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Moving large loads with MasterMover

The world record for the heaviest object pulled over 100 feet belongs to a US reverend who pulled a 68-tonne lorry. This is an impressive achievement, but one that manufacturing plant engineers must regularly equal using specialist equipment — with various degrees of success. Here, Hugh Freer, a director of electric tug specialist MasterMover, looks at why these traditional methods... Read More
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Inflatable Seated Butterfly Valve from Posi-flate

An inflatable seated butterfly valve designed for dry bulk solids or liquid slurry applications is available from Posi-flate. The valve is ideally suited for abrasive materials such as sand, feldspar, fly ash and most other dry, granular materials, which reduce valve life. The inflatable seat design provides a better seal by utilizing air pressure to expand the seat against the... Read More
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Baldwin expands global platform with the acquisition of QuadTech, Inc.

Partnership creates vision and inspection print technology powerhouse Baldwin Technology Company Inc.—a world leader in providing process automation solutions, consumables and services for the print, packaging, textile and corrugated industries—has acquired QuadTech, Inc., from its parent company, Quad/Graphics. With this acquisition, Baldwin adds all of QuadTech’s highly regarded technology and strategic locations across the Americas, Europe, China, Japan and India.... Read More
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Clugston Distribution appoints new director

Clugston Distribution, part of the privately owned Clugston Group, which also has interests in construction, facilities management and property development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Tim Doggett as distribution director. Mr Doggett joins Clugston Distribution from Rhenus Logistics, where he held the position of general manager and was responsible for the organisation’s sales and operations across the... Read More
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Abrasuion-resistant rotary batch mixer achieves uniformity in 1 to 3 minutes

A new model 700-THX-50-ARI Rotary Batch Mixer from Munson Machinery blends abrasive materials such as concrete, premix, mortar mix, glass/cullet, fibreglass, refractories, tungsten powder and ceramics, in one to three minutes with minimised abrasive wear or product degradation. The mixer features abrasion-resistant steel material contact surfaces, internal mixing flights with easy-to-replace wear plates and radial seals for dust-tight operation. It... Read More
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Bardyke Chemicals chooses Ajax Inclined Screw Feeder

Solids handling specialist, Ajax Equipment, has supplied copper chemicals producer, Bardyke Chemicals, with a 4m long inclined screw feeder for its factory in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire. Bardyke Chemicals manufactures a range of copper-based chemicals including cuprous oxide and cuprous thiocyanate for applications from marine paints to pharmaceutical production. The production process requires the Ajax screw feeder to be inclined at... Read More
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Cost-effective part feeding system sustains frequent part changes

In response to growing demand for a simple, competitively priced and flexible, automatic bulk parts feeding system, RARUK Automation has introduced, FlexiBowl®.  It allows entire families of parts to be fed reliably into the assembly process and is ideal for manufacturers whose production involves frequent product changeovers and reduced volumes. FlexiBowl is highly versatile and suitable for feeding a wide... Read More
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Peel Ports secures new WEC Lines service for Liverpool

Dutch company WEC Lines is beginning a new service connecting the Port of Liverpool with Huelva, Vigo, Leixoes and Dublin. The service will begin from the end of September with weekly 300TEU vessels, but this is expected to grow significantly once trade develops. Jouke Schaap, Container Port Director at Peel Ports, said: “We’re very pleased to be welcoming a second... Read More
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The new bulk material mixer MIX-A-LOT from Coperion ensures cost-efficient, high-speed and also gentle mixing of the individual components for extrusion.

The Coperion mechanical bulk material mixer MIX-A-LOT ensures particularly efficient, high-speed and gentle homogenization of the fed material. The readily accessible and easy to clean MIX-A-LOT is available in three sizes for throughput rates up to 5 t/h, there is also an ATEX version. The surface of the mixing chamber can be electro polished. The combination of an outstanding mixing effect and... Read More