eNews Vol. 15 No. 16
Candian Process Equiptment & Control News


Stäubli and Schneider Electric sign partnership to integrate robotics

Stäubli Robotics and Schneider Electric have further developed their partnership by signing a long-term agreement to integrate customized Stäubli TS series four axis SCARA robots into Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure Machine architecture and platform. EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric's IoT-enabled, open and interoperable system architecture and platform. Read More

Iske, Lehman, Winston named to Fike executive team

Blue Springs, MO-based Fike Corporation has appointed Justin Iske, Michael Lehman and Richard Winston to its executive team. Iske, vice president of finance and treasurer, is responsible for global finance at Fike. He serves as treasurer and leads the company's accounting, tax compliance and planning, treasury, retirement plans and financial planning and analysis, and supports corporate development for Fike and its subsidiaries. Read More

Motion Industries announces the death of Tim Breen

Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts based in Birmingham, AL, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC), is saddened to announce the sudden passing of its president and CEO, Tim Breen. Read More

Danfoss celebrates 50 years of drives production

Danfoss Drives has reached a milestone in the company's history. Fifty years ago, Danfoss was the first company to mass-produce AC drives. The company is said to be unique in that it has always been 100 percent focused on developing, manufacturing and supplying AC drives. Since 1968, its portfolio of products and services has been designed to maximize process performance, save the most energy and minimize emissions, the company says. Read More

Deep Down receives deepwater isolation valve system order

Deep Down, Inc., a specialist in complex deepwater oil and gas distribution equipment and services based in Houston, has announced that it has received an order from Shell for work related to its Vito development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The order is for the design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of an Isolation Valve system on the Vito floating production unit (FPU). Read More

Process Products

Durable, screw and vane pumps for heavy viscous fluids

SPX Flow has announced that from its Plenty brand, comes a wide range of vane and screw pumps which are widely used for the pumping of heavy viscous fluids across industries such as oil & gas, power generation and naval, and are suitable for forced lubrication of rotating machinery and fuel transfer processes. Read More

Left hand threaded shaft collars

Ruland has expanded its offering of threaded shaft collars by adding inch and metric left-hand threaded styles to give designers more flexibility to work with standard off the shelf components. Units are available in one- and two-piece clamp styles in steel and stainless steel with bore sizes ranging from 1/8 to 2-1/4 in. and 4 to 30 mm. Read More

Simplified CANopen setup for IXARC magnetic encoders

IXARC new magnetic absolute encoders with CANopen interfaces from POSITAL are now available with an optional "connection cap" that makes device configuration and troubleshooting simpler and more intuitive. For previous generation IXARC magnetic encoders with CANopen interfaces, device setup was accomplished by updating software parameters, requiring special tools and expertise. Read More

Point-to-point wireless radio kit with onboard I/O

OleumTech, a global provider of M2M automation and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) products, has introduced the WIO Radio Kit with Onboard I/O. As the name implies, the new product integrates both radio and a fixed set of analog and discrete I/O to its design, making it simple and very cost-effective to setup, the company says. Read More

Multi-gas detector streamlines safety with alerts and monitoring

Dräger has announced the X-am 8000 multi-gas detector, capable of simultaneously detecting up to seven gases including flammable gases, vapours, and oxygen and is applicable to a number of industries including chemical, oil and gas, fire services, mining, shipping, pharmaceutical and water treatment. Read More

Feature Articles

Railroad Safety: a century of progress

A hundred years ago, the accident rate among railroad workers was horrendous. As many as 40,000 railroad employees were injured every year, many crippled for life, and nearly 4,000 workers annually lost their lives in accidents. Next to coal mining, railroading was the most dangerous kind of work. Read More

Using Big Data - Leadership is STILL required

In this, the third and last article of the series, we will address what the total team needs to do to assure themselves of good outcomes with big data analytics. The short answer is that leadership is still needed from everyone; however, the circumstances are more nuanced than one may expect. Big Data cannot improve your financials and operational excellence if you move forward without caution. Read More

How two petrochemical plants improved level and flow measurement

Managing petrochemical plants requires monitoring a variety of complex processes. Preventing accidents is a key concern, as well as ensuring that no product is lost and that the highest quality is maintained. The level and flow instrumentation used to monitor these processes often makes a significant impact on plant efficiency and safety. Read More
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