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Q&A With Enterasys: Secure Networks in Focus

April 3, 2008 1:49 pm | Articles | Comments

The goal of Enterasys Networks, a company based in Andover, MA, with more than 3,500 customers, is to deliver secure networks that ensure the integrity of IT services

Unit Train Batch Loading System

April 1, 2008 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Booth 2143 Developed in collaboration with FGR Automation & Controls, this fully automated train batch weighing and loading system has been successfully implemented on a variety of materials including coal and coke.

Pressure Transmitter for Sanitary Use

January 28, 2008 12:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The SITRANS P DSIII flush-mounted pressure transmitter is designed according to sanitary guidelines and provides a connection to the process without any dead space.


PRODUCT TECHNOLOGY HIGHLIGHT: New Generation of Inverting Filter Centrifuges

December 10, 2007 11:33 am | Articles | Comments

Inverting filter centrifuges are virtually continuous, fully automated filtering centrifuges with horizontally mounted bowls. The main characteristic is the discharge process, which is guaranteed to leave no residual heel.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Innovation at the Chem Show

September 10, 2007 5:39 am | Articles | Comments

Considered North America's largest process equipment and technology exposition, the 2007 Chem Show in New York, Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, will feature hundreds of innovative products and technologies from more than 600 leading suppliers. The following items offer a sneak peek at some of the many products to be exhibited.

10 More Technologies You Shouldn't Miss

September 10, 2007 5:02 am | Articles | Comments

Don't stop reading even if you're getting a feeling of déjà vu! We presented a special report in the July issue titled "10 Technologies You Shouldn't Miss," but this is different. This article highlights 10 more technologies that we believe you'll want to know about. Each one has an important feature in common with all the others — innovation.

Radar Level Transmitter

September 5, 2007 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Sitrans LR 250 radar level transmitter features "Process Intelligence" advanced signal processing.

Resilient Seated Butterfly Valves

September 5, 2007 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ST Series of wafer and lug-style resilient seated butterfly valves offer high Cv (flow coefficients), ISO top mounting, one-piece body with self-centering disc, and a large selection of direct-mount actuators and gear operators.

CHEM.INFO EXCLUSIVE: Intelligent Thermal Mass Sensing Flowmeter

September 4, 2007 5:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The FlexMASSter ST98 thermal mass sensing flowmeter series now meets the Profibus-DP/-PA standards and includes its own Device Type Manager (DTM) software for use in large scale process and plant automation systems.


ISA Expo Highlights: New Products and Pavilions

September 4, 2007 5:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solution providers from around the world will meet in Houston, TX, Oct. 2-4, for ISA Expo, where they will unveil their latest automation and control products.

Temperature Transmitters

July 31, 2007 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The TX33 with loop-powered RTD input is analog, non-isolated with a two-wire head-mount which converts the RTD into a proportional, linear and highly accurate output current. It features easy calibration and low temperature drift.

Process Control Systems

July 31, 2007 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fully integrated industrial-process control systems are designed and built in an in-house UL-listed panel shop. The systems are used in a wide variety of bulk-process-handling applications to streamline production operations. They are programmed for the user’s choice of automation platforms.

Something New at ISA EXPO 2007

July 5, 2007 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solution providers from around the world will come together in Houston, TX, Oct. 2-4 for ISA EXPO, considered to be North America's largest automation and control exhibition.

Compact Venturi Vacuum Pumps

June 1, 2007 11:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

These compact multi-stage venturi vacuum pumps need only 45 psi air pressure but provide the same holding capacity as conventional pumps requiring 80 to 100 psi.

Two Thumbs Up: Actuator Videos

June 1, 2007 7:09 am | Articles | Comments

Metso Automation, Northborough, MA, has developed a series of training videos for its popular Valvcon actuators and board options.

Valve Selection Strategies for the Biofuel Gold Rush

May 31, 2007 10:41 am | Articles | Comments

Gold is glittering in the fields of Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and many other states, but it's not precious metal. It's corn destined to be processed into ethanol fuel. This boom, which began in the Midwest, is now spreading to many other sections of the country.

Knowing Your Limits: Traversing the Ups and Downs of Alarm Trips

May 3, 2007 8:46 am | Articles | Comments

A limit alarm trip, known by many names, is a hardware device that monitors a process signal — such as temperature, pressure, level, or flow — and compares it against a preset limit. If the process signal moves to an undesirable high or low condition, the alarm activates a relay output to warn of trouble, provide on/off control, or institute an emergency shutdown.

How to Build a Digital Foundation for Enterprise O&M Management

May 3, 2007 8:33 am | Articles | Comments

The pressures to reduce costs and increase productivity in process manufacturing industries are unrelenting and are often labeled the top two enterprise-wide priorities for companies today. A seemingly logical consequence of the cost-cutting priority is the on-going practice of trimming operations and maintenance (O&M) staff allocations.

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.

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.

Success in Mexico: LIMS Standardization Project

March 5, 2007 7:26 am | Articles | Comments

Better productivity and product quality generate increase in revenues By Ing. José Manuel Cardel Gonzalez and Oliver Faidi Cortes Automation of laboratory data capture and analysis is seen as the major challenge facing the petrochemical industry.

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