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Mai - 2021
Week 1
1

Boschert named managing director and CFO of Zeppelin Systems03.05.2021

Zeppelin Group has appointed Ralf Boschert as managing director and CFO of Zeppelin Systems GmbH with effect from 1st May 2021, thereby bolstering the company's management board headed by CEO Alexander Wassermann.
2

Magnetic disc separators supplied to Nigeria03.05.2021

A Nigerian mineral processor is installing two magnetic disc separators to separate individual minerals in a Coltan plant.
3

Rice can be pneumatically conveyed without grain damage03.05.2021

Gericke has recently designed and delivered several dense phase conveying systems for transporting dry rice to filling lines.
4

OBITUARY: Werner Doppstadt03.05.2021

Werner Doppstadt, founder and long-time CEO of the Doppstadt Group, based in Velbert, Germany, died on 20th April at the age of 77.
5

Fourth Ajax potato mixer expands capacity at Agristo03.05.2021

Ajax Equipment has supplied leading European pre-fried and frozen potato product producer, Agristo, with a continuous mixer featuring enhanced mirror polish finish.
April - 2021
Week 3
1

Same equipment handles differing powders effectively19.04.2021

Ajax Equipment has supplied a leading animal health product manufacturer with a stainless steel screw feeder as well as hopper inserts to handle multiple powders as a result of conducting a ‘flow audit’.
2

‘All-in-one’ process for feed and fertiliser production19.04.2021

Lödige Process Technology has developed a process engineering solution for production of monocalcium phosphate (MCP).
3

Remote factory acceptance tests19.04.2021

Gericke states that it has always put high emphasis on being close to its customers.
4

Magnetic separator for University of Birmingham19.04.2021

Bunting-Redditch has supplied a laboratory-scale rare earth roll separator to the lithium-ion battery recycling research facility at University of Birmingham’s School of Metallurgy and Minerals.
5

Practical seminars on mixing, granulating, kneading and dispersing19.04.2021

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich points out that although many universities teach the basic theory of dynamic mixers, they fail to cover practical aspects.
Week 1
1

Zeppelin increased 2020 sales despite the pandemic05.04.2021

Zeppelin Group closed the 2020 financial year with another increase in sales and earnings (EBITDA) and also presented very solid earnings before taxes.
2

Bühler fully operational for customer trials05.04.2021

Bühler reports that its global network of application centres remains up and running.
3

New sales director for Eclipse05.04.2021

Eclipse Magnetics has promoted Dave Smith to sales director.
4

Mobile-modular recycling plant concept featured at eREC05.04.2021

Doppstadt Group will once again participate at the eREC online trade show.
5

Product contamination prevention by thermal treatment05.04.2021

Dinnissen Process Technology emphasizes that preventing contamination (e.g. Salmonella) is of utmost importance when processing feed, pet food and food.
März - 2021
Week 3
1

First packaging machine produced by Premier Tech/Bühler Chinese alliance22.03.2021

Bühler Group and Premier Tech of Canada have announced the launch of the CHRONOS OML-1060 fully automatic bagging machine which has been manufactured at their joint-venture design and production facility in China, which was first announced in 2019.
2

Romaco acquires STE Tecpharm22.03.2021

Romaco Holding has purchased the Spanish manufacturer of processing technology STE Tecpharm, which will now operate under the name Romaco Tecpharm.
3

ATEX-compliant mixers for manufacturers of friction linings22.03.2021

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich reports that friction linings in the form of brake and clutch linings on the basis of organic binding agents play a very important role in modern engineering.
4

NDC Technologies looks to accelerate growth in Rest of Asia22.03.2021

NDC Technologies has appointed Dipesh Sharma as director of sales for Rest of Asia (RoA).
5

Temperature and vibration management system22.03.2021

Bühler (see above) has introduced TVM, an innovative Temperature and Vibration Management system for milling.
Week 2
1

AUMUND India chosen as single-source solution provider15.03.2021

AUMUND India has won an order from UltraTech Cement to supply a comprehensive equipment package comprising 22 chain bucket elevators, 46 belt bucket elevators, six pan conveyors and 11 Samson® Material Feeders for its ‘Project Spring’ expansion.
2

Cloud-based solution for data-driven services/performance optimisation15.03.2021

Schenck Process has launched CONiQ® Cloud, a cloud-based IoT solution designed to access data from machine assets.
3

Compact IBC dimensions facilitate handling and storage, filled or empty15.03.2021

Schütz has added the new Ecobulk MX 560 to its extensive product range.
4

Gericke appoints Middle East agents15.03.2021

Gericke has signed representation agreements with two established new partners in the Middle East region: Adoset Trading & Oil Services based in Abu Dhabi and its affiliate company I-Serve for Contracting in Egypt.
5

Hygienic bagging of foodstuffs15.03.2021

Concetti has launched the all-new IGF PURA, an automatic filling and closing machine for powders in 5-50kg capacity bags.
Week 1
1

Elevated pipe conveyors for Austrian cement plant01.03.2021

BEUMER Group recently won an order from Lafarge Zementwerke, Mannersdorf, to install a conveying system for alternative fuels and raw materials.
2

Bühler demonstrated reliability and robustness in 202001.03.2021

Bühler in 2020 proved to be a reliable partner to all its stakeholders and showed robust business performance during the year.
3

Gericke can now offer ploughshare mixers and reactors01.03.2021

Gericke has extended its range of powder processing and handling equipment with the introduction of the GBM M Series of ploughshare mixers.
4

Heat exchangers prevent clumping of toner powders01.03.2021

Van Beek recently supplied customised twin screw heat exchangers to Xeikon, a leading Belgian innovator in digital printing technology.
5

BEUMER appoints new director global sales for conveying & loading systems08.03.2021

Since the beginning of this year, Alexander Tigges has been head of sales at BEUMER Group’s centre of competence (CoC) for conveying & loading systems (CL systems).
6

AST Group and Lindner launch centre of competence for the sustainable use of resources in HDPE products08.03.2021

The European manufacturer of plastic containers, drums and bottles, AST – Erndtebrück, Germany – has set a long-term target to increase the amount of recyclates used in its products and aims to supply its own ‘raw materials’.
7

BHS-Sonthofen delivers two indexing belt filters for the production of plastics08.03.2021

BHS-Sonthofen has delivered to a customer in the USA, a system comprising two indexing belt filters for use in the manufacture of intermediates for a particularly tear-resistant plastic.
8

Virtual version of EXPOSOLIDOS to take place next week01.03.2021

EXPOSOLIDOS handling and measurement of bulk solids will take place virtually at the rescheduled dates of 10-11 March, together with its sister events POLUSOLIDOS (environmental control and dust suppression) and EXPOFLUIDOS (handling and processing of liquids and gases).
9

RenCom starts the production of its durable biomaterial08.03.2021

Swedish innovation company RenCom AB announced the start of production of RENOL®, an innovative thermoplastic biomaterial that can be used to replace fossil-based plastics.
10

Manual IBC cone valve facilitates discharge of powders without segregation08.03.2021

Matcon has launched a new product to its range – the manual cone valve (MCV).
Februar - 2021
Week 3
1

Assess, prevent, predict – saving money and energy22.02.2021

Gericke reports that with its extensive experience not only in powder processing but also automation and sensor integration, its systems allow for online access to sensors and analytics as well as direct diagnostics to assess the process and machine and associated maintenance planning.
2

Online event tailored to a target group22.02.2021

BEUMER Group is organising an online event with live presentations and discussions over the course of four days (between 15 and 26March) in order to keep its customers up to date on product developments.
3

Focus on plant-based foods/feeds22.02.2021

Coperion K-Tron recently appointed John Sheehy to the position of global key accounts manager - plant based foods.
4

Rotary valve safeguards against toxic process gases22.02.2021

TBMA Europe reports that titanium dioxide can be produced in several ways. One of the methods uses chlorine gas.
5

Webinar on hygienic food/feed packaging22.02.2021

Concetti is organising a live webinar this Thursday 25 February which will focus on food hygiene and ergonomic design of bag packaging systems for a range of powdered foodstuffs, including flour, food ingredients, supplements, starch, powdered milk, etc.
Week 1
1

Formation of BHS-Sonthofen Process Technology08.02.2021

BHS-Sonthofen has brought together its combined processing expertise in the fields of filtration, mixing, drying, granulation, sterilisation and reaction within its newly created Process Technology division.
2

Spindle for rail valve08.02.2021

TBMA Europe in January supplied a client with a DG350 drop-through rotary valve with extra spindle.
3

Ruth Metzler-Arnold resigns from Bühler Group board of directors08.02.2021

Bühler Holding AG announced that at the annual general shareholders’ meeting held on 11th February, Ruth Metzler-Arnold resigned as a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee.
4

Flexible screw conveyor designed to withstand abrasion damage08.02.2021

Flexicon Europe has introduced a wear-resistant flexible screw conveyor with carbon steel conveyor tube, heavy-duty flexible screw, and heavy-gauge floor hopper and discharge housing, capable of moving crushed glass, garnet, aluminium oxide, silica sand, aggregate, cement and similar abrasive materials.
5

Increased operational certainty during emergency shutdowns08.02.2021

Emerson recently introduced its ASCO™ 141 Series advanced redundant control system (ARCS) to provide a reliable solution for a variety of emergency shutdown valve applications.
Januar - 2021
Week 4
1

Palletizers stack sugar sacks in sling bags25.01.2021

SYMACH recently supplied two palletising lines to the nearby Zeeland Sugar Terminal (ZST) at Westdorpe, a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland located adjacent to the Ghent-Terneuzen canal.
2

Complete packaging line commissioned from a distance of over 4000km25.01.2021

BEUMER Group has successfully commissioned remotely a packaging line for the cement manufacturer Norm LLC in Azerbaijan, which had hitherto been almost completely erected on site.
3

Automatic palletizer25.01.2021

Concetti has launched the all-new in-house designed LAMPO palletizer for bags, bundles and boxes.
4

Solving problems of powder caking and crusting25.01.2021

A new peer-reviewed paper from Freeman Technology highlights the value of dynamic powder testing for the elucidation of caking mechanisms, specifically with reference to non-homogeneous caking or crusting.
5

Virtual interaction: the next best option25.01.2021

Spiroflow during the early days of the pandemic initiated virtual equipment demonstrations for prospective customers via either Teams or Zoom platforms, utilising its test bay facilities for this purpose.
Week 3
1

Zeppelin acquires MTI Mischtechnik18.01.2021

Zeppelin Systems, at the turn of the year, took over owner-managed MTI Mischtechnik, based in Detmold, Germany, whose shares were up for sale in October 2020 following insolvency proceedings.
2

Versatile sample carousel18.01.2021

Dinnissen Process Technology has launched the Multisize Sample Carousel, allowing producers to take samples of different sizes in an automated sampling process.
3

Fully automatic loading of bags on trucks18.01.2021

BEUMER Group recently introduced the latest 2400 and 3000 series of its autopac system which enables users to automatically load bagged bulk materials like cement on trucks and simultaneously palletise them - quickly and with the desired packing pattern.
4

Kevin Peterson to retire from Vortex18.01.2021

Vortex Global has announced that Kevin R Peterson will be retiring from the company at the end of January.
5

Bucket elevators and Material Feeders for Cameroon cement plant18.01.2021

AUMUND SARL has won an order from thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (France) SAS to supply nine heavy-duty materials handling systems for a cement plant it is building in Cameroon for OYAK Çimento AS.
Week 2
1

Mixer does not require moving parts11.01.2021

Dec Group has developed the PTS Batchmixer®, a ground-breaking system based on PTS technology that integrates the three fundamental principles of diffusive mixing, shear mixing and convective mixing to mix powders in a fully contained way without using any rotating or moving parts.
2

AUMUND Group synergies lead to large order for 60 machines in Senegal11.01.2021

Chinese general contractor Sinoma International Engineering and its affiliate CBMI Construction are building a new cement plant for Les Ciments du Sahel in Senegal, which will be almost completely equipped with conveying solutions from the AUMUND Group.
3

RAYMAN co-founder retires11.01.2021

RAYMAN spol. s r. o., reports that one of its founders Dipl.-Ing. Petr Rayman retired from the company at the end of 2020.
4

Sifter incorporates magnetic separator for ATEX-approved application11.01.2021

Hanningfield is an independent Essex-based family-owned business that designs and manufactures powder handling and processing equipment, primarily for the pharmaceutical industry, but also for related sectors such as food and chemicals.
5

Digital sorter11.01.2021

USA-based Key Technology has introduced the first VERYX® BioPrint® digital sorter.
November - 2020
Week 3
1

Easy-clean rotary valve23.11.2020

VDL Industrial Products has introduced the HT-S Easy Clean, the latest version of its popular HT-S rotary valve.
2

Delivering on-site service without being there23.11.2020

BEUMER Group has developed Smart Glasses as a pioneering product that supports users quickly and easily.
3

Ajax’s quality management recognised with ISO 9001 certification23.11.2020

Ajax Equipment has been granted ISO 9001:2015 certification after a recent review of its quality management system.
4

New Gericke website23.11.2020

With its new website, Gericke opens a big window into the world of powder processing, handling and services.
5

Quantum leap for milling23.11.2020

Bühler has inaugurated what it believes to be a new age in milling technology with the launch of Arrius, a fully integrated grinding system for milling wheat, durum, rye, barley, corn, and spelt.
  
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