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  • Insourcing for Small Manufacturers

    April 20, 2016

    The White House and many of today’s industrial and manufacturing leaders are big proponents of insourcing, which is often understood as bringing jobs once outsourced to overseas companies, back home. Insourcing also means bringing in specialists to fill temporary needs or training existing...

  • Low-Leakage, Heavy-Duty Rotary Valves/Airlocks

    April 13, 2016

    Saving energy was the underlying factor for the development of a low-leakage rotary valve for pneumatic conveying of granular products. The newly-developed rotor is designed with expanded tips at the end of the rotor blades. Wider vanes result in lower air leakage. In combination with the special...

  • Increasing Rotary Valve Life by Decreasing Wear

    April 12, 2016

    Rotary valves operate in the bulk solids material handling industry as airlocks and feeders simultaneously for facilitating continuous feeding into a differential pressure environment. They accomplish this by using rotating pockets inside a cast housing. In order to rotate freely, the rotor cannot...

  • Hygienic Rotary Valve for Sanitary Applications

    April 7, 2016

    The new Coperion ZZB hygienic compact stainless steel rotary valve is especially developed for small capacities and high sanitary needs. It is therefore suitable for operations in the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. The interior and exterior polished surfaces prevent undesired...

  • New Airlock Designed for Sanitary Processes

    March 24, 2016

    The new CMD airlock is ideal for applications where dry raw or finished products are being handled in the process and where inspection or system clean-out are required. Because the CMD is designed for high process rates and possesses a number of features suited for sanitary processes, the airlock...

  • PEBCO Appoints Finke President and COO

    March 24, 2016

    Anna Bain Ladt Slater, Chairman of PEBCO Inc., announced the appointment of David L. Finke to the position of president and chief operating officer of the Paducah, KY-based company. Finke has a 27-year history with PEBCO, serving in various roles in sales, international sales, engineering...

  • Albarrie Environmental Services

  • Four-Cable Lifting Spout Reduces Wear, Backlashing

    March 14, 2016

    Fairmount Santrol is a global provider of industrial sand used in the foundry, gas and oil, glass, recreation, and filtration industries.  Founded in 1986, Fairmount operations include mines, mineral processing plants, and coating facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia.   ...

  • Second Generation Parallel Tunnel Diverter Valve

    March 9, 2016

    The second generation of the Schenck Process PT45 diverter valve introduces new features such as adjustable alignment stops located in the housing, position indication from the tunnel itself, additional actuation options, and external tunnel position indication. A positive food-grade rubber...

  • New Quick-Clean Rotary Airlock

    February 19, 2016

    With the cost of lost productivity becoming increasingly important and the more stringent regulatory demands on sanitation, Kice offers a new line of quick clean airlocks. The new quick clean rotary airlock offers many advantages: •    Provides quick access to rotor...