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  • Particulate Sensors Protect Blowers, Turbines, Pumps

    October 26, 2015

    FilterSense particulate sensors protect blowers, turbines, and vacuum pumps in powder conveying, gas processing, and heat recovery applications. Rugged, sensitive, and virtually maintenance free, the sensors are designed to prevent costly unforeseen down time and equipment repairs with...

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  • Flow Characterization of Laundry Detergent Powders

    October 21, 2015

    Several brands of laundry detergents are manufactured in powder form. While popular with consumers for their cleaning power, one question of interest to manufacturers is the challenge required to process the powder. The final stage in manufacturing may include storage of the powder for a time...

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  • In-line Moisture Measurement Ensures Product Quality

    October 21, 2015

    A silica sand company located in the southern U.S. was looking for a method to validate the proper moisture content of its sand prior to it being size classified and packaged for its consumers. It was particularly critical that the moisture measurement be performed in-line (also referred to as on-...

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  • Speed Switch Sensor and System Testing Device

    October 20, 2015

    The SpeedMaster with Pulse Pilot provides independent, real time, and complete verification of an entire speed monitoring system to ensure that alarms and shutdowns are working as expected.   The SpeedMaster operates in two modes: input mode provides the device with the machine’s...

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  • Safety First - or Is It?

    October 19, 2015

    “Sure!” everyone might say. It makes sense right? When it comes to controlling your manufacturing process – including the storage and handling of powder and granular materials - you want to make sure that the process is safe for employees and the public, i.e. local community. So...

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  • Reliable Limit Detection for Bulk Goods

    October 19, 2015

    The different media characteristics of bulk goods frequently pose technical challenges for commonly-used sensor systems when measuring limits in storage silos and process tanks. Under physical influences such as temperature variations or changes in pressure, these sensors quickly reach the limits...

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  • Stainless Steel Moisture Transmitter

    October 19, 2015

    The redesigned MCT466-HD NIR moisture transmitter is manufactured for challenging production environments where moisture control is critical. The rugged MCT466-HD is resistant to high temperatures, sealed for periodic wash-downs, and built with IP 68 stainless steel housing. A high-resolution 5.7-...

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  • Endress+Hauser, Rockwell Automation Make Major Investment

    October 19, 2015

    BridgeValley Community and Technical College in West Virginia celebrates the opening of a cutting-edge PTU (Process Training Unit) made possible by the generous contributions of Endress+Hauser, BridgeValley, and Rockwell Automation. Thanks to industry partners, BridgeValley will be the new home to...

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  • Portable Laser Diffraction-Based Particle Size Analyzer

    October 16, 2015

    The LISST-Portable|XR is a truly portable laser diffraction-based particle size analyzer. It is battery powered with a 0.4 to 500 micron size range, built-in ultrasonic probe, and 7-in. touch screen for displaying size distribution results. It is designed for harsh environments but works just as...

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