Archive - September 2009


Packaging congress in Düsseldorf

Pro Carton, the Association of European Cartonboard and Carton Manufacturers whose members also include the manufacturers of cardboard retail packaging, will......


30 year anniversary of subsidaries

For Nord Drivesystems, three successful decades as an international gear unit manufacturer began in 1979 with the foundation of subsidiaries in three different......

Rotating spray balls in the CIP process

Revolution is progress

The suitability of static spray balls in validated cleaning processes for bio- pharmaceutical plants is not unlimited. RotaCIP is a CIP lance equipped with a......

Automatic weighing of pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements

Recipe dosed directly into big bags

In the plant concept presented below, all the raw materials required for the recipe are weighed directly and automatically into big bags and then added to the......

Valve stem sealing with TA Luft conformity

Clean valve control

Changing environmental awareness, supported by TA Luft 2 (German Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control), has led even higher significance to be......

Air-operated diaphragm pumps in machined-plastic design for improved economy

Spacious interior for increased output

The E-series, as the follow-up model to the proven A-series, offers not only a new external design but also enhancements in the form of numerous improved......


Forty years of collaboration

The CEA and Garlock Sealing Technologies (Group EnPro, USA), specialized in sealing solutions for all industries, including nuclear, aeronautical, chemical and......

Portfolio broadens

WTT Expo 2010 expands

WTT Expo, which was established in Karlsruhe in 2005 and 2007 as the Trade Fair for Industrial Heat Exchanger and Heat Transfer Technology, will expand its......


PDA detector for GPC/SEC

A new developed photodiode array (PDA) detector for the TDAmax gel permeation chromatography system from Viscotek provides polymer scientists with a powerful......


Compact transmitters

Bürkert announces the release of its new Element designed pH, ORP and conductivity transmitters. The 8222/8202 saves time, space and headaches during......

Plant Processing

Complex plant design

ProcessPlantDesign is used all over the world for complex plant design activities and includes the various products. Drafting is a product for generating......


Diaphragm in-line seal

Wika has enabled the clean, hygienic, dead-space free measurement of pressure and temperature, with long-term stability, with the model 983.xx diaphragm......


Backwash drum filters

Dango & Dienenthal Filtertechnik is going to present the new backwash drum filter RTF at the Achema. Similar to the filterautomat DDF, the highlight of the......

Computer-aided thermowell calculation

Good vibrations

A strength calculation for thermometer thermowells guarantees greater operating reliability for all types of plant in the planning phase. Expensive measuring......

Pirani sensor with high chemical and mechanical resistance

Fine vacuum measurement

For vacuum measurement of e.g. rotary vane pumps the VSP 3000 has a chemical and mechanical robustness which is unequalled by conventional Pirani sensors up to......

Process-oriented materials management combines flexible process control with consistent traceability

Parameterisation replaces programming

At its Ladenburg production location, BK Giulini has converted the recipe- controlled process automation of its centralised mixing plant to the Plant iT V8......

Rhein Chemie benefits by opting for remote I/O

Unbeatable for fieldbus migration solutions

The modernisation of older chemical industry plants that do not utilise fieldbus technology is always a current issue. A completely new build is out of the......

Paperless recorder with stainless steel front

Reliable data recording

Claiming to record data with maximum reliability and being able to evaluate it simply and quickly is more easily said than done. The third generation of the......

Camera systems for hazardous areas

Fully integrated into the control system

For the surveillance of working areas, for production flow control, reactor monitoring or similar tasks options are available in the form of modern network and......

Device for bulk material activation provides optimal feeding

Rat holes stand no chance

Many bulk materials, especially fine powder, do not flow consistently out of the supply hopper during feeding. This can lead to the formation of rat holes, or......

More efficiency and fewer emissions from combustion processes

Pure oxygen as an alternative

The targeted use of pure oxygen as an additional oxidation medium in combustion processes helps to considerably increase the throughput and reduce the related......

Pharmaceutical packaging line combines efficiency and flexibility

Time is money

The economic demands made on pharmaceutical packaging technology have increased considerably in recent years. Companies are explicitly opting for fast and......

Enclosures with integrated climate control

Ex-cooled in Zone 2

Plants for the oil and gas industry set particular demands with regard to explosion protection. One effective measure within the framework of explosion......

High transmission quality in a diverse range of process-related applications

Safe converter

Thanks to its approvals and its technical features, the universal MACX MCR- UI-UI-UP analog isolation converter addresses new applications that demand short......

Compact unit for applications exposed to the risk of explosion

Gas-tight decanter

Specially developed for applications exposed to the risk of explosion in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, the gas-tight decanter is suitable for......

Coupling solutions for extreme temperatures

Safe connections

Many processes in the chemical industry take place at extreme temperatures, with demanding requirements for all components. Not only is it necessary to ensure......

Safe transfer with vacuum conveying

Ready for Reach?

When prompted to say what first springs to mind in connection with Reach, the spontaneous reaction of most manufacturers, importers and users is limited to the......

Graphite film lubricant coating protects the surfaces of ceramic pump components

No fear of dry running

Operators of high-quality pump systems know that dry running usually involves severe damage to the mechanical seals and bearings. The starved lubrication also......

Universal screw feeders for bulk ingredients

Still going strong

Flexwall Plus feeders are designed to deliver a true mass flow particularly effectively, due to their trapezoidal design with side walls tapering in the......

Merckle ratiopharm increases productivity with laser technology

Tube coding the easy way

In recent years, the Ulm generic drug manufacturer ratiopharm has made a name for itself with new pharmaceutical products and innovative technologies. In......

Stable partner

R. Stahl consolidates its market position

Business has been overall satisfactory for R. Stahl in the 2008 financial year. Turnover grew by 4.5 % to 221.2 million EUR, slightly exceeding the projected......


Executive board rearranged

The Supervisory Board of the Sartorius AG decided to appoint Reinhard Vogt and Jörg Pfirrmann as new members of the Executive Board. Within the new......

Pump Alliance

Lewa founds joint venture in Singapore

Lewa PTE LTD – the Singapore subsidiary of the international company Lewa GmbH – and managers who will lead the new joint venture have signed an agreement......


Project postponement

Due to the continuing global economic crisis, specialty chemicals group Lanxess AG is postponing the construction of its new butyl rubber facility in......


Changes in the FDT Group

Flavio Tolfo, the Managing Director of the FDT Group for the last three years took his retirement as of July 1, 2009. The new managing Director is Glenn......


Streamlined organisation

With immediate effect, the German company Coperion GmbH, headquartered at Stuttgart, has streamlined its Executive Board. Wolfgang Pöschl, Member of the......


Germany’s first CO2 scrubbing plant

Dr. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, and Dr. Juergen Ruettgers, State Premier of North Rhine-Westphalia, officially......


System sales exceed 5,000

Since its introduction five years ago, ABB’s IndustrialIT Extended Automation System 800xA has been sold to more than 5,000 new and existing ABB customers in......

Achema unfazed by economic crisis

Optimism rules

Exhibitors and visitors at Achema have not allowed the economic crisis to deter them: On five days over 173,000 visitors from all over the world visited the......

Plant Processing

All-in-one pump system

Wherever the volumetric flow rate of a medium needs to be modified quickly and over a broad adjustment range (for example: additive, colorant or aromatic......


Women in science

Today, women are actively participating in science, while the number of women among the world’s top scientists is growing. In fact, the face of modern......


Bartec acquires Vodec

Bartec, one of the internationally leading providers of industrial safety technology headquartered in Bad Mergentheim, has taken over Vodec Ltd., a British......


Proserv chooses Parker

At Offshore Europe, Parker signed a worldwide representation agreement with the oil and gas systems integrator Proserv Group AS. Tube fittings, valves......


Oil removal technology

Siemens Water Technologies and MyCelx Technologies Corporation have reached an exclusive distributorship and service agreement to promote oil removal......


New President and CEO

Flowserve Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has named Mark A. Blinn as its next President and Chief Executive Officer, beginning October 1......


For sanitary applications

Wika has published a information brochure for pressure and temperature measurement in sanitary applications. It shows the entire Wika product offering for this......


Selecting mist eliminators

A 16 page brochure from Amistco Separation Products describes their full line of mesh, vane and fibre (candle filter type) mist eliminators. Widely used in......


Subsidiary in India

Larox will establish a subsidiary in India with the aim of increasing the company’s market share in the growing Indian market. The new subsidiary will be......


Online exhibition stand

With an online virtual exhibition stand, Getriebebau Nord invites you to browse and take a closer look at a comprehensive interactive overview of the complete......


Personnel changes at BASF

Effective November 1, 2009, Saori Dubourg (38) will be appointed new head of BASF’s division Regional Functions & Country Management Asia Pacific based......


Robust in crisis

The Simona Group had to contend with a significant decline in revenue over the course of the first half. In particular, the severe downturn affecting its......


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