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  • Advancements in Mechanical Conveyor Design

    March 1, 2016

    By Bill Mecke, P.E., KWS Manufacturing Company, Ltd Bulk solids processing and handling is an exciting and challenging industry that continues to evolve every day. The 40th anniversary of the International Powder and Bulk Solids Conference and Exhibition, also known as the Powder Show, takes place...

  • Motion Industries to Acquire Epperson and Co.

    February 22, 2016

    Effective February 22, Motion Industries Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Epperson and Co., an industrial distributor specializing in material handling products and services since 1932. Execution of the transaction is expected...

  • Bucket Conveyors: Frequently Asked Questions

    February 19, 2016

    By James Bransfield, UniTrak Corporation Ltd. Bucket conveyors are used quite frequently in many bulk material conveying applications. However, many aspects of bucket conveyor design, features, and performance are not always well understood in the marketplace. Here are some frequently asked...

  • Growth in the Conveyor Industry: Like Christmas All Year

    February 18, 2016

    By Daniel G Fannin, director, CEMA My wife has moved to the new world of ordering online. She orders gifts, food, and magazines on her phone. She is hooked. She loves shopping online. And, in November, she only had a small bout of black Friday shopping withdrawal. Shopping online is easy and...

  • Belt Conveyor Guide Now Available in Spanish

    February 17, 2016

    CEMA announces that the Spanish version of the seventh edition Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials, with Metric Conversion, is now available in print and pdf format. The first edition of the guide was released in 1966, and was 331 pages. This new Spanish version of the seventh edition contains...

  • Conveying Bulk Commodities

    February 16, 2016

    The conveyor pictured is designed to distribute bulk commodities into dozens of bulk storage bins with staggered inlet openings. Material is received from a bucket elevator, conveyed along the length of the central conveyor, and then elevated and discharged through a tripper and onto a cross belt...

  • Vibra Screw Signs Exclusive License Agreement

    February 12, 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 helped make them the...

  • Triple/S Dynamics Appoints Sales Manager

    February 12, 2016

    Chris Meadows has been appointed sales manager at Triple/S Dynamics.   Meadows has been with the company since September 2013 in the role of business development specialist. Meadows holds a BA in Business from the University of Alabama. "Chris has the skill set we were looking...

  • Martin Engineering Names New COO

    February 11, 2016

    Robert Nogaj has been named chief operating officer (COO) of Martin Engineering, a global leader in bulk material handling solutions.   Nogaj will be responsible for all facets of the company’s business, including R&D, manufacturing, sales, marketing, and finance. With 22 years...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Soar in December

    February 10, 2016

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its December 2015 booked orders increased 31.7% when compared to December 2014 orders. December 2015 booked orders when compared to November 2015 booked orders were up 80.5%. December booked orders were up 5.3% for Bulk...