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  • Processing Equipment Manufacturers See Continued Growth, Dollar Worries

    April 24, 2015

    By Joe Florkowski The rest of 2015, as well as 2016, are expected to be strong years for the members of the Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA), but concerns about the labor force and the strengthening American dollar are reasons for pause, according to Charlie Ingram,...

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  • Pipe Conveyors Provide Operational Gains, Minimal Disruption, No Material Loss

    April 23, 2015

    Schwenk Zement KG is replacing its old drag chain conveyor line with a modern pipe conveyor from Beumer Group. Requiring a solution that would transport alternative fuels such as crushed plastic material, textiles, and paper from the warehouse to the feeding system of the oven in its cement plant...

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  • Conveyor Integrated with Upstream-Downstream Equipment

    April 22, 2015

    Flexicon offers Flexi-Disc tubular cable conveyors for fragile materials as stand-alone units and as systems integrated with upstream and/or downstream equipment, to source material from single or multiple locations and delivers it selectively to storage vessels, filling machines, or other...

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  • Conveyor Equipment Association Announces New Member

    April 22, 2015

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) announces that Applied Conveyor Technology Inc. has become its newest member.   Formed in 1991, The ACT Group comprises five separate companies operating under the same corporate umbrella. The five companies specialize in different...

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  • New CEMA Classification for Conveyor Belt Cleaners

    April 21, 2015

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (CEMA) has issued a new standard for the ranking of conveyor belt cleaners, a long-awaited publication that provides performance-based guidelines for specifying belt cleaners by establishing a specific formula for determining the level of...

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  • Inline Twin- and Multi-Screw Continuous Blending

    April 14, 2015

    Inline twin- and multi-screw continuous blending in combination with flexible screw conveying is often 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...

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  • Vibra Screw Expands Vibrating Feeder, Conveyor Lines

    April 10, 2015

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

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  • Loop-Powered 4-20 mA Analog Output Speed Switch

    April 10, 2015

    4B Components Ltd has developed a loop-powered 4-20 mA analog output speed switch for PLC, DCS, or stand-alone controllers. The Milli-Speed switch is designed to detect belt slip, belt underspeed, stop motion, low speed, or zero speed on bucket elevators, conveyors, airlocks, mixers, fans,...

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  • Conveying Equipment Orders up Nearly 30%

    April 10, 2015

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its February 2015 booked orders increased 29.4% when compared to February 2014 orders. When compared to January 2015 booked orders, February 2015 booked orders were up 7.3%. February booked orders were up 8.9% for Bulk...

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  • CEMA Announces Newest Member

    April 9, 2015

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) recently announced that Universal Industries Inc. is its newest manufacturing member.   Established in 1906 and located in Cedar Falls, IA, Universal Industries manufactures bulk material handling equipment, specializing in bucket...

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