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Intelligent Inspectors: Solid Metal Detection With a Twist

April 16, 2007 6:29 am | 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.

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Recommended Reading: Test Results for Purging Compounds

April 13, 2007 11:52 am | Comments

The Dyna-Purge Division of Shuman Plastics Inc., Buffalo, NY, has introduced its new Dyna-Purge M grade. One of 10 engineered purging compounds, this enhanced formulation has been engineered to provide dual-scrubbing action so that it can purge faster and clean more effectively than other types of purging products.

More on Safety: Catalog or CD

April 13, 2007 11:52 am | Comments

Elobau Sensor Technologies, Lake Bluff, IL, is offering a 356-page print catalog or a CD to readers interested in learning more about magnetic sensors, vehicle and machine safety components, e-stops, and other devices

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Microsite News: Link to RoHS Stats

April 13, 2007 8:58 am | Comments

FCI, Etters, PA, has set up online help for those concerned with meeting the Chinese RoHS environmental regulations that went into effect on March 1.

Butterfly Valves

April 6, 2007 11:39 am | Comments

Double Eccentric Vs. Centric Design The centric operating principle that most metal and plastic butterfly valves employ is often not enough for demanding applications. Let's examine a workable alternative: double eccentricity. Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Fig.

First Aid for Blenders: Seals to Stop the Bleeding

April 6, 2007 11:23 am | Comments

W.F. Taylor Co. Inc. manufactures state of the art, environmentally friendly adhesives and epoxies for the installation of floor covering products.

Pump Symposium: Technology Plus Advice

April 6, 2007 10:59 am | Comments

The International Pump Users Symposium, billed as the only meeting organized by pump users for pump users, had a record number of participants at this year's event in Houston.

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Grudge Against Sludge

April 6, 2007 9:35 am | Comments

A challenge confronted Darin Davis, the environmental manager of the General Mills facility in Wellston, OH, considered to be the largest producer of frozen pizzas.

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Transforming and Expanding Track and Trace in the Chemical Supply Chain

April 6, 2007 9:17 am | Comments

We've come a long way since radio frequency identification (RFID) technology was first used to track military planes in World War II. Today, by combining RFID with the electronic product code (EPC), the technology has many new uses — from improving efficiency in the retail supply chain to protecting patients from receiving counterfeit drugs.

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Sealed Bulk Bag Discharge System Contains a Chemical Dust Hazard

April 5, 2007 12:05 pm | Comments

The Texas A&M University System is famous for its agricultural and engineering programs but less well known is the fact that one of its agencies has the country's largest training facility for firefighters. The 120-acre Brayton Fire Training Field is operated by the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and includes full-scale buildings, a chemical complex, a petroleum refinery unit, a loading terminal, a ship, and an aircraft fuselage for realistic firefighting drills.

Innovative Solutions at Work

April 5, 2007 12:05 pm | Comments

In our first issue of 2007, CHEM.INFO asked industry experts from chemical processing associations across the country about the challenges chemical plants would face in the coming year. Most predicted that the growing energy crisis, plant security concerns, and railroad service issues would be the most problematic. Knowing our readers would not sit by idly, we asked how they're handling what they view as the industry's toughest issues.

Two Thumbs Up: New Videos Offer Insight into Vibration

April 5, 2007 10:23 am | Comments

Ludeca Inc., Doral, FL, is offering two new videos on alignment, vibration, and balancing. The first video examines the features and benefits of the Rotalign Ultra shaft alignment system with continuous sweep measurement mode and wireless Bluetooth communication to the sensor.

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Primer Included: Feeder Brochure

April 5, 2007 10:23 am | Comments

Metalfab Inc., Vernon, NJ, is offering a free brochure on feeding equipment for a wide range of processing industry applications. Included are sections on weigh feeders, volumetric feeders, and volumetric belt feeders.

Practice Guide: Water and Steam

April 5, 2007 10:23 am | Comments

ISPE, a global not-for-profit association of more than 23,000 pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals, has released its Good Practice Guide: Commissioning and Qualification of Pharmaceutical Water and Steam Systems.

New Brochure: Flexible Hose Design

April 5, 2007 10:23 am | Comments

A free brochure from DeWAL Industries, Saunderstown, RI, explains how high-performance polymer films improve flexible hose designs.

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