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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.
Oktober - 2020
Week 4
1

W&H: senior management changes26.10.2020

Windmöller & Hölscher has announced several key managerial staff promotions.
2

Further AUMUND conveying systems for Cementownia Warta26.10.2020

AUMUND Fördertechnik has to date supplied more than 20 heavy-duty materials handling machines to the central Poland plant of cement manufacturer Cementownia Warta.
3

Recovering copper wire electrostatically26.10.2020

Bunting reports that it has recently supplied a combination of an electrostatic separator and a metal separation module to a UK metal recycling company.
4

Robust weighing terminal26.10.2020

Hottinger Brüel & Kjær has launched a user-friendly weighing terminal, the WTX110-D.
5

Dinnissen sets new industry standard for information security26.10.2020

Dinnissen Process Technology this month was granted renewed ISO 27001 certification by an independent certification body.
Week 3
1

Mixing plant employs wireless transducers for viscosity measurement of valuable compounds19.10.2020

Sensor Technology has supplied wireless transducers to a pre-pilot mixing plant being used to prepare small batches of compounds from shampoo and detergent to cosmetics, therapeutic and medical preparations.
2

Parallel lab reactors in a single unit speed catalyst research19.10.2020

Micromeritics Instrument Corp. enables scientists to accelerate catalyst research, following the launch of latest additions to its Multi Reactor (MR) series.
3

Mobile drum tipper with safety cage19.10.2020

Flexicon Europe is offering a new mobile TIP-TITE® drum tipper with safety cage allowing hands-free, automated dumping of bulk solid materials from 115 to 200 litre drums throughout a plant, with no dusting or danger associated with sudden shifting of contents.
4

Lindner reinforces Asia-Pacific presence with new Singapore subsidiary19.10.2020

Lindner Recyclingtech has been doing business in Asia for over 20 years.
5

Horizontal-motion, food-grade conveyor19.10.2020

Key Technology has introduced Zephyr™, its next-generation horizontal-motion vibratory conveyor.
Week 2
1

Pulverising large sample volumes12.10.2020

Retsch has launched the TM 500 drum mill, an instrument that grinds up to 35 litres of sample to a fineness of 15µm.
2

Baker Perkins to join Schenck12.10.2020

Schenck Process Group has reached an agreement to acquire Baker Perkins, a leading global supplier of food processing equipment and aftermarket services for the bakery, confectionery, biscuit, breakfast cereal and pet food markets.
3

Online drying and crystallisation trials for thermoplastics12.10.2020

Kreyenborg has begun offering customers trials for drying and/or crystallisation of any kind of thermoplastics, such as PET, PLA, PA, EVOH or PP and cellulose.
4

Semi-automatic bag filling/closing line12.10.2020

Concetti has designed a new semi-automatic packaging plant with a production capacity of up to 1200 bags/hour.
5

Mobile loading hopper for pharmaceutical production12.10.2020

Ajax Equipment has supplied a leading pharmaceutical company with a fully passivated mobile loading hopper with hinged lid and transition chute.
Week 1
1

Technical innovations from Brabender05.10.2020

Brabender Technologie has introduced development for the second half of 2020 relating to its bulk materials and liquids feeding, weighing, discharging and flow measurements products.
2

Water-resistant paper sacks05.10.2020

Mondi has partnered with Adelaide Brighton Cement and Pope Packaging on the development of a new water-resistant paper bag called Rain Barrier, made out of Mondi’s Advantage Protect White sack kraft paper, for the Australian construction market.
3

Dual-flap explosion isolation valve05.10.2020

Fike Corp. the USA-based global manufacturer and supplier of explosion protection systems, has introduced a new explosion isolation flap valve, the DFI.
4

Compact radar transmitters for level measurement05.10.2020

Siemens has introduced two additions to the Sitrans LR100 series of 80 GHz radar transmitters.
5

A new dimension in particle analysis05.10.2020

Microtrac Retsch has introduced the Microtrac MRB SYNC analyzer which provides traditional users of laser diffraction technology with new capabilities to characterise their materials.
September - 2020
Week 4
1

Maintainance: incentive to use original replacement parts and on-site analysis28.09.2020

HAVER & BOECKER offers its customers a wide range of service programmes for maintaining their packaging lines.
2

Sustainable design of plastic packaging28.09.2020

plastship and RecyClass are now operating in close association.
3

Bunting appoints European recycling product manager28.09.2020

Bunting has recruited Dirk Mylich to the new position of European recycling product manager.
4

GEA opens new pet food R&D centre28.09.2020

GEA has recently inaugurated its new Pet Food Experience Center (PEX) in Italy.
5

Lindner doubles capacity with new headquarters28.09.2020

Lindner Recyclingtech celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony for its new factory premises on 18 September.
Week 3
1

Lehmann & Voss launches plastic additives business line21.09.2020

Lehmann&Voss&Co is strengthening its position with the implementation of a new business line within its international organisation.
2

Laser particle sizer offers extra wide measuring range21.09.2020

Fritsch has introduced the ANALYSETTE 22 NeXT compact laser particle size analyzer.
3

New marketing director at Key Technology21.09.2020

Key Technology has appointed Marco Azzaretti as director of marketing.
4

Advanced powder testing benefits Haldor Topsøe21.09.2020

Freeman Technology reports that an FT4 Powder Rheometer® supplied to Haldor Topsøe, is delivering significant economic gains for this global leader in high performance catalysts and proprietary technology for the chemical and refining industries.
5

Germany’s tallest bucket elevator21.09.2020

BEUMER Group has successfully delivered, installed and commissioned what is believed to be the tallest bucket elevator in Germany at HeidelbergCement in Schelklingen near Ulm.
Week 2
1

Drive technology for the bakery industry14.09.2020

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS is offering drive solutions designed to meet the specific requirements of the bakery industry in terms of hygiene, reliability and durability.
2

Extruder was updated remotely14.09.2020

Coperion has achieved the complex modernisation of a ZSK 250 high-capacity extruder completely utilising remote processes and support.
3

Mauser acquires Italian competitor EVF14.09.2020

Mauser Packaging Solutions has announced the acquisition of Mira-based EuroVeneta Fusti Srl (EVF) through joint-venture NCG-Maider in Italy.
4

Use of alternative fuels gathers pace in Thailand and Japan14.09.2020

AUMUND Asia reports that it is supplying specially designed Samson® Material Feeders to customers in Thailand and Japan.
5

Gentle compounding combines efficient mixing with good scalability14.09.2020

Buss AG is celebrating three quarters of a century specializing in manufacture of continuous kneaders which operate in accordance with a principle patented in 1945.
Week 1
1

Dustfree bag dump station with compactor and conveyor07.09.2020

Flexicon Europe is offering a new mobile bag dump station with integral flexible screw conveyor and bag compactor.
2

Multiple new packaging systems for one client from a single supplier07.09.2020

BEUMER Group has in recent months supplied stretch-hood packaging systems to a major Spanish player in the European petrochemical business which produces more than six million tons of chemicals annually.
3

New Slovenian plastics recycling plant07.09.2020

Lindner Washtech recently supplied processing systems to Dinos d.o.o. , of Ljubljana, Slovenia, which have been installed in its new recycling plant for processing industrial plastic waste, in particular plastic film.
4

Conditioning abrasive ash07.09.2020

Ajax Equipment has supplied leading specialist waste treatment, recycling and disposal services supplier, Castle Environmental, with a high specification, ash conditioner for an air pollution control residues (APCr) recycling plant.
5

More efficient spray drying with redesigned bag filter07.09.2020

GEA has made a series of important changes to its SANICIP® bag filtration system for food and dairy spray dryers in a long-term development project aimed at providing significant operational benefits to users of the new equipment.
August - 2020
Week 4
1

New member of the board of directors of Bühler Group31.08.2020

Stefan Scheiber was elected as a new member of the board of directors of Bühler Holding AG at an extraordinary general shareholders’ meeting on 28th August.
2

Further Verder Group expansion31.08.2020

The VERDER Group has acquired Porotec GmbH, thereby further expanding its particle characterisation business.
3

German-designed bucket elevators for Brazil31.08.2020

Germany’s AUMUND Fördertechnik reports that its Brazilian subsidiary, AUMUND Ltda, has received an order from Metso to supply four bucket elevators for a plant being built by the JBS Group in Guiaçara in the State of São Paulo.
4

Pilot scale mobile processing machine31.08.2020

Romaco Innojet has launched VENTILUS® Pilot, which is believed to be the first mobile processing machine in the market for pilot scale applications.
5

Economical radar antenna for level measurement31.08.2020

Siemens Digital Industries has introduced the Sitrans LR250 PLA (polypropylene lens antenna) radar level measurement transmitter, a field-proven device designed to deliver reliable level readings for inventory management or critical process control.
Week 3
1

Compact mixer handles up to four streams with high accuracy17.08.2020

Gericke has launched the TCM Turbo Compact Mixer, representing a new family of mixing solutions from the company, offering the capability to continuously, and fully automatically, feed and mix up to four streams with minimum space requirements and high accuracy.
2

Egyptian cement packaged in paper sacks17.08.2020

Mondi Paper Bags has acquired contracts to supply two paper sack lines at Helwan Cement Company and InterCement Sacs – two major cement producers in Egypt.
3

Extrusion technology for future-oriented biomaterial17.08.2020

Coperion has won an order to supply its ZSK state-of-the art twin screw extrusion system to RenCom AB of Sweden to enable the production of RENOL®, an innovative lignin-based thermoplastic biomaterial that can be used to replace fossil-based plastics.
4

EHEDG membership for Bunting17.08.2020

Bunting has joined the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) following a rise in magnetic separator and metal detector projects for the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
5

Vacuum conveyor handles large batch volumes17.08.2020

Piab has extended its piFLOW® i/f range with the introduction of a new vacuum conveyor that allows for larger batch volumes.
Week 1
1

Carbon steel flexible screw conveyor03.08.2020

Flexicon Europe has introduced a new base model 1450 flexible screw conveyor with a polymer conveyor tube of 115mm outer diameter and low-cost carbon steel floor hopper and discharge housing.
2

Wood pellets packed in paper sacks03.08.2020

Concetti recently supplied an IGF 600 automatic bagging machine to Naturpellet, the leading Spanish producer of quality wood pellets derived from 100% debarked pine uncontaminated by additives or chemical binders.
3

Novel conveyor belt skirting concept03.08.2020

ScrapeTec Trading has launched the contact-free AirScrape® conveyor belt skirting system, which has been designed to significantly reduce material spillage, dust formation and explosion hazards at transfer points and other critical sections in the conveyor chain.
4

Pandemic drives surge in snack food consumption03.08.2020

Spiroflow reports that it has recently experienced an increase in orders for snack food processing equipment from both its UK and US manufacturing plants.
5

Biomass handling in Japan03.08.2020

AUMUND Holding BV reports that the company has successfully managed to penetrate the Japanese biomass handling market.
  
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