Material Handling Equipment 

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Bulk bag and sack handling

Bag dischargers
Bag emptiers
Bulk bag dischargers
IBC dischargers
Sack emptiers

          Sack slitters

Bag fillers
Bag fillers
Bulk bag fillers
IBC fillers
Sack Fillers

Drum fillers and dischargers
Drum dischargers
Drum fillers
Packaging systems
Bag and sack fillers
Bag and sack placers
Bag and sack sealers

Bulk materials handling, storage and explosion protection

Bin activators and bin dischargers
Bin activators
Bin dischargers
Discharge aids
Silo dischargers
Bulk materials handling systems
Bulk materials handling systems
Process plant systems
Bulk storage and hoppers
Bulk hoppers and storage bins
Explosion protection
Explosion protection equipment
Explosion vents
Flameless explosion Vents
Silo cleaning
Acoustic cleaners
Silo cleaning equipment
Silo cleaning services

Consultancy, training, testing and troubleshooting

Acoustics and noise
ATEX / DSEAR, explosion and fire
Equipment design and assessment
Expert witness services
Design Services & Testing
Materials characterisation
Feasibility studies
Bulk materials handling
Hopper feed and discharge
Mechanical conveying problems
Particle attrition and plant wear
Pneumatic conveying problems
Segregation and caking
System performance problems

Conveyors and elevators

Air slides
Air slides
Belt conveyors
Belt conveyors
Air cushion conveyors
Bucket elevators and conveyors
Bucket elevators
Bucket conveyor-elevators
Mechanical conveyors
Aero mechanical conveyors
Centreless screw conveyors
Chain conveyors
En-masse conveyor-elevators
Flexible screw conveyors
Screw conveyors
Tubular chain conveyors
Vibrating conveyors
Vibrating conveyors
Pneumatic conveyors
Pneumatic conveyors
Vacuum conveyors
Vacuum cleaning systems

Ducting and industrial hose

Flexible and metal ducting
Clipped ducting systems
Metal ducting systems
Flexible ducting and connectors
Flexible hoses, industrial hoses
Industrial hoses and connectors

Dust collection and air handling

Air compressors and Fans
Air compressors
Blowers and exhausters
Industrial fans
Dust collection, dust extraction
Cartridge filters
Dust extraction systems
Filter media
Industrial dust collection systems
Dust control equipment/systems
Centralised vacuum cleaning
Dust detectors and monitors
Industrial dust control systems

Grinding and milling equipment

Grinding equipment
Coarse grinding mills
Fine grinding mills
Sub-micron mills

Industrial valves and samplers

On/off and flow control valves
Butterfly valves
Disc valves
Dome valves
Iris valves
Membrane Valves
Pinch valves
Slide valves
Flap and plug diverter valves
Flap diverter valves
Gravity diverter valves
Plug diverter valves
Weigh scale diverter valves
Rotary valves and explosion chokes
Blowing seals
Rotary seals
Cross cut samplers
Gravity samplers
Pneumatic line sampling
Sampling valves
Sampling Systems

Metal detectors and magnetic separators

Metal detectors
Metal detection equipment
Magnetic separators
Magnetic separators

Mixers, blenders, agglomerators and dryers

Industrial blenders
Industrial dryers
Industrial mixers

Noise Reduction and Containment

Acoustic doors
Acoustic enclosures
Acoustic louvres
Acoustic panels
Attenuators / silencers
Sound havens

Process instrumentation and control

Level control systems
Level control systems
Level indicators
Process instrumentation and control
Process control systems
Process instrumentation systems
SCADA Systems

Sieves, sifters and classifiers

Air classifiers
Air classifiers
Flat deck sifters
Flat deck sifters
Rotary sifters
Rotary sifters

Weighing and feeding equipment

Batch feeding and weighing systems
Batch feeding systems
Batch weighing systems
Belt feeders
Weigh belt feeders
Volumetric belt feeders
Continuous weighers
Belt weighers
Industrial weighing systems
Industrial weighing systems
Load cells
Load cells
Screw feeders
Gravimetric screw feeders
Loss in weight screw feeders
Volumetric screw feeders
Vibrating Feeders
Vibrating feeders

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This course has been especially designed for Shapa members and will include content specifically related to our industry
Anyone involved in driving their business forward e.g Managing Directors, Directors/Managers & Account Managers etc , whatever their level of financial knowledge. The workshop is designed to enable everyone to take away practical tips and strategic insight suitable to their skills and experience, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced. So join us for and inspiring and enjoyable day out. download the flyer and booking form today


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for more details email Ian at and download and agenda

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for more details and an agenda email Ian at

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LAST CHANCE TO ENTER 2017 Solids handling Industry Awards

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A Moving Story

Since the dawn of civilisation materials have been conveyed, by men and women toting sacks on yokes, by pack animals, carts and more recently using mechanical conveyances.

Connections refined

It is well established that the SHAPA membership comprises many choice companies in bulk materials handling and processing, their combined experience amounting to centuries.



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