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Tubular cable conveyor moves bulk materials gently, dust-free

This conveyor makes use of polymer discs affixed to a cable to “slide” bulk materials found within stainless-steel tubing. It moves fragile product — quietly and dust-free — horizontally, vertically or at any angle, often through small holes in walls or ceilings.
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Eliminate ball-valve stem leakage

As is well known, ball-valve stem leakage is a costly and time-consuming problem. Most ball valves can develop stem leakage. When it happens, it might mean shutting down and replacing the valve.
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Oil & gas, other industries benefit from mixing chemicals at remote job site

This mobile mixing system allows dry chemicals to be mixed at a job site as needed. Its makers say this reduces transportation and labor costs; decreases the amount of chemicals needed for a job; eliminates chemical quality variability; and increases the quality or viscosity of the chemicals.
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Excellent alternative to 3-15 psi regulating air

These electro-pneumatic positioners are for integrated mounting on pneumatic control valves with single-acting or double-acting actuators. The control-valve systems can be used for a wide range of tasks in fluid technology and can be applied to any hygienic sanitary single-seat valve.
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For corrosive, clear or solids-laden liquids, up to 200 F

The submersible pump handles corrosive and non-corrosive, clear or solids-laden liquids, at up to 200 F.
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Materials advances applied to rotary lobe pump

This rotary lobe pump from Netzsch Pumps & Systems of Waldkraiburg, Germany, successfully addresses conveyance challenges because of its several important innovations in rotary lobe pump design, Netzsch says.
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Pumping advances address wastewater treatment basics

From floc formation to clump strengthening, sludge removal and disposal
Since the beginning of recorded time, societies have found ways to properly treat and dispose of water fouled through the course of its use. Meeting these needs has made the water/wastewater-treatment industry grow to $136 billion in revenues in 2011 in the United States, with an annual growth rate between 3.0% and 4.5%.
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Must corrosion eat away at the process industries?

Corrosion is the long-time bane of heavy industry; space-age coatings may resolve some difficulties
Corroded pipe repair or replacement costs industry more than $7 billion per year, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers estimates. This figure can double when lost revenue, productivity, and spill or leak cleanup costs are tallied
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All you’ve ever wanted to know about hose selection

Materials of construction, media compatibility and end connections are among considerations
Hose selection requires attention to application variables such as temperature, pressure and flow, as well as requirements ranging from chemical compatibility to drainability. Hoses “cost” more than their purchase price. Be sure to consider hose longevity, maintenance and replacement costs and other cost-of-ownership factors.
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Pasta and potatoes cooking line moves 3,000 pounds per hour

With 300% higher throughput, controls flexibility, near-zero downtime and fast clean-ups compared to prior system
Roundy’s Supermarkets is well known throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. The company’s 160 retail grocery stores and 88 pharmacies, known as Pick ’n Save, Rainbow, Copps, Metro Market and Mariano’s, employ more than 18,000 workers, with annual retail sales topping $4.0 billion.
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