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Oktober - 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.
Juli - 2015
Week 4
1

Flexicon opens Barcelona office27.07.2015

Flexicon has established a branch office in Barcelona to provide engineering services and technical sales support to customers throughout Spain.
2

Any old milling machines available?27.07.2015

Retsch has initiated a campaign to locate its oldest item of laboratory equipment still in existence.
3

Rotary valves: pressure monitoring and safety27.07.2015

Rota Val was the world’s first rotary valve manufacturer to gain ATEX certification for explosion and flame containment to 10 bar for Kst2 Dust.
4

Web-based dust collection diagnostics27.07.2015

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has introduced what is believed to be the first web-based technology for fast, accurate and comprehensive dust collection diagnostics.
5

Portable moisture measurement with wireless technology27.07.2015

FRANZ LUDWIG has developed the FL-MOBIMIC-Profi Check which precisely determines a product´s moisture and temperature.
Week 3
1

Stretch-hooder gains positive user feedback20.07.2015

Beumer reports that its ‘stretch hood A’ machine which was launched 14 months ago at the 2014 interpack exhibition has been well received across a wide range of industries including cement, construction and chemicals.
2

Eriez strengthens engineering team20.07.2015

Eriez Europe has appointed Glenn Kiernan to the position of engineering manager at its European headquarters.
3

Jaw crusher and disk mill receive industry prizes20.07.2015

Fritsch Milling and Sizing reports that its PULVERISETTE 1 ‘premium line’ jaw crusher and its PULVERISETTE 13 ‘premium line’ disk mill have won the INDUSTRIEPREIS 2015 awarded by the Huber publishing house.
4

AViTEQ sets up joint venture for Asian market20.07.2015

AViTEQ Vibrationstechnik has released details of its new joint venture established earlier this year with Chinese company Shanghai Finde M&E Tech Co. Ltd.
5

New president of De Dietrich Group20.07.2015

Chemical equipment specialist De Dietrich Process Systems in early July announced the appointment of Remco de Jong, 52, as president of De Dietrich Group.
Week 2
1

Force measurement instrumentation fit for today’s requirements13.07.2015

According to Penko Engineering, new force measuring instruments need to provide more functions and features, be smaller and offer greater value for money.
2

Moisture measurement for biomass and related applications13.07.2015

INADCO Moisture Measurement has expanded its range of innovative moisture meters with the recent introduction of the patent-pending Moisturemeter II which has been originally developed for measuring biomass.
3

Bulk bag conditioner13.07.2015

Flexicon Europe has introduced a patented BLOCK-BUSTER® hydraulic bulk bag conditioner that can accommodate FIBCs ranging from short to extra tall designs.
4

Enhanced manufacture of industrial vibrators13.07.2015

Martin Engineering has announced the design of a new manufacturing process to build its industrial vibrators, bringing a higher level of quality and consistency through a classic lean manufacturing operation.
5

FFS bagging of wood pellets13.07.2015

Concetti is now able to offer form-fill-seal (FFS-E) bagging machines for packaging of wood pellets.
Week 1
1

SOLIDS Rotterdam with added dry bulk cargo dimension06.07.2015

SOLIDS Rotterdam will take place at the Ahoy exhibition complex over the two days of 30 September and 1 October.
2

Powder processing equipment: making the right choice06.07.2015

New collaborative research carried out by Freeman Technology and Gericke demonstrates how to achieve faster, more reliable equipment selection in powder processing industries.
3

Fine-cutting mill has rotating classifying feature06.07.2015

NETZSCH Trockenmahltechnik has gained patented protection for the recently launched SECOMY® S Version of its range of SECOMY cutting mills which are designed to ensure a high rate of cuts for ultrafine grinding of cuttable materials.
4

Vortex appoints agency in Nigeria06.07.2015

Vortex Valves has announced the appointment of Teelad Investments Ltd as its exclusive agent in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and the Benin Republic.
5

Vacuum conveyor solves powder transfer problem06.07.2015

PIAB Ltd has supplied a piFLOW®f vacuum conveyor unit to All-Fill International.
Juni - 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.
Mai - 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.
  
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