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  • Industrial Valves

    April 29, 2016

    MEI Valvole Industriali S.r.l. is a certified manufacturer of industrial valves. Its white line includes cGMP butterfly valves for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. The green line includes butterfly valves and sight glasses for the food and chemical industries. The black line includes...

  • Air Leakage and the Efficient Use of Rotary Valves

    April 26, 2016

    In many pneumatic conveying systems, a rotary valve or rotary airlock is used to feed the dry bulk material from one system to another. The other function of a rotary airlock is to help prevent the transfer of air from the system below the valve into the system above or vice versa. This cannot...

  • 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...

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  • 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.   ...