Westeel today announces the addition of catwalks to its product line to better serve the global agriculture industry. The catwalk system is engineered and precisely manufactured by Westeel and the modular design requires less towers and less installation time than traditional systems.
Westeel engineers optimize every catwalk system to the location’s specific weather conditions, seismic zones and site, providing a cost-effective solution. Westeel catwalks and goal posts support high capacity conveyors of over 400 tonnes/hour (14,700 bushels/hour*) with minimal use of towers, greatly reducing material and installation costs. The product meets or exceeds European and North American codes, including EN ISO 14122-1, 14122‑2, 14122-3, 14122-4 and ANSI A1264.1-1995 (R2002).
The first Westeel Catwalk system was installed in Ontario, Canada. “The Westeel catwalks installation went seamlessly and took half the time to install compared with other systems,” said Harold Wilcocks, Manager & Sales of Wilcocks Brothers of Watford Limited. Westeel’s Ontario distributor is also very satisfied with the product “We are happy to provide our customers with this well-engineered solution tailored to their specific needs,” said Pat Fischer, President & CEO of John Ernewein Limited.
“We see grain storage and handling trending towards larger and larger operations. Along with our PTM Technology line of conveyors and bucket elevators and with our extensive line of bins, our catwalks allow us to better meet those growing needs,” said André Granger, President and General Manager of Westeel.
Westeel Catwalks can be supplied with or without conveyor path; with dual walkway; with dual conveyor path; with service platforms; with a bin peak connection and roof stairs; with punched or bar grating floor and with a number of other features. [*Based on wheat].
Westeel is a division of Vicwest Inc. Westeel’s comprehensive catalogue of products includes a wide range of on-farm and commercial grain handling and storage solutions for today’s agricultural industry, as well as storage and containment solutions to meet the needs of the petroleum, water and industrial sectors. Westeel has sales and engineering offices in Canada, the United States, Spain, Italy and India and manufacturing facilities in Canada and Italy. The company exports its products across all continents. Vicwest Inc. is traded on the TSX under the symbol VIC.
For more information, please contact:
André Granger, President and General Manager
Phone:+1 204 233 7133
The 2014-2015 harvest year evaluation meeting” was held in the Perissia Hotel in Ürgüp, Cappadocia from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September. The Anatolia Flour Industrialists’ Association (AFIA) hosted the meeting. In the meeting, the aim was to bring together the flour and cereals sectors, the future of wheat, the strategic importance of wheat in the world and the Turkish harvest results were evaluated together with the Turkish Grain Board (TMO) and the sector’s leading representatives. Foreign language interpreting was provided for bilateral meetings with international suppliers for imported wheat. Exhibitions, debates, trips and social programs went ahead with the participation of the companies as well as a panel entitled “The Future of Wheat in Turkey and in the World”. Furthermore, it was organised for the first time during the meeting for the participation of the AFIA representatives working under the larger Turkish Flour Industrialists’ Association (TFIA).
In April 2014 The International Milling Directory‘s Roger Gilbert is set for the next Global Milling Conference in Bangalore, India.
This conference is going from strength to strength, and in its second year it will partner with VIV India to offer delegates a fantastic industry exhibition accessible straight after the conference has ended.
Bangalore is of India’s biggest cities in the south of India, and is in fact the third largest by population size in India and is known for the IT and technology sector. It is again the host city for this conference.
India is the right place for the grain industry to converge at: rising wheat and rice production is meaning that India is going towards being an exporting powerhouse. The issues that are arising from such change will be addressed. Below is some details about it and a Provisional Programme. The details and speaker lists are being arrange right now but with less than six months to go, are you going to miss out?
Dates: Wednesday 23 – Thursday 24 April 2014
Venue: Vivanta Taj hotel, 41/3 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bangalore – 560 001 Karnataka, Bangalore
Session 1: Opening & Keynote presentation
Session 2: Food & Feed Security “Feeding 9 billion by 2050”
Session 3: Milling Developments 1 “Minimising energy useage in the mill”
Session 4: Milling Developments 2
Session 5: Storage & Transportation “Quality in Quality Out”
Session 6: New Technologies “What’s new in feed and food milling?”
Session 7: Feed & Food Heat Treatments “Maintaining hygienic standards”
Session 8: The way ahead “Adopting quality control programs & regulations”
Today the International Milling Directory welcomes Dan-Corn A/S. This company are a specialist in the area of milling and mainly operate in Scandanavia however do have good familiarity with the UK. Perendale are looking forward to meeting Jens and others from the company at Cereals 2013 in Lancashire in a matter of months!
Dan-Corn’s entry contains a great synopsis now online here at their new company page: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_4514.html.
We look forward to developing their involvement in the International Milling Directory for the 22nd edition and reckon our users will find them to be totally relevant to milling, storage, drying and handling in feed industries.
Don’t forget – register or update your listing in time for the July publication of the new edition of the International Milling Directory 2013/14 – click here!
DAN-CORN is a specialist within storage, drying and handling of your crops. Our many happy customers have simply made us the most important player in the market.
Kay International Ltd.
Kay International Ltd. have registered for the International Milling Directory. The 23rd edition is set to be a memorable edition with new companies such as Kay International Ltd joining up. I’m sure we’ll all be interested to find out more from this company. The International Milling Directory synopsis online states their raison d’etre to be manufacturing and exporting positive displacement rotary lobe blowers from India.
Their website is interesting and features a good quotation for all of us in the milling industry to remember, such as,
‘In an industry full of competition, the ultimate winner will be the one who maintains the quality and not the price.’
– Kapil Arora, Director, Kay International.
Their entry on the International Milling Directory Online has just been approved – check it out HERE!
Don’t forget – register or update your listing in time for the July publication of the 23rd edition of the International Milling Directory 2013/14 – click here!
GEAPS Exchange 2013
This week, colleagues from Perendale Publishers will be taking the International Milling Directory to Louisville, Kentucky, USA for 3 full days of the GEAPS Exchange. We are an official media partner of this show and will be intending to repeat the success of this show we have enjoyed in previous years.
There will be over 600 booths for over 300 exhibitors and 2,800 visitors for the grain and feed milling industries. Tom Blacker, the International Milling Directory Co-Ordinator will be attending with Roger Gilbert, Proprietor of Perendale Publishers to show the latest editions and issues of the International Milling Directory and Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine.
We are very excited about participating at this event. Louisville International Convention Center will be the host venue for this important industry show. The dates of the expo are Sunday 24 – Tuesday 26 February 2013.
If you cannot attend, do keep a close watch on this blog for the next 2 weeks. Also you can of course update or register your company today at www.internationalmilling.com and appear in the 2013/14 print edition.
Transflectance cup for Perten’s DA 7250 NIR spectrometer
Need an easy and accurate chemical analysis for juices, vegetable oils or other liquids? International Milling Directory (IMD) partner Perten Instruments has developed a new accessory enabling exactly that.
Perten’s DA 7250 near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) analyser was specifically designed for use in food and agriculture, discovering the chemical compositions of powders, pellets, liquids, pastes and slurries. Perten’s new Transflectance Cup is designed to minimise the need to handle liquid samples or clean the equipment between uses, and its gold-coated surface improves the quality of spectral transmission from the sample to its sensors.
Perten Instruments has been providing tools for chemical analysis and quality control since 1962. It is an active partner of the global agricultural industry, and, like IMD publisher Perendale Publishers, it will be exhibiting at the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) conference in Louisville, Kentucky on 23-26 February. The International Milling Directory team invites you to stop by and say hello to both stands.
Another new member has joined The International Milling Directory.
The Taiwan-based manufacturer is a company dedicated to ‘complete instrumentation solutions’. FineTek’s product line includes a varied and wide quantity of digital controllers and meters, pneumatic products, safety instruments, level switch transmitters for solid and liquid applications. However all impressive this range of categories are, we are interested most in the manufacture of the level sensor for silo bulk storage. This product is the key selling point for a justifiable place in the International Milling Directory. This alone is all the more impressive considering their research and development arm is an integral part of the company, which sets a strong “backbone” of the company.
Do see the new listing here at the International Milling Directory online: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_3940.html
International Milling Directory members may be interested to know that as part of the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) education schedule, the Meat and Poultry Research Conference will focus on the new economic reality presented by natural and organic products, addressing topics from regulatory and animal management challenges to processing and ingredients issues. The registration fee for the program is $150 for all Expo attendees.
Co-sponsored by the American Meat Institute, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the American Meat Science Association, and the Poultry Science Association, the Meat and Poultry Research Conference serves as the leading forum for presenting the most current meat and poultry production research and its direct application to the industry. The conference will present cutting-edge science in practical, applied ways.
The all-day conference will begin with sessions focusing on the role of the consumer, the economic state of the food industry, and regulatory issues and will conclude with a retailer perspective on natural and organic products. Other topics covered include food safety and clean label ingredients, food quality and nutrition challenges of natural and organic products, and marketing organic products.
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 Meat and Poultry Research Conference is scheduled from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 31. For more information on the program, click here. To register for the event, go to www.ipe13.org.