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  • Wireless Automation Package for Orbital Wrappers

    May 16, 2016

    The optional, wireless automation package for the TAB Wrapper Tornado line of orbital stretch-wrapping machines enables lift truck operators to automatically wrap palletized loads to their pallets as a single unit without leaving their seats. The package combines an automated cut and wrap device...

  • New Radar Level Transmitters Released

    May 13, 2016

    Endress+Hauser introduces the Micropilot FMR5X series of free space radar level transmitters. The FMR5X has software with multi-echo tracking algorithms and functions to suppress interference echoes, providing accuracy up to ±0.078 in. for level measurement of bulk solids. FMR5X...

  • Microwave Solids Flow Measurement

    May 11, 2016

    Solidflow 2nd Gen is a new and improved mass flow measurement system developed for solids that are pneumatically conveyed or in free-fall condition. Using the latest microwave technology, a measuring field is created in a metallic pipe. The microwave energy is reflected by the particles and...

  • Ingredients of Success

    May 1, 2016

    Pasta is a finicky food. Most people think of it in its fully cooked state—soft: succulent and durable enough to harmlessly toss against a wall to gauge its eat-readiness. However, the pasta manufacturing process reveals its true identity: a rigid, break-happy material demanding ultimate...

  • Measuring Solids in Vessels: Level versus Volume

    April 8, 2016

    At a mine or processing plant where dry bulk materials are stored in tanks, silos, and other vessels, it is important to know how much is inside each container for many reasons. These include: •    Manage inventory of raw materials, intermediate production, and finished...

  • Process Safety Data: A Critical Ingredient in Process Safety Excellence

    April 1, 2016

    Excellence in process safety performance requires an integrated approach to addressing programs, culture, and competency. One important aspect of competency is having a wealth of the right information available, and accessible, to support and underpin the overarching safety management system. This...

  • Endress+Hauser Completes Takeover of Analytik Jena

    April 1, 2016

    Swiss measurement and automation engineering specialist Endress+Hauser has completed the takeover of German analytical instrumentation provider Analytik Jena. The remaining minority shares of Analytik Jena were legally transferred to Endress+Hauser on March 30, 2016 following the entry of the...

  • Electronic Pressure Compensation at the Powder Show

    March 29, 2016

    Coperion K-Tron will display the new Electronic Pressure Compensation (EPC) system for its high-accuracy loss-in-weight feeders at the upcoming Powder Show. The main advantages of the new system include improved accuracy and reliability, as well as lower initial cost and easier installation...

  • Dino Wireless Monitoring System

    March 25, 2016

    A Dino bulk truck loader transmits a signal itself if a component is not working properly or if maintenance is required. In modern language there are various terms for this: Smart Industry, the Internet of things, or Industry 4.0. Van Beek shows that this new development makes it possible to take...

  • New OSHA Silica Dust Rule to Save Estimated 600 Lives Per Year

    March 24, 2016

    An estimated 600 lives will be saved each year by a new federal rule announced Thursday intended to limit exposure to respirable silica dust in American workplaces. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that aims to protect...