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COMPANY NEWS

B&B ATTACHMENTS SERVICE OFFER

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s the UK’s leading independent distributor of forklift truck attachments and masts, B&B Attachments customers know that they can rely on a level of pre and post sales care and advice unequalled in the materials handling industry. B&B knows that every forklift attachment requires regular site maintenance to ensure that any safety related issues are identified and quickly rectified. This can usually be completed on site, ensuring that any costly downtime is kept to an absolute minimum, and your fleet continues to work at its maximum efficiency levels. A fixed service contact from B&B Attachments allows this essential maintenance to be carried out at a set fixed cost for the period of the contract. The fixed service contract includes the cost of any call outs and replacement parts required, except Keg Clamp tines, forks and rubber pads. The contract excludes repairs due

to misuse, abuse or damage. Any repair work due to these items can be quoted separately. A service contract safeguards your attachment and ensures it is maintained as per the manufactures recommendation. All B&B engineers are fully qualified, and B&B can demonstrate competency due to regular training to ensure they are suitably up to date with all elements of specialist forklift attachment engineering. The B&B service engineering team is unrivalled in its experience levels in this field in the UK. B&B’s team work from fully equipped service vans which are based strategically throughout the UK. Each B&B service van is a mobile workshop fully equipped with test equipment, hose making equipment and welding apparatus to carry out most repairs on-site. The B&B engineers are able to carry out a range of diagnostic checks on specific types of attachments to ensure

that your equipment is kept at peak performance. All engineers have access to information databases which provide comprehensive technical advice on any of the attachments or masts in the B&B range. Additionally, each van carries a substantial range of the most commonly required parts and spares. If the correct spare part is not already on board the service vans, field engineers have instant access to B&B’s Parts Department to check availability and cost – if necessary ordering the required part for overnight delivery. B&B also offers a

complete refurbishment service - from minor repairs to total factory rebuilds of your existing fork lift truck attachments. If on-site repairs are impractical, B&B offer extensive production and workshop facilities and skilled engineers are available for all repairs and major refurbishment. Fabrication, product finishing, strip down, inspection, repair, steam-cleaning through to re-spraying and delivery back to your premises ‘as new’ are all part of the B&B offer. You can measure your reputation against its standards of engineering excellence. www.bandbattachments.com

MECH-TOOL ENGINEERING LTD COMPLETES CONTRACT ON BP KINNEIL SCHEME

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ech-Tool Engineering Ltd has successfully completed a contract to deliver its world renowned hazard protection solutions for BP’s Kinneil Liquid Petroleum Gas (KLPG) Chilldown Project. The contract – awarded

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to the Darlington based company by fabrication specialists Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) – involved supplying fire and blast relief walls and specialist fire louvres for BP’s new refrigeration plant at its Kinneil RLPG Plant in Grangemouth. The onshore terminal processes crude oil from the North Sea and is an integral part of the BP Forties Pipeline System. Speaking about the new contract win, Anthony Jones, Business Development Director at Mech-Tool Engineering said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this

contract by BiFab. Our hazard protection solutions play an integral role in protecting personnel and assets. With demands for exceptional safety standards, Mech-Tool Engineering prides itself on designing and manufacturing fire and blast solutions that meet – and in many cases – exceed the industry’s highest standards and as such, this is one of the major factors as to why we are securing contracts on such high profile oil and gas projects.” The company will provide highly specialized fire louvres which will allow blasts to transfer through

the wall systems as well as deflect these up, over and away from hazards. And the contract win adds to the company’s string of multi-million-pound deals awarded to the Mech-Tool Engineering business, adding to its already impressive portfolio. Most recently, the company announced it will be supplying fire and blast walls to be deployed on the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm and awarded by leading engineering and fabrication specialists Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG). www.mechtool.co.uk


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EAL LEARNERS SHINE AT SKILLS SHOW

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AL has some of the UK industry’s most talented learners, apprentices and technicians who were crowned Skills Show 2016 champions after three days of intense competition. An impressive 31 EAL learners, almost half of those to make the national final, won a medal in their skills with 13 golds, 8 silvers and 10 bronze A record number of EAL learners – 65 in engineering and three in SkillsElectric – were among more than 500 talented young people who took part in competitions covering 61 different skills over three days at Birmingham’s NEC in front of thousands of visitors. Independent judges assessed the work of competitors and the winners were presented with their medals at The Medal Ceremony on the evening of Saturday November 19th. Al Parkes, Acting Managing Director of EAL, said: “We are very proud to have had a record number of EAL learners making the national finals of the Skills Show across the engineering and SkillsElectric competitions. “They have taken the knowledge they are learning at college and in work on to a national stage, showcasing their talents and hopefully inspiring the next generation to consider careers in engineering and building services. “Congratulations to all of our learners for making the finals and especially to those who have won Gold and the right to be named the best in their skill in Britain.”

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As well as the competitions at The Skills Show, a series of high profile speakers gave inspiring spotlight talks, seminars and there were Have-a-go opportunities in dozens of skills disciplines. www.eal.org.uk

MEDAL WINNERS:

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Organisation

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Aeronautical Engineering: Avionic

David

Firth

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

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Aeronautical Engineering: Mechanical

Balazs

Sparing

Coleg Cambria

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Aeronautical Engineering: Mechanical

Thomas

Roberts

MPI LTD

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CNC Milling

Joe

Harrison

Coleg Cambria

BRONZE

CNC Milling

Alexander

Mason

East Riding College

GOLD

CNC Milling

Ryan

Dexter

Electroimpact UK Ltd

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CNC Turning

Oliver

Hyde

Training 2000 Limited

BRONZE

CNC Turning

Katie

Goodwill

Rolls-Royce PLC

GOLD

Construction MetalWork

Christopher

Taylor

Training 2000 Limited

GOLD

Construction MetalWork

Benji

Daems

Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

SILVER

Construction MetalWork

Jonathan

Holding

Burnley College

BRONZE

Industrial Electronics

Daniel

Skinner

BAE Systems

SILVER

Mechanical Engineering: CAD

Alex

Corcoran

Training 2000 Limited

BRONZE

Mechatronics

Alex

Bufton

Toyota Manufacturing Ltd

GOLD

Mechatronics

Jamie

Mann

Toyota Manufacturing Ltd

GOLD

Mechatronics

Matthew

Webb

BMW UK Manufacturing

GOLD

Mechatronics

Tom

Coote

BMW UK Manufacturing

GOLD

Mechatronics

Branagh

Adren-Howard

BMW UK Manufacturing

BRONZE

Mechatronics

Jai

Robinson

BMW UK Manufacturing

BRONZE

Sheet MetalWork Technology

John-Robbie

Sanderson

Training 2000 Limited

GOLD

Welding

James Leigh

Elliott

Alstom Power

GOLD

Welding

Sam

Meagan

Lakes College, West Cumbria

BRONZE

Welding

Conor

Alexander

Lakes College, West Cumbria

SILVER

Manufacturing Team Challenge

Dylan

Edwards

JCB Transmissions

BRONZE

Manufacturing Team Challenge

George

Walker

JCB Transmissions

BRONZE

Manufacturing Team Challenge

Ewan

Holley

Magellan Aerospace (UK) Ltd.

SILVER

Manufacturing Team Challenge

Liam

Hutchinson

Magellan Aerospace (UK) Ltd.

SILVER

Manufacturing Team Challenge

Gareth

Vale

Magellan Aerospace (UK) Ltd.

SILVER

Manufacturing Team Challenge

Andrew

Joyce

CarnaudMetalBox

GOLD

Manufacturing Team Challenge

Mark

Smith

CarnaudMetalBox

GOLD

Manufacturing Team Challenge

James

Thomason

CarnaudMetalBox

GOLD


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REPLACE MIRRORS WITH BRIGADE’S CAMERA MONITOR SYSTEM

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irrors on HGVs to present information about can be bulky, the indirect field of vision dangerous to to the driver. These areas pedestrians when the vehicle are Class V (blind spot area is moving, easily broken directly beside and below the and expensive to replace. passenger door) and Class Many operators now favour VI (blind spot immediately in camera monitor systems over front of the vehicle). certain mirrors for indirect To replace mirrors with vision. However an operator a camera monitor system cannot simply replace a and achieve the directives, mirror with a camera system. R46 (UN ECE Regulation European Directives No 46) approved products 2003/97/EC and 2007/38/ must be used and comply EC require that ‘devices for with pre-defined installation indirect vision’ are fitted to guidelines. An R46 approved large goods vehicles over 3.5 camera monitor system can be used instead of tonnes to observe the traffic conventional mirrors for the area adjacent to the vehicle Class V and Class VI areas. which cannot be observed by Brigade Electronics are direct vision. These can be pleased to announce that conventional mirrors, camerathey have achieved R46 monitors or other devices able Filling and weighing (2016) Ad (134x178)_Layout 1 19/08/2016 09:45

compliance for numerous camera monitor systems including the Backeye®360 Select system, all of which can be used in place of a conventional mirror for the Class V and Class VI areas. Designed to assist low speed manoeuvrability, Brigade’s Backeye®360 system works by providing the driver with an all-round view of the vehicle in a single image on the incab monitor. The system simultaneously blends and stitches the live images from four ultra-wide cameras together to produce a single bird’s-eye-view image, eliminating blind spots. Removing mirrors and installing a camera monitor Page 1

system not only eliminates blind spots, improving safety for vulnerable road users, but also reduces costs from damaged mirrors and bodywork. www.brigade-electronics.com

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SUTTON APPOINTS NEW MD TO HEAD UP INTERNATIONAL DIVISION

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nternational logistics and supply chain specialist Suttons Group has announced the appointment of Barry McNally as managing director of Suttons International Ltd. Barry will oversee all activities that the Division provides to its clients in the chemical and petrochemical sectors including international Iso Tanks, fleet management, supply chain management, chemical

packaging, warehousing and on-site logistics. Barry will be based at Suttons’ head office in Widnes, Cheshire. Barry has spent the last 18 years working for Stolt-Nielsen, most recently as Director of Planning and Projects for Stolt Tankers. Prior to this, Barry held the positions of Regional Director Europe and Global Marketing for Stolt Tank Containers, leading teams of more than 120 employees in 6 countries. John Sutton, Suttons Group CEO, said: “Barry’s appointment is key to the success of our International business and I’m confident that he will bring his extensive sector experience to bear in driving forward our growth strategy.” www.suttonsgroup.com

RDS TECHNOLOGY LAUNCHES NEW ISOSYNC APP

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DS Technology announces the launch of the iSOSYNC app, designed to be a value-added feature that enhances RDS On-Board Weighing products and also complements iSOSYNC pc data management software. Compatible with Android devices, the app provides a remote view of

LOADMASTERa100 fitted to wheel loaders and LOADEX 100 fitted to excavators. In addition, the app allows a view of the instrument’s database including product or customer lists and load records. For additional information please contact your local distributor, call: 01453 733300 or email info@rdstec.com

FPE GLOBAL SCALES UP WITH NEW ACQUISITION

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K-based materials handling firm FPE Global has kicked off its acquisition spree by acquiring mixing technology specialists JW Process Equipment (JWP). Founded in 2016 by engineering entrepreneur James Winkworth, JWP provides mixing technology and processing solutions to customers across a range of process industries. Based in Surrey, the company has a team of highly skilled industry experts, all of which will be transferred to FPE Global as part of the deal. Headquartered in Manchester and employing more than 60 staff, FPE Global focuses on the design, manufacture and servicing of materials handling solutions 8

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into numerous industry sectors around the world. The company was backed by private equity firm NorthEdge Capital in 2013 and is on track for sales of £16m by 2017. The acquisition will extend the portfolio of products offered by FPE Global to include a variety of mixing solutions, enabling the firm to offer true turnkey, value added solutions to its target markets and customers. It will also provide JWP with full access to FPE Global’s leading application specialists and its 30,000 sq ft manufacturing facility. These additional resources will enable JWP to increase its capacity to service UK and overseas customers for mixing technology. As part of the integration,

L-R: David Cooper, CEO, James Winkworth, Business Development Director - Mixing, and Tim Hines, CFO.

FPE Global’s industry leading UK test facility will be further strengthened to offer full scale materials handling and mixing capabilities for use by its rapidly growing customer base. This deal is the first in a number of strategic

acquisitions planned by the business and further demonstrates FPE’s commitment to expanding its product and service offering to offer increased value to its customers. www.fpeglobal.com


COMPANY NEWS

NEW WAREHOUSE MANAGER CPC COURSE extremely successful. The feedback from those participating in the pilot programme has been overwhelmingly positive. For example, Eddie Stobart’s Richard Cunningham stated: “I found the course to be of the upmost relevance to my current role and have enjoyed the exercises set out very much. The course mentor has been great and has helped me to grasp anything that I didn’t understand. I also enjoy the fact that I am able to dedicate both time

day workshop. In addition, each module requires 80 guided learning hours (GLH) – a total of 160 GLH for the qualification – which are delivered by distance learning. Those that successfully complete the course receive a qualification that is equivalent to Level

Alliance (LLA) in September 2016 and a pilot programme held at LLA’s training centre at Coalville near Leicester – where companies represented included Eddie Stobart, Mini Clipper Logistics and Henry Diaper – proved

at work and at home to the work and, overall I would give the course top marks.” The course consists of two modules, Management of Warehouse Operations and Management of People, and each one begins with a one-

4/5 of the Qualifications and Credit Framework. The January Warehouse Manager CPC workshop takes place at the offices of Logistics Learning Alliance in the East Midlands. The course fee is £1,375 + VAT.

The price includes learning materials and support. UKWA has a dedicated section within its website that highlights all the courses that are currently offered. See http://www.ukwa.org.uk/ careers/training-programs for details or contact Shoaib Vakil at SVakil@ukwa.org.uk for more information.

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KWA – the United Kingdom Warehousing Association – has announced January 2017 as the start date of its next Warehouse Manager Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training programme. Places are limited and those wishing to enrol are urged to do so as early as possible. UKWA developed and launched its Warehouse Manager CPC in partnership with Logistics Learning

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SVANTEK’S NEW VIBRATION & NOISE OUTDOOR MONITORING STATION

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vantek UK has launched its SV 258 PRO, an outdoor noise and vibration monitoring station with a more compact and lightweight design. Specially developed for construction site, tunnelling and blasting applications, this upgraded model weighs just 10kg and is available with 3G modem, solar panel support, advanced alarms and METEO. Waterproof and portable, Svantek’s SV 258 PRO is battery powered

Each of four input channels can be independently configured for sound or vibration detection with different filters and RMS detector time constants giving users significant measurement flexibility. The SV 258 PRO outdoor monitoring station is protected by an IP 65-rated case containing a leadacid battery and operating time can be easily extended by connecting an external battery or small solar panel.

vibration results such as RMS and Peak or Peak-Peak. Optionally it can use FFT analysis for determination of dominant frequency used for comparison with the BS and DIN norm curves. The broadband noise results can be recorded simultaneously in three acoustic profiles, which enable measurements to be taken with three

and used for a wide range of outdoor industrial monitoring applications where measurements are required over a period of time, ranging from days to months, and where a hand-held sound level meter taking on the spot recordings would not be suitable. It can be set up to send email or SMS messages when threshold levels are exceeded. Svantek’s SV   258 PRO incorporates a SVAN 958A Class 1 four-channel sound and vibration analyser for applications that require simultaneous Class 1 sound and vibration assessment.

The intelligent charging unit enables use of a solar panel without expensive controllers and heavy batteries. The case is fitted with very robust, waterproof connectors (military standard) and has an IP 65 external power supply. The system uses a low noise, hermetically sealed tri-axial piezoelectric accelerometer enabling the outdoor use without additional enclosures. The accelerometers’ signal ground is insulated from the mounting surface and outer case to prevent ground loops. All accessories fit conveniently into a second carrying case. It provides broadband

different filters (e.g. A, C, Z) as well as 3 different detector time constants (e.g. Fast, Slow, Impulse). The SVAN 958A can be easily removed from the case and used as hand-held vibration and sound level meter. The monitoring station uses the 3G modem for the remote communication with Internet. The relay server, SvanNET, supports the connection between PC and station allowing the usage of all types of SIM cards with the system, regardless if they have public or private IP. The connection over SvanNET

gives access to the status of the noise monitoring station via mobile phone or tablet. Svantek’s SV 258 PRO is available with a range of optional functions including SvanPC++ remote communication software package and FFT for dominant frequency determination. In building / ground vibration mode, the 1/1 octave analysis is recorded as velocity RMS spectrum while the 1/3 octave analysis is available as an alternative to building / ground vibration mode. www.svantek.co.uk

JOHN CARRINGTON JOINS TEREX® MPS AS AFTERMARKET BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – NORTH AMERICA

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ne of the world leaders of material processing technology for modular, portable and static crushing and screening equipment is pleased to announce the appointment of John Carrington as Aftermarket Business Development Manager for North America. Terex MPS is pleased to announce the appointment 10

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of John Carrington as Aftermarket Business Development Manager for North America. Carrington will have responsibility for both the Parts and Service organizations in North America. John graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science – Mechanical and has had progressive career roles in both Global Field Service

and Aftermarket parts. David Quail, MPS Regional Director Americas said: “Terex MPS is delighted to welcome John on to our Aftermarket Business Team. His has a wealth of industry experience and technical knowledge. I am confident that John’s arrival will further strengthen the Aftermarket Team for Terex MPS in North America to

ensure we continue with our commitment of providing world class customer solutions and aftercare”. For further details on the Terex MPS product portfolio and services please visit our website www.terexmps.com


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JCB’S £15,000 PRIZE FOR LIGHTHOUSE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CHARITY

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CB is donating a mini excavator worth more than £15,000 to an auction staged by a charity providing welfare and financial support for the construction industry. The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has been delivering charitable welfare and support to the sector since 1956 and since then has distributed more than £14 million to construction workers and their families JCB has donated a 1.5 tonne 8016CTS mini excavator which will be auctioned off in front of 1,000 people at the famous Construction Industry Charity Christmas Lunch at the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster on

Friday, December 2nd. Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Club, said: “JCB has been a terrific supporter for many years. We can’t thank the company enough for this extremely generous donation of an excavator to feature in our Christmas Lunch charity auction.” JCB UK & Ireland Sales Director Dan Thompstone said: “JCB has a longstanding history of supporting

the Lighthouse Construction

construction industry.”

Industry Charity. We are delighted to continue that support by donating a JCB mini excavator for auction to help individuals and their families who have suffered from injury or illness in the

JCB is the market leader in the UK and Ireland construction equipment markets and has eight dealers with 48 depots providing unrivalled back-up support to customers. www.jcb.com

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MOTAN INNOVATION AWARDS – ‘MIA’ On the 21st October 2016, motan announced and honoured the winners of the motan innovation award 2016.

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top-class jury evaluated in advance the nominated solutions intensively and detailed in regards to level of innovation, relevance for practical application in the plastics industry, and technical feasibility and market potential within materials handling. Instead of the usual three, four innovations for different functions of material logistics and handling have made it onto the podium: Along with first and second place, the jury awarded two third places. Prize money of over 20.000 euro was donated by motan holding gmbh. 1ST PLACE: LUDWIG REISSNER With the Matrixkoppler, an automated material station for small conveying systems, Ludwig Reissner has made material changes even more efficient and safe. Conventional material stations require manual switching of the hoses leading to the material loaders during material changes. The Matrixkoppler automated the material allocation with a newly designed multiple switch. This way, contamination from neighbouring lines can be prevented. This is practical, cheap, and completely new. motan is honouring this development with prize money of 10.000 euro. 2ND PLACE: TEAM FABIAN KIENZLER Together with Arnulf Hörtnagl, Marc Hiefer, and Oscar Lattner, Fabian Kienzler has developed an alternative method for drying of granules. At the core of the innovation 12

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is the use of an inductive heating element – for energy transfer via radiation. Here, pre-warmed air flows through the granules to extract moisture. This new automated drying is efficient and can be controlled precisely. The idea was born while searching for a dew point sensor. motan is honouring this development with prize money of 5.000 euro. 3RD PLACE: PETER HAUPT Energy which is used for drying and dosing in usual material flow constellations, is used more than once by the dry dosing unit developed by Peter Haupt. The idea is focussed on dramatically reducing energy consumption – and therefore costs. Operation can then also be designed more ergonomically. motan is honouring this development with prize money of 2.500 euro. 3RD PLACE: KARL WOLFGANG Better utilisation of material and increased cleanliness are the benefits of using the Octa-FlowBag by Karl Wolfgang. If octabins are emptied with an automated conveying system in production, then material normally remains in the corners and must be sucked out manually. This new development transports remaining material automatically into the middle of the octabin,

Very happy winners of the innovation award “mia” 2016 onstage at K 2016 with motan-CEO Sandra Füllsack

where it can be removed easily. motan is honouring this development with prize money of 2.500 euro. The prizes were awarded by Sandra Füllsack, CEO of motan holding gmbh, as well as the four jury members. The submissions for the next mia 2018 awards will start in January 2017 and the prize giving ceremony will take place in two years’ time at the Fakuma exhibition in October 2018 in Friedrichshafen. THE JURY The independent jury chosen to decide the best innovation is made up of experts who possess immense theoretical and practical knowledge in plastics production and processing. • Prof. Dr. Martin Bastian, institution director of SKZ in Würzburg. • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Manz, president of the Hochschule Konstanz for applied sciences. • Dr.-Ing. Peter Faatz head of process development for plastic technology at INA Werks Schaeffler. • Karl Miller, head of motan-colortronic Ltd. in Great Britain.

THE MOTAN GROUP The motan group based in Constance on Lake Constance was founded in 1947. As leading provider for sustainable raw material handling, they operate in the areas injection moulding, blow moulding, extrusion, and compounding. Innovative, modular system solutions for storage, drying and crystallisation, conveying, dosing, and mixing of raw materials for the plastics manufacturing and processing industries are part of the application orientated product range. Production takes place at different production sites in Germany, India, and China. motan-colortronic distribute their products, system solutions, and service via their regional centres. With over 450 employees currently, a yearly turnover of roughly 110 million euros is achieved. motan is active in sales and service in over 120 countries. Because of their network and longstanding experience, motan can offer their customers what they really need: individually tailored solutions with real added value. www.motan-colortronic.com


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High Efficiency Drying or Cooling of Bulk Solids The Bella dryer/cooler offers thermal efficiencies to 80 percent or better because air flows around material while it is suspended in the weightless zone. The result is a more consistent material.

EXACT BUNKER PROFILE MEASUREMENT

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new ship unloader

has been installed in a coke bunker plant on the site of Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH in Salzgitter, Germany. The bunker is being loaded either from ship stowages on the canal site and from train wagons on the land side. It is divided into several bunker bins, whose volume can be determined by 3D laser technology now. In order to determine the exact bunker volume contact-less measuring systems by LASE have been applied, which are highly suitable because of their high accuracy, high reproducibility and the robust design. Two 2D laser scanners out of the LASE 2000D-11x Series are mounted on the main girder of the ship unloader, such that their scan planes is projected vertically downwards and parallel to the main girder. Both laser scanners deliver 2D profiles where the cross section of the bunker below them is shown. The laser measurement system starts measuring automatically at crane travel and being actuated by a SPS. During crane travel the created 2D profiles are collected and converted into a 3D volume model by the discharging position. Thus the

volume of totally eight bunkers is updated permanently and the calculated result is displayed on screen. For the determination of the exact volume even the separating walls or other objects can be excluded from the calculation through suppression areas. The system can be operated intuitively due to user-oriented dialogue control and configuration wizards for simple commissioning. The application has a high versatility and can be used for volume and profile measurements in several bunker plant types. This specific software derives from the product line CEWS Bulk Volume Module and distinguishes oneself in the use within rough industrial environments. LASE is one of the leading companies for laser-based sensor systems in the field of industrial applications. They offer innovative and productive solutions by combining state-of-the-art laser hardware technology and sophisticated software applications. The broad range of precise and reliable 1D, 2D and 3D laser systems can be used for several measurement tasks in numerous kinds of industries. www.lase.de

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ROTECH FOR RELIABILITY! ROTECH motion sensors can be used whenever information on shaft speed, position, completed revolutions, etc, is required, for indication, control, interlocking, alarm initiation, etc.

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LATEST HIRE PRODUCTS FROM DOOSAN BOBCAT AT EHS 2017 Doosan Bobcat EMEA will be presenting the latest products for the plant and tool hire industry from the company’s Bobcat and Doosan Portable Power businesses at the 2017 Executive Hire Show in Coventry from 8-9 February next year.

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aunched in 2007, the Executive Hire Show is the UK’s leading exhibition for the tools, equipment and plant hire industry. It is a trade-only event open to hire executives throughout the UK and Ireland, and it also attracts hire industry visitors from Europe and beyond. Senior executives from the procurement and purchasing departments of the top ten national hire businesses attend the show, along with large numbers of personnel from the many independent hire companies in UK, who typically make up 90% of the attendees at the show. Visitors to the Doosan Bobcat stand will see a display of Portable Power equipment that is representative of the many hire solutions available from Doosan Portable Power such as portable compressors, portable generators, portable light towers and construction tools. The stand will also feature the market-leading Bobcat ranges of micro- and miniexcavators, skid-steer loaders, compact tracked loaders and telehandlers. Completing the stand will be a display of attachments including the unique range from Bobcat, comprising over 80 different types of attachment for Bobcat loaders, excavators and telehandlers. The market-leading portable compressor range 14

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from Doosan Portable Power is one of the most comprehensive in the world, offering a full range of 24 different portable compressor models, with free air deliveries between 2 and 45 m³/min and operating pressures between 7 and 25 bar. All the compressors can be supplied with a number of important options as exemplified by the 7/31G and 7/41G compressorgenerators supplying 3.0 m3/min (105 cfm) and 4.0 m3/min (141 cfm), respectively, of compressed air at 7 bar (100 psig). Both incorporate an optional 6 kVA generator to meet a specific requirement in utility work, particularly in the gas and water industries, for a compressor-generator combination that provides both electrical power for lights, tools and fusion welding and compressed air for powering breakers and other pneumatic equipment in parallel with the electrical equipment. Every Doosan compressor is ‘built to be used’ providing the highest level of durability, productivity and serviceability. Well-positioned fuel tanks featuring large size fillers limit the risk of fuel spillage.

Security features include a lockable canopy and lockable steel instrument panel cover. In addition, a folding lift bail reduces the risk of theft by keeping the lifting eye within the compressor enclosure. The compressors have an intuitive, simple keystart sequence, ideal for rental companies because of the reduced risk of machine abuse by untrained operators. The user-friendly control panel offers an open layout of instruments and warning indicators. Doosan Portable Power also offers a comprehensive

of the plant and tool hire industry. Bobcat also offers a unique range of attachments, comprising over 80 different types of attachment for Bobcat loaders, excavators and telehandlers. The very popular, easyto-transport E08 and E10 micro-excavators are the smallest models in the Bobcat range. The E08 microexcavator is a conventional model with a machine weight of 1028 kg and a maximum digging depth of 1.82 m. The E10 model is a zero tail swing micro-excavator with a maximum digging depth

range of portable generators and lighting products for the plant and tool hire industry. Completing the line-up are construction tools such as air-powered chipping hammers, pickhammers, jackhammers and paving breakers for work in demolition, utilities, quarrying and industrial markets. The stand will also feature products from the marketleading Bobcat ranges of micro- and mini-excavators, skid-steer loaders, compact tracked loaders and telehandlers, all of which are ideally suited to the needs

of 1.82 m and a machine weight of 1066 kg. Both of the microexcavators have a retractable undercarriage that takes the width of the machine down to only 710 mm, allowing easy access through a standard pedestrian doorway for work inside buildings or entry into back yards and gardens through narrow gates. In addition, passage through low headroom openings is aided by the integrated foldable TOPS on both machines. www.bobcat.com. www. doosanportablepower.eu


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Other Valves Fight Friction, We Designed it Out

MENTOR BRING MORE PASMA TRAINING AND TOWERS TO THEIR CUSTOMERS

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entor have announced the expansion of their on-site PASMA training solution. With an additional van on the road in October, their access training team will be able to bring more PASMA accredited training and towers to businesses throughout the UK. Fully equipped with 3T (‘through the trap’), AGR (Advanced Guard Rail) and low level tower systems.

Mentor’s PASMA Van enables their instructor to deliver any of the PASMA accredited courses on customer sites. Many customers who have, in the past, struggled to obtain suitable equipment for training have benefitted from Mentor’s stress free, cost effective training service. Find out more or book the PASMA Van today – call 01246 386900 or visit www.mentortraining.co.uk/

NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR APPOINTED AT MATCON

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atcon are delighted to announce that Israr Ghulam has joined as Finance Director. Israr succeeds Stephen Ball who was appointed to the position of Managing Director at Matcon in January 2016. Israr will manage his duties alongside his other position as Finance and Site Director of Gast Europe, which is also part of the IDEX Corporation. An experienced finance professional, Israr has extensive corporate experience and joined IDEX in November 2014, having previously worked as Finance Director for Eaton.

Unlike other valves that seal with friction, Posi-flate’s unique butterfly valve uses an inflatable seat to seal with air pressure. Thus it requires less torque and a smaller actuator, resulting in lower cost. Plus, the seat automatically compensates for wear, providing longer life. Some users have reported over six million cycles and the valves are still going strong. • • • • • •

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ERIEZ EUROPE ACHIEVES ISO 9001:2015 QUALITY STANDARD

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riez’ continuous commitment to customer satisfaction has been strengthened with the upgrade of their ISO 9001:2008 certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard for its business and quality management systems. Eriez design and manufacture magnetic separators, metal detectors, vibratory, fluid filtration and sampling equipment from their facility in Caerphilly, South Wales, UK, and undertook an external audit by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) involving all processes and departments within the business. Following the audit, it was confirmed that Eriez’ business and quality management systems conformed to the requirements of the International Standard ISO 9001:2015 and Eriez

have been awarded re-certification for the next three years. ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for the quality management of businesses and helps organisations demonstrate to customers that they can offer products and services of consistently good quality. It applies to the processes that create and control the products and services an organisation

supplies, and prescribes the systematic control of activities to ensure that the needs and expectations of customers and other stakeholders in the business are met. Eriez was first awarded certification of their quality system to ISO 9001 in 1992 making them the first manufacturer of magnetic separators in the world to attain the international quality standard. Since their first

accreditation in 1992, the company has continued to meet the ever-growing customer demand for the highest levels of quality. Eriez’ quality improvement plan aims to detect any areas that need improvement and set up the appropriate corrective actions to ensure high standards are maintained. For more information visit http://en-gb.eriez.com or email: info@eriezeurope.co.uk.

PASTEL PINK TEREX SITE DUMPER TO TOUR THE UK FOR CHARITY

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custom-liveried Terex TA3 site dumper is being toured across the UK, as part of a charitable initiative organised by Somerset-based construction equipment dealer – Kellands Plant Sales Ltd. The eye-catching unit, sprayed pink to support Cancer Research UK, aims to raise thousands of pounds via a charity tour of the region’s leading trade events and exhibitions. Having visited the Royal Bath and West Show in May, the Royal Cornwall Show in June, and the Bridgwater Half Marathon in September, the site dumper is still touring the country raising money for this incredibly worthwhile cause. Through collections at each stop and personal donations throughout the tour, 16

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the Kellands team aims to raise vital funds to support the charity’s ongoing research, treatment and patient support activities. Information and advice brochures will also be given out, informing the public about early warning signs and possible treatments available. Commenting on the initiative, Mark Payne, Sales Director at Kellands Plant Sales Ltd, said: “With so many people affected by cancer every year, supporting worldclass research, diagnosis and treatment is vital. “When discussing possible ideas to generate awareness within the construction industry, touring the UK with a pink site dumper seemed the perfect idea! As well as inspiring curiosity, the eyecatching colour scheme is instantly recognisable.”

Gregg Horne, General Manager at Terex Construction’s Coventry Facility, said: “When Kellands asked for our support with their tour, we were delighted to help out. As well as being one of our three corporate charities for 2016, Cancer

Research UK is a fantastic organisation – close to the hearts of many of our staff. “We hope individuals and businesses from across the construction industry will support the tour and help to raise a considerable amount for charity.” www.terex.com


ON THE COVER

BARTON FABRICATIONS ACCREDITED TO CE MARK SILOS

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arton Fabrications, the UK’s largest manufacturer of aluminium storage silos, has achieved accreditation to CE mark its vessels to EN 1090: this ensures compliance with the latest Construction Products Regulations. The standard gives customers the confidence that the silos, pipework, gantries and ladders supplied by Barton, which are all considered structural products, have traceability and conform to mandatory structural requirements. Commenting on the accreditation Mark Barton, Managing Director and owner of Barton Fabrications said: “We are delighted to receive the accreditation as this recognises the high level of design, procurement, manufacturing and quality control standards we adopt. We have further enhanced our processes as part of the accreditation assessment – this has included using coded welders for all structural components and improving our job card system.

“Buyers have a responsibility to ensure that the structural products they procure from their suppliers meet all relevant standards and the CE Marked certification we issue with every silo gives buyers the confidence that they have minimised procurement risk.” The now mandatory Construction Products Regulations replace the Construction Products Directive and dictate that any steel, stainless steel or aluminium construction product, which includes silos, are CE Marked to the harmonised European Standard EN 1090. Barton supply full CE documentation electronically following installation of any silo or other structural component supplied. For more details on Barton Fabrications’ silo solutions, contact Mark Barton:- Tel: +44 (0) 1275 845901 Email: sales@bartonfabs.co.uk www.bartonfabs.co.uk Barton Fabrications programme of continual improvement has included CE Mark 1090 accreditation – photographs show a coded welder working on a new aluminium silo.

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VORTEX HDPV2 VALVE PROVIDES SOLUTION FOR MICROWAVE-INDUCED PYROLYSIS SYSTEM Ashley Maxwell – Vortex UK and Ireland Sales Manager

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dvances in material science have led to the creation of high performance materials that offer significant benefits to both brands and consumers alike. Once these products have served their purpose, the challenge is to handle them responsibly; this is the case of plastic aluminium laminate packaging. Enval Ltd. was created in 2006 to answer this environmental challenge. By 2010 Enval had constructed a pilot plant that used the process of microwave induced pyrolysis and created the world’s first solution for recycling plastic aluminium laminates. After the creation of the Enval consortium, the first commercial demonstration plant for the Enval process was built. Pyrolysis is a process in which an organic material, such as paper or plastic, is heated in the absence of oxygen. In the case of the Enval process, the energy to heat up material is supplied by microwaves generators powered by electricity. The high temperature from the microwave-induced pyrolysis causes the molecules of plastic to break down so that the material degrades without combustion or incineration. During the process, aluminium foil remains undamaged and can be recovered in its solid form, clean and ready for reprocessing. As part of the process, Enval had to source a vacuum tight double-dump valve arrangement suitable for handling the hot aluminium foil produced from the microwave process. The valves and the seals had to be suitable for continuous high working temperatures of 150°C / 300°F (Vortex’s seals are designed for 204°C / 400°F continuous use). It also had to be full bore to maintain material flow and robust enough for high cycle frequency with up to 1900 cycles per day. The Vortex Quantum HDPV2 valve was determined to be the ideal solution for this application. The 200mm / 8” diameter valves were suitable for full vacuum and for pressures up to 5 bar / 75 psig. The pneumatically actuated HDPV2 cast aluminium body valves were complete with stainless steel blades and contact parts. The top valve was complete with a self-contained air reservoir so that if the plant suffered a loss of compressed air, the valve could still fail safe to the closed position.

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Designed to address higher-pressure applications up to 5 bar / 75 psig depending on size, the Vortex HDPV2 sets itself apart from traditional industry slide gates. The rising blade design provides positive material shut-off by means of an O-ring seal on the inlet of the valve. This design feature eliminates the issues related to packing of material causing abrasion to the end seal. VORTEX HDPV2 KEY FEATURES: • Seals fine material in higher aeration or pressure applications • Patented rising blade action ensures optimal seal • Seals protected from blast abrasion • Serviceable while in-line • Does not pack material upon closure • Material construction options available • Gravity flow, dilute phase, or dense phase conveying • Designed to handle abrasive or sticky materials • Horizontal or vertical valve orientation • Open / closed or volume metering of material • Standard sizes: 100mm – 400mm / 4”– 16” Enval has been pleased with the valves’ performances commenting that the valves maintain an excellent seal, even retaining vacuum pressure when unused overnight. For more technical information about Vortex’s HDPV2 Gate or to watch a demo video, see http://www.vortexglobal.com/hdpv2/ Vortex Global Ltd: Tel: +44 (0) 1325 728 577 http://vortexglobal.com/


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JCB LANDS BIG DEAL AS A-PLANT ORDERS 1,200 MACHINES JCB has announced news of one of its biggest deals of the year with an order for 1,200 machines worth £35 million from the UK’s largest plant hire firm.

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he contract from A-Plant – which follows its purchase last year of 1,500 JCB machines worth £50 million – includes a fleet of 13-tonne JS130 tracked excavators made at JCB Heavy Products in Uttoxeter, Staffs. The deal is also good news for JCB’s other Staffordshire factories in Rocester and Cheadle which will manufacture mini excavators, Loadall telescopic handlers and rough terrain fork lift trucks which have been ordered. A-Plant is also buying a fleet of JCB site dumpers. All the machines are being supplied by JCB dealer Greenshields JCB. For the first time A-Plant is also investing in a range of UK-produced generators for the rental market from JCB Power Products. The range – produced by the former Broadcrown business acquired by JCB last year – is fitted with the revolutionary ‘JCB LiveLink for Power feature’. Almost 40 sets have been purchased, providing enough power to keep two hospitals or 1,000 homes running. The latest order marks a major milestone for A-Plant as it now means the company has bought more than 11,000 machines from JCB since the first one was purchased more than 25 years ago. JCB UK & Ireland Sales Director Dan Thompstone said: “JCB has a long-standing relationship with A-Plant and we are delighted to cement that with this huge order. Winning business like this is testament to JCB’s continued introduction of innovative products supported by unrivalled parts and service back-up from the JCB UK dealer network.” A-Plant Marketing Director Asif Latief said: “This order is part of our investment programme to ensure our customers continue to get the most advanced, reliable, safe and environmentally friendly equipment. This year’s investment also includes JCB generators developed by the former Broadcrown business, which is a first for A-Plant and recognises our commitment to offering quality new products to our customers. “Our investment programme is unrivalled in the industry and coupled with the high levels of customer support we provide,

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ensures we are firmly positioned to be the obvious choice for rental equipment whether our customers are local builders, events suppliers or national contractors.” A-Plant, which is part of FTSE-100 company Ashtead Group plc, is the UK’s largest equipment rental company with over 150 service centres in Britain, more than 3,000 employees nationwide and over 30,000 customers in the construction, industrial, commercial, utility, public sector, homeowner and events markets. The JCB Loadalls are fitted with the JCB 55kw Ecomax engine that complies with the latest emissions legislation without the need for additional after-treatment such as a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) or Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) otherwise known as AdBlu. Offering significant fuel savings and simplicity of operation in end user maintenance and servicing. JCB is the market leader in the UK and Ireland construction equipment markets and has eight dealers with 48 depots providing unrivalled back-up support to customers. www.jcb.com


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NEW DUAL DRIVE SCREEN RESOLVES SCREEN REPLACEMENT ISSUES AT CEMEX ANGERSTEIN WHARF CMB International have now successfully installed the first ‘dual drive’ screen at Angerstein Wharf in London.

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wned and operated by CEMEX this site is one of the largest operations in the capital supplying over a hundred million tonnes per annum. One of the biggest issues with the twin

processing line at Angerstein has been the replacement of the Cedarapids screens when they failed. CMB had been supplying re-engineered Cedarapids screens as replacements as and when the screens were failing. With twin production lines, each of the four screens at Angerstein is ‘handed’ either left or right. To further exasperate the issue a spare screen is also shared with a sister operation downstream at Northfleet. This works perfectly until the wrong ‘hand’ fails which entails more downtime until the screen is repaired and re-instated in situ. As this is not predictable it has meant that CMB have on occasion swapped the drive to the opposite side to accommodate the position, all of which meant more downtime and maintenance costs. A FAULTLESS IMPROVEMENT: After a site meeting, Martin Brough of CMB and Unit Manager Dave Whitby agreed that a new design that would fit either ‘hand’ would be ideal, and suitable for the Northfleet operation as well.

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CMB subsequently designed and manufactured a top drive screen to replace the first existing Cedarapid screen. Dave Whitby-Unit Manager, commented, “the new screen has been faultless to date and has also improved maintenance as the bottom screen can be accessed easily with the drives on the top.” Liam Holland – General Manager CMB, commented, ”With the new CMB screen design, the two on-board motors mean that our screen can sit anywhere within their production line and can replace any of the screens with no extra work required. There are also other benefits because the new screen contains a twin shaft 280 unit that is positioned above the screen side plates, which ensures there are no large holes within the side plates to accommodate the shafts (Cedarapids screens have 3 holes in each side plate). This gives the side plates added strength to cope with a higher G-Force, which is often required for horizontal screening to avoid pegging.” With the first screen being so successful the way forward is to replace the remaining screens within the Angerstein operation. Dave Whitby, further commented, “we are very pleased, CMB have been very supportive and their experience in designing and manufacturing equipment for aggregate processing lines has been clear from day one.” www.cmb.uk.com


Dust and buildup on the antenna? No problem! The future is 80 GHz: a new generation of radar level sensors

VEGAPULS 69 is designed specifically for level measurement of bulk solids. Even in dusty conditions, it always provides precise readings. Dust in the silo or buildup on the antenna have no effect. This radar sensor also features unrivalled focusing at a frequency of 80 GHz. Simply world-class! www.vega.com/radar


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FIRST NEW BOBCAT T36120SL 12 M TELEHANDLER IN SCOTLAND R & B Joinery of Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, has purchased Scotland’s first Bobcat T36120SL 12 m telehandler from Balgownie Ltd, the Authorised Bobcat and Doosan dealer for Aberdeenshire, Morayshire, Angus and for much of the Highlands and parts of Perthshire and Kinross-shire.

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listair Brownie, Managing Director of R & B Joinery, said: “As a busy building contractor working in the rugged countryside of Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, we always have a requirement for telehandlers to effectively act as rough terrain forklifts capable of working on the different types of terrain we encounter when building properties in the area. With both the Bobcat frame-levelling and stabiliser systems on the machine, the T36120SL telehandler allows us to work with great confidence on whatever surface we have to deal with.” FRAME-LEVELLING AND STABILISERS AS STANDARD In the frame-levelling system on the Bobcat T36120SL telehandler, the front oscillating axle piloted by a hydraulic ram is used as a self-levelling device, providing +/- 6° relevelling up to a 50° boom angle and +/- 2° above the 50° boom angle. In addition, thanks to the machine’s overall stability, and whatever the boom angle, the proportionally controlled hydraulic ram can be useful to side-shift when the machine is being used on wheels. The easy-to-use compact stabilisers ensure that the machine’s full capabilities can be used in the most confined working areas, with a minimal loss of reach when deploying the stabilisers. The narrow design of the stabilisers ensures the machine can be placed close to walls and operated in narrow spaces. Optimal steering capabilities, with minimum steering angles, make the machine extremely manoeuvrable and easy to position at any job site, with a very short turning radius with no rear overhang.  Alistair Brownie added: “The T36120SL is also a compact telehandler, with a much better turning circle than we‘ve seen on other telehandlers. Where the wheels go, the machine goes too. We were also impressed by the Bobcat telehandler plant in Pontchâteau in France, where substantial investment has been made to enhance quality and to boost production.”

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Part of the latest generation of telehandlers from Bobcat with which it shares the same, easily recognisable counterweight design and chassis in black, the T36120SL model incorporates many advanced features including the new Panoramic Cab which has a large parabolic windscreen providing panoramic visibility especially when handling loads at height. In the cab, there is a new dashboard with digital display and ergonomic controls including a joystick with integrated forward/reverse (FNR) control for improved productivity and safety. The state-of-the-art electronics in the new T36120SL telehandler is based on can bus technology allowing smart machine management and monitoring of the main components for easier maintenance. Based around a 100 l/min gear pump with LS valve, the advanced hydraulics feature an active diagnostic system which ensures that in case of hydraulic failure, the machine always remains within safe limits. The T36120SL is powered by the 74.5 kW (100 HP) Deutz Stage IIIB diesel engine, providing plenty of power and torque even in the most difficult ground conditions. The T36120SL has a hydrostatic transmission offering a maximum travel speed of 30 km/h, complemented by an inching function for smooth driving and precise positioning. BUILT FOR CONSTRUCTION AND RENTAL For construction and rental applications, the T36120SL telehandler features an auxiliary hydraulic line and is supplied with a 1.12 m wide foldable pallet forks carriage with backrest and 1200 mm pallet forks as standard. An important safety feature is the Aggravating Movement Arrester (AMA) system which cuts off all aggravating movements to ensure safe use within the working envelope, whatever the attachment used and the type of load (palletised or suspended) being lifted.


BULK MATERIALS HANDLING The T36120SL telescopic handler has a maximum lift capacity of 3.6 tonne. The working envelope has a maximum lift height of 11.87 m and a maximum forward reach of 8.20 m. The T36120SL can be supplied with a wide range of attachments including different types of digging buckets, pallet forks and jibs. COMPLETE RANGE OF BUILDING SERVICES R & B Joinery offers a wide range of services including New Build, House Extension and Commercial projects. The company offers the complete range of construction expertise for clients including individuals and families looking to build or develop their own home(s) and companies building new commercial properties. There is also a comprehensive package for domestic homeowners, from the smallest general improvements to much larger extensions and installations. As well as Bobcat telehandlers, Inverurie-based Balgownie is responsible for sales and servicing of the Bobcat skid-steer and compact tracked loader; compact excavator and attachment ranges in Aberdeenshire, Morayshire, Angus and for much of the Highlands and parts of Perthshire and Kinross-shire. The company is also the Authorised Doosan dealer for the same area. Balgownie Ltd started trading as an engineering company in 1907 in sheet metal work and tank manufacturing, supplying to shipyards, farmers and the food industry before diversifying into the manufacture and supply of dairy equipment. Today, Balgownie is one of the leading specialists in Construction, Tractor, Trailer, Agriculture and Groundcare Machinery sales in Scotland.  For more information about Bobcat and Bobcat products, visit the website www.bobcat.com. For more information about Doosan construction equipment, visit www.doosanequipment.eu

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS FOR HIGH-ACCURACY FEEDING AND CONVEYING

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t K 2016, Coperion K-Tron will present a variety of new developments at stand B19 in hall 14. The new Electronic Pressure Compensation (EPC) system will be shown as well as a modified version of the Smart Flow Meter, which provides high accuracy feeding at high feed rates. The K-Vision line controller will also be on display. INNOVATIVE ELECTRONIC PRESSURE COMPENSATION (EPC) SYSTEM FOR HIGH-ACCURACY COPERION K-TRON LOSS-IN-WEIGHT FEEDERS Coperion K-Tron will present a unique new Electronic Pressure Compensation (EPC) system for their high-accuracy loss-inweight feeders. The main advantages of the new system include improved accuracy and reliability as well as lower initial cost and easier installation compared to traditional mechanical pressure compensation systems. Coperion K-Tron has developed a clever but simple electronic solution for accurate and steady pressure compensation in feeder hoppers and outlets. The modular design incorporates pressure sensors and electronics tailored to interact smoothly with Coperion K-Tron’s KCM feeder control system. Retrofitting options for existing feeders are available. EPC can be installed on a majority of Coperion K-Tron gravimetric feeders in almost any application and all industries. In a closed feeding system, pressure build-up inside a feeder can significantly impair weighing accuracy. The commonly installed mechanical pressure compensation systems are sensitive to structural factors and machine alignment and may therefore be intricate or even unreliable. Coperion K-Tron has now developed a clever but simple electronic solution for accurate and steady pressure compensation in feeder hoppers. The modular design incorporates pressure sensors and electronics tailored to interact smoothly with Coperion K-Tron’s KCM feeder control system. Depending on set-up and requirements, sensors can be positioned on the feeder hopper and, if required, on the material discharge tube. The software implements a self-optimizing compensation algorithm for best performance and dynamics identical to those of Coperion K-Tron’s SFT load cells, which allows for highly accurate feeding results, even in systems with perceivable pressure fluctuations. A separate field evaluation kit allows for the assessment of potential pressure issues in existing installations. SMART FLOW METER FOR RELIABLE METERING, REGISTERING OR MONITORING OF BULK MATERIAL FLOWS In high rate applications, the Smart Flow Meter provides high accuracy feeding, at feed rates of up to 200,000 dm³/hr (7,000 ft³/hr). In addition to a lower purchase cost than a large loss-in-weight feeder, the Smart Flow Meter offers lower maintenance costs 26

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and reduced headroom. Two models are available: K-SFM-275-B and K-SFM-350-B, depending on application requirements. The Smart Flow Meter is often employed in PE resin pelletizing processes, where it accurately and gently feeds the main component, PE powder, into the pelletizing extruder. Other areas of application include plastics, chemicals, animal feed, cement, coal, glass, aluminium, grain, etc. Typical particle size is approximately 0.02 mm up to 10 mm. The Smart Flow Meter is suitable for free-flowing bulk materials such as powders, granules, chips or fibres. With no moving parts, the K-SFM has no mechanical impact on the bulk material. The bulk material flows by gravity into the upper measuring channel, an inclined chute mounted on a force transducer where the force, acting perpendicularly on the chute is measured as mass. The bulk material then flows into the lower, vertical channel which determines velocity or acceleration rate. From the signals of these two sensors the flow rate is determined per unit of time. K-VISION LINE CONTROLLER MAXIMIZES YOUR PRODUCT QUALITY WHILE MINIMIZING THE NEED FOR DIRECT SUPERVISION K-Vision™ is a graphical operator interface for controlling up to 16 devices such as feeders or vacuum receivers in a single process line. K-Vision uses a 12.1-inch color LCD display together with a touchscreen as the primary operator input mechanism. It offers a quad screen display mode for viewing multiple pages on one feeder or a single page on multiple feeders. Support for multiple languages is included and additional languages can be added on request. Designed for simple operation and fast and easy start-up, K-Vision offers graphic visualization of process information,


BULK MATERIALS HANDLING utilizing flexible, easy to use trend graphs. This feeder interface offers event logging and supports all of the different feeding control types for both continuous and batch operation. Easy to maintain, K-Vision software updates are possible by updating files on a compact flash card or by using a USB flash drive. The K-Vision offers a variety of remote access options. A second K-Vision can be connected via Ethernet as a remote interface for visualization and control of feeder and line parameters. The K-Vision also comes with a VNC server, allowing any VNC client – on a PC, tablet or smartphone – connected to the same network to be used as a secondary user interface. In addition to the current connectivity options, VNC, Ethernet/IP, Profinet, ModbusTCP, etc. the K-Vision now also has email capability. No optional hardware or software is necessary – it is a new standard feature. The K-Vision HMI can easily be set up to email a notification to one or more persons when key events occur, such as: • The compounding line stopped • The compounding line started • A feeder is running out of product • A pneumatic receiver isn’t getting any pellets • Notification of a specific alarm The K-Vision can also be programmed to send log files by e-mail, such as feeder event logs, parameter changes, alarm logs, etc. Coperion K-Tron (www.coperionktron.com) is a business unit of Coperion (www.coperion.com) and is a global leader and single source supplier of material handling and feeding systems. Coperion K-Tron has defined the leading edge of technology for material handling and feeding applications in the process industries.

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Tuf-Lok ring grip pipe and tube couplings are rugged, heavy duty, self-aligning and self-grounded couplings with a high end pull. They can be used for almost any application where pipe or tube ends need to be connected. The Tuf-Lok self-aligning couplings install quickly and easily with little effort. Features • Self-aligning • Self-grounding • High pressure rated • Full vacuum rated • Stainless or mild steel • Usable on thin or thick wall pipe or tube • Low cost • Reusable • Absorbs vibration • Externally leakproof

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PRECISE FEEDING OF DIFFICULT BULK MATERIAL WITH GERICKE Carbon – well-measured and actively used for the environment and for consumption – Dr. Andreas Husmann,.

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ctivated carbon is used in industrial and commercial cleaning processes due to its characteristic properties. It is used to remove and filter out unwanted substances from liquid and gaseous mixtures. A precise feeding of the activated carbon is indispensable – both to properly control the cleaning process and to use the expensive raw material activated carbon (well over 1,500 € / t) in a cost-efficient manner.

WHY IS IT CALLED “ACTIVATED”? • Activated carbon consists of over 90 % carbon • It has a highly porous structure – one gram has a surface area of up to 1,500 m², i.e. only a few grams exceed the surface area of a football pitch • The carbon is activated by treating it at high temperatures with gases or chemicals • This produces a special structure with a large surface area • It is used in applications to adsorb substances and thereby to filter and remove them

ACTIVATED CARBON IN WASTE WATER TREATMENT With the increasing demands from environmental l egislation, operators of waste water treatment plants need to add additional cleaning steps to the established waste water treatment process. They must ensure that substances which previously passed through the cleaning process are removed as fully as possible from the waste water. Toxic residues of pharmaceutical materials, hormones and other organic components were being removed here. These enter the water cycle from the manufacturing industry, by their use on humans or animals, for example, and are therefore present in the waste water found in communal and industrial sewage treatment plants. The use of activated carbon allows such toxic materials or those which have poor biodegradability, to be removed from the waste water. To do this, activated carbon is added to the waste WASTE WATER CLEAR STAGE WITH ACTIVATED CARBON FEEDING Gericke’s proven feeding technology for waste water treatment – end customers emphasise: “...It was particularly important for us to have as accurate feeding as possible of the prescribed activated carbon quantities as well as a secure and trouble-free operation of the plant with the least maintenance possible”.

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water as a cleaning step and, after the materials have been adsorbed, it is removed again. The contaminated activated carbon is then sent for thermal disposal along with the sewage sludge. The extended cleaning stage using powdered activated carbon is also known as the process of Ulm. There are proven systems marketed under the AK-DOS® brand for safe storage, highly-accurate feeding and efficient suspension creation using powdered activated carbon. They have already


BULK MATERIALS HANDLING been implemented in several large plant systems. Together with Sülzle Kopf Anlagenbau (Plant Technology/ Engineering and Construction), Gericke has developed a system with a high level of operational reliability. The AK-DOS® system offers you safe storage of powdered activated carbon with demand-controlled feeding and dispersion as well as system control. The tailored interaction of all the modules results in higher dosing accuracy. After the highly-accurate and secure feeding, the powdered activated charcoal is thoroughly wetted with water to create a suspension with a high elimination rate. When adding activated carbon, both the quantity of the activated carbon to the waste water volume and possibly the contamination level of the waste water with pollutants need to be taken into account. If the amount added is too low, there is an inadequate cleaning effect, overdosing should be avoided for economic reasons. Quick adjustment of the amount being added to cope with changing waste water volumes (e.g. when there is an increase during rainfall) with accurate feeding over a large performance range is therefore essential. The figure shows a mechanical tare-compensated gravimetric feeding system using two Gericke DIW50 loss in weight feeders for waste water treatment. They continuously feed according to NAMUR 40 over a performance range of 2 to 40 kg/h, to generate an efficient suspension which is then mixed with the waste water flow in a contact basin. In the contact basin, the materials to be eliminated are adsorbed. Finally, the contaminated powdered activated carbon is drawn off with the sewage sludge or separated using a filter system. A hopper to refill the feeders is also included in the feeding plant. Refilling is done from a storage silo using a rotary valve and a reversible conveying screw to the hopper and from there into the feeders. The EasyDos Pro, which was developed by Gericke, is used to control the continuous feeding process. This communicates with the superior process control system from Sülzle Kopf Anlagenbau (Plant Technology/Engineering and Construction). The feeding system shown has been used successfully and without any faults in a communal waste water operation since October 2011.

performance range of 2 to 40 l/h based on the volume of the activated carbon. With typical amounts used being from a few grams to the maximum legally permitted in Germany of 100 grams per hectolitre of grape juice or wine, the required quantities can be added to the wine being fined in a short time.

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EXPERTISE IN ACTIVATED CARBON FEEDING Gericke is a specialist in highly-precise, continuous feeding of bulk materials and, with its modular product range, a successful partner for leading system suppliers in the environmental and food sectors. The modularity allows tailored volumetric or gravimetric feeding equipment to be provided to meet the special requirements of the plant (loss in weight feeders / LIW feeders). These are used to provide the activated carbon metered to the required quantity accurately as well as securely and continuously in the follow-up process. Bulk materials which are difficult to convey – like activated carbon (low bulk-density, different grain sizes with a variable finedust proportion, formation of agglomerates) – present no problem to Gericke feeders, where accuracies of below 1 % and better can be achieved when feeding. Along with activated carbon feeding systems for water treatment, Gericke has also supplied systems for flue gas cleaning using activated carbon which are used in steel plants and waste incineration plants, for example. www.gericke.net

ACTIVATED CARBON IN WINE PRODUCTION When producing wine, activated carbon is used as part of the fining process, along with other materials such as minerals or organic compounds. The fining is used to clarify the wine and for biochemical stabilisation. Any turbidity, discolouring and unwanted substances are removed from the wine. Activated carbon is particularly useful in removing undesired tastes and also for reducing coloured substances in white wine. Activated carbon is usually added to the unfermented grape juice or to the wine. After a certain period of time to act, the wine is poured off, or the activated carbon is filtered out. The activated carbon must be used in a controlled way and exactly dosed so that all the desired substances remain in the wine. If this is not done, there could be a loss of quality with regards to the flavours and colours of the finished wine as the activated carbon does not work selectively against the unwanted substances in wine, rather it adsorbs numerous organic compounds. This means that, along with the experience of the master vintner, precise and reliable feeding equipment is needed. Gericke is a specialist for continuous and exact feeding and has already delivered numerous feeding devices to well-known wine producers. The Gericke GLD 77 volumetric feeder used, covers a Bulk Solids Today

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BULK MATERIALS HANDLING Equipment supplied by Briggs affords Swift Group the flexibility and productivity required to accommodate its changing business needs.

BRIGGS MAKES SWIFT DELIVERY TO CARAVAN MANUFACTURER Briggs Equipment has helped the country’s leading manufacturer of touring caravans, motorhomes and holiday homes improve its materials handling capabilities by updating its equipment fleet.

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wift Group has taken delivery of 20 Hyster counterbalanced forklift trucks plus a CombiLift sideloader and six Kaup rotators. This mix of machines offers a degree of flexibility and an improvement in productivity that will help to accommodate the company’s changing business needs. Leigh Edgley, Regional Sales Director at Briggs Equipment, said: “This is an important new contract for us. We’re delighted to be developing our partnership with Swift Group by providing a materials handling solution that will add value to its business, both in terms of improved productivity and cost savings.” The Hyster equipment comprises tough, fuel efficient H4.5FT-6 forklifts plus the highly popular H3.5FT and the compact H2.0FTS trucks. Configured as Fortens Advance models, the trucks have been specified with the Yanmar 2.6 litre diesel engine matched to a one-speed DuraMatch™ transmission – which manages truck deceleration and direction changes to help extend brake and tyre life and prevent transmission wear – and hydraulic mini levers. Swift Group’s truck operators are also set to benefit from a number of key features, including auto deceleration, controlled power reversal and improved visibility.  With a capacity for manoeuvrability in four directions, the CombiLift C4500SL will improve Swift Group’s ability to handle longer and heavier loads, while the Kaup ladle tippers will be rotated around the forklift fleet to maximise productivity and flexibility. Briggs secured the service contract for Swift Group’s owned fleet of machines a few years ago and the equipment and engineering services provider’s regional service team played an important role in securing this new deal. 30

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Posting a Briggs resident engineer on site ensured that production uptime was maintained and, as a result, Briggs was able to demonstrate its full capabilities, leaving the company wellplaced to tender for the business when Swift Group decided to replace its fleet. The new equipment contract has been tailored to the customer’s exact needs and includes a service level agreement to meet Swift Group’s servicing and maintenance requirements. Perhaps best known for Swift Touring Caravans, the last decade has seen the company grow from a single brand to a multi brand operation encompassing Sterling, Sprite, Bessacarr, Escape and Autocruise, whilst also manufacturing prestigious holiday homes. Swift Group celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014 and won the Manufacturers of New Caravans accolade in the 2016 Practical Caravan Owner Satisfaction Awards. Graham Jacobs, Facilities manager at Swift Group, said: “Briggs Equipment understands our business. By helping us to restructure our fleet with machines specified for our operation, tailoring the contract to our particular requirements and providing us with a high level of service support, Briggs plays a key role in ensuring we can satisfy future demands on our materials handling resource while also reducing our operational costs.” All of the forklifts supplied by Briggs Equipment to Swift Group display a customised logo incorporating the union flag, which represents Swift and Hyster as leading UK manufacturers. Conveying the message that both companies produce innovative, well-designed products that are constructed to the highest standards and provide outstanding value for money, the logo reinforces the fact that Swift and Hyster are proud of their achievements. www.briggsequipment.co.uk


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WORKING OUTSIDE IN WINTER? CONSIDER A DIFFERENT TYPE OF PALLET TRUCK

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orking inside or even outside in the warmer, summer months can feel like a dream. No adverse weather conditions to factor in and an almost streamlined process means it can be all too easy to forget about the impacts the weather can have on equipment and processes. Bad weather, such as severely cold temperatures, snow, ice and even torrential rain can play havoc with procedures when working outside or in partly sheltered warehouses,

difficulty so are common sights in builders’ yards and any sites that offer rough ground. Perfect additions to workforces that operate outside, their heavyduty tyres make them perfect for moving goods over slippery and uneven surfaces. Phil, adds, “Now is the

sometimes causing businesses to shut down completely due to unsafe working conditions or them simply not being able to get the work completed. Pallet Truck Shop, one of the country’s finest providers of pallet trucks, aerial work platforms and accessories, has underlined the importance of investing in correct equipment in order to ensure work can carry on – no matter what the weather has in store. Phil Chesworth, Managing Director at Pallet Truck Shop, said, “The British weather is notoriously unreliable, but that doesn’t mean that equipment has to be too. Thinking ahead and investing in the correct equipment before the weather turns can really make a difference and ensure production doesn’t stop.” Galvanised and stainless steel pallet trucks are two of the best investments when it comes to dealing with hostile weather conditions thanks to their tough nature and resistance to rust and corrosion. This means that not only can they cope with everything the Great British weather can throw at it, but it will also remain fully operational. Galvanised equipment is where a zinc coating is applied to conventional steel to prevent corrosion. As stainless steel is one of the most robust metals when it comes to corrosion because of its water-resistant properties, both of these types of trucks are ideal for use outside, as well as other areas where environment is not able to be controlled. Rough terrain trucks are also an ideal addition to fleets in the winter months thanks to their tough nature. They have been designed to travel over ground where ordinary pallet trucks have

time for businesses to start thinking about what the winter weather may hold. Leaving it to the last minute can cause significant losses in production should the weather suddenly change. And in this increasingly competitive marketplace, that is the last thing any business needs.” To find out more about Pallet Truck Shop and browse their range available to purchase online, visit the website: www.pallettruckshop.co.uk

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SPIROFLOW ANNOUNCES HEAVY DUTY CHAIN DRAG CONVEYOR

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piroflow has launched the new heavy-duty Chainflow tubular chain drag conveyor to meet evolving industry needs. This conveyor provides a more robust alternative to medium duty cable drag conveyors and a more economical alternative to ultra heavyduty structural link & pin chain drag conveyors. The Chainflow provides gentle handling of powders and granules, particularly fragile products. The heavy-duty, totally enclosed, dust-free chain drag conveyor enables processors to effortlessly convey or batch ingredients utilising a hygienic disc and chain assembly.

housing, fitted with an automatic tensioner, on the other end of the circuit. The chain drag conveyor is driven via a toothed sprocket utilising the chain, not the discs. Processors can achieve intricate layouts with multiple inlets and outlets in complex three plane circuits. Chainflow delivers fast and efficient conveying with capacities up to 10.5m3/ hour (370 ft3/hour). Processors can convey over long distances with maximum straight line

The Chainflow offers a more robust conveying option compared to a tubular cable drag conveyor while still maintaining flexible layout options. Additionally, the light gauge stainless steel tubing is easy to install compared to the structural pipe used with ultra heavy-duty chain drag conveyors. “Our Chainflow conveyor is the perfect solution for applications that fall between cable drag and ultra heavy duty structural chain drag conveyors. The Chainflow’s crevice free material contact surfaces of stainless steel chain and moulded UHMWPE discs are ideal for food grade applications as well as higher density materials and/or abrasive products,” reveals James Podevyn, Spiroflow Limited’s Director of Sales. “Furthermore, the Chainflow conveyor resolves many of challenges industries across the board experience in regards to product segregation, dust-free and contamination-free handling.” See Chainflow in action here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=c361dWp9ZK4.

lengths of up to 76m (250 ft) per conveyor and link multiple conveyors for longer distances. The conveyor can typically run empty, be stopped and started under load, and flood or meter fed for operational flexibility. The Chainflow chain drag conveyor offers a heavy duty but gentle conveying solution with low maintenance costs engineered to operate 24/7/365. Spiroflow is a global leader in powder handling for process industries and an emerging leader in control systems integration. Throughout our 45-year history, our design engineers and process automation team have provided customers with the safest, most efficient, innovative and most reliable process solutions available. The company was an early inventor of the flexible screw conveyor but has grown significantly since those early days as have their products and service offerings. Spiroflow delivers engineered solutions designed to solve your greatest powder handling and processing challenges, whether it is a single conveyor or a complete powder handling system with integrated controls. With their flexible screw, Aeroflow® aero mechanical, Cableflow® cable drag, Chainflow™ and Dynaflow® chain drag conveyors, hands down, they offer the widest range of mechanical conveyors for dry bulk solids and ingredients. They are also known for their expansive line of Spirofil® bulk bag fillers, bulk bag dischargers, control systems, bulk bag conditioners, customised hoppers, bin activators, and bin, bag/sack, box/octabin and drum emptiers, as well as end-of-line robotic palletising solutions. Primary markets include the food, dairy, snack food, confectionery, beverage, pet food, pharmaceutical, packaging, industrial, chemical, plastics, minerals, cement, environmental, waste, and recycling. To learn more visit www.spiroflow.com, email sales@spiroflow.com or call +44 (0) 1200 422525.

The Chainflow proves beneficial for processors due to its capability of handling higher loads and longer duty cycles than cable drag conveyors. The Chainflow has minimal product build up as a result of the round construction and moulded discs meaning it’s better suited to handle fine non-smearing powders and high density products like talcum powder, detergents, wood chips and pellets, recycled powders and other similar re-processed materials. Chainflow is a tubular chain drag conveyor that, by definition, is configured in a loop or circuit. Ultra strong 304 or 316 stainless steel chain is fitted with moulded UHMWPE discs. It delivers maximum chain life while gently moving fragile products through a flexible conveying path. The conveyor has a drive assembly at one end of the circuit and a return

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BULK BAG WEIGH BATCH UNLOADER WITH SEISMIC BRACING A new BULK-OUTÂŽ Bulk Bag Weigh Batch Unloader with seismic bracing provides added structural integrity and operator safety for installations in regions prone to earthquakes.

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he BFC model discharger frame is equipped with a cantilevered I-beam and electric hoist and trolley for positioning of bulk bags without the use of a forklift. The bag lifting frame is equipped with patented Z-CLIP™ bag strap holders that allow rapid insertion and removal of bag straps. A manually-operated iris valve atop a hopper intake chute allows the bag spout to be cinched and the drawstring untied before gradually opening the valve, avoiding uncontrolled bursts of material into the receiving vessel and associated dust. Four-sided cross-bracing strengthens the frame against deformation and reduces the possibility of a structural failure when subjected to the dynamic loading associated with a seismic event. Mounted on load cells, the unloader is equipped for loss-of-weight batching into customer-supplied receiving vessels or downstream processes. Also offered are BFF model unloaders for forklift loading of bags, and BFH half frame unloaders requiring a forklift or plant hoist to suspend the bag during discharge. All are available constructed of carbon steel with durable industrial finishes, or stainless steel finished to industrial or sanitary standards, with optional conveyors and weigh batching controls. Flexicon also manufactures flexible screw conveyors, tubular cable conveyors, pneumatic conveying systems, bulk bag conditioners, bulk bag fillers, bag dump stations, drum/ box/container tippers, weigh batching and blending systems, and automated plant-wide systems for handling of bulk food, dairy, pharmaceutical, chemical and mineral products. For information contact Flexicon Europe Ltd: Tel: +44 (0) 1227 374710, Email: sales@flexicon.co.uk, www.flexicon.co.uk Bulk Solids Today

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PORTABLE SANITARY OPEN-CHUTE DRUM TIPPER

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new Portable Sanitary Open-Chute Drum Tipper from Flexicon features stainless steel product contact surfaces finished to sanitary standards and a wash-down motor, providing a low cost means of discharging non-dusty bulk materials from drums without cross contamination. A single hydraulic cylinder rotates the drum to 60° beyond horizontal, discharging material onto the product chute and into a receiving vessel. The wide-diameter and polished surface of the chute allows contents of the drum to discharge freely regardless of particle size. The unit accommodates drums of all popular sizes weighing up to 340 kg, and can discharge directly into process equipment or optional hoppers equipped with outlets for pneumatic conveying systems, flexible screw conveyors or tubular cable conveyors. Mounted on castors with quick-action floor jacks for stable operation, the Tipper can be rolled to various use points throughout the plant, eliminating the need for multiple units. Non-product contact surfaces are constructed of carbon

steel with durable industrial coatings. The company also produces Tip-Tite® Drum Tippers for applications requiring total dust containment, as well as High-Lift Drum Tippers, Drum fillers, Box/ Container Tippers, Bulk Bag Dischargers, Bulk Bag Conditioners, Bulk Bag Fillers, Flexible Screw Conveyors, Tubular Cable Conveyors, Pneumatic Conveying Systems, Bag Dump Stations, Weigh Batching and Blending Systems, and Engineered Plant-wide Bulk Handling Systems with automated controls. For information contact Flexicon Europe Ltd, +44 (0)1227 374710, sales@flexicon.co.uk, www.flexicon.co.uk

BOOST MANPOWER WITH ELECTRIC LIFTING EQUIPMENT

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t’s not rocket science; businesses that have the highest rates of productivity make the most profit. And Midland Pallet Trucks is helping businesses boost their productivity thanks to their superior range of electric and semi-electric trucks. Warehouses, stock rooms and factories all rely on a range of different equipment to get daily tasks done and dusted in the shorted time period possible. And sometimes, it just so happens that electric trucks can do the job that much quicker. The manual handling expert, which has decades of experience working with businesses of all sizes, is urging businesses to amplify their

to keep employees safe and injury free, should look at the safety credentials of electric and semi-electric lifters in order to minimise the chances of unnecessary injuries. For managers and business owners on the hunt for top quality equipment need to look no further than Midland Pallet Trucks. Their top of the line semi electric stacker truck boasts a 1000kg capacity and can lift to heights of 3 metres. Constructed with a robust steel profile construction and powered by a 1500W 12v electric motor with a built-in charger, it delivers the unrivalled power when it is needed the most.

productivity by investing in the power and convenience brought by electric trucks, lift tables and stackers. Phil Chesworth, Managing Director of Midland Pallet Trucks, says, “Investing in manual lifting equipment can bring numerous benefits, but boosting the power of employees by investing in electric and semi-electric machinery cannot be matched when it comes to power, functionality and of course, safety.” Aside from being incredibly functional, electric and semi-electric lifting equipment is also a safety essential for workplaces. Although it is true that some handling injuries are unavoidable, a large majority are caused by employees handling goods without access to the correct equipment. And it is no secret that accidents and injuries at work cost companies thousands every single year. Therefore, businesses who want

Despite many business owners being concerned with price, this comes in at just £2,450 +VAT. Those firms that don’t need to reach such heights could look at Midland Pallet Trucks’ other offerings. All are built to the same high standard and are made out of robust steel, yet don’t lift to such heights. Their 1.6 metre semi-electric stacker and their 2.5m metre semi-electric stacker still boast 1000kg capacities, yet come in at £1,899 +VAT and £1,999 + VAT respectively. As well as their hard-wearing construction, they all come complete with an adjustable fork that allows for different sized pallets to lifted. This unrivalled flexibility, guaranteed reliability, top safety features and incredible prices makes them an affordable investment for any business. The Midlands based company is committed to providing premium quality equipment at reasonable prices. And as a result, has become the go-to retailer for the country’s finest range of electric pallet trucks. To find out more about Midland Pallet Trucks’ offering of electric and semi-electric machinery, visit: http://www.midlandpallettrucks.com/

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CLEAN, SAFE & HYGIENIC MATERIALS HANDLING

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aterials handling specialist J D Neuhaus (JDN) can provide a whole host of innovative hoist solutions for working environments that demand high levels of cleanliness and hygiene. Industries such as food, beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical must all conform to strict regulations when it comes to clean working practices. Utilising the appropriate materials handling equipment, therefore, is a paramount requirement and to meet this, JDN has created a nickel-plated hoist to ensure the highest level of cleanliness. Designed specifically for clean operating environments, this hygienically robust hoist can be configured in their standard Profi TI series for 0.5 to 1 tonne, or big bag handling unit and low headroom trolley hoist for 1 tonne. All of these feature outer surfaces plated in 25 µm thick nickel. Where Profi hoists are required to run on overhead rails, both manually operated and motorised trolleys can be provided with nickel-plating features on the gearbox/motor and body. For applications, such as commercial kitchens, the JDN Profi hoists offer a number of useful standard features including, high corrosion and humidity resistance, ease-of-cleaning and suitability for lube-free operation. JDN also has a number of stainless steel options including the chain, load hook and sleeve and top hook. JDN’s nickel-plated big bag handling air hoist is part of a range of products designed for applications that need to process powdered, granulated or other free-flowing materials which need regular, high volume top-ups in order to maintain the high levels of production. These hoists are suitable for handling food products such as salt, sugar, flour and starch, as well as chemical and pharmaceutical products. All these air operated JDN products provide explosion protection features for safe operation when being used in potentially explosive work environments. Big bag handling air hoists are available at carrying capacities of 1100 and 2200kg (with 6 bar air pressure). They can be supplied in two configurations of single or twin lift/load hooks. The single hook unit is designed for operation with a standard cruciform lifting beam. The large distance between the hook and the chain box advantageously eliminates potential collisions between the load and the chain box. Twin load hook models operate with more complex multipoint crossbeam designs, or for standard lifting beams featuring twin suspension points. In addition, they can be operated with synchronised lifting operation. J D Neuhaus has a history that can be traced back to 1745, and is now in its seventh generation of family ownership. Visitors to the Hebezeug-Museum (Hoist Museum) in Witten, are able to see for themselves the remarkable history of this progressive company. With over 200 employees across the group, the company manufactures pneumatically and hydraulically-

operated hoists and crane systems up to 115 tonne capacity from its state-of-the-art facility in Witten, Germany. This globally unique specialisation means that J D Neuhaus has set the quality standard for the market; a move that has seen the company become the established global leader in its technology field with customers in more than 90 countries worldwide. Over 80% of production from the Witten plant is exported, which is why the company has long-established subsidiary companies in France, Great Britain, Singapore and the USA, all of which have helped create a tight-knit global network in collaboration with international partners. Resilience and reliability are the key product differentiators setting JDN apart from their competitors, thanks largely to the explosive protection rating which makes their hoists ideal for use even in the most challenging of operating environments. Extreme applications include oil and gas exploration in arctic temperatures as low as -45°C, along with underwater tasks such as ship hull repairs, and plenty of others in demanding sectors like mining, the chemical industry, heavy plant construction and many areas of logistics. J D Neuhaus’ wide portfolio of services goes beyond manufacturing and also includes equipment assembly, inspection, maintenance and general overhaul, along with customer training courses and other consultative services. Tel: +44 1224 722751 Email: info@jdneuhaus.co.uk www.jdngroup.com Bulk Solids Today

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CONTAINED POWDER TRANSFER SYSTEM FOR REACTOR CHARGING When creating a new manufacturing facility, Hosokawa Micron’s customer sought their advice on the best system options for charging a reactor vessel with bulk powders whilst ensuring that operators and surrounding areas are not exposed to the powder.

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he reactor vessel is installed in a room along with several other vessels with limited space for local bulk powder charging. After some discussion it was agreed the best solution was to install a powder handling isolator in a dedicated charging room and convey the powder to the reactor using an integrated vacuum transfer system. Drums are loaded onto a pneumatic drum tipper which rotates and docks the drum into the rear of the isolator where it is sealed using an inflatable seal. The drum outer liner is pulled into the isolator and sealed onto a spigot on the rear wall with a second inflatable seal. The inner bag, containing the powder is then pulled from the drum into the isolator transfer chamber before being moved through the transfer door into the charging chamber. Engineers at Hosokawa Micron designed the isolator so it is possible to pre-load 6 x 20kg bags of powder before the powder transfer operation is started. This ensures that the transfer of the whole 10 bag batch takes place within 50 minutes. This is the time limit required to achieve the correct process conditions inside the reactor. The vacuum transfer unit is mounted directly onto the reactor vessel inlet and is connected to a vacuum pump installed in the nearby technical area. The vacuum transfer unit inlet is piped to the outlet of the isolator

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charge hopper. At the bottom of the charge hopper a bridge breaker is installed which helps to keep the powder in the hopper moving towards the outlet pipe. During normal operation, the isolator internal pressure is maintained at around -100 Pa using a variable speed centrifugal fan and pressure transmitter but the isolator gas inlet supply also passes through a vacuum breaker valve which ensures that the correct internal isolator pressure is still maintained when the vacuum pump is running. A dense phase powder transfer takes place, powder is sucked into the vacuum transfer unit until it reaches a pre-set level, at this point the inlet valve is closed and the bottom outlet valve is opened to allow the powder to discharge, under gravity, into the reactor. The discharge is also aided by a pulse of high pressure nitrogen through the VTU filters. The discharge valves then close and the cycle is repeated until all of the powder has been transferred. The isolator and transfer system is nitrogen inerted and designed to comply with ATEX regulations. The system is operated via a touch screen HMI and incorporates interlocks to ensure operator safety. Tel: +44 (0) 1928 755100 Email: info@hmluk.hosokawa.com www.hosokawa.co.uk


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VERSATILE NEW VERTICAL MILLING TECHNOLOGY FROM IIT The UK-based International Innovative Milling Technologies Ltd (IIT) has developed new low energy milling technology for a wide range of powder processing applications.

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he innovative new M350 milling system extends the company’s “m-series” range of vertical roller mills and is a direct outcome of the company’s involvement in the Project Chariot powder manufacturing programme. The special three year collaborative project, headed by Procter and Gamble’s Technical Centre as part of the UK government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI), was involved with the development of new technologies for advanced powder handling and processing applications. IIT’s new M350 mill is specifically designed to accommodate an output capacity range of up to 4.5t/hr for single pass applications and 500Kg/hr for finer products requiring classification. In this way the mill provides a versatile and flexible solution for the effective size reduction needs of a wide range of bulk materials across the complete scale of hardness up to 9.5 Mohs. As such the M350 is compatible with the processing needs of a wide range of minerals and other industrial products including glass, sodium bicarbonate, iron slag, sodium sulphate, limestone‚ zircon sand, silica sand, pet-coke, fly ash, and different types of blast furnace slag. The design of the ATEX compliant mill is based on a patented centrifugal grinding mechanism, utilising a special pivoting roller assembly and a static grinding ring to provide a highly energy efficient size reduction capability. The modular assembly of the M350 is also designed for efficient strip-down, cleaning and maintenance and includes a variety of construction material options to suit specific markets and applications. The design also minimises induced airflow through the mill. This feature reduces the ancillary equipment needs associated with similar mills and makes the complete installation significantly smaller and hence better value. These features, together with a non-captive bed, a profiled spreader plate and other design innovations, means that the size of the milled product remains consistent. In addition, accurate control of particle size distribution changes can be achieved by smooth operating adjustments to the rotational

speed of the mill – providing true ‘one pass’ milling if required. For speed of installation the low mass mill and its associated control system package are mounted on sub frame assemblies which can be easily transported between different process locations for maximum feedstock and operational versatility. As a result, the ergonomically designed mill can be utilised for a range of powder processing applications, including process validation, batch processing, research and development, material preparation and pre-processing routines. The new M350 mill extends the existing “m-series” range of milling systems developed and patented by IIT. For fully integrated powder milling processing solutions, IIT also offers complementary “c-series” classifiers and “s-series” cyclones. Full details at www.iituk.com Bulk Solids Today

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ROYAL SEAL OF APPROVAL FOR MERSEYSIDE MANUFACTURING International team at PSL receive official recognition for hard work and innovation

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n Friday 30th September 2016, Powder Systems Ltd. (PSL) one of the UK’s leading pharmaceutical process engineering companies, welcomed officials from the Merseyside Lieutenancy. The dignitaries included Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant, Dame Lorna Muirhead DBE and The High Sheriff of Merseyside, Mr James Davies OBE who presented PSL with two awards from the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. PSL are delighted to receive these two honours, being awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation and also International Trade. PSL was one of the six small and medium sized companies to achieve the double recognition. It was 17 years ago when PSL won the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement and these new awards confirm PSL’s international strategy as sustainable and successful. Winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a huge achievement for a business – particularly in a special year, as we celebrate H.M. The Queen’s 90th birthday. “The Award is a prestigious honour for a company to receive and demonstrates what an enterprising nation we are. The fact that small businesses can share these honours with large household names illustrates that they are the backbone of our economy and deserve to be recognised as such.” Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant, Dame Lorna Muirhead DBE. As well as guests from the Liverpool City Council, Mayors Office and Department for International Trade, PSL were joined by Member of Parliament, Maria Eagle. In 2015, PSL was chosen to be the The High Sheriff, Export James Davies OBE and ‘Champion’ Lord-Lieutenant, of its Dame Lorna Muirhead constituency DBE with PSL for the Managing Director, Export By Amanda Britain Gowans. campaign run by Maria

PSL employees gather behind officials and directors with the two Queen’s Awards Rose Bowls (pictured, third in from left; Mr Ron Odunaiya - Liverpool City Council, Maria Eagle - MP for Garston and Halewood, Councillor Ann O’Byrne - Deputy Mayor of Liverpool, Amanda Gowans – PSL Managing Director, Councillor Roz Gladden - The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Dame Lorna Muirhead DBE - Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant, Karen Pitcher - PSL Financial Director and Becky Reardon – PSL Marketing Director.)

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Eagle, MP for Garston and Halewood. Guests arrived at PSL’s UK headquarters in Speke, Liverpool to be greeted by MD Amanda Gowans, Directors and key managers. Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant and other guests were then escorted around the

PSL staff invited to Buckingham Palace to meet H.M. The Queen

facility to meet with other employees and for a tour of the factory. The proceedings lead to a presentation of the two Rose Bowls and a reading of the official Scroll of Association. PSL will have the honour of representing British manufacturing with the Royal mark for 5 years, until April 2021. The Ceremony follows a Royal Reception for the announcement of the awards at Buckingham Palace in July. PSL employees travelled to London and attended a ceremony held at the Palace where they were honoured by a meeting with H.M. The Queen. “Looking to the future – at PSL we never stand still. We pride ourselves on being inventors of new technology and unique ways of doing things to continue contributing to global pharmaceutical innovation.” Amanda Gowans, PSL Managing Director. GROUP EXPANDS TO INCLUDE NEW STRUCTURE As part of the organisation’s continued growth PSL are delighted to announce the formation of a group of process development companies that includes Powder Systems Limited and the new pioneering facility C.O.P.E. Inc. The new group structure, Powder Systems Group, is the parent organisation for both PSL and the new C.O.P.E. (Center of Process Excellence). This provides a wider range of services for process development to the pharmaceutical industry. C.O.P.E. is a new state of the art Center of Process Excellence, which has been set-up in Broomall, Pennsylvania, USA. The primary function of the facility is progressing process development and scale-up. Key areas of focus are microsphere processing, API development, filtration trials and scale up, milling trials, powder property testing, qualification batches and consultation services. The formation of C.O.P.E. Inc. represents a new pioneering offering of drug development and process from the frontend of molecule formulation to the provision of full process hardware. The first trials have been conducted at the new Center with positive results and feedback. The Center allows a synergy with PSL’s process engineering to develop the drugs of tomorrow. Tel: +44 (0)151 448 7700 www.powdersystems.com Email: info@powdersystems.com


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NEXT GENERATION MAGNETIC SEPARATORS FOR POWDERS

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he Goudsmit Magnetics Group of Waalre (NL) will introduce a new generation of magnetic separators at the Solids trade show in Antwerp (stand H4240). These are used to remove metal particles (<30 µm) from powders in the food, chemical, ceramic and other industries. The Easy Clean flow magnet stands out from the competition due to its user friendly cleaning, improved flow and the high Gauss values of the bars. In contrast to previous designs, in which such magnets were fitted with two layers of thin (Ø25 mm) bars, the new design contains a single row of Ø50 mm thick bars. New measurement techniques, including simulations of magnetic fields and tests in the company’s own test centre, have shown that this results in a higher separation yield. This is because the thicker bars remain in contact with the magnetic particles longer. An additional benefit is the reduced height of the magnet as a whole, which means it requires less installation height. Moreover, a single row of bars results in improved product flow; which is particularly beneficial when it comes to poorly flowing powders. The pneumatic magnetic bars simplify the cleaning process. The magnetic bars are slid out along a guide and, once outside the housing, the magnets are exposed by blowing them out of the bars. A plate then retains the captured metal particles, after which they fall into a collection tray.

With its enormous magnetic holding power of 13,000 Gauss at the rods, the Easy Clean flow magnet is also perfectly suited for the separation of small (>2 mm) stainless steel particles. The tests and measurements mentioned above also showed that magnetic holding power alone is not enough to separate stainless steel particles. It is also of critical importance that these particles come into contact with the bars as they flow past. To accomplish this, the company can fit deflectors in the magnet, providing good control over the direction of product flows containing weak magnetic (stainless steel) particles. This ensures that the product always contacts the bars. Watch a video here: https://youtu.be/ZgE6OYeTl5o www.goudsmitmagnets.com Bulk Solids Today

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SAFEGUARDING POWDER QUALITY, CONTROLLING DUST, PROTECTING OPERATORS, SPEEDING UP PROCESS TIMES

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hen processing powders into a production line, consideration of the quality of the input material is of utmost importance and diligent handling is a prime factor. The protection of the operator from airborne dust and minimising the bulk load lifting are health and safety necessities that are often overlooked. Farleygreene offer solutions to this issue within one simple station. Utilising the Slimline vibratory check sieve units they have 2 options available, selection of which can depend upon throughput, powder type and what the next process the powder is being transferred to, they can advise the correct type as required. The Sievmaster 553-STS machine is essentially an open top sieve unit but with the added benefit of a sack rest table and a cover which can be connected to a new or existing dust extraction system. This unit gives a basic level of protection and assistance to the operator. The dust cover can also be isolated via the swivel shut front access door when not in use. It is usually installed where a batch type process is used. The Easilift range is supplied in 2 variants using either a 600mm or 1000mm vibratory sieve unit. Each type has a power lift dusthood so the operator can gain access to the sieve components without any heavy lifting. All seal are self-docking and require awkward connections. The dusthood provides for

a sack rest table and for connection to a dust extraction system. The ‘Easilift’ and ‘553-STS’ can be used in conjunction with any type of conveyor, either mechanical or pneumatic and the frames are adaptable to fit into almost any situation. Test units are available for use either at your site or in our test facility. Farleygreene can also offer options for low care to high care interfaces which are becoming a necessity, certainly within the food industry, as well as dust extraction systems to provide the full protection package. With 40 years’ experience Farleygreene offer a wide range of sieving machinery, their equipment and technologies cover almost every type of sieving and screening process. With their focus on customer’s specific requirements and their dedication to R&D they can offer the benefit of a tailored bespoke design service. For full details visit their website: www.farleygreene.com Email: enquiries@farleygreene.com Tel: +44 (0) 1256 474 547.

INORGANIC SPECIALITY CHEMICALS MAKER SELECTS AJAX EQUIPMENT

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jax Equipment, has supplied a range of solids handling equipment as part of an upgrade of production facilities at William Blythe Limited, an advanced manufacturer of inorganic speciality chemicals based in Accrington, Lancashire. William Blythe is an innovator in functional derivatives of copper, tin, zinc and iodine for a range of industries. Efficient powder processing is essential to the plant’s productivity. Following powder testing by Ajax, the company has supplied a steep-walled, hopper and screw feeder, and valve, to regulate the flow of finished product. Together with an agitated screw feeder and hopper; and a 6.8m inclined screw elevator featuring a cone inlet, with metal screening and sieve, providing a dedicated elevator in place of a temporary elevator arrangement. All the Ajax equipment is supplied in 316L stainless steel. Ajax has also provided a big bag discharger and sack tip chute mounted on a reactor vessel. It provides a closed, sealed workstation, with dust extraction, for an operator discharging bags of raw material into the vessel. “Ajax Equipment’s knowledge of powder handling has enabled us to streamline those processing areas where we had previously experienced problems. As a result, Ajax’s solids handling equipment has boosted our packing rate and plant 40

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productivity,” said Russell Iveson, Projects & Infrastructure Manager, William Blythe Limited. For more information on Ajax Equipment and its range of solids handling equipment, call +44(0)1204 386723, Email: sales@ajax.co.uk or visit www.ajax.co.uk. For more information on William Blythe Limited, visit www.williamblythe.com.


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LONG-LIFE LIQUIFLO PUMPS LAST THE DISTANCE

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ransferring extremely aggressive chemicals presents tough challenges for pumps, where despite the risks, a safe, reliable and accurate pumping performance is essential. A good example of where such a pumping performance has been achieved is with LIQUIFLO magnetically coupled gear pumps supplied by Michael Smith Engineers. The application is at a leading UK manufacturer of industrial chemicals including surfactants and personal care products. The pumps were installed in 1996 and are still in service today, more than 20 years later. The requirement was for 3 pumps to batch transfer a range of acidic and chloride based chemicals on a daily basis, operating up to 5 days a week. The nature of the application means that transfer rates are variable but in the region of 700Kg/Hr at around 3.5 bars differential pressure. Due to the extremely aggressive nature of the chemicals being handled, the pumps selected were manufactured in Hastelloy C276. Also, because of the low viscosity of the product a Hastelloy drive gear with Ryton idler was specified to eliminate galling of the gears through lack of lubrication. The shafts were also Hastelloy running in Teflon bushings. The proven performance over such a long period of time on this type of demanding pumping application is testimony to the durability of Liquiflo pumps. As external gear pumps they are designed for delivering smooth and accurate pulseless flows, while a magnet drive ensures zero leakages and eliminates the

need (and associated maintenance costs) related to replacing dynamic seals. The Hastelloy C construction provides optimum corrosion resistance, harder wearing and extended pump life while a compact, closecoupled design results in a reduced footprint freeing up workspace. The H Series pumps feature larger diameter shafts and bigger bearings than other pumps with similar capacities and this allows them to handle higher pressures and operate for longer between servicing. These high pressure gear pumps are available in packed, mechanically sealed and leak-free magnet drive versions. The range consists of 12 models and covers flows up to 180 lit/min and differential pressures up to 15.5 bar. Further details at: www.michael-smith-engineers.co.uk/ products/liquiflo/h-series-industrial-gear-pumps Bulk Solids Today

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PROTECTION PLUS WITH INNOVATIVE CORROSION PROTECTION Capacitive RF probe with full coating protection as a safe and reliable measurement solution in flue gas cleaning

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erformance failures of level sensors cause costs to rise – not only due to the interruption of process but also when the replacement and commissioning of the devices become time-consuming. In power plants, the demands made on the fill level sensors can be very high due to the fact that the sensors come into contact with aggressive media such as sulphur oxides, heavy metals or even acids. Where limit switches are used for dust detection in flue gas cleaning, they need to be robust enough in order to deliver reliable and consistent performance. Often maintenance costs or replacement of these sensors can be very high due to their quality not being adequate to meet the demands and so they achieve only a short operating life. This is particularly evident in measurement tasks in flue gas cleaning within waste incineration plants. FLUE GAS CLEANING IN WASTE INCINERATION PLANTS: A waste incineration plant in Germany experienced severe corrosion of its level detectors within the flue gas cleaning processes. Smoke gases contain different pollutants, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrochloric acid, heavy metals, dioxins and fly ash or soot. They are usually dusty particles with varying grain sizes. Due to the aggressive media that is generated in the process containers, the sensors experienced considerable deterioration. In particular, the booms, or shafts, which are directly exposed to the filter dusts were corroded so badly that they malfunctioned after just 1-2 years post installation. The main tasks during flue gas cleaning are denitrification, dust extraction and desulphurisation. Depending on the individual system, these tasks are carried out in several stages. Within a waste incineration plant, smoke gases are generated during combustion, which pass through the electrostatic precipitator as the first cleaning stage. Here separation/deposition of heavy metals, which are bonded to the fine and ultra fine dust, takes place. Then, there follow two washing stages, the leaching out of chlorine compounds, corundum compounds and sulphuric acid. Here, the highly aggressive hydrochloric acid is extracted as a waste product. The process continues with the catalytic purification process for the deposition of nitric oxides, dioxins and furans and ends in the flow-current absorber. The final purification stage of the flue gas removes the remaining amount of heavy metals and pollutants. It is only after the flue gases have passed through the multi-stage flue gas cleaning, that the purified exhaust air is able to leave the chimney. The performance range of such plants can vary from a few thousand to several hundred thousand cubic metres of flue gas per hour. For the separation of the filter dust in the flue gas cleaning, a reliable signal is required in order to ensure plant safety. In the case of insufficient protection, the probes usually fail after a short life cycle. Even sensors with stainless steel brackets experience 42

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corrosion or are damaged in this aggressive process environment. Chemicals such as sulphur, hydrochloric acid and chlorine are too aggressive for the stainless steel in these applications. Failure of the measurement sensor system results in costly process interruptions and subsequent replacement of the devices. LONGER SERVICE LIFE DUE TO INCREASED CORROSION RESISTANCE UWT has further developed the RFnivo® 3100 capacitive level limit switch for this type of measurement task in the dust extraction of flue gases so that it meets and withstands the demanding conditions. All process-contacting parts of the sensor have been designed to be completely corrosion-resistant. Firstly, the RF boom is coated with PFA Teflon® and, secondly, a section of the process connection thread has been completely made of PTFE so that all parts in contact with the process are fully corrosion-protected. PROBE BOOM WITH PFA FULL COATING The shaft of the RFnivo® limit switch is fully coated with PFA Teflon®. It is resistant to almost all chemicals and can withstand temperatures of up to 240°C. In contrast to a spray coating, the type of coating of the RF probe is much more resilient, up to 1.5mm thick, and thus has more protection in abrasive applications. The RFnivo® 3100 with its PFA fully coated probe boom is ideally suited for level measurement in flue gas cleaning processes. It functions as a full detector and can be installed vertically, horizontally or obliquely. It measures the capacitance between the probe and the vessel wall. If the boom is covered with product, the capacity changes. The switching point is output as an electronic signal. For a waste incineration plant, the RFnivo® was installed as a backlog warning device in the electrostatic precipitator. All RF device types have an active coat compensation, which makes the probe insensitive to material deposits on the boom. This further increases the functional safety of the capacitive limit switch. This ActiveShield technology is not affected by the PFA coating, nor by any caking that is produced during fine dust measurement. In addition, the PFA coating counteracts adhesion. So, UWT has developed full protection against corrosion, adhesion and abrasion and the measurement results are not adversely affected by the coating. At the same time, the sensor is sensitive enough to detect the fine dust in the processes of flue gas cleaning. Accurate detection of materials with a DK value> 1.5 is achieved. PROCESS CONNECTION THREAD MADE OF PTFE In order to ensure full and comprehensive protection of the process-contacting probe extension the process connection thread, which is connected to the boom, is made completely from PTFE Teflon®.


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Thus, all parts in contact with the process have sufficient protection. This allows for the coated RF probe to also be used as a full detector in the intermediate containers for the storage of filter dust and fly ash. In this situation, the highly dosed hydrochloric acid condensate is also present, which has until now adversely affected previous measurement technique in that the booms have been so corroded that they have partly fallen off. With the PFA full coating and the PTFE connection thread such chemicals are no longer a threat. The RFnivo速 3100 with fully coated probe boom can be made with a boom length from 200mm up to 1500mm and can therefore be used in a variety of installations. In plastics, PTFE is the material that offers most resistance to most basic chemicals. Apart from liquid sodium and fluorine compounds, PTFE is resistant to almost all media even at higher temperatures. Corrosion on the thread itself is thus reduced by a special design using Teflon速. Due to the extremely low surface tension of PTFE, no dust-like materials from the flue gases stick to or cake the process connection thread. In addition, the capacitive RF limit switch already offers a particularly high load capacity in the standard version. If overpressure is present in the process tank, this can be up to 25 bar for and still the RF probe will operate. The capacitive RFnivo速 has been specially designed for the level detection of bulk solids. Due to the customised design, it delivers excellent functionality in the level detection of dusty particles with varying grain size.

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES FOR FLUE GAS DUST EXTRACTION Commissioning is achievable in minutes without the operator having to go deep into the physical connections of a capacitive measuring principle. The design of the RFnivo速 electronics make commissioning straightforward and user-friendly. After the probe has been installed and the supply voltage has been connected, it automatically calibrates itself and detects by means of self-monitoring, which runs in the background, if there is a malfunction of the probe. The display on the electronics indicates whether the calibration was successful and whether the probe has the appropriate switching state for the application. In addition, the current measured capacity (in pF picofarad) is displayed. This allows the operator to calculate the necessary sensitivity. The capacitive fully-coated RF sensor is a new safe solution for all systems where applications with a particularly aggressive process environment exist. This is, for example, wherever flue gas cleaning takes place. In addition to wasteto-energy plants, this situation applies to biomass plants, peat and coal power plants. Improved corrosion protection of measurement sensors in certain processes for flue gas cleaning is an important topic for sludge combustion in chemical plants as well as for sawmills with integrated incineration plants for the production of energy. www.uwtuk.com

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BRITANIACREST RECYCLING GOES BLUE AGAIN!

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ritaniacrest Recycling Ltd, a family business formed in 1993 by Ray Foss Snr and with three sites over Surrey and West Sussex, is now in the hands of the second generation – brothers Ray Jnr, Chris and Richard. Since inception, the company has always invested in the most modern, productive and reliable plant and equipment as the business expanded and diversified. The latest addition to the Britaniacrest plant holding is a Powerscreen® Premiertrak R400 mobile crushing plant, sourced from appointed distributors Blue London. The Foss family and Blue London Director Eugene Donnelly have known each other for over 30 years and the very first machine Britaniacrest acquired in the year the company started was a Powerscreen screening plant Ray Foss Snr purchased from Eugene Donnelly….so the 23-year allegiance continues with this latest fleet addition. The Premiertrak R400 is one of a whole range of high performance, versatile primary jaw crushing plants designed for recycling, quarrying or mining applications. The R400 features hydraulic release and a patented hydraulic crusher overload system which is ideal for Britaniacrest’s recycling applications where un-crushable materials, such as tramp metals, can enter 44

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the in-feed; the machine’s hydraulic crusher setting adjustment also provides total control of end-product size. The Premiertrak R400 has an output potential of up to 400 tonnes per hour with excellent reduction capability, is extremely user-friendly and is economical to operate due to a highly efficient direct drive system. The R400 has numerous design and build benefits for both ease of maintenance and operational efficiency, plus tracked mobility on site and a quick set-up time – typically under 30 minutes. Britaniacrest’s new crusher is processing around 3,500 tonnes a week, predominantly hardcore, concrete and demolition debris that form part of the waste stream which enters the company’s waste transfer stations. The crushing process produces a variety of sized and specified end-products, largely type 1 aggregate and 6f2. One of the attractions of the R400, says Britaniacrest, is its transportability, which allows the company to make use of the crusher on their site of choice, plus a high output and the considerable environmental benefit of comparatively quiet operation. Ray Foss Jnr enlarged on his company’s purchasing decision, commenting “We’ve bought quite a lot of machines from Blue London over the years – both Powerscreen crushers and screeners as well as Doppstadt


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LINDNER RECYCLINGTECH MAKES SUCCESSFUL ENTRY INTO THE CHINESE MARKET

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shredders. Apart from the proven excellence of these marketleading brands, we also have a great working partnership with Blue…we know we can rely on them right from the start of the purchasing process through to their impressive after sales product support. Blue’s sales manager Ronan Herity is our first line of contact there and we’ve built up a good relationship. We’ve bought kit from Blue since we started which says it all!” Britaniacrest closely engaged with the then relatively new concepts of recycling at the time of its formation and has grown from strength to strength to become one of the South of England’s leading independent waste management companies. Passionate about recycling and environmental considerations, Britaniacrest Recycling has continually invested in plant, facilities and skilled personnel and now runs two modern waste transfer stations near Gatwick and Horsham capable of processing and recycling a combined yearly total of around 480,000 tonnes of waste and also exporting some 52,000 tonnes of RDF to Germany annually. Additionally, Britaniacrest owns and operates a sand quarry in Storrington, West Sussex producing a range of sand products for the building and construction industry. In addition to their recycling and quarrying interests, Britaniacrest also runs a large hire fleet of skips, RoRo, tipper and muckaway vehicles and grab lorries; there is also a comprehensive fleet of road sweeper vehicles and low-loaders for hire, with bulk haulage and waste collection services also forming an important part of the company’s broad-based activities. As part of their environmental involvement, Britaniacrest also provides expertise in quarry and land restoration, reinstating land to a variety of uses including agriculture, wildlife habitats and social amenities. Currently going through the necessary planning application procedure is the company’s innovative scheme to develop a further site to include a state-of-the-art recycling and renewable energy plant at the former Wealden Brickworks near Horsham. The proposed new facility will concentrate on the safe and environmentally sensitive processing and separation of commercial waste to produce a range of recyclables, with any residual material used to produce energy, using wellestablished and proven thermal treatment technology. The new plant will provide a sustainable power generating alternative to primary materials and fossil fuels and annually will export enough electricity to the grid to power over 44,000 homes. www.blue-group.com www.britaniacrestrecycling.co.uk

indner Recyclingtech, the Austrian industrial shredding technology specialist, has now made a successful entry into the Chinese market following the conclusion of a strategic partnership with JONO Recycling Technology Co., Ltd. from Suzhou City. With immediate effect, JONO Recycling Technology has assumed responsibility for sales and services of Lindner Recyclingtech’s waste segment in China. “The partnership with the respected Chinese plant builder JONO Recycling Technology is of great strategic value to Lindner Recyclingtech and possesses great potential”, says Manual Lindner, Managing Director of Lindner Recyclingtech. ”JONO has already successfully completed an initial project selling a KOMET 2800 high-performance, single-shaft shredder for the comminution of pre-treated waste.” JONO, which was founded in 2006 and possesses more than forty global patents, specialises in the production of waste sorting systems and is a leading machinery manufacturer in the recycling segment. The company employs a workforce of over 200, cooperates with many leading firms worldwide and has some 500 machines in operation. Lindner, Spittal an der Drau/Austria, has for decades been offering innovative and successful shredding solutions. From the original planning, development and design to the production and after-sales service, everything is supplied from a single source. At its Austrian production sites in Spittal/Drau and Feistritz/Drau, Lindner manufactures machines and plant components that are exported to nearly one hundred countries around the world. Beyond stationary and mobile crushing and shredding machines for waste recycling, its portfolio includes complete systems for plastics recycling and the processing of substitute fuels and substrates for biomass equipment. www.l-rt.com

Within the framework of a tour of the plant at Lindner’s headquarters in Spittal/ Drau, Austria, Manuel Lindner, Managing Director of Lindner Recyclingtech (centre), and Jay Yuan, General Manager of JONO, sealed the recently signed distribution and service contract with a handshake. ©Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

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NEW DOOSAN EXCAVATORS JOIN GARRIOCK BROS. RENTAL FLEET Garriock Bros. Ltd., one of the biggest privately owned companies in the Shetland Islands in Scotland, has purchased new Doosan DX340LC-5 and DX225SLR-3 crawler excavators for the company’s extensive plant hire fleet. The new machines were supplied by Inverurie-based Balgownie Ltd, the local Authorised Doosan and Bobcat dealer. 46

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longside being the largest supplier of plant hire equipment in Shetland with depots in Lerwick and Brae, Garriock Bros. operates ten different divisions through five branches in Shetland, Orkney, Edinburgh and Inverness in Scotland and Coventry in the Midlands region of England in markets as diverse as window manufacture, motor vehicle maintenance and MOTs, contract crushing and quarrying. Managing Director, George Garriock, said: “We have been using Daewoo and Doosan wheel loaders and excavators for years and they have developed into top class machines. On a recent visit to the Doosan Bobcat EMEA campus in Prague in the Czech Republic, we were able to test out the very latest Doosan models both large and small and this confirmed just how good they are. The new Doosan excavators have now joined a wide range of equipment we make


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available for sale or hire, from 85 tonne heavy construction machines to small portable power tools and equipment.” George founded Garriock Bros. in 1975, when it started life as a small family joinery firm in Westerwick in the Shetland Islands and besides overseeing the overall business, he is currently developing the quarrying operation. Each division of the company has gained a significant market share through building strong trusting and long lasting associations with satisfied customers. Over 150 people are employed across the five branches and the company’s commitment to training is continual and ongoing. The company is CITB registered and is a member of the Scottish Plant Owners Association and the Federation of Master Builders. The Doosan excavators are part of the rental fleet managed by the Garriock Bros. depot in Inverness (Muir of Ord) which was opened in January 2015 and is managed by Brian Buchan. The Inverness depot provides plant hire, sales and servicing and repair and currently supplies tracked and wheeled excavators, dumpers, compactors, wheel loaders and jaw and cone crushers. Brian Buchan commented: “With our Inverness site being at the heart of the Scottish Highlands, we are in the perfect location to support clients in and around the Inverness area and North East of Scotland. The Doosan DX340LC-5 excavator is on hire to Breedon Group’s Boyne Bay Quarry in Banff. The DX225SLR-3 long reach excavator has been used on a range of applications including wind farms and piling work. The feedback from operators has been excellent on both machines citing the comfort of the cabs to the smoothness, stability and power the machines offer. This has been backed up by the great service offered by Balgownie.” Providing significantly improved performance compared to the previous ‘LC-3’ Stage IIIB model, the operating weight of the 36 tonne DX340LC-5 excavator has increased by 1300 kg, resulting in increases lifting capacities of 1% and 5% over the front and side. The DX340LC-5 is powered by the Scania DC9 5-cylinder diesel engine, with an output of 237 kW of power at 1800 rpm, providing a 13% increase in engine power and a 4% boost in torque over the LC-3 model. The engine meets Stage IV emission regulations without the need of a diesel particulate filter (DPF), through the use of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and selective catalyst reduction (SCR) after-treatment technologies. As well as the Scania engine, new innovative and exclusive features have been introduced that lead to significant reductions in fuel consumption amounting to an average of 6% compared to the Stage IIIB machine.

SUPER LONG REACH With its super long reach capability, the DX225SLR-3 is an all-round machine, ideally suited for jobs such as excavating lakes, cleaning of settling banks, drainage work, digging in sand and gravel pits, slope forming or other long reach work. With an operating weight of 23.9 tonne, the DX225SLR-3 is powered by the Doosan DL06K diesel engine providing 124 kW of power at 1800 RPM. The DX225SLR-3 has a bucket digging force of 149.0 kN and an arm digging force of 58.8 kN. The maximum digging reach (Std Front) is 15.38 m, maximum digging depth (Std Front) is 11.65 m and the maximum digging height (Std Front) is 13.08 m. As well as the full range of Doosan crawler and wheeled excavator models, Balgownie is responsible for sales and servicing of the Doosan wheel loader and articulated dump truck ranges in Aberdeenshire, Morayshire, Angus and for much of the Highlands and parts of Perthshire and Kinross-shire. The company is also the Authorised Bobcat dealer for the same area. Balgownie Ltd started trading as an engineering company in 1907 in sheet metal work and tank manufacturing, supplying to shipyards, farmers and the food industry before diversifying into the manufacture and supply of dairy equipment. Today, Balgownie is one of the leading specialists in Construction, Tractor, Trailer, Agriculture and Groundcare Machinery sales in Scotland. For more information about Doosan construction equipment, visit www.doosanequipment.eu For more information about Bobcat and Bobcat products, visit the website www.bobcat.com Bulk Solids Today

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DEALS DELIVERED AT TANK STORAGE GERMANY 2016 Tank Storage Germany 2016, the leading event for the German tank storage industry, closed its doors to its most successful show yet with high quality buyers conducting business on the show floor with an array of leading suppliers from Germany and beyond.

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he conference and exhibition, which took place at The Hamburg Messe on 16 & 17 November, reported a record number of senior level tank storage professionals in attendance. These included terminal

managers, CEOs, managing directors, senior engineers and investors from BP GmbH, Shell Deutschland, Vopak, Varo Energy, TanQuid, Oiltanking, Inter Terminals, Hamburg Port Authority, TankPort B.V. and many more oil majors and terminals from across the region, resulting in more deals being done on the show floor than ever before. Exhibitor Joachim Toffolo, Market Sales Manager at Auma Riester GmbH, commented: “It’s quality that really makes the difference and we had a lot of senior level contacts to our stand.” Claus Polens, Head of OpenTAS Consulting at Implico Group, agreed: “Tank Storage Germany 2016 was again a very successful get-together of the tank terminal industry in Germany and beyond. For us at Implico this event is another good opportunity to meet face to face with our customers and partner companies here in our hometown of Hamburg. It is always a great chance to get new inspiring ideas for our terminal automation software.” Many of the suppliers exhibiting at the show used the event to launch new products to the German bulk liquid storage sector. This undoubtedly played an important part in attracting the many senior decision-makers and buyers to the show. Alec Keeler, Managing Director at Loadtec commented, “We brought solutions that the German market needs and those fortunate to attend recognized that and showed their appreciation.” Visitor to the show, Kevin Alex, Procurement Manager at Shell Deutschland Oil GMBH commented, “I regularly visit Tank Storage Germany, I think it’s a great fit for the oil & gas industry with a wide range of known suppliers and a great opportunity to meet new ones.” Harald Junghans, Project Manager at Stadler Schaaf, agreed, “Tank Storage Germany is very industry focused. We attended the show to find new products and contacts and found we were able to have much better discussions face to face than over the phone.” In addition to an exhibition floor full of innovation, the Tank Storage Germany conference provided visitors with hours of educational and highly-practical content, from a series of world class names, which included JP Morgan, Deloitte, Vopak Terminal Hamburg, TanQuid and McKinsey & Company. These expert sessions covered everything from the latest global and local issues through to industry developments, and trends affecting the German bulk liquid storage sector. 48

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Delegate, Christian FORTHCOMING TANK Ulte, Market Research at the Port of Hamburg, STORAGE EVENTS commented on the success StocExpo Europe 2017 of the educational sessions: 28-30 March 2017 “The Tank Storage Ahoy, Rotterdam Germany conference programme covered StocExpo Middle East Africa 2017 an interesting and wide 26 & 27 April 2017 range of topics, which Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE were very helpful to us and our business.” StocExpo China Nick Powell, Event November 2017 Director of the Easyfairs’ Shanghai World Expo, China StocExpo and Tank Storage Events Portfolio, concludes: Tank Storage Asia 2017 “The feedback from our 27 & 28 September 2017 visitors and suppliers has Marina Bay Sands, Singapore been phenomenal. With more deals happening live Tank Storage Germany 2017 on the show floor than ever 29 & 30 November 2017 before, it is no wonder that Hamburg Messe, Hamburg everyone is happy. The level of quality visitor we attracted created a fantastic buzz around the show, which we are obviously thrilled about. “However, most importantly those visitors told us that they got a huge amount from our event too, which was reflected by a 97% satisfaction rate. They met, networked with and learned from top quality suppliers and tank storage leaders, who they might otherwise struggle to meet. They also commented that more exhibitors than ever before appeared to be using the show to launch new products, underscoring how important it has become. In essence, Tank Storage Germany worked for the whole tank storage industry in the region and we’re absolutely committed to ensuring that the 2017 event builds on this success.” The next edition of Tank Storage Germany takes place on 29 & 30 November 2017 at the Hamburg Messe, to find out more please visit www.tankstoragegermany.com


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EA-Invest, one of the world’s largest terminal operators with expertise spanning a multitude of port related activities in 25 ports over 2 continents, have placed an order for an Eco Hopper from SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd., UK, destined for operation in the Ivory Coast. This Eco Hopper is designed to receive dry bulk materials such as cement clinker, limestone, gypsum and slag from a mobile harbour crane. The Eco Hopper will discharge onto a high-level quayside conveyor at a rate of 1,200 tph or via a dedicated outlet direct to trucks at 700 tph. SAMSON Eco Hoppers provide an environmentally respectful import solution for dry bulk materials. With a variety of dust reduction and containment measures operators will reduce material wastage and limit fugitive dust. Robustly designed to withstand cross winds and grab impact damage, the Eco Hopper is reliable in busy ports and terminals. SEA-Invest chose the SAMSON Eco Hopper for its flexibility. In addition to being able to handle a variety of different materials, the equipment can be configured at a later stage to suit evolving port operations. Port operators need to make sure that logistics costs are compatible with the market price of the materials being transported and that their equipment can respond to changes in market conditions. Mr Sébastien Ghesquiere, Director of SEA-Tech, the SEA-Invest Engineering subsidiary, confirms that “in a competitive market we need to ensure our service offering is reliable and value

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