eNews Vol. 17 No. 3
Candian Process Equiptment & Control News


Lone Star Funds to acquire BASF’s Construction Chemicals business

BASF and an affiliate of Lone Star, a global private equity firm, have signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of BASF’s Construction Chemicals business. The purchase price is €3.17 billion. Read More

Bosch Packaging Technology is now Syntegon

Syntegon Technology is the new name in the processing and packaging industry. Known as Bosch Packaging Technology until late 2019, the former Bosch division has presented itself as an independent enterprise… Read More

Gordon McKenzie appointed president and CEO of Canpotex

The board of directors of Canpotex Ltd. has announced the appointment of J. Gordon (Gord) McKenzie as president and chief executive officer of Canpotex, a Canadian potash exporter. Read More

Digital mining firm Hexagon acquires Blast Movement Technologies

Hexagon announced in January the acquisition of Blast Movement Technologies (BMT) from RCF Jolimont Mining Innovation (Jersey). BMT supplies a unique blast movement measurement technology to the global mining industry. Read More

Kadant Johnson appoints Bill Covell R&D controls specialist

Three Rivers, MI-based Kadant Johnson has appointed of Bill Covell to the newly created position of R&D electrical, instrumentation, and controls specialist. In this role, Covell will modernize critical R&D systems with… Read More
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Process Products

Ultrasonic proximity sensors provide 60 to 8000 mm sensing distance

SU, UK, UT and TU series round body and UQ series cubic plastic ultrasonic distance sensors from AutomationDirect are now available in sensing distance ranges from 60 to 8000 mm, in metal or plastic housings, and… Read More

Plant system platform adds software to validate mass balance and yield accounting data

To help manufacturers ensure the highest accuracy and confidence in plant measurement systems, Emerson has added the Sigmafine platform to its software portfolio. Read More

Automation commissioning software gets systems up and running quickly, simply

With free, PC-based Festo Automation Suite commissioning software, getting a new drive package up and running can be done in five easy steps needed to… Read More

Insertion magnetic inductive flowmeter for conductive liquids

An electrically conductive media flowing through an oriented magnetic field, in accordance to Faraday's law of induction, will induce a voltage proportional to the media flow velocity and hence the volumetric flow. The PIT-sensor from Kobold… Read More

Long-term support for Pepperl+Fuchs thin clients

In 2020, Microsoft will stop providing support and security updates for the Windows 7 operating system. To avoid security gaps, companies that still use Windows 7 are currently faced with updating or renewing their IT infrastructure. Read More

Feature Articles

A.I. equipment tackles health monitoring and predictive maintenance

New cloud-based, IoT-enabled equipment health monitoring and predictive maintenance systems are the first of many exciting AI-based (artificial intelligence) smart manufacturing applications to combine embedded human knowledge and advanced engineering automation to address... Read More

Choosing the right communication platform for remote monitoring

For decades, municipalities, utilities, manufacturing organizations and others have used remote terminal unit (RTU) technology to facilitate the alarm notification, monitoring, data logging and maintenance functions of unattended equipment. Read More

Weighing in on concrete plant design

For more than 30 years, J. McCoy Equipment has built concrete batch plants and ready-mixed concrete facilities. Oshawa Bearing provides the plant automation component, joining both electrical and mechanical components. Add Siemens and… Read More
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