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  • Conveying Equipment Orders up 84%

    November 11, 2019

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its September 2019 booked orders increased 84.7% when compared to September 2018 orders. When compared to August 2019, September 2019 booked orders were up 68.7%. September booked orders were down 8.9% for Bulk Handling...

  • Eriez Announces Major Expansion

    November 4, 2019

    Eriez announced a major expansion to its Wager Rd facility, located 15 miles from the company’s world headquarters in Erie, PA. The company says the expansion will support strategic growth initiatives for repair, testing, and global research and development activities. The facility, which...

  • Flexco Announces Move, Expansion

    October 31, 2019

    Flexco announced that its Grand Rapids, MI facility will be expanding its operation and moving to a new location. The company, which operates at 1995 Oak Industrial Parkway NE in Grand Rapids, will be moving to 1920 Northridge Drive NW in Walker in early 2021, increasing its current 18-acre...

  • Mechanical Splices and Fasteners

    October 30, 2019

    4B vise splices are mechanical splices and fasteners for use on most PVC and rubber elevator belts. Each splice unit is made of three pieces. The outside plates have two different gripping areas. The ribbed gripping area is mounted towards the face of the belt. The opposite end has a series of both...

  • Key Technology Names Global VP of Sales

    October 29, 2019

    Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, announces the promotion of Daniel Leighty to global vice president of sales. Leighty is responsible for activities that lead Key’s worldwide sales organization to bring the company’s high-performance digital...

  • New Inductive Proximity Switch Introduced

    October 29, 2019

    Users can reduce downtime, protect expensive equipment, and safeguard operations with Control Concepts’ new Dazic Prox-Micro inductive proximity switch. This non-contacting speed-sensing device is ideal for use with conveyor systems or other shaft-driven components. It can be installed in...

  • Belt Rip Detector Saves Downtime

    October 21, 2019

    The Model DB belt rip detector is a mine-duty and quarry-duty belt rip detector that operates on a simple cable pull concept.  When a belt flap or tear, or a foreign obstruction such as a wrench or screwdriver or piece of rebar has pierced a conveyor belt, the cable releases the activation...

  • Mobile Conveyor Belt Heater/Deicing System

    October 14, 2019

    Thermo-Tech’s new Model MH-400 mobile conveyor belt heater/deicing system is designed to eliminate freezing and sticking on conveyor belts and related components.  The MH-400 is the portable version of the company’s conveyor belt heater that removes frost and ice and allows...

  • Z-Belt Conveyor for Hemp Production

    October 10, 2019

    Erie Technical Systems Inc. designed and manufactured this Z-Belt conveyor for use in the harvesting of hemp. The conveyor receives ground hemp from a live-bottom wagon outside and transfers it into the processing building and up to a grinder.  The Z-Belt conveyor is 30 in. wide, has a 3-ft...

  • August Conveying Equipment Orders up 58% YOY

    October 10, 2019

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its August 2019 booked orders increased 58.1% when compared to August 2018 orders. When compared to July 2019, August 2019 booked orders were up 27.2%. August booked orders were down 3% for Bulk Handling Equipment and up 42.0%...