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Single Drive Controls Multiple Accumulation Zones

January 17, 2011 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

TKF presents its zoned accumulation conveyor with roll-to-roll chain-driven live rollers, which are designed to handle medium to heavy-duty loads.

Portable RFID Reader with Database Support

January 14, 2011 2:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tharo Systems Inc.'s UHF Generation 2 RFID reader allows you to save RFID data in an Access compatible MDB database.

Compliant, Heavy-Duty Tote Dumper

January 14, 2011 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.’s sanitary tote dumper supports process practice protocols where 3-A Accepted Practices or other cGMPs are necessary.


Efficiently Batch & Blend Powdered & Granular Foods

January 13, 2011 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cyclonaire Corp. combines automatic batching, blending, loading and conveying functions in its CB Series blend conveyor system.

Quality Assurance In-Line Sifters

January 11, 2011 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Great Western Manufacturing's in-line sifters use a gyratory motion that is gentle and accurate, and adapt to a wide range of products, capacities, number of separations and screen sizes.

More Miniature MISUMI Conveyors

January 10, 2011 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

MISUMI USA recently added 2 new miniature conveyors to its family — the CVSMA flat-belt single-track 70-mm mini conveyor and the CVSPA dual-track 57-mm mini conveyor.

Forklift Substitute for Tight Spaces

January 7, 2011 12:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A&H Engineering's Shop Lift™ has a maximum payload of 600 lb., small footprint and turning circle of 67”.

Modular Suction Cup

December 27, 2010 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Piab’s new piGRIP™ suction cup allows customers to choose the ideal combination of lip and bellow so products can be handled faster.


Thieves Cause Deadly Pipeline Blast in Mexico

December 22, 2010 8:23 am | by AssociatedPress | Videos | Comments

A pipeline exploded in central Mexico early Sunday as thieves were trying to steal oil, killing at least 27 people and sending rivers of flaming crude through city streets. (Dec. 19)

Deadly pipeline explosion in Mexico

December 22, 2010 8:23 am | by ReutersVideo | Videos | Comments

An oil pipeline in central Mexico exploded on Sunday, creating what one official described as a "river of fire" and killing at least 22 people. Jon Decker reports.

Vertical Mixer with Total Emptying

December 21, 2010 9:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amixon GmbH's vertical mixers use an agitator helix to significantly increasing the emptying rate.

Label Printer Works Without a PC

December 17, 2010 11:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tharo Systems, Inc.’s H series stand alone label printing station can be remotely operated and performs many software functions using a keyboard with no computer attached.  The thermal thermal transfer label printer Can download label formats, graphics and databases to

All Sanitary Valve Diaphragms Are Not Equal

December 17, 2010 11:36 am | by LUKE SIMPSON, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

It is not uncommon for companies to spend three months making a batch of drugs worth $30 million only to have a faulty diaphragm threaten batch contamination and force the line to shut down.


Overhead Monorail, Power & Free Conveyors

December 17, 2010 10:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

TKF Inc. offers overhead monorail, power and free conveyor systems, which in many cases, are ideal for small manufacturing plants, as well as large facilities.

Shipping Labels for Dangerous Goods

December 16, 2010 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The use of a “Y” marking for shipping limited quantities of dangerous goods by air will become mandatory on January 1st, 2011.

Increase Pump Performance with PTFE Diaphragms

December 14, 2010 9:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wilden® recently made full-stroke PTFE (Teflon®) diaphragms available for use on all of its standard-setting air-operated double-diaphragm pumps.

High-Performance Butterfly Valves

December 13, 2010 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Assured Automation presents its HP Series butterfly valves with an advanced seat design that provides bi-directional interference, as well as a pressure-assisted seal.

Magnetic Rods Extend Filter Bag Life

December 10, 2010 12:28 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cleanable magnetic rods from Keller Products, Inc. greatly extend the life of filter bags when filtering iron or steel particles.

Document Delivery for EU REACH Compliance

December 9, 2010 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Reach Delivery service guarantees the secure delivery and receipt of Safety Data Sheets when shipping chemical substances to European customers.

Get your Fill in a Timely Manner

November 29, 2010 9:38 am | Articles | Comments

A 20,000-pound/hour fill rate demands a fully automated bulk bag filling system—no less.

Inept Dust Collection & Blindness

November 24, 2010 9:22 am | by Luanne Huneycutt, American Fabric Filter Co. | Articles | Comments

To prevent blinding in dust collection systems, consider filter type, filter size and  selection of the filter media used.

Recalling the Recalls of 2010

November 23, 2010 7:39 am | Articles | Comments

Digest these prevention strategies gleaned from 2010’s pharmaceutical and food processing recalls.

Conveyor System Confines Dust

November 22, 2010 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hapman’s MiniVac™ pneumatic system uses an internal filter to confine dust during conveying operations.

Chemical Fumes Force Evacuations in VA

November 17, 2010 6:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

About two dozen homes have been evacuated and two firefighters taken to the hospital after toxic fumes were released from a chemical spill on a highway.

Open-Top Tanks

November 17, 2010 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Assmann Corporation of America offers open-top tanks molded from a choice of virgin high density cross-link or NSF/ANSI 61 certified linear polyethylene.

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