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Ajax announces high volume, compact Silo Cascade Mixer Space saving alternative to conventional conical hoppers

Solids handling equipment maker, Ajax Equipment, announces a new type of silo cascade mixer enabling batch powder processing in squat, square mixing containers in place of tall conventional conical hoppers, for plants where space is limited. The mixer combines mass flow and intake recycling screw technology that minimises power consumption whilst providing efficient mixing. The Ajax silo cascade mixer uses... Read More
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Vortex European Office Obtains ISO 9001:2015 Certification

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 9001:215 certification. Previously, Vortex Global was certified under the ISO 9001:2008 standard, and has been ISO-certified since its establishment in 2007. ISO 9001 is an... Read More
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Boone Mixers at Novidon Work Together for Perfect Scale-up

Wrexham-based Novidon have chosen Boone Mixers for both laboratory test and factory production of carboxymethylated starch products, for use in oil and other drilling applications. The performance of the production unit, a 4000 litre Horizontal Paddle Blade Mixer, is accurately modelled in the laboratory by a Boone Universal Lab Mixer. Both mixers feature contraflow paddle blade design, and each is... Read More
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Trantec deliver bespoke Augers to Canada in just 7 days

Trantec Solids Handling Limited is a leading supplier of Powder Dosing and Metering equipment to the worldwide Solids Handling industry. With over 20 years of experience designing augers for our Metering Feeder equipment, we decided to take on the challenge of manufacturing our own Augers in-house. Traditionally, auger manufacturing techniques were more of an art than a science. Production was... Read More
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Sieving system for AM powders

New Balance adopts revolutionary vibratory sieve with ultrasonic screening technology in production of new 3D-printed trainer New Balance is one of the world’s largest athletic shoe manufacturers. The company aims to bypass conventional industry practices and provides state-of-the-art products to professional athletes and everyday consumers. One of New Balance’s latest innovations is the addition of an additive manufacturing laboratory; boasting... Read More
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Getting Ready for Work in the Future

Iain Crosley, MD, Hosokawa Micron Ltd joined 150 thought leaders gathered to discuss ‘Innovation, Skills and the Future of Work’ at the opening of Autodesk’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility (AMF) in Birmingham. Representing SMEs in the processing sector, Iain was invited to join a panel of representatives from academia, a start-up business and a large manufacturer (#makeanything) to address the perceived... Read More
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Chemical engineers talk sense about mixer efficiencies

Manchester University’s School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences is leading world class developments in energy efficiency in the process industries. Researchers have incorporated TorqSense transducers into a test rig that is analysing losses in in-line mixers. Efficient production is fundamentally important to success in the process industries, many of which serve global markets. While there are multiple elements of... Read More
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Hyster® Trucks overcome tough tests at sand-lime brick factory

From large quantities of dust, to extreme temperature variations, Hyster® forklift trucks help overcome the tough conditions at Radmacher Kalksandsteine, a sand-lime brick production plant in Wendeburg, Germany.The family business has been producing sand-lime bricks using only sand, quicklime and water since 1963. The blocks are hardened in 15-bar pressure autoclaves where more than 60 employees ensure continuous production in... Read More
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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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Ace container handling with SANY

Following a review of the latest heavy lifting equipment facilitated by Cooper Specialised Handling, a well-established container services company has added a new SANY empty container handler to its fleet. With 25 years of experience in the shipping container industry, Northern Containers specialises in the sale of new and used containers. Part of the Ace Group, it operates a UK-wide container hire service, provides depot and self-storage facilities... Read More