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Thu, 08/03/2006 - 8:02am
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• A free chart from NewAge Industries Inc., Southampton, PA, outlines the similarities and differences of PVC and polyurethane. Designed to help tubing and hose buyers understand the performance properties of both, the chart lists association standards, size, hardness, tensile strength, operating temperatures, working and burst psi, colors, weather resistance and custom options. Information: 800-506-3924

• Pepperl+Fuchs, Twinsburg, OH, is offering a Web-based configuration tool to help users build a purge-and-pressurization system, based on specific application needs, in 10 easy steps. Users enter variables such as class and enclosure volume, and the configurator instantly provides a purging system model number and relevant accessories. Systems can be quoted with price and delivery dates in one business day. The tool is available at by clicking on the "Build Your Purge System" link.

• Also from Pepperl+Fuchs is Segment Checker Version 1.14. This software tool designs Foundation Fieldbus and Profibus PA networks, checks operational parameters to validate Fieldbus segment architecture and evaluates potential problems. The tool can be downloaded free of charge at


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