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POWTECH 2011 on the up

As the world’s leading exhibition for mechanical processing technologies and instrumentation, POWTECH 2011 offers from 11.-13.10.2011 a unique and...


bauma 2013 gets underway

As soon as one event comes to a close, it’s time to start work on the next: that’s the nature of the trade fair business. For bauma, too, preparations...


Order from Mauretania

AUMUND delivers two arched-plate apron feeders, each with a conveying capacity of 6000 t/h, to northern Mauretania (Fig.). They will be employed there...


HAZEMAG expansion continues

As already announced in winter 2010, HAZEMAG & EPR GmbH, headquartered in Dülmen/Germany, continues its planned expansion with the announcement of the...


Competence and efficiency

For over 40 years, LISTENOW has ensured that nothing is spilt during the loading of bulk solids. Whether A for ash or Z for zirconia, whether for...


BHS-Sonthofen focuses on growth

On 23.05.2011 the foundation stone was laid at BHS-Sonthofen for the new administration building (Fig.) and a new warehouse was inaugurated. The new...




100 years of Hartsteinwerke Fischer

With a special ceremony and an open day, the 100 year company anniversary of what is currently Granitwerk Fischer GmbH & Co. KG was celebrated with over 800 guests and visitors on 30.04.2011 in Heberndorf near Wurzbach (Fig. 1). The relationship between the local mining authorities and the granite works was marked by excellent cooperation with each other, reported Dr. Reiner Schubert, a former Director of the Gera Mining Authority. The company management had, he continued, always cooperatively supported excursions and numerous studies. Henneberg granite was “one of the best researched granite deposits” in which, for example, over 70 different minerals have been discovered. According to Gert-Dietrich Reuter, Secretary of the UVMB, the trade association for mineral building materials, which represents the interests of over 3000 enterprises in this sector in Germany’s eastern states, the anniversary is an impressive example of durability and countability, but also of the struggle for survival of a medium-size family business. Anyone running a mining operation has to have confidence in the future. “Since 1991 we have championed demand-independent long-term assurance of the supply of raw materials,” explains Reuter. And already since January 1991, in his capacity as operations manager at the Vereinigten Thüringer Schiefergruben GmbH Unterloquitz – Granitwerk Heberndorf, Manfred Fischer joined what was then the trade association for sand, gravel, chippings, mortar, ready-mix concrete and asphalt for Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt, the predecessor of the UVMB, and played an active part on various committees on state and federal level. The company had its origins in Mellenbach, explained Manfred Fischer in a review. His grandfather joined with his brother to start up a diabase quarry in 1911. As the second site, in 1927 a quarry in Henneberg granite was opened up in Heberndorf. A blending plant for the production of mixed chippings with tar or bitumen was built in 1926. With the increasingly strong car industry and the development of the road network, the production of road and paving stones became more important. Parallel to this, the production of crushed products and mass bulk solids was started up. A not unimportant upswing came with a major order for a dam at the later Hohenwarte Reservoir. In 1960 with the construction of the “Hohenwarte II pump storage station”, another 650 000 t concrete aggregate were...


Trouble-free process safety

Reliably operating belt conveyors are the basis for trou-ble-free process safety. They are used in a wide range of industries in different...


New scrap drum from Eriez

Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd. has recently launched their super strength P-Rex permanent magnetic scrap drum (Fig.). For many years electric motors or...


BEUMER supplies quality

Knauf Engineering, a subsidiary of the construction materials manufacturer Knauf, headquartered in Iphofen, has contracted the intralogistics experts...


Focus on sustainability

At CeMAT, the world‘s leading intralogistics exhibition that was held in Hanover from 02.-06.05.2011, the BEUMER Group focussed on innovative and...