Equipment

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.
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.
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.
Jan. 12, 2018 - Canadian manufacturer of conveyor components Luff Industries is the first North American original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to achieve SKF Equipped status.
Oct. 12, 2017 - As bulk handling equipment suppliers continue to make use of new and evolving technologies to develop “smarter” conveyor systems, a Martin Engineering has introduced data tracking with QR codes on its belt cleaners and other components.
Sept. 25, 2017 - With high operational reliability and flexible application possibilities, conveyor belts are indispensable for the transport of bulk goods in industry today. Transportation lines and material streams are important aspects of every production plant. They need to be cost-effective, efficient and above all reliable in continuous operation. A true all-rounder in transport systems for bulk materials is the VecoBelt pipe conveyor from Vecoplan.
Aug. 25, 2017 - Seeing vs. understanding – a common conundrum when it comes to truly understanding challenges. When applied to conveyor operation, “seeing” is most commonly expressed as, “That’s the way we’ve always done it,” or, “This is the way I was taught.” Not necessarily wrong, but perhaps not completely right either.
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.
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.
May 17, 2018 - Bandit Industries Inc. and Germany-based ARJES GmbH are partnering to bring ARJES’ line of slow-speed shredders and crushers to Bandit customers worldwide. 
May 15, 2018 - Guests at the 2018 Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo had the first-ever look at CBI’s newest horizontal grinder: the Magnum Force 6800CT. CBI premiered the 6800CT with the TSC 80T Tracked Conveyor this weekend at the Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo in Vermont. CBI equipment was paired with Terex Ecotec's TWH 226 Material Handler, showing the complementary value of both Terex Corporation brands in a single operation.
April 23, 2018 - Celebrating 50 years of innovation and education in the fast paced and every changing recycling industry, Ecohog are heading to Las Vegas for the Waste Expo 50th Year Anniversary.
April 10, 2018 - To help customers process increased volumes of waste materials, Rotochopper introduces a new 1,000 horsepower dual-motor drive option for the B-66 E electric-powered horizontal grinder. The dual-motor drive is designed to reduce operating and maintenance costs compared to a single-motor drive, as well as minimize amperage surges at start-up.
April 6, 2018 - Solid waste, recycling, and organics professionals will have the chance to see Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) and Terex Ecotec machines up close this month at Waste Expo 2018. CBI’s 5800BT Horizontal Grinder and Ecotec’s TTS 620T Trommel Screen will be displayed in booth 2949 for guests to see up close from April 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
April 2, 2018 - Peterson Pacific Corp., a manufacturer of industry leading wood grinding and chipping machines, announced the introduction of the new Peterson 3310B drum chipper.
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.
Oct. 25, 2017 - If you’re looking for a better way to process high volumes of organics (food waste, green waste, mixed waste with organics) and eliminate costly, maintenance prone portable machines, check out WSM’s stationary Organics Processing Systems. A complete high capacity system to process organics for conversion into compost, soil amendments, biogas, or biofuels.
June 19, 2017 - A seven-kilometre stretch of forest in Sweden welcomed almost 42,000 visitors from around the world last week to view the newest advancements forestry manufacturers have to offer.
June 5, 2017 - Fecon introduces the Fecon Rotating Shear, the FRS10. This excavator tree shear provides 360-degree rotation providing amazing range of motion. The rotation allows operators to save time and be more efficient with less repositioning of the excavator. The FRS provides much needed safety due to the shear being able to load chippers.
May 19, 2017 - Designed to enhance productivity and efficiency, John Deere is debuting its enhanced production series buckets for the 744K-II, 824K-II and 844K-III wheel loader models. The enhanced production buckets offer several new features, including an improved bucket profile, integrated narrow spill guards, bushed static bucket pin joints and optional wear plating.
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. 
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. 
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. 
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.
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.
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.
May 7, 2018 - A pioneer in atomized mist technology for dust suppression, BossTek has announced an industry-leading upgrade to the company’s product warranty. Having previously set the industry standard with three-year/3,000-hour coverage, the company has increased the term to a five-year or 5,000-hour replacement warranty on the direct drive fan motor of its entire product lineup.
Sept. 22, 2017 - Fortress Paper Ltd., reports that it has experienced a burst in a pressurized auxiliary gas collection system relating to one of the recovery boilers at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill in Thurso, Québec. Health and safety protocols were immediately implemented and applicable government authorities were notified.
Sept. 14, 2017 - For a wide range of facilities that manufacture, process, blend, convey, repackage, generate or handle items that could be categorized as combustible dusts or particulate solids, new NFPA Standards and even the first deadline to conduct a dust hazard analysis are now on the books, adding to the responsibilities of owners and operators of such facilities.
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.
Oct. 25, 2017 - With the launch of its new tire look-up mobile app, the Alliance Tire Group (ATG) reaffirmed its commitment to make doing business with the swiftly-growing global manufacturer easier than ever, said Barry Clifford, manager of marketing communication at Alliance Tire Americas, Inc.
Oct. 20, 2017 -Oct. 18, 2017 - Brandt Equipment Solutions Ltd. is pleased to announce their all-new lineup of premium Work Ready utility trailers, now available at Brandt's network of John Deere construction and forestry dealerships across Western Canada.
Aug. 29, 2017 - Toromont Industries is purchasing Quebec-based Hewitt Group of companies for $1.02 billion, a move that will give the company one of the largest sales territories in the Caterpillar dealer network.
April 11, 2017 - Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Solids Handling and Processing Association (SHAPA) Company of the Year Award.

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