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  • Alternative Fuels for Cement and Lime Plants

    January 14, 2016

    Cement manufacturing is particularly energy-intensive. In order to reduce the use of expensive primary fuels like coal and oil, cement plant operators focus increasingly on alternative fuels and raw materials (AFR). The use is generally focused on the fuels. The manufacturing process, the end...

  • KWS Promotes Gililland to Director Engineered Products

    January 12, 2016

    Kris Gililland, P.E. has been promoted to the position of director of engineered products for KWS Manufacturing Co. Gililland is now fully responsible for engineered and environmental sales for the company, as well as providing technical support and training to all KWS sales personnel for...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Tumble

    January 11, 2016

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that November 2015 booked orders decreased 17% when compared to November 2014 orders, and 28.2% when compared to October 2015 booked orders. November booked orders were up 12.4% for Bulk Handling Equipment and down 34.9% for Unit...

  • Seal Requires No Compressed Air

    January 7, 2016

    The MECO OFS Type-2 seal is ideal for blenders, mixers, cookers, conveyors, and similar rotating equipment used in the food, pharmaceutical, chemical, plastics, metals, and other bulk process industries. The OFS Type-2 seal is used on horizontal, inclined, and top-entering shafts for split and...

  • Key Technology Launches Website in French

    December 21, 2015

    Key Technology announces the launch of its new mobile-friendly website in French to support its many French-speaking customers around the world. The responsive website, found at www.key-technology.fr, offers interactive features that enhance ease of use on any online device. It provides...

  • KWS Engineer Receives Professional Engineering License

    December 16, 2015

    Jimmy Dufinetz, P.E. of KWS Manufacturing Co., has received his professional engineer license for the state of Texas. This accomplishment is the culmination of Dufinetz’s hard work and desire for continual improvement. In order to receive a professional license in engineering one must...

  • Belt Scale Handbook

    December 16, 2015

    "Application Guidelines for Installing a High Accuracy Conveyor Belt Scale" was initially written as an overview of Thayer’s line of high-accuracy belt scales. The Belt Scale Handbook has evolved into a general-purpose reference guide covering the installation, application, and...

  • Vibrating Subfloor Prevents Buildup in Conveyor Discharge Chutes

    December 14, 2015

    The Martin Vibrating Dribble Chute prevents carryback released by secondary conveyor belt cleaners from sticking to the rear slope of the discharge chute. If left to build up, material can encapsulate secondary cleaners and deposit harmful carryback onto the return side of the belt, fouling idlers...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Increase 56%

    December 10, 2015

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its October 2015 booked orders were up 56.5% when compared to September 2015 booked orders. October booked orders were up 0.4% for Bulk Handling Equipment and up 98.4% for Unit Handling Equipment when compared to September...

  • Change Rolls without Removing Adjacent Idlers

    December 9, 2015

    New patent-pending One-Sided Slide-lers give you the ability to change idler rolls under the conveyor loading skirt area without having to remove adjacent belt idlers. This allows the One-Sided Slide-lers to fit into tight or confined spaces, ensuring proper belt rolling support and ease of change...