eNews Vol. 15 No. 19
Candian Process Equiptment & Control News


Festo acquires pneumatic automation component manufacturer Fabco-Air

Festo has acquired Fabco-Air of Gainesville, FL, a manufacturer of pneumatic automation components. The acquisition is the latest in a series of investments to support sales growth in North America. Fabco-Air's NPT pneumatic cylinders are used on new machinery and systems and as replacement components. Read More

E.B. Horsman & Son acquires Measurement & Controls Ltd.

Surrey, BC-based E.B. Horsman & Son (EBH) has announced the acquisition of Measurement & Controls Ltd. (MCL) headquartered in Calgary. EBH acquired the MCL brand, assets, and contracts effective October 1, 2018. Read More

Matrox Imaging now offering project development professional services

Matrox Imaging of Montreal has announced its Matrox Professional Services (MPS) offering. Backed by Matrox applications engineers and the Matrox Vision Squad — a team of high-level vision professionals — MPS is said to offer in-depth support to customers, helping to recommend best methods and practices, and guide customers through their vision project development. Read More

Optima pharma joins consortium for freeze-drying innovations

Optima Pharma has joined the international organization LyoHUB, a platform dedicated to industrial pharmaceutical freeze drying. As a member of this platform, Optima Pharma is joining forces with other companies to work on the future of freeze-drying processes. Read More

Higher oil and gas extraction pushes up August GDP

Real gross domestic product rose for a seventh consecutive month, edging up 0.1% in August, according Statistics Canada. Growth was concentrated in oil and gas extraction and finance and insurance, which more than offset declines in 12 of 20 industrial sectors. Read More

Process Products

All-metal armoured variable area flowmeter

The BGF all-metal armoured variable area flowmeter from Kobold is suitable for high pressure or high temperature applications. The unit features low pressure loss, vertical or horizontal installations and direct reading scales. Read More

Flow meter calibration verification on offshore platforms

The VeriCal in-situ calibration verification system for the ST00 series flare gas flow meter from Fluid Components International is said to reduce flow meter operating costs in flare gas applications aboard offshore platforms, at land-based oil/gas facilities and in petrochemical plants. Read More

Analyzers simplify complex motor-drive troubleshooting

The new Fluke MDA-510 and MDA-550 Motor Drive Analyzers are said to simplify troubleshooting on single-phase and three-phase motor-drive systems by providing guided testing that enables technicians to quickly capture the most important measurements. Read More

Digital pressure meter/controller features flow-thru design

The Bronkhorst EL-PRESS series digital electronic pressure transducers and controllers from Hoskin Scientific are suitable for gases and liquids, as well as having a well-proven compact thru-flow design. Read More

Industrial stack lights offer 3-year warranty

Onyx Industries has introduced the model 151SSLD-RYGN-NNS1, a 3-segment stack light with a metal, industrial grade housing and LEDs that are said to easily capture the attention of machine operators and plant personnel. Read More

Feature Articles

Thermal hazards reaction and adiabatic calorimetry testing

Thermal stability (or thermal hazards) testing collects reaction rate data and applies that data to assess whether a specified quantity of material can be used in a way such that runaway reactions are avoided. This is important when considering processing, long-term storage, or shipping of a material. Read More

Membrane filter system provides wastewater treatment in Saskatoon

Koch Membrane Systems (KMS), a developer and manufacturer of membrane-based filtration technologies, has commissioned a packaged membrane bioreactor (MBR) system in Saskatoon, SK. The Puron Plus system from KMS is said to provide a compact and turnkey wastewater treatment solution that is fully automated and provides consistent high-quality effluent for safe discharge or reuse. Read More

Software detects debris in frozen food product using colour analysis

If you've bought blueberry muffins or bagels from your local grocery store, the berries have likely made a very long journey from the fields to your stomach. Before reaching your plate, the picked berries pass through a rigorous, multi-step inspection process that until recently utilizes mechanical, optical and human methods. Read More
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