Category Archives: News from Industry

Liebherr launches first purely electrical Port Crane

Rostock, Germany The new LPS 420 E is the latest extension of the Liebherr mobile harbour crane product range. The newly designed machine is a purely electric driven portal crane. All crane movements like luffing, hoisting, slewing and travelling are done by electric motors.  Continue reading Liebherr launches first purely electrical Port Crane

Festo at IPBS 2018: New Solution for Variable Control of Flow Rate or Fill Level

Islandia (NY), United States Festo introduces at the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference and Exhibition 2018 its new control solution for infinitely variable flow rate and fill level based on the DFPI linear pneumatic actuator. The company also showcases its range of process valve solutions for clean or harsh environments where powders and bulk solids are dispensed from hoppers and conveyed to downstream processes (Festo Booth #2939).  Continue reading Festo at IPBS 2018: New Solution for Variable Control of Flow Rate or Fill Level

MoistTech Corp. added new at-line Moisture Detection System to their Lineup

Sarasota (FL), United States In March 2018, MoistTech Corp. added an additional at-line moisture detection system to their lineup: MoistTech Moisture Balance System. Attendees of the SNAXPO Conference, which took place in Atlanta (GA), United States, on March 12-14, 2018, had the opportunity of seeing the new system on display and performing live demonstrations.

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Munson Machinery: Variable Intensity Continuous Blender for Pastes, Slurries

Utica (NY), United States Munson Machinery has introduced a Variable Intensity Blender model VIM-124-SS with six injection ports, allowing liquid additions in small to large volumes to be combined with bulk food, chemical or pharmaceutical materials to produce pastes and slurries at high rates. Constructed of stainless steel, the sanitary unit can achieve homogenous blends in as little as 20 seconds residence time depending on material characteristics, yielding up to 57 m3 of throughput per hour.

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Dos Santos International awarded Patent and Order of newest Product

Marietta (GA), United States Dos Santos International announced the award of a patent and first order for the newest development in sandwich belt conveying technology.  The DSI Adder Snake (US Patent number 9,815,627) was awarded on November 14, 2017.  A particular shiploading application garnered the first order for the newly patented DSI Adder Snake for Yara Sluiskil in the Netherlands.

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Metso at Expomin 2018: Innovations for the Mining Industry in Chile

Helsinki, Finland At the 15th Exhibition and World Congress for Latin American Mining, Expomin 2018, Metso will be presenting a variety of product Industry 4.0 applications and tailored solutions to improve process and resource efficiency while reducing operational costs in mining operations. The exhibition is part of Metso’s anniversary activities, celebrating 150 years of delivering results to our customers around the world.

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EDEM and The Barnes Group Advisors collaborate to advance Use of Simulation in Additive Manufacturing

Edinburgh, United Kingdom – Discrete Element Method (DEM) specialist EDEM and The Barnes Group Advisors, specialists in advising on and solving problems associated with industrial additive manufacturing, announced a collaboration agreement to advance the use of simulation to aid design decisions for equipment and processes in the additive manufacturing industry.

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Sterling Systems & Controls: Automating Rubber Compound

Sterling (IL), United States – Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc.  has developed and implemented the capability to automate the ingredient batching of the rubber compounding process.  Using a hybrid ingredient bulk material batching system that combines minor bin and bulk bag ingredient batching, Sterling Systems has been automating rubber compounding and replaced the slower, labor intensive manual batching with an efficient, fast and accurate automated system.

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Free Seminar “Fire Prevention for Biomass Storage Systems” – June 12, 2018, Chatham Maritime, UK

Chatham Maritime, United Kingdom – In January 2013 experts came together at an event hosted by The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, with the objective of trying to identify best practice of fire prevention and management for biomass storage systems. Research has progressed further, and more practical experience gained, so the organisers have decided to hold a third meeting to see how things have developed.

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SWR engineering: Moisture Measurement in Wood Pellet Production to ensure Material Quality

Schliengen, Germany – A manufacturer of wood pellets processes raw materials such as planing chips or wood chips (wood waste) to produce wood pellets. To ensure optimal adjustment of the drying process, the company uses SWR engineering‘s M-Sens 2 moisture sensor. The moisture is measured while the material is transported by a screw conveyor from the oven to the storage silo.

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