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Radicon Supplies Its Largest Ever Order

Industrial gearbox manufacturer Radicon has this month supplied its largest-ever order.   The Elland-based company sent eight gearboxes to Hongsa Power in Laos as part of the US$1.5m deal.   Radicon was introduced to Hongsa Power Company, the largest power provider in Laos, by a long-standing customer in Thailand, who recommended the West Yorkshire company.   Hongsa Power Company is currently investing in its coal fields, and the huge gearboxes, which measured 6m x 2m, will allow it to extend its conveyors.  …

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Bradley Pulverizer Acquired by Lancaster Products Owner

Allentown, Pennsylvania, January 17th, 2020 – Bradley Pulverizer is pleased to announce new ownership. Lancaster Products & Kercher Enterprises’ owner Curt Snyder acquired the assets of Bradley Pulverizer through an affiliate effective on January 14th, 2020. Bradley Pulverizer specializes in the design, manufacture, and supply of pulverizing systems for fine and semi-fine grinding of hard, friable, abrasive materials for various applications throughout the world. Curt Snyder, President and CEO of Lancaster Products & Kercher Enterprises, explains the reasons for the…

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Starclean belt cleaners save cement producer 500 hours a year

A maintenance manager strives for efficiency at a leading UK cement works near London. He knows about cement production after working in the industry for nine years before serving as the plant’s maintenance manager where he looks after its equipment and maintenance team. But there was a nagging problem that made optimum production and smooth maintenance an elusive pipedream.   Carryback and cleaning challenge He needed to reduce the amount of time that was spent cleaning underneath the plant’s conveyors.…

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MHEA Announces Changes

Following a review of the activities of the association the MHEA announces changes to the Secretariat and the Vice-Presidency. The Materials Handling Engineers Association has appointed a new Vice-President, James Bullock, who will hold the post for the next two years. James, who has been a member of the MHEA’s Executive Committee for several years, took up the role following the announcement of changes to the secretariat. He takes over the reins from outgoing Vice-President, Linda White, who has held…

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Dust controlled imports for the new agri-hub at the Port of Rosyth – the first SAMSON ecological hopper in the UK arrives for commissioning

The Port of Rosyth welcomed their new SAMSON ecological hopper into the port for commissioning. The hopper is the first of its kind in the UK and will be a key component of the port’s new agri-bulk hub facility for Cefetra. Forth Ports owns and manages eight commercial ports across the UK including the Port of Rosyth which is strategically located for road and rail and provides an important connection with mainland Europe and the UK. The Port of Rosyth…

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Roy Dobson 1954-2019

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Roy Dobson passed away suddenly on Tuesday the 30th of April while working at his desk at home. Roy was extremely well known throughout the many industries we work in but in particular the mining and quarrying sectors having obtained a BSc. (Hons) in Minerals Engineering from the University of Birmingham and then going on to work for Matthew Hall Ortech, Kennedy and Donkin and since 1995 Fairport Engineering. Roy…

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Member news and updates welcome

The MHEA exists for its members and we are ready, willing and able to share your news and updates in our newsletter, on the website and on Twitter.  If you have a marketing team or PR agency, please encourage them to share your news with fellow members and the wider industry.  The MHEA marketing channels are free to use for all members. Email secretary@mhea.co.uk.

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June visit to Tilbury Docks: places still available

There are still a few places left for the site visit to Tilbury Docks, Essex, on Thursday 13 June. The Port of Tilbury (London) is the largest of eight ports owned by Forth Ports. As London’s major port it is also the largest multi-modal port in the South East, and 3rd largest port in the UK. The port has an annual throughput of 16 million tonnes per annum and this is estimated to value around £8.7 billion; this makes it…

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ConSpare engineer helps Team GB to bring home the silver from ICFRA World Shooting Championships

An engineer from concrete production process improvement specialist ConSpare helped the Great Britain Under-25 Rifle Team to a silver medal at the ICFRA World Long Range Shooting Championships recently. Tom Bullock, a Continuous Improvement Engineer at the Nottinghamshire-based firm, was part of the 12-strong squad which finished second to Australia at the tournament, which took place at Trentham Range, near Wellington, in February. He has been shooting competitively for around ten years and was part of the Great Britain Under-21…

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Helping Mansfield Brick to ‘Make it better’

Founded in 1926 to produce calcium silicate bricks to the building trade, Mansfield Brick now produces a wide range of concrete products. From its state-of-the-art production facility in Nottinghamshire, it produces more than three million units a month, including concrete commons, coursing bricks and infill slips for the block and beam flooring market. Mansfield Brick supplies many of the major builders’ merchants, buying groups and independent suppliers, along with producing bespoke products to meet the needs of the industry. The…

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