eNews Vol. 15 No. 21
Candian Process Equiptment & Control News

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The Weidmüller Group announces new leadership for Canada

The Weidmüller Group of Richmond, VA, has announced that Javi Richmond recently joined the company as managing director of Weidmuller Canada. Richmond replaces Terry Hodgson, who has been promoted to executive vice president of Weidmuller Inc, North America. Read More

Funding announced for Borden "Mine of the Future"

The Government of Canada plans to invest $5 million to help position Goldcorp Canada's Borden Mine near Chapleau, ON, as a mine of the future — producing ore in a more environmentally sustainable way. With this investment, Borden Mine will replace all diesel mobile equipment with battery electric vehicles, making it Canada's first all battery electric underground mine. Read More

Omega Engineering announces launch of new Canada website

Omega Engineering of Norwalk, CT, has announced a new Canada website. Designed to offer B2B customers a consumer-oriented experience, the site has been completely overhauled. Read More

ISA to provide end-user perspective in new international smart manufacturing collaboration

A major international standards program on smart manufacturing will receive end-user input from the International Society of Automation (ISA), a developer of widely used international consensus standards in key areas of industrial automation, including cybersecurity, safety and enterprise-control integration. Read More

Hudbay Minerals to acquire copper-rich Mason Resources

Mason Resources Corp. of Vancouver and Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc. have announced that they have entered into an arrangement agreement where Hudbay will acquire the remaining 86 percent of the issued and outstanding common shares of Mason that it does not already own. Read More
 
 

Process Products

Pressure calibrator provides hazardous area documenting capabilities

The FieldLab pressure calibrator from Ralston Instruments is said to perform well in Class 1 Division 1 hazardous locations for pressure calibration, testing or validation. There are test modes for high speed logging up to 128 times per second, hydrostatic testing and templates for pressure calibration. Read More

Class I Division I explosion proof control station

Larson Electronics has announced an explosion proof control station. The control station supports several control mechanisms for heavy-duty machines with the use of two push buttons and a green LED indicator light, and features one drilled 0.63 in. M16 hub for connections. Read More

Accumulator combines digital timer, counter, event functions

The Tempus E combination digital timer/counter/event accumulator from Ecotherm is suitable for defrost control, ovens, injection machines, process monitoring and control, rewinders and packaging machines. Read More

PLC I/O capabilities increase with additional modules

AutomationDirect has added more AC, DC and analog I/O modules to increase the capabilities and versatility of the Productivity1000 micro-modular PLC. The micro stackable P1000 PLC system provides communications, user-friendly programming, integrated data storage, and a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules. Read More

Time-saving temperature calibrator offers wide temperature range

Ametek Sensor, Test & Calibration (STC) has launched its new Jofra CTC-1205 compact temperature calibrator. The calibrator offers improved calibration times over the predecessor CTC-1200 calibrator and is suitable for waste incineration, power plants, oil and gas production. Read More
 

Feature Articles

Cool chicks: Effect of a poultry in-shed sprinkler system

Chicken meat production uses evaporative cooling in the grow-out sheds to cool the birds during warm weather. It is an effective method of cooling, but uses a lot of water and also increases the relative humidity in the shed. Read More

Increased revenue results from expanded motor testing capabilities

Koontz-Wagner Services is a Midwest U.S. provider of motor repair and maintenance services for rotating equipment, electric motors, generators and mechanical power transmission components along with electrical contracting services which range from short order services to design and complex large project services. Read More

Canada's Core Public Infrastructure: Potable water and stormwater assets surveyed

Statistics Canada, in partnership with Infrastructure Canada, has launched its first-ever catalogue of the state of the nation's infrastructure to provide statistical information on the stock, condition, performance and asset management strategies of Canada's core public infrastructure assets. Read More
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