4 Reasons Not To Use Butterfly Valves When Handling Dry Material

Not Designed for Dry Material Butterfly valves are not designed to handle dry bulk solids. They were designed for gas and liquid applications. The abrasiveness of dry bulk solids erodes away on butterfly valves to the point where they no longer properly seal and need to be replaced. Disk Impedes Material Flow Stream The butterfly valve design places the valve’s disc... 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

RDS achieves ‘self verification’ status

RDS Technology is delighted to announce that they have received accreditation for their LOADMASTER a100. The LOADMASTER a100 is a ‘legal for trade’ weigher enabling product to be sold from the printed ticket. Typically fitted to a wheeled loading shovel, the LOADMASTER  a100 effectively transforms the loader into a mobile weighbridge which conforms to class Y(b) levels of accuracy (and OIML... Read More

All Stainless Steel Butterfly Valve

Posi-flate has introduced an inflatable seated butterfly valve with a highly polished 316 stainless steel housing and disc. It is suitable for many applications, such as food, chemical and pharmaceutical, and is available sizes from 2” (50mm) to 20” (500mm). The inflatable seat design of the Posi-flate butterfly valve provides a better seal by utilizing air pressure to expand the... Read More
Sensors & Level Measurement 

Narrow success for solids radar level sensor

Unique solution provided with contactless radar level sensor A non contact bulk solids radar sensor with 120m range? You think this would be featuring an application with measurement over many tens of metres. However, one of the first successful applications for the new VEGAPULS 69 - the latest generation of bulk solids level sensors - demonstrates its great versatility. At... Read More

CDE boast apprentice of the year finalist

L-R James Kee CDE Global Pete Snodden Host and Sean Kerr CDE Global at Apprentice of the Year Final James Kee, an engineering apprentice with CDE Global in Cookstown, recently made the finals of the Apprentice of the Year Awards. The Awards are organised by the Department of Employment and Learning (DEL) to recognise the achievements of those currently undertaking apprenticeship... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 


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
Recycling & Waste Control 

Recycled UK Managing Plastic Waste with Bunting Magnetic Separators

To enhance metal separation and removal in their Plastic Waste Management System, Recycled UK has purchased and installed 7 Magnetic Separators of two different types designed, manufactured and supplied by Bunting Magnetics Europe Ltd. Recycled UK was established in 2006 and relocated to their present site in 2009.   The plastic received is both from primary manufacturing and secondary recycling... 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

UniTrak Powderflight appoints new MD

UniTrak Powderflight Limited is happy to announce the appointment of a new Managing Director Mr Nick Webber. Nick has over 14 year’s experience within UniTrak Powderflight in the role of General Manager of Operations as-well as Technical Manager. Some of the milestones achieved by Nick during his tenure in these positions include the implementation of 3D CAD design work, developing... Read More