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  • Chain vs. Cable Drag Conveyors

    October 20, 2014

    Understanding the differences between a chain and a cable drag conveyor will maximize your purchase and improve your returns. When selecting a mechanical conveyor for total cost of ownership, it is important to consider total up-time, cost and time of repairs, and mode of failure. Depending on...

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  • Optimum Screw Conveyor Hygiene

    October 13, 2014

    Van Beek from the Netherlands has designed and patented the SpeedClean screw cleaning method that speeds up and improves the cleaning of screw conveyor systems and makes them ergonomic. Hygiene standards for the pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and meat and food processing industry are continually...

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  • Conveying Equipment Orders Soar

    October 13, 2014

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that its August 2014 booked orders increased 27.5% when compared to August 2013 orders. When compared to July 2014 booked orders, August 2014 booked orders were up 49.5%. August booked orders were down 6.2% for Bulk Handling...

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  • Ultra Clean Conveyor Introduced

    October 13, 2014

    Eaglestone Equipment introduces the Ultra Clean conveyor, specifically designed to be used in aggressive environments and made from 75% thicker steel than competitive models. With a more durable stainless steel body and numerous variations for the belt, this conveyor can be customized to fit any...

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  • Wheat Appointed President at 4B Components

    October 8, 2014

    4B Group, a worldwide manufacturer of material handling and electronic components for bucket elevators and conveyors, announces the appointment of Johnny Wheat as president of 4B Components Ltd with responsibility over North, Central, and South America. Wheat joined 4B more than 22 years ago...

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  • CEMA Expands Membership to the Americas

    October 2, 2014

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) president, Jerry Heathman, announced that CEMA's directors approved expanding membership to all of the countries in the Americas, noting that the Americas are natural and historical markets for the membership and generally use CEMA and...

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  • Secondary Conveyor Belt Cleaner Designed for Safety, Easy Maintenance

    September 24, 2014

    Martin Engineering introduces a secondary conveyor belt cleaner engineered to improve performance and reduce maintenance time, even as average belt speeds and loads continue to increase. The SQC2S cleaner features individually cushioned tungsten carbide blades for effective cleaning without risk to...

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  • VECOPLAN Opens New Tech Center

    September 22, 2014

    VECOPLAN celebrated the grand opening of its new 17,000-sq-ft Technology Center in Bad Marienberg, Germany. The first-of-its-kind facility is equipped with more than 25 machines representing a comprehensive range of mechanical technologies for the processing, recycling, or repurposing of waste and...

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  • Eaglestone Equipment Acquires Procon Systems

    September 22, 2014

    Eaglestone Equipment announces the acquisition of Procon Systems Inc., a designer and supplier of conveying systems and integrated lines for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Carmen Sammauro, president of Eaglestone Equipment, stated that this acquisition would enhance Eaglestone’s...

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  • Conveyor Equipment Report Optimistic

    September 22, 2014

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that overall industry orders (bookings) for the first six months of 2014 increased 2.59% compared to the same period in 2013, with total orders of $5.32 billion. CEMA estimates industry billed sales (shipments) for the first six months...

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