Tebulo Becomes Radian Robotics

Tebulo Becomes Radian Robotics

Tebulo Industrial Robotics is changing its name to Radian Robotics. According to President Jim Kay, the change is part of a larger rebranding process due to the company’s business growth.

“As we’ve expanded into different market segments and developed new applications, our team has doubled in size and we’ve outgrown the partnership we have with our European division,” Kay says. “Our focus on the steel, aluminum and lumber industries is still razor-sharp. And our team is continuing to improve and expand our product lines.”

The company is located in Hamilton, Ontario, serving North and South America along with New Zealand and Australia.

“Due to the ongoing pandemic, increasing restrictions and the renewed lockdown, there is great uncertainty in the market,” emphasizes Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Deutsche Messe Managing Board member. “The decision to postpone Ligna was a very difficult one for us, but it is the only consistent measure to give all those involved planning security and the necessary lead time for preparations.”

“We are already looking forward to numerous innovations, particularly in the three focal themes of LIGNA.21: Woodworking Transformation, Prefab Building Processes and Green Material Processing,” adds Christian Pfeiffer, Global Director Ligna & Woodworking Shows at Deutsche Messe.

 

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Kerwood Joins Hansen-Rice

 Kerwood Joins Hansen-Rice

Hansen-Rice, Inc. (HRI) announced that Terry Kerwood and Matt Peerboom have joined their heavy industrial team as a business manager and director, respectively. Kerwood’s role is owner/ client advocate and liaison. As director, Peerboom oversees the project from start to finish.

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Con-Vey Appoints New Panel Products Manager

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For many years TSI has been steadily upgrading its clients’ dryer fleets with new drums and other improvements, like flat-back elbows. The requirement is usually to fit a new drum into the same space as the existing drum and to improve both quality and productivity.

TSI’s single-pass system with its internal drum flighting is often able to deliver a significant bump in production volume (usually around 10% or more) when replacing older drums (especially triple pass design). The flighting also has the advantage that it will allow the chips or strands to classify within the drum meaning that the range of moisture tolerance of the product coming out of the drum will often see a significant improvement. Upgrades such as flat back elbows reduce pressure drop, meaning the fan will gain some extra capacity. Modular construction of the drum enables it to be delivered in sections that bolt together on site for easier access in tight “brownfield” conditions and reduced downtime for installation.

TSI can further improve the situation by adding exhaust gas recycle to the system taking spent gas from the exhaust and adding it back to the dryer inlet as blend gas. This not only increases thermal efficiency it also increases humidity which produces a better conditioning of the strand, or chip. It can help resin consumption, and will result in less absolute emissions and lower volume of gasses going to the pollution control system. If the pollution control system is a bottleneck, this can breathe new capacity into existing equipment.

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