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  • Flap Valves: Standards, Applications, and Limitations

    May 20, 2015

    Flap valves are relatively new in the North American market and gaining wide acceptance. Although flap valves have been available in Europe for several years, it is only recently that they have been included in NFPA 69 Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems, 2014 Edition. Flap valves are...

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  • MEI Valvole Srl Partners with Pack and Process USA

    May 20, 2015

    Celebrating its 30th year in the industrial valves business, MEI Valvole Srl has expanded into the North American market by partnering with Pack and Process USA, Turnersville, NJ. Management at MEI Valvole Srl is impressed in that, in such a short amount of time, Pack and Process USA has...

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  • Maholland Retires after 24 Years at Vortex

    May 19, 2015

    Vortex Valves and Loading Solutions announces that Terry Maholland will retire as vice president of sales & business development, effective May 29, 2015. Maholland’s retirement will bring to a close a career of more than 20 years of development and leadership to the company....

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  • Bulk Solids Innovation Center Grand Opening Set

    May 11, 2015

    After breaking ground on the project less than a year ago, the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center will celebrate its grand opening with a purple ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2pm Thursday, May 14. The two-story, 13,000-sq-ft facility is the only one of its kind in North America...

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  • Bulk Solids Innovation Center to Spur Education, Research

    May 1, 2015

    Bulk solids education in America gets a home this month with the opening of the Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina, KS. The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center is the first facility dedicated to bulk solids research and education in the U.S., and is expected to serve as a...

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  • Roller Gates with Wear-Compensating Seals

    April 27, 2015

    Versatile Vortex roller gates handle dry bulk material in gravity flow applications where positive material shut off and dust-tight sealing are required. They are ideal for many dry material applications, such as mixing and blending. The roller gates can be applied to shut off or meter the flow of...

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  • Processing Equipment Manufacturers See Continued Growth, Dollar Worries

    April 24, 2015

    By Joe Florkowski The rest of 2015, as well as 2016, are expected to be strong years for the members of the Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA), but concerns about the labor force and the strengthening American dollar are reasons for pause, according to Charlie Ingram,...

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  • Maintenance Gates

    April 22, 2015

    Lorenz Series A maintenance gates are used for mounting above airlocks or below bins and hoppers that require periodic shut downs for maintenance of dry material. These maintenance gates can be used in dilute phase, vacuum, and gravity applications. They are constructed with fully lined polymer...

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  • PEBCO Launches New SBDX Diverter

    April 22, 2015

    The SBDX diverter was developed with high sealing performance and easy seal replacement. It provides the ability to perform seal replacement without removing the diverter from the process installation. The SBDX diverter is built with long-wearing, polymer seals that provide edge of blade...

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  • Re-Engineered Airlock Breathes New Life into Operations & Budget

    April 21, 2015

    There is little more frustrating than having to pour time and resources into an Achilles’ heel of a pneumatic system that does not improve over time. Imagine having to replace two airlocks every 30 days just to avoid substantial losses in production.     This was the case...

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