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March - 2014
Week 4
1

Feeder controller gains ATEX certification31.03.2014

Gericke reports that its Easydos PRO feeder control unit has won approval for applications in explosive atmospheres containing combustible dust
2

Hygienic food-quality filter receiver24.03.2014

Coperion K-Tron is now offering the Sanitary Filter Receiver (SFR) which provides automatic separation of product material from the conveying air for vacuum and pressure conveying hygienic applications in batch and continuous processes.
3

An effective alternative to airlock feeders24.03.2014

Posi-flate will be exhibiting a double dump valve assembly at the forthcoming Powder Show in Rosemont, IL.
4

Change in leadership at Zeppelin group24.03.2014

At the beginning of the year the Zeppelin Group management board appointed Dieter Brücher as interim head of its plant engineering division Zeppelin Systems.
5

Patented technology reduces product degradation, pipeline wear and energy costs24.03.2014

Nol-Tec Europe reports that the latest version of its dense phase pneumatic conveying system uses air injectors, called Air Assist™, that are strategically located along the pipeline into which they inject air, causing regular slugs of product to be formed.
6

Plug diverter range extended24.03.2014

DMN-Westinghouse has introduced smaller sizes of its SPTD plug diverter, which has a single straight pipe and until very recently has been available in six sizes from 150mm up to 400mm.
7

Wireless options for weight and level measurement31.03.2014

Venture Measurement, part of Danaher Corporation, has introduced wireless technology to its Kistler-Morse® and Bindicator® brands, allowing users to eliminate hard wiring between units
8

High-containment valve for pharmaceutical applications31.03.2014

ChargePoint Technology, chose the occasion of Interphex 2014 which took place during March in New York to launch PharmaSafe® pro, the latest in its patented range of high-containment split valves
9

Blower features advanced rotary screw technology31.03.2014

Kaeser Kompressoren, has introduced the EBS series of high-efficiency rotary screw blowers featuring rotor profiles derived directly from the energy-saving Sigma profile which is used in the company’s rotary screw compressors
10

Mauser increases stake in Chinese IBC joint venture31.03.2014

Mauser Group, is increasing its shareholding in the Shanghai-based IBC joint venture, Fanshun Mauser Shanghai Packaging Co., Ltd.
Week 3
1

Positive pressure pneumatic conveying system loads rotomoulding plants17.03.2014

Fluid Airsystems has developed the patented EASY LOAD system designed to load moulds for the rotational moulding industry.
2

Triple-chain bucket elevator17.03.2014

Aumund Fördertechnik has developed the triple-chain bucket elevator AUMUND Type BW-T in response to market demand for greater conveying capacities.
3

Indonesian food manufacturer chooses NEUPULSE conveying17.03.2014

NEU International Process has introduced NEUPULSE, a new low-velocity dense phase positive pressure pneumatic conveying system which transfers product in plug flow mode
4

Kreisel acquires insolvent Schäffer-Verfahrenstechnik17.03.2014

Kreisel in mid-February purchased the business of Schäffer-Verfahrenstechnik, based in Thierhaupten near Augsburg, from regional insolvency practitioners.
5

High-speed multifunctional bag-in-box palletizer17.03.2014

Concetti Group has introduced a PS-AA high-level conventional palletizer for paper or PE bags, cartons or shelf-ready packs which features an innovative bag-in-box facility.
Week 2
1

Latest versions of stretch-hooder and palletizer10.03.2014

Beumer will unveil a new machine from its stretch-hood product range at interpack in May
2

Abrasion-resistant gate valve has rounded blade10.03.2014

Vortex Valves has introduced the latest addition to its Titan Series.
3

Major aluminium silo installation at Carr’s Flour Scotland10.03.2014

Barton Fabrications has completed its largest ever silo installation project.
4

X-ray technology attains new food safety levels10.03.2014

Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray will be featuring its new X33 Series Bulk Variant on the Mettler Toledo stand at interpack in May.
5

Combined sieve/magnetic separation system meets HACCP hygiene standards10.03.2014

J-Tec Material Handling has designed a combined sieve and magnetic system
Week 1
1

Hammer mill has novel automatic screen exchanger03.03.2014

Dinnissen Process Technology has introduced its latest hammer mill, featuring increased screen surface, extra-large grinding panels, and an automatic screen exchanger.
2

Vacuum receiver with pneumatic dump valve03.03.2014

Flexicon Europe has introduced a vacuum receiver with a pneumatically actuated dump valve for use with dilute phase pneumatic conveying systems.
3

Full Haver & Boecker product range now promoted in southern Africa03.03.2014

Johannesburg-based Haver Southern Africa, which was established in 2008, last year moved into new premises with offices and meeting rooms fitted with the latest equipment.
4

Three milling processes from one machine03.03.2014

Frewitt has introduced FreDrive, a modular system which brings together the conical reduction of powders and granulates as well as controlled screening and fine grinding in a single machine.
5

FFS bagging: TOPAS SL sets new standards03.03.2014

Windmöller & Hölscher will showcase the new TOPAS SL high-output FFS line at interpack
February - 2014
Week 4
1

High-capacity powder screening with integrated metal detection and sampling24.02.2014

Dinnissen Process Technology has developed a line of high-capacity powder screening systems with built-in metal detection and automatic sampling functionality.
2

Turntable stretch wrapper24.02.2014

Thimon will be exhibiting its latest turntable stretch wrapper at interpack in May
3

Reliable grain silo discharge24.02.2014

Honey Pot Grain, a grain handling facility owned by the Openfield Group, has installed a new Silo Sweep Auger from Guttridge Ltd.
4

Self-cleaning magnet for non-free-flowing products24.02.2014

Bunting Magnetics Co has introduced a self-cleaning plate housing magnet which will be unveiled this week at the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) show in Omaha, Nebraska.
5

Mauser/NCG opens German plastics recycling plant24.02.2014

The Mauser reconditioning subsidiary National Container Group (NCG) has expanded its European activities by opening a new €2.5 million plastics recycling centre in Erkelenz, Germany.
Week 3
1

Extended functionality for weight controllers17.02.2014

Penko Engineering has expanded its product range with the introduction of two sets of remote input and output instruments, digital and analogue
2

Handte joins Camfil17.02.2014

Camfil has signed an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of Handte Umwelttechnik GmbH in Germany as well as its operations in Switzerland, Czech Republic and China.
3

Tension S-beams up to 6000kg capacity17.02.2014

Thames Side Sensors has launched a new series of tension S-beam load cells.
4

Metal separator can be directly installed into pneumatic conveying lines17.02.2014

Mesutronic Gerätebau is now offering its P-TRON FM metal separator with a new detector coil which is immune to electrical interference fields
5

New generation of weighing controllers17.02.2014

Scaime, Annemasse, France, has introduced eNod4, a series of high performance weighing transmitters which integrate fieldbus and Ethernet connectivity.
Week 2
1

Hand-held test device for load cells10.02.2014

Thames Side Sensors has introduced the Model LCT-U advanced diagnostic load cell tester
2

Fritsch opens second subsidiary in China10.02.2014

Fritsch Milling and Sizing has established an office in Shanghai, in addition to its existing subsidiary in the Chinese capital Beijing.
3

Talke opens advanced liquids packaging line for the Antwerp region10.02.2014

Feige Filling GmbH in December successfully completed commissioning of a fully automatic drum and IBC packaging line at the Zwijndrecht, Belgium, liquids distribution centre of bulk logistics operator Alfred Talke.
4

Major order for innovative tablet coating system10.02.2014

Gebr. Lödige Maschinenbau has won an order for the large-scale implementation of its new LC Series coater.
5

Precision palletising of bagged milk powder10.02.2014

Premier Tech Chronos has won an order to supply an automatic GPL 250 Series palletizer to Irish milk powder producer North Cork Co-Op Creameries
Week 1
1

Upsurge in business for KSE03.02.2014

KSE Process Technology almost doubled its turnover during 2013, topping €16 million.
2

ChupinPack to represent Vortex in France03.02.2014

Vortex Valves Europe has appointed Chupin Packaging Services International as its exclusive manufacturing representative in France.
3

Goudsmit is first magnetic separator supplier to become EHEDG member03.02.2014

Goudsmit Magnetic Systems has recently joined the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group
4

Precision dosing as part of an integrated system03.02.2014

Dec Group has successfully integrated its new dosing unit, the DosiValve, into its PTS Powder Transfer System
5

New Hapman logo03.02.2014

Hapman Europe has changed its logo to incorporate that of its parent company, KMC Global.
January - 2014
Week 4
1

Winkworth now under Dutch ownership27.01.2014

Bastiaan Soeteman, owner and managing director of Lindor has acquired a controlling stake in Winkworth Machinery, the UK’s largest manufacturer of industrial mixers
2

Haver & Boecker opens Nigerian subsidiary27.01.2014

Haver & Boecker, headquartered in Oelde, Germany, has recently opened a subsidiary in Lagos, Nigeria
3

Large aluminium silos have anti-honking rings27.01.2014

Barton Fabrications has manufactured two aluminium silos for Leeds-based Northern Storage.
4

20t/h capacity hopper scale is ATEX certified27.01.2014

Weighing specialist Precia-Molen has extended its range of hopper scales to include the ABS-X00, available with a capacity within the 5-20t/h range.
5

Dec Group’s German subsidiary relocates27.01.2014

Dec Deutschland GmbH, the German subsidiary of Dec Group, has relocated from Ingolstadt to Geisenfeld.
Week 3
1

Guided wave radar offers extensive level measurement capability20.01.2014

Siemens Industry Automation Division has introduced the new series of Sitrans LG guided wave radar transmitters.
2

Large tailor-made rotary valves20.01.2014

Rota Val manufactures a wide range of rotary valves and can also build bespoke models.
3

Upgraded bulk bag filling and discharge frames20.01.2014

Beccaria has launched updated models of its bulk bag discharge and filling frames.
4

Export success of Heinz proportions20.01.2014

Primasonics International has just reached its 57th export country with the dispatch of a consignment of acoustic cleaners to Bangladesh.
5

Haver & Boecker: next generation takes the helm20.01.2014

Dr Reinhold Festge has handed over responsibility for the running of Haver & Boecker’s Machinery Division to his sons Florian Festge and Dr Fabian Festge
Week 2
1

Cyclonaire looks to expand following recapitalisation13.01.2014

Private equity firm Prospect Partners and investment firm Schilling Ventures have jointly announced the recapitalisation of pneumatic conveying specialists Cyclonaire Corporation.
2

Fine particle coating system to form part of Project Chariot13.01.2014

Ajax Equipment is to play a key role in the UK-government sponsored Project Chariot advanced manufacturing initiative.
3

Advanced milling technology for new Chinese ceramic tile venture13.01.2014

International Innovative Technologies has signed an agreement to supply specialist fine grinding and particle sizing technology to the newly established Shandong V-tong Science and Technology Ltd, China.
4

Key appointment at Hapman Europe13.01.2014

Hapman Europe, Opole, Poland, has announced the recruitment of Aleksander Dąbrowski as the company’s new business development manager
5

Foldable IBC gains UN certificate for carriage of dangerous goods13.01.2014

Milford IBC UK has been granted UN certification for its 1000 litre capacity Qubit UN
Week 1
1

Pneumatic conveying valves reconditioned off-site06.01.2014

Schenck Process UK recently completed the refurbishment of key process equipment at Proctor and Gamble’s London site to ensure efficient running of the plant.
2

Weighing instrumentation has extended internal memory06.01.2014

Penko Engineering has enhanced its instruments with an internal memory capable of storing weight information going back seven years for any typical production usage.
3

Demonstration of latest filling technology06.01.2014

In the final quarter of 2013 Feige Filling, Bad Oldesloe, Germany, organised a one-day presentation of innovative technologies for filling of liquid and solid chemicals.
4

Integrated cocoa blending line in Thailand06.01.2014

J-Tec Material Handling has designed and built a complete blending line, installed at four different levels, at the Samutprakan plant of a leading Thai manufacturer of cocoa products.
5

New president at Fike06.01.2014

Fike Corporation has promoted Brad Batz to the position of president
December - 2013
Week 2
1

Accurate sampling from bulk bags16.12.2013

Kersting Sampling + Grounding has introduced a new method for sampling material carried in bulk bags and sacks as well as in larger unit loads such as containers or trucks.
2

Tubular cable conveyors: 50% increase in diameter more than doubles capacity16.12.2013

Flexicon Europe has expanded its FLEXI-DISC line of tubular cable conveyors with the addition of a 15cm diameter system.
3

Mobile screw-type cement loader is first in Caribbean region16.12.2013

Van Beek has supplied a Dino mobile bulk loader to Argos & Mijnmaatschappij Cement Company in Willemstad, Curaçao.
4

Vacuum sampler for bulk dairy powders16.12.2013

GEA Nu-Con has developed stand-alone vacuum sampler technology that can be retrofitted to large-volume powder production lines
5

Sieve shakers to suit any sample material16.12.2013

Retsch has recently added two new models to its range of sieve shakers
6

Further investment at Dinnissen test plant09.12.2013

Dinnissen Process Technology has extended the capabilities of its D-Innocenter in-house test plant.
7

The case for static fluid bed drying of salt09.12.2013

GEA Barr-Rosin has recently secured a second order from Jumsal SA in Spain for a static fluid bed drier for the drying and cooling of salt.
8

Top filling of silos by transport containers09.12.2013

KSE Process Technology, Bladel, the Netherlands, has introduced a dedicated system for filling storage silos fully automatically.
9

Double flap valves installed on new sintering plant09.12.2013

European Gate Valves earlier this year supplied several of its short series double flap valves to a brand new sintering plant in Yorkshire which manufactures light-weight aggregate.
10

Senior appointments at Bunting Magnetics09.12.2013

Bunting Magnetics has announced two key head-office appointments.
Week 1
1

Metal detector combines ease of use with superior sensitivity02.12.2013

Eriez Europe has launched the Xtreme metal detector, designed to surpass previous units and competitive models alike with enhanced features
2

Hygienic lump breaker especially suitable for food and pharma applications02.12.2013

Sterivalves has introduced Rotocrusher, a sanitary stainless steel lump breaker which is driven at speed by a direct high torque system: electric motor, pneumatic rotor, or pneumatic actuator.
3

Powder Rheometer optimises metal powders for additive manufacture02.12.2013

UK-based LPW Technology is using the FT4 Powder Rheometer from Freeman Technology to research new powders and exert control over product performance.
4

PSL targets India’s pharmaceutical industry02.12.2013

PSL (Powder Systems Ltd), Liverpool, UK, is participating at P-MEC India which takes place this week in Mumbai.
5

EuroBulkSystems continues to maintain high visibility in Europe during 201402.12.2013

Editorial staff from EuroBulkSystems, which in January enters its 7th year of publication, will be attending important trade shows in Europe in 2014.
November - 2013
Week 4
1

New range of vibratory conveyors25.11.2013

VDL Industrial Products is launching a series of vibratory conveyors which can be equipped with various types of unbalanced vibrating tables, vibrating troughs, tube vibrators and sieve shakers for a wide range of industrial applications.
2

Pioneering application for cartridge-style dust collection25.11.2013

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), producer of industrial dust and fume collectors, has released a video case-study showcasing a recent ground-breaking installation at the Franklin, NH, Plant of Watts Water Technologies, Inc.
3

Lifting jacks for load cell installation rendered obsolete25.11.2013

The use of lifting jacks to raise a structure whilst installing load cells is now a thing of the past, according to Thames Side Sensors, Reading, UK.
4

Penko: full speed ahead for export business25.11.2013

Penko Engineering sees exports markets as being the primary source of future growth for the company.
5

UK branch of Rembe moves into hi-tech facility in Bedfordshire25.11.2013

In order to better support its British Isles and continental European customer base, Rembe Ltd is now fully operational from its new office and warehouse facility in Colworth Science Park, Bedfordshire
Week 3
1

Light-weight, heavy-duty hose clamps18.11.2013

Norres Schlauchtechnik has introduced two patented clamp systems, which have been specifically developed for heavy and super-heavy, externally corrugated, spiral hoses.
2

Malvern sets up office in Mexico City18.11.2013

In a move that reflects continued sales growth in Mexico, Malvern Instruments has opened a new office in Mexico City.
3

Wear-protected rotary valve outperforms screw pumps on several fronts18.11.2013

Coperion reports that it recently supplied and successfully commissioned a wear-protected rotary valve for the RWE Power AG Ville /Berrenrath coal preparation plant.
4

Intelligent explosion venting lowers hazard risk18.11.2013

Rembe GmbH Safety + Control has introduced the ATEX-certified TARGO-VENT explosion vent, designed to deflect an explosion pressure wave, flame front and heat to a prescribed safe area away from risk of human injury.
5

New head of Beumer’s cement division18.11.2013

Beumer Group last month appointed Andre Tissen manager of its cement business unit.
Week 2
1

Touch & slide panel enhances usefulness of spark extinguisher control console11.11.2013

Spark extinguishing systems made by Fagus-GreCon Greten are widely employed in the bulk handling and processing sector.
2

Guidance on weighing safety in hazardous areas11.11.2013

Mettler Toledo points out that failing to meet hazardous area equipment operation standards can create significant liabilities for processing industries.
3

Starlinger secures nearly €30 million of business from K-Show11.11.2013

Starlinger reports that it concluded important sales projects during the eight days of the K-Show in Düsseldorf, in October
4

Festge elected president of VDMA11.11.2013

Dr Reinhold Festge, managing partner of Haver & Boecker, has been elected as the new president of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA)
5

UWT autumn dealer training get-together11.11.2013

Bulk solids level indication specialist UWT organised a four-day training session for its international distributors in late October.
Week 1
1

High-capacity fine mesh screening of milk powder04.11.2013

Russell Finex has supplied a series of Compact Sieve screening machines to Nestlé’s new 26,000t/yr milk powder processing plant in Osorno, Chile.
2

Rotary valve for larger-size bulk items04.11.2013

To meet the demand for rotary valves offering a larger capacity, VDL Industrial Products has introduced the model HT-450.
3

Versatile bulk intake and outloading scale04.11.2013

Jesma Vejeteknik has developed a complete programme of intake scales specially designed for in-line weighing of bulk materials, such as powders and granulates with focus on operational reliability and accuracy.
4

Customer portal offers easy online management of equipment/parts orders04.11.2013

Coperion chose the occasion of last month’s K-Show to launch its new service portal called ‘MyCoperion’.
5

Acoustic cleaner releases boiler ash build-up at brewery04.11.2013

Martin Engineering has supplied a sonic horn to the Alaskan Brewing Company.
October - 2013
Week 4
1

Mixer helps recycle valuable raw materials28.10.2013

Lindor has supplied a specially adapted version of one of its ‘gentle touch’ mixers to the Helbra plant of AURA GmbH, the leading German recycling company.
2

Reduced equipment delivery times28.10.2013

Fluidwell, specialising in manufacture of flow, level and other process sensor instrumentation for both solids and liquids, has considerably reduced production lead times.
3

Advanced compression coupling for pipeline systems28.10.2013

STIF has introduced the latest model to its EURAC range of compression couplings.
4

Flameless venting for bucket elevators28.10.2013

The Manchester, UK, division of BS&B Safety Systems is now offering a flameless venting system specifically designed as an explosion protection system for bucket elevators.
5

Palletless bag unitisation system now offers four-way forklift access28.10.2013

The Möllers Group has further refined its palletless shipping unit for bagged materials by incorporating a light-weight plastic pallet replacement which provides forklift access from all four sides.
Week 3
1

Showcasing latest bulk solids handling/processing technology in Switzerland21.10.2013

SOLIDS Basel, part of the easyFairs Solids European Series which also includes similar trade shows in Dortmund, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Krakow, will again be taking place 13-14 November in Basel, Switzerland.
2

Scale-up made easy in new advanced test plant21.10.2013

Among the exhibitors at SOLIDS Basel (see above) will be Frewitt, Granges-Paccot, Switzerland, which will be on Stand C43.
3

Rotolok appointments21.10.2013

Rotolok Group, Tiverton, Devon, UK, has recently made several key executive appointments at its head office.
4

Microfeeder for precise control of minor ingredients21.10.2013

Coperion K-Tron has introduced a new microfeeder offering a feed rate capacity from 0.02 to 27dm3/h.
5

New president and CEO at Camfil21.10.2013

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has announced that Magnus Yngen has been appointed to the position of president and CEO of Camfil, its parent company located in Stockholm, Sweden.
6

Fully automatic bulk container tilting unit21.10.2013

Zeppelin Systems (see above) has introduced a Container Tilting Unit (CTU) that can manage the complete filling and discharge processes
7

Complete compounding plants from a single source21.10.2013

KraussMaffei Berstorff and Zeppelin Systems announced last week that they had extended their recent cooperative working relationship, by entering into a strategic partnership to build turn-key compounding plants for the production of technical plastics.
8

Safe weighing of silos and tanks21.10.2013

Mettler Toledo has introduced a new webinar which explains how modern weigh modules are designed to avoid accidents
Week 2
1

Compact automatic bagging and palletising systems14.10.2013

Coperion launched its latest developments to its bagging and palletising portfolio this week at K 2013 (Hall 14, Stand B33).
2

Sweep auger for grain silos14.10.2013

The new Silo Sweep Auger from Guttridge, Spalding, UK, has been designed for automated emptying of grain silos.
3

Fish feed handled by enclosed belt conveyors14.10.2013

ContiTech reports that the engineering firm GRAINTEC has in recent years been using its enclosed SICON belt conveyor system to service an offshore salmon farm in Norway.
4

Arodo celebrates silver anniversary14.10.2013

The official founding of Arodo, Arendonk, Belgium, an international engineering firm specialising in the field of filling lines, palletisers and stretchhood machines, took place in 1988.
5

UK consortium will aim to develop super-fine powders14.10.2013

Gateshead-based milling technology company International Innovative Technologies (IIT) is part of a newly established consortium headed by Procter & Gamble Technical Centres that is being supported by the UK Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative.
6

Air-Tec teams with KSE to serve animal feed sector14.10.2013

Air-Tec system, specialising in dense phase pneumatic conveying systems, has entered into a high-level partnership with KSE Process Technology, to provide efficient materials handling systems for the animal feed and pet food industries.
Week 1
1

Point level indicators redesigned and upgraded08.10.2013

Bindicator has redesigned its point level product line, including Roto-Bin-Dicator, Pulse Point and VRF models.
2

Effective sifting of plastic granules08.10.2013

Fuchs Maschinen has completed exhaustive comparative trials with its SIFTOMAT plansifter for screening plastic granules.
3

Dust collector zones kept dustfree08.10.2013

A new “Clean Sweep” pneumatic vacuum accessory from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) provides an economical clean-up solution
4

Schmidt sets up bulk logistics hub in Bahrain08.10.2013

Schmidt Middle East Logistics JLT has selected Bahrain as the base for a dry bulk logistics hub in the Gulf region.
5

FSSC-certified IBCs offer full traceability08.10.2013

Schütz featured several industrial packaging innovations at the FachPack exhibition which took place in Nuremberg during the last week of September.
6

Screener safeguards against blinding and contamination08.10.2013

Kason has introduced a new Vibroscreen separator with gap-free screen frames, quick-access vertical clamps, and Kasonic ultrasonic anti-blinding system
  
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