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Brushless Motor Drive for Constant Velocity Applications

December 7, 2007 10:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TA2230 drive is designed to run a brushless motor at a constant velocity using the motor's Hall sensors for velocity feedback.

Secure Industrial Ethernet Switch

December 7, 2007 10:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SecureSwitch I-Series provides business-oriented, policy-based visibility and control of users, sensors, and applications without manual configuration of access control lists on each device for individual ports and VLANs in a ruggedized industrial platform.


Grease Dispensers

December 7, 2007 10:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Streamliner grease dispensers are an alternative to manual lubrication, delivering precise amounts of grease to critical machine parts, providing variable feed rates lasting from 1/2 to 24 months and feeding up to eight lubrication points at distances of up to 30 feet.


Infrared Thermometer With Circle/Dot Laser Sighting

December 7, 2007 10:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

The OSXL450 non-contact thermometer features a laser sighting system that defines the target for point-and-shoot measurement of temperatures from -20 to +320°C (-4 to +608°F).

Neural Network Flame Detection Technology for Reliable Monitoring

December 7, 2007 6:43 am | Articles | Comments

Accurate flame monitoring is a safety, process, and risk management challenge for chemical plant engineers. Chemical plant operators need reliable flame detection for flash fire conditions that spread rapidly and cause great harm. They must at the same time minimize the potential for false alarms that initiate fire suppression systems unnecessarily, cause damage to equipment, and impede productivity.

Operator Interface Systems for Plants: The Ins and Outs and Ups and Downs

December 7, 2007 5:42 am | Articles | Comments

Chemical plant operators face specific challenges when selecting an operator interface system (OIS). Like most organizations that process sensitive materials, they need stainless steel systems for their aseptic and cleanability properties; systems that are designed and engineered to withstand years of rigorous use; access to a wide range of customizable options so that the system meets their specific needs; and a compact, ergonomic design that allows the system to be deployed exactly where needed.

Pressure Regulators: How to Pick the Best One for High-Purity Use

December 7, 2007 5:28 am | Articles | Comments

Pressure regulators are highly technical and specialized fluid handling components. When selecting a regulator, make sure to define application needs with consideration not only to pressure requirements but also to flow rate, gas/liquid composition, and temperature. Proper selection can avoid undesirable conditions such as droop and creep while poor selection can lead to failures such as improper pressure control and contamination of gas streams.

Inside QA/QC Data Management for the Chem and Pharma Industries

December 7, 2007 5:08 am | Articles | Comments

In an effort to improve their financial, technical, and compliance positions, leading chemical and pharmaceutical companies have priority initiatives to eliminate the routine, non-value-added tasks in research and manufacturing through automation.


How to Improve Compliance Throughout the Chemical Lifecycle

December 7, 2007 4:38 am | Articles | Comments

As the number of regulations increases worldwide, companies are being held increasingly responsible for the safety of products they manufacture and/or use in the workplace. The best way to prevent potential fines and penalties is to develop and adhere to a comprehensive compliance management program that addresses all phases of the chemical lifecycle — from the cradle to the grave.

Chemical Safety Hits Department of Homeland Security’s Agenda

December 7, 2007 4:27 am | Articles | Comments

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was formed as a single, integrated agency to focus on protecting the American people and their homeland. Chemical security continues to be a priority for the DHS, and this year we are feeling the effect of this on companies of all sizes and in all industries that use chemicals in their manufacturing process.


Facts on Spray Drying: Viable Solution for Georgia’s Kaolin Industry

December 6, 2007 10:57 am | Articles | Comments

Spray drying is the most widely used industrial process involving particle formation coupled with drying. It's well suited for continuous large-scale production of dry solids in powder, granulate, or agglomerate form from solutions, emulsions, and pumpable dispersions.

Sealless Process Pumps

November 19, 2007 9:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

M Series magnetically coupled sealless process pumps are designed to better withstand process upsets and cold starts, which can result in decoupling and permanent magnet damage.

Chem Show Takes Over Big Apple

October 5, 2007 5:41 am | Articles | Comments

For more than five decades, the Chemical Process Industries Exposition has been the key trade show for professionals, providing a unique venue to see, touch, and discuss new products. This year's edition of the Chem Show boasts approximately 600 exhibitors from around the world and is expected to draw more than 10,000 visitors.


BIOFUEL BOOM: Peristaltic Pumps Find Home in Ethanol Production

October 2, 2007 4:59 am | Articles | Comments

Despite their many advantages, peristaltic pumps represent a modest percentage of the positive displacement market in the U.S. This is primarily because they're relatively new in the U.S. However, as plant managers are pressured to reduce the life cycle costs of pumps, their benefits are becoming more widely known, making peristaltic hose and tubing pumps the fastest growing pumps in North America. Here's a look at how these pumps can be used in ethanol production.

BIOFUEL BOOM: Chromatography Goes to Work on Fuel-Grade Ethanol

October 2, 2007 4:53 am | Articles | Comments

As biofuels continue to be pushed to the forefront of the energy market, accurate analytical evaluation is increasing in importance. Analysis speed is becoming a crucial matter in every part of the fuel manufacturing process. The following article examines this important trend and discusses the refinements of methods and equipment aimed at ensuring quality.


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