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  • KWS Manufacturing’s Robinson Becomes ASME Authorized Inspector

    November 3, 2016

    Allen Robinson, a member of the KWS Manufacturing Co. quality team, has received certification as an ASME authorized inspector. ASME Authorized Inspectors provide guidance, management, and approval of the design and manufacture of ASME pressure vessels. Authorized Inspector status is another...

  • Conveyor Belt Tracker Improves Performance, Service Life

    November 1, 2016

    Martin Engineering introduces a more effective return belt tracking system that uses high-quality materials for easier maintenance and a longer unit life. Building on the standard crowned roller, the Roller Tracker uses a ribbed lagging made of durable polyurethane to increase performance and...

  • DuPont Develops New Conveyor Belt for Food with Esbelt

    October 24, 2016

    A recent collaboration between DuPont Performance Materials and Spanish conveyor equipment maker Esbelt resulted in a new conveyor belt for the food industry that uses a DuPont thermoplastic elastomer to improve metal and x-ray food contamination detectability. DuPont’s Hytrel TPC-ET...

  • Thermal Screw Conveyors

    October 20, 2016

    These thermal screw conveyors are used for applications that require product streams to be thermally treated and conveyed from one point location to another. Various thermal media can be used. Hot water, oil, or steam can be used for heating and drying materials up to 400°F; cooling water and...

  • Horizontal Curve Trough Conveyor vs Pipe Conveyor

    October 18, 2016

    When conveying bulk material over a significant length, beyond a conventional trough belt conveyor, two options present themselves as alternatives: horizontal curve trough conveyors and pipe conveyors. Both systems can eliminate transfer towers (compared to conventional conveyors), bring down...

  • KSU Bulk Solids Courses Announced

    October 17, 2016

    The K-State Bulk Solids Innovation Center announces two upcoming bulk solids courses. International bulk solids expert Dr. Richard Farnish will lead “Storage and Flow of Bulk Solids,” covering important topics related to powder and bulk solid flow in bins, hoppers, and chutes. Dr....

  • Conveyor Equipment Orders up 100%

    October 10, 2016

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its August 2016 booked orders increased 99.6% when compared to August 2015 orders. When compared to July 2016, August 2016 booked orders were up 110.9%. August booked orders were up 2.5% for Bulk Handling Equipment and...

  • Vibra Screw Expands Feeder, Conveyor Lines through Agreement

    October 6, 2016

    Vibra Screw Inc. has expanded its vibratory feeder and conveyor lines through an exclusive license agreement with Mavi Maquinas Vibratorias Ltda, Brazil.   The agreement, covering North America, gives Vibra Screw access to Mavi's 50 years of experience, which has made them the largest...

  • State of the Conveying Industry

    October 5, 2016

    CEMA, the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association, met in Chicago in mid-September 2016 to discuss the state of the conveyor industry and to plan for 2017. Yes, 2017 is already on the minds of the conveyor industry. Over the last six years, the conveyor industry has grown at an 11.6% CAGR....

  • Golden Peanut Completes Warehouse Equipment Upgrade

    October 3, 2016

    Subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts has completed an equipment upgrade at its Vienna, GA warehouse to boost the speed of unloading product and improve the quality of its products, ADM announced by press release Monday. “We’re pleased to have...