Archive - März 2017

Bolstered flow portfolio

Endress+Hauser acquires Sensaction

Endress+Hauser has acquired Sensaction AG, a manufacturer of systems for measuring the concentration of liquids. With this move, the Switzerland-based Group......

Multi-purpose facility

Wacker expands silicones production in Brazil

Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its silicone production at its Jandira site near São Paulo, Brazil. Wacker is currently building a multi-purpose facility to......

Enterprise mobility solutions

Mobile office for all Ex zones

Enterprise mobility solutions are advancing at a rapid pace. Explosion protection is no exception. In the form of the tablet PC, the mobile office even extends......

Valves and flaps help to raise the safety level

Explosion protection for dust collectors

TRM Filter based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is specialised in services concerning air filtration technology. Its dust collectors and systems are used in the......

Optimisation of a filter unit for fine chemicals

Better quality doesn’t have to cost the earth!

A typical application in the cosmetics industry shows how filtration units can be upgraded without having to be completely rebuilt. When depth filter......

Predictive maintenance with augmented reality and OCR

Maintenance 4.0

For some time now, all the talk has been of “Industry 4.0”. This innovative glimmer of hope is now a beacon that also extends to “Maintenance 4.0”......

Triple offset butterfly valve meets TA-Luft and ISO 15848 requirements

Leak test passed

Zetrix, the triple offset butterfly valve from ARI, has already proved to be extremely versatile, durable and highly reliable in practice, even in harsh......

Solenoid valve without air consumption

Energy-efficient solution

Components that require little energy to ensure economic and energy-efficient plant operation are becoming more and more important. In automated valves......

3D printing of fluoropolymers allows more design freedom

PTFE components off the printer

3M has developed a technology to print fully fluorinated polymers in 3D, which is particularly exciting with PTFE applications. Complex structures can be......

Wear attacks in pump casings

It’s time for strong resistance

Wear parts are the weak spots in valve technology. Face seals and seat rings, for example, have to resist extreme loads in daily use, which particularly affect......


KSB sells US valves company

The pump and valve manufacturer has divested the business activities of its subsidiary KSB AMRI, Inc. with effect from 31 January 2017. Located in Houston......

Investment of around 8 million euros at Leverkusen site

Lanxess builds new tank farm and unloading station

Cologne-based specialty chemicals company Lanxess has expanded storage capacity for its phosphoric acid ester plant at the Leverkusen site, investing around 8......

Durable vacuum pump solutions

What to consider when designing and operating

When choosing an ideal vacuum solution, price tends to be one of the most important considerations. However, prioritising price over performance and quality......

A coordinated pump and drive concept simplifies scale-ups

From laboratory to production via pilot plants

A process generally undergoes initial development in a laboratory and is then made production-ready in a pilot or mini plant. During this scale-up, a range of......

Energy-efficient motor diaphragm dosing pumps

With EC motor and all-in-one drive concept

With regard to life cycle costs and the energy efficiency guidelines that will also be extended to motors with other designs and smaller capacities in the......

Well prepared for the future

Beko closes gap in compressed air drying

Compressed air has become an indispensable medium in a wide range of processes. For three decades, Beko Technologies has been providing the industry with......

Smart converter combined with efficient technology

Pump motor with IE5 classification

The use of energy-efficient motors is standard in new buildings as well as in newly planned production facilities – the demonstrable cost-effectiveness......

Oil-free compressor for volume flows up to 600 Nm3/h

Vertical design saves space

The completely oil-free TRZ 1000 two-stage compressor developed by Mehrer Compression is characterised by a lean, vertical design and multiple uses. In......

Calibration of pressure measuring instruments

Necessary evil or quality driver?

Calibration is often viewed as a secondary task in plant operation. Against the backdrop of the demands imposed by quality management systems – a new......

MES supports electronic batch record

Precise control of polymer production

Manufacturing execution systems are widely deployed within the pharmaceutical industry to support FDA-compliant, paperless production. Emerson Syncade Smart......

Automated retractable sensor housing with cleaning control system

High potential for optimised pH measurement

A well-designed, automatic rinse control system in combination with the proper retractable sensor housing can improve the availability, lifetime and precision......


Optical fibre switches for zone 1

Introducing series 9721 unmanaged switches with Atex and IECEx certifications, R. Stahl presents a networking product geared towards process plants with fast......

Safety is a critical success factor for Industry 4.0

Safety and security – Two sides of the same coin

In future safety will need to guarantee the protection of man and machine as well as ensuring the necessary flexibility and availability in the Smart Factory......

Christian Kullmann to succeed Klaus Engel

Changes in the Executive Board

Klaus Engel, Chairman of Evonik‘s Executive Board, is to hand over to his designated successor Christian Kullmann. Engel will be leaving the company at the......

Good progress with the acquisition of Monsanto

Another record year for Bayer

Bayer had a very successful year in 2016, both strategically and operationally. “We again posted a record operating performance – and are making good......


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