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Schenck, Bonfiglioli on board for 2016 Australian Bulk Handling Awards

Attendees mingling at the 10th Australian Bulk Handling Awards. Photo: Greg Dickins

Bonfiglioli Transmission Australia and Schenck Process Australia have been announced as sponsors for the 2016 Bulkies – the Australian Bulk Handling Awards.

Fewer than 45 days remain between now and the  awards night, a gala evening and gathering of some of the bulk handling industry’s finest practitioners to recognise and celebrate outstanding achievement.

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at the official awards site.

Already included in the group of sponsors for this year’s awards are Bonfiglioli and Schenck.

Operating in Australia since 1988, Bonfiglioli Transmission Australia specialises in the supply of quality gear motors, drive systems and planetary gearboxes to satisfy the most demanding needs for industrial processes, automation, mobile and renewable energy applications.

Schenck Process is a global leader of solutions in measuring and process technologies in industrial weighing, feeding, conveying, screening, automation and air filtration technology.

The awards will take place on November 24, at Doltone House in Sydney’s Hyde Park. Awards will be presented for the following categories:

  • Bulk Handling Facility of the Year (Resources and Infrastructure): An award for a bulk handling facility servicing the resources sector (mining, grains, commodities), ports and terminals.
  • Bulk Handling Facility of the Year (Manufacturing and Processing): An award for a bulk handling facility servicing the manufacturing and processing industries encompassing, food, pharmaceuticals, stockfeed, chemicals, plastics, resins, and building products.
  • Innovative Technology: An award for the introduction of new technology or improvement to established technology in the bulk handling industry.
  • Environmental Project of the Year: An award for a project or technology displaying environmental sensitivity and innovation in waste management, site or facility rehabilitation, recycling or energy/water conservation.
  • Dust Control Technology, Application or Practice: An award for best practice in dust and fume suppression, management or control; or for innovation in dust control technology, equipment or application.
  • Best Practice in WH&S: An award recognising the implementation of OH&S, ergonomic or risk management practices, policies or technologies to enhance the safety and health of employees and/or the general public.
  • Excellence in Transport and/or Conveying: An award for new or improved technology affecting conveying and/or transport systems with positive impact on performance, reliability, efficiency and the environment.
  • Excellence in the Application of Gears, Motors or Drives: An award for the application of gears, motors or drive technology in an Australian bulk handling facility.
  • Supplier of the Year: An award recognising exemplary service, performance and customer commitment by a supplier to the Australian bulk handling sector.
  • Excellence in Engineering Photography: An award for onsite photography of a bulk handling plant or facility, machinery, or engineers at work. The subject is not specific, but may include photos of conveyors, shiploaders or stacker reclaimers. Subjects may include resources and non-resources industries as well as rail and port bulk handling infrastructure. The judges welcome nominations from both professional and non-professional photographers and may, depending on the quality of nominations, choose to recognise each group separately. Nominations from professional photographers will be judged on a portfolio of 10 photos.

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