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  • 2018 Conveying Equipment Orders Hit Record High

    April 4, 2019

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that 2018 shipments in North America were up 18.04%. CEMA estimates that shipments totaled $16.723 billion for 2018, a record level and an increase of $2.685 billion from 2017 shipments of $14.038 billion.   CEMA estimates...

  • New Shaft Seal Eliminates Product Loss on Screw Conveyors

    April 1, 2019

    Inpro/Seal has developed its latest Air Mizer (AM) solutions design, the AM CEMA shaft seal for screw conveyors.  Invented by Inpro/Seal in 2005, AM solutions are complete shaft seals that permanently protect against product loss and contamination on industrial processing equipment. By...

  • Gericke Celebrates 125th Anniversary

    March 29, 2019

    Process equipment manufacturer Gericke is celebrating its 125th anniversary as a pioneer in the development of powder processing systems and equipment. Founded by Walter H. Gericke in 1894 in Zurich, Switzerland, to meet growing demand for automated bulk handling systems in four mills, Gericke...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Drop in January

    March 12, 2019

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its January 2019 booked orders decreased 22.8% when compared to January 2018. When compared to December 2018, January booked orders were down 26.7%. January booked orders were up 2.3% for Bulk Handling Equipment and down 38.1%...

  • New Partnership Brings Global Bulk Handling Leader to UAE

    March 8, 2019

    A global leader in bulk handling equipment, Martin Engineering has entered the Middle East market by forging a partnership with German Conveyor Industries LLC, UAE’s experts in the design, installation, and maintenance of industrial plants.  The deal means that Martin Engineering’...

  • How Industry Expertise Ensures Correct Flexible Screw Conveyor Selection and Process Uptime

    February 26, 2019

    Most if not all manufacturing operations that deal with bulk materials will agree that downtime and loss of production are at the top of their list of process concerns. Downtime in a bulk material handling operation can usually be traced to the equipment that moves the material throughout the...

  • Eriez Promotes Klinge to Director, Strategic Sales-Aftermarket

    February 26, 2019

    Dave Heubel, senior sales director of Eriez-USA, announces that John Klinge has been promoted to the newly created position of director, strategic sales-aftermarket. In this role, Klinge will head Eriez aftermarket business, which includes the company’s service, repair, and spare parts...

  • Tubular Conveying is Not So Obvious Until You Look Inside

    February 25, 2019

    The list of industrial conveyor options is long. Aeromechanical, pneumatic, vacuum, screw auger—all are good choices depending on your application. But, if you’re looking for a gentle, dust-free way to transport your materials, the tubular drag variety is your best bet. Tubular...

  • 4 Signs of Bucket Elevator Inefficiency

    February 25, 2019

    Continuous bucket elevators are widely used in many facilities to transport bulk solids. While a well-designed continuous bucket elevator is an effective means of material transport, there are factors that can degrade the overall efficiency of a unit. In this article, we highlight four signs of...

  • New Belt Speed Sensor

    February 21, 2019

    The Model BSD (belt speed detector) is a "traction action" motion control that indicates when a conveyor belt has slowed or quit moving altogether. The unit can be adjusted as an overspeed, underspeed, or zero speed control. The output of the Model BSD can be wired into a PLC or DCS, or...