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April - 2018
Week 2
1

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.
2

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.
3

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.
4

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.
5

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.
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

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.
8

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.
9

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.
10

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.
Week 1
1

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.
2

Versatile gyratory sifters02.04.2018

SWECO has launched the new ATLAS range of gyratory sifters.
3

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.
4

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.
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.
März - 2018
Week 4
1

Hypergienic rotary valves26.03.2018

Gericke RotaVal has introduced two rotary valves specifically designed for the pharmaceutical industry.
2

Continuous extrusion of battery materials to a high, reproducible quality standard26.03.2018

Coperion will be exhibiting application solutions for its highly productive ZSK twin screw extruders for the continuous production of cathode and anode masses, as well as separator film, at Booth 212 of the Battery Show Europe 2018 which takes place 15-17 May in Hannover.
3

New managing director at Ajax26.03.2018

Ajax Equipment has appointed Dr Eddie McGee as managing director, having been technical director at the company for over 10 years.
4

International symposium on microencapsulation26.03.2018

SternMaid reports that in association with the Bioactives World Forum, it will be organising an international symposium on the subject of microencapsulation in Hamburg, 17-18 May 2018.
5

Record year for W&H26.03.2018

In 2017 Windmöller & Hölscher expanded its position as market leader in all three of its product areas: extrusion, printing and conversion.
Week 3
1

New Vortex agent for Finland19.03.2018

Vortex Global has appointed Industri-Textil Job AB as its new agent in Finland.
2

Pavan and GEA join forces for the first time at Anuga19.03.2018

Only a few months after acquiring the Italian Pavan Group, Düsseldorf-based GEA has integrated the company into its booth at Anuga FoodTec, Cologne, which takes place this week.
3

Pigging system ensures efficient processing of ointments19.03.2018

URESH has supplied a bespoke double pigging system to the factory near Rotterdam of Dutch manufacturing pharmacist Tiofarma BV which produces ointments, among other products, for various pharmaceutical companies.
4

Automatic filling and closing of single-loop bulk bags19.03.2018

Concetti has introduced an automatic bulk bag weighing, filling and closing system which is operated by just one person.
5

Precision mixing on a very large scale19.03.2018

MTI Mischtechnik will present its current portfolio of container-type, vertical, horizontal, cooling, and heating/cooling mixers for the plastics industry at the NPE 2018 trade show in Orlando, Florida 7-11 May.
Week 2
1

Addition to Bunting sales team12.03.2018

Bunting Magnetics Europe has restructured and expanded its national sales team with the appointment of external sales engineer Mark Harris.
2

Vibratory conveyor designed for integration with metal detector12.03.2018

Key Technology has introduced a specialised Iso-Flo® vibratory conveyor designed specifically for integration with a metal detector to inspect bulk foods on processing and packaging distribution lines.
3

Knife rotor minimises dust content of PVC pellets12.03.2018

Coperion has introduced a new type of knife rotor which makes it possible to produce extremely low-dust PVC pellets for cable manufacture.
4

Crystallisation and drying of plastics/decontamination of PET12.03.2018

KREYENBORG Plant Technology has recently introduced two new products – the IR-CLEAN® and PET-BOOSTER® - both of which are based on the company’s well established IRD Infrared Rotary Drum.
5

Lump breakers for hazardous materials12.03.2018

Van Beek has supplied two high-specification lump breakers to the Pernis refinery of Royal Dutch Shell.
Week 1
1

Farleygreene upgrades test facilities05.03.2018

Farleygreene has recently invested in improved sieving technology test facilities.
2

Standard Industrie celebrates 40 years of success05.03.2018

Standard Industrie International which was established in 1978, designs equipment which facilitates storage, flow, conveying and cleaning of powdery bulk products.
3

Potato starch production line for Cargill/AKV Langholt AmbA05.03.2018

J-Tec Material Handling has won an order to supply Cargill-AKV I/S with a new potato starch production line in Langholt, Denmark.
4

Continuous production process for development of pharma recipes05.03.2018

Coperion reports that thanks to its tailor-made turnkey technological solutions based around the ZSK twin screw extruder, it is able to respond to the growing demand from the pharmaceutical industry for systems for continuous production processes that offer higher efficiency and uniformity than batch processes.
5

Titanium dioxide: granulation helps safeguard against possible dust hazard05.03.2018

Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich points out that breathing in dust particles that cannot be broken down by the body can trigger inflammation processes in the lungs.
Februar - 2018
Week 4
1

Food-grade grinding systems26.02.2018

NETZSCH Trockenmahltechnik has recently introduced the CONDUX® 60 fine-impact mill, which is believed to be is the smallest complete grinding plant currently available on the market.
2

RADAR sensor combines flexibility with high accuracy26.02.2018

Pulsar Process Measurement has launched mmWAVE, a compact FMCW RADAR sensor that offers high accuracy, repeatable level measurement and compatibility with Pulsar’s full range of level controllers.
3

GEA broadens portfolio with extrusion and milling technology26.02.2018

Following its take-over of the Italian Pavan Group at the end of November 2017, the Düsseldorf engineering group GEA now owns a leading supplier of extrusion and milling technology for processing all kinds of fresh and dried pasta, pelleted snack products and breakfast cereals.
4

Process engineering solutions from Brickenden & Booth26.02.2018

The 19th February issue of EBS News featured a news item on the sale of the intellectual property of FPE Global in which we made reference to two former employees.
5

Fast and accurate at-line elemental analysis26.02.2018

Malvern Panalytical has introduced Epsilon 4, a new high-performance benchtop analytical tool for the determination of the chemical composition of all kinds of material.
Week 3
1

Powder Rheometer supports metal processing industries19.02.2018

Freeman Technology emphasises that powders play an integral part in the production of many products and it is widely acknowledged that they are often challenging to handle.
2

Dec Group’s Shanghai office relocates to larger premises19.02.2018

Dec Group will in March formally inaugurate its new China office in Shanghai.
3

Space-saving silo cascade mixers19.02.2018

Ajax Equipment has developed a high-volume, compact silo cascade mixer which provides a space-saving alternative to machines with conventional conical hoppers.
4

Single-source solution for conveying and processing alternative fuels19.02.2018

In order to improve the efficiency of its operations, Deuna Zement GmbH will use alternative fuels to fire the main burners of the two rotary furnaces at its plant in Deuna, a town situated in the German Free State of Thuringia.
5

Schenck Process buys FPE’s intellectual property19.02.2018

Schenck Process has purchased (for an undisclosed figure) the digital assets and intellectual property of FPE Global Ltd.
Week 2
1

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.
2

Accurate feeding together with even distribution12.02.2018

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

Bühler achieves strong profitable growth12.02.2018

2017 was a successful year for the Bühler Group which has its global headquarters in Uzwil, Switzerland.
5

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.
Week 1
1

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.
2

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.
3

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.
4

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.
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.
  
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