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Mr. Bulk Truck Loader on Facebook and Twitter

Mr. Bulk Truck Loader is the alter ego of Roel Kneepkens, the man responsible for Dino bulk truck loaders. Since 1 November last you can follow him on Twitter and Facebook, where he talks about the Dino every day.

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Ardo uses special trough conveyors to retain taste and heat of its fresh red cabbage products

‘We preserve nature’s precious gifts’ has been the slogan adopted by ARDO B.V. for more than forty years. The Zundert-based company is Europe’s largest frozen fruit and vegetable producer. Van Beek has supplied Ardo with a closed system of three trough conveyors, and in doing so has helped ensure that the red cabbage retains its taste, colour and shape while it is processed into a frozen vegetable product. With special facilities – such as CIP lines, flat-body ball valves and bead-blasted finishes – the red cabbage can be hygienically conveyed, while ensuring optimum cleanability of the screw conveyors.

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Don’t wait, but plan your machine maintenance now

The summer is a favourite and very suitable time for carrying out maintenance and overhaul on machinery. Now the outside temperature is rising again, we are also seeing an increase in the number of service requests. A screw conveyor requires relatively little maintenance, but structural maintenance is essential.

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Bremat Holland BV demands full flexibility in screw conveyors

Bremat from ’s-Hertogenbosch has in recent years frequently obtained various screw conveyors from Van Beek for their fully automatic mobile mortar mixing installations. Their variable demand fits in extremely well with Van Beek’s flexibility and results in constant purchasing.

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Asset Management on sludge drying project for the Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier

The term Asset Management is heard increasingly within organisations involved in the management and maintenance of technical installations. Asset Management revolves around the responsible, sustainable and cost effective handling of the Assets. Through interaction with our clients in different industries we have gained a lot of experience in Asset Management. As a result we can provide added value for our clients. One example of this is our cooperation with the Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier (HHNK) (District Water Control Board of Holland North District) in their sludge drying project in Beverwijk.

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Adding glucose in a continuous process

We have supplied a number of machines to one of the most modern sugar factories in Rumania to optimise their production process. For this optimisation we supplied among other things two big bag unloading stations, two screw elevators, an inclined screw conveyor and a dosing screw.

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Substantial expansion of test centre

The test centre has been considerably expanded in the past three months, both as regards equipment and technology and as regards know-how and staff. As a result Van Beek can now respond to even more complex problems such as for example questions relating to changing material properties upon heating and/or cooling, thermographic testing and pyrolysis.

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Looking back at the Van Beek/Celsius “trade fair season”

The last two months have been a busy time for the van Beek team. We were represented at no less than four trade fairs, spread over very different locations and focussed on very different target groups. Let’s look back at them...

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Dino bulk truck loader helps with sugar shortage in Europe

Due to high world market prices a sugar shortage has occurred on the European market. Many sugar processing companies are therefore importing sweetener from outside Europe. The imported sugar is supplied in big bags and then transferred into silo wagons. Sugar processors are remarkably often discovering the Van Beek Dino Bulk truck loader for this application. In a short time Van Beek has supplied six Dinos to five different end users in the sugar industry.

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DINO Summer Deal : Magnet and matching outlet for € 5,995.- (excl. installation)

Your end clients are always making higher demands and you have to cope with stricter inspections, so it is good to know that a stage has been incorporated into your loading process in which ferrous particles are removed from the product flow.

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Dino bulk truck loader at Transport & Logistics in Antwerp

From 20 to 22 September next the Transport & Logistics trade show is being held in Antwerp. A wonderful opportunity for you to get to know our Dino bulk truck loader personally (again).

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Van Beek and Entecon supply powder transport for Egyptian SIPES

Van Beek was commissioned by the English company Entecon to supply three specially designed tubular conveyors to the Egyptian paint factory SIPES. These screw conveyors tip various raw materials for paint from storage silos into dissolvers (mixers), all in the correct quantities.

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Your maintenance in reliable hands

A growing number of clients call us in at an early stage for the maintenance of their machines. Our specific knowledge of the machine combined with our clients’ maintenance requirements and programmes are increasingly often resulting in the establishment of agreements in a maintenance contract.

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24/7 service at Van Beek screw conveyors

Van Beek is providing a constant service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

One telephone call to our special service telephone number on 0031(0)6-53287258 is all that is needed. The number came into use on 3 January this year, and is contactable 24/7!

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Steinkühler chooses Dino bulk truck loader

Steinkühler specialises in the transport of powders and liquids (primarily for the food industry) and is the market leader in Europe in this field. For their site in Krefeld (where bulk goods are offloaded from bigbags into silo trucks) they have found a secure and quick solution to the offloading of bulk goods in Van Beek’s Dino Silverline.

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Screw conveyor for discharge of pellets from water softening process

Van Beek has engineered and produced two steel tubular conveyors for RWB Water Services from Almelo as a solution for the fast and simple transport of pellets. These pellets are produced as a waste product when softening water.

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Dino® bulk truck loader "live" at the Powtech exhibition

If you want to know how to load bulk goods efficiently, come to the Van Beek stand number 9-232 at the Powtech trade fair to view a "live" demonstration of the Dino® type DR300 Silverline!

The Dino® will not only save time, it is safe to work with and you will have a reliable, easy to clean and easy to operate loader. On top of this, the bulk truck loader requires very little maintenance.

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Make an appointment now to speak to one of our Sales Engineers at the Powtech

You will find us, exactly as last year, with two stands at the Powtech exhibition in Nuremburg in Germany from the 27 to 29 April. Powtech, the international trade fair for powder, granule and bulk cargo technologies, has evolved into one of the leading technology forums in Europe.

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Screw conveyor solution for vertical magnesium transport

For some years now SMA Mineral Magnesia AS from Porsgrunn (Norway) has been struggling with a transport problem for lifting their waste product hydrated magnesium. They wanted to be able to recycle their waste product, but not a single screw conveyor builder in Scandinavia could offer a system which could lift the magnesium vertically to the incinerator. Then by chance this problem was mentioned to Van Beek and they offered a solution in the form of a shaftless screw conveyor system.

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New Machinery Directive 2010 also in force at Van Beek

The new European Machinery Directive has been in force since 29 December 2009. This Directive specifies that a constructor of partly complete machines incorporated in production lines or final machines must comply with more stringent requirements. A screw conveyor is almost always a partly complete machine; Van Beek fully meets this standard and has largely automated the administrative obligations.

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Van Beek present at Powtech

POWTECH is de beurs die zich richt op de mechanische processen en belangrijke technologieën voor bijna alle takken van industrie. POWTECH heeft zich gevestigd als toonaangevend technologieforum in Europa met een wereldwijde impact op het gebied van poeders, korrels en andere bulkgoederen.

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Coarse-fine dosing screws for dextrose bagging line

Van Beek has engineered and produced two coarse-fine dosing screws for Behn + Bates of Münster in Germany, which can accurately fill bags with dextrose at high speed.

For fast coarse dosing both the large and small screw run. When approaching the required weight the large screw stops. The outlet valve is closed.

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Van Beek introduces online meeting service

A good relationship starts with personal contact, but due distances between the Netherlands and the customer or supplier it is unfortunately not always possible for us to bring a visit. This is why Van Beek has devised a suitable alternative, namely personal contact by the webcam!

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Dino bulk truck loader successful in test at Vollers in Belgium

To be entirely certain about the operation of the Dino bulk truck loader beforehand Vollers Belgium has for six months been extensively testing Van Beek's Rental Dino for loading plastic granulate from big bags into silo trucks.

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Extraction screw conveyor for compost fermentation tanks

In September this year Van Beek will again supply extraction screw conveyors for removing fermentation waste from a DRANCO fermentation tank to OWS from Ghent (Belgium). This time the installation will be used in Leszno (Poland).

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Inclined screw conveyor for the production of Sultana biscuits

For Koninklijke Verkade from Zaandam Van Beek has designed three mobile inclined screw conveyors for quickly and efficiently adding cinnamon sugar and syrup chips to the Sultana biscuit production process.

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Hygienic screw conveyance for production of Cheddar cheese

Van Beek has delivered a screw conveyor with an extremely high hygienic finish level to Tetra Pak Tebel B.V. from Heerenveen. This trough conveyor is used in the production of Cheddar cheese in Northern Ireland.

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Rent a Dino bulk truck loader

We receive regular enquiries from the market about the possibility to rent a Dino® bulk truck loaders for short-term projects, which is why Van Beek has started with a new concept: Rent a Dino®!

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Maintenance and spare parts

The Dino in general requires very little maintenance, but it is recommended to have critical parts of your Dino, such as the drive, seals and bearings, checked periodically. Van Beek would gladly provide you with assistance in this regard.

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SilverLine special action model

Van Beek has been producing and delivering the best bulk truck loaders in the world for the past few years. This is a reliable concept, based on a screw conveyer that is fast, safe and a cost-effective investment. Right now new buyers can now take advantage of the attractive action model: Dino DR300 SilverLine.

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Nijhof-Wassink decides on ‘dedicated’ use of Dino bulk truck loader

Nijhof-Wassink Transport, a specialist in bulk transport by road, rail and water has recently invested again in a second Dino bulk truck loader from Van Beek of Drunen. This investment pays for itself because of the completely dedicated use of the Dino.

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The Van Beek bulk truck loader: Dino®

In addition to straight-out payment, Van Beek has created a number of alternative options for either buying or using a new Dino®. Spread payments, hiring, leasing and buying with a guaranteed buy-back option.

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Dust extractor on the Dino® bulk truck loader

Dust is an ever recurring problem in loading (discharging) Big Bags into bulk trucks. Van Beek has developed various solutions to tackle this dust problem.

The dust problem with a Dino® really comes in two ways: dust around the hopper, and dust at the outlet.

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Screw heat exchangers

Looking for screw heat exchangers: www.celsius.nl

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New Van Beek website application-oriented with focus on personal contact

The new Van Beek website is clear, concise and application-oriented so visitors to the website can quickly find what they are looking for. Rene van Manen of Storm Solutions design agency played an important part in the process to develop the new site and gives tips for setting up a successful site.

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Van Beek contributes to Machevo sector survey

What is the situation for the Dutch process industry and what are the investment prospects? To answer this and other questions the Machevo & Bulk Association has a major survey carried out every year by the Jaarbeurs Fair. Because Van Beek is a leading player in the sector, this year our General Manager Perry Verberne was interviewed for the sector survey.

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Let this summer come!

The summer is just round the corner which means that the holiday period is nearly with us once more. We are also at your service daily during the holiday period in July and August!

We will of course have a slightly smaller staff than normal but we will continue to be available for you. Call or email us for advice, assistance with service requests and of course any other questions in the field of screw conveyors, bulk truck loaders and screw heat exchangers.

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Overhaul or maintenance during summer shutdown

Overhaul or maintenance during summer shutdown

The summer is a very suitable period for carrying out maintenance and overhaul on your machinery. Now the outside temperatures are rising and the holiday period is coming into sight, the number of service requests we receive is also rising.

A screw conveyor requires relatively little maintenance, but structural maintenance is essential. Our service team is at your service 24/7 during the summer period but make sure that you are not too late, let us know when your planned shutdown is so that we can provide you with the very best service!

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XXL Projects

We manufacture screw conveyors of all types and in all sizes, but, did you know that there is also a big difference in the number of screws for each job? An XXL project may consist of 20 to 40 screw conveyors that we fully align with each other and customize according to the client’s process. In addition to transporting bulk goods horizontally, at an angle and vertically upwards, these screws can also contribute to the actual process by weighing, dosing, sieving, compressing, buffering, mixing, heating or cooling products during transport.

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Exotic Dino® bulk truck loader for A&MCC in Curaçao

For transfer of blast furnace cement from big bags into bulk trucks, Argos & Mijnmaatschappij Cement Company (A&MCC) in Willemstad in Curaçao, looked all over the world for a mobile installation for loading blast furnace cement from big bags into bulk trucks. After careful selection the Van Beek cement Dino® seemed to have the best configuration. Although this came at a slightly higher purchase price, “The fast payback time of the Dino® and good after care by Van Beek were the deciding factors for us in the end” according to Maarten van de Laar, Technical Service Manager at A&MCC.

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Customer-specific TwinFeeders for Hosokawa

Recently Van Beek was again able to supply a ‘state of the art’ TwinFeeder to Hosokawa Micron in Doetinchem. Hosokawa uses this type of TwinFeeder as a feed screw for their Drymeister flash dryer. Because of the constantly changing designs that Hosokawa Micron needs, it remains a challenge for Van Beek to adapt the TwinFeeder each time for this specific customer. Van Beek has succeeded in this to Hosokawa’s full satisfaction, shown by the fact that relationship between the two companies already goes back more than 25 years. This relationship is based on quality, knowledge, expertise and involvement of the employees.

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Van Beek wins Graydon Award

Van Beek Screw conveyor systems has recently won the Graydon Award. Financial services provider Graydon presents this award to companies who are among the top financially healthy companies in the sector. Mr Bobby Schuitemaker of Graydon Nederland BV presented the award personally to Perry Verberne, Managing Director at Van Beek.

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Optimum hygiene for screw conveyance by patented ‘SpeedClean’ concept

Hygiene standards for the pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and meat and food processing industry are being continually tightened. The cleaning of machines is a priority to meet all the stringent hygiene and aseptic requirements. The aim is to strive continuously and carefully for higher speed cleaning to save costs and claims. Van Beek has designed a patented innovative screw cleaning method for these specific sectors: the ‘SpeedClean’ concept that drastically speeds up and improves the cleaning of screw conveyor systems and makes them more ergonomic.

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Doing business with the Asian process industry

The European process industry has in recent years steadily lost market position to Asia. This is partly due to that fact that since the end of the 20th century rapid industrialisation has been taking place in this continent. In Asian particular the “Asian Tigers”, like Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong have in the past 30 years made great industrial progress. But also for example Thailand, Malaysia, India and above all China are working hard to industrialise their economy. Van Beek has already been working successfully for 15 years with its Chinese agent, Compass Bulk Handling System Pte Ltd, for deliveries to the Asian process industry. We visited Mr. George Lee, managing director of Compass Bulk Handling System Pte Ltd, in Beijing and asked him a number of questions. You will probably also be interested in his answers and we would like to share them with you.

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High quality craftsmanship

In a dark workshop ‘old Mr Van Beek’ worked on an imposing machine. We are talking about Sprang-Cappelle in 1958. Van Beek Sr. built on a unique screw roller, composed of materials that he had collected from demolition yards. A truck gearbox, bearings from a tram and gearwheels from a tank. Untrained and without any theoretical knowledge he constructed a colossal innovation, thought up entirely on his own.

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Screw conveyors from Van Beek fit within DSM’s new state-of-the-art plant in Geleen

In the new ammonium sulfate plant that DSM is building in Geleen (the Netherlands) there will be as many as 17 Van Beek screw conveyor systems. These conveyor systems play an important part in the production of ammonium sulfate. This is a substance that is mainly used as artificial fertilizer, but can also be used as a raw material for medicines and foodstuffs.

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Railway wagons and tall containers easy to fill with new Dino XXL

Two new versions of the Dino® bulk truck loader now make it easier to load taller (square) storage silos such as railway wagons and containers. These XL and XXL Dinos from Van Beek were initially developed at the request of two customers. They do however seem to be the solution that so many customers were looking for that the Dinos have been added to the standard range.

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