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  • Vibra Screw Expands Feeder, Conveyor Lines through Agreement

    October 6, 2016

    Vibra Screw Inc. has expanded its vibratory feeder and conveyor lines through an exclusive license agreement with Mavi Maquinas Vibratorias Ltda, Brazil.   The agreement, covering North America, gives Vibra Screw access to Mavi's 50 years of experience, which has made them the largest...

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  • State of the Conveying Industry

    October 5, 2016

    CEMA, the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association, met in Chicago in mid-September 2016 to discuss the state of the conveyor industry and to plan for 2017. Yes, 2017 is already on the minds of the conveyor industry. Over the last six years, the conveyor industry has grown at an 11.6% CAGR....

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  • Golden Peanut Completes Warehouse Equipment Upgrade

    October 3, 2016

    Subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts has completed an equipment upgrade at its Vienna, GA warehouse to boost the speed of unloading product and improve the quality of its products, ADM announced by press release Monday. “We’re pleased to have...

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  • Flexicon Opens New Office in Germany

    September 30, 2016

    Flexicon (Europe) Ltd has opened a new office in Aschaffenburg, Germany to provide factory-direct engineering services and technical sales support to customers throughout Germany, it was announced by Keith Bourton, managing director.      "The Aschaffenburg location will...

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  • Conveyor Equipment Executives Concerned about 2016

    September 22, 2016

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that overall industry orders (bookings) for the first six months of 2016 decreased 0.93% compared to the same period in 2015, with total orders of $5.67 billion. CEMA estimates industry billed sales (shipments) for the first six months...

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  • Spiroflow Systems Names Mackrill Chief Operating Officer

    September 20, 2016

    Spiroflow Systems has named Don Mackrill chief operating officer effective immediately. In his new role, Mackrill will have complete operational control for all powder handling projects from engineering through production, customer delivery, and customer service.     Mackrill is...

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  • PVC Modifiers Re-Packaged Using Bulk Bag Dischargers, Filler, Conveyor

    September 20, 2016

    Kaneka North America LLC needed an efficient, dust-free method of re-packaging PVC modifiers to replace manual methods in place since 2003. The plant packages grades of modifier products into bulk bags (2000, 1700, 1000 lb) and 50-lb sacks based on projected customer orders for product grades in...

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  • Screw Conveyor Handles Inclined Elevation of Sludge Concentrate

    September 20, 2016

    For its new wastewater treatment plant, mushroom processor Prochamp was looking for a way of conveying sludge concentrate to a container at an angle of 40 degrees. The company’s regular screw conveyor supplier was not able to guarantee that a screw conveyor could do this. Van Beek accepted...

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  • KWS Manufacturing Names Fagley Director of EHS

    September 19, 2016

    KWS Manufacturing Company, Ltd, a leading manufacturer of screw conveyors in the U.S., hired Wayne Fagley, CSP as director of environmental health and safety (EHS). Fagley’s extensive experience includes over 26 years at Bell Helicopter as safety process manager and senior EHS specialist...

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  • New Conveyor Belt Cleaner Replacement Program

    September 19, 2016

    Martin Engineering announces a new factory-direct replacement program for belt cleaners, delivering fresh polyurethane blades, specified and custom-fitted on-site and installed free of charge.   The new program assures customers of accurately-sized and professionally installed replacement...

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