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  • Handling Bags with Suction Cups

    July 2, 2019

    Piab offers a series of piGRIP bag lips, known as BGI. These lips include an internal retainer piece, as well as three additional diameter sizes. The bag lips are ideal for handling different types of bag materials, especially hard-to-handle thin bag material, such as plastic film. ...

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  • Flexicon Opens Jakarta Location

    July 1, 2019

    Flexicon Singapore Pte Ltd has opened a new office in Jakarta, Indonesia, to provide factory-direct sales and applications engineering services throughout Southeast Asia, it was announced by Greg Slack, vice president global sales, Flexicon Corp. The new location will be headed by Irwan Gunawan,...

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  • Ensign Equipment Introduces Reliant Series Container Dumper

    June 26, 2019

    Ensign Equipment, a manufacturer and systems integrator of bulk material handling equipment, has developed and introduced a new series of container dumpers. The new series reaches across all dumper designs provided by Ensign, from its drum model to its heavy-duty model, to its extended-pivot model...

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  • EXPORT PACKAGING ALERT: The Unplanned Costs and Penalties of Non-Compliant Merchandise Exportation Due to ISPM 15 Regulations

    The penalties for non-compliant ISPM 15 export wood packaging materials (WPM) are a serious matter to take into consideration when selecting components for the design of a unit load. Besides penalty costs, the end user will require a duplicate shipment if customs liquidates the product held up...

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  • Lawrence Industries, Inc.

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  • THE HEAT IS [NOT] ON! A new way to effectively control dust and caking in the fertilizer industry utilizing ambient-temperature coatings.

    Fugitive dust and product caking present unique issues for fertilizer handlers. Historically, effective solutions required complicated and often cost-prohibitive processes, such as heating of both the fertilizer and the treatment, to achieve optimal results. New solutions that do not require the...

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  • Small Footprint, Floor-Level Palletizer

    May 22, 2019

    For plants with either limited floor space or a small budget, the compact Model 72AN palletizer offers a simple and economical solution to increase production and eliminate the cost and liability of manual operation. It occupies from 10 to 30% less floor space than conventional low-level...

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  • ChargePoint Technology Names UK Sales Manager

    May 15, 2019

    Contained and sterile transfer solutions expert, ChargePoint Technology, continues its growth plans with the strategic appointment of Stephen Eastick as UK sales manager. Manufacturing material transfer devices for a range of applications within the pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and other...

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  • The Reason for and Prevention of Bulk Bag Overhang

    April 23, 2019

    Bulk bags, or FIBCs, are thought to be low-technology packaging. Users ignore many handling issues with bulk bags, wrongly thinking there are no alternatives. In most cases, the problems with bulk bags are solvable. One current trend is a desire to have bags without “overhang.” That is...

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  • Representative Samples for Testing

    April 23, 2019

    Flow properties testing provides the data necessary to design silos and equipment for the storage and handling of bulk solids. First pioneered by Dr. Andrew Jenike over 50 years ago, this testing has become ubiquitous in good engineering practice when handling bulk solids. The validity of flow...

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