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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’.
November - 2016
Week 4
1

Facilitating lab-scale filtration and drying28.11.2016

Powder Systems Ltd (PSL) recently launched its GFD® bench-top nutsche filter dryer which has been designed to overcome challenges with commonly used methods of Buchner filtration and oven drying.
2

High-lift box/container tipper28.11.2016

Flexicon Europe has introduced a TIP-TITE® tipper which is capable of discharging the bulk contents of boxes or containers dustfree into vessels from variable heights of up to about 3m above the plant floor.
3

Freeman Technology appoints distributor for India28.11.2016

Freeman Technology has named Apex Chromatography Pvt Ltd as its new representative in India.
4

Lump breakers for sugar processing28.11.2016

Ajax Equipment has supplied a process technologies company with two lump breakers for processing sugar.
5

AUMUND heavy-duty conveyors: 2016 sales tally to Turkey exceeds 150 units28.11.2016

AUMUND Fördertechnik is strengthening its share of the Turkish market.
Week 3
1

Lindner agrees strategic Chinese partnership21.11.2016

Lindner Recyclingtech has made a successful entry into the Chinese market following the conclusion of a strategic partnership with JONO Recycling Technology Co., Ltd from Suzhou City.
2

Silo manufacturer wins CE Mark approval21.11.2016

Barton Fabrications has achieved accreditation to CE mark its vessels to EN 1090, thereby ensuring compliance with the latest Construction Products Regulations.
3

Vertical dryer offers several advantages21.11.2016

De Dietrich Process Systems has recently introduced its Guedu® series of vertical dryers.
4

Sister event to take place alongside EXPOSOLIDOS21.11.2016

PROFEI SL is next year organising a new exhibition which will run concurrently with the eighth edition of EXPOSOLIDOS.
5

New finance director at Matcon21.11.2016

Matcon has recruited Israr Ghulam as finance director.
Week 2
1

Improved handling of speciality chemicals14.11.2016

Ajax Equipment has supplied a range of solids handling equipment as part of an upgrade of production facilities at William Blythe, a manufacturer of inorganic speciality chemicals based in Accrington, Lancashire.
2

Key opens demonstration centre/test plant in Belgium14.11.2016

Key Technology has established a new customer visitor centre in Hasselt, Belgium.
3

International conference on bulk solids handling and processing14.11.2016

CHoPS will be held 10-14 September 2018 at Greenwich Maritime Campus in London.
4

Versatile bagging line for different grades of salt14.11.2016

Concetti has supplied a fully automatic bagging system to Cheetham Salt, Australia’s largest producer and refiner of solar salt.
5

Feed hopper with integral vibrating screen14.11.2016

AZO has recently included an integral vibrating perforated sheet with its new Type ET…VS GA feeding hopper which was launched this spring at Powtech.
Week 1
1

Eriez accredited to ISO 9001:2015 quality standard07.11.2016

Eriez Magnetics Europe has successfully upgraded its ISO 9001:2008 certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard for its business and quality management systems.
2

Underwater pelletizer offers increased wear protection07.11.2016

Coperion introduced the die plate of its new UG 750W underwater pelletizer at K 2016 in October.
3

Multiple milling solutions selectable in seconds07.11.2016

Ytron-Quadro (UK) reports that its North American associates, The Fitzpatrick Company and Quadro Engineering have recently introduced the Scalable Lab System™ (SLS), the latest incarnation of their lab-scale L1A FitzMill, and U5 Comil combination package, originally introduced five years ago.
4

Accessing total information about individual machine components07.11.2016

AZO has introduced AZO®Plus, its new information platform which provides vital data about customers’ machines and systems.
5

Australian cement producer opts for FFS PE packaging07.11.2016

Haver & Boecker reports that its Australian subsidiary has delivered an advanced packaging system to the Port of Brisbane manufacturing facility of Sunstate Cement, one of the country’s foremost manufacturers and suppliers of cementious products.
October - 2016
Week 4
1

Traditional R&D to be augmented by future lab31.10.2016

Schenck Process has inaugurated its new ‘future lab’ with the objective of exploring new concepts in greater depth.
2

Feeder can handle light and fluffy materials24.10.2016

Schenck Process has introduced the SIMPLEX flat bottom (FB) feeder, a high-capacity stainless steel unit designed specifically to handle materials with light and fluffy characteristics.
3

Safe FIBC filling of noxious powders24.10.2016

Hosokawa Micron has designed in association with a leading detergent manufacturer a containment booth system for safe and accurate weigh-filling of problematic powders.
4

World’s most efficient milk powder plant24.10.2016

GEA has installed a high-performance spray dryer as the centrepiece of a new milk powder plant in Lichfield, New Zealand.
5

Next generation magnetic separator for powders24.10.2016

Goudsmit Magnetics Group has introduced a new generation of magnetic separators.
6

Automated batch mixer eliminates downtime24.10.2016

MTI Mischtechnik International chose the occasion of this month’s K 2016 to launch its C tec PRO fully automatic container mixer system.
7

Pharma industry experts learn latest tablet coating developments31.10.2016

Lödige Maschinenbau, in mid-September invited members of the working group of tablet coaters and manufacturers from the pharmaceutical industry to meet at its headquarters in order to learn about and discuss latest industry developments.
8

New German sales representative for BS&B31.10.2016

BS&B Safety Systems has appointed Ingo Bornfleth as sales manager for industrial explosion protection in Germany.
9

Bulk bag filler with enhanced features31.10.2016

Haver & Boecker has completely revamped its ELEMENTRA® EGF bulk bag filler.
10

Boom times for Bunting31.10.2016

Bunting Magnetics Europe reports that it surpassed all expectations following its participated at the K2016 plastics show in Düsseldorf during eight days in late October.
Week 3
1

Focus on powder flow17.10.2016

Powder characterisation specialist Granutools is organising a course on the subject of powder flow which will take place 10 November.
2

PARTEC 2019: seeking fresh impetus for characterisation of interconnected solids processes17.10.2016

NürnbergMesse reports that the next PARTEC congress will take place in April 2019 under the chairmanship of Professor Stefan Heinrich, director of the Institute of Solids Process Engineering and Particle Technology at the Technical University of Hamburg.
3

Flexible aseptic bulk packaging17.10.2016

Goglio will exhibit at Cibus Tec in Parma, 25-28 October, latest versions of its bulk packaging, available in capacities up to 1500 litres, designed for food-grade processed liquids and pumpable foods.
4

Improved Middle East parts and service support for Aumund17.10.2016

Aumund Fördertechnik and Sweidan Industrial Services have reinforced their partnership following the opening of a new spare parts depot in Riyadh.
5

A mixing concept that gets the best out of cocoa17.10.2016

Lindor suggests that when it comes to buying chocolate, the purchase price is not the most important consideration; it is the quality of the chocolate.
Week 2
1

Cargill upgrades animal feed production in Spain10.10.2016

KSE Process Technology is helping Cargill to expand its animal nutrition business in Spain by extending its facility in Mequinenza with an additional state-of-the art production line.
2

PSL wins royal stamp of approval10.10.2016

Powder Systems Ltd (PSL) welcomed officials from the Merseyside Lieutenancy.
3

Gentle dilute-phase conveying of plastic pellets10.10.2016

Coperion will be presenting its re-engineered and optimised ZV rotary valve for pellets on Booth B19, Hall 14 at K 2016.
4

Grain storage expanded for third time10.10.2016

Game Engineering recently completed a phase-three expansion at Hemswell-based farmers co-operative Woldgrain Storage, which is also located in Lincolnshire.
5

Extending customer service beyond preventive maintenance10.10.2016

GEA has launched PerformancePlus, a novel service concept designed to ensure improved productivity for its customers.
Week 1
1

Key Technology launches German website03.10.2016

Key Technology has launched a mobile-friendly website in German to support its German-speaking customers.
2

Wet shredder optimises processing in plastics washing systems03.10.2016

Lindner Recyclingtech has announced the launch of its Micromat WS wet shredder, a new addition to its Micromat series specially designed for pre-shredding contaminated post-consumer plastic scrap, such as lightweight packaging, bottles or films.
3

Dosing screw for multiple applications03.10.2016

Van Beek has over the years manufactured hundreds of bespoke dosing screws for individual applications.
4

Cement plants upgraded to ‘Smart Factory’ standard03.10.2016

Schenck Process has successfully installed two of its innovative LOGiQ® despatch automation systems at Russian cement works located in Ferzikovo and Voskresensk, both of which are operated by Switzerland-based LafargeHolcim Group.
5

Bulk bag filling of sludge or large-lumped materials03.10.2016

Flexicon Europe has introduced a Wide-Inlet bulk bag filler designed to allow rapid transfer of large, moist or dense chunks and semi-solid materials into open or duffle-top bulk bags.
  
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