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Get prompt answers to your plastics conveying and material handling systems questions. Kevin can address topics such as poor conveying performance, expansion needs, maintenance, troubleshooting, material waste, and more.

You’ll find valuable answers throughout the knowledge center in articles about system startup and central system maintenance and troubleshooting, but Kevin is here to help and welcomes any question.

Kevin Embury, VP Conveying/Systems Business Development– Novatec, Inc.
Kevin has more than 25 years of experience in integrating, designing, and installing plastics processing systems. He earned his BS in Manufacturing Engineering and Plastics from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.

As the VP of Conveying and Systems Business Development at Novatec Inc., a leading material handling equipment supplier to the plastics industry, his responsibilities include system engineering and optimization, automation, and integration of resin storage, drying, blending, pneumatic conveying equipment, and central controls.

Kevin has a rare combination of engineering and plastics business knowledge combined with hands-on, in-plant experience and is well suited to answer your specific plastics material handling questions.

Please include relevant information that might influence the problem and the solution like:

  • Excessive spillage
  • Need material validation
  • Need reduction of energy usage
  • Need improved material selection
  • Poorly dried material
  • Need to reduce machine downtime
  • Machines starving for material
  • Line plugs
  • Low vacuum power
  • Obsolete controls
  • Mismatch of controls/equipment