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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.
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.
  
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