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  • Optimizing Blends for Problem-Free Flow

    May 29, 2013

    Powders and bulk solids almost inevitably have flow problems during processing. The most common flow problems for cohesive powders with small particle size include arching in the hopper, jamming of the powder in the feeder system, rat-holing, and potential changes in bulk density due to...

  • Viscometer with Touch-Screen Technology

    May 24, 2013

    Brookfield has taken the ease of touch-screen technology and applied it to the DV-II Series viscometer. The New DV2T viscometer features a 5-in. full-color display to guide users through test creation and data gathering for fast and easy viscosity measurements. The DV2T also offers powerful new...

  • PLC-Based Controls on Fluid Bed Dryers, Coolers, Pellet Classifiers

    May 24, 2013

    Vibrating fluid bed dryers, coolers, and pellet classifiers from The Witte Co. are available with Allen Bradley programmable logic controllers (PLC) as an option to automate operation of the process machinery. Ensuring accurate, repeatable control over the air temperature, start-up and shutdown...

  • Roy R. Dunlap, SOR Inc. Founder, Passes Away at Age 90

    May 23, 2013

    Roy Dunlap, founder of SOR Inc., a manufacturer of pressure, level, temperature, and flow measurement products, passed away April 25, 2013. Dunlap leveraged the static-o-ring (SOR) technology to invent a highly accurate mechanical pressure switch that helped prevent the overfilling of oil...

  • Digital Weight Indicator

    May 11, 2013

    Positioned to eventually replace Rice Lake’s IQ plus 355 digital weight indicator, the new 480 Legend Series offers scale users the durability, function, and value of the 355, and more. The new 480 Legend Series delivers more programming flexibility for batching, incorporates a time and date...

  • ADB Bearing Temperature Sensor Testing Device

    May 9, 2013

    4B Components Ltd has developed a new maintenance tool that makes the testing of 4B adjustable bearing temperature sensors quick, easy, and accurate. This hand held test unit features an integrated heating block specifically designed to have a 4B ADB sensor directly inserted. With integral controls...

  • Microdust Pro Real-Time Dust Monitor

    May 8, 2013

    Casella CEL offers the next generation of its Microdust real-time dust monitor, a handheld monitoring device used for assessing employee risk for exposure to dangerous levels of dust and aerosols. The all-new CEL-712 Microdust Pro uses a laser diode based light-scattering sensor to instantly detect...

  • Endress+Hauser Announces July Training School Schedule

    May 2, 2013

    Endress+Hauser has announced its July 2013 schedule of instrumentation training courses. Classes are typically a combination of classroom and hands-on training on either the Endress+Hauser Process Training Unit (PTU), a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, or...

  • Blending Scale Management System

    April 29, 2013

    The Blending Scale Management system (BSMS) software is used with the E955 blending scale to create a batch of seed. Using a computer, the operator enters the batch/lot, the hybrid/brand, and seed sizes of the two seeds to be blended. Seed count, proportion of Refuge, and density of refuge, and...

  • Graphical Computer Modeling Software

    April 25, 2013

    GCM is a graphical computer modeling software developed by JOA to simulate, optimize, design, and balance dust and vapor collection systems. The model operates on an iteractive basis, resulting in precision system balancing with optimal air flows and transport velocities system-wide, which...