Equipment

Feb. 10 -  On January 26 Turboden was awarded the Best Innovation Prize 2016 by its mother company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Mr. Miyanaga, president and CEO, delivered the award to Davide Colombo, Turboden Fluid Dynamic and Turbine R&D Design, at MHI headquarters in Tokyo.
Feb. 8, 2017 - The Castolin Eutectic Group, a division of the Messer Eutectic Castolin GmbH Holding with headquarters in Bad Soden, Germany, has aquired Furnace Mineral Products (FMP), Inc. a privately owned corporation based in Toronto.
Feb. 3, 2017 - Canadian Biomass has the latest in biomass boiler technology available to Canadian customers.
Feb. 1, 2017 - Triogen B.V. has launched its latest generation ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) technology, the “e-box 170” with a rated electric capacity of 170kW.
Nov. 18, 2016 - Turboden has officially joined COGEN Europe. COGEN Europe is the European association for the promotion of cogeneration whose main goal is to work towards a wider use of cogeneration in Europe for a more sustainable energy future.
High efficiency NOx removal for biomass applications May 17, 2016 - Jansen Combustion and Boiler Technologies and Ecospray Technologies have formed an alliance to offer high efficiency NOx removal for biomass applications, including:
Jan. 11, 2017 - A significant investment in tooling and product engineering by Martin Engineering has produced a patented conveyor belt cleaner that is projected to reduce the cost of ownership by cleaning better and lasting longer.
Nov. 24, 2016 - An overview of the conveying equipment available to biomass companies in Canada.
Nov. 10, 2016 - The new Conveyor Accessories, Inc. website can be accessed at www.conveyoraccessories.com.
Oct. 19, 2016 - 4B Components Ltd. has released the all new fourth generation Watchdog control unit for preventive maintenance monitoring of bucket elevators and conveyors.
Aug. 3, 2016 - Martin Engineering has introduced a technology that uses the kinetic energy from a moving conveyor belt to generate enough power to run a wide variety of electronic systems. The Martin Roll Gen System is a self-contained mini power station that allows operators to run electrical monitoring systems and safety mechanisms. Able to be retrofitted on existing idler support structures, operators are not required to maintain a special stock of conveyor rollers, as the generator can be employed on virtually any steel roller. The device is considered a first step toward eliminating power production obstacles, as conveyors move into the next generation of “smart systems” that are predicted to be more sustainable and autonomous.
June 17, 2016 – Martin Engineering has introduced a secondary cleaning system that removes nearly all of the carryback left on a belt, including adhesive materials and fines lodged in surface divots and valleys. The Martin WashboxT Cleaning System combines water spray and secondary cleaning blades in an enclosed and self-contained unit, draining residue safely away from the work area. Operators who have installed the system have drastically reduced dust and spillage from carryback, leading to a safer workplace and longer belt life with considerably less downtime.
Oct. 3, 2016 - The newest drying technology available for Canada’s wood pellet industry.
June 22, 2012 - Regulating moisture content is a very important step in a wide variety of biomass to energy processes, and Altentech Power Inc. has begun commercialization of its highly-efficient Biovertidryers.
May 2, 2012, Watertown, WI - Baker-Rullman Mfg., Inc. has announced that they will supply a complete drying system to Varn Wood Products of Hoboken, GA for the purposes of drying wood sawdust and producing wood pellets.
Feb. 22, 2012, Duren, Germany - One of the most important aspects of any biomass processing facility and plant is the ability to control the moisture content of the finished product through the use of dryers.
Nov. 3, 2011 - Commercial Energy Solutions (CSEi) has announced a new industrial dryer, inspired by technology utilized in NASA, to re-use lost heat during industrial processes.
    Apr. 15, 2011, Finland – Logging residue is an inexpensive and easily accessible source of biofuel, but to improve the energy content, it is left on the ground to dry and then stored in piles for several months.
Feb. 10, 2017 - Morbark has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Walt Niziolek as the new vice-president of operations and supply chain.
Jan. 25, 2017 - Joel Larsen has been named the new president of Barko Hydraulics, LLC, a leading manufacturer of forestry and material handling equipment. In his new position, Larsen will oversee all company activities, from operations to strategic planning to commercial sales.
Jan. 20, 2017 - The new WSM Pin Chipper is a high capacity fibre preparation machine that converts lower value mill residuals (shavings and hogged wood) and alternate fibre supply sources into a high percentage of “pin chips” with long fiber length.
Aug. 18, 2017 - Morbark has entered into a partnership with Pronar, a company based in Poland that specializes in the manufacture and sale of machinery and equipment for agriculture, municipal services and transportation industry.
Jan. 16, 2017 - “If you order it like this you save $9,” said Ron Rinell as he maneuvered his breakfast of eggs, ham, and a side of hollandaise sauce into position to create a delectable dish of eggs benedict.
Nov. 24, 2016 - DEMO International, held in Maple Ridge, B.C., in September, was a prime opportunity for grinding manufacturers to show off their chewing power. Here's an overview of what was highlighted at the show.
Jan. 30, 2017 - Morbark, a leading manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, has added Kevin Cotter to its staff as governmental sales manager. Cotter brings a wealth of municipal and business expertise to the role.
Nov. 17, 2016 - Terex now offers its environmental equipment customers two distinct product line brands – CBI, a Terex Brand and Terex Ecotec. From one company, forestry, construction, biomass, waste, recycling and composting professionals now can choose from a broad line of chippers, grinders, shredders, screens, waste handlers, windrow turners and stationary systems.
June 22, 2016 – The new Komptech Topturn X45 will be available later this year.
May 17, 2016 - Wallingford’s Inc, a manufacturer and international wholesaler of tire chains, saw bars, tracks, as well as, logging and industrial supplies is pleased to announce the appointment of Urban Fredriksson of Trois-Rivieres, Que.
May 13, 2016 — Barko Hydraulics, a leading manufacturer of innovative equipment used in forestry, scrap, utility and construction applications, announces the launch of its new website at www.barko.com.
Jan. 26, 2015 - SMS Equipment Inc. augmented its equipment offerings with the addition of heavy-duty, high-production products from mulching-industry leader Fecon. Established in 1992, Fecon manufactures a broad line of durable, purpose-built machines that fit a wide range of applications across four primary markets: vegetation management, environmental, oil and gas and construction.
May 26, 2016 - Premier Tech has acquired a manufacturing facility located in Mattaponi, Va. Formerly owned by the German company ASB Greenworld, this plant will be added to the North American platform of the Premier Tech business unit, Premier Tech Horticulture, thus expanding its manufacturing capacity in the United States.   
March 8, 2016 - Premier Tech’s Industrial Equipment Group (IEG) has acquired ProtoConsul. For more than 20 years, this manufacturer of automation systems from Longueuil, Que. has based its successes on cutting-edge technological expertise, specializing in the development of high-end systems for the packaging and material handling industry.
July 14, 2015 - Premier Tech recently announced a $45.9-million investment in innovation, alongside Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec. 
June 18, 2013 - Premier Tech Chronos has developed the first bag hanger that can grow with companies' packaging needs and requirements.
April 2, 2013, Rivière-du-Loup, QC – The FFS Series Horizontal Form Fill and Seal (FFS) Bagging Machines from Premier Tech Chronos are fully automatic systems which make their own bags from rolls of pre-printed, center-folded polyethylene film (U film).
May 4, 2012 - Premier Tech's new LW-300 is a fully automatic system designed to apply a mechanically pre-stretched film with tension to a pallet load.
May 26, 2016 - It is without doubt that the energy sector has undergone some transformation in the last number years with increasingly restrictive legislative measures and associated fluctuations in demand for certain fuel sources. The industry has been forced to pursue alternative fuel sources and when the demand for certain biomass products increased as an alternative energy source, it took with it a new set of challenges and a greater emphasis on the material quality and environmental regulations. 
Feb. 9, 2015, Toronto – Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Thunder Bay Generating Station (TBGS) is now in service and is leading the electricity industry with an exciting new technology. The station has been converted to use advanced biomass, a renewable, clean and dispatchable fuel.
Jan. 5, 2015, Buffalo, NY – Effective December 29, 2014, ownership of industrial manufacturing company, Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill, LLC has been acquired by Mr. Martin Berardi.
August 26, 2013 - Williams Patent Crusher & Pulverizer Company Inc. has introduced what it calls the first hybrid hammer mill combining the high capacities and heavy duty features of a primary hog-type hammer mill crusher with the fine grinding capabilities of a secondary hammer mill.
Jan. 6, 2012 - Sometimes, smaller is better, as is the case with the new Schutte-Buffalo Laboratory Scale Hammer Mills.
  Aug. 4, 2011, Liberty Township, OH – Almo Process Technology's product offering now includes Mogensen brand screeners and sizers.
September 26, 2014, Pella, Iowa — Vermeer introduces a new trommel screen that features a new design allowing for an optional third product conveyor to optimize productivity. The TR620 is able to handle the majority of screening needs for biomass producers.
September 8, 2014, Oxnard, Calif. – Sensortech has launched its new NIR 6000 Series moisture measurement analyzers. These analyzers measure moisture in real-time and are ideally suited for on-line biomass applications.
May 13, 2013 – Weltec Biopower has developed a liquid input system called MULTI Mix that prevents outages and safeguards the technical stability of AD systems.
April 12, 2013, Helsinki, FI – New technology from Metso efficiently analyzes moisture of any bulk materials to enhance productivity at biofuel power plants.
February 20, 2013, Pella, IA — Vermeer introduced a newly enhanced trommel screen that puts more control in the hands of the operator and more power to produce a quality end product.
October 24, 2012, Graz, DE – ANDRITZ, through its U.S. subsidiary ANDRITZ Inc., has received an order to supply its advanced continuous biomass pre-treatment technology for the Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels commercial-scale biofuel facility being built in Emmetsburg, Iowa.
Oct. 26, 2016 - The Baum BE29F Heavy-Duty, new NFPA design rotary airlock knife feeder valves from Baum Pneumatics are standard dimensions, but custom applied units to your specific application.
Oct. 24, 2016 - Martin Engineering has announced the publication of the world’s first aggregation of global best practices dedicated to reducing conveyor risk and injuries. Modeled after the company’s respected Foundations reference volume, now in its fourth edition, Foundations for Conveyor Safety from Martin Engineering provides an unprecedented collection of information, assembled specifically to help conveyor system operators achieve safe production. To assess the true value of safety, the book includes ground-breaking methodology for calculating the payback from safety investments, sometimes referred to as ROS for “Return On Safety.”
July 29, 2015 - RZ Industries recently introduced its newly designed M2-Mesh Air Filtration Mask with HEPA Filtration System.
January 14, 2015 - Nett Technologies Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario Canada has received verification of its BlueMAX PLUS 100 SCR system by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).The BlueMAX PLUS 100 SCR system represents the industry's only nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) retrofit emission control device to be commercially available to the non-road market. Nett Technologies' BlueMAX PLUS 100 SCR system has been designed to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) by a minimum of 85% from medium and heavy-duty non-road diesel engines ranging between 75 and 560 kW (100-750 hp). In addition to removing NOx and PM, the system also has the added benefit of reducing carbon monoxide (CO) emissions by 95% and hydrocarbons (HC) by 60%.This product is well suited for known PM2.5 and ozone nonattainment areas where controlling both PM and NOx are key factors towards adopting appropriate State Implementation Plans (SIPs) under the Clean Air Act. The BlueMAX PLUS 100 system consists of a passive diesel particulate filter followed by a urea SCR system."The BlueMAX PLUS 100 is a great retrofit emission control solution for non-road engines certified to Tier 1, 2 or 3 emission standards. The system is a durable and versatile emission control solution that extends the years of usage of existing construction and non-road equipment. Thanks largely to its direct-fit design, the system not only meets the latest regulations but is highly efficient in its operation," says Dr. Seyed M. Shameli, Product Development Engineer at Nett Technologies.As an innovator of non-road emission control systems, Nett Technologies Inc. has more than 20 years of experience in the design, development and manufacturing of custom retrofit solutions that control Particulate Matter (PM), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Hydrocarbons (HC), and Carbon Monoxide (CO) emissions from all compression and spark-ignited engines.For more information, visit Nett Technologies online at www.nettinc.com.
June 20, 2014, Peoria, Ill. - Developed in direct response to customer feedback, the new adjustable bracket design for the popular DustBoss DB-RTM series of dust suppressors is available to suit the entire range of ring sizes from 17-100 inches, and can be installed in about an hour.
August 21, 2012, Maryland Heights, MO – An innovative Midwest composting company has specified high-performance dust suppression equipment for a busy yard waste transfer station, helping the firm comply with environmental regulations and maintain good relationships with its commercial neighbors.
Aug. 24, 2016 - Danfoss Power Solutions is pleased to announce its new MP1 closed circuit axial piston pumps are now in production.
June 10, 2016 – Beka-Lube Products Inc., the authorized sales and service provider for BEKA-branded central lubrication systems, has announced the sale of the company to Baier + Köppel GmbH + Co. KG of Bavaria, Germany.
May 6, 2016 - On April, 20, 2016, at the young age of 97 years, Walter Sellick along with sons Howard Sellick, president; David Sellick, vice-president; and grandson, Colin Sellick, systems manager; had a ground breaking ceremony for a new multi-million dollar, 120,000 square feet facility. 
September 2, 2015 – Michelin announced that it is extending the well-known Defender promise of outstanding durable tread life to light trucks, SUVs and crossovers with the launch of the all-new Michelin Defender LTX M/S with EverTread compound. EverTread uses a stronger, advanced tread compound that holds up in tougher conditions longer[1] and helps deliver improved gravel wear, all-season[2] confidence and better fuel efficiency.
July 14, 2015 - Wallingford’s has introduced new products in 2015 within their line of BABAC Traction Products. This product line now includes a 7/8” Multi-Ring and 1” Multi-Ring, as well as 7/8” Single, Diamond and a half and Double Diamond chains. 
Feb. 10, 2015 - Drax has a monstrous appetite for biomass. The operator of a 4,000-megawatt power station in North Yorkshire, England, it supplies about 7% of the country’s electricity. Drax needs large, reliable suppliers with cost-effective, reliable supply chains and able to guarantee long-term commitments. Los Angeles-based Rentech Inc. has assembled just this combination to land a 10-year supply contract with Drax, making it Eastern Canada’s de facto leader in wood pellet exports.

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