Equipment

Aug. 20, 2018 - Pro-Métal Plus and Säätötuli Canada will be co-developing of a range of biomass boilers for the North-American market. The two companies will pool their know-hows to create hot water biomass boilers adapted for the Säätötuli multi-fuel biomass burner technology. This Finnish technology has been successfully used and proven for more than 30 years in rigorous polar winter conditions of Northern Europe. Future boilers will be manufactured by Pro-Métal Plus at their Deschambault, Que., factory in the region of Portneuf.
Feb. 1, 2018 - Canadian Biomass takes a look at the newest boiler technology for Canadian customers in 2018.
Dec. 1, 2017 - This year, German-based heating, cooling, and industrial energy systems manufacturer Viessmann is celebrating its 100th anniversary. To help mark this milestone, Viessmann Canada hosted an open house-style event at its Waterloo, Ont., facility.
Nov. 23, 2017 - Process engineers responsible for on-site plant biomass combined heat and power (CHP) systems will find the rugged and reliable ST51 Series Thermal Mass Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) provides continuously accurate measurement of syngas fuel flow to the CHP engine.
Nov. 1, 2017 - Bioenergy is a domestic energy source responsible for sustaining tens of thousands of jobs, many of them in rural communities where they are most needed. One of those rural communities is Enderby, B.C., home to Canada’s leading supplier of biomass boilers Fink Machine.
March 17, 2017 - Finnish company Biofire Oy manufactures and delivers reliable and durable fully automated biomass boiler heating systems and heating plants which are fueled by renewable bioenergy made from solid biomass.
March 26, 2019 - As tons of material per hour are quickly dropped with great force through receiving chutes onto a receiving conveyor, fugitive cargo often piles up around the frame and dust migrates throughout the area, collecting on idlers, pulleys and floors and affecting air quality.
Feb. 1, 2019 – Given the number of conveyor-related accidents that occur during routine maintenance and cleanup, every bulk material handler has a vested interest in technologies to help reduce hazards and prevent injuries. Seemingly mundane tasks such as adjusting belt cleaners and removing spillage often require employees to work in close proximity to the moving conveyor, where even incidental contact can result in serious injury in a split second. Further, spillage can contribute to the risk of fire by interfering with pulleys and idlers and by providing potential fuel.  Even worse, in confined spaces, airborne particles can create the right ingredients for an explosion.
Jan. 24, 2019 - Bandit Industries is proud to announce that it will offer select trommel screens and conveyor stackers manufactured by Poland-based company, Pronar, Sp. z o.o.
Jan. 17, 2019 - ProcessBarron, an industry leader in total system solutions for air, ash, and bulk materials handling, is excited to announce its selection by How2Media to be featured on Episode 268 of the show "World’s Greatest!..." on Monday, Jan. 21, and Monday, Jan. 28. How2Media, producers of the show, reached out to ProcessBarron in June of 2018. After consideration of multiple companies, How2Media invited ProcessBarron to be featured on the show as one of the “World’s Greatest” in design, manufacturing, installation, maintenance, and repair of air, ash, and bulk materials handling equipment.
May 16, 2018 - Canadian Biomass rounds up the latest in conveyor technology for biomass producers in 2018.
March 5, 2018 - A quick and easy reference of the top 10 conveyor hazards and their solutions.
Feb. 20, 2019 - Canadian Biomass puts the spotlight on the latest biomass dryer technology available to Canadian producers. 
Feb. 20, 2019 - As with most machinery, frequent and thorough maintenance can extend the life of biomass dryers, and help avoid unexpected dryer shutdowns.
Dec. 1, 2017 - A roundup of the latest in dryer technology for Canadian biomass producers.
June 7, 2017- Uzelac Industries Inc. has appointed Mike Hobbs as vice-president and general manager. Uzelac is a leading manufacturer of design-build rotary drying systems headquartered in Greendale, Wisconsin.
March 8, 2017 - Targeted Microwave Solutions Inc. announced the results of its initial industrial compost-biomass testing. The testing program took place at TMS's commercial-scale demonstration plant and testing laboratory in King William, Virginia. This testing is the result of the Company's engagement of potential biomass customers as TMS begins to commercialize its WAVEdri 3.0 industrial drying technology.
Oct. 3, 2016 - The newest drying technology available for Canada’s wood pellet industry.
March 29, 2019 - Morbark, LLC, is pleased to announce the debut of the powerful and versatile Rayco T415 Forestry Machine. Perfect for land-clearing companies, construction companies, pipeline contractors, electric utility contractors, and real estate developers, the T415 allows customers to change between a Predator forestry mower/mulcher head and a Hydra Stumper stump cutter attachment for optimal versatility.
Mach 15, 2019 - At WSM’s size reduction and screening test facility in Salem, Oregon, customers and prospective customers, can have feedstock tested. The testing and refining of processes (and sometimes equipment) often result in improving the Customers operations or help them to make informed, confident machine purchases.
March 14, 2019 - Heavy duty and mobile, the new 1700D Horizontal Grinder from Peterson can readily reduce a wide range of materials. The 1700D’s large feed opening, measures 54″ x 27″ (137 x 69 cm). When boosted by Peterson’s high-lift feed roll, the feed opening’s maximum lift of 41.5 inches (105 cm) can tackle the largest of feedstock, and allows excellent accessibility to the rotor for maintenance.
Feb. 5, 2019 - FAE has introduced a new, unstoppable forestry mulcher, the UMH/S/HP. This machine takes both productivity and safety to a new level.
Jan. 23, 2019 - Fecon introduces the Tier-4 compliant FTX150 Mulching Tractor, which delivers 150 net HP for proven performance in a versatile, fuel-efficient, compact design.
Jan. 10, 2019 - Fecon introduces the latest addition to their lineup of forestry mulchers, the Stage-5 compliant FTX300 Mulching Tractor, in booths #SF4 and SF5 at the Portland Logging Conference.
April 8, 2019 -GRYB is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bateman Manufacturing.
March 11, 2019 -Fecon introduces the FRS15, the latest addition to their lineup of attachments for 16-24 ton excavators. Made of Hardox Steel, this shear attachment provides a 360-degree rotation, which gives operators more reach and access to the trees and reduces repositioning of machines. A 29.5-inch blade opening allows the FRS15 to shear trees to 18 inches in diameter, while an accumulator arm allows gathering and continuous shearing of smaller materials.
Jan. 22, 2019 - The future of wood waste. Prairie Creek Energy Services' Air Curtain Carbonizer is a closed loop, carbon capture waste (or biomass) elimination system. It operates on advanced principles and processes to be the most cost-effective, environment-friendly, portable wood waste combustion systems on the market.
Aug. 29, 2018 - Caterpillar, Inc. announced on Wednesday that it has entered into a preliminary agreement with Weiler, Inc. to sell the Cat purpose-built forestry business. The sale is subject to negotiation of a final agreement, the closing of which is expected by early 2019.
April 16, 2018 - Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, has expanded its dealer network with the addition of Eastrock Equipment Canada as an authorized sales, service, parts and rental provider of Doosan equipment. The dealership is located at 2020 Bantree Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1B 5A4.
Feb. 20, 2018 - Husqvarna has reformulated its line of machine oils to set new industry standards in performance and product longevity. Made specifically for Husqvarna products, the improved formulations deliver lower operating temperatures and greater detergency inside engines. The new bar and chain oil range offers reduced friction and wear on cutting equipment.
June 13, 2017 - Pallet forks are staple attachments when it comes to getting more versatility and productivity from compact equipment, and now, John Deere has an option for material-handling jobs of every scale with the new severe-duty pallet forks, the latest additions to the ever-expanding lineup of Worksite Pro attachments.
June 13, 2017 - Canadian Biomass narrows in on material handling options, from small wheel loaders, to walking floors and bagging lines, available to customers in Canada.
Feb. 21, 2017 - Premier Tech announces three business acquisitions, two of which are in Europe and one in the United States. Those companies have combined revenues of $50 million and employ nearly 90 people.
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. 
Dec. 3, 2018 - American Securities LLC, a leading U.S. private equity firm, recently announced the closing of its acquisition of CPM Holdings Inc. in partnership with the company’s management team. CPM is a leading global supplier of engineered process equipment to the animal feed, oilseed processing, extrusion and thermal processing markets. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
March 20, 2018 - Canadian Biomass takes a look at the latest updates in hammer mill technology for reducing wood fibre in 2018.
Nov. 24, 2017 - Upon my arrival in the N.W.T. a few years ago, I was exposed to the use of wood pellets as an alternative system for heating your house. The inconvenience of handling 40-lb bags during the winter season is a hurdle to this economical way of life. It drew my attention for years until one day I decided to try and resolve this issue.
Aug. 1, 2017 - Canadian Biomass checks out some of the latest pelletizer technologies.
July 17, 2017 - Pinnacle Renewable Energy recently purchased its 50th pellet mill from Andritz Feed & Biofuel, and officials from the company visited Andritz’s Muncy, Pa., manufacturing facility on June 20 to see the new bio-fuel pellet mill – a Sprout 26LM II – being made. Andritz pellet mills produce more than 50 per cent of all biofuel pellets worldwide.
March 21, 2017 - Canadian Biomass checks out the latest hammer mills for pelletizing operations. 
Feb. 5, 2019 - Vaisala has introduced the world’s first in situ 3-in-1 biogas measurement instrument, Vaisala MGP261 for measuring methane, carbon dioxide and humidity in demanding environments. This compact measurement instrument is Ex certified up to zone 0, which enables in-line installation also in explosive atmospheres.
Jan. 16, 2019 - Innovative Combustion Technologies (ICT) announced it has commissioned its new Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Catalyst Testing Facility, designed to test and evaluate performance of SCR catalyst samples from utility power plants firing coal, natural gas, biomass, and other solid, gaseous, or liquid fuels used to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx).
April 16, 2018 - In March 2018, MoistTech Corp. added an additional at-line moisture detection system to their lineup: MoistTech Moisture Balance System. Attendees of the SNAXPO Conference in Atlanta, Ga., March 12-14 had the pleasure of seeing the new system on display and performing live demonstrations.
Aug. 15, 2017 - Over half a million homeowners in Ontario get some or all their space heating from wood stoves. While most use it for supplementary heat, as part of an effective zone heating system or to combat power outages, many others use it as their primary source of heating.
March 15, 2017 - Moisture content is a critical parameter for wood fuel biomass. It is vital to the correct operation of biomass boilers and for the assessment of a load of fuel.
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.
Jan. 10, 2019 - The new YMX 5000 Detector series from Flamex represents a unique and technologically advanced generation of infrared spark and flame sensors for industrial applications. An industry exclusive self-monitoring optics feature provides “through the lens” testing for each detector in real time to immediately alert the user of a reduction of detector capability caused by damage or lens contamination.
Jan. 7, 2019 - A global innovator in dust and odour control technology has updated its family of self-powered dust suppression equipment with Tier IV Final-compliant generators. BossTek made the announcement with the debut of the new DustBoss DB-60 Fusion, a field-proven suppression system driven by a high-reliability 25 HP electric motor and paired with a gen set powered by a heavy-duty four-cycle indirect injection diesel engine. Designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S., the generator features a dual-containment fuel cell, heavy gauge lockable enclosure and oversized brushless alternator for easy starting.
Nov. 27, 2018 - After three-quarters of a century in the business of providing top industrial air-quality solutions across North America, N.R. Murphy Limited has passed the torch to new owners.
June 21, 2018 - A dust collection system is an integral part of a facility and needs to be maintained and updated properly. The knowledge of the team in charge of keeping this vital system in tip top shape is also critical. This is especially because, as per NFPA 664, the owner has a responsibility to ensure that the facility and the combustible dust system are designed, installed and maintained properly.
June 20, 2018 - Canadian Biomass highlights some of the newest technology for collecting and suppressing combustible dust in pellet mills. 
June 18, 2018 - Preventing wood dust fires is always a challenge for any company in the forestry industry. You might think you have everything under control or say, ‘We aren't that bad,’ but the truth is, the risk is always there and we must remain vigilant in order to minimize the risk of fires from wood dust.
April 9, 2019 - After much anticipation and countless hours of product development, John Deere unveils three powerful and productive L-Series utility wheel loaders. The 524L, 544L and 624L offer customers an intuitive solution, ideal for projects that require agility and versatility on the job site or farm. Designed with the operator in mind, the L-Series machines incorporate several new features, including improved cabs for more comfort and visibility, electrohydraulic (EH) loader controls for easier operation and redesigned near-parallel linkage, and enhanced performance buckets.
March 7, 2019 - Netzch Pumps North America will be highlighting the NEMO B.Max Mixing Pump with auger at the 12th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, which will take place March 18-20, 2019, at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Ga. Stop by Booth 227 to learn more about the NEMO B.Max Mixing Pump, the ideal solution for bringing substrates to a biogas plant.
Aug. 8, 2018 - A new biomass power plant to be built for ENCE Energía & Celulosa in Huelva, Spain by Spanish general contractor, SENER, will have two Samson Material Feeders which have been ordered from AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH. The new power plant will use many different alternative fuels.
July 18, 2018 - Sennebogen has introduced the new 855 E model to its line-up of material handlers to complete the largest product line of purpose-built material handlers worldwide.
June 22, 2018 - A North American pulp mill was having significant dust and spillage issues with old worn out transfer chutes. The existing chutes were not built with combustible dust containment in mind and did not control material flow.
May 18, 2018 - Cargotec has signed an agreement with JCE Invest AB to establish a joint venture, Bruks Siwertell Group, specialised in dry bulk handling. The new joint venture will own Siwertell AB (previously part of Kalmar Business Area within Cargotec) and BRUKS Holding AB (previously part of JCE Group). Both companies are world-leading suppliers of bulk materials handling solutions. Cargotec will own 48 per cent of the shares in Bruks Siwertell Group, and JCE Invest AB will own the rest, 52 per cent. The ownerships are included to venturers' consolidated financial statements in accordance with the applicable regulation. The transaction has been signed and closed on 9 May 2018.

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