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June 7, 2011

Portable Drum Discharging System
This portable drum discharging system safely and efficiently empties drums of various dry materials into your process. A hydraulic Lift & Seal System docks drums to a gasketed pour cone for dust-tight and contaminant-free product discharge. The portable design allows you to implement this machine into your process when and where it is necessary. All product contact surfaces are type 304 stainless steel. Units are custom designed for your application requirements. Material Transfer & Storage Inc., Allegan, MI 800-836-7068 www.materialtransfer.com

Load Transfer Station with Pallet Cart
The Load Transfer Station (LTS) product line has been further developed to include a Load Transfer Station with Pallet Cart (LTS-C). The LTS-C allows the fork truck driver to place the “go to” pallet onto a pallet cart allowing the process to complete automatically. The LTS-C is capable of transferring products that are packaged in cases, barrels, drums, bags, and pails from one pallet type to another, including plastic, Chep, and GMA pallets that are commonly used in both receiving and shipping applications. All LTS units help to eliminate injuries to warehouse workers and associated insurance claims, streamline plant and warehouse operations, improve plant and process cleanliness (as part of GMP compliance), and reduce costs. Stand-alone machines and fully automatic systems with integrated pallet washing and/or stretch wrapping are available. Columbia Machine Inc., Vancouver, WA 360-694-1501 www.palletizing.com

Roller Forks
RollerForks handle FIBCs without using the lifting loops. These forks are designed for handling pallet-less goods such as FIBCs on slip sheets, but can also be uses as standard forklift tines. These forks are strictly mechanical, so no extra hydraulics are necessary and a dedicated forklift with a special attachment is no longer required. RollerForks simply replace the existing forklift forks and mount to most any type of forklift truck. These forks offer an alternative to hydraulic clamps or push-pull type attachments. They are easy to use, simple to maintain, and available in various sizes and capacities. Reachable Solutions LLC, Chesapeake, VA 757-548-4142 www.rollerforks.com

Food-Grade, Automated Bulk Material Handling System
Booth 763 - This fully automated, food-grade bulk material handling system was built to be compliance-ready at start-up and to conform to the specific, regulated processes and practices of the wash-in-place (WIP) application. The integrated system, including a powered infeed conveyor, 2000-lb-capacity container lift carriage, 304-2b stainless steel custom discharge hood, surge hopper, and vibratory conveyor, is structurally designed with angled-plane, rounded-radius framework, and highly finished plate to reduce solids build-up and speed moisture removal. Internal and external welds of product contact areas are finished beyond a subjective, ‘ground smooth’ spec, to a measured, 32 Ra finish eliminating ripples, pits, and crevices; and aiding material release, cleanability, and inspection. National Bulk Equipment Inc., Holland, MI 616-399-2220 www.nbe-inc.com