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  • Plugged Chute Detector Introduced

    April 17, 2015

    The new BinMaster plugged chute detector is a pressure switch specifically designed to alert when a chute becomes clogged with material. It features a heavy spring and rugged diaphragm material that makes it ideal for use in chutes transporting flowing grain, seed, feed, or other granular or...

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  • Loop-Powered 4-20 mA Analog Output Speed Switch

    April 10, 2015

    4B Components Ltd has developed a loop-powered 4-20 mA analog output speed switch for PLC, DCS, or stand-alone controllers. The Milli-Speed switch is designed to detect belt slip, belt underspeed, stop motion, low speed, or zero speed on bucket elevators, conveyors, airlocks, mixers, fans,...

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  • Results of Measurement, Control & Automation Survey Released

    April 9, 2015

    A critical element of the mission of the Measurement, Control & Automation Association (MCAA) is to provide meaningful and useful benchmarks and business tools to its member companies. MCAA launched this program for measuring customer satisfaction in 2003 with a survey instrument developed by...

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  • DEM Solutions Unveils First in Discrete Element Modelling

    April 8, 2015

    DEM Solutions, a Discrete Element Method (DEM) specialist, is launching the Generic EDEM material model database (GEMM).   The GEMM database addresses one of the key challenges of DEM simulation:  getting suitable material inputs for accurate representation of bulk materials. The...

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  • The Value of Powder Testing

    April 7, 2015

    Freeman Technology, a global leader in powder characterization, has published The Value of Powder Testing, the third in a series of educational guides on powder characterization for industrial applications. The new booklet focuses on how to assess the economic benefits that a powder tester can...

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  • Shick USA Hires International Sales Manager

    April 6, 2015

    Shick USA, a Kansas City ingredient automation company, hired Rod Harris as its first international sales manager. Harris will use his international sales experience in the food industry, knowledge of Latin American business practices and culture, and proficiency in the Spanish language to...

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  • Schenck Process Names Väth VP Operations

    April 2, 2015

    Uwe Väth has assumed control over operations of the Schenck Process Group, effective April 1, 2015.   In this role, Väth will be responsible for global manufacturing, supply chain, and purchasing, and will report to Andreas Evertz, president and CEO. At the same time, he will...

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  • University of Georgia Receives Micromeritics Grant

    March 31, 2015

    Micromeritics’ Instrument Grant Committee has selected the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy as its latest grant recipient. A TriStar II Plus 3030, NanoPlus 3 and Flowprep has been awarded to the school. “With enrollment in the BS program already approaching 200 students...

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  • Micromeritics Awards Instrument Grant to MIT

    March 31, 2015

    Micromeritics’ Instrument Grant Committee has awarded a 3Flex surface characterization analyzer has been awarded to the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of MIT. Dr. Roland Pellenq, senior research scientist, said the department “aims at determining the poro-mechanical...

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