Archive - September 2008

Hygienic self-priming centrifugal pumps

Undeterred even by high gas contents

The Variflow pump range has been extended with a hygienic self-priming pump series called TPS, based on the standard priming TP series of centrifugal pumps......

Tubing clamps replaced by threaded sealing insert

New security for sensitive contacts

Two clamp systems for heavy and super-heavy, externally corrugated spiral hoses recently extended the product range of Norres, a hose manufacturer based in......

Precise and efficient grinding processes with roller mills

Low-dust milling

Narrow particle size distribution, a low fines content, minimum product heating, high specific throughputs and at the same time low energy consumption are......

Design, construction and start-up of a pilot plant for active pharmaceutical ingredients

Challenging task

The construction of a pilot plant constitutes an important milestone in the development cycle of a new active pharmaceutical ingredient. Pilot plants are used......

Microfeeding technology promises improved efficiency and automation

Every detail matters

Spurred by the pharmaceutical industry’s demand for continuous, low-rate powder feeders, where an hour’s worth of material might be as small as a teaspoon......

Lab unit for fluid and spouted bed processes

Flexible in use

ProCell LabSystem is the largest mobile Glatt lab unit. It has evolved from the ProCell 5 unit and can be equipped with four different process systems......


Plant for sodium methylate

BASF is planning to construct a production plant for sodium methylate in Guaratinguetá, Brazil, its largest site in South America. The plant, which will have......

call for Papers

Process Management Academy 2009

ARC’s Process Management Academy (PMA) is the fifth in a series of highly educational events specifically designed for professionals from the European......

State-of-the-art design and integration of feeding systems for bulk products

Requirements for optimum design

Accurate continuous feeding of moderate to poor-flowing bulk products presents a great challenge. High precision is demanded for products with poor flow......

Replacement of stainless steel with PEEK as an opportunity for fermentation technology

Resistance and hygiene

Reactor technology has to adapt to the increasing diversification of biotechnological research. The spectrum ranges from the utilisation of extremophile and......

Free-floating double-helix agitator shortens processing times

Contact drying in a flash

The AVA double-helix cone dryer is an alternative to the conical orbital-screw dryer. Due to the free-floating double or single-helix agitators, the entire......


Automatic shovel

The Kokeisl ensures that discharge even of sluggish and bridge prone bulk materials from silos and containers is guaranteed irrespective of the diameter of the......

Plant Processing

Successful filling

Adams and Benjamin are filling systems for packing powder-type products into air-tight PE bags made from a tubular film roll. Now Haver & Boecker developed......


Fully automated sampling system

Gemü has developed an automatic system for sterile sampling of pure steam condensate. The system consists of a sampling multi-port valve with pneumatic......


Integrated material conveying

The latest generation of Gravi-blend, the feeding and blending system from Colortronic, comes equipped with a fully integrated material conveying system. This......


True containment solution

Bosch Packaging extends its GKF series with the HiProTect, a fully integrated containment capsule filling system for processing potent substances. The design......


Atex approved air shut-off valve

Amot has added an Atex approved, electric 250 mm hazardous area model 4261 emergency engine air shut-off valve to its standard SpeedTrap range. Atex approved......


Flexible sorting

The modular S+S Varisort Compact sorting system for use with loose bulk materials provides a number of special features that allow an easy adaptation to......


More than 1400 installations

At the heart of the Sandvik Rotoform system is a special drop depositor – the Rotoform itself – which feeds droplets of molten product onto a continuously......


Two procedures with one dryer

The Paddle Dryer NPD from Nara is an indirect dryer, which apart from the basic procedures drying, heating and cooling can also be used for crystallization......

Plate heat exchangers made from special graphite brave the harshest conditions

The unyielding alternative

Conventional graphite heat exchangers have many advantages but are relatively difficult to maintain and require a lot of space. Therefore, compact heat......

Mechanical pressure gauges work reliably without external power

Suitable for extreme conditions

In spite of the growing use of electronic solutions, mechanical pressure gauges are still present on the market for safe local display of process pressure......

Confirm the dryness in high temperature processes

Dry as a bone – hot as a house on fire

High-temperature humidity measurement is problematic in practice because, when the temperature rises above 100 °C, the maximum relative humidity level drops......

Compact atline system for harsh process environments

Routine process analysis

In recent years analytical measurements have been increasingly transferred from the laboratory to the plant. This places high demands on the analytical......

Flexible transmitter with backlit user interface

Multicolour multi-talent

Stratos Pro is a transmitter which provides a widescreen display with a functional, colour-based user interface. Thanks to its universal connection options......

Process automation as a strategic business segment of the future at Festo

Successful entry into a new world

Festo has been a constant and global player in factory automation for many years. Since 2006, the company has increased its investments in the development of......

Intrinsic safety for applications with high power

Rapid switch-off instead of limitation

Dynamic Arc Recognition and Termination (DART) was one of the major process industry topics at the 2008 Hanover Fair. The technology eliminates the tight power......

Remote software takes the Polaris panel PC user interface to the office over the Internet

From the hazardous area direct to the desktop

Explosion-protected panel PCs for on-site control and visualisation of processes make machinery and equipment user-friendly, highly available and......

Ergonomic safety cabinet with asynchronous coupled door mechanism

Open with one hand

The doors of the Pegasus safety cabinet are permanently closed even when not in use. Thus, vapours cannot escape into the room and permanently effective air......

Functional pumping units with rotation speed control

Oil-free vacuum for chemical processes

Chemical diaphragm vacuum pumps represent an ideal solution for process applications in research and technology centres or large-scale laboratories. They......

Pump seals for extreme temperatures

Hot or cold

V74C and V61C elastomer seals are coming to the aid of pump manufacturers and chemical engineers facing high and low-temperature pumping. The V74C grade is......

Derouging of pure water and pure steam systems

Clean surfaces

Rouging occurs in hot pure water and pure steam systems. The very low-ion water in these systems has a corrosive effect on the Cr-Ni and Cr-Ni-Mo alloys under......

High energy prices as a chance to optimise the compressed air supply

Plenty of saving potential

If you take a closer look at your compressed air supply, you will almost certainly be able to cut your costs significantly. Variable-speed compressors and......

Hygienic sockets – when space is scarce

The elegant way to fasten sensors

Hygienic sockets are a process port and built-in armature in one. These innovative sockets for pH, oxygen and conductivity sensors were developed to ease......


Stainless steel bins

Mobius stainless steel bins from Millipore provide support for handling disposable process containers filled with media, buffer, additional intermediates as......

Plant Processing

Pump range expanded

Larox expanded its product range with the pump model LPP-M for accurate metering. LPP-M pumps have an exact flow per revolution irrespective of the pipeline......


Sanitary bulk bag unloading

Flexicon developed a sanitary bulk bag unloading system that eliminates dust during untying, discharging, retying, collapse and removal of bags while allowing......


Valve terminals conforming to Atex

Festo now offers the proven modular valve terminal CPX/MPA with Atex certification for zones 2 and 22. For the first time, all the modules are individually......


Comfortable filtering halfmasks

When developing the X-plore 1700 series, Dräger dedicated special attention to ensuring that the device is both easy to handle and the comfort of the wearer......


Mechanical seals in paddle dryer

In close cooperation with DVA Deutsche Vakuumapparate, Holland-Merten Burgmann has developed the seal HSHR35 for high pressure paddle dryers. The sealing of......


For safe environments

For mixed Ex i and non-Ex i signal circuits, users can draw upon the advantages of the ISpac isolator system. While existing modules have served to connect......


PC-based controller

The Industry Automation Division of Siemens has developed a new PC-based controller for process automation. The Simatic PCS7 AS RTX is a member of the Simatic......


Modular and robust design

The Elan range of control devices and indicator lights for the 22.3 mm industrial standard meets the requirements of the Atex directive. The entire Ex......


Coriolis mass flow meter

With the Coriolis mass flow meters/controllers by Bronkhorst Cori-Tech, the accurate measurement and control of low flow rates from 100 mg/h up to 30 kg/h can......


Hygienic pressure measuring

Baumer offers the electrical pressure transmitter of the ED 701 series with a range of additional features so that it is highly suitable for hygienic pressure......

Industry gathering

Sustainable growth at oils+fats 2008

Between 18 and 20 November 2008 decision-makers and experts from the oils and fats industry will be converging on the M,O,C, Events Centre for the second......


Managing maintenance is managing success

For most companies, industrial maintenance is a key competitive factor – and one for which Maintain is the ultimate exhibition platform. The trade fair for......

General Meeting of KSB

Good order intake

Pumps and valves manufacturer KSB AG, Frankenthal, presented excellent results and prospects to its shareholders at the Annual General Meeting in June......

Valve World

Event about flow control

The Valve World Conference & Exhibition taking place in Maastricht, The Netherlands, November 4th until 6th 2008 is going to be an international platform......


Georg Fischer acquires Alfa

Georg Fischer Ltd, Schaffhausen/Switzerland, acquires the business activities of Alfa Plastics Inc. in Brampton (Toronto), Ontario. The company is a......


Emerson acquires TopWorx

Emerson announced it has acquired TopWorx. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. TopWorx becomes part of Emerson Process Management, expanding Emerson’s......


Sales expert for Donaldson

Donaldson Advanced Filtration has appointed Lars Pedersen as Export Sales Manager. This is a newly created role covering an extensive export region, servicing......

Biotechnica 2008

Forum for pharmaceutical biotechnology

Biotechnica 2008 has a new forum for pharmaceutical biotechnology. For the first time, the European Association of Pharma Biotechnology (EAPB) – in......


Laboratory exhibition visitor records

Achema 2009 in Frankfurt/M. is set to continue its impressive record of achieving the largest visitor attendance figures of any lab show worldwide. Around 40......


Buhler acquires Aeroglide

The Buhler Technology Group has acquired all the shares of the U.S. firm Aeroglide Inc. through the signing and closing of a definitive agreement with......


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