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Brazilian Pipe Dream: Metal Magmeter Gets Water Flowing

May 1, 2007 11:57 am | News | Comments

Latin America is experiencing an unprecedented population boom, thus requiring increased investments in water and wastewater facilities to keep up with the growth.

Where's the Beef? Screener Down Under Sets Record

May 1, 2007 11:57 am | News | Comments

Cargill Beef Australia began screening meat meal at its Tamworth plant using Kason Corp.'s Vibroscreen Model K84-1-SS, considered to be the largest circular vibratory screen separator manufactured in Australia.

Industriepark Oberbruch: A Place for Technology-Based Processing Companies

April 16, 2007 7:42 am | Articles | Comments

Industriepark Oberbruch reflects an interesting concept in current investment philosophies for chemical companies expanding to Europe. It's a center for companies engaged in leading future technologies such as innovative new materials (e.g., carbon fibers) and fuel cells.


Damage Control: Bellows Stand Up to Solvents in Paint Mixers

April 16, 2007 7:17 am | Articles | Comments

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) shaft seal bellows with vulcanized seams are withstanding damage from aromatic solvents on mills that blend paint ingredients at Rust-Oleum Corp.'s Wisconsin plant. The bellows have been in service for almost a year under conditions that caused previous seals to fail within days.

Building Connections in the Sand

April 16, 2007 7:08 am | Articles | Comments

Ohio's Fairmount Minerals is one of the largest producers of industrial sand in the U.S., and its Illinois-based subsidiary, Wedron Silica, has been hard at work for more than a century. The sand is mined from the St. Peters Sandstone, which is a 200 million-year-old sand deposit that runs from Minnesota to Oklahoma.


Mixing Systems

April 16, 2007 6:48 am | Articles | Comments

Variations of the Paravisc modular mixing system from Ekato Corp. are being used for the production of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, gels, toothpastes, shampoos, and foodstuffs as well as paste-like products such as adhesives, paints, and building materials.

Pollution Solution? Nano Research Leads to Happy Accident

April 16, 2007 6:44 am | Articles | Comments

Nanomaterial manufacturer nGimat may have accidentally found a solution to some of industry's biggest environmental problems. The company's ionic liquid solvents, stumbled upon during non-related precursor work, are now being developed to make industrial processes run cleaner and consume less energy.

Intelligent Inspectors: Solid Metal Detection With a Twist

April 16, 2007 6:29 am | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers do not need reminding that in today's litigious and safety conscious climate, a solid metal detection process is crucial. As they strive for greater automation and uptime, compliance with legislation and good manufacturing practice (GMP), manufacturers want a metal detector that does more than just prevent contamination.


Horizontal Conveyors

April 16, 2007 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Like a conventional vibratory conveyor, the Slipstick horizontal-motion conveyor is a rigid pan design that moves bulk material by applying periodic motion to the product.

Stackers With Electric Lift

April 16, 2007 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available with manual or electric drive, these stackers allow workers to lift, transport, and position up to 3,000 pounds at a time.

Automated Bulk Bag Filling System

April 16, 2007 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

This automated bulk bag filling system is engineered to increase productivity while maximizing the output of dense, stable filled bags.

Lock-Out Relays

April 16, 2007 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Types WL-2 and WL field-proven lock-out relays (LORs) can be used to automatically trip and lock out circuit breakers and other devices, protecting this critical equipment from damaging electrical faults.

Shaft Grounding Ring

April 16, 2007 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The AEGIS SGR conductive microfiber shaft grounding ring is suitable for predictive and preventive maintenance programs on VFD-controlled AC motors and large DC motors.

Bulk Forklift Container

April 16, 2007 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The P-333 Ship Shape bulk forklift container, which features an optional hinged panel, opens on one side to promote easy access to goods for fast, ergonomically sound order picking and assembly operations and seals shut for secure lifting and transportation.

Air-Loaded Pressure Regulator

April 13, 2007 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Series PRA pneumatically controlled pressure regulator, also known as a pressure reducing valve, maintains a constant downstream pressure from 5 to 125 psi with very high accuracy over varying flow rates.


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