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One controller manages multiple feeders

The GUC-F Universal Feeder Controller (photo) allows additional feeding capacity to be installed to meet increased or changing production demands without purchasing additional, individual controllers for each feeder. Devised to future-proof against sudden demand spikes and provide flexibility to accommodate…

Efficient cooling of die-cast components with hotspots

Demanding die-cast components, such as structural components in the automotive sector (megacastings), place special requirements on the temperature control, in particular on the cooling of so-called hotspots. The jetPulse system (photo) offers a reliable and economical solution for cooling such…

This particle sensor exploits quantum effects for real-time process optimization

Last month at Achema 2022 (August 22–26; Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Q.ANT GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany; www.qant.de) introduced what is said to be the world’s first industrial-grade quantum sensor (photo) for particle analysis. By the use of super-fast software, electronics and…

New Software Capabilities with Digitalization

Latest software combines the best of traditional physics-based and empirical approaches with advanced digitalization technologies Unless you’ve had your head buried deep in the sand, you know that digitalization is having an increasing impact on the chemical process industries (CPI).…

Ethernet remote I/O modules with conditional logic computing

BusWorks NT series remote I/O modules (photo) are now enhanced with conditional logic. The conditional logic increases the functionality with a system of rules that allows extremely complicated decisions based on relatively simple “yes/no” questions. For example, reading an analog…

This natural-gas analyzer now has new features

A new version of the J22 tunable diode-laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) gas analyzer (photo) now includes support for the Modbus TCP/IP protocol, which enables users to communicate with their analyzers from a central network location in a bidirectional, secure point-to-point…

This butterfly valve has new features

The Neles Q-Disc butterfly valve (photo) has a new high-performance feature to help with flow balancing in control valve applications. Q-Disc is specifically designed for control applications. One of its key benefits is that it helps to avoid oversized actuators…

Tools for improving wire connections to terminals.

Properly installed ferrules provide dependable wire terminations to both screw and push-in terminals, but installers and technicians need suitably rated parts and associated tools for making these connections. This company has therefore introduced a complete product line of S3TL series…

Contact angle technology for wetting measurements in QC

With Ayríís (photo), this company has optimized the contact-angle method for quality assurance and developed the first solution for measuring the 3D contact angle. The instrument creates a virtual 3D model of the water drop dosed during the measurement and…

An analyzer for materials-control analysis

The SpectroMAXx LMX10 arc/spark optical emission spectrometry (OES) analyzer (photo) performs fast, accurate, advanced elemental analysis in metal-producing and fabricating plants, as well as iron and non-ferrous foundries. The LMX10 OES is said to deliver outstanding repeatability, reproducibility and reliability…