Helsinki, Finland – Cargotec has signed an agreement with JCE Invest AB to establish a joint venture, Bruks Siwertell Group, specialised in dry bulk handling. The new joint venture will own Siwertell AB (previously part of Kalmar Business Area within Cargotec) and BRUKS Holding AB (previously part of JCE Group).
Chicago (IL), United States – A large flour producer in the US manufactures and distributes corn flour as an ingredient in various food products. Roughly one year ago plant engineers installed three 6-inch Chain-Vey tubular drag conveyors for the transport of yellow and white corn flour. The Chain-Veys supplied by Modern Process Equipment (MPE) replaced screw conveyors and pneumatic conveyors that resulted in poor customer feedback with product being out of spec.
Stuttgart, Germany – Coperion’s newly developed FLUIDLIFT ecoblue® is a quality and efficiency-enhancing pneumatic conveying process for plastic pellets. According to Coperion, compared to conventional designs, the process generates much less dust and streamers, which improves the quality of the product and reduces waste. Coperion will present its new process for the first time worldwide at NPE 2018 in Orlando (FL), USA. Continue reading Coperion at NPE 2018: FLUIDLIFT ecoblue minimizes Dust and increases Efficiency of Pneumatic Conveying of Pellets
Darmstadt, Germany – The new Schenck Process 3-A approved Hygienic Round Top Removal (HRT) Filter is designed for sanitary applications where dust collection is required in low-capacity pneumatic conveying systems such as vacuum loading of extruders or refilling minor/micro hoppers.
Stuttgart, Germany – At this year’s Chinaplas (April 24-27, 2018: National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), Hongqiao, Shanghai, P.R. China) Coperion GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany, presents itself as a total technology solution provider for all plastics processing applications.
Darlington, UK – As of December 2017, Vortex Global Limited has been certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Vortex Global’s parent company, Salina Vortex Corporation, made a recent announcement that it too had obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification. Previously, Vortex Global was certified under the ISO 9001:2008 standard, and has been ISO-certified since its establishment in 2007.
Salina (KS), USA – In November 2017, Vortex was certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Previously, Vortex was certified under the ISO 9001:2008 standard, and has been ISO-certified for more than 10 years. ISO 9001 is an international standard that specifies requirements for a management system. By gaining ISO 9001:2015 certification, ISO 9001 acknowledges that Vortex has demonstrated the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
The Schenck Process PST30 Diverter Valve introduces new features such as internally shim-able positive stops, inflatable pneumatic seals at each port, position indication from the tunnel itself, and external tunnel position indication.
A waste incineration plant produces exhaust air during the incineration process. These exhaust gases have to be cleaned. Therefore hearth furnace coke (HFC) is transported by a screw conveyor from a silo to an injector, where it is injected pneumatically into a catalyst. Between the screw conveyor and the injector the amount of the supplied HFC is measured in freefall using the SolidFlow 2.0 mass flow measurement solution by SWR Engineering.
Today’s plastics processing environments not only feed and convey plastics pellets, but also powders like talc, calcium carbonate, wood-flour, and pigments, all of which often are dusty and hard to handle. Learn more about the Top 10 Design Considerations when designing Pneumatic Conveying Systems for your hard-to-handle powders. Presented by VAC-U-MAX of Belleville, NJ, USA.
(Published on YouTube on April 26, 2017)