IMD at the GEAPS Exchange

GEAPS

GEAPS

In just over 5 weeks the GEAPS Exchange is being held in Louisville, Kentucky. The International Milling Directory will be exhibiting and attending this important show. The GEAPS show is for the grain handling, elevator and processing industries. Many of our member companies and organisations will be present, especially from the US market.

 

 

 

Information from the GEAPS Exchange Expo is interesting for all, especially exhibitors and participants:–

‘Exhibitors were so enthusiastic about Exchange 2012 that they signed up in record numbers to exhibit at Exchange 2013, February 23-26, in Louisville. In fact, every one of the record 508 booths on the 2013 floor plan sold out during on-site booth sales—far and away the most booths ever sold during an Exchange. These booths have been reserved by 294 companies, also a new Exchange record!

Expo 2013 Hours

Saturday,
Feb. 23

Exhibitor Setup
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday,
Feb. 24

Exhibitor Setup
7:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Expo Grand Opening
at 12:15 p.m.

Expo: 12:15 – 6 p.m.
Lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception
4:30 – 6 p.m.

Monday,
Feb. 25

Expo: 9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(1 hour longer than 2012!)
Lunch at noon

Tuesday,
Feb. 26

Expo: 9:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch at 11:30 a.m.
Exhibitor Teardown
1:45 – 7 p.m.

GEAPS Exchange is the grain handling industry’s largest and best venue for operations professionals and suppliers to connect. We have another sell-out year with record number of booths and exhibitors eager to display their products and services. Over the course of three days you will have plenty of opportunities to go Expo shopping.

GEAPS has been building on the success of the Exchange Expo for years, with sell-outs since 2006 and record breaking numbers of exhibitors and booths. From corner to corner, you’ll find the Expo Hall filled with exhibitors eager to show you their latest, and greatest, products and services. Our exhibitors know that when it comes to connecting face-to-face with the most dedicated grain operations professionals out there, the GEAPS Exchange is the place to be.

Companies interested in exhibiting can get on the waiting list to be contacted about available space due to last minute cancellations.  To get on the list, complete the Exhibit Space contract and send it to Adrianne at the GEAPS office.  Full details are also available by contacting GEAPS at (+1) (952) 928-4640 or email sales@geaps.com.’
[Source: 18.01.13, <http://www.geaps.com/exchange/expo.cfm>].

No Limitations for New Romer Labs Product

Leading global food-safety diagnostic experts Romer Labs have announced the launch of a new product for an effective clean-up prior to multi-mycotoxin analysis. The MycoSpinTM 400 Multitoxin column enhances the performance of LC-MS/MS methods and promises straightforward sample preparation with no limitations by molecular mass of the analyte
The machines cleanup columns, in conjunction with BiopureTM 13C labeled internal standards, achieve new performance levels in LC-MS/MS analysis and furthermore, BiopureTM 13C isotope-labeled internal standards overcome the ionization effect by stabilizing the system to the effects of signal suppression and signal enhancement.
Thanks to 30years of experience, Romer Labs has developed a series of method applications using this new approach of a MycoSpinTM cleanup with BiopureTM internal standards. These methods are validated for the simultaneous detection of multiple mycotoxins in cereal grains, mixed feeds, and corn, including corn by-products.
Romer Labs is the leading company in LC-MS/MS applications for multi-mycotoxin analysis. Its broad range of innovative products include the largest portfolio of reference materials worldwide, as well as a series of cleanup-columns for extract purification ranging from the well-known MycoSep® columns to specific antibody-based immunoaffinity StarLineTM columns.

Romer Labs, founded in Washington, in 1982 is a leading developing manufacturer of test kits for food allergens, food pathogens, mycotoxins, veterinary drug residues and other food contaminants. The company also operates four accredited, full-service laboratories on three continents. Romer Labs has facilities in Austria, Brazil, China, Malaysia, Singapore, UK and the USA. For more than 30 years, Romer Labs has been a trusted partner for the food and feed industry worldwide.

www.romerlabs.com

IPPE News

Back by popular demand, the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum is returning to the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the National Poultry & Food Distributors Association (NFPDA), the program will identify the challenges facing the industry and provide insight into how domestic and international poultry industries are positioned to move forward in 2013. The Poultry Market Intelligence Forum is free to all Expo and NPFDA meeting attendees.

USPOULTRY president John Starkey said, “The Poultry Market Intelligence Forum has been one of the most popular programs on the Expo schedule since its inception, and we are pleased to add it back for 2013.” He added, “Feed costs, global competition, and consumer demand present constant challenges for the poultry and egg industry, so it is important to stay informed about current conditions and projections for the future. This program helps keep industry leaders current on the various factors that could impact their financial performance.”

The program will feature two noted industry economists and a major food service provider. Mike Donohue, Agri Stats, will review Performance Trends for the Poultry and Egg Industry. Dr. Paul Aho, Poultry Perspective, will discuss Domestic and Global Drivers for 2013. Barry Barnett, Vice President of Global Supply and Purchasing for Church’s Chicken, will provide insight into The Customer’s View of the Poultry and Egg Industry.

The 2013 IPPE, one of the world’s largest poultry, feed, and meat industry events, will be held from January 29-31, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. The Poultry Market Intelligence Forum is scheduled from 9 – 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30.

Visit www.ipe13.org for more information.

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IMD21 Company Focus (i): Vigan Engineering S.A.

Hello and welcome to what I suppose you could call a new series of our introductions to those of you listed with IMD for 2012/13 and who are appearing in IMD21.

This week we introduce a company returning once again to IMD where for another year they will enjoy international exposure to millers and milling service-providers across the globe.

Always on the move, VIGAN Engineering S.A. designs and manufactures harbour equipment and more particularly ship loaders and unloaders.

They lead the way in mobile portable grain pumps (120 to 270 tons/hour) that are particularly flexible with a wide range of accessories available allowing cargo handling in many different working configurations. For higher capacity requirements (200 to 800 tons/hour) VIGAN offer their own pneumatic Continuous Ship Unloaders on gantry called “NIV”. Self-propelled on tires or rails, they can be powered by diesel engine or electrical motors and each machine is bespoke designed based on the customers needs.

VIGAN’s range of equipment stretches beyond pumps though. Their catalogue also includes a mechanical CSU called “SIMPORTER” designed to meet very high discharging rates up to 1,500 metric tons/hour. It is particularly suitable for large bulk carriers. The twin-belt SIMPORTER technology offers major benefits: efficiency, cost-effectiveness (minimum energy consumption, reduced operational and maintenance cost) and environment-friendly qualities such as minimum noise, dust control, and no product breakage.

Besides unloading equipment, VIGAN’s mechanical shiploaders (rail-mounted, on tires or stationary)are suitable for almost any kind of bulk products (with a density from 0.2 to 1.8) on any kind of barge or vessel based on requirements (up to 1,200tonnes/hour)

VIGAN also provide a seemingly infinite wisdom of other harbour equipment based on more than 30 years experience. They now offer services in design projects such as mobile hoppers/bagging lines and quay conveyors, but also in turnkey port terminals delivery from engineering to commissioning, this includes silos & other storage.

We here at IMD HQ wish VIGAN every success this year and I would like to thank them for choosing IMD once again.

If you would like your company to feature as part of ‘Company Focus’ please feel free to get in touch.

Until next time!

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator

Introducing to IMD 2012/13: Newson Gale

Hello again and welcome to our latest installment of Introducing, this week we are pleased to introduce Newson Gale to IMD 2012/13.

For 30 years Newson Gale has been protecting people and business assets from the dangers of static hazards which according to the Institute of Chemical Engineers cause at least two serious fires or explosions everyday worldwide. While their areas of expertise include chemical & petrochemical distribution and the manufacturing of paints & solvents they provide a vital service to the international milling industry in the handling and storage of combustible organic ingredients such as flour and sugar.

They have a plethora of locations worldwide for the purpose of distribution and also operate from their main offices in UK, the US and Germany. Newson Gale are probably best recognised for their advanced techniques in static grounding and spark protection and have developed several important products to achieve this.

The Earth-Rite FIBC system verifies the resistance and safe grounding of“Big-Bags” or “Super-Sacks” in combustible or flammable atmospheres. This advanced system ensures that resistance of the flexible container is within the correct parameters as specified by International Hazardous Area Static Control Codes of Practice according to Newson Gale. It is also capable of interlocking with filling/discharge machinery or control/alarm systems to prevent dangerous levels of accumulation of static electricity.

They are also responsible for the Earth-Rite Multipoint for specialized plant and equipment situated in combustible or flammable atmospheres, with several potentially isolated conductive components (such as dryers, filling and conveying systems and is also corrosion resistant and made of hygiene clean stainless steal.

Once again we are delighted to be welcoming such and important and prestigious enterprise to the International Milling. For more information on Newson Gale and its products please visit their profile page with IMD or visit www.newson-gale.co.uk.

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If you interested in featuring as part of the IMD blog feel free to get in touch to discuss your options.

Until next time…

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator