RSS PBS News

  • Transitioning to In-Line Powder Flowability Measurement
    The flow properties of powders are a topic of significant industrial interest. The flowability of intermediates routinely impacts manufacturing efficiency, for example the maximum achievable tableting rate for a pharmaceutical formulation, while for products as diverse as powder coatings, fertilizers, metal and milk powders flow properties directly influence performance, and by extension value. Numerous powder […]
  • BASF Adds Capacity at Compounding Plant in Mexico
    German chemicals and materials firm BASF recently completed an expansion project at its Altamira, Mexico compounding plant that added 15,000 tn/yr of capacity for engineering plastics, the firm announced in a recent release.  The increased output will support BASF’s local production of Ultradur (PBT, polybutylene terephthalate) and Ultramid (PA, polyamide) brand products as global demand […]
  • GEA Finishes Work on Instant Coffee Plant in Vietnam
    Food processing technology supplier GEA recently finished work on Tata Coffee Limited, India’s new freeze dried instant coffee plant in Vietnam, a release announced Monday. Operated by Tata Coffee subsidiary Tata Coffee Vietnam Company Limited, the facility in the Binh Duong Province features a capacity of 5000 mt/yr of freeze dried coffee.  “This type of […]
  • Weighing Terminal for Platform Scales, Bin Weighing Systems
    Siemens has expanded its weighing technology portfolio to include the Siwarex WT231 weighing terminal for platform scales and bin weighing systems. The large graphic display and intuitive operation of the Siwarex WP231 allow quick, easy commissioning. The Siwarex WT231 offers comprehensive diagnostic functions such as monitoring weight progression and reporting of limit values. Advanced filtering […]

Approtec Ran-Le provides process solutions for facilities located in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Mississippi. You can find our Houston Brochure below. To see a full list of manufacturers we represent in your area, please click here.

You can search for your rep by using your city, county or zip code.

Click on your county to see your local rep. Or, open in Google Maps and simply type in your location in the search field (top left).

Click here to open in Google Maps

Houston Bulk Material Handling Society

Houston Bulk Material Handling Society

A Technical Chapter

Level Indicators

Level measurement and inventory management for the storage and processing of most powder and bulk solids, as well as, some liquids and slurries.

Magnetic Separation

Items in this line include Plate Magnets, Grate Magnets, Liquid Line Traps, Magnetic Humps, RF Cartridges, Deep Reach Separators, Pulley Magnets, Magnetic Drums, Suspended Permanent Magnets and High Intensity Dry Magnetic Separators.

Vibratory Feeders

Vibratory equipment effectively and efficiently conveys, screens and feeds materials in quantities ranging from a few spoonfuls to tons per hour

Metal Detection

Metal Detector in tunnel, tunnel conveyor, vertical and liquid-line models with a wide range of reject options

Rotary Valves

Rotary Airlock Feeders are used in a wide range of applications where there is a need to minimize system air losses while transferring material between vessels with differing pressures

Dust Collection

Dust collectors and a variety of filter media that conquer the challenges of most types of industrial dusts, including pharmaceutical, chemical, grain, bulk/powder, food, metal and others.
All Products