Mathews Company Awarded CSA Certification for New Standards

Mathews Company

Mathews Company

Mathews Company (M-C), a global manufacturer of grain dryers, has been awarded the certification, “CSA Standard for Gas-Fired Equipment for Drying Farm Crops (CSA 3.8-2014)” meeting the new standards for its dryers to operate in Canada. The certification was issued by Intertek, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), which is an independent laboratory recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), to test product safety standards. In October, 2014, the Standards Council of Canada announced a change in certification standards that impacted M-C grain dryers sold in Canada. The purpose of the standards, according to the Standards Council of Canada, is to “…establish accepted practices, technical requirements and terminologies for products, services and systems…Standards help to ensure better, safer and more efficient methods and products, and are an essential element of technology, innovation and trade.” The council announced that all grain dryers must meet the new CSA Standard for Gas-Fired Equipment for Drying Farm Crops (CSA 3.8- 2014) in order to operate in Canada.

Mathews Company’s engineering team worked diligently with Intertek to obtain this certification so that M-C grain dryers could be sold and installed for the 2015 harvest season. “It was a tight timeline as the certification was a process of schematic reviews and on-site equipment inspections,” says Michael Wilke, Mathews Company’s Director of Engineering and Support Services. According to Wilke, the certification covers four of M-C’s dryer series including the Legacy, Infinity, Trilogy, and its 10’ diameter Modular
Tower Series. Approved dryers will carry the official certification mark, as required by the council, to denote that it is a grain dryer that meets Canadian standards.

Intertek confirmed that Mathews Company is one of the first companies to have met the certification standards. According to Wilke, “What this means for our customers is that they can now accept any one of M-C’s approved grain dryers and put them into operation this fall with the confidence that they are designed and built to meet the required CSA standard and they won’t incur the additional costs of having the dryer field inspected and approved to see if they meet the CSA standard.”


Headquartered in Crystal Lake, IL (U.S.A), Mathews Company has been a leading global manufacturer of
high quality innovative agriculture equipment, since 1954, specializing in grain drying. M-C is committed
to “Building for the Future,” striving to provide superior products and unmatched service through
innovation, expertise and quality. M-C dryers are available through authorised dealers worldwide. The
company’s web site is www.mathewscompany.com.

BinMaster SmartBob AO Level Sensor receives Hazardous Location Certification

International Milling Directory member BinMaster has new certification ensuring safe practice in use where dust explosions may occur. This is great news for flour and feed millers looking to invest in extra monitoring products whilst upholding health and safety.

(Lincoln, Nebraska—November 18, 2014)  The BinMaster SmartBob AO level sensor with integrated 4-20 mA analog output has received hazardous location certification. It is listed for Class II, Groups E, F, & G and enclosure types NEMA 4X, 5 and 12, ensuring the sensor is safe to use in locations where combustible dust may be present. This continuous level sensor works like an automated tape measure, but eliminates the needs to climb bins for manual measurements to reduce risk in the workplace.

The SmartBob AO with built-in 4-20 mA output is designed for facilities that prefer an analog output for monitoring bin level measurement data. The programming interface and controls are built in to the SmartBob AO circuit board for easy programming. Since the SmartBob AO measurement data is sent directly to a PLC, it provides an alternative to using a console or software for accessing measurement levels.

 

BinMaster

BinMaster

A simple push-button user interface built into the SmartBob AO circuitry is used to configure the settings for each SmartBob AO sensor. To set up the SmartBob AO, the user opens the device to access the keypad and steps through a series of push-button settings to set the interval timer, units of measure, 4 mA and 20 mA drop distances, maximum drop distance, and the Relay 1 and 2 functions. Once setup is complete, measurement data is sent directly to a PLC, with all settings for the bin saved in the non-volatile memory of the SmartBob AO.

An interval timer setting initiates a measurement in pre-determined time intervals such as every two, four or eight hours. When a measurement is needed immediately, an external start input can be used to initiate a measurement on demand. Additionally, an override input feature can be used to turn the measurement feature off, disabling the measurement function. The override feature is useful when filling tanks to avoid covering the SmartBob probe with material or to stop measurements when a bin is undergoing maintenance or cleaning.

The SmartBob AO features two relays that are configurable by the user, unlike competitive products that only have one relay, making the SmartBob AO more flexible and providing more data to the end user. The user simply selects any two of four different relay options in any combination including measurement status (measurement in process), high level alarm, low level alarm or error alarm (sensor did not take a measurement). Other benefits of the SmartBob AO include the output of a 22 mA error signal if the SmartBob AO should encounter a “stuck top” or “stuck bottom” condition and a soft start feature that reduces wear on the motor.

Conveyors – MPE’s new product for Peanuts & Tree Nuts

MPE Chain-Vey for Nuts

MPE Chain-Vey for Nuts

 

The MPE Chain-Vey® for Peanuts & Tree Nuts

 

International Milling Directory member,Modern Process Equipment Corporation of Chicago, IL, USA, features its new product for peanuts and tree nuts.

Chain-Vey tubular drag conveyor with optimal design features for the transport of peanut and tree nut products. The MPE Chain-Vey offers the most gentle and efficient form of transportation, offering maximum yields and zero degradation. Its flexible design and compact footprint are sure to fit virtually any configuration. Additionally, with a dust-tight enclosed design, you can be confident your almonds, peanuts and other related products are protected from the surrounding environment. The MPE Chain-Vey also features Clean-In-Place [CIP] capabilities with automated wash cycles for sanitary conveying needs. This new machine allows you to obtain better conveying results with a better conveying solution.

For more information about MPE’s complete line of equipment, contact Modern Process Equipment Corporation at 3125 South Kolin Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623, call (+1) 773-254-3929 or visit www.mpechicago.com.

EuroTier 2012: Jules Tournut Probiotics Prize

On November 13th 2012, at EUROTIER tradeshow, The European Probiotic Association (EPA) awarded the Jules Tournut Probiotics Prize 2012 to Peter de Schryver, from Ghent University, for his innovative research project on the use of microbial products and microorganisms in animal nutrition. The Prize was awarded in presence of members of the EPA, FEFANA, representative of the EPA Scientific Committee and journalists. Altogether, the quality and diversity of research projects submitted demonstrate that probiotics benefits go beyond zootechnical performance and pave the way for innovative applications in the field of immunity, but also stress management or even reproduction.

From left to right : J. Brufau (EPA Scientific Committee), E. Auclair (EPA Treasurer), P. de Schryver and L. Dussert (EPA President). 

The aim of the EPA Jules Tournut Prize is to support research and innovation in the field of probiotics for animal nutrition. Professor Joaquim Brufau, from IRTA, who represented EPA Scientific Committee, which formed the judging panel of the award, highlighted the scientific quality and diversity of applications explored by the candidates, who came from all over the world, beyond the boundary of Europe. The studies submitted covered a range of target species and benefits, sign of the broad potential of probiotics for sustainable animal production.

Peter de Schryver’s project aimed at improving performance and welfare in aquaculture thanks to an original approach: the use of poly-β- hydroxybutyrate (PHB), which he describes as a microbial energy storage polymer, an important source of energy for bacteria. PHB thus appears to play a prebiotic role in aquatic species, resulting in improved performance and resistance to pathogens. By combining this compound to a probiotic bacteria (synbiotic approach), the young researcher showed that both agents had a synergistic effect to protect fish against pathogens (use of Artemia franciscana as a well-studied model of aquaculture specie).

Nevertheless, when asked if this new approach could be applied to various species Peter de Schryver reckons that “it could certainly work in land farmed animals that have an even more developed digestive system”. The use of PHB in synbiotic approach for animal nutrition thus appears as a promising field.

Moreover, the young researcher is convinced that, especially in aquaculture, the digestive microbiota is often underestimated. Another interesting aspect of his study is that he looked into the Artemia microbiota richness and diversity and found that PHB had a positive effect on the microbiota diversity and evenness, an asset for microflora stability and protection against pathogens

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O&J HØJTRYK Raise the Bar with New Line

O&J HØJTRYK have recently released a new line of machines that offer clients full control of a range of parameters thanks to the latest digital technology.  The new models are already running and being sold to the USA Markets, Greater Asian Markets as well as the European Market.

CSV14-3 – Countersinking Machine for Ringdies, Fully digital working PLC

The CSV14-3 Countersinking Machine for ring dies with fully digital working PLC is a fully new designed unit for hardened and non-hardened ring dies.

It features an easy loading in/out by crane with  an operators panel that allows full control of parameters in both manual and auto mode. Users can also save the different kinds of die data to be used on identical ring dies.

Constructed for ring dies with a max. Width of
700mm., and a outside diameter from 450mm to 1400mm the CSV13-3 also includes a weblink for remote faultfinding, programming etc. based on clients choice.

CS32-XW Multipurpose Drilling Machine CS32XW

The CS32-XW Machine is a fully new designed unit for hardened and non-hardened ring dies. Easy loading, in/out by crane also with full control of a range of parameters in both manual and auto mode.

The machine is constructed for ring dies with a maximum width of 800 mm., and an outside diameter from 406mm to 1750mm. Weight limit is 2000 kg and includes weblink programming options.

The DG1700 Machine developed by O&J HØJTRYK, is a fully new designed unit for hardened and non-hardened ring dies and rollers
Easy loading, in/out by crane.
The machine is constructed for ring dies with a max. Width of 800 mm., and an outside diameter from Ø450 to Ø1750 mm.
Weight limit is 2000 kg.

The Danish company has for decades been a leading global supplyer within design and manufacturing of machines to the Pelleting Milling Industry.

Their equipment is used by both die manufacturers and service providers of dies and rolls.

For more information on these or any of the products that O&J HØJTRYK provides please visit www.oj-hojtryk.dk.

If you are an IMD listed company interested in promoting your new products get in touch, and discover the many ways that Perendale Publishers Limited can enhance your exposure to the international milling community.  alexr@perendale.co.uk.

AgriTalk Unveils Big Plans for 2012

AgriTalk India-2012, India’s first biggest expo on agriculture will take place this year as part of a collaboration between Junagadh Agriculture University, Aatma Project and Infocom World both of whom are based in Rajkot, Gujarat. The expo is scheduled to be held for 23, 24, 25 & 26th December 2012 at Shashtri Maidan, Gujarat with the aim of the exhibition promoting agriculture entrepreneurship among farmers.

The organizers behind the event hope that AgriTalk India-2012 will serve as a platform for farmers, companies, producers, and service-providers to gather under a single roof to share knowledge, technology and innovations. Visitors and exhibitors will be given the chance to showcase their innovations and technology to potential buyers and establish new business contacts across the country at single venue, bringing the potential future of agriculture all under one roof.

You could also be exposed to new markets, agents and distributors some of whom will be making presentations and demonstrations, which you can do too.

Farmers are going to be honoured in different categories for their innovative and extraordinary work and contribution in their farming activity through various awards as part of the heralded Khedoot Awards.

This exhibition will attract visitors from Gujarat as well as from adjoining states like Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and other parts of India which ranks second worldwide in farming output. With the country’s market growing at a rapid pace it could be time to  join AgriTalk India-2012 to make your agri-products and services known, build new partnerships and generate new business opportunities.

Our Activities:
•    Inauguration Ceremony
•    Khedoot Awards
•    Exhibition
•     Technical Sessions and seminars
•    FoodTech Fair

There is still time for exhibitors and visitors to register their attendance to be part of AgriTalk India-2012 simply by visiting www.agritalkindia.com, where you can also find information on accommodation, food and travel.