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MEI Online: Magnetic/Electrical Separation: Latest News: December 13th 2007


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:: Eriez® Announces Research & Development Lab Expansion

As part of its ongoing commitment to research and development, Eriez , world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and inspection applications, recently expanded the company’s Technical Center, which is located at the company’s Erie, Pa. Headquarters. The Technical Center expansion comes on the heels of a recently completed 30,000 square foot expansion to the Headquarters manufacturing space.

The Technical Center staff consists of a variety of engineers and technicians who evaluate customers’ requirements for process equipment and, ultimately, provide solutions. In the past three years, two additional Process Engineers were added to the Technical Center staff, increasing the total staff to 14 employees. According to Eriez, the staff increase resulted from company-wide growth and the introduction of new product lines, as well as global demand for new and improved designs for existing products.

At Eriez’ Technical Center, more than 400 material tests are conducted on customersupplied samples every year. Greg Nowak, Technical Director, says, “Tests range from evaluating material flow on a vibratory feeder to classifying minerals through flotation technology and identifying contaminants in products through the use of X-Ray equipment." Nowak explains that, in addition to these routine material tests, pilot scale tests are also conducted in the Technical Center to evaluate equipment combinations to provide the best processing solutions.

Eriez encourages customers to visit the Technical Center to discuss their material processing problems and view tests. Nowak explains, “Many R&D projects are underway in the Technical Center in an effort to introduce new and improved products to the marketplace. The company will benefit and grow as a result of the application engineering, industry experience and advanced degrees that have come with expanding our engineering team."

Eriez is recognized as world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and inspection applications. The company’s magnetic separation, metal detection, x-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through eleven international facilities located on five continents. For more information, call toll-free (888) 300-ERIEZ (3743) within the U.S. and Canada. For online users, visit www.eriez.com or send e-mail to eriez@eriez.com. Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506.




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