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