operators’ (ABTO) inaugural conference, Bulk Terminals 2017, which took place at the beginning of November in London.
5

Spark detection and extinguishing systems gain FM approval04.12.2017

Firefly reports that it has recently received an FM-approval towards the new FM standard 3265 covering its spark detection and extinguishing systems.
November - 2017
Week 4
1

Robert Zimmermann to retire as joint CEO of AZO27.11.2017

AZO has announced that Robert Zimmermann will be retiring at the end of this year as one of the managing partners of the AZO Group after 27 extremely successful years.
2

New managing director at Aumund27.11.2017

Aumund Fördertechnik has appointed Jens Müller, 54, joint managing director with responsibility for financial control, IT, HR, general administration, purchasing and production.
3

Protecting paper sacks from weather damage27.11.2017

Beumer Group has introduced the BEUMER bag-in-bag system which quickly and reliably packs filled paper bags individually or in groups with a weather-resistant plastic film.
4

Grass seeds bagged, palletised and wrapped27.11.2017

Concetti has recently delivered a complete automatic bag filling, palletising and pallet wrapping line to the Lincolnshire, UK, plant of Germinal GB, a leading supplier of forage and amenity agricultural seeds.
5

Bunting Europe announces record sales figures27.11.2017

Bunting Magnetics Europe reports that it has had two consecutive months of record sales in September and October 2017.
Week 3
1

Simultaneous transfer and mixing of biscuit crumb20.11.2017

Ajax Equipment has supplied a leading food ingredients supplier with a screw conveyor to replace an existing screw feeder and vibratory feeder.
2

Radar level measurement for challenging bulk solids applications20.11.2017

Emerson has launched a dedicated version of its Rosemount™ 5408 non-contacting radar level transmitter to meet the specific demands of bulk solids level measurement.
3

Record height for a single vertical screw conveyor20.11.2017

Van Beek was recently posed a challenging question: Could it fabricate a 17.5m stainless steel screw conveyor in one piece?
4

Revolutionary cooperation on Industry 4.0-compatible networking20.11.2017

Aucotec has created an online link from engineering department to the current device information of the measuring technology manufacturer.
5

40th birthday for Vortex20.11.2017

Vortex this month celebrates 40 years of designing and manufacturing slide gates, diverter valves and iris diaphragms for use in gravity flow, dilute phase and dense phase pneumatic conveying applications.
Week 2
1

Adaptable packaging line for Mexican cement producer13.11.2017

Beumer Group recently supplied an entire integrated packaging line to the Cooperativa La Cruz Azul SCL, Mexico’s third-largest cement manufacturer.
2

Pneumatic conveying: neutralising noise instead of trying to dissipate it13.11.2017

Aerzener Maschinenfabrik has recently introduced the concept of reactive silencers, which effectively reduce the noise emissions on the discharge side of its screw compressors, positive displacement blowers, and rotary lobe compressors.
3

Biggest mixing plant ever13.11.2017

Promixon recently delivered a giant hot/cold mixing combination to a major US manufacturer of luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) which are widely used for flooring.
4

High-speed bagging carousel13.11.2017

STATEC BINDER has introduced the CIRCUPAC fully automatic bagging carousel which has a filling capacity of up to 1200 bags/h.
5

Ejector-driven range of vacuum conveying systems13.11.2017

Gericke has extended its established range of pneumatic conveying systems with the completion of its vacuum conveying product line.
Week 1
1

Cassette dust filter certified as explosion safe06.11.2017

Infastaub recently introduced the latest generation of its Infa-Micron MKR cassette dust filters which are particularly suitable for demanding processes in chemical and pharmaceutical industries where dusts can occur which are either toxic or hazardous to health.
2

Improved magnetic screening of fine powders06.11.2017

Greenwood Magnetics reports that magnetic screening is often used to remove metal contamination from fine powders as they flow down supply lines.
3

Key Beumer appointment06.11.2017

Beumer Group has named Guido Hesse, 50, as director in charge of customer support at its head office in Beckum, Germany.
4

FIBC made from PET bottle flakes06.11.2017

Starlinger presented a golden FIBC made from 100% PET bottle flakes at the 34th conference hosted by the Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association (FIBCA) which took place in the second week of October in Hollywood, California.
5

Explosion-proof bag dump station06.11.2017

Flexicon Europe has introduced a new bag dump station with explosion-proof electrical system which contains dust emitted from manual dumping activities, compacts empty bags and conveys the material to a downstream process – if necessary at an elevated level.
Oktober - 2017
Week 4
1

Determining venting capacity of valve bags30.10.2017

Beumer Group has developed the BEUMER Bag Tester, a device which is easy to transport and enables users to determine precisely the venting capacity of any type of valve bag – including all paper and plastic layers, and glued areas.
2

Advantages of integrated screw conveyors30.10.2017

Van Beek manufactures screw conveyors of all types and in all sizes, but it is not widely known that many projects require in excess of 20 screws.
3

Cleanable airlock is ideal for food applications30.10.2017

Schenck Process has introduced the Global Cleanable Airlock (GCA) which has been designed for applications where dry, raw or finished products are being handled in a process where inspection or system clean-out are required.
4

Pigging gives bread better flavour and perfect crust30.10.2017

URESH, working in conjunction with Netherlands-based Technology Unlimited, has developed a dough processing workflow for breadmaker Pré Pain that improves the quality of the bread.
5

Inclined screw feeding without back-spill30.10.2017

Ajax Equipment has supplied copper chemicals producer Bardyke Chemicals with a 4m long inclined screw feeder for its factory in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire.
Week 3
1

Addition to Eclipse sales team23.10.2017

Eclipse Magnetics has appointed Tom Bibby as technical sales engineer.
2

POWTECH India23.10.2017

The well established Powder and Bulk Solids India event, part of the POWTECH World global network of trade fairs and conferences related to mechanical process engineering, has been renamed POWTECH India.
3

Contract manufacture of food ingredients/toll powder blending23.10.2017

In mid-September SternMaid GmbH & Co. KG officially opened its second production plant in Wittenburg, Germany.
4

Freeman Technology opens German office23.10.2017

UK-based powder characterisation specialist Freeman Technology has expanded its global operations with the establishment of an office in Germany.
5

Second Herbold plastics cleaning line for Rodepa23.10.2017

Herbold Meckesheim has supplied another cleaning line for treatment of post-consumer plastics waste to Rodepa Plastics BV based in Hengelo, the Netherlands.
Week 2
1

Bulk flow transmitter09.10.2017

Berthold Technologies has introduced the new DuoSeries LB 472 radiometric bulk flow system, which is used for precise determination of flow rate and mass flow in bulk handling industries.
2

Spanish bagging specialist opens subsidiary in Mexico09.10.2017

TMI has opened a branch in Mexico to provide direct service for the whole of Latin America.
3

Third truck loader for Dutch logistics operator09.10.2017

Van Beek has sold its third Dino mobile bulk truck loader to Wessem Port Services Group based in the Dutch town of Stein.
4

This year’s POWTECH was the most international so far09.10.2017

The 20th edition of POWTECH, which took place 26-28 September in Nuremberg, brought together 835 exhibitors from 29 countries in its six halls at the modern exhibition complex of the event’s owner and organiser NürnbergMesse GmbH.
5

Gericke further strengthens its presence in Asia09.10.2017

Gericke has recently appointed new agents in South Korea and Pakistan as well as establishing a new location for its Thailand operation.
Week 1
1

Mixer designed for high-speed yet gentle homogenisation02.10.2017

Coperion, at last week’s POWTECH introduced its newly developed MIX-A-LOT mixer.
2

Vortex now represented in Portugal02.10.2017

Vortex Global has appointed Alpha Engenharia as its official agent in Portugal.
3

Ground-breaking for Bühler Innovation Campus02.10.2017

Bühler in the last week of September celebrated the ground breaking of its Innovation Campus in Uzwil.
4

Test plant for pneumatic conveying02.10.2017

Schenck Process has opened a new test centre which is dedicated to pneumatic conveying.
5

Silos plus day-bins facilitate storage and transfer of PP feedstock02.10.2017

Barton Fabrications has installed three new 50t capacity silos and three 3t day-bins at Twinplast’s new Dunstable manufacturing site.
September - 2017
Week 4
1

Schenck Process under new ownership25.09.2017

IK Investment Partners announced on 21st September that it had reached an agreement with private equity funds managed by Blackstone to sell Schenck Process, a global market leader in measuring and process technology.
2

Palletizers to benefit from Allen-Bradley control software25.09.2017

Thiele Technologies is planning in the near future to integrate Allen-Bradley control software on SYMACH palletizers.
3

Dosing highly flammable dusts25.09.2017

AZO has upgraded its DOSITAINER® by adapting it to a discharge base, thereby making it suitable for use with flammable dusts and fine powders.
4

Dustcheck acquired by Filtermist International25.09.2017

Dustcheck Ltd has been acquired by industrial air filtration specialist Filtermist International, part of the Swedish Absolent Group.
5

Drum mixers gently blend Indian snack foods25.09.2017

Lindor reports that four of its L1000 drum mixers are homogenising tons of ethnic snacks (namkeen) daily for Haldiram’s, India’s largest sweets and snacks manufacturer.
Week 3
1

Variable-speed compressor performs well under partial load18.09.2017

Kaeser Kompressoren is now offering its ASD series of variable-speed compressors equipped with synchronous reluctance motors.
2

Feeders designed to meet pharmaceutical industry’s demand for continuous processing18.09.2017

The Sewell office of Coperion K-Tron has released details of this global company’s next generation of highly accurate pharmaceutical loss-in-weight feeders.
3

Upgraded vibratory conveyors18.09.2017

Key Technology has introduced new features to enhance performance of its vibratory conveyors for food processing and packaging lines.
4

Novel modular bulk bag discharger concept18.09.2017

Also featured on the AZO stand at next week’s POWTECH will be a new concept of modular dustfree bulk bag discharger.
5

Hygienic double-cone container docking system18.09.2017

AZO has introduced CleanDock®, a system for docking containers to upstream dosing units.
Week 2
1

Unifying control for separators and decanters11.09.2017

GEA has decided to make its GEA IO control generation available for the company’s entire range of separators and decanters, in order to reduce complexity and to focus on user-friendliness.
2

Speedy installation of fluidizer discs11.09.2017

Solimar Pneumatics has developed a new method of installation for its fluidizer disks.
3

Granulating technology for conditioning of short carbon fibres11.09.2017

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich reports that carbon fibres in the form of continuous fibre fabrics or cut fibres are used to strengthen and reinforce other materials, such as plastics.
4

World’s largest tyre recycling plant11.09.2017

Zeppelin Group has started construction for its long-term collaborative partner Pyrolyx AG of the biggest tyre recycling plant ever built.
5

Continuously operating magnetic separator11.09.2017

Goudsmit Magnetics has recently developed a continuous cleaning Cleanflow magnet.
Week 1
1

New WAM technology centre nears completion04.09.2017

WAMGROUP reports that its new Technology Centre has reached its final construction phase.
2

Latest developments in vacuum pumps04.09.2017

Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems will present on Stand 3A-305 at POWTECH its series of Mink MV claw vacuum pumps as well as its dry COBRA screw vacuum pumps, which are well suited for processes in which a high vacuum level is required.
3

Flexicon launches German language website04.09.2017

Flexicon has introduced a German website to support its sales office opened just over a year ago in Aschaffenburg, north-west Bavaria, which is headed by regional sales manager Christian Löchler.
4

Monitoring abrasion-free operation of rotary valves04.09.2017

Coperion will be presenting Version 5.0 of its proven RotorCheck contact monitoring system for rotary valves on Stand 4-290 at POWTECH, Nuremberg 26 -28 September.
5

J-Tec to build polymer storage and packaging line in Thailand04.09.2017

J-Tec Material Handling has won a contract to supply a new plant in Thailand for Total Corbion PLA.
  
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