eNews Vol. 17 No. 18
Canadian Process Equipment & Control News


Henkel Adhesive Technologies expands UV capabilities with investment in manufacturing facility

Bridgewater, N.J.-based Henkel Adhesive Technologies recently broke ground for a new production area for UV-curable acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) at its site in Salisbury, NC. The new facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2021. Read More

Interroll second plant in Atlanta starts operation

Interroll has completed construction on its second plant on their campus in Hiram (Atlanta) Georgia. The 11 million dollar investment gives Interroll a substantial increase in capacity for the North American region. Read More

Five trends shaping energy, food and health tech innovation post-COVID-19

COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape for businesses across all industries, forcing immediate changes — but ones that will have long-term consequences. Boston-based Lux Researchoutlines five key trends that will define how the world beyond the pandemic will be different. Read More

Sabic chemical plant to operate on 100 percent renewable power

The Sabic polycarbonate facility in Cartagena, Spain, is set to become the world’s first large-scale chemical production site to be run entirely on renewable power, following the signing of a major agreement. Read More

Saipem of Italy acquires Canadian CO2 capture technology

Saipem of Milan has acquired a proprietary technology for CO2 capture from the Canadian company CO2 Solutions Inc. (CSI). Quebec City-based CSI of is an innovator in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture, actively working to… Read More

Process Products

Farm duty and open drip-proof motors feature high starting torque

AutomationDirect has added more farm duty and open drip-proof motors to its general-purpose AC induction motors lineup. The IronHorse MTF2 series farm duty motors are totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) single-phase with torque ranges from 2 to 10 hp. Read More

NSF/ANSI 61 & 372 certified butterfly valves

Flomatic has introduced the model Sylax 3 Lug style and wafer style butterfly valves. The model has a ductile iron valve body, 316SS Disc standard, EPDM seat and stainless steel stem. The valve is rated for 250 psi bidirectional and dead end rating and has a... Read More

Oil shear brakes & clutches brochure for food & beverage processing

A 2-page, colour brochure from Force Control Industries details a lineup of clutches, brakes and clutch/brakes for food and beverage processing applications. Innovative oil shear design allows millions of cycles that require… Read More

Intrinsically safe weighing instruments

Hardy Process Solutions has introduced two UL–rated intrinsically safe weighing indicators designed for hazardous areas. The HI 8100IS and the HI8200IS are high-performance weighing instruments designed to operate in all… Read More

Heat exchangers for low viscosity materials

The DTR series of double tube heat exchangers from HRS Heat Exchangers is designed to maximize direct (product-to-product) energy recovery from low viscosity materials such as wastewater, sewage, effluents and sludge. Read More

Feature Articles

Collaborative robot improves handling of plastic containers

A manufacturer of plastic containers for diverse consumer and commercial markets was seeking a collaborative robotic solution to overcome the pressures it was facing due to skilled labour shortages. It began considering a collaborative robotic solution to augment the capabilities of its team. Read More

Supporting communication of medical ventilators with serial gateways

Ventilators from a range of manufacturers must be able to communicate with each other and connect to hospital networks. And serial gateways provide TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP Modbus TCP, Profinet, Modbus RTU/ASCII and RS232/422/485 connectivity to a wide range of devices. Read More

Dust collection equipment: Pros, cons, and alternatives you may not have thought about

Even knowledgeable, experienced operators of dust collection equipment sometimes get “tunnel vision” when it comes to selecting a new piece of equipment. They may be overly influenced by past personal experience or convinced by a salesperson pushing one technology over another. Read More
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