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Materials & parts handling.

Dryers, feeders, blenders, loaders, metal detectors, level sensors, mechanical and pneumatic conveyors, silos, bins, pumps, filters, valves, box fillers, bag dumpers, and materials-handling control systems constitute one of the biggest categories of products on display at NPE. Lower cost, higher efficiency, energy savings, and higher accuracy in metering/feeding are common themes. In addition to familiar domestic suppliers, there is a wider-than-ever range of international equipment sources to meet at the show.

Conveying systems & controls

If you're thinking of installing or upgrading a pneumatic conveying system, a host of new and improved components from silos to hopper loaders will be introduced by firms such as AEC, K-Tron, Lorenz, Meyer, Mould-tek, Pelletron, Premier Pneumatics, Process Control, Progressive Products, Salina Vortex, Silos y Camiones, Sterling, Universal Dynamics, and Wittmann. You'll find everything from more wear-resistant tubing elbows to self-cleaning slide gates to quieter vacuum pumps.

And if you're looking for a way to control and monitor your plant from a single PC station, new-generation systems will be unveiled by AEC, Conair, Motan, Mould-tek, and Universal Dynamics. Mould-tek's new Excel system boasts the unusual capability to "learn" the optimum load times.

For new products in mechanical conveyors for materials and parts, step by Bunting Magnetics, Dynamic Conveyor, and HFA.

Dryers of every kind

More vendors are offering a choice of different drying technologies for different needs and budgets. They'll all be there at NPE: hot air, desiccant, vacuum, and compressed air with or without absorbent membrane. Some come with integrated blending and/or conveying systems. The latest models boast improved energy efficiency, compactness, and easy cleanout.

Whether you're looking for larger sizes or diminutive units for micromolding, you'll find new dryers and drying controls from Cactus, Comet, Conair, Dri-Air, Fasti, Matsui, Motan, Novatec, Sterling, Wittmann, and Thoreson-McCosh. Novatec, in particular, is adding its first wheel-type desiccant dryers, vacuum dryers, and infrared PET dryer/crystallizers.

Feeders, blenders by the dozen

In volumetric and gravimetric feeders and blenders, the main goals of recent product developments have been improved accuracy and faster changeovers. New products range from additive feeders for less than 1 lb/hr (from CRG Logics) to gravimetric blenders for 10,000 lb/hr (Maguire Products).

Other new feeding/blending hardware and controls will be shown by AccuRate, Acrison, AEC, Autoload, Colortronic, Comet Automation, Conair, Foremost, K-Tron, Meyer, Motan, Plast-Control (introducing its first line), Plastore, Premier Pneumatics, Process Control, Sterling, and TSM Control.

For more specialized needs, there are new metal detectors/separators from Bunting Magnetics and Eriez Magnetics, as well as new level sensors from ASI Instruments. Industrial Magnetics is also showing metal separators, and level sensors are displayed by Bindicator, Binmaster, HCS, ifm efector, Kistler-Morse, and Monitor Technologies.

International vendors

Each NPE attracts more suppliers from outside the U.S. to provide domestic processors with a wider range of choices. This year's materials- and parts-handling exhibits include Aircomex and Silos y Camiones of Mexico; Ariostea, Doteco, Gima, and Zecchetti of Italy; Bry-Air Asia and Dynamic Engineers from India; Eisbaer of Austria; Axium, HCS, Industrial Metal Fabricators, and Orientec from Canada; Kongskilde from Denmark; Liad of Israel; Ming Lee of Hong Kong; Ningbo Fangli, Ningbo Huare, and Yann Bang from China; Shini from Taiwan, TSM from Ireland, and Zeppelin from Germany.

Exhibitor Listings

Includes raw-materials conveying, metering, feeding, blending, loading, and bulk storage, as well as finished-parts handling and packing. New developments appear in boldface type.

ACCURATE/SCHENCK ACCURATE

Booth 9813

Introducing CP-3 industrial PC controller (Windows XP) with 15-in. LCD touchscreen and Compact Flash memory in place of a less-reliable hard disk. Will run newest version of DG-2000 Group Manager control software with added graphics, recipe management, and trending. Demonstrating SolidsFlow Model 7000 vibrating fibrous material feeder for chopped glass or other fibers. Also showing Mechatron volumetric and gravimetric screw feeders, DEA weigh feeders Tuf-Flex volumetric feeders with flexible-hopper agitation, and SacMaster bulk-bag discharger.

ACRISON, INC.

Booth 1191

Introducing new generation of weigh-feeder controls. Also showing new compact 407 Series loss-in-weight feeders and additional models of 270 Series weigh-feeder modules with "in-line" vertical configuration.

ADDMIX

See DMS.

AEC, INC.

Booth 1802

Introducing AFC-S Series central vacuum safety filter to protect vacuum pumps from damage by fines and dust and improved APD and APC Series vacuum pumps, which are now quieter, more efficient, and ultra-compact. Also introducing A3 software package to control up to 1000 BD Series batch weigh blenders and 1000 resins, silos, or bins. Also new is Allen-Bradley controller with color touchscreen, animated graphics, and exclusive error-checking software for OL Series continuous loss-in-weight blenders. Showing recently introduced 24/128 VacTrac conveying controller for up to 24 vacuum pumps, 128 loading stations, and 128 purge valves.

AIR-TRAN CO., INC.

Booth 6118

Supplies air-conveying systems for molded parts.

AIRCOMEX, S.A. DE C.V.

Booth 10750

Mexican firm supplies components and complete systems for bulk handling of pellets.

ALL-CON WORLD SYSTEMS, INC.

Booth 10501

Systems integrator and manufacturer of automated bulk materials-handling systems.

ARIOSTEA SPA

Booth 4375

Italian manufacturer of steel and aluminum silos, mechanical and pneumatic proportioning units, mechanical and pneumatic conveying systems, weigh scales, and PC/PLC control systems for materials handling. Highlighting systems for making wood/plastic compounds.

ASI INSTRUMENTS

Booth 242

Introducing WaveTrack 5200 guided-wave radar level sensor that's unaffected by dust or product flow.

AUTOLOAD (Exhibiting with Universal Dynamics)

Booth 2249

Introducing two low-cost, augerless additive feeders: model OS-1 volumetric unit and OS-B loss-in-weight feeder. Also showing various Autoload minimum-inventory, glass-tube loaders and Autodry hot-air dryers.

AXIUM INC.

Booths 9249, 9252 (Exhibiting with Candian Plastics Industry Association)

Canadian firm applies articulated-arm robots to case and tray packing and palletizing.

AZO INC.

Booth 8343

Supplies automatic handling systems for storage, discharge, screening, conveying, dosing, and weighing of bulk materials and ingredients.

BINDICATOR

Booth 6310

Supplies a range of level sensors for bulk solid and liquid materials, as well as aerator pads.

BINMASTER LEVEL CONTROLS

Booth 5796

Supplies a range of level sensors for bulk solid and liquid materials, as well as sensors for solids flow detection and dust detection.

BRABENDER TECHNOLOGIE INC.

Booth 5918

Supplies a wide range of volumetric and gravimetric feeders, bin activators, bag and container dischargers, and flow meters.

BRICOR PRODUCTS, INC.

Booth 4987

Distributes K-Tron Colormax feeders and hopper loaders.

BRY-AIR (ASIA) PVT. LTD.

Booth 4799

Indian firm supplies hot-air and dehumidifying dryers, hopper loaders, mini-central conveying systems, volumetric feeders, and gravimetric blenders.

BUNTING MAGNETICS CO.

Booth 4609

Introducing Machine-Mounted Separator (MMS), an electronic metal detector that senses and rejects all types of metal particles as small as 0.5 mm. Also introducing Neo FF Series drawer magnet with high-strength neodymium magnets that can catch ferrous particles so small they are "invisible." Also showing new low-profile metal detectors for low headroom and grinder feeder conveyors with integrated metal detection, including heavy-duty models for use with shredders. New Move-It conveyors in standard and custom sizes come in under-the-press and inclined versions and paddle-wheel parts separators.

CABLEVEY

Booth 6098

Supplies mechanical conveying system consisting of an endless cable with attached discs that pulls particulate materials through a tube.

CACTUS MACHINERY. LLC

Booth 6115

Showing its line of hot-air Superdryers, said to dry material in only 30 min. Newest model, Cactus 25, is designed for especially fast cleanout and material changes.

CANAM MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS INC.

Booths 9249, 9252

Supplies hot-air Speedryers said to dry resin in only 30 min, as well as Autohopper compressed-air hopper loaders.

CARTER DAY INTERNATIONAL (Exhibiting in the Rubber/TPE Pavilion)

Booth 5139

Supplies a stainless-steel Scalperator for removing agglomerates, streamers, and fines from pellets in a single pass.

CBW AUTOMATION

Booth 2538

Showing L-790 lid-stacking system with stack accumulation, suitable for high-cavitation molds.

COLORMAX, LTD.

See K-Tron International.

COLORTRONIC NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Booth 5026

Introducing C-Flex M flexible-wall feeder for powders, pellets, regrind, fibers, and flakes.

COLOURMATE INC.

Booth 10405

Supplies ColourMate auger-type color/additive feeders, RG-500 regrind feeder, and FL-110 filterless vacuum loader.

COLUMBIAN TECTANK

Booth 3042

Supplies bolted and welded silos in epoxy-coated carbon steel and stainless steel.

COMET AUTOMATION SYSTEMS, INC.

Booth 3051

Introducing the Color Xpert, said to be the first all-stainless color-concentrate feeder, providing faster cleanout. Also showing newly redesigned FCD honeycomb desiccant dryer with smaller footprint. Bringing out redesigned GraviMix blender based on Grado Series from Doteco in Italy. Comes in 14 models for 2 to 6 ingredients in throughputs of 330 to 2200 lb/hr.

CONAIR

Booth 2649

Introducing gravimetric additive feeder with unique dispensing technology for very high accuracy; SlimLine compressed-air dryers (15 and 25 lb/hr); new material-usage reporting software for TrueBlend gravimetric blenders; improved Drying Monitor II, now integrated into DC-2 dryer controls, reads temperature profile within drying hopper to prevent under- or overdrying; IL-64 color-touchscreen material-handling control for up to 64 loaders. Also showing conveying systems with Access loaders, vacuum pumps, dust collectors, and other components.

COPERION CORP.

Booth 5521

Coperion Waeschle supplies bulk materials-handling systems and components such as rotary, gate, and diverter valves.

CRG LOGICS, INC.

Booth 6165

Introducing gravimetric, vibratory additive feeder for as little as 0.25 lb/hr. Comes as stand-alone starve feeder with PLC controls or integrated with CRG Logics' Weigh Hopper.

DALMEC, INC.

Booth 3140

Italian supplier of robotic handling systems for heavy parts, drums, and other objects.

DMS

Booth 10546

Showing Addmix (U.K.) swirl-effect dosing system for injection machines. Adds different colorants to the machine barrel in a preset time sequence.

DOTECO S.R.L.

Booth 5091

Italian maker of gravimetric and volumetric feeders for extrusion will also show Blendo three-ingredient continuous gravimetric blender.

DRI-AIR INDUSTRIES, INC.

Booth 5561

Introducing PDIII three-component drying, blending, conveying system in a space-saving, one-frame design.

DYCO INC.

Booth 7925

Supplies turnkey container-handling systems, including packing, palletizing, depalletizing, debagging, conveying, and robotic handling.

DYNAMIC CONVEYOR CORP.

Booth 985

Demonstrating new Heavy Duty Workzone module for conveyors that cannot be moved out of the way during press maintenance. It can support two technicians and their tools. Also showing new Ergonomic Tilt conveyor, whose 15[degrees] angle eases repetitive motions; split-belt conveyor, which exposes the bottoms of parts for barcode reading, printing, or label inspection; overhead fan module for cooling parts on a conveyor; adjustable side rails to divert, segregate, funnel, or stabilize products on a conveyor; sidewall brushes for small-parts containment; below-the-belt motor mount for cramped locations; lateral-transfer conveyor for 90[degrees] transfer in a limited space; and continuous box-filling conveyor, which can transfer a full box while starting to fill the next one.

DYNAMIC ENGINEERS (INDIA)

Booths 7825, 7831

Supplies hopper dryers.

ECONOLOAD

See Economizer USA.

ECONOMIZER USA

Booth 3028

Showing EL Series economical hopper loaders with filter blowback standard on most models. Capacities to 325 lb/hr.

EISBAER TROCKENTIECHNIK GMBH (Exhibiting with Austrian Trade Commission)

Booth 9946

Introducing GDS PET dryer with ceramic honeycomb dessicant wheel and capacity to 990 lb/hr. Lower regeneration temperature saves energy.

ERIEZ MAGNETICS

Booth 1396

Showing metal detectors and metal separators, including recently introduced E-Z Tec 9100 free-fall metal separator.

FASTI USA, INC.

Booth 5587

Introducing G Series compressed-air dryers for micromolding and larger hoppers for standard compressed-air dryers.

FLEXICON

Booth 4126

Supplies flexible screw conveyors, pneumatic conveyors, bulk-bag dischargers, drum dumpers, bag-dump stations, and weigh-batching systems.

FOREMOST MACHINE BUILDERS

Booth 5054

Introducing FDP-VII-AT weigh-blender controller. Also showing SEP-GA-4 metal separator and VF Series vacuum loader.

GARDNER DENVER BLOWER DIV.

Booth 4319

Formerly Rietschle Thomas Hanover, Inc. Supplies blowers, vacuum pumps, and central vacuum systems.

GIMA S.P.A.

Booth 4394

Italian firm's Molding Automation Div. provides systems for assembling plastic parts immediately after injection molding.

HAMILTON AVTEK INC.

Booth 3234

Introducing hoppers to feed HDPE powder for pipe extrusion.

HAMMERTEK CORP.

Booth 10413

Supplies Smart Elbow for pneumatic conveying, which is said to reduce wear and generation of fines and streamers.

HCS (HEATERS CONTROLS & SENSORS)

Booth 8445

Canadian firm supplies ultrasonic level sensors.

HFA (HARVARD FACTORY AUTOMATION)

Booth 962

New products include lightweight rotary box-fill system, improved over-under and parallel box-fill systems with new electric lift and transfer, redesigned rotary worktable with direct center drive, inclined "Z" conveyor with improved plastic link belt, and portable scales with wheeled base.

HK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Exhibiting with Cleveland Vibrator)

Booth 4985

Vibratory screeners for dry solids particle-size classification can use ultrasonics to avoid screen blinding in powder applications.

IFM EFECTOR, INC.

Booth 4258

Showing capacitive level sensors and sensors for monitoring vacuum levels.

INDUSTRIAL MAGNETICS, INC.

Booth 4536

Supplies metal detectors and magnet separators.

INDUSTRIAL METAL FABRICATORS (CHATHAM) LTD.

Booth 9461

Uses equipment from Kongskilde to engineer and assemble pneumatic conveying systems for EPS, film edge trim, virgin materials, and regrind.

INOEX LLC

Booth 10301

Showing "igs" (intelligent gravimetric system) D6 multi-component dosing station to feed liquid silane and peroxide directly into an extruder for PEX pipe.

KREYENBORG INDUSTRIES

Booth 4668

Showing new IRD infrared dryer for PET with shorter residence time, lower power usage.

KISTLER-MORSE

Booth 6310

Supplies load cells, weight indicators, weighing systems, and ultrasonic level-measuring systems.

KONGSKILDE INDUSTRIES INC.

Booth 5071

Supplies equipment for pneumatic conveying, railcar unloading, parts conveying, and edge-trim removal.

K-TRON

Booth 1158

Showing new models BSP-135 and BSP-150P of Bulk Solids Pump feeders. Also showing new KCM feeder controls and introducing K-Vision, a multi-feeder/single-line operator interface for the KCM. Also demonstrating newly expanded PCS pneumatic conveying line (formerly Hurricane); PCS batch weigh receiver; newly enhanced KT12 micro feeder (for as little as 20 g/hr); and Quick Change feeder with Shear hopper. For molding, will show Smart Weigh Belt feeder, Multi Weigh gravimetric blender, Multi Flow volumetric blender, Posimax additive feeder, Colormax Micro Feeder Bll0, and Pulsomax sight-glass loaders.

KURIYAMA OF AMERICA, INC.

Booth 10229

Supplies reinforced and unreinforced plastic hoses for materials conveying. Newest product is Kuri Tec Plus wire-reinforced clear PVC hose.

LAIDIG SYSTEMS INC.

Booth 10147

Supplies bulk-storage systems, including silos and silo-emptying devices.

LAROS EQUIPMENT CO., INC.

Booth 1327

Manufactures parts-handling conveyors, parts/runner separators, carton indexers, grinder feed conveyors with optional metal detection/separating and water-bath or ambient/chilled-air parts cooling.

LIAD WEIGHING & CONTROL (Exhibiting with Fasti USA)

Booth 5587

Israeli firm makes ColorSave 1000 color concentrate weigh feeder.

LORENZ

Booth 9446

Introducing Maintenance Gate for shutting off a silo or bin; Angel Hair Trap with drawer and removable screen; and Probe Box for mounting under a silo to allow direct routing of up to four conveying lines. Also showing new two-, three-, and four-way diverter valves for pneumatic conveying, plus a variety of other valves and gates.

M-TEK--DIV. OF MOULD-TEK INDUSTRIES INC.

See Mould-Tek Industries.

MAGUIRE PRODUCTS, INC.

Booth 5507

Introducing MaxiBatch HT, the "world's largest weigh blender," capable of running pellets at 10,000 lb/hr. Also showing gravimetric blenders, LPD vacuum dryers, and Clear-Vu vacuum loader.

MATSUI AMERICA, INC.

Booth 738

Introducing Plasmini PMD mini dryers in 3- to 20-lb hopper capacities.

WM. W. MEYER & SONS, INC.

Booth 10162

Introducing two new rotary airlock feeders: stainless-steel pellet valve that avoids shearing, and DC (dust collection) Series. Also introducing Screwveyor Pump to feed dry material into a dilute-phase pneumatic-conveying line. Also showing HDX Series heavy-duty, drop-through airlocks.

MING LEE INDUSTRIAL (HK) LTD.

Booth 8347

Hong Kong firm produces dehumidifying dryers, stainless-steel hoppers, color feeder/blender, and central materials conveying systems.

MINNESOTA AUTOMATION PRODUCTS, GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL

Booth 10717

Parts-handling equipment includes placers, denesters, collators, and restacking systems.

MOLDING AUTOMATION CONCEPTS INC.

Booth 5471

Makes a variety of conveyors, automatic box-filling systems, part diverters, part/runner separators, rotary index tables, rotary work tables, inspection tables, guide skirts, side curtains, gaylord/drum covers, and mobile/stackable resin bins.

MONITOR TECHNOLOGIES LLC

Booth 4686

Offers a wide range of level sensors, solids flow sensors, and bin aerators.

MORRIS COUPLING CO.

Booth 10906

Product line includes tubing, hoses, elbows, and pipe couplings.

MOTAN, INC.

Booth 1138

Introducing Luxor 1800 and 2400, its two largest central dryers, capable of up to 4400 lb/hr. New Intelliblend technology for gravimetric blenders reportedly improves mixing accuracy tenfold. New ControlNet Materials Management Technology is an Ethernet-based control platform for integrating drying, blending, and conveying. Also showing Metro central-system and stand-alone hopper loaders.

MOTOMAN INC.

Booth 6352

Showing HP50 articulating-arm robot packing plastic bottles into cardboard trays and handling trays with a multifunction gripper.

MOULD-TEK INDUSTRIES INC.

Booth 1476

Introducing Excel control to handle vacuum loading, batch blending, and film extrusion. It has easily expandable distributed I/O architecture and "learning" capability. Also introducing Silhouette Series of self-contained vacuum loaders for up to 1100 lb/hr. Also showing HRB ("Herbie") gravimetric blender for up to 145 lb/hr.

NATIONAL BULK EQUIPMENT, INC.

Booth 5739

Supplies equipment to store, discharge, move, mix, weigh, and fill dry bulk materials.

O.A. NEWTON

Booth 3059

Provides components and systems for handling dry bulk solids like PVC, wood-fiber composites, and friction products.

NINGBO FANGLI GROUP CO., LTD.

Booth 7231

Chinese firm makes ZSJ Series vacuum loaders for powders.

NINGBO HUARE MACHINERY MFG. CO., LTD.

Booth 10320

Chinese firm supplies color blenders, dryers, hopper loaders, and heavy-duty mechanical conveyors.

NORTHERN SUPPLY CO., DIV. OF MILACRON, INC.

Booths 1702, 1715

Distributes resin bins, surge bins, box tilters, and drum dumpers.

NORWELL PLASTICS, INC.

Booth 7537

Offers Chinese-made compressed-air dryers of stainless steel, insulated for up to 400 F operation, with programmable functions, graphic display.

NOVATEC INC.

Booth 2576

Introducing cost-saving, fast-acting, non-desiccant IRD infrared rotary drum dryer/crystallizer for PET. Also introducing improved NovaDrier compressed-air membrane dryers with higher efficiency, reduced air usage, and longer-lasting air filters. Also introducing its first wheel-type desiccant dryer, and first vacuum dryer. Also showing twin-tower desiccant dryers.

OPTI TEMP INC,

Booth 8426

Supplies Optiload venture hopper loader.

OPTIMA MACHINERY CORP.

Booth 4390

Offers German-engineered packaging machinery and integrated systems for carton filling and film overwrapping.

ORIENTEC

Booths 9249 (Exhibiting with Axium)

Canadian firm supplies vibratory feeders and hoppers.

PELLETRON CORP.

Booth 4320

Showing recently introduced Pellbow, designed to reduce wear and prevent "streamer" formation in conveying-line elbows. Also showing pellet dedusters and rotary valves, diverter valves, and air-management stations for bulk materials-handling systems.

PLAST-CONTROL INC.

Booth 6364

Introducing its first line of vacuum loaders for use with its gravimetric hoppers. Showing for first time in the U.S. Pipe-Ident, a control system for materials handling that verifies that the right material is being sent to the right machine for a particular recipe.

PLASTORE, INC.

Booth 6115

Introducing Plasticolor 2000 GR gravimetric color/additive feeder. Special software compensates for vibrations on a molding machine. Also introducing Remote Feeder Control software that can control up to 60 feeders from one location. Also showing four-component Plasticolor 2000 and 3000 mixing stations, feeders, and Plastiloader hopper loader.

PLASTRAC INC.

Booth 888

Supplies disc-type additive feeders, volumetric blenders, and hopper loaders.

PREMIER PNEUMATICS, INC.

Booth 1170

Introducing low-profile Model 2420 PVC compound receiver, a vacuum receiver designed specifically for efficient air separation from fine powders and regrind, granules, or pellets. Combines cyclone primary separator and internal cartridge secondary separator. Also introducing ProBlend Zone blender for homogenizing free-flowing bulk materials within a hopper or silo. Ten flow zones provide different velocities and residence times (FIFO) to prevent segregation of dissimilar materials. Also showing Model 2410 perforated pellet receiver; Models 2415 and 2423 powder receivers, modular cartridge bin vent; Cyclone/Aerolock rotary valve group; gravimetric batch blender; MD Aerolock with flextip; HD Aerolock with adjustable, spring-loaded packing seals; and PLC/PC controller.

PRICEFITTERS, DIV. OF H-P PRODUCTS

Booth 7928

Components for pneumatic materials handling include tubing, bends, couplings, fittings, hoses, vacuum components, and accessories.

PROCESS CONTROL CORP. Booth 2926

New and recently introduced products include X-Series continuous gravimetric powder blender, Guardian gravimetric batch blender with powder feeders, X-Series continuous gravimetric blender with liquid feeder, AFV Series additive feeders, LC Series self-contained compressed-air loader, PF Series stand-alone powder feeder, and touchscreen blender control.

PROGRESSIVE PRODUCTS INC.

Booth 245

Supplies pipe elbows with abrasion-resistant ceramic backing. New Cast-Back elbow has curved ceramic backing, which provides added protection against contamination.

RENNCO INC.

Booth 4143

Showing four vertical packagers with infeed systems: Model 501-36T with CCL cup counter/loader; Model 501-36SF with Pocket Infeed conveyor and bag sealer; Model 201PP (Pouch Pack) with bucket infeed and ID Technology printer for date coding; and all-electric E-Pac with automatic belt infeed and integrated discharge conveyor.

ROMAX, INC.

Booth 4417

Distributes Movacolor additive feeders, Fabri-Dyne premixers, and Bunting Magnetics metal detectors and magnet separators.

S&S METAL DETECTORS NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Booth 944

Supplies metal detectors and separators.

SALINA VORTEX CORP.

Booth 10923

Introducing Vortex HDP self-cleaning slide gate that seals pressurized bulk-solids conveying lines.

SCHENCK ACCURATE

See AccuRate.

SCHNEIDER PACKAGING EQUIPMENT CO., INC.

Booth 9620

Supplies case/tray erectors and packers, robotic palletizing and packing systems, conveyors, and shuttle/transfer cars for full pallets.

SEPARATOR ENGINEERING LTD. (Exhibiting with Kason Corp.)

Booth 244

Represents Kason dry solids screeners and K-Tron feeders, loaders, and gravimetric batching systems.

SHINI PLASTICS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Booth 9829

Taiwanese firm makes hot-air and dehumidifying dryers, self-contained hopper loaders, central conveying systems, volumetric color/additive feeders, and volumetric and gravimetric blenders.

SILOS Y CAMIONES, S.A. DE C.V.

Booth 10750

Mexican firm will introduce SYCSA blending silo, which can be used as a recirculation blender or as a gravity blender, creating product flow from multiple elevations. Also showing a working pneumatic conveying system with an aluminum welded silo, SYCSA weighing system, Pelletron deduster, UnaDyn dryer, and Ferlin blender.

STAR AUTOMATION

Booth 549

Introducing new generation of tote-handling equipment. Also supplies belt conveyors in straight, angled, and curved configurations.

STERLING, INC.

Booth 1849

Showing new SDAP 90-225 cfm Series portable drying/conveying system; new SGBD 150 gravimetric blender for 10 to 150 lb/hr (smallest in the line); and new stainless 8SR and sight-glass SSI Series vacuum receivers.

TEC ENGINEERING CORP.

Booth 814

Introducing a 90[degrees] curved conveyor with a plastic belt. Also introducing a "soft-drop" conveyor to handle PET preforms gently from the injection press and a screen-type parts/runner separator.

THORESON MCCOSH INC.

Booth 2238

Introducing low-temperature desiccant drying with modular in-line process-air precooler; low-temperature dry-air material storage bins; and hopper-inlet preheaters to dry at different temperatures simultaneously. New Delta Temperature monitor on hopper air inlet and outlet senses when resin is dry and reduces temperature. New modulating airflow valves redirect drying air away from hoppers not in use. Also showing gravimetric blenders.

TSM CONTROL SYSTEMS, INC.

Booth 4017

Irish supplier of batch and continuous gravimetric blenders and vacuum loaders is introducing a system for automatic color changes in blenders. It combines the firm's AutoClean air jets to blow out the inside of the blender with new Easy Drain, a gravity drain below the hopper.

UNIVERSAL DYNAMICS, INC.

Booth 2249

Showing new Factory Acquisition Control System (FACS) to control and monitor materials-handling and other auxiliaries from one location. Can integrate both PCs and PLCs. Also showing new compact and very quiet Power Pack Series positive-displacement pumps (3 to 25 hp) for central vacuum loading systems. Also showing systems for injection molding with GS portable dryers, GTC conic-seal glass tube chambers, PAF feeders, Shini self-contained loaders, and Maguire blenders.

WALTON/STOUT, INC.

Booth 5744

Supplies pneumatic conveying systems, in-plant resin bins, volumetric and gravimetric blenders, dryers, and crystallizers for PET.

WITTMANN, INC.

Booth 2549

Showing new Drymax PDC portable drying/air-conveying package for one or two molding machines; Feedmax IMX 200 and 300 Series self-contained vacuum loaders for low to medium throughputs (400 and 800 lb/hr).

YANN BANG ELECTRICAL MACHINERY CO., LTD.

Booth 9243

Taiwanese supplier offers central materials conveying systems, self-contained vacuum loaders, color feeders, gravimetric blenders, hot-air and desiccant dryers, and belt conveyors.

ZECCHETTI USA

Booth 10340

Italian firm supplies air conveyors, palletizers, depalletizers, tray formers, and complete lines (with stretch wrapping) for packaging PET bottles.

ZEPPELIN SILOS & SYSTEMS GMBH

Booth 8330

German firm designs and supplies pneumatic dense- and dilute-phase materials conveying systems, railcar loading systems, and conveying components such as rotary valves, diverter valves, samplers, weighing and dosing units, and storage and blending silos.
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