Conveying & Transportation

Fig. 1: The high angle conveyor offers the link to optimization of any IPCC system, yet that industry continues to struggle with the use of conventional conveyors and haul trucks to achieve the high angle function (DSI Snake Sandwich Conveyor for Continental CN at Red Chris Project, British Columbia, Canada).
Belt Conveyor Technology
Installations and recent studies have demonstrated the technical and economical advantages of high angle conveying for optimization of any IPCC system, yet that industry continues to struggle with the use of conventional... more

Storage & Handling

The MAP application consists of the replacement of air with a single gas, like nitrogen or a mixture of gases, during the entire filling process, not only in the package itself.
Packaging Machinery
Concetti has introduced Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), to their fully automatic bagging systems, but in an interesting and innovative way. This is designed to help dry pet food and animal feed producers offer the best... more

Processing

Powder Milling
UK-based International Innovative Milling Technologies Ltd (IIT) has developed new low energy milling technology for a wide range of powder processing applications.

Measurement & Automation

Due to its high power density the Voith TurboBelt 500 TPXL fluid coupling requires only half the volume of conventional couplings.
Fluid Coupling
Voith recently unveiled its new TurboBelt 500 TPXL fluid coupling at MINExpo in Las Vegas, USA. The fill-controlled coupling is the first model in the new TPXL family, which combines the advantages of the proven hydrodynamic... more

Safety & Environment

An explosion in a wood processing plant may endanger human lifes and the environment as well as the survival of the plant.
Innovative Explosion Protection for Wood-processing Plants
Since the re-discovery of regenerative energy sources wood processing has seen a considerable growth due to the demand of easy to handle fuel. In view of the ignitability and explosibility of the developing wood dust provisions... more

Management

The Collecting Machine,  a large robotic vehicle, will collect the cut material (sand, gravel, silt) by drawing it in as seawater slurry with internal pumps and pushing it through a flexible pipe to the Riser and Lifting System.
Deep Sea Mining
Nautilus Minerals Inc. announced that the Company’s Seafloor Production Tools have arrived in Papua New Guinea, and will shortly commence submerged trials. The Seafloor Production Tools – the Auxiliary Cutter, the Bulk Cutter and... more

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