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  • Webinar Focuses on Optimizing Granulation

    August 23, 2012

    A recently recorded webinar from Malvern Instruments highlights the benefits of real-time particle sizing for the effective monitoring and control of granulation processes. Granulation is a widely applied unit operation, especially in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, with operators...

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  • Vibrating Rod for Hazardous Locations

    August 22, 2012

    The standard VR-21 vibrating rod level sensor and solid extended VR-41 vibrating rod level sensors are now approved in the U.S. and Canada to CSA standards for Class II, Division 1, Groups E, F, and G, and Class III for hazardous locations. Enclosure type certifications for these models includes...

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  • Auto-Set Power Shield

    August 14, 2012

    4B has designed an extended power shield for the Auto-Set series of RF capacitance point level indicators for use with bulk granular solids and powders. The power shield creates a barrier and enables the unit to ignore material built up on the probe, preventing false readings. The Auto-Set is now...

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  • Model RH/RHX Bin Level Indicator

    August 14, 2012

    The Model RH rotary paddle bin level indicator incorporates locally visible high intensity LED indication as a standard feature. It combines the local indication of the alarm status with four shaft bearings, a DPDT relay output that is fail-safe on power failure, automatic motor shutoff, and many...

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  • Moving Laser Diffraction Particle Sizing from the Lab to the Process

    August 14, 2012

    Today’s availability of reliable real-time particle sizing technology presents an opportunity to transform the efficiency of a wide variety of manufacturing processes. There are those who remain wary, however, perhaps unsure of the best way to engineer a solution, or unconvinced of the...

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  • Circular Support Fixture for Texture Analyzer

    August 10, 2012

    The TA-CSF circular support fixture is available for the CT3 texture analyzer. The circular support fixture is designed to support irregular items like fresh fruit while texture tests are performed. In this example, an apple is seated in the TA-CSF while a TA-MTP Magness-Taylor probe is used to...

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  • Bi-Layer Shear Jig

    August 10, 2012

    The TA-BLS bi-layer shear jig for the CT3 texture tester is a guillotine type device used to measure the force needed to separate the layers of a multi-layer tablet. A tablet is placed in the jig and the cutting plate slices into the tablet until the adhesion fails, thus measuring the force that...

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  • Gas Monitor

    August 9, 2012

    The EC 28 fixed transmitter is used for reading of toxic gases, oxygen, and hydrogen. The EC 28 offers advanced technology, easy handling, RC2 remote control, and an integrated ex-proof alarm. It has plug-in smart sensor technology making it easy to replace sensors without opening the casing....

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  • EPA MACT Baghouse Compliance Systems

    August 9, 2012

    EPA MACT compliance systems for baghouses and cartridge type dust collectors integrate the company’s baghouse control and sensing hardware known as B-PAC controls with the company’s FilterWare software. The control system optimizes the process while monitoring regulatory parameters. The...

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  • Heavy-Capacity Scale Instrument

    August 9, 2012

    The FB2550 heavy-capacity truck and rail scale instrument is a response to customers’ frequently requested features. Accounting functions, IT functions, and site operations are all impacted by the instrument selected. The FB2550 meets all of these challenges in a single device through a suite...

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