To receive the weekly EBS newsletter
      Home            News          Advertising       Events         About us      Archive Issues     In-House Test Centres   
News
June - 2015
Week 4
1

New MD at Samson Materials Handling29.06.2015

Samson Materials Handling has appointed Malcolm Youll as its new managing director.
2

Advanced explosion suppression system for combustible dusts29.06.2015

The Manchester, UK, office of explosion protection specialist BS&B Safety Systems has announced the introduction of System V.
3

Conveyor safety training expands to Russia29.06.2015

Martin Engineering has announced the expansion of its conveyor safety training series.
4

Reduced water consumption for washing food-grade IBCs29.06.2015

IBC cleaning specialist Suncombe has introduced a new version of its IBCWashBooth™ which is able to recirculate the washing solutions for less critical applications.
5

The next generation in wet grinding29.06.2015

NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik points out that agitator bead mills are used for grinding and dispersing a wide variety of products.
Week 3
1

Starlinger’s US associate completes move to new head office22.06.2015

American Starlinger-Sahm completed its move into new headquarters in Fountain Inn.
2

Drum coater sets new standards22.06.2015

Glatt chose the occasion of last week’s ACHEMA to launch the latest version of its GCC drum coater which offers many innovations.
3

Spiroflow purchases Food Control Solutions22.06.2015

Spiroflow has announced its recent acquisition of US-based automation specialist Food Control Solutions.
4

Handling coffee more gently, cleanly and efficiently22.06.2015

Spiroflow has recently won additional orders from Eight O’Clock Coffee after it initially designed a customised conveying system to support a new high-speed packaging line at its plant.
5

ACHEMA: no longer primarily a shop-window for German technology22.06.2015

3813 exhibitors from 56 countries participated at ACHEMA 2015, the triennial chemical industry event which took place last week at its customary Frankfurt am Main venue.
Week 2
1

Gentle mixing of delicate metallurgical components15.06.2015

Lindor recently supplied a purpose-designed mixer to the KÜTTNER Group.
2

Confronting the challenge of mixing adhesives15.06.2015

Ekato Systems has designed a system specifically suited for the mixing process in production of adhesives which takes the complex rheology into account with respect to the production of many different types of formulations.
3

FFS bagging now available from leading manufacturer of filling and palletising systems15.06.2015

Beumer Group has recently introduced an innovative FFS (form fill seal) bagging system called sealpac.
4

Dust-tight docking of dosing units with containers15.06.2015

AZO has completely redesigned its container docking system used in conjunction with dosing units for precision filling of bulk solids into containers.
5

4B Braime Components Ltd15.06.2015

Braime Elevator Components Ltd has changed its name to 4B Braime Components Ltd.
Week 1
1

Metal separation ‘health check’ available at PRE01.06.2015

Bunting Magnetics Europe will be exhibiting a range of magnetic separators and metal detectors on stand E027 at PRE 2015, being held 16-17 June at the International Centre in Telford.
2

Bucket elevator ensures fast, effective transfer of ammonium sulphate01.06.2015

Aumund Fördertechnik reports that its belt bucket has been operating at about twice the capacity (800t/h) of the previous bucket elevator at the same site (see EBS News for week of 23 June 2014).
3

Faster maintenance for rotary valves01.06.2015

Rota Val has just been granted a European patent on its new Rotalign concept which will now be available on its latest range of Modular Fast Clean rotary valves.
4

Peripheral production processes: a need for accurate feeding01.06.2015

Gericke points out that when special-purpose machinery is required for certain process engineering tasks, high demands tend to be put on the manufacture and engineering of the peripheral production process components.
5

Preventing flame and pressure propagation in pipelines08.06.2015

Fike Corp has introduced ValvEx®, a new passive isolation explosion protection valve for use with dust aspiration and dilute-phase pneumatic conveying systems.
6

Variable-speed rotor mills08.06.2015

Retsch has launched a new generation of rotor mills.
7

New MD for UniTrak Powderflight08.06.2015

UniTrak Powderflight has announced the appointment of Nick Webber as its new managing director.
8

Versatile bag filling machine unveiled at Victam08.06.2015

SYMACH chose the occasion of this week’s Victam 2015 exhibition in Cologne to launch FillStar.
9

GEA undergoes fundamental restructuring08.06.2015

GEA Group has implemented a basic revamp of its internal structure.
10

Custom-dimensioned load monitoring pins01.06.2015

Penko Engineering has recently introduced a range of load monitoring pins fabricated from high-quality stainless steel.
May - 2015
Week 4
1

Extended range of bulk truck loaders, also with screening capability25.05.2015

Van Beek has introduced two new longer-reach versions of its Dino® bulk truck loader.
2

SOLIDS Basel well received by visitors and exhibitors alike25.05.2015

Over 1000 trade visitors attended the fourth edition of SOLIDS Basel
3

Rupture disc burst detection enhanced with SIL rating25.05.2015

Elfab has further quantified the reliability of its detection systems in hazardous processes by attaining Safety Integrity Level (SIL) ratings for its Flo-Tel™ and Flo-Tel™ XD products.
4

Official opening of Bulk Solids Innovation Center25.05.2015

After breaking ground on the project less than a year ago, the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center celebrated its grand opening on 14th May.
5

Mobile lump breaker for respiratory care specialist25.05.2015

Ajax Equipment has supplied respiratory medical device designer Intersurgical with a mobile lump breaker and feed hopper for processing of set lime and phosphorous.
Week 3
1

Key launches mobile-friendly website18.05.2015

Key Technology has redesigned its corporate website.
2

Tablets dispensed gently from IBCs18.05.2015

Matcon emphasises that not all intermediate bulk containers are the same, and the cone valve technology at the heart of the Matcon IBC system enables the feeding of blended powders and granules directly to roller compactors and tablet compression without the risk of segregation.
3

Non-invasive monitoring unit for bursting discs18.05.2015

REMBE recently extended its range of monitoring systems for explosion protection devices with the introduction of NIMU
4

Flameless explosion venting from BS&B18.05.2015

The UK division of BS&B Safety Systems has announced a new range of flameless explosion venting devices.
5

New series of FINE-LINE screening machines18.05.2015

Haver Niagara has launched a new generation of its FINE-LINE screening machines.
Week 2
1

Novel mixer blade saves energy11.05.2015

Gebr. Lödige Maschinenbau will be presenting a new type of shovel blade for mixing solids in horizontal Ploughshare mixers at Achema (hall 6.0, stand C2).
2

Feeder control unit gains ATEX certification11.05.2015

Gericke reports that its Easydos PRO feeder control unit has recently been approved for use in explosive atmospheres containing combustible dust.
3

Bulk bag filler triples capacity for mineral supplier11.05.2015

Flexicon Europe recently installed a Twin-Centrepost™ bulk bag filler at the speciality mineral processing plant in Hattem, the Netherlands, of TOR Processing & Trade BV.
4

EASY-CONTROL for FFS bagging lines11.05.2015

Windmöller & Hölscher is showing the TOPAS SL bagging machine at Achema for the first time (booth F74, hall 3.0).
5

How integrated modular components can help avoid unnecessary interfaces11.05.2015

Haver & Boecker will be presenting at next month’s Achema Congress the advantages of modular plant engineering using an example from the petrochemical industry.
Week 1
1

Giant pan conveyor will handle hot sinter material04.05.2015

Aumund Fördertechnik has won an order to supply its largest ever pan conveyor to the Japanese sintering plant of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal.
2

Recyclate from plastic bottles processed and stored04.05.2015

Portasilo has supplied a turnkey bulk storage and handling system to Closed Loop Recycling.
3

Sample preparation and particle sizing innovations04.05.2015

Fritsch will be unveiling a number of new products relating to milling and size reduction at Achema next month (hall 4.1, stand J49).
4

SABIC plant produces specialist automotive industry polymer04.05.2015

J-Tec Material Handling recently designed and built a turnkey polymer processing installation on the site of SABIC’s production plant in Bergen Op Zoom, the Netherlands.
5

New generation of fluid bed dryers04.05.2015

Imtech Ventilex has introduced what it believes to be the next generation of drying technology in the form of its latest range of fluid bed dryers.
April - 2015
Week 4
1

Tubular cable conveyor ensures high level of hygiene27.04.2015

Flexicon Europe has introduced a FLEXI-DISC™ sanitary tubular cable conveyor which is designed for fragile bulk foodstuffs and other products which need to be handled hygienically and/or gently.
2

Chute magnet for animal feed protection27.04.2015

Goudsmit Magnetic Systems has developed a new type of magnetic separator that can be easily installed in existing free-fall or chute processes as commonly encountered.
3

Coffee transferred by tubular drag conveyor27.04.2015

Spiroflow recently supplied a Cableflow® cable-driven tubular drag conveyor to a leading British coffee supplier which packs instant, roast and ground coffee for most of the major national supermarkets.
4

Bunting appointment27.04.2015

Bunting Magnetics Europe has recruited Matthew Swallow as a sales engineer to further develop the company’s business within the magnetic assemblies sector.
5

Retsch celebrates 100th anniversary27.04.2015

Retsch commemorates 100 years of successful trading.
Week 3
1

Giant bag filter system installed at steel foundry20.04.2015

Dustcheck has completed a £250,000 contract to install its largest ever Maxibag tubular bag filter system at Goodwin Steel Castings.
2

Advances in semi-bulk transport/storage of viscous liquids20.04.2015

Schütz has introduced two innovations to its range of IBCs which will benefit users handling paints, varnishes and emulsions.
3

Pick-up device for vacuum conveying20.04.2015

At the two above-mentioned trade shows Dinnissen will also be featuring a new pneumatic pick-up device designed to provide a constant inflow of powders and granulates in vacuum conveying systems.
4

Novel end-of-line mixing system20.04.2015

Dinnissen Process Technology has launched the latest version of its Pandora end-of-line mixing concept.
5

Pneumatically powered screen changer20.04.2015

Sweco has introduced the next generation lift system for screen changes, the QuickChange PT (QCPT).
Week 2
1

Quality control of shelled walnuts13.04.2015

US-based Key Technology last October supplied a Taurys™ laser sorter to the walnut shelling plant of Morada Nut Company.
2

Next generation of rotary screw compressors unveiled at Hanover Fair13.04.2015

Kaeser Kompressoren chose the occasion of this year’s Hanover Fair to launch latest versions of its DSDX series rotary screw compressors which offer free air deliveries from 25 to 31m³/min.
3

Effective handling of peanuts – whatever the requirements13.04.2015

Spiroflow has announced the European introduction of an innovative conveying solution that effectively provides a total peanut handling system to food processors.
4

French weighing specialist continues to expand13.04.2015

Precia Molen has reported cumulated sales of €95.4M in 2014, showing a 7.2% rise compared to 2013.
5

Typhoon establishes high-level Middle East business links13.04.2015

Typhoon NV, in the last week of March signed several important commercial agreements in the Middle East.
Week 1
1

Synthetic dust collector filter offers high moisture resistance06.04.2015

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) reports that its new HemiPleat® Synthetic dust collector filter combines high-efficiency synthetic media with proprietary open-pleat technology.
2

Highly versatile oscillating sieve mill06.04.2015

Frewitt points out that its OscilloWitt rotating/oscillating sieve mill has already acquired a favourable reputation for gentle grinding of heat-sensitive products.
3

Improved line of check sieves06.04.2015

Farleygreene has updated its already successful Sievmaster Slimline series of straight-through check sieves to include new features that have been part of ongoing development by the company.
4

New series of FFS bagging machines06.04.2015

Haver & Boecker is launching the next generation of its INTEGRA® series of FFS filling machines offering capacities up to 3200 bags/h.
5

Detecting metal in meat slurries and pastes06.04.2015

Bunting Magnetics Europe has launched the meatLINE™ metal separator to provide processors with a solution to the problem of metal contamination in meat slurries and pastes.
March - 2015
Week 4
1

Magnet filter for food applications30.03.2015

Goudsmit Magnetic Systems has introduced an updated EHEDG magnet filter that has been specially developed for the food industry.
2

Easyfairs extends Solids European Series of events to include Russia30.03.2015

SOLIDS Russia 2015 will be held 27-28 May 2015 at the new ExpoForum venue in St. Petersburg.
3

Geling named senior director at Key Technology30.03.2015

Key Technology has appointed H J K (Eric) Geling to the position of senior director of sales for the EMEIA region.
4

All stainless steel butterfly valve30.03.2015

Posi-flate has introduced an inflatable seated butterfly valve with a highly polished 316 stainless steel housing and disc.
5

Farleygreene relocates to larger head office30.03.2015

Sieving and screening equipment manufacturer Farleygreene has moved to new premises in Mapledurwell, Hampshire, UK.
Week 3
1

Digitally controlled screening machines23.03.2015

Rhewum reports that its WA series of directly excited screening machines will in future be equipped with a new fully digital control system.
2

Unique milling concept to be featured at Achema23.03.2015

Frewitt will give pride of place at Achema to its revolutionary FreDrive milling system which the company launched just over a year ago.
3

Intensive cooling and transit drying by vertical elevator23.03.2015

Safer-Tech has successfully developed a new application.
4

20 steel silos for concrete batching plants23.03.2015

Portasilo has won a contract worth over £800,000 to supply 20 silos.
5

Low-profile gravity slide valve23.03.2015

WAM has introduced the VLA, a compact gravity slide valve with minimum overall height suitable for use with a wide range of powdery or granular materials stored in silos or bins.
Week 2
1

Additional magnetic separators for Egyptian sugar producer16.03.2015

Master Magnets has just supplied five ‘easy clean’ grid magnets to Dakahlia Sugar Company.
2

Key expands global service and support09.03.2015

Key Technology has announced expansion of its global customer service and support.
3

Particle size measurement probe09.03.2015

UK-based Malvern Instruments has developed the Parsum IPP-80 probe which has been designed to provide easy-to-integrate inline particle size measurement for efficient process monitoring and control.
4

Pneumatic lifting system for screen decks09.03.2015

GKM Siebtechnik the specialist manufacturer of fine screening machines, has introduced a new generation of its patented pneumatic deck lifting twin-system which allows the operator to change screen frames within a few minutes easily, quickly and safely.
5

Metal detection for coffee beans/magnetic filtration of liquid chocolate09.03.2015

Eclipse Magnetics recently supplied a gravity feed GFR Vario metal detector with reject facility to the factory of prestige tea and coffee producer Ringtons located in north-east England.
6

Former Coperion MD awarded top job at Zeppelin Systems09.03.2015

Axel Kiefer, 52, has been named CEO of Zeppelin Systems with effect from beginning of April this year.
7

Dynamic image analysis: video shows how it works16.03.2015

Retsch Technology has launched the fourth generation of its successful CAMSIZER® system for particle size and particle shape analysis.
8

4th staging of SOLIDS Basel in May16.03.2015

SOLIDS Basel, part of the SOLIDS European Series (SES) of trade shows serving the powder and bulk solids handling and processing sector organised by Easyfairs, will take place in Basel, Switzerland, for the fourth time in recent years.
9

Virto/Cuccolini aims to become world No 1 in screening16.03.2015

Virto Group has set itself the target of becoming the biggest and best separation technology company in the world.
10

Extended and enhanced range of high-capacity screeners16.03.2015

Rotex Europe part of Hillenbrand’s Process Equipment Group which includes Coperion and K-Tron, has recently introduced several new models to its MEGATEX XD line of industrial screeners.
Week 1
1

Fine blending of raw vegetables and fruit02.03.2015

Dinnissen has developed an industrial blender which is capable of mashing raw vegetables and fruit to provide a very fine and homogeneous purée with a particle size of <1mm.
2

Norres to double production capacity02.03.2015

Industrial hose manufacturer Norres Schlauchtechnik is investing heavily in its operational capacity over the next two years.
3

Food-grade dust filtration02.03.2015

WAMGROUP has developed the new WAMFLO® Food FN200, a highly efficient cylindrically shaped dust collector which ensures reliability in operation as well as a clean and safe food processing plant.
4

Hermitically sealed single point load cell for low capacities02.03.2015

Penko Engineering has extended its portfolio of industrial load cells with the introduction of the type HPS from Revere Transducers which offers capacities within the range 6 – 60kg.
5

Road-going dust collectors employed for training02.03.2015

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has introduced an expanded fleet of mobile dust and fume collection systems that are available worldwide to provide training and education to customers.
February - 2015
Week 3
1

Silos achieve reduced environmental impact23.02.2015

Barton Fabrications has recently installed several powder storage vessels at an environmentally sensitive food processing site in England.
2

Polish baby food plant meets several unique challenges23.02.2015

J-Tec Material Handling has engineered, built and successfully commissioned a turnkey blending line in Poland for a key international player in the baby food industry.
3

New MD at Aumund23.02.2015

With effect from beginning of November 2014, Robert Gruss (49) has been the new managing director at Aumund Fördertechnik GmbH.
4

Advanced software for industrial mixing processes23.02.2015

Dinnissen Process Technology is in the forefront of companies developing innovative mixing systems for feed, food, pharma and chemical applications.
5

Flexicon headquarters expansion almost completed23.02.2015

Flexicon currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, reports that construction of the 8500m2 building envelope which will double the size of its US headquarters (see EBS News for week of 15 September 2014) has been successfully concluded.
Week 2
1

Expanded range of explosion venting panels16.02.2015

Elfab reports that its non-fragmenting panel designs are now available with a multi- or single-skinned construction, across a wide range of standardised and customised shapes and sizes.
2

Screw conveyors to feature prominently at DSM’s new Ammonium Sulphate plant09.02.2015

Van Beek has won an order to supply 17 screw conveyor systems for DSM’s new ammonium sulphate plant currently being built in Geleen alongside the chemical manufacturer’s existing caprolactam facility.
3

4B Braime promotes Wolstencroft09.02.2015

4B Braime Elevator Components has named David Wolstencroft operations director.
4

Tumbling drum blender for powder premixes09.02.2015

Fuchs Maschinen reports that it has sold one of its MIXOMAT C-HE drum blenders to a leading international food company, the machine being selected by the customer in preference to various other makes of drum blender which were also being considered.
5

Giant mixer destined for India09.02.2015

Gebr.Lödige Maschinenbau has just built the largest mixer in the company’s 75 year history.
6

Round screens replacement programme16.02.2015

US-based Kason has introduced a new K-Series replacement screens programme for round vibratory screening machines of any make and model.
7

FIBCs discharged dustfree via a buffer tank16.02.2015

Geroldinger has developed a low-dust-emission bulk bag dosing system whereby bags are completely emptied in a buffer tank.
8

Plug & play concept offered as standard16.02.2015

innissen Process Technology is now routinely offering its new and intelligent ‘plug & play’ system with all its process technologies.
9

Gericke introduces new mixing model16.02.2015

Gericke has extended its series of Multiflux® batch mixers with the introduction of its largest model so far, the GMS 5000 ECD.
10

Latest DeDuster features automated inlet control09.02.2015

Pelletron has developed a DeDuster® with new automated inlet devices.
Week 1
1

New concept of universal batch mixer02.02.2015

Gericke has introduced the GBM (Gericke Batch Mixer), a single shaft paddle mixer delivering effective powder processing performance.
2

Hygienic and gentle pneumatic conveying of baby foods02.02.2015

NEU International Process has just completed installation of three new production lines dedicated to baby food for a leading manufacturer located in South East Asia.
3

Dowson acquires H & H Process02.02.2015

Wrights Dowson Group completed the purchase of H & H Process which has been supplying process control equipment such as level detectors, air cannons and sampling systems to the materials processing industry for the past 29 years.
4

Modular design for mixing and processing plants02.02.2015

BT-Wolfgang Binder reports recent success in supply and assembly of modular mixing plants, notably for mineral processing industries.
5

Martin Engineering opens Moscow office02.02.2015

Martin Engineering has announced the formation of a new business unit in Russia, created with an initial focus on applications for conveyor technologies, flow aids and engineered vibration.
January - 2015
Week 4
1

Spiroflow opens state-of-the-art test plant26.01.2015

On 21st January Spiroflow Ltd officially opened its new Technology Centre in Clitheroe, UK, which is located on the same industrial park as the company’s head office and factory.
2

Improved powder blending process26.01.2015

Dietrich Engineering Consultants (Dec Group) has released further information about its novel PTS Batchmixer, a blending system that features no mechanical or moving parts.
3

Safeguarding against dust filter fires26.01.2015

UK-based StuvEx Safety Systems, specialising in industrial fire and explosion safety, reports that it is able to provide a CO2 fire extinguishing system that can be installed on a new filter, or retrofitted to an existing filter, to eliminate the risk of fire.
4

A different method of ingredient delivery26.01.2015

Ingredient Batching Systems has introduced a modular pod system for conveying free-flowing powders or granular ingredients.
5

Spray drying scale-up and modelling techniques26.01.2015

GEA Process Engineering will be presenting at a practical course, hosted in the UK by the University of Leeds, to provide an introduction to the basics of spray drying, atomisation and industrial formulation.
Week 3
1

Blowing seal rotary valves: achieving optimum performance19.01.2015

Rota Val has recently introduced a new range of blowing seal rotary valves which have been designed to solve the problem of maintaining the air velocity between the valve and the conveying pipe whilst still achieving a good rotor pocket purge.
2

Advantages of PE packaging for powders19.01.2015

The Machinery Division of Haver & Boecker has launched a microsite www.packyourpowder.com which spells out the advantages of filling powder products into PE packages.
3

Digital sorters help eliminate defects from potato crisps19.01.2015

Key Technology in 2014 supplied four new Optyx® digital sorters to Tayto, the largest British-owned manufacturer of potato crisps.
4

Upgraded bucket elevators handle abrasive superphosphate powders19.01.2015

Guttridge has supplied Bradley Pulverizer Company, a leading provider of minerals processing plant, with a series of bucket elevators for single superphosphate powder (SSP) plant projects in the Middle East.
5

Surface storage feeders save cement plant costs19.01.2015

Aumund Group recently supplied a Samson feeder to a Lafarge cement mill in Whitehall, PA, USA, for feeding lime mud directly on to the finish mill belt.
Week 2
1

Plate magnets designed to remove ferrous contaminants from tobacco12.01.2015

Bunting Magnetics Europe has delivered 12 large custom-designed plate magnetics to a customer in Italy for a project in Indonesia.
2

Anti-static hose now has flame-retardant properties12.01.2015

Norres Schlauchtechnik, the specialist industrial hose manufacturer, announced that its NORPLAST® PUR 385 SE AS suction and transport hose is now additionally flame retardant in accordance with DIN 4102-B1.
3

Fully integrated infant milk powder blending line installed in Indonesia12.01.2015

AMH Asia-Indonesia has recently supplied a complete infant formula milk powder blending line for a multinational player in Indonesia.
4

Liftvrac appoints British Isles distributor12.01.2015

Liftvrac has recently appointed Genesis Process Solutions as its agent for the UK and Ireland.
5

Rupture discs can be checked without need for dismantling12.01.2015

Elfab has launched Test-Tel™, a tool which allows the status of rupture disc devices to be checked on site.
  
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10