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August - 2020
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.
Juli - 2020
Week 4
1

Continuous conveying and dosing of powders27.07.2020

Dec Group reports growing success with its patented PFL Powderflex for applications involving continuous conveying and precise dosing of small to medium quantities of powder.
2

Bag emptying system ensures higher product safety and efficiency27.07.2020

GEA has introduced the HYGiTip bag emptying system which has been designed to safely and efficiently open and discharge 25kg bags of powdered ingredients into food production lines automatically, without operator involvement, thereby minimising contamination risks and virtually eliminating powder waste.
3

Localised dust extraction for sack tip station27.07.2020

Farleygreene has launched a localised dust extraction system (LDEE) which works in conjunction with its Sievmaster Easilift sack tip sieve.
4

Load cells with continuous condition monitoring27.07.2020

Mettler Toledo points out that process engineers working with bulk materials, in food, chemical or pharmaceutical production, are constantly striving for enhanced productivity in their processes.
5

Giant magnet for Finnish goldmine27.07.2020

Bunting has won an order to supply a large electro overband magnet to a gold mine in northern Finland.
Week 3
1

Lödige wins major export order20.07.2020

Gebr. Lödige Maschinenbau, despite the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, has won one of the largest single orders in its 80-year-plus history
2

Vortex’s Nordic agent undergoes restructuring20.07.2020

Vortex Global reports that Mespo, its representative in Denmark, is expanding its reach within Nordic countries to include Norway and Sweden as well.
3

Innovative feeder controller20.07.2020

Coperion K-Tron has introduced the latest generation of its time-tested KCM feeder controller.
4

Agitated screw feeder for speciality chemicals20.07.2020

Ajax Equipment has supplied Thomas Swan with a large-capacity ATEX-rated agitated screw feeder for handling an active ingredient used in the production of personal healthcare products.
5

Successful virtual expo from Windmöller & Hölscher20.07.2020

Windmöller & Hölscher, on 24th and 25th June held its first virtual expo to present technologies and products initially planned for the major industry trade shows – Interpack and Drupa – that have been postponed until spring 2021.
Juni - 2020
Week 4
1

Magnetic separator receives EHEDG certification29.06.2020

Eclipse Magnetics has developed a magnetic separator, for use in pneumatic conveying lines, lean/dilute phase, and gravity pipes, which has been awarded EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group) Type EL Class II certification.
2

Mondi upgrades its paper sacks facility in Hungary29.06.2020

Mondi has successfully completed the implementation of a new state-of-the-art paper sack converting machine at its Nyíregyháza site in Hungary.
3

Creating paper sack packaging norms29.06.2020

BillerudKorsnäs have decided to collaborate in formulating a set of recommendations called the Sack Packaging Norms.
4

Single machine can lift, tip, move and stack bulk containers29.06.2020

Fronteq has launched a new product designed to move, lift, stack and turn containers which significantly helps promote the concept of containerised transport of bulk material.
5

Mini mixer29.06.2020

Lödige Process Technology has built the smallest machine in its history in order to meet the highly specialised demands of the high-containment sector.
Week 3
1

Senior appointments at Vecoplan22.06.2020

Vecoplan has named Andreas Jung as technical manager and Jochen Pfeil as head of the company’s service division.
2

Diverter valves handle aggregates22.06.2020

DMN-WESTINGHOUSE has won a significant order for BTD ball-type diverter valves from a major customer in the aggregates sector.
3

Dec names new CEO for US subsidiary22.06.2020

Dec Group has appointed UK-born Andrew Milner chief executive officer of Dec-USA Inc.
4

Powder flow testing for additive manufacturing22.06.2020

Freeman Technology has released an eBook focusing on the application of powder flow testing in additive manufacturing (AM).
5

Mechanical systems for handling alternative fuels22.06.2020

AUMUND Group is now able to offer a wide range of products for handling and conveying alternative fuels.
Week 2
1

Powder filling line accommodates multiple packaging formats15.06.2020

SternMaid has commissioned a new filling line which can accept FIBCs, sacks, boxes or drums.
2

Sustainability manager for Starlinger15.06.2020

Starlinger has appointed Clarissa Graf as sustainability manager.
3

New president at Malvern Panalytical15.06.2020

Malvern Panalytical has welcomed Mark Fleiner as its new president.
4

Theo Pouw opts for Dino Light15.06.2020

Van Beek has supplied a ‘Light’ version of its screw-type bulk truck loader to Utrecht-based Theo Pouw Group which operates a series of Dutch stockyard facilities for construction raw materials and concrete products.
5

Preparing today for the needs of tomorrow15.06.2020

AUMUND Fördertechnik reports that many of its customers from cement, steel and similar industries have taken the opportunity to order spare and wear parts for their AUMUND machines earlier than planned, in order to be prepared for the time after the coronavirus crisis, when it is anticipated that production capacities in most cases will be back to previous levels.
Week 1
1

Screw feeder ensures even flow of carbon black08.06.2020

Ajax Equipment has supplied a leading custom heat transfer solution manufacturer with a horizontal screw feeder to handle carbon black powder.
2

Cosmetics producer opts for safe and quick mixing08.06.2020

Lindor recently supplied an L1500 mixer to a manufacturer of special cosmetics, where the Dutch equipment manufacturer’s unique gentle-touch technology was able to provide a perfect system for blending sensitive substances.
3

Top management changes at Bühler08.06.2020

Bühler Group has announced the death on 9th June of executive board member Dieter Vögtli who passed away last Friday 5th June, following a short but serious illness.
4

Flexicon sets up Cologne office08.06.2020

Flexicon has opened an office in Cologne to provide technical sales support and engineering services to customers throughout Germany.
5

New president for CECIP08.06.2020

CECIP in the first week of June elected Nick Parsons as new president of the association at a general assembly which was held online.
Mai - 2020
Week 4
1

Extended range of magnetic separators25.05.2020

GEA, Düsseldorf, Germany, is expanding its Aseptomag® magnetic separator portfolio.
2

Triple accreditation for two Bunting manufacturing sites25.05.2020

Continuing with the theme of magnetic separation Bunting – which has two European manufacturing plants was due this spring for audits for a three-year re-accredited certification for Quality (ISO9001), Environment (ISO14001) and Health & Safety (ISO45001) at its Berkhamsted site and recertification for quality and new certification for environment and health & safety at Redditch.
3

Rotary valve designed for abrasive powders25.05.2020

Gericke points out that rotary valves are required to feed, convey or isolate powders of widely differing physical properties.
4

Processing synthetic zeolite powders25.05.2020

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich has supplied two Type RV16 mixers to a major Chinese manufacturer of synthetic zeolite powders which has specialised in this activity since 2002.
5

Screw conveyor knowhow enlisted for 3D printing of reinforced concrete25.05.2020

Van Beek is contributing its expertise to assist in a research project involving 3D printing of reinforced concrete.
Week 2
1

Bühler/Premier Tech JV evolves into a global partnership11.05.2020

Bühler Group and Premier Tech have further developed their strategic cooperation.
2

Seventh breakfast cereal production line at OBST in Poland11.05.2020

GEA Pavan earlier this year successfully handed over a seventh production line for manufacturing breakfast cereals to OBST SA, based in Chelm, Poland.
3

Typhoon opens wear protection division11.05.2020

Typhoon has inaugurated a 'wear solutions' department.
4

Remote monitoring interface11.05.2020

4B Braime Components has introduced the Industrial Ethernet Node (IE-NODE) remote monitoring interface designed to provide sensor data to PLCs or other automation and control systems.
5

TBMA appoints agent in Italy11.05.2020

TBMA Europe and Erigo recently came to an arrangement for the representation of TBMA in the Italian market.
6

Digital home edition of REMBE Safety Days11.05.2020

REMBE GmbH Safety + Control will this year present its popular ‘Safety Days’ via video conference on account of the difficulties arising from Covid-19.
April - 2020
Week 4
1

Vortex helps in the fight against Covid-19…..27.04.2020

In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, employees at Vortex headquarters in Salina, KS, have designed and produced cleanable and reusable face shields for the local hospital, Salina Regional Health Center.
2

….as does Schütz27.04.2020

World-leading IBC manufacturer Schütz has also decided to make a contribution and in record time developed and started manufacturing face shields at its headquarters in Selters, Germany.
3

Dec acquires Inno4Life27.04.2020

Dec Group has announced the takeover of Inno4Life based in Breda, the Netherlands, thereby significantly strengthening its contribution to the global pharmaceutical industry.
4

Sack tip station has integral lump breaker27.04.2020

Ajax Equipment has supplied a leading speciality chemicals producer and sustainable technologies developer, with a combined lump breaker and sack tip booth with automatic tipping.
5

New generation of slow-speed shredders27.04.2020

Doppstadt Umwelttechnik has introduced two new shredders: the METHOR and the INVENTHOR Type 6.
Week 2
1

New design of control valve doses fine powders from silos13.04.2020

RAYMAN spol. has produced a new type of a control valve, designated the Regulatory Discharger RV.
2

Conveying of bauxite in Greece13.04.2020

AUMUND Fördertechnik has won an order to supply one of its arched plate conveyors to Mytilineos SA in Agios Nikolaos on the Gulf of Corinth in Greece.
3

Mixer offers scalability for small food manufacturers looking to expand13.04.2020

Winkworth Machinery has launched an innovative compact mixer, known as the UTS, which is based on a ribbon blender concept.
4

Giant mixer for Indian zinc mine13.04.2020

BHS-Sonthofen has delivered the largest mixer in the company’s history to an Indian zinc mine operator requiring a mixer with a very large filling capacity.
5

Dosing dextrose: a switch from food to pharma/cosmetic applications13.04.2020

TMI recently collaborated closely with one of its customers
März - 2020
Week 4
1

Inline particle size measurement in real time can detect screen breakage30.03.2020

DYNA Instruments specialising in powder and bulk measurement technology, has introduced DYNAsize, a particle size measurement instrument which can be installed directly beneath screening machines.
2

Magnetic disc separator processes beach sands30.03.2020

Bunting Magnetics Europe has manufactured its latest magnetic disc separator (MDS) for processing and separating key minerals from a beach sands deposit.
3

Conveying systems for world’s largest sugar silo30.03.2020

AUMUND Fördertechnik has won an order to supply bulk handling equipment to Canal Sugar, the Egyptian subsidiary of Dubai-based Al Khaleej Sugar, one of the world’s largest sugar producers.
4

Rotary and diverter valves for milk powder production30.03.2020

The UK subsidiary of Dutch valve manufacturer DMN WESTINGHOUSE has supplied Skelmersdale-based Yew Tree Dairy with rotary and diverter valves as part of a major upgrade to its factory.
5

Ultra-high capacity bulk bag filler30.03.2020

USA-based Flexicon has introduced a hygienic bulk bag filling system which features dual SWING-DOWN® fillers fed by high capacity weigh hoppers, achieving fill rates of up to 40 bags per hour.
6

New agent in Germany for TBMA30.03.2020

TBMA Europe BV has appointed Scheessel-based André Junker Industrievertretungen as its representative for the northern German market.
Week 2
1

AUMUND wins another large order from PhosAgro Metachem16.03.2020

AUMUND Fördertechnik is to supply eight chain bucket elevators to PhosAgro’s Metachem plant near St. Petersburg in Russia.
2

Focus on welfare of the employee16.03.2020

BEUMER Group emphasises that its staff are considered to be a part of the BEUMER family, rather than being a resource.
3

Versatile mixer for chemical and thermal processing16.03.2020

Lödige Process Technology will present a Ploughshare® mixer of the current generation at its IFAT booth later this year.
4

Potassium analyzer for potash industry16.03.2020

Berthold Technologies points out that potassium content measurement for the potash industry is one of the most difficult and challenging measurements in the mining industry.
5

COVID-19 forces postponement of major trade shows16.03.2020

The following forthcoming exhibitions in Europe, all of which are widely attended by users and suppliers of bulk handling and processing equipment have had to be rescheduled because of the current coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19
6

Bunting expands Redditch site16.03.2020

Bunting Magnetics Europe has manufacturing facilities at its European head office as well as at Redditch, just outside Birmingham, UK.
Week 1
1

First time at interpack for AVENTUS02.03.2020

AVENTUS will be presenting its extensive range of packaging solutions at interpack, 7–13 May.
2

Agitated screw feeder for paint production02.03.2020

Ajax Equipment has supplied a paints and coatings solutions manufacturer with a stainless steel agitated screw feeder and transition chute.
3

Highly accurate and tailor-made feeding of ingredients02.03.2020

Coperion K-Tron has introduced a new line of K3-PH feeders which have been specifically designed to meet the growing demands of continuous processing in the pharmaceutical industry.
4

TBMA introduces new plug type diverters02.03.2020

Diverter valves or product flow distributors are an essential part in pneumatic and freefall conveying systems.
5

Novel hygienic kneader/mixer/extruder02.03.2020

Winkworth Machinery has produced what is believed to be the world’s most hygienic kneader mixer extruder machine.
6

60th anniversary for ROTO-PACKER02.03.2020

HAVER & BOECKER in April 1960 put into operation the first ROTO-PACKER®.
7

Starlinger shortlisted for European recycling award02.03.2020

Starlinger has for the third time in a row been shortlisted for the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe.
8

Single packing line for pre-made and tubular bags02.03.2020

Concetti reports success with its novel ‘IGF + FFS combo’ automatic bagging system which is extremely versatile, allowing users to manage the two most popular types of flexible packaging for loose materials with a single machine.
9

Pulse valve for reverse-jet dust collector systems02.03.2020

Emerson Industrial Automation has introduced its newly redesigned ASCO™ Series 353 Pulse Valve, which has been designed to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users achieve more effective, efficient and convenient bag cleaning
  
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