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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.
December - 2014
Week 2
1

EuroBulkSystems offers digital benefits15.12.2014

In addition to its printed version, Oakhill Media Ltd is pleased to announce that EuroBulkSystems can also now be viewed in digital format.
2

Management buy-out of Vos Logistics completed15.12.2014

The management of European logistics service provider Vos Logistics and Scheybeeck Investments have together acquired all the shares in Vos Logistics (see EBS News for the week of 3 November).
3

Polymer compounder invests in all-metal separators15.12.2014

Eriez Magnetics Europe has upgraded metal detection and separation capability of polymer compound production lines at Petlon Polymers.
4

Penko technology crosses the Atlantic15.12.2014

Penko Engineering BV is now working in association with Powerforce LLC to make its weighing systems and components as well as automation controls available in various US states.
5

Weighing accuracy helps ensure consistent beer quality15.12.2014

The UK arm of Premier Tech Chronos has upgraded an APW series in-process weigher at the Northampton brewery site of Carlsberg UK.
Week 1
1

Complete snack food plant supplied to Russia08.12.2014

J-Tec Material Handling recently supplied a dedicated and fully integrated plant to a leading global manufacturer of snack foods.
2

High-speed, uniform loading of PE pellets into railcars08.12.2014

Coperion has been awarded a contract for the supply of high rate and high filling efficiency railcar loading systems for polyethylene pellets.
3

Feeding calcium carbonate during plastics compounding08.12.2014

Coperion K-Tron Pitman reports that it has developed an accurate feeding system for calcium carbonate (CaCO3) used as a mineral filler for plastics compounding.
4

2015 short courses on bulk materials handling08.12.2014

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology has announced its next year’s calendar of short courses aimed at all involved in the handling and processing of bulk powders and particulates.
5

Norres maintains Christmas charitable tradition08.12.2014

Industrial hose manufacturer Norres Schlauchtechnik has again upheld its long-term Christmas tradition of making a donation to the nearby Arche Noah, the only children’s hospice in the region.
6

FIBC grounding guaranteed during filling/discharge01.12.2014

Kersting GmbH Sampling + Grounding has launched a fail-safe system which ensures that FIBCs are properly earthed where there is risk of explosion from static electricity.
7

PSL showcases pharma expertise in India01.12.2014

Powder Systems Ltd (PSL) is exhibiting at P-MEC India, one of South Asia’s most important pharmaceutical industry trade shows which is taking place this week in Mumbai.
8

Latest in hygienic separation technology01.12.2014

Sweco Europe has recently introduced the SaniSep™ Plus Separator, its latest innovation in hygienic separation for wet or dry processing.
9

Schütz opens second manufacturing plant in France01.12.2014

Schütz in late November officially inaugurated its second site in France with a ceremony attended by 150 guests.
10

Powder caking: understanding the causes01.12.2014

Freeman Technology has published a new white paper that describes extensive experimental studies examining the multiple mechanisms that lead to powder caking.
November - 2014
Week 4
1

Dosing rotary valves24.11.2014

VDL Industrial Products has developed the new Medium Duty (MD) dosing valves which have been specially designed and tested for dosing and pneumatic conveying of powders and granulates.
2

Pallet system of the future?24.11.2014

Toppy Srl has devised a completely new and revolutionary pallet made from recycled plastic material which is light, clean, robust and fully recyclable.
3

Special requirements of steel-cord bucket elevator belts24.11.2014

Aumund points out that the mechanical demands on steel-cord bucket elevator belts are fundamentally different to those of belt conveyors.
4

Filtering and drying pharmaceutical ingredients with a single machine24.11.2014

Available from Sweco Europe is the PharmASep™ family of filter/drier machines recently launched by the US parent company.
5

USDA-approved bulk bag filler offers integral metal detection24.11.2014

Flexicon Europe has introduced a stainless steel, hygienic FIBC filling station that detects and separates metal contaminants during the dustfree weigh-filling process.
Week 3
1

Pipe conveyor replaces drag chain conveyor at cement plant17.11.2014

Beumer Group has recently supplied a pipe conveyor to replace an old drag chain conveyor at the Bernburg, Germany, plant of Schwenk Zement.
2

New Spanish agent for Vortex17.11.2014

Vortex Valves Europe has recently appointed Barcelona-based Envisolid SL as its exclusive representative in Spain.
3

Particle size analysis: reducing sample volumes to just a few millilitres17.11.2014

Malvern Instruments reports that the new Mastersizer 3000 Hydro SV small volume liquid dispersion unit delivers reliable particle size measurement using just a few milligrams of sample (see also EBS News for week of 6 October).
4

Martin celebrates 70 years of innovation17.11.2014

Martin Engineering was founded in 1944 when Edwin F Peterson developed the Vibrolator, the first industrial vibrator designed with compressed air propelling a steel ball around a raceway, which remains an industry standard to this day.
5

Basic training in mineral processing technology17.11.2014

Knowledge of the fundamentals of mineral processing technology is the basis for understanding and the capability to assess processes, steps and the functionality of mineral processing.
Week 2
1

Using automated imaging for agglomeration detection10.11.2014

UK-based Malvern Instruments has released new guidance on using automated image analysis to detect and quantify agglomerates.
2

Aumund hits jackpot thanks to buoyant Turkish cement producers10.11.2014

Aumund Fördertechnik will by end of this year deliver a drag chain conveyor, with a capacity of 200t/h in clinker, a deep drawn pan conveyor with baffles and a further deep drawn pan conveyor to the Limak cement plant at Balikesir, Turkey.
3

Preparing samples for spectral analysis10.11.2014

According to Retsch, no grinder can beat the speed of a vibratory disc mill when it comes to preparing samples for spectral analyses.
4

Dec expands into Chinese market10.11.2014

Dec Group the leading provider of powder handling and containment systems to the global pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetic industries, has established a new Chinese subsidiary company to support and strengthen its successful growth over the last 10 years in China.
5

High containment roll compaction10.11.2014

The Contained Chilsonator System (CCS) roll compaction series from Fitzpatrick Company incorporates the latest developments in roll compaction, and showcases the company’s newest technology.
Week 1
1

Proposed MBO at Vos Logistics03.11.2014

Senior executives at Vos Logistics are planning to acquire all shares in the company through a management buyout in cooperation with Scheybeeck Investments.
2

Compact sack palletizer meets mid-range requirements03.11.2014

Newtec Bag Palletizing has launched the G600 palletizer series which has been developed to fulfill the special customer requirements for space-saving solutions in the mid-capacity range.
3

Clean belt conveyor for bulk foods03.11.2014

US-based Key Technology has brought out its Sanitary Belt Conveyor designed to transport bulk foodstuffs on processing and packaging distribution lines.
4

Stand-alone filter recovers product in milling processes03.11.2014

Frewitt has introduced the patent-pending ProFi-Clean filter which can be easily installed by a clamp connector as a module on the milling chambers or inlets/outlets of all Frewitt mills (OscilloWitt, HammerWitt, ConiWitt, and TurboWitt).
5

Malvern manager thanked for long-term service to POWTECH advisory committee03.11.2014

For Malvern Instruments marketing manager Renate Hessemann, this year’s POWTECH exhibition was her last as a member of the event’s advisory committee on which she has served for almost 20 years.
October - 2014
Week 4
1

World first: versatile rotating paddle level indicator is all but maintenance-free27.10.2014

MBA Instruments chose the occasion of this week’s SyMas trade fair (SOLIDS Kakow) in Poland for the international launch of its novel MBA888 rotating paddle level measurement device.
2

Conical mill for processing fine chemicals, cosmetic powders and APIs27.10.2014

Quadro Engineering has introduced the H20 High Energy Comil® which has been designed to meet unprecedented yield efficiencies and narrow particle size distribution demands of active pharmaceutical ingredient, fine chemical and cosmetic powder processing facilities worldwide.
3

Aerzen celebrates 150th anniversary27.10.2014

Aerzener Maschinenfabrik earlier this year commemorated a century and a half of successful trading.
4

Bunting Europe targets Germany for export growth27.10.2014

With a key objective of further developing business in Germany, Bunting Magnetics Europe has recruited Alexandra Laue to its internal export sales team.
5

Laboratory-scale pelletising disc27.10.2014

Haver Engineering has specially developed the HAVER SC 500 pelletising disc to meet the requirements of laboratories serving the mechanical process engineering sector.
Week 3
1

Sample preparation: fine grinding down to 50 microns20.10.2014

Fritsch recently introduced the PULVERISETTE 13 ‘premium line’ disc mill designed for efficient fine grinding of hard-brittle to medium-hard solids of rocks and soils.
2

Radar answer to challenging solids levels measurement tasks20.10.2014

US-based Emerson Process Management has released a version of its Rosemount 5400 series of non-contacting radar level transmitters aimed specifically at demanding bulk solids level measurement applications.
3

Large containers: focus on filling20.10.2014

Mettler Toledo has introduced a new guideline which evaluates different methods of filling bulk solids or liquids into containers such as bulk bags, IBCs or barrels.
4

Vortex appoints Hungarian agency20.10.2014

Vortex Valves Europe has chosen MasterQuality as its exclusive representative in Hungary.
5

Haver & Boecker wins Lafarge award with ADAMS technology20.10.2014

Lafarge, a world leader in building materials, in recent weeks held its first ever global supplier competition.
Week 2
1

Making cereal bars is a piece of cake for McVities13.10.2014

Gericke Ltd, the UK arm of the Swiss parent company, recently supplied a fully automated and accurate batch mixing and continuous weighing plant for production of cereal bars at the Tollcross plant of confectionery manufacturer McVities.
2

Advantages of rupture disc + valve13.10.2014

Elfab points out that most modern process plants now use safety relief valves to manage variations in pressure within their systems and to prevent potential disastrous explosions caused by overpressurisation.
3

Glove-box FIBC discharge13.10.2014

AZO has recently perfected a bulk bag discharge system with vacuum docking which has been designed to discharge free-flowing bulk materials safely without generating dust.
4

O’Connell assumes executive control at Camfil APC13.10.2014

Alan O’Connell has been appointed executive vice president in charge of worldwide operations at Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC).
5

Food-grade hose connections13.10.2014

NORRES Schlauchtechnik has introduced various versions of its hose connections which have been adapted for use in food and pharmaceutical industries.
Week 1
1

Container mixer ensures fast recipe changes06.10.2014

The Henschel Mixing Technology business unit of Zeppelin Systems has extended its successful container mixer series with the introduction of the Type CMS.
2

Continuous guided level radar with point level detection06.10.2014

Fluidwell Instruments has launched the Guidense, a robust guided wave radar (GWR) for continuous level measurement and point level detection in solids and liquids.
3

Dustfree filling of small containers with integrated weighing06.10.2014

AZO has introduced a modular filling station which allows gravimetric filling of products in small to medium-size batches.
4

Precia Molen acquires Shering Weighing06.10.2014

Precia Molen completed the acquisition of Shering Weighing Ltd, which is based in Dunfermline, Scotland.
5

Further laser diffraction particle sizing enhancements06.10.2014

At POWTECH Malvern Instruments unveiled two new additions to the capabilities of its Mastersizer laser diffraction particle size analyzer to coincide with the third anniversary of the launch of the world-renowned Mastersizer 3000.
  
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