Airlock Express Is On The Road Again

Prater's Airlock Express Demonstration Van

The engines of Prater’s Airlock Express are still warm from this summer’s Great Western US Airlock Express Tour and now we are heading East. The Airlock Express van is on the road again for 16 weeks traveling from Illinois to the North East United States, then down the east coast, across the gulf coast states and […]

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Airlock Express 2016 Tour


For 13 weeks this summer, the Prater Airlock Express will bring its traveling display of Rotary Airlocks, Lump Breakers, Fine Grinders and more to various stops across the Western United States. Without going any further than your company’s parking lot, you can get product demonstrations, training and maintenance tips for increasing the effectiveness of your material […]

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Prater Completes Testing To Become The Only Rotary Airlock Valves Commercially Available In North America Certified To Comply With NFPA-69


In February of 2015, Prater Industries made a significant investment of time and money to test our Rotary Airlock Valves at the Fike® Remote Testing Facility according to guidance found in NFPA-69. Certified NFPA-69 compliance has been the foremost concern for clients who have the need to purchase flame isolation devices for their own NFPA […]

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We Speak The Language Of Pharmaceutical

Prater provides pharmaceutical processing equipment and systems to a plethora of major global industries. We deliver the necessary pharmaceutical solutions for powder and bulk solid materials to meet various application requirements, within budget and to the customer’s satisfaction on a consistent basis. Our client base has expanded to include some of the largest names in […]

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We Speak The Language Of Agriculture

Prater has been the top choice for dry, bulk material processing equipment throughout the agricultural industry for 90 years. Our processing equipment designed and produced specifically for the agriculture industry is ideal for grinding, milling, sifting, feeding and batching. Many customers throughout the world rely on our machinery to facilitate the easy, efficient processing of […]

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We Speak The Language: Baking

Prater’s fine grinders have taken an active role in manufacturing and supplying the baking industry with customized solutions to their sugar grinding applications. Our state-of-the-art centrifugal (rotary) sifters and air classifiers are readily available to help separate and refine dry mixes before using them in the baking process. For decades, we have sought to better […]

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Industrial Magnetics, Inc. Acquires Prater

Dear Valued Customer, It is our privilege to announce to you that Prater (Prater Industries, Inc. & Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc.) has been acquired by Industrial Magnetics, Inc. (IMI).  We are very excited about the opportunities this merger will bring not only to our three companies, but to you, a key part of our […]

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Prater’s 2014 Tradeshow Schedule

International Production and Processing Expo Atlanta, Georgia January 28th – January 30th Booth 2631 BakingTech 2014 Chicago, Illinois March 2nd – March 4th PTX Show Rosemont, Illinois May 6th – May 8th Booth 1304 118th Annual International Association of Operative Millers Conference & Expo Omaha, Nebraska May 19th – May 23rd Booths 526 and 528 PBE […]

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Thank you for your continued interest in Prater. Please check back frequently as this blog will be updated regularly with important information for our customers.

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