Archive for the ‘Measure + Control’ Category

Systematic flow metering – instrumentation for water supply in desert region

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 von admin

Aguas de Saltillo, the water utility company which serves the city of Saltillo in Mexico, is responsible for supplying drinking water to a population of around 850,000. To ensure a reliable supply in this arid desert city, the company relies on a water network which draws from several reservoirs with the aid of process instrumentation from Siemens. The Sitrans F M MAG 8000 electromagnetic flow meters used here are outstandingly robust, durable and reliable, as well as requiring minimal maintenance. Over a hundred of these devices have now been installed in the Aguas de Saltillo network.

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Further growth for Endress+Hauser in China

Monday, January 29th, 2018 von admin

Only five years after the most recent expansion in China, the Endress+Hauser Group has once again increased production capacity with a third plant in Suzhou, 100 kilometers west of Shanghai. The 16,500-square-meter facility will help the Group meet disproportionately high growth in the Far East.

The opening of the new building, which is situated in Suzhou Industrial Park, a 450-square-kilometer campus that is home to more than 20,000 companies, was celebrated today in the presence of representatives from government and business, as well as customers and employees. The new plant will give the centers of competence for flow measurement engineering, liquid analysis and temperature measurement engineering additional capacity.

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Graphical user interface for dosing pumps

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 von admin

The German micro-pump manufacturer HNP Mikrosysteme is introducing the mzr-Touch Control as a new possibility to control micro annular gear pumps (mzr-pumps) via a graphical user interface. The multilingual graphical user interface supplements the present control of mzr-dosing pumps via laptop or PC. The mzr-Touch Control is compatible to most mzr-pump sizes and series with low to medium power drives. This compact device controls one pump each and is easy and intuitive to handle. Dosage volumes from 0.25 µl and flow rate ranges of 1 µl/min to 288 ml/min can be indicated by the user. This system will be presented at Analytica 2018 in Munich, Hall 1, booth 409.

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Endress+Hauser opens of a modern office building in Santiago

Thursday, January 11th, 2018 von admin

Endress+Hauser has invested five million euros in a new building in Chile. The 2,300 m² facility contains modern office space, an auditorium, conference rooms, a training center and a calibration laboratory. Customers and employees can expect a high-quality infrastructure and excellent work environment.

“The new offices support a flexible and collaborative work model. We want to efficiently structure the collaboration between our employees and also with our customers and partners,” says Susana Torres, Managing Director of Endress+Hauser Chile. “With the new building we are laying the foundation for further growth and increased productivity.”

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Monitor your pump online – at any time, at any place

Friday, December 8th, 2017 von admin

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The generation of maintainers who check the condition of pumps on a daily basis by listening and touching the equipment is dying out. Nevertheless, pumps must operate reliably. To solve this problem, BestSens has developed the Bearing Monitoring System, BeMoS for short (Figure 1).

BeMoS monitors roller bearings in machinery and plants from the very first second of operation. What is so special about it is the underlying technology:

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Endress+Hauser receives the Swiss Technology Award for flowmeter

Friday, November 17th, 2017 von admin

With the Promass Q, Endress+Hauser has won the Swiss Technology Award in the Innovation Leaders category. The Coriolis-based flowmeter, developed especially for applications in the oil & gas and food & beverage industries, was cited for its outstanding measurement accuracy, even in difficult operating conditions. The prize was awarded on Thursday during the Swiss Innovation Forum.

The Swiss Technology Award is considered Switzerland’s most important innovation and technology prize. Endress+Hauser was one of nine finalists out of 60 applicants who were selected to present their product or technological innovation to the main jury. The winners were chosen and recognized in front of more than 1,000 guests from business, science and government during the Swiss Innovation Forum in Basel, Switzerland.

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What will the pump of the future look like?

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 von admin

Few components in plant and equipment engineering are as steeped in tradition as the pump. But how does this fit in with the age of digitalisation? And is it even possible to design a hydraulic element that is fit for Industry 4.0? KSB has been reconciling these two worlds successfully for some time now.

KSB has always focused primarily on the optimisation of pumps – knowing the exact load profile and tuning the pump to the operating point. This is borne out by the sheer number of different pump casings and materials used and the impeller adjustment options available. However, conditions can change during the life of a pump and it often happens that a pump no longer runs at the optimum operating point. This also applies to newly installed pumps. For years now, KSB experts have therefore been investigating how to optimise pumps more easily without using complex analytics or even having to replace the pump.

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Sick: ultrasonic flow sensor for challenging environments

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 von admin

The new non-contact Dosic ultrasonic flow sensor is used to detect the flow volume of conductive and non-conductive liquids. With its measurement channel and stainless-steel housing, the ultrasonic flowmeter is suitable for measuring tasks in hygienic and highly demanding environments.

The rugged and compact model combined with a hygienic design ensures highly reliable measurement results. This makes the sensor ideal for a wide range of application possibilities, including those where space restrictions or aggressive media play a role.

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OPW: New Dry Disconnect Couplings

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 von admin

This range of dry disconnect couplings, named Twist-Lok, has been specifically designed to be fully interchangeable with other dry disconnect couplers. The Twist-Lok has also been manufactured in accordance with the Nato Stanag 3756 standard, and features 316 stainless-steel construction and an integral heavy-duty swivel to aid connection and minimize hose wear. In addition, this new coupler is designed with safety features for the operator, such as the ability to be fully interlocked when connected, while it includes a locking mechanism in the open position. Product selectivity is also available via mechanical keying to minimize risk of cross contamination.

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Gather: From laboratory to production via pilot plant

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 von admin

A process generally undergoes initial development within a laboratory and is then made production ready in pilot or mini plants. During this scale-up, a range of different problems can emerge, e.g., in the way temperatures behave. In a laboratory, a process may be endothermic but becomes exothermic in production. How pumps behave in relation to peripheral equipment can change under full-scale production conditions, Sven Borghoff describes a coordinated pump and drive concept which makes scaling up easier.

Dosing pumps with multifunctional extensions for different pump types often used in laboratories generally have no particularly high temperature or pumping ranges. However, when scaling up, these aspects take on major significance. Gather uses its magnetic-driven pumps (Fig. 1) here. They are available in such a broad range that when scaling up from the laboratory to production via a mini or pilot plant, the pumping and control technology can be retained. The company cooperates with the chemical industry, institutes and universities to make process development from initial laboratory trials through to production easier.

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