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  • Vortex Announces Senior Management Reassignments

    December 13, 2018

    “Over the past 10 years, Vortex has experienced strong growth – with more on the horizon,” said Jeff Thompson, president at Vortex. “As our entire organization grows in size and complexity, managing the company will require more specialized focus and coordination, going...

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  • Supply Meets Demand with Continuous Powder Processing System

    December 4, 2018

    With global focus on health, the aging population, and overall worldwide population increases, the pharmaceutical industry focuses not only on results but also on production utilizing the most advanced process technologies. Over the past century the industry has realized unprecedented advances in...

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  • Pneumatic Conveying through Inclined Pipe

    December 3, 2018

    As with many technologies related to bulk materials handling, pneumatic conveying can be a mixture of art and science. Along with many tangible physical relationships (i.e. pressure, airflow, and velocity) there are also several “rules-of-thumb” that drive industry know-how. A few such...

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  • Why Pneumatic Conveying Best Satisfies the 6 Additive Manufacture Powder Handling Requirements

    November 8, 2018

    As additive manufacture (AM) matures as a production process, it requires some serious considerations to enable clean, safe, and efficient handling of these dense metal powders through the complicated process of loading for use, re-use and screening. These include: 1. Loading new, virgin material...

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  • Discharge Valves

    November 7, 2018

    Lorenz discharge valves are manufactured for use above a rotary airlock to prevent pressure from returning to the hopper above. They are ideal for applications requiring higher cycle frequencies. Heavy-duty 3/16-in. stainless blades with built-in material scrapers aid in minimizing packing,...

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  • Vortex Latin America Office Relocates

    November 6, 2018

    Vortex Latinoamérica, a solids and bulk handling components company, has relocated from Pachuca, México to Querétaro, where it is now situated in a comfortable, newly renovated industrial facility. The new location spans more than 600 square meters and includes a reception...

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  • BFM Launches New Monitoring System

    October 19, 2018

    The patented BFM fitting flexible connector fitting’s no-tool, snap-fit installation already makes it a safer option than traditional hose-clip type connectors, eliminating the risk of injury to workers by slipping screwdrivers during installation and changeovers. But, as with any flexible...

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  • Coperion, Coperion K-Tron Launch Traveling Equipment Display

    October 16, 2018

    Coperion and Coperion K-Tron announce the launch of the new Traveling Equipment Display (TED). The mobile display began traveling directly to bulk material handling facilities throughout the U.S. in early October and will bring the latest solutions for feeding, pneumatic conveying, complete systems...

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  • Explosion-Free Vacuum Conveying in Food Production

    September 27, 2018

    The best method to protect against explosions in food processing is to avoid the explosion in the first place. Volkmann VS Series vacuum conveyors, featuring all-pneumatic system design, are ATEX certified against the 13 potential sources of ignition for transfer of powdered products having an MIE...

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  • Lorenz Conveying Products Acquires Flow Valves International

    September 10, 2018

    Lorenz Conveying Products, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, manufacturers of pneumatic conveying products, announces the acquisition of Flow Valves International, Evanston, IL, manufacturer of Syntron and SMS Iris flow control valves. The Flow Valves International plant, located in Normal, IL, will...

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