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March - 2016
Week 4
1

Sack closure by welding instead of sewing28.03.2016

Starlinger has introduced the IC*STAR sack concept which has been developed in association with Gleisdorf-based STATEC BINDER.
2

Materials handling contract for Saudi cement plant28.03.2016

Aumund Fördertechnik reports that it has received an order for delivery of a substantial package of machines for the grinding plant at a new brown-field cement mill currently being constructed for Arabian Cement Co. in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia.
3

Radiometric density measurement device28.03.2016

Berthold Technologies has introduced the DuoSeries LB 474, a new radiometric density system based on real 2-wire technology.
4

Cylindrical dust collector filters28.03.2016

MIX Srl has developed a new range of round dust collector filters.
5

Mixing solids with problematic liquids at a controlled temperature28.03.2016

Celsius has developed the Celsimix for certain applications in the food and chemical industry which are beyond the capabilities of standard mixers.
Week 3
1

Particle size measurement and analysis21.03.2016

Xoptix will be launching its new IntelliSizer™ in-process particle sizer on Stand 1-129 at POWTECH.
2

New test plant for Promixon21.03.2016

Promixon has just opened a new in-house test plant to allow customers to carry out trials on various products with its wide range of mixing equipment.
3

Rheinkalk installs pulverised lignite silo21.03.2016

In order to secure the fuel supply for the rotary kilns used for the production of quicklime in its Flandersbach plant, Rheinkalk GmbH in March 2015 placed an order with Silobau Thorwesten for the construction of a new silo installation.
4

Dust-tight mobile drum tipper21.03.2016

Flexicon Europe has introduced a TIP-TITE® mobile drum tipper which allows dustfree transfer of bulk materials from drums into process equipment and storage vessels.
5

Flexible and rugged fertiliser bagging line in the Netherlands21.03.2016

Vlaeynatie BV is about to open a new fertiliser terminal near Terneuzen, the Netherlands.
Week 2
1

Understanding the implications of ATEX/DSEAR regulations14.03.2016

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich, UK, is running its popular one-day course ‘Dust explosions: how to demonstrate DSEAR/ATEX compliance’ on 6 April 2016 at its premises in Chatham, Kent.
2

High-performance grinding into the nano range14.03.2016

Fritsch will be launching various new items of laboratory-scale milling and sizing equipment at POWTECH on Stand 2-218.
3

Transmitter for high-speed automated weighing processes14.03.2016

Mettler Toledo has introduced a compact weighing transmitter which has been designed to save space inside the control cabinet.
4

Vertical conveying: screw conveyors outperform pocket-belt systems14.03.2016

Van Beek reports that Dutch recycling specialist ARN has been successfully processing shredder waste from end-of-life vehicles in a new factory in Tiel since 2011.
5

Sanitary cone mill for problematic materials14.03.2016

Kason Kek-Gardner has launched the Model CM540 sanitary cone mill which has been designed to deliver gentle, low-energy size reduction while achieving even particle distribution with minimal fines.
Week 1
1

High-speed bagging of animal feed and pet food07.03.2016

Concetti states that bag filling has been taken to a new level with the Starpack® range of bagging machines.
2

Europe and North America: different ways of doing business07.03.2016

J-Tec Material Handling which last year opened its North American headquarters in Houston, TX at the end of last year won its first US contract.
3

Rotor impact mills in Thailand07.03.2016

BHS-Sonthofen reports that its Type RPM rotor impact mills are becoming increasingly popular for production of sand used in dry mortar.
4

New MD at Matcon07.03.2016

Matcon has named Stephen Ball as managing director, taking over from Dave Cooper who had been appointed to the position of MD in October 2014.
5

Screening of milk powder07.03.2016

GKM Siebtechnik will feature its newly developed Vibrating-Control-Screener KTS-VS 2 on Stand 4A-331 at POWTECH along with various other innovative screening machines.
February - 2016
Week 4
1

Mixer offers fast discharge29.02.2016

Gebr. Lödige Maschinenbau has introduced the Type SEM 3000 quick-emptying mixer which is equipped with an extra large discharge outlet along the entire length of the drum, allowing the mixed product to be emptied in a matter of seconds.
2

Remote maintenance for handling and processing equipment29.02.2016

Motan-colortronic is offering a new remote maintenance system which is capable of monitoring all material handling components employed during plastics processing.
3

UK silos exported overland to Slovakia29.02.2016

Barton Fabrications has exported two silos to the Slovakian site of specialist plastic extrusion and moulding company, COBA Automotive s.r.o.
4

Weather-proof packaging for powders29.02.2016

RKW Group has introduced RKW ProVent® Advanced – the latest generation of its ProVent range of self-venting plastic packaging which is designed to provide reliable product protection for powdery goods such as cement and other building materials.
5

Dust collector filter reduces risk of dust explosions29.02.2016

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) recently launched the HemiPleat® FR Carbon, the first dust collector filter to combine flame-retardant and conductive properties in a single filter that also offers high efficiency, long service life, and energy-efficient performance.
Week 3
1

Congress on industrial explosion protection22.02.2016

The Intercontinental Association of Experts for Industrial Explosion Protection (IND EX®), will be organising the 4th IND EX Safety Congress 20 April in Nuremberg alongside the Powtech exhibition.
2

Modification ensures uniform hopper outflow22.02.2016

Ajax Equipment has improved hopper flow at a Scandinavian food manufacturer which processes puffed oats and rice.
3

New version of Pegasus mixer on show22.02.2016

Dinnissen reports that its well known Pegasus® mixer is constantly undergoing improvements and modifications to optimise mixing results and to broaden the available range of applications.
4

Lödige now has direct US representation22.02.2016

At the beginning of this year Gebr. Lödige Maschinenbau opened a subsidiary in Florence, KY, to provide local service for the needs of North American customers.
5

Jesma opens Benelux office22.02.2016

Jesma Vejeteknik A/S at the beginning of February opened an office in the Netherlands.
Week 2
1

Versatile laboratory-scale blender15.02.2016

British Rema Process Equipment has launched an interchangeable blender.
2

Bulk bag discharger with hopper shuttle system15.02.2016

Flexicon Europe has introduced a specially adapted BULK-OUT® bulk bag discharge station which has been designed to prevent cross-contamination during material changeovers, while eliminating down-time associated with cleaning of hoppers.
3

GEA adopts integrated approach to UK food sector15.02.2016

GEA UK is now offering all group services from a single address with just one point of contact.
4

Pressure compensation for high-accuracy feeders15.02.2016

Coperion K-Tron has introduced an electronic pressure compensation (EPC) system – believed to be unique – for its loss-in-weight feeders.
5

Dec appoints new Benelux representative15.02.2016

Dec Group has named Emdaco based in Waasmunster, Belgium, as its agent for the Benelux region.
Week 1
1

Screw feeders are central to pyrolysis project01.02.2016

Ajax Equipment is supplying hydrocarbon reclamation firm Recycling Technologies with handling equipment for the company’s waste-to-resource pyrolysis system.
2

Mixing Day 2016 in April01.02.2016

Delft Solids Solutions is organising a one-day seminar and workshop on mixing powders, with special emphasis on measuring and preventing segregation of powder mixtures.
3

Compressed air filters tested for indirect food contact01.02.2016

Donaldson Filtration Deutschland reports that it is now able to ensure greater safety in the application of compressed air used in the food and beverage industry.
4

Upgraded test plant with special emphasis on pneumatic conveying01.02.2016

Dinnissen Process Technology in the second half of 2015 further expanded its D-Innocenter in-house test plant.
5

Upgraded vibratory sieving technology08.02.2016

Farleygreene has recently launched the SIEVGEN 400-US ultrasonic sieve which is designed for separation of very fine powders such as toner and ceramics, as well as heavy metal powders used in the production of additives.
6

Screw blowers offer significant energy savings08.02.2016

Kaeser Kompressoren has recently introduced a series of innovative screw blowers capable of delivering exceptional energy cost savings of up to 35% compared to conventional reciprocating blowers.
7

Improved level measurement technology for solids08.02.2016

Emerson Process Management has enhanced its range of level measurement devices for bulk solids and powders.
8

Fully automatic truck loading of bags08.02.2016

Haver & Boecker has recently introduced the HAVER SpeedRoad, a compact, fully automatic system for loading filled bags directly on to trucks.
9

New range of centrifugal sifters08.02.2016

Gericke has introduced a completely new range of centrifugal sifters with enhanced design and operational features necessary to satisfy the demands of today’s processing industries.
10

Safe storage of combustible liquids in IBCs01.02.2016

Mauser Group has received certification of its SM13 EX UL IBC design from UL.
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.
  
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