Wednesday, 24 October 2012

PROMAT offers the BatcHHouse Rotary Scalpel

PROMAT has entered into an agreement to be able to offer the Rotary Scalpel to its existing and new customer base in Canada.
Rotary Scalpel Technology introduces a unique and revolutionary technology to the batching and filling process industries, recommended for applications requiring exceptional precision and ultimate process optimization of cost and quality The Rotary Scalpel offers a new level of precision in dispensing small increments of material into a batch or package. With the precision of a surgeon's scalpel, the Rotary Scalpel can deliver +/- 0.5 grams, independent of batch size. The Rotary Scalpel technology can be utilized to handle a variety of materials, even fines such as flour. Rotary Scalpel Technology (patent pending) utilizes two innovative key components: 1) a large inlet specially designed to insure consistent material flow into a rotary feed drum and 2) a pneumatic "scalpel."Upon receipt of a setpoint weight, the pneumatic scalpel will smoothly "knife off" from a filled vane of the rotary feed drum the precise amount of material needed to complete a batch or fill a container. Unneeded material remaining in the same vane is recycled back to the material source, eliminating all waste. In batching applications, the Rotary Scalpel can be applied as: 1) a batch dribble control system-stand-alone; 2) batch dribble control system complementing a fast fill batcher to complete the batch; 3) single ingredient loss-in-weight batch system performing both fast and dribble feed, simultaneously feeding multiple ingredients; 4) single ingredient gain-in-weight batch process system, performing both fast and dribble feed in new process lines or as an addition in an existing process line.
For further information about the Rotary Scalpel contact PROMAT Engineering Sales (2003) Inc. at, or call us Toll Free 877-567-7819.

You can also visit PROMAT's website for further information on any of our Process Material Handling offerings:

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Volkmann Training?

The other day a couple of our people where at the Volkmann compound to engage in a little training.  I guess I for one misunderstood what we signed them up for.  The video below is a little sample of how far Volkmann will go to make sure their vacuum conveying systems will work well in your environment.  The video demonstrates an explosion test for baking soda.  I had no idea...

The Volkmann mantra is:
Sanitary, Safe, Trouble-Free Vacuum Conveying
and that is why they do extensive product testing before they put their vacuum conveyors to use on any product.  If you own a Volkmann system rest easy.

Volkmann systems are particularly well-suited to dust-tight, segregation-free and damage-free powder handling under vacuum. With features such as “No-Tools” dis-assembly and easy cleaning, as well as designs conforming to cGMP standards, air-driven Multijector® vacuum generation and ATEX certification for explosion-proof applications – it’s no wonder Volkmann is leading the industry with powder and granule pneumatic conveyor solutions.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

NBE Appoints New Sales Rep in Canada 

As reported at powder bulk solids .com...

National Bulk Equipment Inc. (NBE) has appointed PROMAT Engineering Sales (2003) Inc. to represent the full line of NBE bulk material handling systems, bulk material packaging systems, and packaged product recovery systems, throughout the Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec, and the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. 
“PROMAT Engineering has a very proactive, engineering-based sales strategy,” said Todd Reed, president of NBE. “They recognize the application-specific, integrated systems capabilities of NBE and are able to communicate that distinct position to their markets.” 
Based out of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, PROMAT provides to bulk material handling operations and processing facilities an experienced staff of sales engineers. “We are an organization with broad applications engineering experience,” says David Lewis, president of PROMAT. “From food processing to chemical processing and pharmaceuticals, to mining or forest products, the PROMAT team is ready to leverage the strength of NBE and bring even greater process performance advantages to our customers.”
For more information about NBE, visit
For more information about PROMAT Engineering Sales (2003) Inc., visit

Here at PROMAT we are excited to sell this beautiful line of machinery.  The line fits right in with some of our core values, providing robust, industrial quality equipment that works well in your application and will last a long time.

A brochure showing the capabiliteis of NBE can be downloaded here:
NBE Dry Bulk Material Handling Equipment and System Profiles Literature

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Changes at Mac Process...

Changes are in the offing at MAC Process.  We have been representatives of MAC since they were known as MAC Equipment, and even though their name has changed they continue to provided industry leading dust collection and pneumatic conveying products.  As Industry Today puts it:
Call it wisdom. Call it application knowledge. At Mac Process it’s all the same. Its experts have a comprehensive understanding of the manufacturing related to its industry: That is, they develop the right filtration and pneumatic conveying system that fits the specific need. 
The changes which are in the form of a merger with Schenk AccuRate.  They will form a new company called Schenk Process North America, Inc. which is due to be launched officially on January 1, 2013.  MAC Process in their press release stated:
Mac Process, North America’s largest supplier of design/build pneumatic conveying and air filtration systems, and Schenck AccuRate, a leader in the manufacture and supply of best-in-class dry material feeders and weighing technologies, announced they will officially join forces as one provider in the marketplace.

Change always brings with it new opportunities and new challenges.  We at PROMAT will continue to solidly represent MAC and the high quality equipment they provide to our clients.
Our commitment to bringing the right solution of industrial quality equipment for your material handling needs remains our priority.

For more information about Mac Process please visit:

For more information about PROMAT Engineering please visit:

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Understanding Volkmann

Back in May we attended the International Powder show (PTXi) in Chicago.  One of our manufacturers, Volkmann who builds high-quality, high-performance pneumatic vacuum conveyors was exhibiting there.  During the show a Mike Wasson from Processing Magazine came by and on the spur of the moment shot a video at the Volkmann booth.  Nick Hayes of Volkmann in New Jersey who was quite likely a little apprehensive about having to adlib the whole thing, nevertheless does a fine job of relating the information.  The video shows both the VS and PPC units being taken apart which could be useful both if you have one and to see how easy it is if you are thinking about getting one.

While watching the video you will notice one of our own PROMAT team in the background (white shirt, good looking chap).  He is indeed our own Shawn Barber and you can see him helping a visitor understand the Volkmann system.  One can certainly appreciate and even almost comprehend what he is saying simply by watching his hands, and certainly you get a sense that he knows what he is talking about.

Volkmann_powder show 2012.flv 

This is a permanent link to the video.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

PROMAT is a Meridian Dealer

We have been appointed a dealer by Meridian Manufacturing...


PROMAT Engineering Sales (2003) Inc. has been appointed by The Meridian Manufacturing Group to be a dealer for the full line of Industrial Storage Products which Meridian offers.  PROMAT currently has coverage in Ontario and Quebec as well as the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.

PROMAT, based in Mississauga ON Canada is a progressive company with it's roots in engineering, building and supplying bulk solids material handling systems.  Applications that PROMAT has experience with, where Meridian's Silos and Storage Tanks will be applied include but are not limited to Lime Slaking Systems, Cement and Fly-ash Applications, Pet-Coke feeding, and Talc applications.

For more information about PROMAT Engineering Sales (2003) Inc, and its products and services visit:

Visit or call PROMAT for any questions relating to silos or material handling in general.

The Announcement Flyer in PDF format can be found here:  Announcement Flyer

For more information about silo and storage tank applications A Meridian Brochure in PDF format can be found here:  Silo Brochure

Thursday, 28 June 2012

The "Black Art" of Pnuematic Conveying

The Basics of Pneumatic Conveying

Among the many facets of bulk solids material handling we at PROMAT have extensive experience with, one of the more difficult to wrap one's head around is pneumatic conveying.  While collectively we have broad experience with both pneumatic and vacuum conveying which goes a long way to shedding light on this "black art" it is nevertheless important to have a comprehensive understanding of the basics.
We  have in the past connected with Jack Hilbert of Pneumatic Conveying Consultants who is recognized as one of the "guru's" in this "black art".  Over at the Plattco Corporation website Jack Hilbert has begun authoring a series of articles to help everyone understand the basics of pneumatic conveying systems.

In Part 1 Jack describes the basic pneumatic conveying system, defines key parameters and the three primary types of systems.

In Part 2 Jack builds on Part 1 and lays the ground work for future articles by identifying key terms and definitions.
Part 2 -  Key Terms and Definitions You Need to Know

I join you in looking forward to the next instalment.

About  Plattco Corporation:
Plattco Corporation is the recognized leader for valves that solve material handling problems in a wide variety of industries. Plattco specializes in the design and manufacture of Double Flap Airlock® Valves and associated multi-purpose slide gates as an important part of dry material handling systems.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

This is the inaugural post for the unofficial blog of PROMAT Engineering Sales (2003) Inc. at's blog site.
It is really only for testing, research and development purposes.
Like any machine worth it's salt, we will put this blog through it's paces to see if it is robust enough to stand up to the rigours and ruggedness of everyday, workday, real life.