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  • Particle Shape, Size Measurement with Dynamic Image Analysis

    June 7, 2016

    The new Analysette 28 ImageSizer is ideal for analysis of particle shape and size of dry, free-flowing powders and bulk solids in a measuring range from 20 µm to 20 mm. Via the optical analysis of particle shape and particle size, damaged particles, contaminates, agglomerates, or...


  • Lean Lab Checklist

    May 31, 2016

    The successful implementation of “lean manufacturing” in various fields has inspired many businesses to adopt this model in their laboratories as well. However, laboratories have different challenges compared to manufacturing environments. In order to provide a way to gain the many...

  • Thermal Conductivity Detector Available for Surface Characterization Equipment

    May 31, 2016

    Micromeritics Instrument Corp. has added an optional TCD (thermal conductivity detector) to its 3Flex surface characterization family of products. This new option extends the ability of the scientist to gain greater understanding of catalyst and catalytic behavior to improve product performance and...

  • 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...