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Patented Conveyor Belt Cleaner Designed to Reduce Total Ownership Cost

A significant investment in tooling and product engineering by a global leader in bulk material handling technology has produced a patented conveyor belt cleaner that is projected to reduce the cost of ownership by cleaning better and lasting longer.  A lower purchase price was also one of the primary goals in designing the Martin® QB1 Cleaner HD, achieved by adopting state-of-the-art roll forming equipment as part of Martin Engineering’s manufacturing capabilities.  The move is part of an overall plan to deliver high-performance components at industry-best prices.

“Rather than fabricating the main frame from individual steel profiles welded together,

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Bulk Container Dumper Design Reduces Changeover Times and Improves Product Safety

Process-specific Chassis Enables Stable, 16-foot Lift and Unload Cycles of 2,500-pound Loads

HOLLAND, Michigan (January 10, 2017) – National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE). This bulk container dumper is designed specifically for processing applications handling non-free flowing, high bulk density materials. Process-specific features of this bulk container dumper include specially milled 304-2b stainless steel sheet that has a greatly reduced coefficient of friction relative to typical flat sheet, for improved material release during infeed, and faster, more thorough cleaning during changeovers. Additional design features that speed changeovers and improve product safety include: the elimination of internal angles that could harbor contaminants;

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Direct Mass Flow Meter Enhancements

Direct Mass Flow Meter Enhances Close Ratio Control Of Natural Gas and Air Feeds In Combined Cycle Gas Turbines

Engineers at combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) electric power generation plants will find the ST100 Air/Gas Thermal Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) features a fast- response direct mass flow sensor for the close ratio control of natural gas and air feeds to support turbine safety and improve efficiency.

Combined cycle power plants operate with both natural gas and steam turbines to produce up to 50 percent more electricity from the same fuel as traditional fossil fuel power plants.

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Emerson releases major updates to seismic reservoir modeling and simulation software

RMS 10 brings enhancements to seismic interpretation, structural and property modeling, reservoir engineering and automation for improved reservoir management, increased productivity and reliable production forecasting.

STAVANGER, NORWAY (December 8, 2016) — Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the latest version of its reservoir characterization and modeling software. Through a host of new features and greater workflow integration to support the Big Loop™ solution, Roxar RMS™ 10 provides improvements to the seismic to simulation workflow; new decision-support tools for improved reservoir management; and increased user performance and productivity.

“RMS 10 is all about accelerating field development and ensuring operators’ access to the best possible information for those crucial decisions on where to drill and what production strategies to adopt,” said Kjetil Fagervik,

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New vortex flow meter from Emerson improves reliability for utility applications

Rosemount® 8600 vortex flow meter reduces installation and maintenance costs with no moving parts

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA (December 6, 2016) – Emerson Automation Solutions expands its vortex flow meter portfolio with the addition of the Rosemount® 8600 Utility Vortex Flow Meter, designed specifically for utility applications. Its application-specific design reduces installation costs, provides accurate and reliable flow measurement, and extends vortex technology into a wider range of applications.

The Rosemount 8600 Utility Vortex delivers the benefits of vortex technology by minimizing potential leak points and eliminating impulse lines – improving reliability and reducing installed cost. With no moving parts to repair or maintain,

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Beamex Releases New PGC Hand Pump

The new PGC hand pump from Beamex is a pneumatic pressure and vacuum generator capable of easily generating -0.95 to 35 bar, conveniently switchable between vacuum and pressure by using the in-built pressure / vacuum selector and capable of very fine pressure adjustment using a fine adjustment valve. The hand operated scissor action of the pump with adjustable stroke length setting allows the generation of pressures up to 35bar with ease.

The PGC hand pump is supplied as standard with the normal Beamex low pressure fitting, a G 1/8” female with a 60° male internal conical adaptor.

To complement the new PGC hand pump there is also an all-new 40 bar T Hose set with fittings that match the PGC hand pump and Beamex pressure modules in the same way that the current 20 bar T hose set does.

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Sanitary High-Lift Box/Container Tipper

A new sanitary TIP-TITE ® High-Lift Box/Container Tipper from Flexicon discharges dust-free into vessels 1830 to 3050 mm above the plant floor.

Boxes and other containers are loaded at floor level and hydraulically seated against a discharge hood. The assembly is then hydraulically elevated and tipped, causing the discharge hood spout to seat against a gasketed receiving ring installed on any receiving vessel or process equipment. Opening of a pneumatically actuated slide gate valve at the spout outlet allows controlled, dust-free discharge, while closing it allows partially empty boxes and containers to be returned to the plant floor.

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Eriez Xtreme® Metal Detector

All new from the ground up, Eriez’ new Xtreme Metal Detector sets the standard for “best in class” performance and offers the greatest dollar-for- dollar value of any detector on the market. This feature-rich, multi-frequency unit is designed to achieve the highest levels of sensitivity to detect small ferrous and non-ferrous metal contaminants in sanitary and non-sanitary environments.

The art of metal detection strikes a balance between absolute detection of all metal contaminants and elimination of false signals that slow down production. The Xtreme Metal Detector pushes that detection/ productivity curve with the ability to detect 0.2mm spheres.

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Portable Sanitary Open-Chute Drum Tipper

WACOL, QLD, AUS –  A 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,

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Sturtevant Acquires FCM Mill Systems

Sturtevant Acquires FCM Mill Systems to Expand its Air Classification Line for Pharmaceutical, Food, Dairy Powder, Mineral, and Chemical Applications

HANOVER, MA – Sturtevant Inc. announced today that it has acquired the assets of FCM Mill Systems LLC, a privately held powder processing systems company based in Lombard, Illinois. FCM Mill Systems specializes in manufacturing air classifier mills for the milling of pharmaceuticals, nutritional additives, food ingredients, dairy powders, minerals, and chemicals.

“I am excited about increasing our product offerings with the FCM Mill and working with Tomas Johansson, the inventor of the FCM Mill, to grow his reputation for manufacturing outstanding equipment and service,” said W.

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