eNews Vol. 15 No. 17
Candian Process Equiptment & Control News


Mercer to acquire DMI pulp operations for $465 million

Mercer International Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Marubeni Corporation, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., and Daishowa North America Corporation (together, DMI) to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of DMI for consideration of $465 million. Read More

Bayer completes biggest acquisition in its history

Leverkusen, Germany-based pharmaceutical giant Bayer has completed the biggest acquisition in its history in the second quarter of 2018, when it acquired Monsanto for US$63 billion. Bayer considerably expanded its seed business through the acquisition of Monsanto, particularly for corn and soybeans, the company says. Read More

Shell gives green light to invest in LNG Canada

Shell Canada Energy, an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has announced it has taken a final investment decision (FID) on LNG Canada, a major liquified natural gas (LNG) project in Kitimat, BC, in which Shell has a 40 percent working interest. With LNG Canada's joint venture participants also having taken FID, construction will start immediately with first LNG expected before the middle of the next decade. Read More

Exact Dispensing Systems is now a certified system integrator for Universal Robots

Exact Dispensing Systems of Newcastle, ME, now serves as a Certified System Integrator for Odense, Denmark-based Universal Robots (UR), a maker of collaborative robots or "cobots" that operate alongside employees in automating a multitude of manual tasks. Read More

Winters extends 5-year warranty to all products

Winters Instruments of Toronto has extended its 5-year warranty to cover all products effective immediately. This includes all pressure gauges, thermometers, pressure transmitters, pressure switches, temperature sensors, diaphragm seals, valves, thermowells and all accessories. Read More

Process Products

Long-term pressure logger acquires data in the field

The FieldLab weatherproof outdoor enclosure from Cameron Instruments permits logging data in the field. The unit comes in ranges up to 70 Mpa and has a data logging capability of 2 million data points. The enclosure is rated IP66 and the solar panel and pole mount option allows the unit to be installed permanently. Read More

Aeration pad works with dry, bulk materials

The model AD aeration pad from Conveyor Components is designed for aerating a variety of dry, bulk materials in order to promote flow. The aeration pad is available in the standard zinc plated steel body, as well as optional stainless steel bodies and mesh. Read More

Custom interface module designed to compressor specs

Dinkle International has designed and built an interface module to meet the needs of a compressor OEM. The module uses several types of terminal blocks mounted on a PCB carrier. Read More

Equipment improves material handling throughout food processing operations

Eriez manufactures a wide assortment of vibratory feeders, conveyors and screeners for the food processing and packaging industries. In addition to standard designs, the company will customize tray configurations to meet special requirements. Read More

Sanitary flange air conveyors for chemical, pharmaceutical and food systems

Sanitary Flange Line Vac air operated conveyors from Exair move materials through systems which require frequent or mandatory cleaning. The ISO 2852 compatible sanitary flanges limit areas where bacteria can grow and help prevent contamination. Read More

Feature Articles

Horse feed production assisted by roller gates

A horse feed producer needed an assist with a process need at its facility with the production of forage cubes. Upstream in the process, bales of hay are broken down and minor ingredients are added before the raw materials are formed into cubes. Read More

What's the best analysis technology for monitoring batch processes?

Spectroscopy is the study of how light and matter interacts. Light can be broken up into several regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, so spectroscopy is perfectly suited for accurate real-time analysis and monitoring of continuous and batch processes. Read More

Climate change denial linked to right-wing nationalism

Scientific awareness of the greenhouse effect, and human influence on the climate has existed for over three decades. During the 1980s, there was a strong environmental movement and a political consensus on the issue, but in recent years, climate change denial - denying that changes to the climate are due to human influence on the environment - has increased. Read More
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