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May - 2017
Week 4
1

Weight transmitter videos illustrate fast integration with PLC29.05.2017

Mettler Toledo has released two new videos that show how it takes no more than three minutes from configuration to live weighing results when integrating its ACT350 weight transmitter into a Siemens or Allen Bradley PLC via PROFINET or EtherNet/IP.
2

Instead of conveying, screw delays product flow29.05.2017

Van Beek has developed a new type of screw heat exchanger for liquids.
3

Senior appointment at British Rema29.05.2017

British Rema has appointed Dr John Robinson to the new position of technical sales director.
4

ATEX-approved telescopic loading chutes29.05.2017

Vortex reports that its Loading Solutions product line has gained Zone 20 (internal) and Zone 21 (external) ATEX certification in the European Union.
5

Limestone silo unblocked – and kept that way29.05.2017

Martin Engineering recently solved a blockage problem in a 486t capacity silo storing moist limestone.
Week 3
1

SWECO celebrates 100 years22.05.2017

SWECO is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
2

Twin silos for PP raw material feedstock22.05.2017

Barton Fabrications has installed two 100t capacity silos at the Really Useful Products Ltd’s new production facility in Castleford.
3

Screw conveyor manufacturer welcomes trade in used equipment22.05.2017

Van Beek reports that the Dutch company Surplus Select has quickly grown into a well known supplier of used machines for the bulk industry.
4

Advanced dust collector: shape defines performance22.05.2017

Donaldson Filtration Deutschland reports that the objectives of increased cleaning performance with lower differential pressure, easy handling and maintenance have been achieved with the company’s latest development, the DOWNFLO® EVOLUTION (DFE) dust collector.
5

Plastic compounding made cleaner and more efficient22.05.2017

Flexicon (Europe) has supplied a bulk bag discharger together with a pneumatic conveying system to a plastics processor in Tarragona, Spain.
Week 2
1

Magnetic separator ensures quality of craft ale malt15.05.2017

Eclipse Magnetics has supplied a high-intensity magnetic separator to the Tivetshall St. Margaret, Norwich, malting plant of Simpsons Malt.
2

Extended range of load cells15.05.2017

Penko Engineering has added 7500kg and 10,000kg capacity versions to its range of off-the-shelf Spanish manufactured Utilcell shear beam load cells, thereby completing its 350 Series.
3

DMN opens Indian office15.05.2017

DMN UK has recently set up an office in India.
4

Quick and thorough cleaning of feeders15.05.2017

Gericke has developed EasyClean versions of its popular and well proven dosing equipment from the GAC and GDU series.
5

Mobile screener-conveyor handles non free flowing materials15.05.2017

Flexicon Europe is now offering the new BEV-CON™ mobile flexible screw conveyor manufactured by its US parent company.
Week 1
1

Continuous mixing can offer cost savings and better blending quality01.05.2017

Gericke points out that continuous mixing processes are now not only cost effective but can often outperform traditional batch processes with regard to mixing homogeneity.
2

Advances in mixing technology01.05.2017

Dinnissen Process Technology has introduced various innovations to its range of mixers, thereby broadening the scope of applications for these machines.
3

GEA opens enlarged pharma solids research centre in Belgium01.05.2017

GEA has invested in a new multimillion-euro solids dosage facility in Wommelgem, Belgium.
4

Mobile app for monitoring the operation of entire packaging lines01.05.2017

Beumer Group unveiled this week at interpack the BEUMER Overall Operation Monitoring app (BOOM), which enables staff to maintain an overview of all the relevant parameters of a packaging line on their mobile devices at any time.
5

Creating high-performance powders through spray calcination08.05.2017

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik will participate at Chemspec Europe, 31 May – 1 June in Munich, the 32nd edition of this international fair for fine and speciality chemicals.
6

In-line magnets remove metal from baby food08.05.2017

Bunting Magnetics Europe has supplied a record 28 pneumatic in-line magnets to a major global baby food products company in Germany.
7

Arrival of the Smart Dino08.05.2017

Van Beek is currently in the process of integrating ‘smart’ features – including Industry 4.0 innovations – into its Dino mobile bulk truck loaders.
8

Joint development of new valve sack and filling machine08.05.2017

Windmöller & Hölscher recently developed the AD proFilm MP film valve sack which is manufactured on the AD PLASTIC 2 valve bottomer.
9

Advanced monitoring of bucket elevators and conveyors08.05.2017

4B Braime Components a worldwide manufacturer of materials handling and electronic components, has introduced a completely revised fourth-generation version of its Watchdog™ control unit for monitoring bucket elevators and conveyors.
10

Metal detection: enhanced sensitivity and compliance with Industry 4.001.05.2017

Sesotec is one of the world's leading manufacturers of machines and systems for contaminant detection and product sorting.
April - 2017
Week 4
1

Novel mixing technology at heart of Europe’s largest baby food plant24.04.2017

Dinnissen Process Technology has provided an innovative dry mixing concept, called Lean Gravity Mixing, for Europe’s largest infant food production plant which was recently put into operation in central Brittany, France.
2

Relaunch of Fritsch website24.04.2017

Fritsch GmbH – Milling and Sizing, has within the past few days launched its redesigned website.
3

Freeman Technology opens office in Japan24.04.2017

Freeman Technology continues to expand its global presence with the establishment of an operation in Japan and the appointment of Takashi Nishimura as product manager.
4

Portable source of clean compressed air24.04.2017

Kaeser Kompressoren has recently introduced Contain-Air, intended for any application requiring premium quality compressed air.
5

Preassembly of mixing installation ensures reliable operation and fast commissioning24.04.2017

Dinnissen Process Technology (see above) also reports that it has recently built a complete mixing plant for a German client, which includes multiple bulk bag unloading of raw materials.
Week 3
1

Bulk bag discharger for explosive environments17.04.2017

Flexicon Europe has introduced the latest version of its BULK-OUT bulk bag unloading system designed for use in explosive environments.
2

Innovative barrier concept for IBCs17.04.2017

Mauser Group specialising in worldwide manufacture of IBCs and drums, recently unveiled its new skINliner™ barrier technology during a recent customer event in Heidelberg.
3

Compact vibratory sieve17.04.2017

Virto Group will introduce the VP1, its brand new C-Line vibrating sieve that has been designed to achieve outstanding performances for high-capacity check screening.
4

Bunting expands sales team17.04.2017

Bunting Magnetics Europe has increased its UK salesforce with the appointment of two new sales engineers.
5

Filling cabinet provides dustfree work environment17.04.2017

Van Beek has introduced a filling cabinet which helps ensure safe loading in the work place while also reducing dust emissions.
Week 2
1

Replacement bucket elevator for Romanian producer of calcined aluminium oxide10.04.2017

Aumund Fördertechnik will this month supply a central chain bucket elevator type BWZ to Alum SA Tulcea of Romania.
2

High-capacity bucket elevators for Polish cement plant upgrade10.04.2017

Beumer Group has won an order from Polish steelworks engineering company Mostostal Kraków to deliver four high-capacity belt bucket elevators to the LafargeHolcim cement plant in Kujawy, Poland.
3

FFS bagging machine designed with petrochemical industry in mind10.04.2017

Concetti will be at interpack (Hall 14, Stand D31) exhibiting the innovative FFS-Evolution bagging machine that forms, fills and seals 5-50kg bags of free flowing pellets and granular products, from a roll of tubular PE film.
4

Magnetic filter for paper pulp10.04.2017

Goudsmit Magnetics Group has recently manufactured a series of magnetic filters that are suitable for removing baling wire from paper pulp.
5

Two digital moisture sensors10.04.2017

Hydronix will be launching two brand new microwave moisture sensors at the IDMA show in Istanbul, 4-7 May.
Week 1
1

Large steel cement silo at Port of Hanko, Finland03.04.2017

Silobau Thorwesten is currently installing at Hanko, the southern-most point in Finland, a giant 5000m³ capacity bolted steel silo at a new cement import terminal in the port.
2

New design of FFS bagging machine03.04.2017

B.L. Mediterraneo has launched its new COMPACTA HS FFS (form-fill-seal) bagging machine for tubular film which has a capacity of up to 2600 bags per hour.
3

High containment sampling out of drums03.04.2017

Dec Group points out that taking samples from processes can be very dangerous both to the operator and to the environment.
4

New version of LIFTVRAC conveyor wins EHEDG award03.04.2017

The LIFTVRAC premium has been granted the first EHEDG Award at the CFIA agri-food exhibition which took place in Rennes, Brittany, in early March.
5

Precision mixing of baby foods03.04.2017

amixon has developed a single-shaft mixing system of comparatively small dimensions.
March - 2017
Week 4
1

Contamination-free weigh modules27.03.2017

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

Brickenden joins FPE Global27.03.2017

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

The cement sack of the future?27.03.2017

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

High-visibility disposable samplers27.03.2017

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

Bag closing systems employs PP over tape27.03.2017

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

SWR joins Environnement20.03.2017

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

Senior appointments at Vortex20.03.2017

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

Latest advances in bagging and palletising20.03.2017

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

Repeat silo order from Sanko Gosei20.03.2017

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

Innovative woven packaging made from PP and PET20.03.2017

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

Animal feed producer invests in Z-Conveyor13.03.2017

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

Farleygreene commits to further export growth13.03.2017

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

Integrating compressed air management with Industry 4.013.03.2017

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

Vortex appoints LMB as Swedish representative13.03.2017

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

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

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

Combimix process wins major award06.03.2017

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

Pesticide milling system06.03.2017

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

Drying of food additives06.03.2017

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

Rotary valve in hygienic design06.03.2017

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

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

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

Retaining freshness of bagged feed and pet food27.02.2017

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

Obituary: Henk Mariën27.02.2017

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

EFIBCA meeting to coincide with interpack27.02.2017

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

Quayside transfer of bulk salt and sand27.02.2017

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

Towards cleaner and more efficient packaging capabilities27.02.2017

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

Granulating technology can now process finer granulates20.02.2017

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

Cutting mill accepts large sample pieces20.02.2017

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

Mixing and tablet-coating innovations at interpack20.02.2017

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

Powder mixing test plant20.02.2017

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

Robotic assembly of customised screw conveyors?20.02.2017

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

Geroldinger upgrades website13.02.2017

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

Rapid pulverisation of lumps13.02.2017

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

Weighing systems employ 3D printed parts13.02.2017

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

Ultra-hygienic FFS bagging13.02.2017

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

Teardrop tube magnet13.02.2017

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

Nerak Wiese launches new website06.02.2017

Nerak Wiese has inveiled its new-look website.
2

Bühler invests and grows06.02.2017

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

Drum feeder ensures higher bucket elevator capacity06.02.2017

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

Safeguarding foodstuffs against contaminants from damaged elevator buckets06.02.2017

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

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

Van Beek recently supplied a Dino mobile loader for road powder tankers to Finnish logistics service provider RL TRANS.
January - 2017
Week 4
1

Explosion-protection brought up to date at Eternit30.01.2017

Thorwesten Vent has installed latest explosion-protection technology at the fine wood-chippings processing facility of Eternit GmbH, also located in Beckum.
2

Seed packaging at Limagrain30.01.2017

Game Engineering has recently installed two FIBC packing lines and a smaller 25kg bag packing line at nearby plant breeder and seed producer Limagrain, located in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.
3

Dust-tight handling equipment30.01.2017

Robson Handling Technology reports that it has achieved IP64 approval for certain of its line of products including bucket elevators, screw conveyors, lump breakers, the Airglide, and specific designs of belt conveyor.
4

HOERBIGER re-organises for 201730.01.2017

HOERBIGER has begun 2017 with a new internal organisation that is designed to be aligned more closely with the markets it serves.
5

Load cell up to 600t capacity30.01.2017

Penko Engineering reports that it has further reduced the boundaries for weighing technology.
Week 3
1

Pulsar strengthens UK sales team23.01.2017

Pulsar Process Measurement has bolstered its UK sales team with the recent appointment of Thomas Lyon as regional industry sales engineer.
2

Matcon names new director for its pharmaceutical business line23.01.2017

Matcon has appointed Richard Lockwood as pharmaceutical business line director.
3

Barton wins SafeContractor approval23.01.2017

Barton Fabrications has been awarded accreditation from SafeContractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
4

Premier Tech acquires Slootweg23.01.2017

Premier Tech of Canada has purchased Slootweg Machinefabriek via Premier Tech Chronos (PTC), a business unit of its Industrial Equipment Group.
5

Wrigley reaps rewards of efficient vacuum conveying23.01.2017

Piab recently delivered an advanced vacuum conveying system to the Polish factory of Wrigley, the well known manufacturer of chewing gum and mints.
Week 2
1

EHEDG magnetic filter with CIP cleaning16.01.2017

Goudsmit Magnetics has recently introduced an EHEDG-certified magnetic filter specially designed for the food industry.
2

Measuring performance of vibrating machines with a smartphone09.01.2017

Schenck Process has launched its first app, vibe2know™, which allows anyone to determine a vibrating machine’s current performance.
3

FPE looks towards export growth09.01.2017

FPE Global is targeting international sales following the appointment of Sylvain LeMézec as export sales manager, having previously been sales director at Matcon.
4

Controlling mass flows in screw conveyors09.01.2017

Van Beek reports that it is now possible to provide accurate real time monitoring of how much product a screw conveyor is handling.
5

AUMUND to supply 108 bucket elevators and pan conveyors to Egypt09.01.2017

AUMUND Fördertechnik has won an order to supply the clinker conveying equipment for six greenfield production lines to be built in Egypt.
6

Improved production facilities for KSE09.01.2017

KSE Process Technology on 9th January officially opened its new manufacturing/assembly hall (see EBS News for week of 18 April), which had already been operational since late 2016.
7

Abrasion-resistant screw feeder16.01.2017

Ajax Equipment has supplied the Lostock plant of Tata Chemicals Europe with a twin screw feeder, replacing an existing Ajax twin screw feeder which had been operating effectively for over 15 years.
8

BS&B appoints European technical advisor16.01.2017

BS&B Safety Systems has recruited Dr Markus Roser as its new technical advisor in industrial explosion protection.
9

Pneumatic weigh hopper has fill/pass valve16.01.2017

Flexicon Europe is offering a new weigh hopper with fill/pass valve which has been designed for use with dilute-phase pneumatic conveying systems.
10

Baling compressible and cohesive bulk products16.01.2017

Apollo ISC has introduced a new baling machine: the Flat Film Press.
Week 1
1

Improved mounting kit for load cells02.01.2017

PENKO Engineering has recently enhanced the design of its load cell mounting kits.
2

Super-fast filtering of bulk powders02.01.2017

Van Beek recently made an important contribution to a rapid-throughput filter system for bulk powders which had been developed by bulk logistics operator Wide Scope in Ghent, Belgium.
3

Advantages of continuous mixing over batch mixing02.01.2017

Gericke reports that where different powders need to be blended – sometimes with the addition of liquids – continuous mixers are increasingly being used in preference to batch mixers which have traditionally been employed for this type of application.
4

Bunting acquires Master Magnets02.01.2017

Bunting Magnetics Co. at the beginning of January announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire Master Magnets Ltd, the UK manufacturer of magnetic separation equipment.
5

New senior management team at Ventilex02.01.2017

Ventilex has promoted Herman Vis to the position of managing director.
December - 2016
Week 2
1

Head of Beumer’s Danish subsidiary appointed honorary consul12.12.2016

Beumer Group reports that Klaus Schäfer has been appointed honorary consul of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Central Jutland region.
2

TMI opens office in USA12.12.2016

TMI has established a US subsidiary company.
3

Nutritional powders plant in New Zealand12.12.2016

GEA has been awarded a contract by Mataura Valley Milk to construct a nutritional powders plant in McNab near to Gore on New Zealand’s south island.
4

Aseptic handling of tomato products12.12.2016

Goglio has recently installed its GNovasteril aseptic filler system at the Badajoz plant (Extremadura, Spain) of CONESA Group.
5

Mixers rated for ATEX zone 2012.12.2016

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich reports that it is experiencing growing demand for explosion-proof versions of its mixers which are widely used for other tasks such as granulating, coating, kneading and dispersing.
Week 1
1

Netherlands baby food plant for Danone Nutricia05.12.2016

J-Tec Material Handling has won a contract to deliver the complete dry processing equipment for a new Danone infant nutrition production plant to be built on the company’s newest site in Haps, the Netherlands.
2

AUMUND India celebrates 20th anniversary05.12.2016

When AUMUND India began trading 20 years ago in Chennai, it was a small sales organisation of just six people.
3

Mixer test plant pays dividends05.12.2016

PROMIXON reports that its new test centre located at the company’s main plant close to Milano Malpensa airport is already helping to boost equipment sales.
4

Bunting targets Middle East markets05.12.2016

Bunting Magnetics Europe will be attending Arabplast 2017 in Dubai, UAE, 8-10 January.
5

All about digital sorting05.12.2016

Key Technology has introduced its latest book, ‘The definitive guide to digital sorting for food processors’.
  
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