Optek’s AF26 dual-channel absorption sensor is designed to automate manual processes and offer increased control of inline applications. The sensor: Measures color and concentrations using light at wavelengths of 380 to 1100 nm.
Precisive has introduced two new series of multi-gas industrial monitors for process automation. Based on its unique Tunable Filter Spectroscopy (TFS) technology, the OXS-3100 series is designed for measurement levels in the ppm to percent range, while the OXS-4100 is used for sub-ppm ranges.
FlexMASSter ST98 flowmeters
Automation Direct’s NITRA line of pneumatic components now includes additional fittings and
Baldor Electric Company has combined technologies from the laminated finned frame RPM AC motor
RollCheck® by Seiffert Industrial is a visual laser tool to facilitate quick and accurate field replacement of process rolls in industry.
Almac Industrial Systems has added the Walking Beam to its product portfolio. When engineers think about synchronous automated assembly systems, they most often picture rotary indexing dials or carousels. But there is another synchronous automation platform.
Fluid Components Intl. introduces its FlexMASSter ST98 flowmeter with a precise thermal dispersion mass flow sensor, intelligent digital electronics, and compatibility with the HART communication protocol for use in large-scale process and plant automation systems.
LPU-2428 ultrasonic flow sensors
Coriolis mass flow sensors
LEANTrak mobile productivity solutions
Consider a trip a call to action as it signifies an issue with your electrical distribution system.
Automate the Conventional automated guided vehicles
MiMiC v3.2 simulation software
Only requiring SIL2 compliance for phenol and acetone production, this company opts instead for SIL3 via HIMA’s HiQuad H41q/H51q processors.
Yaskawa identifies the technical support mechanisms that need to be in place to minimize operational risk and enhance equipment performance.
Wireless field communications
Survey results would indicate that this segment has not been hit as hard as others by current economic conditions.
Although this segment has been hit hard in recent years due to natural disasters in the Gulf of Mexico and a lack of interest in building more refineries, it is still surprising to see that investments in this sector could take a pretty dramatic step backwards in 2009.
As could be expected with a general grouping like this, which includes a wider range of facilities with varying production focuses, responses show some interesting ranges.
Although this encompasses a range of facilities with varying plants, respondents seem to be unified in taking a less severe, yet cautious attitude when looking ahead to 2009 purchases.
While the processing marketplace is not immune to cutbacks, the pharmaceuticals segment offers more promise than most.
The most significant issues for this sector seem to stem from fewer capital equipment purchases being made over one year ago, and as a result, maintenance costs have increased, thereby impacting operational efficiency.
As could be expected with the changes in its business climate, this segment will not be among the most dynamic when it comes to purchasing in 2009.