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Februar - 2018
Week 2
1

Bühler achieves strong profitable growth12.02.2018

2017 was a successful year for the Bühler Group which has its global headquarters in Uzwil, Switzerland.
2

Ukranian paper sack manufacturer installs second W&H production line12.02.2018

Windmöller & Hölscher has supplied a second sack production line to Pamibro, Ukraine’s largest manufacturer of paper sacks, which has been supplying the construction, chemical and food industries from its factory in the western city of Broshniv for more than 20 years.
3

New design of feeder reduces cleaning time12.02.2018

Gericke has launched the new FEEDOS® S screw feeder, which is of radically innovative design, covering the 0.5 to 500 litres/h output range.
4

Accurate feeding together with even distribution12.02.2018

Gericke (see above) has just introduced EvenDos®, a concept which combines precision feeding with uniform distribution.
5

Hygienic compression load cells12.02.2018

Eilersen Electric has introduced a new series of digital load cells in an aseptic design for dynamic weighing, process weighing, filling, packaging and general weighing applications primarily in food and pharma industries.
Week 1
1

Concetti invests in €5m upgrade05.02.2018

Concetti, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, has started work on the expansion and digital transformation of its main factory and headquarters.
2

Vacuum drying of food and food additives05.02.2018

AVA points out that many applications require a very homogeneous end product with short drying times.
3

IEP Technologies acquires Atexon Oy05.02.2018

HOERBIGER Group has announced that with effect from 1st February its subsidiary IEP Technologies has acquired the business operations, portfolio, patents and trademark rights of Atexon Oy, based in Oulunsalo, Finland, which specialises in spark detection and extinguishing within the field of industrial explosion protection.
4

Infrared drum dries high-water-content polymers05.02.2018

KREYENBORG Plant Technology has perfected a method for drying PTFE/SAN mixtures using its Infrared Rotary Drum (IRD) dryer.
5

FFS bagging and open-mouth bag filling from one machine05.02.2018

Votech using detailed feedback obtained from its customers, recently designed a completely new packaging machine for both form-fill-seal (tubular) bags and open-mouth bags as well.
Januar - 2018
Week 4
1

Mixing spice blends29.01.2018

amixon has perfected a system whereby spices can be homogenised, while being refined with liquid aromas and processed for the manufacture of sausages, marinades, ketchup, pizza toppings, ready-made meals, frozen and tinned foods.
2

Screw conveyor manufacturer installs transport robot29.01.2018

Van Beek operates a manufacturing plant comprising 15 workstations located in two large production halls, each 120m long and 40m wide.
3

SWR engineering becomes envea29.01.2018

SWR engineering Messtechnik GmbH is now trading under the envea™ brand name.
4

Heavy-duty conveyors for new Uzbekistan cement plant29.01.2018

Aumund Fördertechnik won an order in May 2017 for three drag chain conveyors with capacities from 7.5t/h to 200t/h for discharge of limestone, gypsum and pozzolan at the new cement plant in Sherabad, Uzbekistan.
5

Emerson recognised for its Industry 4.0 contribution29.01.2018

Emerson a global automation technology and software company, has been named the ‘Industrial IoT Company of the Year’ by IoT Breakthrough.
Dezember - 2017
Week 3
1

Mixing line for pet food additives and premixes18.12.2017

Palamatic Process has supplied a world-leading pet food manufacturer with a mixing line for additives and premixes.
2

High-capacity digital sorter18.12.2017

Key Technology has introduced the highest capacity digital sorter in the food processing industry: the new VERYX® B210.
3

Barton celebrates 35th birthday18.12.2017

Barton Fabrications has been manufacturing, installing and refurbishing silos – fabricated from stainless steel as well as aluminium – for food and plastics industries for the past 35 years.
4

World’s larger fermentation plant for cultures18.12.2017

GEA reports that a successful collaboration with its long-term customer Chr. Hansen has been completed with the inauguration of the world’s largest fermentation plant for bacterial cultures at the customer’s site in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Week 2
1

Energy-efficient torque drives now applied to mixers11.12.2017

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich reports that permanent-magnet synchronous motors are rapidly becoming established as the standard solution for more and more applications – and now also in mixing technology.
2

Vortex accredited to ISO 9001:201511.12.2017

Vortex in November gained certification to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
3

Optimised monitoring of powder flow, fluidisation and cleaning11.12.2017

GEA Service recently launched its new VISIOCOVER™ Upgrade Program for the safe visual inspection of non-sticky-powder processes in the dairy, food, chemical and pharma industries.
4

Gauging mixer energy efficiency11.12.2017

Sensor Technology has recently supplied several TorqSense transducers to Manchester University’s School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences where they have been incorporated into a test rig which is analysing the performance of in-line mixers.
5

Silo mixer for dry bulks11.12.2017

Van Beek has developed the vertical silo mixer for blending and homogenising free flowing, dry substances of different sizes and with different bulk densities.
Week 1
1

Contract packaging and processing of powders04.12.2017

SternMaid demonstrated its latest capabilities in blending and filling of powdered food ingredients and food supplements at the Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) exhibition which took place in Frankfurt during the last three days of November.
2

Coke loaded quickly, safely and without dust04.12.2017

Van Beek recently supplied a Dino mobile bulk truck loader to Boxtel-based Reijnders BV, a leading Dutch trader in coal and coke products.
3

Innovative modular system for large blowers04.12.2017

Aerzener Maschinenfabrik has recently introduced the Alpha Blower large blower series.
4

Biomass: potentially hazardous and not easy to handle04.12.2017

The challenges facing bulk terminal operators looking to make the transition from coal to biomass were outlined at the Association of Bulk Terminal Operators’ (ABTO) inaugural conference, Bulk Terminals 2017, which took place at the beginning of November in London.
5

Spark detection and extinguishing systems gain FM approval04.12.2017

Firefly reports that it has recently received an FM-approval towards the new FM standard 3265 covering its spark detection and extinguishing systems.
November - 2017
Week 4
1

Robert Zimmermann to retire as joint CEO of AZO27.11.2017

AZO has announced that Robert Zimmermann will be retiring at the end of this year as one of the managing partners of the AZO Group after 27 extremely successful years.
2

New managing director at Aumund27.11.2017

Aumund Fördertechnik has appointed Jens Müller, 54, joint managing director with responsibility for financial control, IT, HR, general administration, purchasing and production.
3

Protecting paper sacks from weather damage27.11.2017

Beumer Group has introduced the BEUMER bag-in-bag system which quickly and reliably packs filled paper bags individually or in groups with a weather-resistant plastic film.
4

Grass seeds bagged, palletised and wrapped27.11.2017

Concetti has recently delivered a complete automatic bag filling, palletising and pallet wrapping line to the Lincolnshire, UK, plant of Germinal GB, a leading supplier of forage and amenity agricultural seeds.
5

Bunting Europe announces record sales figures27.11.2017

Bunting Magnetics Europe reports that it has had two consecutive months of record sales in September and October 2017.
Week 3
1

Simultaneous transfer and mixing of biscuit crumb20.11.2017

Ajax Equipment has supplied a leading food ingredients supplier with a screw conveyor to replace an existing screw feeder and vibratory feeder.
2

Radar level measurement for challenging bulk solids applications20.11.2017

Emerson has launched a dedicated version of its Rosemount™ 5408 non-contacting radar level transmitter to meet the specific demands of bulk solids level measurement.
3

Record height for a single vertical screw conveyor20.11.2017

Van Beek was recently posed a challenging question: Could it fabricate a 17.5m stainless steel screw conveyor in one piece?
4

Revolutionary cooperation on Industry 4.0-compatible networking20.11.2017

Aucotec has created an online link from engineering department to the current device information of the measuring technology manufacturer.
5

40th birthday for Vortex20.11.2017

Vortex this month celebrates 40 years of designing and manufacturing slide gates, diverter valves and iris diaphragms for use in gravity flow, dilute phase and dense phase pneumatic conveying applications.
Week 2
1

Adaptable packaging line for Mexican cement producer13.11.2017

Beumer Group recently supplied an entire integrated packaging line to the Cooperativa La Cruz Azul SCL, Mexico’s third-largest cement manufacturer.
2

Pneumatic conveying: neutralising noise instead of trying to dissipate it13.11.2017

Aerzener Maschinenfabrik has recently introduced the concept of reactive silencers, which effectively reduce the noise emissions on the discharge side of its screw compressors, positive displacement blowers, and rotary lobe compressors.
3

Biggest mixing plant ever13.11.2017

Promixon recently delivered a giant hot/cold mixing combination to a major US manufacturer of luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) which are widely used for flooring.
4

High-speed bagging carousel13.11.2017

STATEC BINDER has introduced the CIRCUPAC fully automatic bagging carousel which has a filling capacity of up to 1200 bags/h.
5

Ejector-driven range of vacuum conveying systems13.11.2017

Gericke has extended its established range of pneumatic conveying systems with the completion of its vacuum conveying product line.
Week 1
1

Cassette dust filter certified as explosion safe06.11.2017

Infastaub recently introduced the latest generation of its Infa-Micron MKR cassette dust filters which are particularly suitable for demanding processes in chemical and pharmaceutical industries where dusts can occur which are either toxic or hazardous to health.
2

Improved magnetic screening of fine powders06.11.2017

Greenwood Magnetics reports that magnetic screening is often used to remove metal contamination from fine powders as they flow down supply lines.
3

Key Beumer appointment06.11.2017

Beumer Group has named Guido Hesse, 50, as director in charge of customer support at its head office in Beckum, Germany.
4

FIBC made from PET bottle flakes06.11.2017

Starlinger presented a golden FIBC made from 100% PET bottle flakes at the 34th conference hosted by the Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association (FIBCA) which took place in the second week of October in Hollywood, California.
5

Explosion-proof bag dump station06.11.2017

Flexicon Europe has introduced a new bag dump station with explosion-proof electrical system which contains dust emitted from manual dumping activities, compacts empty bags and conveys the material to a downstream process – if necessary at an elevated level.
Oktober - 2017
Week 4
1

Determining venting capacity of valve bags30.10.2017

Beumer Group has developed the BEUMER Bag Tester, a device which is easy to transport and enables users to determine precisely the venting capacity of any type of valve bag – including all paper and plastic layers, and glued areas.
2

Advantages of integrated screw conveyors30.10.2017

Van Beek manufactures screw conveyors of all types and in all sizes, but it is not widely known that many projects require in excess of 20 screws.
3

Cleanable airlock is ideal for food applications30.10.2017

Schenck Process has introduced the Global Cleanable Airlock (GCA) which has been designed for applications where dry, raw or finished products are being handled in a process where inspection or system clean-out are required.
4

Pigging gives bread better flavour and perfect crust30.10.2017

URESH, working in conjunction with Netherlands-based Technology Unlimited, has developed a dough processing workflow for breadmaker Pré Pain that improves the quality of the bread.
5

Inclined screw feeding without back-spill30.10.2017

Ajax Equipment has supplied copper chemicals producer Bardyke Chemicals with a 4m long inclined screw feeder for its factory in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire.
Week 3
1

Addition to Eclipse sales team23.10.2017

Eclipse Magnetics has appointed Tom Bibby as technical sales engineer.
2

POWTECH India23.10.2017

The well established Powder and Bulk Solids India event, part of the POWTECH World global network of trade fairs and conferences related to mechanical process engineering, has been renamed POWTECH India.
3

Contract manufacture of food ingredients/toll powder blending23.10.2017

In mid-September SternMaid GmbH & Co. KG officially opened its second production plant in Wittenburg, Germany.
4

Freeman Technology opens German office23.10.2017

UK-based powder characterisation specialist Freeman Technology has expanded its global operations with the establishment of an office in Germany.
5

Second Herbold plastics cleaning line for Rodepa23.10.2017

Herbold Meckesheim has supplied another cleaning line for treatment of post-consumer plastics waste to Rodepa Plastics BV based in Hengelo, the Netherlands.
Week 2
1

Bulk flow transmitter09.10.2017

Berthold Technologies has introduced the new DuoSeries LB 472 radiometric bulk flow system, which is used for precise determination of flow rate and mass flow in bulk handling industries.
2

Spanish bagging specialist opens subsidiary in Mexico09.10.2017

TMI has opened a branch in Mexico to provide direct service for the whole of Latin America.
3

Third truck loader for Dutch logistics operator09.10.2017

Van Beek has sold its third Dino mobile bulk truck loader to Wessem Port Services Group based in the Dutch town of Stein.
4

This year’s POWTECH was the most international so far09.10.2017

The 20th edition of POWTECH, which took place 26-28 September in Nuremberg, brought together 835 exhibitors from 29 countries in its six halls at the modern exhibition complex of the event’s owner and organiser NürnbergMesse GmbH.
5

Gericke further strengthens its presence in Asia09.10.2017

Gericke has recently appointed new agents in South Korea and Pakistan as well as establishing a new location for its Thailand operation.
Week 1
1

Mixer designed for high-speed yet gentle homogenisation02.10.2017

Coperion, at last week’s POWTECH introduced its newly developed MIX-A-LOT mixer.
2

Vortex now represented in Portugal02.10.2017

Vortex Global has appointed Alpha Engenharia as its official agent in Portugal.
3

Ground-breaking for Bühler Innovation Campus02.10.2017

Bühler in the last week of September celebrated the ground breaking of its Innovation Campus in Uzwil.
4

Test plant for pneumatic conveying02.10.2017

Schenck Process has opened a new test centre which is dedicated to pneumatic conveying.
5

Silos plus day-bins facilitate storage and transfer of PP feedstock02.10.2017

Barton Fabrications has installed three new 50t capacity silos and three 3t day-bins at Twinplast’s new Dunstable manufacturing site.
September - 2017
Week 4
1

Schenck Process under new ownership25.09.2017

IK Investment Partners announced on 21st September that it had reached an agreement with private equity funds managed by Blackstone to sell Schenck Process, a global market leader in measuring and process technology.
2

Palletizers to benefit from Allen-Bradley control software25.09.2017

Thiele Technologies is planning in the near future to integrate Allen-Bradley control software on SYMACH palletizers.
3

Dosing highly flammable dusts25.09.2017

AZO has upgraded its DOSITAINER® by adapting it to a discharge base, thereby making it suitable for use with flammable dusts and fine powders.
4

Dustcheck acquired by Filtermist International25.09.2017

Dustcheck Ltd has been acquired by industrial air filtration specialist Filtermist International, part of the Swedish Absolent Group.
5

Drum mixers gently blend Indian snack foods25.09.2017

Lindor reports that four of its L1000 drum mixers are homogenising tons of ethnic snacks (namkeen) daily for Haldiram’s, India’s largest sweets and snacks manufacturer.
Week 3
1

Variable-speed compressor performs well under partial load18.09.2017

Kaeser Kompressoren is now offering its ASD series of variable-speed compressors equipped with synchronous reluctance motors.
2

Feeders designed to meet pharmaceutical industry’s demand for continuous processing18.09.2017

The Sewell office of Coperion K-Tron has released details of this global company’s next generation of highly accurate pharmaceutical loss-in-weight feeders.
3

Upgraded vibratory conveyors18.09.2017

Key Technology has introduced new features to enhance performance of its vibratory conveyors for food processing and packaging lines.
4

Novel modular bulk bag discharger concept18.09.2017

Also featured on the AZO stand at next week’s POWTECH will be a new concept of modular dustfree bulk bag discharger.
5

Hygienic double-cone container docking system18.09.2017

AZO has introduced CleanDock®, a system for docking containers to upstream dosing units.
Week 2
1

Unifying control for separators and decanters11.09.2017

GEA has decided to make its GEA IO control generation available for the company’s entire range of separators and decanters, in order to reduce complexity and to focus on user-friendliness.
2

Speedy installation of fluidizer discs11.09.2017

Solimar Pneumatics has developed a new method of installation for its fluidizer disks.
3

Granulating technology for conditioning of short carbon fibres11.09.2017

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich reports that carbon fibres in the form of continuous fibre fabrics or cut fibres are used to strengthen and reinforce other materials, such as plastics.
4

World’s largest tyre recycling plant11.09.2017

Zeppelin Group has started construction for its long-term collaborative partner Pyrolyx AG of the biggest tyre recycling plant ever built.
5

Continuously operating magnetic separator11.09.2017

Goudsmit Magnetics has recently developed a continuous cleaning Cleanflow magnet.
Week 1
1

New WAM technology centre nears completion04.09.2017

WAMGROUP reports that its new Technology Centre has reached its final construction phase.
2

Latest developments in vacuum pumps04.09.2017

Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems will present on Stand 3A-305 at POWTECH its series of Mink MV claw vacuum pumps as well as its dry COBRA screw vacuum pumps, which are well suited for processes in which a high vacuum level is required.
3

Flexicon launches German language website04.09.2017

Flexicon has introduced a German website to support its sales office opened just over a year ago in Aschaffenburg, north-west Bavaria, which is headed by regional sales manager Christian Löchler.
4

Monitoring abrasion-free operation of rotary valves04.09.2017

Coperion will be presenting Version 5.0 of its proven RotorCheck contact monitoring system for rotary valves on Stand 4-290 at POWTECH, Nuremberg 26 -28 September.
5

J-Tec to build polymer storage and packaging line in Thailand04.09.2017

J-Tec Material Handling has won a contract to supply a new plant in Thailand for Total Corbion PLA.
  
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