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VORTEX ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF KASA FAB

Vortex is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kasa Fab, a leading custom metal fabrication and manufacturing company. Located at 304 East Avenue B in Salina, Kansas, Kasa Fab was a division of Kasa Companies, which includes Kasa Controls & Automation, IntelliFinishing, and Kasa Anlagen. “This acquisition allows Vortex to expand upon our fabrication capabilities, including lasers, robotic welders, blasting booths, and liquid and powder paint systems, among others,” explained Travis Young, executive vice president at Vortex. “Over the past…

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VORTEX ANNOUNCES NEW REPRESENTATIVE AGENT IN SAUDI ARABIA

Eurotech International FZ, LLC is a network of mechanical engineering product manufacturers and service providers, located in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Eurotech services the cement, steel, mining, paper, chemical, and food industries through their manufacturing and engineering expertise. For the past year, Eurotech has been committed to serving quality products and services. By partnering with only ISO-certified original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Eurotech assures thorough internal and external quality checks to reinforce their motto: “Deliver excellence to all clients.”…

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Influential speaking programme for Shaping the Future at BULKEX 2018

The Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA) has announced further details of its thought-leading speaker programme at the annual technical conference at this year’s BULKEX 2018. The theme for this year’s event is Shaping the Future to coincide with The Year of Engineering’s October theme. The conference programme will include speakers from Fairport Engineering Ltd; Network Rail; BEUMER Maschinenfabrik; Greenbank Group; PD Ports; Atex Explosion Hazards; Wolfson Centre; and HS2, alongside previously announced speakers from British Steel; Crossrail 2; The Department…

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MHEA announces BULKEX 2018 headline sponsor

The Materials Handling Engineers Association, (MHEA) has announced its headline sponsor for this year’s BULKEX 2018 is to be Atex Explosion Hazards Limited. The business, which provides experienced engineers, explosion venting, valves and suppression systems is the first of a number of sponsors to be formally announced.

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4 SAMSON Eco Hoppers with ATEX cert to double throughput at the Port of Mombasa

Kenya Port Authority celebrates reception of 4 cutting-edge ecological hoppers to improve their dry bulk import process and also mitigate environmental damage from fugitive dust. These are the first dust filtration import hoppers to be provided with ATEX certification. This equipment was sourced to fulfil the aims of TradeMark East Africa/Kenya Port Authority Port Resilient Infrastructure Programme to improve port facilities whilst minimising the environmental impact of port operations. There has been considerable investment in the future capabilities of the…

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Vortex releases fasttrack program

Vortex® announces the release of its new FastTrack™ program, an order fulfillment program designed to deliver small quantity orders on select product designs and sizes in two weeks. This program accelerates the delivery of common Quantum Series™ products, including the Vortex® Roller Gate™, Vortex® Orifice Gate™, Vortex® Maintenance Gate, and Vortex® Wye Line Diverter™. “FastTrack was developed based on our customers’ feedback regarding lead times for key Vortex products,” said Brian Burmaster, vice president of sales at Vortex. “It was…

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ConSpare launches ‘Make it better’ brand as it celebrates 40th anniversary

Concrete production process improvement specialist ConSpare is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is marking the occasion with the launch of a new brand aimed at helping concrete producers to ‘Make it better’. The Nottinghamshire family firm was established in 1978 by Jim and Hilary Bullock, to sell spare parts to concrete producers. It has evolved to become one of the leading suppliers to the UK concrete industry, offering a comprehensive range of concrete production equipment, specialist spare parts and industry-leading…

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MHEA members enlightened by Tunstead Quarry Visit

The Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA) has organised another successful site visit for its members. Working with Tarmac, the visit to Tunstead Quarry, Derbyshire, took place on 09th May 2018 and over 25 MHEA member companies enjoyed a worthwhile, insightful visit to the quarry, to learn more about the bulk handling requirements that quarries typically face. The visit was led by Richard Strawford, Reliability Supervisor (L&P) and Phillip Shimwell, Quarry Operations Manager, Tarmac, who welcomed the MHEA members and provided…

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