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  • Specialty Bag Handling Conveyors

    February 17, 2015

    Chantland’s bag kicker conveyor, shown here after the closing station, automatically transfers bags from an upright position to a horizontal, bottom-first orientation at a right angle to the filling and closing line. Vertical lifts allow fast elevation changes to match the closing line when...

  • Vibrating Feeders and Conveyors Publication Available

    February 13, 2015

    Vibra Screw Inc., an industry leader in bulk solids processing equipment, offers its new “Vibrating Feeders and Conveyors” brochure. The new publication describes the company’s line of vibrating feeders and conveyors that simply and economically feed powders, flakes, or...

  • Dry Solids Processing Equipment and Services

    February 12, 2015

    Metalfab Inc., an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of dry solids processing equipment, integrated systems and subsystems, specialty fabrication and related services, offers a new brochure that provides an overview of the company’s extensive line of products and services available to...

  • Screw Conveyors Aid in Production of Ammonium Sulfate

    February 9, 2015

    In the new ammonium sulfate plant that DSM is building in Geleen (the Netherlands) there will be as many as 17 Van Beek screw conveyor systems. These conveyor systems play an important part in the production of ammonium sulfate - a substance that is mainly used as artificial fertilizer, but can...

  • Conveyor Equipment Orders up 20%

    February 9, 2015

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its December 2014 booked orders increased 20.5% when compared to December 2013 orders. When compared to November 2014, December 2014 booked orders were up 13.7%. December booked orders were down 6.6% for Bulk Handling...

  • Martin Engineering Announces New Business Unit in Russia

    February 4, 2015

    Martin Engineering, a global leader in bulk material handling technology, has announced the formation of a new business unit in Russia, created with an initial focus on applications for conveyor technologies, flow aids, and engineered vibration. The company made the announcement as it...

  • Online Grain Operations Courses Offered

    February 3, 2015

    Registration is open for four grain operations courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program, including one course in Spanish. These online courses run from March 16 through April 17, and registration closes Tuesday,...

  • In-line Twin Screw Conveying

    January 29, 2015

    Inline twin and multi-screw continuous blending in combination with flexible screw conveying can be a better choice for easily mixing additives because it saves time and money while maximizing flexibility. An inline twin screw (ITS) continuous proportional blender achieves thorough mixing in a...

  • Drought, Oil Prices to Impact Bulk Solids Conveying in 2015

    January 28, 2015

    Drought in California, combined with pullback in the price of oil, are among factors that may lead to a relatively flat year for bulk solids conveyor manufacturers, according to executives with the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA).     While the bulk solids...

  • Retrofit Seals Protect Plant Equipment and Personnel

    January 26, 2015

    Coal-fired power plants rely on ash conveyor systems to haul ash from their boilers for disposal and allow for continuous coal burning and steam production. At a plant in the western U.S., ash slurry leaking from the conveyor was compounding maintenance costs, creating a safety hazard and putting...