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Processing August 2014

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August 2014

Volume: 27
Edition: 8

BinMaster

‘Track and trace,’ printing and the drug supply-chain security act

Secure the pharmaceutical industry’s future with marking technologies that support regulatory compliance
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Signed into law late in 2013, the primary objective of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) is to better identify and trace — down to the package level — certain prescription drugs distributed in the U.S. T
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The latest current concerns

How supervisory and leakage currents affect today’s low-power solenoid valves
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As fluid-automation users embrace the latest-generation devices, challenges can arise that don’t occur with older, high-power-consumption equipment.
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Vent & flare gas metering in the oil & gas industry

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Of available flow technology, what’s the best for petroleum-industry vent flare-gas measurement? The flowmeter thus specified must measure flows ranging from one foot to 100 feet per second, without restricting flow, and all the while accommodate gas composition changes.
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What’s in my bin?

Understanding bin level accuracy and why multi-point trumps single-point measurement
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For any means to the monitoring of bin, tank or silo inventories, a first question invariably asked is, “how accurate is it?”
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Packaging EXPO, Pharma EXPO and idea cross-pollination

Solutions for food and pharmaceutical industries bloom in an industrial-creativity hothouse
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In 1978, the U.S. military, Reynolds Metal Co. and Continental Flexible Packaging developed a retort pouch to store troops’ field rations. Today, retort pouches package a wide range of consumer goods, from beverages and soups to baby food and pet food.
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Dedicated to the proposition oil and water don’t mix

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Industrial America used to throw oil and water together with abandon. That led to the development of industrial oil skimmers, which have ways to take advantage of the two fluid substances’ well-publicized aversion to each other.
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Globe Valves

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The globe valves in the GEMÜ 505, 507, 550, 554 and 555 series have been tried and tested for use in various main and auxiliary processes for hygienic applications.
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Toxic Gas Multi-Actuator Valve Controller

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The Hexacon Model II control system quickly closes up to six Eclipse actuators on toxic gas cylinder and ton container valves by remote contact switches.
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Automated, Self-contained Bulk Material Handling System

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This fully automated, self-contained, bulk material handling system completely manages material from the introduction stage, through discharge and conditioning, to downstream supply of finished material into manufacturing operations.
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Ultra-low-profile Sifter for Tight Spots

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Kason has introduced an ultra-low-profile 40 in. (1016 mm) diameter Flo-Thru Vibroscreen® sifter with flat dust cover that fits tight spots between storage and process equipment.
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Silo Powder Unloader

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Sodimate’s mechanical silo unloader features a vertical spindle fitted with flexible blades to ensure the mechanical unloading of dry powdered materials from silos, rigid bins and hoppers.
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'High Containment' Powder Handling Solutions

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Spiroflow Systems specializes in "high containment" powder handling solutions and offer a range of bulk bag unloaders specifically for use in pharmaceutical applications.
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Bulk Bag Weigh Batch System with Pneumatic and Flexible Screw Conveyors

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An automated bulk bag weigh batching system from Flexicon Corp. feeds ingredients to a central weigh hopper at mezzanine level using four flexible screw conveyors.
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Filling Systems

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Using specialty-engineered form fill seal (FFS) technology, the FFS 2500 from Haver Filling Systems, Inc. is designed to fill granulated and micro-granulated bulk materials at a rate faster than any other filling system on the market.
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Tumbling Drums

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Coating tumbling drums from Machine and Process Design, Inc. are designed for continuous or batch processing where gentle mixing of friable products is required.
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Twin Attritors

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Union Process, Inc., a manufacturer of particle size reduction and dispersing equipment as well as related services, has built two twin S-400 Attritors.
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High-intensity Continuous Blender

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Munson Machinery's new HIM-306-SS High-Intensity Continuous Blender imparts low to high shear required for blending, homogenizing, de-dusting and/or de-agglomerating of dry ingredients, slurries, pastes and difficult-to-blend materials at high rates.
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Planetary Dual Disperser

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Charles Ross & Son Co.'s Planetary Dual Disperser (PDDM) is expanding the processing capabilities of manufacturers around the globe.
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Lump Breaker for Improved Product Quality and Flow

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Durable and economical, Hapman’s LumpMaster® is ideal for breaking natural agglomerations that occur during storage or shipping.
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Mud Mixers

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Chemineer® mixers offer performance, efficiency and reliability in mud mixer applications.
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Storage Vessels

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Ross Storage Vessels are custom-built to meet exact specifications for pressure, temperature, material of construction, cover design, discharge assembly and access ports.
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Tank Vent Scrubbing System

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Bionomic Industries' exclusive VentClean Scrubber is specifically designed to scrub storage tank and railcar vent emissions caused by breathing and filling operations.
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Tank Side Coalescer

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The Eriez® HydroFlow® 15-gallon (56 liter) Tank Side Coalescer removes tramp oil and fines and returns clean, reusable coolant to machine tool sumps and parts washers.
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Bulk Bag Weigh Batch System with Pneumatic and Flexible Screw Conveyors

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An automated Bulk Bag Weigh Batching System from Flexicon Corporation feeds ingredients to a central weigh hopper at mezzanine level using four flexible screw conveyors and transports pre-weighed batches to a downstream blender using a pneumatic conveying system.
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Pneumatic Conveyors with Vacuum Pumps

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Volkmann VS Series Pneumatic Conveyors with patented Multijector™ vacuum pumps, safely transport powder, food particles, dust, pigments, granulated material, tablets, capsules and other materials in dilute, dense phase and plug flow conditions through hoses or pipes throughout the production process.
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Low Pressure Continuous Dense Phase Conveying System

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The Schenck Process E-finity® continuous dense phase convey system utilizes superior Mac Process technologies to convey fragile materials.
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Mechanical Conveyors

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With their complete line of Flexible Screw, Aero Mechanical, Cableflow® Tubular Cable Drag and Dynaflow® Tubular Chain Drag Conveyors, Spiroflow Systems can recommend the best solution for any conveying need.
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Vacuum Conveyors for Efficient Bulk Material Handling

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Hapman offers a full-line of pneumatic vacuum conveyors, featuring three large capacity units in addition to the standard size conveyors.
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Communication and Connectivity Modules

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Red Lion Controls has expanded its Graphite™ series of Human Machine Interface (HMI) operator panels with two new plug-in communication modules.
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Single Loop Controllers

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Yokogawa Electric Corp.'s new YS1000 series single loop controllers feature a new TFT LCD with improved display characteristics and a design that facilitates easy maintenance.
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HMI Software for Machines and Embedded Systems

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Energy management specialist Schneider Electric has released a powerful new HMI software product as part of its Wonderware InTouch portfolio.
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Compact Vibrating Rod for Use in Small Bins

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BinMaster introduces the new CVR-625, a compact vibrating rod that is ideal for small bins, hoppers and feeders.
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Software for Touch Screen Rheometers

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Brookfield Engineering introduces Rheo3000 V.2 Software for use with their new family of RST Touch Screen Rheometers.
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Plant Control Room Console

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Honeywell Process Solutions new Experion® Orion Console builds on Honeywell’s flagship Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) control platform.
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Energy-efficient Bar Graph Meter

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OTEK’s New Technology Meters (NTM) use nanotechnology and ultra-efficient LEDs to produce an automatic tricolor bargraph with four digit display that only requires 50mW of power from the signal.
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Ultrasonic Flowmeter for Pipeline Monitoring

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Honeywell's newest ultrasonic flowmeter is designed to help natural gas producers improve efficiency by more-accurately tracking the movement of gas through pipelines.
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Non-intrusive Gas and Liquid Flow Measurement in Harsh, Corrosive Environments

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The FLUXUS F/G 7407.316 SE ultrasonic liquid and gas clamp-on flow meters allow for an inherently precise bi-directional, highly dynamic flow measurement of volume and mass flow rates of virtually any gaseous and liquid media.
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Inline Ultrasonic Flowmeter

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The Sonic-Pro® S4 inline ultrasonic flowmeter features flow measurement technology with no moving parts, and no internal liners to wear out.
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Thermal Mass Flowmeters for Economical Tank Blanketing

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FCI’s mass flowmeters are calibrated to specific gases such as nitrogen for superior accuracy in FCI’s NIST-approved Calibration Laboratory.
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Electromagnetic Flowmeter for Wide Ranging Industrial Applications

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Badger Meter announces the introduction of the M1000 electromagnetic flow meter, an addition to its accurate, high-performance ModMAG® M-Series® family.
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Clamp-on Doppler Flowmeter

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Greyline's new DFM 5.1 Doppler Flow Meter measures flow from outside a pipe.
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