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  • Conveying Equipment Orders Plummet

    March 8, 2016

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its January 2016 booked orders decreased 17.4% when compared to January 2015 orders. When compared to December 2015, January 2016 booked orders were down 40%. January booked orders were down 3.3% for Bulk Handling...

  • New Bucket Elevator or Conveyor Monitoring System

    March 4, 2016

    4B Components Ltd has released the fourth generation Watchdog control unit for monitoring bucket elevators and conveyors. The Watchdog Super Elite (WDC4) is easy to install and simple to set-up. The system processes signals from up to 15 sensors for belt speed, belt misalignment, continuous...

  • Mechanical Conveying at the Powder Show

    March 2, 2016

    The 2016 Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition (Powder Show) kicks off on Tuesday, May 3 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. This year’s event will be the 40th anniversary of the inaugural Powder Show in 1976. The highly anticipated Powder Show...

  • New Conveyor Belt Increases Sanitation, Pocket Capacity

    March 1, 2016

    The new staggered sidewall belt for Dorner’s AquaPruf VBT conveyor features vertical belt technology, which makes it easier to clean and sanitize, provides greater pocket capacity, and also requires less maintenance than a traditional bucket elevator. Dorner spent more than a year...

  • Advancements in Mechanical Conveyor Design

    March 1, 2016

    By Bill Mecke, P.E., KWS Manufacturing Company, Ltd Bulk solids processing and handling is an exciting and challenging industry that continues to evolve every day. The 40th anniversary of the International Powder and Bulk Solids Conference and Exhibition, also known as the Powder Show, takes place...

  • Motion Industries to Acquire Epperson and Co.

    February 22, 2016

    Effective February 22, Motion Industries Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Epperson and Co., an industrial distributor specializing in material handling products and services since 1932. Execution of the transaction is expected...

  • Bucket Conveyors: Frequently Asked Questions

    February 19, 2016

    By James Bransfield, UniTrak Corporation Ltd. Bucket conveyors are used quite frequently in many bulk material conveying applications. However, many aspects of bucket conveyor design, features, and performance are not always well understood in the marketplace. Here are some frequently asked...

  • Growth in the Conveyor Industry: Like Christmas All Year

    February 18, 2016

    By Daniel G Fannin, director, CEMA My wife has moved to the new world of ordering online. She orders gifts, food, and magazines on her phone. She is hooked. She loves shopping online. And, in November, she only had a small bout of black Friday shopping withdrawal. Shopping online is easy and...

  • Belt Conveyor Guide Now Available in Spanish

    February 17, 2016

    CEMA announces that the Spanish version of the seventh edition Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials, with Metric Conversion, is now available in print and pdf format. The first edition of the guide was released in 1966, and was 331 pages. This new Spanish version of the seventh edition contains...

  • Conveying Bulk Commodities

    February 16, 2016

    The conveyor pictured is designed to distribute bulk commodities into dozens of bulk storage bins with staggered inlet openings. Material is received from a bucket elevator, conveyed along the length of the central conveyor, and then elevated and discharged through a tripper and onto a cross belt...