A new in-roller weighing system, a container rotating system for a Canadian stevedore and a climbing robot are all highlights of the March-April edition of the Australian Bulk Handling Review, which is now available in a digital, true-to-life format.
The digital edition can be accessed on desktop, tablet and mobile formats, and is presented in a tactile ‘soft’ magazine format.
“March/April is a feast of reading for all bulkies,” editor Charles Macdonald said.
“We’ve got a 25-page conveyors feature which includes coverage of new technologies and products, as well as who’s doing what in the marketplace. In particular, we survey the mobile conveying players who are benefiting from sites’ desire to harness the flexibility and convenience of mobile, rather than static, gear.
“Elsewhere, we look at two New Zealand companies set to make big money from new technologies that are going global. Invert Robotics has an ingenious climbing robot which can cling to the underside of stainless steel and other non-magnetic silos. It’s set to transform the maintenance and inspection of silos and an early investor is Allan Moss, former CEO of Macquarie Bank.
“The BFM fitting, invented by Blair Forres McPheat, is replacing hose clamps in powder handling plants globally. From humble beginnings in Auckland, it’s now being manufactured by the thousand and being sold internationally via 44 distributors. Another big money spinner for another cluey Kiwi.”