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September - 2018
Week 3
1

Rotary valve can now handle fragile food materials17.09.2018

Coperion has modified the design of its ZVB rotary valve to ensure very gentle materials handling while maintaining strictest sanitary standards.
2

Fast filling of lined freight containers17.09.2018

Van Beek has upgraded the performance of its screw type bulk container filler.
3

Removing metal contaminants from plastic granules and powders17.09.2018

MESUTRONIC Gerätebau will launch its new PLASTRON 05 K metal separator at Fakuma which takes place in Friedrichshafen 16-20 October.
4

New Vortex agent for Egypt17.09.2018

Vortex Global has named ALRIAD International Agencies & Trading as its new representative agent for Egypt.
5

Hermetically sealed control valve extends shelf life of food and beverages17.09.2018

GEA is expanding its D-tec® valve line with the new GEA D-tec P/DV control valve for ultraclean applications in the food, beverage and dairy industries.
Week 2
1

Plastic sacks and FFS films: further investment by RKW10.09.2018

RKW as part of 50th anniversary celebrations at its Echte site, has put a new tube former into operation.
2

Vortex strengthens Middle East presence10.09.2018

Vortex Global reports that Renene CPE Service (FZE) has been appointed as its new representative agent for the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar.
3

Contract production of powder formulations from a single source10.09.2018

SternMaid will present its portfolio for blending, processing and filling foods, ingredients and dietary supplements in powder form at Health ingredients Europe 2018, Frankfurt, 27-29 November.
4

Largest ever ATEX-compliant Z-Conveyor10.09.2018

Poeth Solids Processing has delivered the largest and tallest ATEX-compliant Z-Conveyor ever built to a brewery in Algiers which has been acquired by one of the world’s foremost beer producers and is currently being substantially upgraded and modernised.
5

SCHÜTTGUT now officially called SOLIDS Dortmund10.09.2018

Easyfairs earlier this year took the decision to give its successful SCHÜTTGUT trade show in Dortmund, Germany, the official name of SOLIDS Dortmund.
Week 1
1

Explosion isolation flap valves03.09.2018

IEP Technologies has introduced the IFV and IFV-M isolation flap valves.
2

Removing metal contamination from plastics processing lines03.09.2018

Eriez Magnetics Europe reports that European plastics manufacturers are continuing to invest in the company’s powerful PM grate magnets to improve product purity, prevent costly damage to downstream equipment and reduce processing downtime.
3

K-Vision controller can now support two independent feeder lines03.09.2018

Coperion K-Tron has added new features to its proven K-Vision™ software.
4

Innovative feeding technology at Fakuma03.09.2018

Coperion reports that – in association with Coperion K-Tron (see above) – the two companies will be exhibiting latest plastics processing solutions at their joint booth (A6-6406) at this year’s Fakuma which takes place 16-20 October in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
5

Reaping the benefits of retaining good staff03.09.2018

AUMUND Fördertechnik reports that with effect from 1st September Bodo Radmacher has become head of the company’s spare parts division.
August - 2018
Week 3
1

Customised solutions for discharge of road tankers20.08.2018

The Brussels office of GHH Rand will be exhibiting at Booth E84 in Hall 25 at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover, Germany, 20-27 September.
2

Compact weighing system records grain volume and flow rates20.08.2018

FRIEDRICH electronic has introduced the DC3 Flow Weigher which is capable of continuously measuring flow capacity and total weight of free flowing bulk materials.
3

Magnetic separators for foodstuffs and powders20.08.2018

Goudsmit Magnetics has introduced a new generation of magnetic separators designed to remove metal particles (>30µm) from foodstuffs such as coffee, cocoa, malt, rice, sugar and flour, but also from other powdery and fine-grained materials.
4

Vortex announces new agent for Saudi Arabia20.08.2018

Vortex Global has appointed Eurotech International FZ, LLC as its new representative agent for Saudi Arabia.
5

Plug, play and agglomerate20.08.2018

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik will exhibit alongside its Indian subsidiary, Glatt India, at POWTECH India 2018, Mumbai, 11-13 October.
Week 1
1

Flexible connector solves extreme processing challenges06.08.2018

New Zealand based BFM Global has introduced a new connector that is capable of withstanding high temperatures or harsh chemicals.
2

Feeder now available with quick-change capability06.08.2018

Brabender Technologie has introduced an easy change version of its popular FlexWall® Plus loss-in-weight feeder.
3

High-speed turbo-mixer06.08.2018

PROMIXON has extended its range of mixers with the introduction of the XM series of turbo-mixers designed for applications where there is a requirement for dispersion of powders with powders or granules or with liquid addition.
4

Exhibition stand will become metal separation test centre over two days06.08.2018

Bunting Magnetics Europe together with its Master Magnets subsidiary, will be presenting an interactive display on its stand at the RWM exhibition which takes place 12-13 September in Birmingham, UK.
5

Focus on dough handling and processing06.08.2018

Daxner will be showing its new generation of pre- and sour dough systems at iba 2018 (Booth B4-274) which takes place 15-20 September in Munich.
Juli - 2018
Week 4
1

Saudi Arabia’s most modern dairy processing plant30.07.2018

GEA has worked with Almarai Company in Saudi Arabia to build the nation’s largest and most modern dairy processing facility.
2

Powder coatings: pre-mixing and Industry 4.030.07.2018

PROMIXON reports that it recently supplied three FX-2500 high speed mixers to an unidentified national customer for blending thermosetting resins with pigments, fillers and additives.
3

NDC Technologies recertifies to ISO 9001:201530.07.2018

NDC Technologies, a leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, reports that it has successfully recertified to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.
4

New generation of centrifugal sifters30.07.2018

Gericke will in August launch its new range of GS centrifugal sifters.
5

Largest butter making machine in India30.07.2018

GEA (see above) reports that it recently sold its first type BUE butter making machine to an Indian dairy producer.
Week 3
1

Automated discharge of bulk solids from drums23.07.2018

Flexicon Europe is offering a new TIP-TITE® drum dumping system designed and manufactured by its US parent company.
2

Laboratory extruder for food applications23.07.2018

Coperion recently supplied a ZSK 27 Mv PLUS twin screw extruder to the Institute for Food and Beverage Innovation at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Wädenswil, Switzerland.
3

W&H sets up Polish daughter company23.07.2018

Windmöller & Hölscher in June opened a subsidiary in Poland.
4

Dual-drive centrifugal sifter23.07.2018

Kason Europe has introduced a model MOB-DD-SS dual-drive CENTRI-SIFTER™ centrifugal sifter designed and manufactured by its US parent company.
5

Glatt wins ACHEMA award23.07.2018

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik last month was honoured with the ACHEMA Innovation Award for its TwinPro® pharmaceutical plant, which combines two batch processes.
Week 2
1

Granulation Workshop 201916.07.2018

Next year the 9th International Granulation Conference organised by Sheffield University will be hosted 26 – 28 June by Nestlé in Lausanne, Switzerland.
2

Eriez 50th birthday09.07.2018

Eriez Magnetics Europe marks its 50th anniversary this year.
3

Capacitive digital load cells with IECEx certification09.07.2018

Eilersen Electric reports that all its new modules and load cells are now IECEx certified.
4

Farleygreene appoints Scottish agent09.07.2018

Farleygreene has named Perth-based Abdie Solutions as its representative in Scotland.
5

Expanded capabilities for FFS bagging brand09.07.2018

Beumer Group has extended its fillpac FFS form fill seal system both for the high-capacity range of up to 2600 bags per hour and for low throughputs starting from 1800 bags per hour, thereby offering a wider choice of tailored solutions for specific applications.
6

Process Components opens Kemutec BV in the Netherlands09.07.2018

Process Components has announced the expansion of subsidiary company Kemutec in Europe, with the long-established manufacturing brand opening a new office in the Dutch town of ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
7

Multifunctional, industry-grade mill16.07.2018

Fritsch GmbH, earlier this year introduced the PULVERISETTE 11 knife mill which has been designed to provide very fast and gentle comminution and homogenisation of moist, oily and fatty as well as dry, soft, medium-hard and fibrous samples.
8

Vibratory screen improves scrap metal quality16.07.2018

German-based interVIB GmbH reports that it has recently delivered several of its Type VSL linear vibratory screeners, equipped with specially developed 3D-screening cassettes, to steel plants and scrapyards throughout Europe.
9

New CFO at Schenck Process .16.07.2018

Schenck Process reports that Thomas Spitzenpfeil becomes the group’s chief financial officer with effect from 1st October.
10

Verification equipment for rent16.07.2018

Sensor Technology is prepared to offer its TorqSense range of torque sensors on a rental basis to research as well as industrial customers.
Week 1
1

Drum tipper has integral screw conveyor02.07.2018

Flexicon Europe is now offering a TIP-TITE® drum tipper from its US parent company which incorporates a flexible screw conveyor allowing dustfree volumetric feeding of bulk material from drums into downstream processes.
2

Towards smart compounding plants02.07.2018

Coperion has introduced the Coperion Production Control Center (CPCC), which offers compounders a clever solution for the control of compounding systems.
3

Multipurpose X-ray diffraction platform02.07.2018

Malvern Panalytical has launched its new Empyrean platform – an instrument that is said to redefine the concept of multipurpose X-ray diffraction.
4

Cutting mill ensures high sample throughput02.07.2018

Retsch has extended its cutting mill portfolio with the introduction of the SM 400 XL model.
5

W&H joins CEFLEX02.07.2018

Windmöller & Hölscher has become a member of CEFLEX, a collaboration project between European companies that represent the entire flexible packaging value chain.
Juni - 2018
Week 4
1

Ensuring that rupture discs function effectively25.06.2018

REMBE GmbH Safety + Control emphasises that the best pressure relief is ineffective, if it is not correctly installed, maintained or replaced.
2

Bucket elevator increases cement plant capacity in Oman25.06.2018

KoWey, Kamp-Lintfort has supplied a high-capacity chain bucket elevator to the Oman Cement Company (OCC) to replace an under-performing elevator from a different manufacturer.
3

Plastics regrinding line exported to USA25.06.2018

Lindner-Recyclingtech has supplied a regrinding line including a Micromat 2500 pre-shredding system and a grinder to Winco Plastics, North Aurora, IL, one of the largest full service plastic recycling companies in the Midwest with 30 years of experience.
4

Two days devoted to microencapsulation25.06.2018

SternMaid in May organised an international symposium on microencapsulation in association with the Bioactives World Forum at the InterCity Hotel in Hamburg.
5

High-capacity centrifugal sifter25.06.2018

Kason Europe has introduced a quick-clean CENTRI-SIFTER™ centrifugal sifter with a cantilevered shaft that offers greater screening area and higher capacity than any single chamber model previously offered by the company.
Week 3
1

Drawer magnets remove ferrous contaminants from plastic waste18.06.2018

Bunting Magnetics Europe recently supplied two drawer filter magnets to EcoVyn Ltd, a UK specialist PVC compounder which produces reprocessed, blended and virgin compounds for a variety of applications.
2

New Beumer office will concentrate on modernisation projects18.06.2018

Beumer Group has opened an office in the Ruhr area to support its national and international customers with a comprehensive range of upgrading services.
3

Low-profile flour silo is humidity-free18.06.2018

Barton Fabrications within the past few weeks delivered a 40t capacity silo to Aptech (Powder Systems) which installed the vessel at a UK bakery where it will be used for flour storage.
4

Micromeritics acquires Freeman Technology18.06.2018

Micromeritics Instrument Corp. announced at the beginning of this week that it had acquired UK-based Freeman Technology for an undisclosed figure.
5

WAMGROUP celebrates opening of new technology centre on its 50th anniversary18.06.2018

WAMGROUP chose the occasion of its 50th anniversary to inaugurate a new technology centre at its headquarters on Friday 15th June.
Week 2
1

Large rotary lobe pump for sensitive products11.06.2018

GEA has expanded its NOVALOBE pump range with the introduction of the large-volume GEA Hilge NOVALOBE 60.
2

ATEX-certified metal detector11.06.2018

Eriez Magnetics Europe has introduced its MetAlarm EX ATEX 21 metal detector model.
3

Wheeled low-profile screw conveyor11.06.2018

Flexicon Europe has introduced a low-profile flexible screw conveyor with integral bin and castor-mounted frame which can be easily moved below mezzanines and in other low-headroom areas.
4

Mixers ensure quality of Indian snack foods11.06.2018

Lindor Products has recently supplied several mixers to the Balaji Group, India’s second largest producer of potato crisps.
5

Vertical cartridge filter11.06.2018

Schenck Process has introduced its new Vertical Cartridge Filter (VCF) that removes industrial dust while incorporating a novel design for handling medium to high air volumes.
Week 1
1

Further Turkish cement business for AUMUND04.06.2018

AUMUND Fördertechnik has been awarded a further two projects from that country.
2

Solids-handling valves delivered within two weeks04.06.2018

Vortex has launched its new FastTrack™ initiative, an order fulfilment programme designed to deliver small quantity orders on select product designs and sizes in two weeks.
3

Circular conveying system optimises capacity and prevents contamination04.06.2018

Poeth Solids Processing has developed its new C-Conveyor specifically for applications where there is a requirement for powders, pellets or granulate to be fed back vertically into the production process.
4

Schenck Process acquires Raymond Bartlett Snow04.06.2018

Schenck Process Holding announced at the end of May that it had signed definitive agreements to purchase Raymond Bartlett Snow (RBS) for an undisclosed sum.
5

Screening APIs under strictest containment conditions04.06.2018

AZO points out that low occupational exposure limits and complex toxicological evaluations pose special challenges for processors and manufacturers of highly active substances with regard to process safety.
Mai - 2018
Week 4
1

Major advance in automated dosing of micro quantities28.05.2018

AZO will be launching several new products on Stand C50 in Hall 6.0 at ACHEMA.
2

Plastics recycling: a rapidly expanding industry28.05.2018

Lindner-Recyclingtech reports that the increased demand for sorting and recycling capacity has subsequently led to a greater number of the relevant machines being needed and produced.
3

Gear units: plug & play sensor offers predictive maintenance28.05.2018

Flender will be launching its new DX500 product with associated DX Assist app on Stand A70, Hall 5 at ACHEMA.
4

New concept of disc dryer28.05.2018

Allgaier Process Technology will be presenting its new CD Dryer at ACHEMA.
5

Bühler unveils over 20 digital innovations at IPACK IMA28.05.2018

Bühler now has the capability to connect more than 85% of its solutions to the cloud, and is continuing to introduce innovative solutions.
Week 3
1

Biogas plants benefits from precision biomass dosing21.05.2018

SDS tec GmbH specialises in the modernisation and automation of biogas plants and associated services.
2

Further plastics storage business for UK’s foremost aluminium silo manufacturer21.05.2018

Barton Fabrications is continuing to reap the benefits of the buoyant national market for plastic raw materials.
3

Process industry production, conveying and feeding enhancements21.05.2018

Coperion reports that it will be exhibiting several items of innovative technology solutions for the process industry on Stand D34, Hall 5.0 at ACHEMA.
4

Food packaging company purchases portable lump breaker21.05.2018

Ajax Equipment has supplied the Alexir Partnership with a portable Model 300 lump breaker including a feed hopper, outlet chute and control panel, mounted on a mobile frame.
5

Laboratory-scale compact grinding/separating system21.05.2018

NETZSCH Trockenmahltechnik will be exhibiting its new LabCompactPlus – an all-in-one modular mill/classifier unit – for the first time at this year’s ACHEMA, where a working machine will be demonstrated.
Week 2
1

Improving food safety with digital solutions14.05.2018

Bühler has chosen the occasion of the forthcoming IPACK IMA trade show in Milan to focus on digital solutions designed to make foods safer, to save energy, and to prevent waste.
2

High-quality lime from eggshells14.05.2018

Van Beek has developed the eggshell dryer for drying crushed eggshells in a continuous industrial process.
3

FIBC manufacturer is first to offer CO2-neutral products14.05.2018

Boxon Bulk is now offering its customers the opportunity to actively offset CO2, thereby expanding its activities in the field of social responsibility and sustainable development.
4

Weigh-belt feeder meets strict hygiene requirements14.05.2018

Brabender Technologie has completely redesigned its weigh-belt feeder in accordance with stringent food industry norms.
5

RAYMAN celebrates 25th anniversary14.05.2018

RAYMAN spol. s r. o. has designed and delivered hundreds of pneumatic conveying systems over the past 25 years.
Week 1
1

Recovering more marketable material from waste07.05.2018

BHS-Sonthofen will present its type VRS 1215 pre-shredder at next week’s IFAT 2018.
2

Pneumatic conveying of plastic pellets: less dust and improved energy efficiency07.05.2018

Coperion has developed FLUIDLIFT ecoblue®, a quality- and efficiency-enhancing pneumatic conveying process for plastic pellets.
3

360-degree camera helps ensure precise location of screw conveyors07.05.2018

Van Beek is employing a 360-degree camera to help determine the exact position where its purpose-manufactured screw conveyors are installed in a customer’s plant.
4

FFS bagging: industry leaders to form joint company07.05.2018

Two globally recognised German producers of form-fill-seal bagging systems – HAVER & BOECKER and WINDMÖLLER & HÖLSCHER, based respectively in Oelde and Lengerich – in March signed a letter of intent to set up a joint company which will specialise in the development and production as well as sales and service of FFS packing plants including related palletising systems.
5

Scottish acquisition extends Dustcheck’s reach north of the border07.05.2018

Dustcheck has acquired the business assets of Glasgow-based Dust Control Solutions Ltd, a privately held company which manufactures and installs dust, fume, odour and pollution control systems for industry.
April - 2018
Week 4
1

Bag compactor modified to process bulk bags too30.04.2018

Van Beek has adapted the latest version of its used sack compactor to enable it to process used FIBCs as well in an efficient, cheap and environmentally friendly way.
2

FIBC conditioner without safety doors poses no injury risk30.04.2018

Flexicon Europe has introduced a BLOCK BUSTER bulk bag conditioner designed by its US parent company which features a laser safety curtain that automatically stops the system's hydraulic rams, scissor lift and turntable if the laser beam is obstructed, eliminating the need for safety-hinged doors and interlock switches for operator safety.
3

Dustcheck 40th anniversary30.04.2018

Dustcheck has over the past four decades delivered dust control systems, industrial air filtration and extraction systems to both domestic and international customers.
4

Silo eliminates manual bag handling/slitting30.04.2018

Barton Fabrications has installed a new silo at the manufacturing plant of Bevex in Coalville, Leicestershire.
5

Revolutionary grain sorting technology30.04.2018

Bühler Group chose the final week of this year’s Hannover Messe to unveil a breakthrough in optical sorting technology that will minimise toxic contamination in maize and improve yield, by identifying and removing carcinogenic aflatoxin-infected grains.
Week 3
1

Hanningfield wins royal seal of approval23.04.2018

Hanningfield Process Systems has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018 in the category of International Trade.
2

High-temp air cannon installation without production shutdown23.04.2018

Martin Engineering has announced a new technology for installing air cannons without a processing shutdown.
3

Mapping the world of CIP23.04.2018

Suncombe has released a product map to explain in visual form, the company’s strengths and capabilities in areas of clean-in-place (CIP), bio-waste decontamination treatment and other related processes.
4

Ploughshare mixer for battery masses23.04.2018

Gebr. Lödige Maschinenbau, points out that in the production of lithium batteries extremely high-quality demands are placed on the preparation of the required raw materials – even to the limits of technical feasibility.
5

Low-headroom dense phase conveying23.04.2018

Gericke has developed a compact conveying pressure vessel, which – with a volume of just 20 litres – requires a headroom of no more than 660mm.
Week 2
1

Bühler teams with Microsoft to provide digital solutions for food processing industries16.04.2018

Bühler is set to unveil ground-breaking digital technologies that include minimising toxic contamination, reducing food waste and increasing end product quality across the whole food value chain as part of a new partnership with Microsoft.
2

Integrated automation and control system increases FFS line efficiency09.04.2018

Windmöller & Hölscher is offering a new integrated automation and operating concept for its FFS packaging line with EASY CONTROL, which enhances the efficiency of the line.
3

Multi-functional processing for hygienic applications09.04.2018

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich has introduced the CleanLine series of multi-functional processing machines which are capable of delivering multiple process operations from a single-pot unit.
4

Telsonic UK to market ultrasonic screening technology Europe-wide09.04.2018

Telsonic AG has entrusted its UK subsidiary with direct responsibility for sales of the company’s extensive range of ultrasonic screening modules and components within European markets.
5

Ultrasonic bag sealing unit09.04.2018

Beumer Group is now offering the option to equip the BEUMER fillpac R filling system with an ultrasonic sealing unit.
6

BHS-Sonthofen acquires AVA09.04.2018

Germany-based BHS-Sonthofen has with effect from 4 April acquired all shares in AVA GmbH & Co. KG, which is located in Herrsching in the Greater Munich Area.
7

Aumund to supply HBI cooling lines to Cleveland Cliffs16.04.2018

In December 2018 Aumund Fördertechnik will despatch an HBI evaporation cooler system to Cleveland Cliffs, the operator of a hot briquetted iron (HBI) plant in Toledo, Ohio, USA.
8

Non-invasive signalling device for rupture discs16.04.2018

REMBE GmbH Safety+Control has introduced the NIMU rupture signalling device that is said to be unbeatable in terms of process leak-tightness.
9

Homogenising and drying of APIs16.04.2018

AVA recently won an order to supply an HVW-VT 120 vertical conical dryer with spiral mixing unit in pharmaceutical design to Chinoin Zrt, a subsidiary of the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi.
10

Flexible connector available with extra safety feature16.04.2018

New Zealand based BFM Global has recently introduced a safety feature for its popular BFM® fitting flexible connectors.
Week 1
1

High-capacity cone mill for sticky, moist or fragile materials02.04.2018

The US headquarters of Kason has launched the model CGM 750, a 750mm diameter cone mill which is capable of gently grinding fatty, heat-sensitive, sticky, moist or fragile materials into uniform particle sizes with minimal fines at rates up to 32t/h.
2

All-purpose screening machine02.04.2018

Spaleck has extended its range of vibratory screeners with the introduction of the Evolution, a high-end machine which has been designed to make screening of the most diverse types of materials easier and more flexible than ever before.
3

Versatile gyratory sifters02.04.2018

SWECO has launched the new ATLAS range of gyratory sifters.
4

Conical mixer for very fast batch changes02.04.2018

amixon GmbH points out that modern crop protection chemicals are derived from many successive stages of synthesis.
5

New sales director at SAMSON02.04.2018

SAMSON Materials Handling has announces the appointment of Karl Woodhouse as sales director with effect from 1 February.
  
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