eNews Vol. 17 No. 8
Candian Process Equiptment & Control News


Festo chameleon’s tongue for industrial automation wins design prizes

Grasping workpieces like a chameleon’s tongue — that’s the functional principle of Festo’s adaptive shape gripper DHEF — and why it won renowned distinctions in 2020 including the iF Design Award and the Red Dot Design Award. Read More

Metso invests in North American repair facility

Helsinki-based Metso has made further investments in the Mesa repair facility in Arizona, in order to optimize safety and broaden service capabilities. The facility offers repairs and field services while supporting Metso’s Life Cycle Services contracts. Read More

OPC UA companion specification to be developed for CIP

Ann Arbor, MI-based ODVA has launched a joint working group with the OPC Foundation to develop an OPC UA companion specification to the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP). The collaboration between ODVA and the OPC Foundation will result in… Read More

Phoenix Contact virtual trade show aims to fill physical gap

With the cancellation of Hannover Messe, one of the largest shows of the year and a showcase for Phoenix Contact to release its new innovations, the Blomberg, Germany-based company has announced an online event. Read More

Rapid Dose Therapeutics receives funding for product scale-up manufacturing and commercialization

Canadian life sciences company Rapid Dose Therapeutics (RDT) has secured government funding of $400,000 from The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance (NRC-IRAP), to support a project focused on… Read More

Process Products

Pulse valve increases dust collector system life

Emerson has introduced the redesigned ASCO series 353 Pulse Valve, designed to achieve a more effective, efficient and convenient bag cleaning. With a higher peak pressure, temperature range of -40° to 140°C, patented… Read More

Flow control valve line adds new sizes and flow ranges

Flomatic has announced additional sizes and flow ranges to its constant flow control valve Flo-Trol Model CD900 line, all in a stainless steel body. The automatic flow control valves are designed to give… Read More

Cloud-based SCADA capabilities added to alarm system

RACO has introduced cloud-based SCADA enhancements to its AlarmAgent.com product. AlarmAgent.com provides real-time visibility that protects remote critical assets through an easy-to-configure interface. Read More

Carbon steel enclosures replace older lines

Rittal Systems has announced that it is replacing its AE and CM compact enclosures with the new AX enclosures, and the KL, EB and BG small enclosures with the new KX enclosures. Only the AX and KX Carbon Steel enclosures… Read More

Ethernet couplers and PLCs pass conformance tests

WAGO has announced that its latest line of Ethernet/IP couplers (750-363) and PLCs (750-823/750-893) have passed the ODVA EtherNet/IP conformance tests. ODVA’s conformance testing provides assurance that products… Read More

Feature Articles

A guide to oil in water monitoring for environmental compliance

Arjay Engineering has published a guide focuses on oil in water for environmental compliance — with much of the content that can also be applied to process applications as well. Since most environmental concern is directed to… Read More

Feed flow line troubleshooting requires the right equipment

A power plant was experiencing a feed water flow problem. The issue was on a line with static pressure exceeding 1000 psi which fed water to one of their steam generators. The plant’s engineers suspected that it may be an issue with a… Read More

Sheet line installation helps medical manufacturer expand capacity

Airlite Plastics Company has expanded production capabilities at its plant in Nazareth, PA, with a semi-custom sheet line. The new line, installed in 2019, supports Airlite’s thin-gauge sheet production for… Read More
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