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  • General Kinematics Opens New Office in India

    August 1, 2016

    General Kinematics (GK), a manufacturer of custom-engineered vibratory process equipment, announced a new company in Bangalore this week. Located in India for eight years, this new company space for General Kinematics India provides the firm with increased ability to meet the needs, at all...

  • Food-Grade Electromagnetic Vibratory Feeder for Washdown Environment

    July 19, 2016

    This stainless steel electromagnetic vibratory feeder processes food ingredients into luxury candy products. Based on the test results of several customer ingredients, the feeder design was customized to convey the materials more efficiently. The corresponding electromagnetic drive and Thyristor...

  • Advanced Uses for Weigh Belt Feeder Data

    July 18, 2016

    A weigh belt feeder is a device that can control the rate at which a bulk material is metered into a downstream process by weight rather than by volume.      A weigh belt feeder normally is equipped with a weight-sensing device such as a load cell, as well as a belt travel device...

  • Hapman Partners with Mavind

    July 13, 2016

    Hapman, a designer and manufacturer of tailored conveyors, bulk material handling equipment, and fully integrated systems for more than 70 years, announces a licensee partnership with Mavind Industria Mecanica LTDA, Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil. Mavind has built strong business relationships in...

  • Dual-Outlet, Heavy-Duty Volumetric Feeder

    July 12, 2016

    Metalfab has designed and manufactured a dual-outlet, heavy-duty volumetric feeder that, in conjunction with the Metalfab Posibin, meters powder with near gravimetric accuracy. This combination eliminates the need to disassemble upstream and downstream equipment to reclaim unused powders...

  • Feeder Offers Multi-Feed Head Versatility

    July 8, 2016

    Vibra Screw has expanded its Versifeeder line to include multiple feed head units. Now processors requiring several feed points of a particular bulk material can experience high accuracy and flexibility. The multi-head Versifeeder can provide the same or different rates of feed from each outlet. A...

  • Perhaps the Feeder Is Causing Your Flow Problems

    July 6, 2016

    As a consultant to the bulk solids handling industry for so many years, I have provided solutions to many solids handling problems. Typically, the problems range from arching or bridging, ratholing, flooding, or erratic flow. Much of the time these problems are caused by improper bin or silo design...

  • Schenck Process Names New CFO

    June 29, 2016

    Eric Jaschke has taken over the position of chief financial officer (CFO) in the Schenck Process Group. Jaschke will preside over the Schenck Process Group’s global financial organization, working closely with Andreas Evertz, president and chief executive officer (CEO). Jaschke has...

  • New Volumetric Feeders Feature Slowly Rotating Horizontal Agitator

    June 16, 2016

    Designed with circular flat bottom feed chambers, the models 170-1-2 and 170-2-2 volumetric feeders feature a specially configured, slowly rotating horizontal agitator (operating at a constant or variable speed) to ensure that the feeder’s two variable speed metering augers are completely...

  • J-Tec Material Handling Builds Greenfield Compounding Installation

    May 16, 2016

    In September 2014, J-Tec Material Handling officially signed a contract with Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Inc., to build a $30 million installation for advanced thermoplastic compounds. The plant is built on Asahi’s newest site in Limestone County, Athens, AL. Prior to this...