eNews Vol. 16 No. 6
Candian Process Equiptment & Control News


ABB unveils four entrepreneurial businesses at ABB Customer World 2019

Leaders and innovators from business, government and the education sector gathered for ABB's premier collaboration event from March 4-7 in Houston. Today, ABB is a leader in industrial digitalization with its innovative offering of digital solutions and services, ABB... Ability Read More

Ficodis Group acquires Reliable Bearing of Mississauga

Montreal-based Ficodis Group is acquiring Reliable Bearing, a company specializing in power transmission products based in Mississauga, ON. This makes 14 acquisitions for Ficodis Group, allowing the company… Read More

Barrie District FIRST Robotics competition a huge success

The competition was fierce, and the battles hard won at Georgian College's third District FIRST Robotics event - Barrie, ON's largest annual robotics competition - held at the Barrie Campus over the St. Patrick's Day weekend. Read More

Winters named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for third year

Winters Instruments of Toronto has been honoured with the prestigious Canada's Best Managed Companies designation. The 2019 Best Managed program recognizes best-in-class of Canadian-owned and managed companies demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth. Read More

X Tronics signs Power-Sonic Rechargeable Batteries

Concord, ON-based X Tronics is now representing Power-Sonic Rechargeable Batteries in Canada. Power-Sonic is said to have been a leading force in the global battery business for over 50 years, and the company has… Read More

Process Products

Wellhead SCADA-based software helps to optimize oil and gas operations

Remote workers can collaborate using mobile devices with ABB's versatile new cloud-based visualization system, ABB Ability Wellhead Manager, which supports smarter teamwork, enhanced efficiencies and lower costs for oil and gas operators of all sizes. Read More

IP65-rated stepping motors for washdown environments

AutomationDirect has added motors designed for washdown environments to its stepper systems product line. SureStep IP65-rated high-torque stepping motors are said to be completely protected from solids and dust ingress and from… Read More

IR LED radiometer provides irradiance measurement in lab or field

The Gigahertz-Optik hand-held X1-1 radiometer with RW-3704-4 detector measures irradiance from 0.001 µW/cm² to 10 W/cm² at 850 nm. Where extremely low sensitivity is required the 16-bit P-9710 radiometer with 5 fA offset can be used. Read More

Electrically-heated bench over reaches 350°F

No. 991 is an electrically-heated 350°F (177°C) bench oven from Grieve, currently used for heating parts, including those with emissions of flammable solvents. Workspace dimensions are 28 in. wide x 24 in. deep x 18 in. high. Read More

Spring-loaded LVDT performs in corrosive environments

NewTek Sensor Solutions has announced an extended series of spring-loaded LVDTs said to provide accurate dimensional feedback for a variety of position measurement and quality assurance applications including… Read More

Feature Articles

Redefining Le Grande K, aka the kilogram

I recently attended my first Metrology conference. In speaking with attendees, I learned what a Metrologists' pet peeve is - explaining what they do! Read More

An award-winning mine area clean-up

About 60 kilometres east of Peterborough, Ontario, sits a 202-acre abandoned mine and industrial area. Located in Deloro, there is a tiny community of about 160, and a contaminated site with arsenic, cobalt, copper, nickel, low-level radioactive waste and other... Read More

Top 10 best practices for designing steam heat exchangers and tracing systems

When developing a steam heat exchanger or steam heat tracing system, designers must consider every element of the system before finalizing its design to avoid premature failure or under performance. Read More
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