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  • Coperion Acquires Majority Holding in Weicom s.r.l.

    May 11, 2012

    With retrospective effect from January 1, 2012, Coperion s.r.l., Italy, a subsidiary of Coperion GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany, has acquired the majority holding in Weicom s.r.l., Ferrara, Italy. As a longstanding and well-established manufacturer in its market, Weicom specializes in weighing,...

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  • Pneumatic Palletizer

    May 4, 2012

    The new PalletPal 360 Air level loader allows operators to build or break down pallet loads with a minimum of bending, reaching, stretching, or walking around. The unit automatically adjusts the height of pallets as boxes are added or removed. Height adjustment is achieved by a heavy-duty...

  • Matcon UK ‘Open Day’ Showcased Latest in Lean Powder Manufacturing Solutions

    May 1, 2012

    Matcon is a market leading organization specializing in the design and supply of flexible materials handling solutions using Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) technology. Matcon recently hosted another successful "Lean Manufacturing Open Day" at its UK headquarters, welcoming delegates...

  • Plant Transfers Powdered Foods from Bulk Bags to Tanker Trucks Dust Free

    April 23, 2012

    Atchison Topeka improved the efficiency of its UK operations by consolidating multiple food distribution centers into a single facility that transfers powdered food ingredients from bulk bags into bulk tanker trucks. The plant's new closed-loop bulk transfer system consists of a bulk bag...

  • Colson, Hytrol Conveyor Celebrate 50-year Partnership

    April 10, 2012

    Don Laux, Colson Caster Corp.’s president and general manager, presented Gregg Goodner, president of Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., with a distinctive award honoring the two company’s 50-year business partnership. “I’m sincerely appreciative of the longstanding business...

  • Fabric-Reinforced Food-Grade Static Dissipative Hose

    April 9, 2012

    Tigerflex Voltbuster VLT-SD Series polyurethane material handling hose features a design that effectively dissipates static to ground, helping prevent static build-up and reducing the potential for dangerous electrostatic discharges when transferring powders, pellets and other granular materials....

  • Rice Lake Acquires Measurement Systems International

    April 5, 2012

    Rice Lake Weighing Systems announces the purchase of Measurement Systems International (MSI), a scale equipment manufacturer based in Seattle, WA. MSI has been in business since 1977 with niche technologies such as crane scales, aircraft load monitors, and more, that are now sought after and...

  • Agitator Hopper with Explosion Protection and Control Features

    March 28, 2012

    Designed specifically for handling bulk materials known to generate combustible dust, this agitator hopper is constructed with explosion protection and control features, including an explosion venting system, calculated on a Kst value of 170 and Pmax of 9.5, to direct and release overpressure to...

  • Columbia Machine’s Oldest Palletizer Contest

    March 22, 2012

    In honor of Columbia Machine’s 75-year celebration, a contest is being held to identify the oldest operating Columbia palletizer. The customer that is identified to have the oldest operating Columbia palletizer will receive a $10,000 parts credit as well as a free Columbia customer care visit...