Archive - Juni 2008


Acquirement finalised

The business sector High Performance Materials of Saint-Gobain has acquired IFK Isofluor GmbH, Germany, a privately owned manufacturer of fluoropolymer tubing......


Isolator offers full visibility

The Hybrid Vision Isolator from Hosokawa Micron Ltd. offers a high visibility, cost effectiveness, short lead time, mid-range option for the containment of......


Midget fluidised bed system

Industrial producers are constantly trying to modernise their production steps in order to increase efficiency and optimise production. In this connection the......


User-friendly process gas analyser

Emerson Process Management has recently unveiled the Rosemount Analytical X-Stream flameproof process gas analyser, which can be installed in Class I, Zone 1......

Plant Processing

Discharger for bulk bags

Redesigned all over, the Brabender BagMaster bulk bag discharger is now available for lined or unlined bulk bags up to 1.5 t. Its most outstanding feature is a......

Plant Processing

Rotary lobe pump range

SSP Pumps introduced the Series L rotary lobe pump range, developed to provide the simple solution to many processes with its focus on simplicity and easy......

Pneumatic system solutions with Atex certification are making inroads into the process industry

Now is the time for terminals

Valve terminals not only offer cost advantages compared to automation solutions using individual pilot valves when it comes to investment; the total cost of......

Continuous process analysers for control and monitoring

Up to 100 external sensors

PowerMon process analysers measure trace concentrations of different parameters with the help of wet chemical methods. Depending on the equipment, they can be......

Purification of dilactide through melt crystallisation

Plastics made of sugar

The bioplastic polylactide (PLA) is usually produced through polymerisation of lactide. The starting material for this process is lactic acid, which is......

Specialist in solid-liquid separation turns 75 years

Small Bavarian company grows to global player

Today, Flottweg is one of the leading manufacturers of decanter centrifuges, belt presses and disc stack centrifuges. Its long and broad experience in......

Continuous plate reactor for the manufacture of speciality and fine chemicals

High yields guaranteed

Against the background of sharp international competition and constantly more stringent environmental constraints, chemical installations and equipment which......

Contractor portal solution saves handling time

Dealing with mini contracts in next to no time

The control of process engineering plants is always a very time and cost- intensive business. To arrange for maintenance work to be carried out, plant......

Process control system provides interface to plant asset management

Everything at a glance

FieldCare, the software package for configuring, diagnosing, managing and optimising intelligent field devices and components, has been integrated into Plant......

Ethernet-supported visualisation at Germany’s third largest composite industrial site

Super networking

More than 30 companies are located in the Marl Chemical Park. Yokogawa, the process control service provider, recently installed its CS3000 Process Control......

Flowmeter with extensive diagnostic tools

An impressive all-rounder

The intelligent IFC 100 converter is accurate and features a refined diagnostic concept that also includes the process environment. It was designed for a wide......

Mass flow and concentration measurement at a filling station for nitric acid

Listening to the pipes

Europe’s largest production facility for ammonia and nitrogen fertiliser in Sluiskil, The Netherlands, produces up to 4000 t of nitric acid per day. The......

Reliable solution for all kinds of level measurement

Ultrasonic sensor with stainless steel housing

Ultrasonic sensors are frequently used to monitor the levels of liquids, granules or pastes. However, many of these applications involve media whose liquids or......

Turbopumps from Asslar celebrate their 50th birthday

Nothing is impossible

With its advertising slogan in Germany, “Nothing Is Impossible,” a well-known Japanese carmaker inadvertently describes the core of vacuum technology. It......

Effective protection of the cooling tower saves costs and secures the entire process

Bleeding made easy

With its two devices Multronic and CoolProtect and the Elados EMP metering pump program, Ecolab offers users a cost-effective, safe and precise metering......

High-performance perfluoroelastomer seals for chemical and pharmaceutical applications

Mean time between repairs tripled

The use of perfluoroelastomer seals in the chemical and petrochemical industry can lead to significant long-term savings. They provide a very high level of......

Process-optimised mixer loading in healthcare production

Toothpaste for China

Fifty million tubes of toothpaste are made every month at Liuzhou LMZ Co., Ltd.’s new production facility. Three vacuum mixing lines for manufacturing two......

Aerzener Maschinenfabrik opens new production centre presenting extensive product developments

On the route of growth and innovation

Within 140 years of company history, this year on 3rd April a new age has started for Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH – one of the worldwide leading......

new appointment

Wacker’s Executive Board is complete

Dr. Wilhelm Sittenthaler is to join the Executive Board of Wacker Chemie AG. A resolution to this effect was passed by the Supervisory Board. Wilhelm......


Certified by ESDA

Four of Trek’s Sales Engineers were recently certified by the Electrostatic Discharge Association (ESDA) with the designation of TSD Certified......

canned motor pumps

Nikkiso and KSB establish joint venture

KSB AG, Frankenthal, and the Japanese company Nikkiso Co., Ltd., Tokyo, will establish a joint-venture company based in Altenstadt near Frankfurt on 1 July......


Analytical Services extends GMP-Spectrum

The Analytical Services of InfraServ Knapsack have extended their range of services in the pharmaceutical analysis field in three important areas for customers......


100 years of Wiegand Technology

GEA Wiegand and GEA Jet Pumps celebrate their common centenary. In 1908, Wilhelm Wiegand got a patent for a multi-effect circulation evaporator. At that time......

Fiscal year 2007

Festo remains on course for growth

Festo AG one of the world’s leading suppliers of automation technology continues to enjoy global growth. In its past fiscal year 2007, the company posted......


The focus lies on interoperability

The FDT Group continues its activities to bring the system providers and device manufacturers together in order to provide the end users with integrated......


Change of Management

Michael Peters has been appointed as the new CEO and spokesperson for the management board at Dyneon GmbH & Co. KG. Peters joins Dyneon, a 3M subsidiary......


New factory for DSM

Royal DSM N.V. is going to build a new factory for waterborne emulsion resins (NeoCryl) at the existing DSM NeoResins production site in Waalwijk, the......


Preparations are already in full swing

The 29. Achema International Exhibition-Congress on Chemical Engineering, Environmental Protection and Biotechnology, the world’s summit for the chemical......


Configuring safety applications

Version 6.1 of the Simatic Safety Matrix Cause & Effect tool for safety applications in the process industry has been equipped with additional functions......


Conductivity measurement

The conductivity probe in the 202759 series from Jumo, which has been designed to comply with EHEDG guidelines, meets the highest hygienic requirements. The......


Intrinsically safe and heat-proof

Intrinsically safe inductive proximity switches from Ege are available as high-temperature models. Suitable for ambient temperatures up to 130 °C, the IGEXH......

High containment system protects filling operations involving active pharmaceutical ingredients

Safety first

The pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck & Cie AG in Switzerland processes numerous active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) from which it manufactures various......

Determining the actual content of active ingredient after compressing with Near Infrared Spectroscopy

NIR shortens release times radically

The FDA is currently attempting, through the PAT initiative, to detect process faults as early as possible. NIR (Near Infrared Spectroscopy) is one of the......

Off-gas analysis as a real-time indicator for vital process parameters

Fermentation under control

Biotechnological processes have to be as standardised as possible to guarantee optimum product yields. Online off-gas analysis is an integral part of this......


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