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Generative AI takes predictive maintenance to the next level

This company recently released a new generative artificial intelligence (AI) functionality into its predictive maintenance solution — Senseye Predictive Maintenance (photo). This advance makes predictive maintenance more conversational and intuitive. Through this new release of Senseye Predictive Maintenance with generative…

Technological leap for the new-food industry

At the Anuga FoodTec trade show (Cologne, Germany; March 19–22, 2024), this company’s new-food experts discussed their perfusion platform — a key technology for state-of-the-art upstream bioprocesses that also enables continuous processing in cell cultivation and precision fermentation. In this…

Business News: April 2024

Plant Watch EuroChem launches phosphate-fertilizer manufacturing complex in Brazil March 14, 2024 — EuroChem Group (Zug, Switzerland; www.eurochemgroup.com) opened a new fertilizer-production facility in Serra do Salitre, Brazil. With a total project investment of nearly $1 billion, the new phosphate…

A new super-duplex tube tailored for acids

Last month at the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo 2024 (New Orleans, La.; March 3–7), Alleima AB (Sandviken, Sweden; www.alleima.com) introduced SAF 3006 (UNS S83071), a high-alloy duplex (austenitic-ferritic) stainless steel tailored to enhance corrosion resistance in acidic and caustic…

A level sensor with IO Link technology

This company’s KA1590 capacitive sensor (from the 26 Series) now has IO Link Technology. This IO Link sensor (photo) can detect products with a low 1.1 dielectric. The sensor comes with normally open contact and normally closed contact. ON and…

Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer boosts interfacial adhesion and recyclability

The high strength-to-weight ratio and robust mechanical properties of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers (CFRPs) make them attractive for use in wind-power turbine blades, automobile components, and in airplanes and spacecraft. However, challenges — such as weak interfacial adhesion and poor recyclability —…

This screw-conveyor system is flexible for many applications

The new Twin Tilt-Down Flexible Screw Conveyor system (photo) has dual hoppers on a common mobile base. Constructed and finished to 3-A sanitary standards, the self-contained system can fill two vessels with the same material simultaneously, or convey two different…

Selecting Mixing Impellers

Presented here is a brief overview of the considerations involved in matching the right impeller with a given application Matching the right mixing equipment to the material properties and desired process outcome for any liquid-mixing application is the key to…

This range of high-performance water pumps expanded

This company has expanded its RDLO series from 21 sizes to 33 (photo). The pump sets are axially split volute casing pumps primarily used for clean water transport. A casing with double-volute compensating radial forces and a double-entry impeller compensating…

This temperature transmitter has Ethernet-APL

The new iTEMP TMT86 two-channel temperature head transmitter (photo) has Profinet communication over Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer (APL). The two-channel temperature head transmitter is suitable for use with resistance thermometers and thermocouples and provides fast and accurate measurement of temperature.…