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  • New Shrink Labeler Provides Seamless Handling

    October 1, 2014

    PDC International Corp. has introduced the R-250 COER Evolution shrink labeler that quickly orients round and non-round containers, and precisely aligns graphics for maximum visual impact. By integrating a third-party container handler and close-coupling it with the PDC R-250 applicator, a...

  • Global Demand for Material Handling Equipment to Reach $142 Billion

    September 30, 2014

    Global demand for material handling equipment is projected to increase five percent annually through 2018 to $142 billion. An improved environment for fixed investment spending will enable manufacturers to invest in expansion and upgrade of facilities. Rising standards of living will boost gains,...

  • Bucket Chain Ship Unloader Order Awarded

    September 30, 2014

    Tenova TAKRAF Italy has been awarded a contract by ILVA S.p.A., the leading Italian steel producer, for the design and supply of a bucket-chain continuous ship unloader (CSU) for handling iron ore and coal at the ILVA steel plant in Taranto, Italy. This plant is the largest of its kind in...

  • Detailed Insight into Interaction of Bulk Materials with Equipment

    September 30, 2014

    DEM Solutions, the Discrete Element Method specialist, has developed and launched a co-simulation capability that could revolutionize how engineers approach the design of equipment that handles bulk materials. DEM Solutions has worked with ANSYS, a global leader and innovator of engineering...

  • SOCMA Comments on EPA’s Proposed Fracking Disclosure Rule

    September 29, 2014

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to its proposed rulemaking requiring companies to disclose the composition of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). Some SOCMA members...

  • Grain Operations, Processing Courses Open for Registration

    September 23, 2014

    Registration is open for the last round of courses for 2014 from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University Distance Education Program. The schedule includes two courses in the grain operations credentialing track and one for the new grain processing credential...

  • What is Expanded Flow?

    September 22, 2014

    This issue focuses on storage of powders. When handling powders, we always need to remember the following: material flow properties need to be determined; proper designs are required to ensure reliable flow; feeder design is as important as the silo design.     With all the...

  • 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...

  • CHEP Pallecon Solutions Unveils New Website

    September 3, 2014

    CHEP Pallecon Solutions North America, the container pooling company formerly known as CAPS, unveils its new website at www.cheppallecon.com. For more than 15 years, CHEP Pallecon Solutions has provided an all-inclusive container rental and management program that allows customers to cut cost,...

  • Safer Palletizing and Automated Stretch Wrap Machines

    September 2, 2014

    As manufacturing processes become ever more sophisticated, industrial safety standards are constantly being overhauled and updated to keep up with them. The past three years have been a particularly intense period of change, with many forward-thinking companies beginning to implement safer...