eNews Vol. 16 No. 1
Candian Process Equiptment & Control News


Endress+Hauser Canada partners with Lumen

Endress+Hauser of Burlington, ON, has announced a new Channel Partner in Quebec. Based in Laval, Lumen is the leading distributor of electrical and automation material in the province. Read More

Turck Canada welcomes Mike Branco as technical sales rep

Markham, ON-based Turck Canada has welcomed Michael (Mike) Branco to its Technical Sales, Greater Toronto Area West team. Branco comes to Turck with years of technical sales and service experience in the area of Industrial Automation. Read More

Motion Industries names Randy Breaux new president

Motion Industries, Inc., of Birmingham, AL, has announced the promotion of Randall (Randy) Breaux to president. Motion Industries has over 550 locations, including 14 distribution centres throughout North America... Read More

Canada to invest in initiatives for automation in agriculture sectors

The Government of Canada has launched a new funding competition, through the Strategic Innovation Fund, for national scale initiatives in automation and digital technology applications in the agriculture and agri-food sector. Funding of between $10 million and $50 million will be provided to a successful applicant in the competition. Read More

Vaisala enters liquid measurement market by acquiring K-Patents

Vaisala has acquired K-Patents Group of Vantaa, Finland, a pioneer in in-line liquid measurements for industrial applications. The acquisition broadens Vaisala's product offering to liquid measurements and strengthens its position as the global leader in the industrial measurement market. Read More

Process Products

Compact high-flow gas pump launched

KNF has introduced the micro gas pump NMP830 HP for OEM applications. The diaphragm pump is 31 mm wide and produces free flow up to 5.5 L/min with a single head design and to 10 L/min with a dual head. Read More

Real-time particle measuring systems sensitive to 0.2 microns

The Airnet II 4 Channel Air Particle Sensor from Alpha Controls meets the specifications of ISO 21501-4 to measure the size and number of particles suspended in the air for real-time monitoring of defect-causing particles. Read More

Tray scrubber allows recovery and reuse of acids from emission sources

Bionomic Industries has the Series 6000 Tray Scrubber. Available in sizes to handle gas volumes from 500 to 150,000 cfm, the unit uses special high-performance tray designs in single or multiple stages, the company says. Read More

Upgraded distributed control system for process industries

Freelance 2019 is an upgraded version of the distributed control system (DCS) solution for process industries originally launched in 1994 by ABB. Freelance combines the advantages of a DCS with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and is characterized by ease of use, scalability, flexibility and reliability, the company says. Read More

Pump condition monitoring device for use in operationally critical applications

Circor International has announced the Allweiler IN-1000 condition monitoring device, said to be suitable for pumps in operationally critical and environmentally sensitive chemical engineering applications. Read More

Feature Articles

When to use an A-style vs. a K-style gravity flow diverter

For both the A-Style and the K-Style diverter design option, the primary responsibility is to divert material from a single source toward either of two locations. However, the application benefits for each design vary from one another. Read More

Sun imaging telescopes fly on NASA Parker Solar Probe

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's unique expertise in sun-viewing telescopes will be an integral part of the historic NASA Parker Solar Probe mission scheduled to launch Aug. 11, 2019, to better understand how the Sun affects our solar system. Read More

Universal Serial Bus threat vector trends and implications for industrial operators

These are interesting times for Universal Serial Bus (USB) security. With increasing pressure to limit network access to industrial control systems, industrial plant dependence upon USB removable media to transfer information, files, patches and updates has been greater than ever. Read More
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