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May 2023

More control optimizes these pellet mills

The new, electronic automatic pellet-mill control system, EAPR (photo), enables this company’s machines to operate optimally with low manpower requirements and long service lives. EAPR enables optimum automatic operation of all flat-die pellet mills. It consists of a local control cabinet with touch panel and an intuitive software user interface. Once the process parameters have been specified, the EAPR controls the fully automatic operation, including error and alarm messages, as well as system diagnostics. For more control, an intelligent automatic gap control, called Distamat, enables a predefined roller gap to be precisely maintained for optimum production results. The constant gap between the pan grinder roller and the die is essential for pellet quality and stable operation. The system not only increases the pellet quality, but also offers a high degree of automation, which results in less maintenance work during operation. — Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. KG, Reinbek, Germany


Flushing ring reduces maintenance of DP measurements

The Rosemount 319 Flushing Ring with valve-integrated design (photo), ensures accurate differential pressure (DP) measurement and lower maintenance. Available in traditional and compact options, the new 319 Flushing Rings provide a process-to-seal connection and allow for faster diaphragm-seal maintenance without disconnecting them from process flanges. The traditional design utilizes a flow-through cleaning action and can be sized to fit almost any application. Configurations are offered with a choice of ball valves, needle valves or gate valves, and in multiple materials, flange types, sizes and ratings. The compact design removes residual build-up quickly, cleaning five times faster over 30% more surface area and 50% fewer leak points than other flushing rings. — Emerson, Shakopee, Minn.


Improved HMI tablet usability for industrial applications

The HT4P Safety Commander (photo) is an ergonomic device enabling users to securely hold and protect a human-machine interface (HMI) tablet, while providing power, networking and hardwired emergency stop (e-stop) and other operator interface devices. OEMs and automation designers can now provide flexible and safety-rated operator interface options for equipment, robotics, collaborative robots, automated guided vehicles, autonomous mobile robots and other manufacturing system applications. The HT4P can now hold tablets ranging from 10 to 13 in. using adjustable grippers, so users can take advantage of more display area and greater CPU processing speeds. The HT4P Safety Commander accepts more device sizes than ever before, and it adds networking and operator interface options for using modern tablet interfaces with industrial equipment. — IDEC Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif.


Electronic pressure switch for hygienic applications

The PSD-4 electronic pressure switch (photo) is a universal solution for industrial automation tasks. Thanks to EHEDG and 3-A certification, the pressure switch is also suitable for industries with high hygienic requirements. Due to an accuracy of less than±0.5% and minimal long-term drift, it permanently ensures an accurate representation of the process pressure for more than 100 million load cycles. The pressure switch is available with a digital output signal, as well as a switchable and scalable analog output. In addition, it can also be easily monitored via the self-diagnostics. — WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG, Klingenberg, Germany


A next-generation of PES in-out ultrafiltration membranes

The first polymeric ultrafiltration (UF) membrane with a completely new geometry since the seven-capillary Multibore debuted over two decades ago, Multibore PRO (photo) combines 19 bores within a single fiber to enable users to realize both performance and sustainability benefits through the increased surface area and reduced installation area for a given flowrate target. With more than double the capillaries, this increased membrane-filtration surface area per module means fewer modules are required in water treatment installations to achieve higher productivity and efficiencies, driving value for operational expenses. UF modules equipped with Multibore PRO membranes can achieve floor footprint savings of up to 15% per rack, while also reducing both capital expenditures due to reduced rack components and assembly costs. — DuPont, Wilmington, Del.


Work glove coating for amplified grip in multiple environments

The new VersaTek glove coating (photo) is an intelligent and durable technology that adapts to almost any environment so workers can get their job done without having to sacrifice safety, comfort, grip or dexterity. Engineered stabilizers allow this intelligent coating technology to read the environment and adapt to amplify the worker’s grip when working in wet, dry, slick, abrasive or oily conditions. VersaTek is designed for maximum comfort and flexibility so workers can maintain natural hand movements and precision when handling small parts. Plus, this coating delivers over 50% more abrasion resistance than other glove coatings against materials such as sandy nitrile or foam nitrile. — Magid Glove & Safety Manufacturing Company LLC, Romeoville, Ill.

A smart oil-water separator for compressors

With the intelligent Aquamat i.CF separator (photo), this company has redefined condensate treatment. Available for delivery volumes up to 90 m³/min, this new oil-water separator now comes equipped, for the first time, with the Aquamat Control internal controller, which undertakes active management of the process, while simplifying maintenance planning and making service work safe and environmentally friendly, the company says. — Kaeser Kompressoren SE, Coburg, Germany


New line of automated washing systems

At Interphex last month, this company unveiled its 2023 line of automated disinfecting wash systems (photo) for North America. Developed for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, nutrition and other manufacturers, the wash systems automatically clean the products and equipment used in the sanitary manufacturing process to a high level of hygiene that complies with FDA, GMP and GAMP 5 guidelines and meets the highest level of data integrity. The washing systems are custom-engineered for each facility or laboratory to decontaminate nearly any type of equipment or component, from delicate laboratory glassware to 55-gal drums, intermediate bulk containers and a variety of production machinery. The product line encompasses 11 models, each available in a range of sizes, capacities and configurations to suit the specific regulatory, throughput, energy-efficiency and other requirements of each installation. — Belimed Life Science, Inc., North Charleston, N.C.


A new range of cone crushers

As a result of continuing cone-crusher technology development, this company has introduced a new HP200e cone crusher (photo) to the aggregates markets, providing more performance and uptime in a more sustainable way, enabled by kinematics and new chamber designs. The new liners are fitted into the crushers without backing material, making maintenance breaks shorter and liner replacement faster, safer and less hazardous for the environment. According to the company, benefits include: enhanced performance, 10% more head motion, 20% more power and 20% more force. Other features include new, more-efficient chambers, an anti-spin brake for higher uptime, serviceability improvements and a feed-cone lifting tool. — Metso Outotec Corp., Helsinki, Finland


Green H2O2 generation enables safe and chemical-free AOP

The HPGen (photo) uses only air, electricity and water as inputs to produce 99.999% pure hydrogen peroxide directly on site. This is done through the company’s patented on-site peroxide-generation technology. The output H2O2, tradenamed Peroxide UltraPure, can be used in conjunction with an ultraviolet (UV) reactor in an advanced oxidation process (AOP), to remove all trace organic compounds from water. AOP solutions typically require transport, handling, storage and management of toxic chemicals on site. The HPGen, on the other hand, provides a solution that eliminates chemical input. Output and in-line concentration are readily measurable and controllable. HPGen works automatically and with no need for user intervention — it is remotely monitored, making it essentially plug-and-play. — HPNow, Copenhagen, Denmark


Magnet separator for poorly flowing powders

The recently developed 10,000-Gauss, rotating cleanflow magnet (photo) filters magnetic and paramagnetic particles out of poorly flowing, greasy powders in the food, pharma and chemical industries. The magnet rotor is composed of seven strong magnet bars, equipped with neodymium-iron-boron magnets, each with a diameter of 32 mm. This is 40% thicker than regular magnetic bars and also that used by the magnet manufacturer. The magnetic separator is suitable for free-fall lines and captures both iron and AISI 304 and AISI 316 particles as small as 30µm from cocoa or milk powder, for example. The separator is available in three sizes, of which the largest model is suitable for product flows of up to 45 m3/h. — Goudsmit Magnetics B.V., Waalre, the Netherlands


A smart interface for this vacuum pump series

The HiScroll series (photo) consists of three dry and hermetically sealed scroll pumps with a nominal pumping speed of 6–20 m3/h. These vacuum pumps are characterized not only by their high performance when evacuating against atmosphere, but also by their very high energy efficiency that reduces their carbon footprint. The company is now introducing its intelligent new accessory interface AccessLink, which permits the use of a wide range of optional accessories. Its presence is automatically detected by the HiScroll’s electronics. Before this, accessories had to be configured by hand. A uniform accessory interface of this kind enhances convenience and safety during operation. A new gas-ballast valve detects the specific process requirements automatically. The valve is controlled by the vacuum pump, either according to a specific time interval or depending on the inlet pressure, in conjunction with an additional accessory, the HiScroll integrated sensor RPT 010. The automatic gas-ballast valve can also be switched manually by a higher-level controller connected to the HiScroll or by the this company’s OmniControl. — Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH, Asslar, Germany


PID sensors for measurement of VOCs and particulate matter

Photoionization detection (PID) is a recommended technology for detecting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in many applications, such as environmental monitoring, industrial health and safety, air quality, facility/site monitoring and fugitive emissions. One of the unique features of this company’s MiniPIDs (photo) is a patent-protected design with a third electrode that overcomes humidity interference, delivering a stable signal from 0 to 99% relative humidity (RH). The sensitivity of PID sensors is extremely important in many applications, particularly where the sensors are deployed in the measurement of trace VOCs. The NextPM sensor was recently added to the company’s portfolio. The NextPM sensors show strong to very strong correlations for both PM1.0 and PM2.5 with reference instruments costing several hundred times the cost of the sensors, the company says. — ION Science Ltd., Fowlmere, U.K.