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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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  • Flexicon to Double Size of U.S. Headquarters

    September 16, 2014

    Flexicon Corp. has broken ground for an expansion that will double the size of its U.S. headquarters, according to president/CEO David Gill.      "We built the current 91,000-sq-ft facility in 2001 on an over-sized site owned by Flexicon that had acres of additional prime...

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  • Flexco Introduces New Conveyor Belt Precleaner

    September 10, 2014

    Flexco introduces the HV2 Precleaner with V-Tips to its complete line of cleaners. Designed to be positioned on the head pulley and to remove the bulk of carryback from the belt, the HV2 is an enhanced version of the proven H-Type Precleaner. The 6-in. tungsten carbide V-tips work...

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  • Powder Handling Systems Deliver for Gum Supplier

    August 28, 2014

    For more than three generations and 75 years, Colony Gums, Monroe, NC, has been servicing the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries with the finest quality gums and stabilizers, making the company one of the forefathers in hydrocolloid ingredient supply. Family-owned and operated, Colony...

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  • Dry Conveying Option for Food Packaging

    August 27, 2014

    The new System Plast NG Evo conveyor chain features a proprietary, low-friction FDA-approved material for dry conveying in food packaging applications. The new chain provides a higher breaking load, greater elasticity, lower coefficient of friction, and greater abrasion resistance than the original...

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  • Self-Adjusting Skirting for Reduced Conveyer Belt Maintenance

    August 20, 2014

    This self-adjusting conveyor belt skirting system features a streamlined design engineered to fit virtually any conveyor with less maintenance and more efficiency. The system prevents spillage and equipment breakdown caused by fugitive material by creating a constant tight seal to the belt. The...

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