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January - 2016
Week 4
1

Senior appointment at Daxner25.01.2016

Ing. Johann Daxner GmbH has recruited Hans-Jürgen Sussann as the new head of its technical department.
2

40 years of sieving technology25.01.2016

Farleygreene celebrates its 40th anniversary next month.
3

Extending the scope of moisture measurement25.01.2016

Liebherr-Mischtechnik is broadening the application of its digital and capacitive moisture measurement sensors to meet the needs of a wider range of industries.
4

Vortex appoints German agent25.01.2016

Vortex Global has selected Adams Industrievertretungen as its exclusive agent in Germany.
5

Danone awards large Dutch contract to GEA25.01.2016

GEA has won a major order from Danone to equip a new state-of-the-art facility for its international early life nutrition brands with several production lines.
Week 3
1

Haver & Boecker establishes separate automation company18.01.2016

Haver & Boecker has launched a subsidiary Haver Automation GmbH & Co. KG located in Münster, Westphalia, which started trading at the beginning of January.
2

Innovative powder tester18.01.2016

Freeman Technology has launched the Uniaxial Powder Tester (UPT), which is believed to be the world’s first stand-alone uniaxial tester for simple, sensitive and cost-efficient powder characterisation.
3

Process control enhancements18.01.2016

Berthold Technologies reports that its DTM process control system now offers a further possibility to operate the SENSseries LB 480 and LB 414.
4

Cost-effective bag compactor18.01.2016

Van Beek has introduced a new design of bag compactor which allows empty bags to be handled economically, efficiently and in an environmentally friendly manner.
5

Explosion-protected flour silo18.01.2016

Barton Fabrications has installed a 40t capacity flour silo at Speciality Breads’ new £3 million bakery in Margate.
Week 2
1

Kersting now part of the REMBE brand11.01.2016

REMBE has restructured its subsidiary Kersting GmbH Sampling + Grounding to form a new company: REMBE Kersting GmbH.
2

Measurement kit for powder flow11.01.2016

LPW Technology has launched a new product line called POWDERFLOW™.
3

New Camfil APC responsive website11.01.2016

The UK office of Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has reported that the company has launched a new website providing information on the company’s expanded family of dust, mist and fume collection equipment serving a wide range of manufacturing industries.
4

GEA opens NZ test plant11.01.2016

GEA has established an in-house test laboratory at its facility in Hamilton, New Zealand.
5

Penko gains ISO 900111.01.2016

Penko Engineering has with effect from beginning of January been awarded ISO 9001:28 quality assurance certification by DEKRA.
Week 1
1

EHEDH-compliant pigging system04.01.2016

Uresh AG recently supplied a sophisticated double-pigging system to German baby food manufacturer Alete GmbH.
2

Magnetic separator meets EHEDG guidelines04.01.2016

Goudsmit Magnetic Systems will be exhibiting its recently launched Hydrohansu-type rotating cleanflow magnet on Stand 5 –E47-D46 at CFIA which takes place 8-10 March in Rennes, France.
3

Change of management at Piab04.01.2016

In December Altor Fund II signed an agreement to divest Piab, headquartered in Täby, Sweden, to EQT Fund VII (EQT).
4

Hoerbiger acquires Newson Gale04.01.2016

Hoerbiger Group has purchased Newson Gale Ltd.
5

2016 short courses relating to bulk handling04.01.2016

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology has released details of its schedule of short courses taking place this year.
December - 2015
Week 2
1

Precision weighing controller14.12.2015

B+L Industrial Measurements has introduced the miniPond 3F, the latest in its range of precision weighing controllers.
2

Pharmaceutical production: PSL targets Singapore14.12.2015

PSL has in recent months delivered several advanced process installations in Singapore.
3

Bulk Solids Innovation Center welcomes arrival of Coperion as well as its first research director14.12.2015

Coperion reports that the recently inaugurated Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, KS is now the new home of the Materials Handling Test Lab for Coperion and Coperion K-Tron in the Americas.
4

Weighing electronics for batching and filling14.12.2015

Siemens has extended its weighing electronics portfolio to include the Siwarex WP251 weighing module.
5

Key Technology launches website in French14.12.2015

Key Technology has launched its new mobile-friendly French-language website to support its many francophone customers around the world.
Week 1
1

Test laboratory for tubular cable conveyors07.12.2015

Flexicon Europe has completed construction of a new test laboratory for FLEXI-DISC™ tubular cable conveyors and integrated bulk handling equipment.
2

80th anniversary for Beumer07.12.2015

Beumer Group this month celebrates 80 years of successful trading since it was established in December 1935 by Bernhard Beumer.
3

Replacing centrifugal screens07.12.2015

Kason Kek-Gardner has launched a new K-Series replacement screens programme for all makes and models of centrifugal sifters.
4

Relaunched website and new general catalogue from Retsch07.12.2015

Retsch has redesigned and updated its website.
5

Carson wins further academic recognition07.12.2015

Jenike & Johanson reports that its president Dr John Carson has received AIChE’s 2015 PTF award.
November - 2015
Week 4
1

AD*STAR bags to be produced in Oman30.11.2015

Starlinger has won a contract for a 4.56 million euro machinery project for Omani flour producer Salalah Mills Co.
2

Catering for higher sample throughputs30.11.2015

Retsch has enhanced its product range with an extensive selection of instruments for applications with large feed sizes and high throughput rates.
3

BHS-Sonthofen opens Turkish subsidiary30.11.2015

BHS-Sonthofen in October established BHS-Sonthofen Turkey Makina Sanayi Ltd Sti.
4

Keeping sodium bicarbonate free of metal fragments30.11.2015

Bunting Magnetics Europe has won a contract from Pakistan to supply metal detectors to identify and remove metal contaminants from refined sodium bicarbonate.
5

Simultaneous despatch of seven IR batch systems30.11.2015

Kreyenborg Plant Technology reports that it recently shipped seven almost identical batch machines to customers in North America and Asia.
Week 3
1

Tubular drag conveyor offers high energy-efficiency23.11.2015

Modern Process Equipment has introduced a smaller version of its Chain-Vey mass flow tubular drag conveyor.
2

Upgraded weigh module for high-accuracy requirements23.11.2015

Mettler Toledo reports that the operational scope of its SWB505 MultiMount™ weigh module – designed for tank, silo and conveyor weighing within the 110-4400kg capacity range – has now been extended to meet higher accuracy requirements, with OIML C6 approvals that allow legal-for-trade weighing up to 6000e.
3

Screening and dedusting of coffee beans23.11.2015

Virto Group recently supplied a Cuccolini VPM 1500 single-deck vibratory screener to a leading Italian coffee processor.
4

Drying salt in Tanzania23.11.2015

Ventilex has won an order to supply a fluidbed dryer, together with peripheral equipment including cyclones and ventilator, to a customer in Tanzania.
5

Cement plants retrofitted with despatch automation software23.11.2015

Schenck Process has installed its LOGiQ despatch automation system to control and monitor flows of construction materials at three LafargeHolcim cement plants located in the German towns of Dortmund, Duisburg and Beckum.
Week 2
1

BHS-Sonthofen sets up joint venture down under16.11.2015

BHS-Sonthofen has recently established the joint venture BHS-Sonthofen (Aust) Pty Ltd in Newcastle, NSW, Australia and can now offer sales, professional consulting, and quick on-site service to local customers.
2

Food-grade bucket elevators with CIP capability09.11.2015

Cidiesse Engineering has introduced the ETC range of modular stainless steel bucket elevators which have been designed specifically for food industry applications.
3

Vacuum conveying where compressed air is not readily available09.11.2015

Piab is now offering a range of electro-mechanical pumps to complement its proprietary ejector pumps, as part of an initiative to broaden the scope for the company’s popular vacuum conveying systems and specifically its piFLOW® series.
4

World’s first earthquake-proof milk drying plant09.11.2015

GEA Group, with headquarters in has built a unique whole-milk drying plant for Fonterra in New Zealand.
5

Optimising performance of roller compactors09.11.2015

A joint study recently carried out by Freeman Technology and roller compactor manufacturer Gerteis Maschinen + Processengineering provides examples of how the British company’s FT4 Powder Rheometer® can be used for fast and effective process optimisation and efficient manufacture.
6

New MD at Kreyenborg Plant Technology09.11.2015

Jan Hendrik Ostgathe has been appointed managing director of Kreyenborg Plant Technology GmbH & Co. KG.
7

Explosion-proof motors certified for converter operation16.11.2015

Siemens reports that its Simotics XP 1MB1 motors are now approved for use with Sinamics converters in potentially explosive atmospheres.
8

Vortex appoints agent in Israel16.11.2015

Vortex Global reports that Maof Machine Design and Manufacturing Ltd has been named as its exclusive agent in Israel.
9

Complete packaging line from one manufacturer16.11.2015

Beumer Group has supplied an integrated packaging line including filling, palletising and packaging systems to Calucem d.o.o.
10

PSL strengthens Asia operations16.11.2015

Powder Systems Ltd (PSL) will again be exhibiting at CPhl/PMEC India, 1-3 December.
Week 1
1

Diverter valve wins food safety award02.11.2015

Coperion (see above) was winner of the Food Safety Innovations Award for its CIP design WYK diverter valve at the 2015 International Dairy Show which was held mid-September in Chicago, IL.
2

Next EXPOSOLIDOS will take place in February 201702.11.2015

The eighth edition of EXPOSOLIDOS, the Spanish bulk solids handling and processing exhibition, will take place 14-16 February at its customary La Farga de ‘Hospitalet, Barcelona, venue.
3

Advanced service for bulk solids transfer hoses02.11.2015

Norres Schlauchtechnik, the specialist manufacturer of industrial hoses, recently launched its e-portal which gives customers and distributors.
4

Loading and unloading dry bulk containers02.11.2015

Coperion recently won a contract to supply a purpose-designed container loading system for polyolefin pellets characterised by simple operation and high loading capacity.
5

Non-toxic drying agent has exceptional moisture absorption capacity02.11.2015

Clariant International reports that it has granted the Ecotain® sustainability excellence label to its Container Dri® II cargo desiccant product.
October - 2015
Week 4
1

Martin Engineering wins EAC certification26.10.2015

Martin Engineering has gained the EAC Mark of Conformity for export of conveyor products and material flow aids, including its full line of impact cradles, belt cleaners, sealing systems, air cannons and sonic horns.
2

Dolomite powder separated from crushed dolomite26.10.2015

Cuccolini reports that it recently solved a complex screening problem for a customer in the animal feed industry who needed to separate crushed dolomite with a 2.5mm lump size from 800 micron dolomite powder.
3

Recertification for NDC’s quality management system26.10.2015

NDC Technologies reports that its quality management system (QMS) has been recertified for ISO 9001:2008 by DNV-GL Business Assurance for the design, manufacture and service of continuous process measurement and control equipment.
4

New EFIBCA president26.10.2015

EFIBCA, at its annual general meeting held on 29 September in Barcelona, Spain, elected Roelof Velt of NNZ BV as its new president.
5

Technical guidance and support for powder processors26.10.2015

Freeman Technology has added a range of new content to its website, enhancing its value to powder processors.
Week 3
1

Metal contaminants removed from recycled plastic waste19.10.2015

Bunting Magnetics Europe has supplied a tailor-designed magnetic separation system to Stoke-on-Trent based HPR Ltd.
2

Connector for fast, clean unloading of hopper railcars19.10.2015

Martin Engineering has introduced the Boot-Lift® railcar connector which has been designed to improve the speed and safety of connecting a hopper car to under-track conveying systems.
3

Sika upgrades its silo safety19.10.2015

Hycontrol recently installed and commissioned integrated SPS silo protection systems on vertical storage vessels at the UK headquarters of sealants and adhesives specialist Sika to ensure that the company complied with the latest MPA safety guidelines.
4

J-Tec sets up US subsidiary19.10.2015

J-Tec Material Handling has opened a business location in Houston, Texas, following the earlier establishment of similar subsidiaries in Thailand and Brazil.
5

Mixer has fully extractable rotor shaft19.10.2015

MIX will be exhibiting its new MXC0300 ploughshare mixer equipped with fully extractable rotor shaft early next month on Stand M20 in Hall 5 at SOLIDS Dortmund (Schüttgut).
Week 2
1

FPE Global secures further investment12.10.2015

FPE Global has obtained additional funding from private equity firm NorthEdge Capital.
2

FFS films based on renewable resources12.10.2015

RKW Group has developed a new formulation for FFS (form, fill, seal) films that consists of more than 50% ‘green’ polymers in response to specific requirements of its customer Braskem.
3

Miniature batch mixer12.10.2015

Munson Machinery Company, Utica, NY, has introduced the MX-1-SS miniature rotary batch mixer which is designed to blend up to 28 litres of dry bulk ingredients, with or without liquid additions, in ratios down to one part per million with total uniformity in two to three minutes, regardless of disparities in the bulk densities, particle sizes or flow characteristics of batch ingredients.
4

NZ baby food plant is among the world’s largest12.10.2015

GEA Group has built a complete infant formula processing plant for Yashili, one of the top three producers supplying the Chinese market.
5

Food-grade IBC offers high levels of hygiene12.10.2015

Mauser together with its subsidiary National Container Group (NCG) exhibited at the recent FachPack international packaging show in Nuremberg which recorded an attendance of 43,000 visitors.
Week 1
1

Maximising vibrating machine uptime05.10.2015

Schenck Process has introduced CONiQ, a condition monitoring device for vibrating machines which operates on the principle of predictive maintenance.
2

Enhanced software for particle sizer05.10.2015

Xoptix has released version 5.1 software for its in-process particle sizer, which includes enhanced OPC data communications.
3

New Haver & Boecker division combines all aspects of after-sales service05.10.2015

Haver & Boecker Machinery Division has launched HAVER Service, a separate department within the company aimed at increasing the efficiency of technical support services to customers.
4

Strand conveying system for high-speed pellet production05.10.2015

Coperion Pelletizing Technology GmbH has developed an automatic strand conveyance system (ASC), often required by compounding systems where pellets are produced at very high throughput rates.
5

Next generation bulk flow inspection05.10.2015

Mettler Toledo Safeline has launched the X36 Series Bulk Variant x-ray inspection system.
September - 2015
Week 4
1

Fine milling system is rendered explosion-proof28.09.2015

Frewitt points out that users of hammer mills find themselves on the front line of dust explosion prevention since powders need to be very finely milled at high RPMs.
2

SOLIDS Krakow next week28.09.2015

The seventh edition of SOLIDS Krakow (SyMas) takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday 6-7 October and has grown to become Poland’s premium event for bulk solids technology.
3

Schütz appoints new Turkish licensee28.09.2015

Schütz has chosen Istanbul-based Deren Ambalaj as a new licence partner for manufacture of Schütz IBCs.
4

Official opening of American Starlinger-Sahm’s new head office28.09.2015

Starlinger reports that on 23-24 September, American Starlinger-Sahm, Inc. celebrated the official opening of its new US headquarters in Fountain Inn in the Greenville Metropolitan Area, South Carolina.
5

Rotary valves handle food powders/granulates28.09.2015

Solids System-Technik recently supplied several hygienic rotary valves to a leading Latin American food manufacturer.
Week 3
1

Bag dump station for dust-controlled environments21.09.2015

Coperion K-Tron will be exhibiting at Fakuma which takes place 13-17 October in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
2

Screw feeder controls flow of bulk pharmaceutical powder21.09.2015

Ajax Equipment recently supplied the UK subsidiary of Hosokawa Micron with an agitated screw feeder plus integral hopper to handle and control the feed of pharmaceutical powder into a milling machine.
3

High-efficiency dust collector21.09.2015

The Heywood has announced the introduction of the Quad Pulse Package PX dust collector.
4

Landmark achievement for UWT21.09.2015

UWT GmbH, at the end of August installed its one millionth level detector.
5

Kason acquires Kek-Gardner21.09.2015

Kason Corp. has purchased Kek-Gardner Ltd, the UK-based manufacturer of sifting, mixing and size reduction equipment.
Week 2
1

IBCs designed for highest levels of food safety and risk minimisation14.09.2015

Schütz will be exhibiting its new Foodcert and Cleancert intermediate bulk containers on Stand 44 in Hall C3 at Scanpack.
2

New CFO at Schenck Process.14.09.2015

Schenck Process reports that with effect from beginning of August Dr OthmarBelker has become chief financial officer and a member of the management board of the Schenck Process Group.
3

Vacuum dryer has explosion protection capability14.09.2015

AVA points out that there is a growing tendency towards use of small, flexible mixers, dryers and reactors for product development and small batch production.
4

Mespo named Danish agent for Vortex14.09.2015

The European head office of Vortex has announced the appointment of Mespo ApS as its exclusive agent in Denmark.
5

Easy-clean screw sampler14.09.2015

Van Beek has developed a screw-type sampler which is particularly suitable for taking representative product samples from containers and hoppers as well as in-line.
Week 1
1

Working model of tubular drag conveyor at Polish trade show07.09.2015

Hapman Europe will feature a working demonstration of its engineered tubular drag chain conveyor at SOLIDS Krakow.
2

Key attributes of flexible screw conveyors to be demonstrated at PPMA Show07.09.2015

Spiroflow will be exhibiting a multiple flexible screw conveyor demonstration set-up on Stand G36 at the PPMA.
3

Leading Italian mixer manufacturer upgrades test facility07.09.2015

MIX Srl recently upgraded its in-house test plant with brand new equipment.
4

Advanced blending system for powdered food ingredients07.09.2015

Bulk handling and processing specialist engineering firm Ing. Johann Daxner GmbH has supplied an advanced mixing system to food additives producer KaTech Katharina Hahn + Partner GmbH.
5

SOLIDS Dortmund looks set to be best yet07.09.2015

Even by end of July 425 companies had already booked exhibition stands at SOLIDS Dortmund.
August - 2015
Week 4
1

IEP Technologies acquired by Hoerbiger31.08.2015

With effect from 1 September Hoerbiger Group headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, has purchased the internationally respected explosion protection specialist IEP Technologies, based in Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA, from Sentinel Capital Partners.
2

Reduced belt damage for high-capacity bucket elevators24.08.2015

Aumund Fördertechnik has recently developed the BWG-GK type belt bucket elevator for vertical transport of coarse-grained (up to 80mm) materials at rates up to 1200m³/h.
3

Dustproof filling station accommodates different types of vessel24.08.2015

Dinnissen Process Technology has developed a completely new combi filling station with an interchangeable filler head.
4

Upgraded X-ray product inspection system24.08.2015

Sesotec GmbH will be showing the latest version of its RAYCON product inspection system at FachPack 2015.
5

Repeat silo order from PET packaging specialist24.08.2015

Barton Fabrications has completed its eighth silo installation at PET packaging specialist Plastipak Packaging.
6

Remote diagnosis via PC tablet24.08.2015

Haver & Boecker has expanded its remote service to customers with the introduction of the HAVER Service Pad.
7

Rapid particle size reduction for X-ray diffraction31.08.2015

Retsch has extended its wide range of mills and grinders with the introduction of the McCrone XRD-Mill.
8

Debus named EVP at Camfil APC31.08.2015

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has appointed Christian Debus as its new executive vice president in charge of worldwide operations.
9

Baby formula mixing31.08.2015

Industrial mixer manufacturer amixon® has developed a single-shaft mixing system with comparatively small dimensions which is well suited for precision processing of baby food and other dietetic foodstuffs.
10

Benson now overall marketing director for NDC31.08.2015

NDC Technologies has appointed Dr Ian B Benson as marketing director.
Week 3
1

Versatile precision weighing platforms17.08.2015

Mettler Toledo has recently introduced a new family of high-precision weighing platforms.
2

Screw feeder for controlled flow of pork rinds17.08.2015

Ajax Equipment has installed a stainless steel hopper and inclined screw feeder at the Midlands plant of Essentia Protein Solutions.
3

Industrial terminal suitable for weighing in any environment17.08.2015

Also new from Mettler Toledo (see above) is the IND570 industrial weighing terminal.
4

Identifying contaminants in packed foods17.08.2015

Mesutronic Gerätebau has launched the Easyscope foreign matter detector.
5

Automatic bag emptier for extreme conditions17.08.2015

Dinnissen Process Technology has developed an extra robust version of its established Dima 200 bag emptier that has been designed to function effectively even under the most difficult conditions.
Week 2
1

New Penko website10.08.2015

Penko Engineering has launched a new website.
2

Compression coupling with metal-detectable gasket10.08.2015

STIF has launched the latest version of its EURAC compression coupling for connecting pipes in pneumatic conveying systems.
3

Radiometric level measurement10.08.2015

Berthold Technologies has introduced the DuoSeries LB 470 radiometric level system based on real 2 wire technology.
4

New head of sales at Bunting Magnetics10.08.2015

Bunting Magnetics Europe has appointed David Hills to be in charge of sales.
5

Integrated mixing system includes emptying/filling of containers10.08.2015

Dinnissen has launched a compact and advanced ‘All-in-One Mixing’ concept which lifts, tilts, empties, mixes, and fills containers from a single location.
Week 1
1

Spiroflow twice honoured03.08.2015

Spiroflow is celebrating a double achievement after winning two ‘company of the year’ awards in a matter of months.
2

Flame arrester fits curved vessels03.08.2015

STIF has launched an ATEX, EC certified flame arrester which has been designed to fit the curvature of cylindrical and round vessels.
3

Sampler offers enhanced hygiene features03.08.2015

Dinnissen Process Technology has developed an upgraded version of its automatic sampling system.
4

Vortex teams with DMN in Russia03.08.2015

Vortex Global has entered into a strategic sales and promotional partnership in the Russian market with DMN Vostok LLC.
5

Extended range of explosion vents03.08.2015

Fike has added two new types of vents to its explosion vent product lines: the round Sani-VA sanitary vent and the CV-S High Vacuum vent.
  
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