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  • GEAPS Appoints Vice President, Board Director

    August 26, 2015

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) announced two appointments to the International Board of Directors. David McKerchar, CGOM, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd, Canadian Prairies Chapter, was appointed to the office of third vice president, responsible for representing Canadian members...

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  • Best Practices for Fall Protection

    August 25, 2015

    As companies look to save costs and maximize space within their facilities, many are expanding upward instead of outward. Elevated work platforms and multi-level racking systems are often a less expensive option to create additional storage space and work areas. Chemical operations – and...

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  • Spiroflow Collects Two Company of the Year Awards

    August 18, 2015

    Spiroflow Ltd. has announced the company has won two “Company of the Year” awards in the United Kingdom. Spiroflow, which manufactures bulk material handling equipment such as flexible screw, aero mechanical, vacuum, tubular cable and chain drag conveyors, bulk bag unloaders, and more...

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  • Volkmann Introducing New Powder Handling Equipment

    August 11, 2015

    Volkmann Inc., a manufacturer of vacuum conveying systems for the transport of fine food powders, chemicals, granules, pellets, tablets, and other small components in lean, dense, or plug flow conditions is introducing a number of new products. The most notable product is a new version of the...

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  • Drum Handler Moves Drums Faster

    August 3, 2015

    The Morspeed 1000 lifts, moves, and places rimmed drums (1000 lb capacity) right from a forklift. It mounts on forks in seconds, without tools, and steel jaws grip the upper rim of the drum. The head adjusts to handle drums down to 15 in tall. The operator can lift/move/place drums without leaving...

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  • How Wall Friction Effects Hopper Angles

    August 3, 2015

    Measuring a bulk solid's wall friction is critical to ensuring reliable flow. The wall friction angle for a given bulk material/wall surface combination is calculated from the results of a wall friction test. From this angle, the hopper angle required to ensure mass flow is determined. Hopper...

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  • Flexicon Opens Barcelona Office

    July 29, 2015

    Flexicon (Europe) Ltd has opened a new office in Barcelona, Spain to provide factory-direct engineering services and technical sales support to customers throughout Spain. “The Barcelona location, coupled with our new Spanish language website, will fuel Flexicon's rapid growth in the...

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  • Bulk Material Handling and Packaging System

    July 27, 2015

    NBE introduces this automated, bulk material handling and packaging system built on its integrated construction and controls infrastructure. The complete process sequence, including pallet/base supply, slipsheet pick-and-placement, bulk material infeed, packaged contents isolated densification,...

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  • Plastic Static Dissipative Hose

    July 15, 2015

    This line of all-plastic static dissipative polyurethane hose features an embedded copper grounding wire and is now offered with new conductive PVC cuffs for complete static protection. FlexStat static dissipative hose is extruded from specially formulated clear polyurethane with an ABS helix...

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  • Simplifying Material Handling

    July 15, 2015

    Featuring the piFLOW series of vacuum conveyors, this new 56-page Version 5.0 catalog is a resource guide for a variety of industries including food, chemical, and pharmaceutical. The catalog includes a Piab Vacuum Academy section that details the principles of vacuum conveying and how it can...

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