Bulk Materials Handling 

New VEGA level sensor reaches parts others can’t!

Another success for high frequency contactless radar level sensor E&JW Glendinning is the largest independent supplier of quarry and concrete products both to the trade and direct to the end user in Devon and Cornwall.   It is still wholly owned by the founders' families and many family members remain actively involved in the day to day running of the... Read More
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Terex Port Solutions introduces four new empty container handlers

  Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has followed up the recent launch of its Liftace™ 5‑31 reach stacker with the introduction of four new generation lift trucks. The Terex® Stackace™ E 5‑8, E 6‑8, E 6‑9 and E 7‑9 empty container handlers replace existing TPS models, combining the strengths of their respective predecessors with many new features. The Stackace™ lift trucks are cost effective, easily serviced... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 

Italian manufacturer Sormec supplies specialist cranes to Nigerian OSV

Global offshore crane manufacturer Sormec has supplied matching cranes for a Dutch-built vessel operating in one of Nigeria's largest deepwater oil fields. The Italian firm was tasked with manufacturing two M350/EL hydraulic elbow knuckle-boom marine cranes for the Awaritse Nigeria Ltd vessel Prince Job I, now based in Chevron’s Agbami Field (see notes to editors). The Sicilian company, which operates... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 

Don’t neglect palletising when automating lines

  Chris Sumner, Managing Director FANUC UK and Vice President of FEC There are many different reasons for adopting robotic palletisation – usually the very last process on a packing line. It may be that you want to increase the speed of your operation, or improve the quality of the finished product. Other drivers might include overhead reduction or manual... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 

Keeping bulk solids material on the move

By Donald F Cameron, Managing Director Primasonics® and Quattrosonics® So what are Sonic Soot Blowers? They are pneumatically operated horns that produce low frequency – high energy sound waves. These sound waves are produced when compressed air enters the Wave Generator and forces the only moving part, a titanium diaphragm, to flex. Sonic Soot Blowers are employed wherever ash, dust,... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 

JACOB (UK) QuickConnect Modular Pipework

JACOB QuickConnect is the modern solution for custom designed and built modular pipework with easily connected bends, segments and pipe sections, manufactured in 1-3mm thicknesses, all with pressure tight connections. Each component has a machine-lipped end which, when fitted with a specially designed “U” shaped gasket and Quick-Connect pull-ring, creates a 3-bar overpressure certified connection. Air movement within a JACOB... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 

British Salt employees praise DISAB’s CompVac™

Tata Chemicals-owned British Salt, which is the UK's leading manufacturer of pure dried vacuum salt products, has been using a DISAB CompVac™ in its Middlewich plant to provide the most effective and efficient cleaning and waste removal solution yet used. One of the most modern and eco-efficient plants of its type in Europe, Middlewich is geared around manufacturing products which... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 

TEREX PORT SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES NEW-GENERATION LIFT TRUCKS

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has launched its new generation Liftace™ 5-31 reach stacker, which is the first of five new machines to be introduced by TPS in the next few months. The launch of the Liftace™ 5-31 reach stacker will be followed by the introduction of four new Stackace™ empty container handlers in the near future. The new products combine the strengths... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 

Demag V-type crane triumphs in Red Dot Awards

Award success at prestigious product design competition  International recognition for the unique crane girder design  Second award for the V-type design The Demag V-type crane has won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015, which is a major worldwide award scheme for product innovation. The international judging panel, comprising designers, design professors and trade journalists from 25 nations, made the... Read More