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What A Piece Of Junk

November 19, 2009 11:22 am | Blogs | Comments

By David Mantey, Editor, PD&D Professionally, I’ve always considered myself a fairly progressive and forward-looking individual.

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LA Gas Well Blowout Kills 1

November 19, 2009 11:07 am | News | Comments

November 19, 2009 The Associated Press The DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office says one worker was killed and a second seriously injured by a natural gas well blowout. Sheriff's Lt.

High Ratio Dust Collector In The Baghouse

November 19, 2009 8:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Scientific Dust Collectors has added a new dust collector to its Baghouse line. The SPJ-BL Series Baghouse is a high ratio unit that features: A patented nozzle cleaning system. Internal high side inlet baffles. 1,000 to 5,000 CFM, depending upon the dust type.

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High-Volume Screener

November 19, 2009 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MEGATEX XD™ Screener is designed for high-volume screening applications. Features of the screener include: 25 to 50 percent more capacity per square foot of screen cloth. Footprint measuring 12’ × 12’ × 12’ (for the standard model).

Bulk Bag Filler With Programmable Controller

November 19, 2009 8:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spiroflow Systems, Inc. has redesigned its C1-2 Bulk Bag Filler to include a programmable controller that can increase filling accuracy and cycle speed. Features of the filler include: Aautomatic gain in weight adjustment to monitor and compensate for any weight variation.

Efficient Vacuum Gripper System

November 19, 2009 7:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

PIAB recently released the VGS™3040 vacuum gripper system, which uses a COAX® cartridge to effectively position vacuum power and reduce line losses. Other features include: Integrated blow-off check valve.

Sulfide Sensor & Analyzer

November 19, 2009 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new S10 and S17 Sulfide Analytical Sensors from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) are designed to ensure that water has been adequately treated for sulfates and hydrogen sulfide. The S10 Sensor is an immersion or an insertion style sensor while the S17 is a valve retractable style sensor.

Salmonella Outbreak Increases Use Of Chlorine-Treated Water

November 19, 2009 3:47 am | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) - More drinking-water systems across Colorado are treating their water with chlorine following the deadly salmonella outbreak in Alamosa last year.

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Plant Interruptions Behind Eggo Waffle Shortage

November 19, 2009 3:33 am | News | Comments

ATLANTA (AP) - Kellogg Co. says there will be a nationwide shortage of its popular Eggo frozen waffles until next summer because of interruptions in production at two of the four plants that make them.

Ultrasonic Flowmeters Explained

November 18, 2009 10:04 am | News | Comments

How ultrasonic flowmeters work, and why they can be easily retrofitted to any system. Having trouble viewing this video? Try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contact your IT department.

Going Up ... And Up

November 18, 2009 9:48 am | News | Comments

Carbon nanotubes could be used to construct a 22,000 mile elevator to space. Sounds unbeliveable, but NASA ran a $150,000 competition to find a small-scale prototype.

The 3 Robot Fanta Can Challenge

November 18, 2009 8:52 am | News | Comments

Three ABB industrial robots, 12 Fanta cans and a 1-mm tolerance makes for a mesmerizing display of precise motion control. Having trouble viewing this video? Try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contact your IT department.

100-Foot Fireball Rips Through Utah Refinery

November 18, 2009 8:05 am | News | Comments

Surveillance footage of the 100-foot fireball that ripped through a Utah refinery earlier this month. The gas explosion knocked a nearby home off its foundation - full report can be found here .

Feds Raid Gibson Guitar Plant

November 18, 2009 5:37 am | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Federal agents on Tuesday raided a Gibson guitar manufacturing plant and seized guitars amid concerns about where the Nashville-based company obtains the fine woods that go into its instruments.

Hershey, Ferrero Consider Cadbury Bid

November 18, 2009 5:34 am | News | Comments

Robert Barr Associated Press Writer - November 18, 2009 LONDON (AP) - Chocolate makers The Hershey Co. and Ferrero International SA said Wednesday they are considering a possible offer for Cadbury PLC, already the target of a hostile bid by Kraft Foods Inc.

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