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Nov 20 2018

Afrojack präsentiert „Global Remix Battle I“ mit Unterstützung von PMC

Afrojack präsentiert "Global Remix Battle I" mit Unterstützung von PMC

„Global Remix Battle I“ präsentiert von Afrojack und PMC

Planegg, 20. November 2018 – Mit dem „Global Remix Battle I“ hat der erfolgreiche Musikproduzent Afrojack einen einzigartigen Nachwuchswettbewerb ins Leben gerufen – powered by PMC. Die Teilnehmer beweisen ihr Können mit einem Remix seines Songs „Let It Rip“ von der aktuellen „Press Play“ EP, um die Traum jedes Nachwuchskünstlers wahr werden zu lassen: Der beste Track wird professionell veröffentlicht, darüber hinaus winken ein Vertrag beim Label Wall Recordings sowie ein Paar PMC result6 Studiomonitore.

Die Chance für Nachwuchsproduzenten – powered by PMC
Beim „Global Remix Battle I“ können Nachwuchstalente aus aller Welt ihr Remix-Können beweisen. Mit der Aktion setzt Afrojack sein Engagement für die Förderung aufstrebender Talente fort: Dieses Jahr startete er bereits eine Aktion, um Sänger für einen kommenden Pop-Act zu finden. Jetzt sucht er im Rahmen des „Global Remix Battle I“ talentierte Produzenten – der Gewinner erhält die Chance, eng mit Afrojack zusammenzuarbeiten. Mit seiner Unterstützung und Führung bietet sich eine einmalige Chance für eine erfolgreiche Karriere in der Musikindustrie. Afrojack unterstütze in der Vergangenheit schon Künstler wie Quintino, R3hab, Fais und MC Ambush auf ihrem musikalischen Weg.

Jetzt mitmachen: Anmelden, remixen und gewinnen
Die Teilnahme ist ganz einfach: Auf der Webseite www.afrojack.com/globalremixbattle stehen Remix-Elemente des Songs „Let It Rip“ von der aktuellen Afrojack EP „Press Play“ zum Download zur Verfügung. Die Aufgabe der Teilnehmer ist es, daraus ihren ganz individuellen Remix zu erstellen. Der Track soll das Können und den eigenen Stil des Nachwuchsproduzenten eindrucksvoll demonstrieren. Der fertige Song wird bis 14. Januar 2019 einfach auf der Webseite hochgeladen und nimmt dann automatisch am „Global Remix Battle I“ teil. Zudem muss jeder Teilnehmer sich mit Namen, E-Mail-Adresse, Foto und einer kurzen Biografie sowie Informationen zu seinem musikalischen Werdegang registrieren. Afrojack wählt den Gewinner, dessen Track von seinem Label Wall Recordings professionell veröffentlicht wird. Darüber hinaus hat der Sieger die Chance auf einen Plattenvertrag mit Wall Records. PMC schenkt dem Gewinner zudem ein Paar der preisgekrönten kompakten Studiomonitore result6.

Afrojack: Vom DJ zum vielfach ausgezeichneten Produzenten
Der Grammy-Gewinner Afrojack ist eine feste Größe in der Dance- und Pop-Branche. Er startete als DJ und ist inzwischen ein erfolgreicher Multi-Platin-Musikproduzent mit zahlreichen Auszeichnungen. Seine beiden Grammys („Best Remixer“ für Madonnas „Revolver“ und „Best Rap/Hip Hop Track“ für Chris Browns „Look At Me Now“) unterstreichen seinen Status als einer der weltweit einflussreichsten Produzenten.

„Ich kann es kaum erwarten zu sehen, wen und was wir bei dieser Suche entdecken“, erklärt Afrojack. „Ich suche das erste Mal über diesen Remix-Wettbewerb nach neuen Musikproduzenten und bin sehr gespannt, was eingereicht wird. Wenn ich unbekannte Talente ins Rampenlicht bringen und ihnen die Chance auf eine Karriere bieten kann, ist das eine große Ehre für mich. Mit unseren großartigen Partnern PMC und LDH Europe haben wir ein echt starkes Team und können eine einzigartige Aktion verwirklichen.“

PMC result6: PMC Sound im kleinen Format
Der PMC result6 ist ein Nearfield-Monitor, der mit kompakten Maßen den hochpräzisen PMC Sound liefert. Das Zwei-Wege-System erreicht einen außergewöhnlichen Klang durch die Verwendung von firmeneigenen Technologien. Die D-Fins erzeugen eine besonders klare Höhendarstellung sowie einen ausgesprochen weiten Sweet Spot. Die ATL™ Technologie erweitert den Frequenzumfang nach unten und sorgt für eine straffe wie klare Wiedergabe von Bässen und Mitten. Durch hochpräzise Lasermessung werden die Treiber im result6 abgestimmt, sodass ein absolut zuverlässiger und gleichmäßiger Sound entsteht. So fügt sich der kompakte result6 nahtlos in das starke Portfolio von PMC ein.

Links und Informationen
Alle Informationen zum „Global Remix Battle I“ stehen auf www.afrojack.com/globalremixbattle zur Verfügung. Dort können auch die Remix-Elemente für den Wettbewerb heruntergeladen werden. Um am Wettbewerb teilzunehmen, muss der fertige Remix-Track bis zum 14. Januar 2019 auf der Webseite hochgeladen werden.
Weitere Informationen zu PMC und den kompakte Studiomonitoren result6 gibt es auf http://pmc-speakers.com

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Mai 16 2018

Goldstandard für Platin-Produktionen: Lex Barkey mischt und mastert mit PSI Audio A21-M

Goldstandard für Platin-Produktionen: Lex Barkey mischt und mastert mit PSI Audio A21-M

Produzent, Mixing und Mastering Engineer Lex Barkey setzt auf PSI Audio A21-M

Yverdon-les-Bains, 16. Mai 2018 – Der Berliner Produzent, Mixing und Mastering Engineer Lex Barkey zählt zu den erfolgreichsten Tonschaffenden Deutschlands. Seinen goldenen Ohren verdankt Lex Barkey zahlreiche Gold- und Platin- sowie eine Diamant-Auszeichnung. Dabei vertraut er auf die außergewöhnliche Präzision von PSI Audio A21-M.

Mixen, mastern, siegen: Lex Barkey
In seinem Studio in Berlin-Treptow veredelt Lex Barkey seit Jahren Produktionen aus den Bereichen Pop, Dance und Hip Hop. Seine Arbeiten für Künstler wie Felix Jaehn oder Bausa sowie zahlreiche Gold- und Platin-Auszeichnungen bestätigen den Ruf Lex Barkeys als herausragender Mixing und Mastering Engineer. Ein Ruf, der sich mittlerweile auch jenseits des großen Teichs herumspricht und Lex Barkey erste Aufträge aus den USA einbringt. Nach umfangreichen Tests entschied sich der Audio-Profi für ein Paar A21-M von PSI Audio als Studiomonitore. „Ich habe so viel getestet,“ sagt Lex Barkey über seine Wahl, „aber nichts klingt wie die PSI Audio Lautsprecher.“

Der Schritt vorwärts: PSI Audio A21-M
Die Entscheidung für neue Lautsprecher fiel, als Lex Barkey mit seinem Studio umzog. „In dem neuen Raum habe ich echt Gas gegeben, was die Akustik angeht,“ erzählt der Engineer. „Mit meinen vorherigen Lautsprechern war ich eigentlich ganz zufrieden, aber sie waren eher aus der Amateurklasse und ich dachte, es wäre an der Zeit, einen Schritt weiter zu gehen.“ Aus den diversen Lautsprechern, die zum Vergleich antraten, stachen die PSI Audio A21-M deutlich heraus. Lex Barkey war sofort begeistert: „Ich dachte nur, was ist denn hier los? Diese Lautsprecher klingen unglaublich! So detailliert, so fein!“ Die logische Konsequenz: Die PSI Audio A21-M haben das Studio nicht mehr verlassen und sind seither an der Perfektion von Hits und Charterfolgen beteiligt. Die hochpräzisen Nahfeld-Monitore aus der Schweiz geben Lex Barkey genau den akustischen Einblick, den er für optimale Ergebnisse braucht: „Diese Lautsprecher haben mein Hörvermögen um einiges erweitert.“

Das Ende der Gehörermüdung
Als eine besondere Stärke der PSI Audio A21-M empfindet Lex Barkey die Schonung des Gehörs bei längeren Arbeitsdurchgängen. „Sie klingen nicht schrecklich, sie sagen Dir einfach, wo ein Fehler ist, und das auf eine sehr nette Art und Weise. Dafür liebe ich die Speaker.“ So sind dann auch unerwartet lange Studiotage kein Problem für Lex Barkey und seine PSI Audio Lautsprecher: „Ich saß auch schon 18 Stunden vor den Speakern, weil es mal wieder kurz vor knapp war mit einem Projekt, und es hat trotzdem funktioniert.“ Echte Arbeitstiere also, die nichts verschleiern, die alles klar und deutlich aufzeigen, dabei aber trotzdem gehörschonend bleiben. Für Lex Barkey steht fest: „Das ist für mich perfekt.“

Präzision bis in die feinsten Details
PSI Audio ist weltweit für die sprichwörtliche Schweizer Präzision der aktiven Studiomonitore bekannt. In welchem Umfang sich die atemberaubende Detailtreue der Lautsprecher aus Yverdon-les-Bains aber bemerkbar macht, hat Lex Barkey doch überrascht. „In den hohen Frequenzen habe ich vorher immer in einem Band gearbeitet,“ erzählt der Mastering-Profi. „Zum Beispiel zwischen 10 und 12 kHz, oder zwischen 8 und 10 kHz.“ Das hat sich mit den A21-M allerdings geändert: „Plötzlich bin ich bei 11,3 kHz gelandet, schon bei 11,2 kHz war es nicht mehr gut.“

Frei bewegen ohne Klangverlust
Einen weiteren praktischen Vorteil der PSI Audio A21-M kann Lex Barkey benennen: „Der Sweet Spot! Ein unglaublich schön breiter Sweet Spot!“ Gerade in Studios, die mit Outboard-Equipment und analogen Geräten arbeiten, kann der Mixing oder Mastering Engineer nicht ununterbrochen an einer exakt definierten Stelle bleiben. Die Präzisionsmonitore aus der Schweiz erlauben einiges an Bewegungsfreiheit. „Manchmal lehnt man sich ja mal über das Pult oder den Tisch, und bei meinen vorherigen Lautsprechern war der Klang dann oft stark verändert,“ berichtet Lex Barkey von seinen Erfahrungen. „Mit den A21-M kann ich mich hier im Kreis bewegen und es klingt überall gleich.“

Der Goldstandard für Platin-Produktionen
Für Lex Barkey sind die PSI Audio A21-M die definitiven Arbeitsmonitore. Die außergewöhnliche Genauigkeit und Exaktheit der vollständig analogen Lautsprecher erlauben es dem Engineer, jedes Detail zu hören und zu beurteilen, ohne dabei etwas zu beschönigen. „Manche Monitore machen das,“ weiß Lex Barkey, „da klingt immer alles gleich toll. Auf solchen Lautsprechern kann man nicht arbeiten, die zeigen keine Fehler.“ Die PSI Audio A21-M dagegen decken Fehler erbarmungslos auf – an jeder Stelle in der Regie und auch noch nach zehn Stunden Arbeit. So kann Lex Barkey jedes Detail einer Produktion optimal beurteilen und mit seiner Erfahrung dem Klang den perfekten Feinschliff geben.

Das Unternehmen PSI Audio
Seit 40 Jahren entwickelt und baut die Schweizer Firma Relec SA hochwertige Wiedergabesysteme für den professionellen Bereich, unter anderem auch als OEM-Hersteller für Studer. Als Marke hat sich PSI Audio mittlerweile fest im Bereich der Studio-Lautsprecher etabliert. Die Firmenphilosophie: 100 Prozent analoge Schaltungstechnik ohne DSP, höchste Qualität durch Fertigung in der eigenen Manufaktur – und absolut klangneutrale Darstellung. Die Lautsprecher von PSI Audio geben exakt das wieder, was in der Musik vorhanden ist, fügen nichts hinzu und lassen nichts weg. Mit der aktiven Bassfalle AVAA C20 revolutioniert PSI Audio außerdem die Raumakustik.
www.psiaudio.com

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Okt 13 2017

BHS-Sonthofen: Mixers from Bavaria on the roof of the world

Mixing hydro dram concrete: Twin-shaft batch mixers deployed 3,700 m above sea level

BHS-Sonthofen: Mixers from Bavaria on the roof of the world

The six BHS-Sonthofen mixers are located in the building holding the batcher that feeds aggregates

Six twin-shaft batch mixers of type DKX 6.0 delivered by BHS-Sonthofen are producing the concrete needed to build the main embankment of the Dagu hydro dam undergoing construction near the Tibetan city of Zangmu. The construction site is located 3,700 m above sea level, making this the most elevated site ever for employing mixers from BHS. BHS-Sonthofen specially modified the mixers to meet the challenges they are facing at this extreme altitude.

The first two mixers of type DKX 6.0 started producing the first batches of concrete on 12 July 2017. Two months later, Sinohydro No. 9 Engineering Company commissioned four more units. The mixers will produce approximately three million tons of roller compacted concrete (RCC) over the course of the dam“s construction, which is scheduled for completion in 2019. The complete facility, which comprises six mixers, is dimensioned to produce 160,000 m³ of hardened concrete per month.

The mixers are equipped with a coarse-grain mixing unit for processing grain sizes up to 160 mm, as is typical in hydro dam construction. This mixer type has proven its worth in numerous installations across the globe.

About 6 m³ of hardened concrete are discharged per batch at a rate of up to 48 cycles per hour, resulting in a total yield of up to 288 m³ of hardened concrete in one hour. The cycle times are short due to the intensive mixing of the concrete and the extra-large rotary valves at the underside of the mixing trough, which significantly speed up the discharge process.

Given the vast amount of concrete that needs to be processed, BHS-Sonthofen reinforced the mixing troughs with a tougher version of its 28-mm „Optilong“ wear tiles. The service life of these tiles is nearly twice as long as the diamond-shaped tiles commonly used in construction projects. The variable hardness of the individual tile rows ensures uniform abrasion across all wear zones.

BHS-Sonthofen even accounted for the remote location of the construction site: In order to prepare the machines for a potentially unstable grid, the company used special motor couplings. The hydrodynamic turbo couplings reduce mechanical as well as electrical load peaks. Thanks to this property, they have proven ideal for use in locations with critical grid fluctuations.

Also, since high-altitude air does not extract as much heat from the electric motors, BHS-Sonthofen equipped the mixers with special motors that feature type „H“ insulation.

The sheer remoteness of the construction site posed yet another challenge. The construction site in Tibet is nearly 4,000 km from Tianjin near Beijing, which is where BHS-Sonthofen“s Chinese subsidiary is situated. It took 20 days to transport the mixers across this distance.

The project:

Once completed, the Dagu dam will be 126 m tall with a dam crest measuring 385 m. The power plant will generate 640 MW of hydro energy.

The dam is part of a major project undertaken by the Chinese government to provide the eastern parts of the Tibetan Autonomous Region with electricity, all the way to remote villages. Multiple hydro dams are damming up the Yarlung Tsangpo, the Earth“s highest river. It crosses Tibet from west to east and continues through India, where it is called Brahmaputra.

About BHS-Sonthofen GmbH

BHS-Sonthofen GmbH is an owner-operated group of companies in the field of machinery and plant engineering based in Sonthofen, Germany. The company offers technical solutions for mechanical process technology, concentrating primarily on mixing, crushing, recycling and filtration. BHS-Sonthofen has a global presence, with more than 350 employees and several subsidiaries.

The Mixing Technology division produces batch and continuous mixers and offers the full range of process technology services for mixing applications. The twin-shaft batch mixer, which is considered a global benchmark in the concrete industry, is a key product.

Building companies use the mixers first and foremost to produce transport, precast, high-performance and hydro dam concrete or concrete paving blocks. BHS mixers are also highly suited for mixing dry mortar, cement and sand-lime products or for processing clay-and-rock mixtures.

They are widely used for processing mineral mixes, landfill substances, fly ash, dusts or other bulk materials, or for the conditioning of sludges and the production of suspensions. The latter is often done in the context of backfilling mines or depositing mineral waste.

For further information, please visit: www.bhs-sonthofen.de

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BHS-Sonthofen GmbH
Roland Schmid
An der Eisenschmelze 47
D-87527 Sonthofen, Germany
Phone: +49 8321 6099-231
E-Mail: press@bhs-sonthofen.de
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Jan 27 2017

BHS-Sonthofen Appoints New Mixing Division Sales Manager for U.S. Site

Mixing technology for concrete

BHS-Sonthofen Appoints New Mixing Division Sales Manager for U.S. Site

Mike Kerins, the new Mixing Division Sales Manager at BHS-Sonthofen Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolin

Mike Kerins is the new Mixing Division Sales Manager at the American subsidiary BHS-Sonthofen Inc. based in Charlotte, North Carolina. BHS-Sonthofen has appointed him to further strengthen the sales team, which has quadrupled the number of mixers installed in North America since 2011. Moreover, BHS is now offering its customers the option to carry out material and field tests at their own facilities by providing laboratory mixers on a rental basis from the Charlotte location.

BHS-Sonthofen has appointed Mike Kerins to further capitalize on the continually increasing acceptance of BHS mixers in North America. Kerins has over 10 years of experience in the concrete industry through his time with CEMEX and Pavestone and certifications from the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), and the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT). Kerins has managed the design, start-up, operation and quality control of plants throughout the US. He graduated magna cum laude with a B. Sc from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Kerins will provide customers with expert technical consulting on all topics concerning BHS mixing technology. He will also draw upon his expertise to oversee tests with laboratory mixers that customers can rent from BHS to run trials at their own facilities.

At BHS-Sonthofen Inc., Kerins will support project management in ensuring even shorter delivery times for mixers and spare parts in the United States.

Dennis Kemmann, the Managing Director of BHS-Sonthofen GmbH, has the following to say of Kerins: „Mike is a recognized specialist who knows his way around concrete plants and construction sites. He has familiarized himself with all different kinds of mixers over the course of his career. We are happy that he has chosen to come on board with BHS-Sonthofen and bring his wealth of expertise to the table.“

Ever since BHS-Sonthofen Inc. established the Mixing Division in 2011, the company has successfully established the German mixers on the American market. For instance, twin-shaft batch mixers make up the lion“s share of the 220,000 m³ of in-situ concrete required to construct the New NY Tappan Zee Bridge. They are also producing tens of thousands of cubic meters of concrete for the bridge“s precast structural elements, some of which weigh over 300 tons. BHS-Sonthofen single- and twin-shaft batch mixers are also becoming increasingly popular for use in dam stabilization projects and for conditioning backfill material in mining applications.

Mike Kerins“ contact information:
-Tel.: (+1-704) 845-1190
-E-mail:michael.kerins@bhs-sonthofen.com

About BHS-Sonthofen Inc. (USA)
BHS-Sonthofen Inc., based in Charlotte, North Carolina, was founded in 1998 as the first BHS-Sonthofen subsidiary in order to address the growing demand for BHS filtration technology in North America and provide local customers with in-depth support. Since 2011, BHS-Sonthofen Inc. has also been responsible for selling mixing technology in North America and started selling recycling technology in the region in 2015.

The Mixing Division established in 2011 supplies single- and twin-shaft batch mixers for continuous and batch operation. The sales team consults North American clients on selecting and dimensioning plants, guaranteeing quick service all the while. Alongside an extensive warehouse for spare and wear parts, the Charlotte site is also home to laboratory mixers available on a rental basis to companies interested in carrying out their own material and test mixing.

BHS-Sonthofen Inc. is also a certified member of the Concrete Plant Manufacturers Bureau“s (CPMB) Mixer Manufacturers division.

About BHS-Sonthofen
BHS-Sonthofen GmbH is an owner-operated group of companies in the field of machinery and plant engineering based in Sonthofen, Germany. The company offers technical solutions for mechanical process technology, concentrating primarily on mixing, crushing, recycling and filtration. With more than 350 employees and several subsidiaries, BHS-Sonthofen has a global presence.

The Mixing Technology division produces batch and continuous mixers and offers a full range of process technology for mixing applications. The twin-shaft batch mixer, which is considered a global benchmark in the concrete industry, is a key product.

For further information, please visit: www.bhs-sonthofen.de

Firmenkontakt
BHS-Sonthofen GmbH
Roland Schmid
An der Eisenschmelze 47
D-87527 Sonthofen, Germany
+49 8321 6099-231
press@bhs-sonthofen.de
http://www.bhs-sonthofen.de

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Jun 16 2016

BHS-Sonthofen supplies the largest indexing belt filter in the company“s history

Extraction of reusable substances from plant waste: New plant makes several process stages superfluous.

BHS-Sonthofen supplies the largest indexing belt filter in the company"s history

The BHS indexing belt filter during final assembly at the beginning of 2016 at the Sonthofen plant.

BHS-Sonthofen has received the order from an American customer to supply an indexing belt filter for extracting reusable substances from plant waste. With a filter area of almost 90 m², the type BF 350-255 filter plant is not only the largest plant that BHS has ever built, but it is also one of the most efficient of its kind in the world.

The indexing belt filter of type BF 350-255 will process up to 5,000 kg of fibrous plant waste hourly, extracting recoverable liquid components generated in a previous production process. The filtrate is used for the manufacture of basic chemicals, while the remaining solids, which could not previously be used, are reprocessed.

During project planning, the customer had initially envisaged a multi-stage process with a sequence of consecutive screening and filtration steps and with the solids being resuspended several times. The proposal from BHS-Sonthofen to use an indexing belt filter of type BF with a single process step convinced the customer, however. Not only is the process much simpler, but it also concentrates the reusable substances to a greater extent. This means that less energy is required for extracting the substances at a later stage in the process.

As part of the treatment process, the plant waste is first suspended in water. To ensure that the reusable substances dissolved in this can be extracted as effectively from the solid as possible, BHS implements a multistage counter-current wash process in the filter plant. This allows the filter to achieve a very good washout quality, thereby significantly increasing the concentration of the dissolved reusable product in the liquid. The BHS indexing belt filter of type BF 350-255 extracts approximately 10 percent more recoverable materials than conventional procedures.

Moreover, the operating costs are lower because the indexing belt filter requires about 30 percent less water than the multistage process. This also results in considerably lower investment costs as no multiple cascades of stirring tanks and filters are required. As the entire filter plant is much simpler in design than conventional plants, it ensures a high operational reliability. At the same time, maintenance costs are significantly lower in comparison to conventional plants.

After receiving the order in December 2015, BHS supplied the filter plant in spring 2016. Commissioning is planned for autumn 2016.

Background: The BHS indexing belt filter of type BF

The indexing belt filter is a continuously operating, horizontal vacuum filter that allows for reliable and gentle separation of sedimentation solids from suspensions. The filter medium is a circulating belt, which moves forward in cycles.

Each time the cloth stops, the filtrate is sucked downwards. Then the vacuum is switched off to release the filter cloth, which can now be moved forward. The filter cake forms on top of the belt and can undergo further treatment by washing (co-current or counter-current), reslurrying, steaming, extraction, vacuum drying or pressing. During this process, the filtrates can be recovered individually from each vacuum tray and further processed without any cross-contamination. The filter cake is discharged at the discharge roller. The cloth is cleaned as the belt returns.

The design of the BHS indexing belt filter allows continuous, even feeding of the suspension via distribution devices, which also spread the solids gently. The filter cake formed by gravity and vacuum is not subject to any mechanical forces during transportation or further treatment. This makes the indexing belt filter suitable for pressure-sensitive solids as these can be processed without grain particle breakage.

About BHS-Sonthofen GmbH

BHS-Sonthofen GmbH is an owner-operated group of companies in the field of mechanical and plant engineering, based in Sonthofen (Germany). The company offers technical solutions for mechanical process engineering, concentrating primarily on mixing, crushing, recycling, and filtration. With more than 350 employees and several subsidiaries, BHS-Sonthofen has a global presence.

The Filtration Technology division manufactures machines and plants for mechanical solid/liquid separation using pressure or vacuum filtration. Key applications are processes in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, the plastics industry, as well as for energy and raw material extraction.

For further information, please visit: www.bhs-sonthofen.de

Firmenkontakt
BHS-Sonthofen GmbH
Roland Schmid
An der Eisenschmelze 47
D-87527 Sonthofen, Germany
+49 8321 6099-231
press@bhs-sonthofen.de
http://www.bhs-sonthofen.de

Pressekontakt
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Regina Reinhardt
Dennewartstr. 25-27
52068 Aachen, Germany
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Mrz 18 2016

bauma premiere: Mixing high-abrasive material with minimum abrasion

Mixer for the sand-lime brick industry: New twin-shaft batch mixer with rubber provides low-cost mixing.

bauma premiere: Mixing high-abrasive material with minimum abrasion

The first twin-shaft batch mixer in the new DKXK variant for producing sand-lime bricks.

At bauma 2016, BHS-Sonthofen is introducing a new generation of twin-shaft batch mixers of type DKXK that features a rubber trough specially designed for producing sand-lime bricks. This new type of batch mixer features particularly low wear to the trough – an important factor when processing abrasive mixtures such as sand-lime bricks.

The new DKXK version that BHS has developed for the proven twin-shaft batch mixer is optimally adapted for producing sand-lime bricks. This new innovation allows this industry to take advantage of BHS-Sonthofen twin-shaft mixing technology. The results are homogeneous mixing, short mixing times and low wear. The intensive mixing process also utilizes a high percentage of the lime used in each mixture, which in turn produces a very dense packing mixture.

The first mixer in this new generation – which has a 2,300-liter capacity – will start operations in February 2016 in Baden-Baden (Germany) as the main mixer upstream of the reactor. Since 1971, the client has been operating a BHS-manufactured twin-shaft batch mixer of similar design that they are now replacing with a more powerful state-of-the-art unit.

Sand-lime bricks are made of sand mixtures containing a high silicate, quicklime and water content. This material is highly abrasive. Considerable wear occurs in previously used conventional mixing systems such as intensive mixers. The reason so much wear occurs is because the fine sand acts like sandpaper on the mixing tools and on the mixer’s trough wall.

BHS has therefore specifically developed the DKXK type of mixer for producing lime mixtures as an alternative version to the world’s proven DKX type of twin-shaft batch mixer. Instead of a steel trough with a lining made of wear tiles, BHS builds their sand-lime brick mixer with a rubber mixing trough that pulsates when mixing, thus effectively preventing sticky mixing material from caking. This reduces blade and trough lining wear as well as reduces the engine’s power consumption.

This solution has long proved itself as one of BHS’s very reliable single-shaft continuous mixers. DKXK can optionally equip the mixing blades with Widia (tungsten-carbide) plates, which significantly increases service life.

The new DKXK mixer variant offers several advantages when compared with the intensive mixers that have been used in the sand-lime brick industry until now: In contrast to the circular motion of other mixing systems, the three-dimensional mixing principle of the twin-shaft batch mixer produces a more intensive exchange of material. This results in shorter mixing cycles with the effect of a lower energy consumption. In addition, the mixer requires less maintenance because wear parts are easy to replace.

This is another reason why the twin-shaft batch mixer by BHS-Sonthofen is an economical alternative for producing sand-lime brick mixtures.

In the future, BHS-Sonthofen will offer the DKXK twin-shaft batch mixer for the sand-lime brick industry with a filling volume ranging from 1,000 to 6,500 liters.

Background: Twin-shaft batch mixers of the DKX series

The twin-shaft batch mixers from BHS-Sonthofen have a mixing mechanism whose arms, which are in the form of an interrupted spiral, are arranged on two counter-rotating mixing shafts. They generate a circular, three-dimensional movement with intense material exchange in the turbulent overlap area of the two mixing circuits. Counter paddles on the shaft ends redirect the entire material, so that it is repeatedly returned to the mixing process.

They achieve a higher mixing effect than comparable single-shaft or intensive mixers as all the material is constantly in movement even at low speeds – and at significantly lower energy consumption.
In contrast to other mixer systems, twin-shaft batch mixers can be filled to a much higher level, so that they are more compact with the same throughput. Thus in new-build plants the mixers score points with their small dimensions. Moreover in case of retrofit and plant modifications in existing installations a more powerful mixer can be installed.

About BHS-Sonthofen

BHS-Sonthofen is an owner-operated group of companies in the machinery and plant engineering field, based in Sonthofen, Germany. The company offers technical solutions for mechanical process engineering, concentrating primarily on mixing, crushing, recycling and filtration. With more than 350 employees and several subsidiaries, BHS-Sonthofen has a global presence.

The Mixing Technology division produces batch and continuous mixers with single and twin-shaft technology and offers a full range of process technology for mixing. The spectrum extends from conventional applications in the concrete industry for transport, precast, dam or high-performance concrete and the mixing of dry mortar, cement, mineral mixes, landfill construction materials or other bulk materials to the conditioning of sludges, the production of suspensions or applications in mining.

For more information, see www.bhs-sonthofen.de.

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BHS-Sonthofen GmbH
Roland Schmid
An der Eisenschmelze 47
D-87527 Sonthofen, Germany
+49 8321 6099-231
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http://www.bhs-sonthofen.de

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Mrz 7 2016

BHS-Sonthofen: Creating value from overburden

Economical alternative to wet processing of clay-and-rock mixtures

BHS-Sonthofen: Creating value from overburden

The Combimix system of type DKXC in a CEMEX France treatment plant

The dry Combimix process developed by BHS-Sonthofen removes clay adhesions from screen waste produced in quarries and gravel pits. Operators report that they are able to convert more than 90% of contaminated feed material into salable rock grade using the Combimix system.
At the same time, the dry process significantly reduces water, energy and material costs.

Many quarries contain large quantities of material contaminated with clay that has not been possible to be processed economically up to now. Frequently, the material has to be dumped at considerable expense as mining overburden.

However, wet treatment is one method that allows this material to be used. Washing and subsequent water treatment as well as sludge disposal is extremely costly. The process often fails because many quarries lack access to the volumes of water required. Dry processing in conventional continuous mixers using quick lime is also been problematic because the retention times of the material in the mixer are so short that the clay cannot blend adequately with the lime.

The solution: Variable retention time

The patented BHS Combimix system developed by BHS-Sonthofen offers an economical alternative and its practical suitability has already been proven in several quarries. The basic principle has been known for years but it has not been possible to implement the system due to various limitations in mixing technology: Mixing clay with quick lime changes the properties of the clay, which can then be reliably separated from the rock.

For the first time, twin-shaft continuous mixers of type DKXC allow regulation of the retention time of the material in the mixer within broad limits. The clay has enough time to mix intensively with the lime and detach from the rock. The intensive movement of material during the mixing process also assists the cleaning process.

After screening, the feed material is so clean that it is no longer classed as waste and can be sold. Grains greater than 5 mm in diameter that are largely free of clay can now be further processed in the gravel quarry. Grains less than 5 mm in diameter form a lime/clay mixture that can be sold to the agriculture industry, for example.

Combination of batch and continuous mixers

The Combimix process is based on the combination of twin-shaft batch and continuous mixers manufactured by BHS-Sonthofen. Unlike traditional continuous mixers, the retention time of the mixture in the Combimix system can be regulated within broad limits – from less than 30 to more than 100 seconds.

BHS regulates the retention time via a gate on the underside of the mixing trough. The company is the only manufacturer that offers a trough with this design. Extracted material is replaced with an equivalent volume of feed material. Continuous measurements are taken during this process to monitor the weight of the mixer. The quick lime is metered by a screw conveyor inside the mixer according to the clay content in the feed material in a range of less than one or a maximum of five percent of the feed quantity.

Together with the long retention time, the established three-dimensional mixing principle of the BHS-Sonthofen twin-shaft mixer makes an important contribution to achieving good results: The lime is mixed intensively with the clay so that the treated clay reliably separates from the rock. Costs for supplying water, reslurrying, filtering and disposing of the slurry are no longer incurred because the material is treated dry.

BHS-Sonthofen manufactures different versions of mixer for throughputs between 85 and 1000 t/h. The grain size of the feed material can range up to 150 mm, depending on the mixer size.

Practical experience

BHS has installed the Combimix system in several quarries. One facility has been operating extremely successfully for several years in a quarry owned by the company Cemex based in France. Before the system was installed, more than 100,000 t of rock/clay mixture from the quarry had to be dumped every year. More than 90% of contaminated feed material is now sold as rock grade thanks to the Combimix system.

Jean-Serge Peret, plant manager at the Chateaubourg quarry owned by Cemex, is extremely pleased about the significant reduction in costs: „Before the mixer was installed, we had to break down 400,000 t of rock each year to obtain 300,000 t of salable material. The new procedure means we only require 330,000 t to achieve the same delivery quantity.“

Info: The benefits at a glance:

Compared with wet treatment:
-Processing of the entire material
-No introduction of moisture in the aggregates
-No wet screening, no sludge treatment
-No water consumption

Compared to conventional continuous mixers:
-Processing of the entire material
-Long retention time in the mixer
-Minimal consumption of quick lime
-High throughput
-Minimal wear

About BHS-Sonthofen

BHS-Sonthofen is an owner-operated group of companies in the machinery and plant engineering field, based in Sonthofen, Germany. The company offers technical solutions for mechanical process engineering, concentrating primarily on mixing, crushing, recycling and filtration. With more than 350 employees and several subsidiaries, BHS-Sonthofen has a global presence.

The Mixing Technology division produces batch and continuous mixers and offers a full range of process technology for mixing. The twin-shaft batch mixer, which is considered a global benchmark in the concrete industry, is an important product.

For more information, see www.bhs-sonthofen.de.

Firmenkontakt
BHS-Sonthofen GmbH
Roland Schmid
An der Eisenschmelze 47
D-87527 Sonthofen, Germany
+49 8321 6099-231
press@bhs-sonthofen.de
http://www.bhs-sonthofen.de

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Mrz 1 2016

IFAT premiere: New ball shaper for fine fractions containing metal reclaims more recyclable materials

Reclamation of recyclable materials from e-scrap, shredder residues and slag

IFAT premiere: New ball shaper for fine fractions containing metal reclaims more recyclable materials

BHS rotor impact mills of type RPMV/RPMX are high-performance crushers

At IFAT 2016, BHS-Sonthofen unveiled the new rotor impact mill of type RPMX for separating composite parts and shaping metals from recycling products such e-scrap, shredder residues (ASR) and slag into balls. The new RPMX is a further development of the established rotor impact mill of type RPMV and generates finer fractions from which recyclable materials can be reclaimed more effectively. It enables the efficient reclamation of materials such as stainless steel and cable strands, which were previously considered problematic.

The rotor impact mill of type RPMV is an established recycling machine used for separating composites, crushing brittle components and shaping ductile components into balls in a wide variety of applications. The new rotor impact mill of type RPMX from BHS-Sonthofen is a valuable addition to the existing range of systems for recycling residual materials.

The gap between the grinding tools and the anvil ring on the new machines is much smaller: The gap width is only 5 mm. In combination with higher circumferential speeds, they generate finer fractions and intensify the ball-shaping effect, whereby a much higher proportion of materials is reclaimed than before.

One application example is the disaggregation and shaping of wires and strands into balls. Previously, conventional sorting systems were not able to separate these wires and strands because long thin parts evaded the separation process in air separator tables or non-ferrous separators. The RPMX compacts and shapes individual parts into balls so that they can then be separated cleanly. The machine is also suitable for handling pure cable fractions.

The „Zurik“ fraction of mixed shredder residues containing between 30 and 85% metal (predominantly stainless steel but also copper and aluminum) can now be efficiently separated into individual components after being processed in the RSMX.

The technology in detail

The input material is fed into the machine from above by means of the central input tube. When it hits the cover plate of the rotor, it is accelerated outwards by the centrifugal forces and falls into the grinding gap between the horseshoe-shaped impact hammers and the anvil ring. Here, it is struck by the impellers and thrown against the outer wall. The material passes from top to bottom all the way through the gap between the impact hammers and the stationary ribs on the anvil ring. During this process, it is highly stressed by impact, shock and shearing forces that cause the composite parts to separate. The brittle components are crushed while multiple stresses shape the ductile components into balls. The material leaves the rotor through the gap between the rotor and the anvil ring and falls downwards through the two discharge chutes.

The new rotor impact mill from BHS-Sonthofen is available in two versions: the RPMX 1116 with a diameter of 1.10 m, eight impact hammers and a maximum drive power of 200 kW, and the larger RPMX 1516 with a diameter of 1.50 m, twelve impact hammers and a maximum drive power of 315 kW.

Pre-shredding

Object fractions between 300 and 500 mm in size are pre-shredded by an BHS Rotorshredder of type RS, which generates fractions smaller than 30 mm suitable for the rotor impact mill. Before the material can be further processed in the RPMX, an air sifter removes any potentially harmful components.

Background: BHS rotor impact mills

Also known as „ball shapers“ in the industry, the BHS rotor impact mills from the RPMV series are high-performance crushers with a vertical shaft for applications in the recycling industry. The ring-shaped rotor is fitted with horseshoe-shaped hammers. In combination with the toothed anvil ring, this unique impeller rotor is able to selectively crush composite parts.

Materials that have different physical properties are separated from one another in the machine and entangled materials are singled out. At the same time, the machine shapes the ductile metals into balls and cleans them. In the subsequent process steps, they are much easier to separate than elongated metal parts, which can become entangled and matted.

About BHS-Sonthofen

BHS-Sonthofen is an owner-operated group of companies in the machinery and plant engineering field, based in Sonthofen, Germany. The company offers technical solutions for mechanical process engineering, concentrating primarily on mixing, crushing, recycling and filtration. With more than 350 employees and several subsidiaries, BHS-Sonthofen has a global presence.

The Recycling Technology division offers a wide range of machines and systems for the recycling industry. The product spectrum covers the processing of brittle-hard waste materials such as electronic waste, slag, shredder residual fractions etc., as well as resilient materials such as tires, cables, and refuse-derived fuels.

For more information, see www.bhs-sonthofen.de.

Firmenkontakt
BHS-Sonthofen GmbH
Roland Schmid
An der Eisenschmelze 47
D-87527 Sonthofen, Germany
+49 8321 6099-231
press@bhs-sonthofen.de
http://www.bhs-sonthofen.de

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Dez 4 2015

BHS-Sonthofen strengthens its presence in Turkey

Recycling, mixing and crushing technology in Turkey: New subsidiary is the product of a long-standing business relationship.

BHS-Sonthofen strengthens its presence in Turkey

The General Manager, Ramazan Ergin (left), and the National Sales Manager, Alper Sahin in Istanbul

BHS-Sonthofen has founded BHS-Sonthofen Turkey Makina Sanayi Ltd. Sti. in Turkey in October with its corporate headquarters in Istanbul. The company enables BHS to offer its customers expert advice at the local level at the gateway between Europe and Asia. The newly founded subsidiary is a joint venture which has developed from a long-standing business relationship with DTR Industries.

The foundation of the new subsidiary means that BHS will be able to meet the increasing demand for the recycling, mixing and crushing technology products from Sonthofen on the Turkish market.

A number of machines and installations have been in operation in these segments for several years in Turkey, e.g. for processing slag and mixing concrete, as well as crushers for the production of chippings and sand.

The corporate headquarters is located in Istanbul, within sight of Sabiha Gökcen airport. Ramazan Ergin is the General Manager of BHS Turkey; he will continue as General Manager of DTR Industries, a company which also represents other German machine manufacturers in Turkey. Ergin has known the machines of BHS for a long time. High-quality advice is guaranteed from the very first day, owing to the expertise he has acquired in dealing with them. Alper Sahin is the National Sales Manager for Turkey. He knows the recycling industry inside and out from his job at a company in the sector, where he worked for several years.

Dennis Kemmann, the General Manager of BHS-Sonthofen GmbH, sees enormous potential in Turkey: „We have noticed a constantly growing awareness of the importance of recycling reusable materials and environmental protection in Turkey: Many local authority areas are investing in waste recycling. There is also a large market for scrap. The construction industry is experiencing dynamic growth, which not only creates a growing demand for concrete mixers but also for cement. We are supplying systems for this market which enable refuse-derived fuels to be used to a high degree.“

Address and contact data of BHS Turkey:
BHS-Sonthofen Turkey Makina Sanayi Ltd. Sti.
Yenisehir Mah. Sumbul Sok. No: 8/1/113
34912 Pendik – Istanbul / Turkey
Phone: +90 216 9092-490
Fax: +90 216 9092-492
e-mail: turkey@bhs-sonthofen.com

About BHS-Sonthofen

BHS-Sonthofen is an owner-operated group of companies in the machinery and plant engineering field, based in Sonthofen, Germany. The company offers technical solutions for mechanical process engineering, concentrating primarily on mixing, crushing, recycling and filtration. With more than 350 employees and several subsidiaries, BHS Sonthofen has a global presence.

The Mixing Technology division produces batch and continuous mixers and offers a full range of process technology for mixing. The twin-shaft batch mixer, which is considered a global benchmark in the concrete industry, is an important product.

The Crushing Technology division manufactures impact crushers and mills with vertical and horizontal shafts, which are used for processing mineral substances, e.g. in quarries, gravel works and mining.

The Recycling Technology division offers a wide range of machines and systems for the recycling industry. The product spectrum covers the processing of brittle-hard waste materials such as electronic waste, slag, shredder residual fractions etc., as well as resilient materials such as tires, cables, and refuse-derived fuels.

For more information, see www.bhs-sonthofen.de.

Firmenkontakt
BHS-Sonthofen GmbH
Roland Schmid
An der Eisenschmelze 47
D-87527 Sonthofen, Germany
+49 8321 6099-231
press@bhs-sonthofen.de
http://www.bhs-sonthofen.de

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Nov 17 2015

BHS-Sonthofen: BHS Australia established

Mixing, crushing, and recycling technology in Australia and Oceania: New joint venture begins with extensive product and application know-how.

BHS-Sonthofen: BHS Australia established

Geoffrey Lee, Business Development Manager for BHS Australia

BHS-Sonthofen has recently set up the joint venture BHS-Sonthofen (Aust) Pty Ltd in Australia and can now offer sales, professional consulting, and quick on-site service to its customers „down under“. The newly established company employs a service team of competent specialists, who have been familiar with BHS machines for many years, and is equipped with several test machines and a spare parts warehouse.

The demand for mixing, crushing, and recycling machines from BHS-Sonthofen in Australia is continuously increasing. BHS mixers in Australia, for example, have been instrumental in backfilling mines for many years. A number of BHS concrete mixers are also being used for major infrastructure projects in Australia. A prestigious example of this is the current „Barangaroo Development Project“ in Sydney, one of the world’s largest city renovation projects. Around 54 acres of downtown Sydney’s west harbor edge is set to be fully renovated by 2022.

In order to meet the increasing demand for consultation and service, BHS has collaborated with Gill Wedmore to set up the Joint Venture „BHS-Sonthofen (Aust) Pty Ltd“ with headquarters in Newcastle/New South Wales, which Wedmore will be heading as Chairman. Wedmore has been operating BHS-Sonthofen mixers for many years in his own company BFG Group Pty. Ltd.

BHS Australia will be actively marketing products for the mixing and crushing business sectors in Australia. BHS also sees great potential on the fifth continent in recycling waste material and scrap metal. A current example: A BHS Rotor Impact Mill of type RPM at a waste treatment plant in the state of New South Wales crushes used glass, which is used to replace sand as an aggregate for concrete. Sand is in short supply in the Sydney area.

Geoffrey Lee has been working as Business Development Manager for BHS Australia since August. He brings with him extensive knowledge of machine technology in mining, the construction industry, and recycling. BHS Australia sends out experienced employees with many years of machine expertise to perform the installation, maintenance, and repair work.

The company’s own spare parts warehouse near Newcastle allows it to drastically reduce delivery times. Moreover, its presence in Australia gives customers and interested parties a strong sense of security before making their investment decisions. They can now use test machines for trials in their own country.

Dennis Kemmann, Managing Director of BHS-Sonthofen GmbH, is convinced that the new joint venture will greatly benefit its customers in Australia. „BHS and Gill Wedmore are united by mutual trust which has been repeatedly affirmed over many years. The expertise that our Australian colleagues have developed in using our machines allows us to ensure that the advice and service provided will be at a very high level from day one – precisely what BHS is famous for.

About BHS-Sonthofen

BHS-Sonthofen GmbH, with headquarters in Sonthofen in Southern Germany, is an owner-operated group of companies in the field of machine and plant engineering. The company offers technical solutions in the field of mechanical process engineering, with a focus on mixing, crushing, recycling, and filtration. BHS-Sonthofen has a global presence with over 350 employees and a number of subsidiaries.

The Mixing Technology division produces batch and continuous mixers and offers the entire spectrum of process engineering for all mixing requirements. A major product is the twin-shaft batch mixer, which is regarded as a global benchmark in the concrete industry.

The Crushing Technology division produces impact crushers and mills with vertical and horizontal shafts that are used for processing minerals – such as those found in quarries and gravel pits and in the mining industry.

The Recycling Technology division offers a broad range of machines and plants for the recycling industry. The spectrum includes the treatment of brittle-hard waste materials such as electronic scrap, slag, shredder residue fractions, etc., and of elastic materials such as tires, cables, and fuels derived from refuse.

More information is available at www.bhs-sonthofen.de.
e-mail BHS Australia: info@bhs-sonthofen.com.au

Firmenkontakt
BHS-Sonthofen GmbH
Roland Schmid
An der Eisenschmelze 47
D-87527 Sonthofen, Germany
+49 8321 6099-231
press@bhs-sonthofen.de
http://www.bhs-sonthofen.de

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