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  • Vac-U-Max Celebrates 65-Year Anniversary

    May 28, 2019

    Vac-U-Max has reached a proud milestone celebrating 65 years of business providing bulk material handling and industrial vacuum cleaning solutions to industries worldwide. The company has grown from the dreams of its founder Frank Pendleton, who designed the world’s first industrial vacuum...

  • 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...

  • LaborSave Automatic Debagging System

    May 20, 2019

    LaborSave is a completely automated system that unloads up to 48 tn/hr of 25-50-kg bags. The main debagger utilizes a traveling gripper to mechanically pick one row of bags per time, with 88 precision hooks, then moving the bags though 13 rotating, hardened cutting blades. The bags are then set on...

  • Auger Packer for Accurate Ingredients Packaging Weighments

    May 3, 2019

    The Magnum Systems Model APO dual auger scale is designed with variable speed augers perfecting the art of “bulk and dribble” weighing. The large auger provides fast bulk filling while the small auger provides consistent trim filling. The T-3000 weigh controller allows the packer to...

  • New Discharger Pierces Single-Use Bulk Bags, Cuts Cycle Times

    April 26, 2019

    The new Bulk-Out bulk bag discharger from Flexicon features a bag piercing receiving hopper and side-mounted flow promotion devices to feed downstream processes at ultra-high rates. The BFC Series discharger features a cantilevered I-beam with electric hoist and trolley for loading a bulk bag...

  • Low-Maintenance Bulk Bag Fillers

    April 26, 2019

    These new bulk bags are designed to fill any size bulk bag with high accuracy, while offering years of trouble-free maintenance. BPS’s Model BBF loader features an inflatable fill head that offers a dust-free seal when loading, dust port with dust cartridge, and manually adjustable bag...

  • 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...

  • Heavy-Duty Bag Grippers for Palletizing

    April 15, 2019

    If your automation cell requires a palletizing or de-palletizing end-of-arm tool, Piab offers components and systems that make robots function precisely and efficiently. The modular and custom-machined component designs of these products allow EOATs to operate on any make and style of robot. Piab...

  • Volkmann Appoints Five New Manufacturer’s Rep Groups

    April 9, 2019

    Volkmann Inc. announces the appointment of five new manufacturer’s representative groups to further strengthen and improve its sales and support activities throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The groups include: 1. Pace Co. of Virginia, Doris Harkness, principal, to cover all of...

  • Ergonomic Vacuum Sack Lifter

    April 2, 2019

    Regardless of what they are made of – paper, plastic, fabric – or what they contain – flour, sand, pharmaceutical ingredients – all sacks are handled with ease with the help of Piab's ergonomic Vaculex vacuum lifter. There is no need for heavy manual work such as...