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Emerson
News & Notes

Emerson celebrates 150 years of Crosby overpressure protection and valve innovation

July 18, 2024
Crosby pressure relief valves improve safety and increase uptime by delivering reliable overpressure protection across a wide range of critical applications.
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News & Notes

Eriez expands Salient Pole Rare Earth drum line to food processing applications

July 18, 2024
Drum separators use neodymium or samarium-cobalt rare earth magnets to ensure thorough separation of metal contaminants.
Courtesy of Flexicon
News & Notes

Flexicon marks 50 years

July 17, 2024
Bulk handling equipment company coined the term "flexible screw conveyor" in 1974.
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Maintenance & Safety

Five signs of communication failure — and how manufacturers can take control

July 16, 2024
Digitizing, standardizing and centralizing communication for shift handover, equipment inspection rounds and other key processes can go a long way toward addressing communication...
White Papers

Energy Savings & Predictive Maintenance at AB InBev’s Largest European Brewery

July 16, 2024
Discover how Boston Dynamics' Spot robot enhanced operations at AB InBev's largest European brewery by conducting 1,800 weekly inspections, detecting anomalies, and reducing average...
White Papers

Empowering Enterprises with Asset Reliability Solutions

July 16, 2024
Discover how AI and Spot robots are revolutionizing Industry 4.0 by enhancing predictability and data collection.
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News & Notes

Teadit earns U Stamp certification, achieving new standards in the industry

July 15, 2024
The U Stamp accreditation is awarded to organizations that meet the stringent ASME standards for pressure vessel design, fabrication, inspection, and testing.
Courtesy of Emerson
News & Notes

Pneumatic valves

July 15, 2024
The AVENTICS XV valve series features multiple interoperable valve sizes and higher flow rates in a compact design.
Podcasts

Battery material processing with FREUND Inc.

July 15, 2024
Mitch Crawford and Don Foltz discuss FREUND's new article about how spray drying, fluid beds, and roll compaction are helping to create more efficient battery materials.
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Process Control & Automation

Extraordinary insights mined by analyzing mass of measurement pharma data

July 10, 2024
A new generation of specialized software is helping pharmaceutical manufacturers collect, track and monitor all data to unlock the full value of analytics.
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News & Notes

FDA updates guidance to further empower companies to address the spread of misinformation

July 9, 2024
The agency believes it is critically important to promptly address misinformation about medical products.
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News & Notes

Maximum-duty rotary valve

July 9, 2024
Coperion’s maximum-duty rectangle Aerolock rotary valve is designed for high-volume service.
Maintenance & Safety

Empowering the human workforce with an AI assist

July 9, 2024
A centralized knowledge management platform acts as a historical archive, collecting both formal data and tacit knowledge that is often hiding in shift logs or maintenance notes...
Podcasts

How material properties determine the optimal bulk solid conveyor: Part 2

July 8, 2024
This In Processing segment is the second part of a two-part series written by Todd Smith with Kansas State University's Bulk Solids Technology Center.
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Maintenance & Safety

Charting a green future with hydrogen

July 7, 2024
Solutions that reliably, safely and efficiently control hydrogen are critical for the success of hydrogen hubs — and the adoption of hydrogen itself.
Courtesy of Airmatic
News & Notes

AIRMATIC celebrates 80th anniversary

July 3, 2024
The supplier of powder and bulk solids equipment and services is marking the milestone with a series of community service, team building, and celebration events designed to express...
Podcasts

Discussing material testing, biomass processing, the battery industry, and more.

July 1, 2024
Senior editor Nate Todd speaks with Jenike & Johanson's Carrie Hartford, who was recently named director of business development for the company.
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News & Notes

Jenike & Johanson hosts interactive bulk solids seminar July 11

July 1, 2024
The company's popular One Day @ J&J seminar provides practical strategies for improving bulk solids handling processes in any industry.
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Process Control & Automation

Processing Q&A: Enhancing operations with AI

June 28, 2024
Discussing the current state of AI in manufacturing, tools available to help operators in this age of digital transformation and what is on the horizon for AI and machine learning...
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Maintenance & Safety

How the latest X-ray technology is hitting the sweet spot for dessert manufacturers

June 27, 2024
The use of low-energy X-ray imaging to detect foreign objects in food products is an established technique on the production line.
News & Notes

PACK EXPO International 2024 offers robust sustainability education programs

Dow, Amazon, Clorox, Nestle, Dr. Bronner's, WestRock and Conagra will share best practices at the new Sustainability Central exhibit.
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News & Notes

Trelleborg expands hydrogen testing capabilities with lab grand opening

Testing capabilities offered at the facility are hydrogen leak detection, compatibility, dynamic testing and permeation testing which are all critical criteria for sealing hydrogen...
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Powder & Bulk Processing

How material properties determine the optimal bulk solid conveyor: Part 2

June 24, 2024
Part 1 of this two-part series focused on particle size, particle size distribution, particle shape, explosivity, and toxicity. Part 2 examines the other key material characteristics...
Podcasts

Powering up batch and process control analytics with industrial DataOps

June 24, 2024
In this In Processing segment, Rockwell's batch performance analytics product manager, Scott Thomas, writes about how industrial DataOps supports the goal of providing process...
Powder & Bulk Processing

Material testing delivers critical insights for packaging that impact conveyor selection, performance

June 20, 2024
Comprehensive lab testing and material characterization are necessary before conveyor testing to ensure optimal packaging throughput and quality on a wide range of products.
Courtesy of K-State BSTC
News & Notes

K-State Bulk Solids Technology Center hires new director

June 18, 2024
New BSTC director previously served as project engineer and account executive for Schenck Process.
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Bearings & Seals

Sealing oil mist: Choosing the proper bearing isolators

June 18, 2024
Two types of technology function best in challenging sealing environments.
Podcasts

Taking asset health data from the plant to the enterprise-level

June 17, 2024
Erik Lindhjem, the vice president and general manager of Emerson’s Reliability Solutions business, talks with Processing managing editor Daniel Gaddy about common challenges associated...
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Home

Decarbonization and sustainable sustainability

June 13, 2024
Chemicals and refining industry leader Honeywell UOP is leveraging modern technology to improve efficiency and decarbonize operations over the product lifecycle.
News & Notes

Fluke Reliability: Manufacturers leading charge in AI adoption; 61% predicting to achieve AI goals in 11 months

June 12, 2024
Business growth, addressing the skills gap and need for greater efficiency are driving plans for AI, machine learning, cloud computing and other digital technology adoption.
White Papers

Dependable Chemical Treatment of Cooling Systems Brings Long-Term Benefits

June 11, 2024
Cooling towers and chillers are an efficient, cost effective means of cooling commercial buildings. However, the application of water in warm environments can create a breeding...
Courtesy of JBT Corporation
Home

Tech and taste: 4 future movements for food processors

From sustainability efforts to full-scope client training, top industry predictions for the remainder of 2024.
News & Notes

FieldComm Group acquires FDT/DTM Technology, bolsters integration capabilities

June 10, 2024
Industry leaders unite to drive intelligent device management innovation and standardization in industrial automation.
Podcasts

A comprehensive guide to Raman analyzers

June 10, 2024
In this In Processing segment, Swagelok's Mike Strobel explains why the new technology is rapidly gaining acceptance for specific applications and process analyses.
Process Control & Automation

The benefits of digital twins technology for the process industries

June 10, 2024
As the industrial sector welcomes digitization, digital twins has become a unique resource that is helping drive the transformation.
Courtesy of GEMCO
Powder & Bulk Processing

VAC-U-MAX, GEMCO, and VORTI-SIV collaborate on metal powder recovery and reconditioning system for additive manufacturing

June 7, 2024
The new AM-MPRR metal powder recovery and reconditioning system extends the lifecycle of metal powders used in powder bed laser fusion and binder jet printing.
Courtesy of Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions
News & Notes

Chemical metering and dosing pump

New pump offers higher flow rates for a wide range of dosing applications.
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News & Notes

Emerson downhole monitoring systems selected for Equinor’s Rosebank Field

June 6, 2024
Roxar integrated monitoring technology will help Norwegian energy company develop the largest untapped oil field in the North Sea.
Courtesy of CV Technology
Dust Control

Safeguarding against combustible dust explosions in bucket elevators

June 5, 2024
A comprehensive explosion protection approach considers the specific risks and requirements of each application.
Courtesy of FEECO International
Powder & Bulk Processing

Maximizing mixer potential through testing

June 4, 2024
Process development testing is vital to developing an effective process optimized for efficiency or optimizing an existing process without affecting the live production environment...
Podcasts

Discussing combustible dust safety with Dust Safety Science’s Chris Cloney

June 3, 2024
Nate Todd speaks with the company's managing director and lead researcher about combustible dust safety awareness, recent incidents and more.
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Tanks & Vessels

Industry Brief: Automating Tank Weighing and Filling Systems

May 31, 2024
Learn about Mettler Toledo's latest product offering in this video.
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News & Notes

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions expands capabilities for customers through its Innovation Center

Trelleborg created the Innovation Center to accelerate customers’ time to market, reduce the production cost of parts already in market and improve the transition from design ...
Courtesy of Sonic Corporation
Mixing, Blending & Size Reduction

Automation and PLC controls for chemical inline blending and homogenizing systems

May 30, 2024
Cost-saving and time-saving mixing and blending solutions that meet stringent safety requirements both mechanically and electrically are paramount for chemical processors.
Podcasts

Discussing AI's role in the future of condition monitoring

May 28, 2024
In this In Processing segment, Fluke Reliability's Michael DeMaria takes a closer look at the future of condition monitoring, including changes emerging from artificial intelligence...
Courtesy of Fortress Technology
Maintenance & Safety

Dairy inspection sensitivity gets smarter 

May 24, 2024
Digital technologies and machine learning are pushing the innovation boundaries and streamlining inspection processes.
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Pumps, Motors & Drives

The Latest in Pump Technology

May 24, 2024
Gain key insights on selecting the right solution for your processing needs.
Courtesy of Airdusco EDS
Dust Control

Why manual slide/blast gates do not work well in dust collection systems

May 23, 2024
Using slide/blast gates, or their equivalents, to control and distribute air in a dust collection system increases costs without providing any viable benefit.
Courtesy of Rockwell Automation
Process Control & Automation

Powering up batch and process control analytics with industrial DataOps

May 22, 2024
Industrial DataOps supports the goal of providing process manufacturers with smarter insights, guiding them toward optimized process parameters and improved batch outcomes.
Courtesy of Haver & Boecker Niagara
News & Notes

Material handling equipment wear liners

May 20, 2024
Liners are strategically formulated and installed on key wear, material handling and impact areas of chutes, hoppers, vibrating screens and more.
Courtesy of BinMaster
News & Notes

Radar level sensors

May 20, 2024
Sensors measure levels in metal or plastics storage vessels, or through a tank wall when measuring a plastic storage tank or IBC container.
Podcasts

How to upgrade from mechanical to electronic pressure measurement

May 20, 2024
In this segment of In Processing, Emerson's Connor Oberle discusses how electronic pressure measurement sensors avoid many of the problems of traditional mechanical gauges.
Courtesy of Motion
News & Notes

Motion Industries acquires Allied Circuits

May 16, 2024
The addition of the electrical/automation company will expand Motion’s presence in the mid-Atlantic region.
Breakthrough Products

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Breakthrough Products Awards

May 15, 2024
Submit your nomination for Processing’s Breakthrough Products Awards program by September 30.
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Process Control & Automation

Advancing waste reduction efforts with digital twins

May 15, 2024
A sometimes-overlooked aspect of improving manufacturing efficiency is the prospect of reducing waste through product quality optimization. Digital twins and AI can help manufacturers...
Courtesy of eschbach
News & Notes

Eschbach launches Shiftconnector Equipment Hub to streamline regulatory compliance in the pharmaceutical industry

May 14, 2024
Designed for the pharmaceutical industry, the Equipment Hub ensures data integrity, simplifies search and retrieval across logs for audits and inspections, and streamlines compliance...
Courtesy of Emerson
News & Notes

Pressure control valves

May 13, 2024
AVENTICS Series 625 Sentronic electronic proportional pressure control valves and data acquisition software enable quick startup, monitoring and control directly on a PC.
Courtesy of Honeywell
News & Notes

Honeywell, Weatherford partner to deliver new emissions management solution for oil and gas industry

May 13, 2024
Companies are combining technologies to help upstream oil and gas operators monitor, report and reduce emissions.
Podcasts

Why acoustic imaging is key in detecting leaks and reducing downtime

May 13, 2024
In this In Processing segment, Fluke's Justin Sheard discusses how acoustic imaging can go a long way in quickly and cost-efficiently identifying and repairing leaks.
Courtesy of Coperion K-Tron
Powder & Bulk Processing

Processing Q&A: Coperion's new Food, Health and Nutrition group

May 9, 2024
Coperion FHN's global business development manager, Sharon Nowak, discusses recent company acquisitions, feeding challenges, and continuous pharma.
Courtesy of Schenck Process FPM
Weighers & Feeders

Weighbelt feeder types and applications

May 7, 2024
Choosing the right solution to control, totalize, batch, or monitor bulk material rates for your process is directly related to the material’s properties and the process limitations...
Courtesy of NETZSCH
News & Notes

NETZSCH to highlight fluid pumping solutions at OTC 2024

May 6, 2024
The company’s advanced pumping technology for upstream, midstream and downstream oil industry applications will be on display at the Offshore Technology Conference.
Courtesy of Schenck Process FPM
News & Notes

Schenck Process FPM to become Coperion

May 6, 2024
Effective August 1, 2024, the company will officially transition its name under Coperion
Podcasts

How material properties determine the optimal bulk solid conveyor

May 6, 2024
In this In Processing segment, Kansas State University's Todd Smith discusses the importance of considering the impacts of a material’s particle size and size distribution, particle...
Courtesy of Prater Industries
Powder & Bulk Processing

Five critical factors that influence rotary airlock valve design

May 3, 2024
What to consider to ensure that your airlock suits the application and will provide years of reliable operation.
Courtesy of Emerson
Maintenance & Safety

Selecting the right materials to prevent exfoliation corrosion

May 3, 2024
Understanding the corrosion mechanisms that affect valves, pressure regulators and other valve accessories aids with proper selection for materials of construction and surface...
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Webinars

On-Demand Webinar: Mixing and Blending Roundtable

June 13, 2024
Get caught up on industrial mixing, inline blending and homogenization processes from our expert panelists. Now available on demand!
Courtesy of Fluke Reliability
Condition Monitoring

The future of condition monitoring: AI-based asset health predictions

May 2, 2024
The revolution in condition monitoring is well underway, and it promises to transform maintenance from a routine task into a strategic asset.
Courtesy of Key Technology
Vibrating

Case study: Fruit processor expands production with integrated conveyor system

April 30, 2024
When expanding production with a new line that sweetens and dehydrates berries, Zarecki turned to Key Technology and selected an integrated vibratory conveyor system.
Courtesy of PMMI
Bagging & Packaging

It is time to be flexible...

April 29, 2024
Automated machines and flexible packaging combine efficiency and sustainability.
Podcasts

Why data estate modernization holds the key to smarter chemical processing

April 29, 2024
In this segment of In Processing, the Principal & Chemicals Segment Leader with Capgemini Americas details why chemical processors must first modernize their data estates before...
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Home

AI is not the only weapon to fight manufacturing headwinds in 2024

April 26, 2024
New priorities need to be established for manufacturers to fight back — from circular business models, AI data pattern recognition tools, smart integrations and the connected ...
eHandbooks

eHandbook: Meeting The Challenges of Processing

April 25, 2024
Processing leaders face challenges every day, and solving today’s problem is a key to tomorrow’s success. Reducing downtime, implementing lean manufacturing practices...
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News & Notes

Vogelsang to showcase new line of pumps at OTC 2024

April 24, 2024
EP series positive displacement pumps were designed specifically around the typical requirements of industrial pumping applications, including those of the oil and gas market....
White Papers

Best Methods for Successful Chem Treatment of Industrial Wastewater

April 24, 2024
Many chemicals are utilized to remediate wastewater, these chemicals are used for removal of solids, pH adjustment, odor control, disinfection, foam prevention or removal, and...
Process Control & Automation

Discussing AI in the process industries with eschbach's founder

April 24, 2024
Andreas Eschbach talks with managing editor Daniel Gaddy about how AI technology, such as the kind used in eschabch's Shiftconnector, can help companies bridge knowledge gaps ...
Home

Processing Q&A: Rotary fillers with Trelleborg's Caio Beraldo

April 24, 2024
Caio Beraldo, technical manager for food, beverage and water at Trelleborg, discusses the uses and sealing needs for rotary fillers.
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News & Notes

EPA finalizes stronger chemical risk evaluation process to protect workers and communities

April 23, 2024
Rule includes changes to enhance environmental protections in communities overburdened by pollution.
Courtesy of Emerson
News & Notes

Motorized actuator and shutoff valve

April 23, 2024
ASCO Series 148/149 provides safety shutoff service in less than one second for industrial fuel burners, even under extreme conditions
Podcasts

Feeder selection and continuous processing with Sharon Nowak

April 22, 2024
Nate Todd speaks with Coperion K-Tron's global business development manager for food and pharma about recent company acquisitions, feeder selection, common processing challenges...
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News & Notes

Martin Engineering celebrates 50 years of air cannon technology

April 19, 2024
Company launched the world’s first low-pressure pneumatic air cannon — the Big Blaster — in 1974.
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News & Notes

Schenck Process becomes Qlar

April 18, 2024
Bulk material equipment supplier announces rebranding on May 13, 2024.
News & Notes

Registration is open for PACK EXPO International 2024

The largest international packaging and processing show this year is breaking records with new solutions, inspiring thought leadership, and a personalized experience for attendees...
Courtesy of Siemens
Pumps, Motors & Drives

Case study: Century Aluminum upgrades facility with Siemens drives, increases uptime

April 17, 2024
Aluminum caster improves cooling tunnel performance with upgrade of drive hardware, PLC-to-internet gateway and data analysis.
Courtesy of Jayanthi Kumar, Parans Paranthaman and Philip Gray/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy
News & Notes

Chemists invent a more efficient way to extract lithium from mining sites, oil fields, used batteries

April 16, 2024
Aluminum hydroxide can extract 37 milligrams of lithium per gram of recoverable sorbent in a single step.
Courtesy of Emerson
News & Notes

Next-generation software streamlines pharmaceutical development, accelerates speed to market

April 16, 2024
DeltaV Workflow Management delivers scalable recipe authoring and execution technologies for life sciences companies.
Courtesy of U.S. Department of Labor
News & Notes

Department of Labor issues final rule reducing silica dust exposure

April 16, 2024
Final rule also creates new program requiring metal, nonmetal operators to provide health exams at no cost to miners, similar to existing coal miners’ program.
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Powder & Bulk Processing

How material properties determine the optimal bulk solid conveyor: Part 1

April 16, 2024
The first part of this two-part article considers the impacts of a material’s particle size and size distribution, particle shape, and explosivity or toxicity.
Courtesy of Xylem
News & Notes

Xylem launches single-use pumping solution for enhanced safety, quality and efficiency in handling biologics

April 15, 2024
New Jabsco PureFlo 21 Single Use pump with first of its kind safety valve unveiled at INTERPHEX 2024.
Courtesy of GEMCO
News & Notes

VAC-U-MAX, GEMCO, VORTI-SIV team up to unveil AM-MPRR at Rapid + tct 2024

April 15, 2024
New additive manufacturing metal powder recovery and reconditioning system reclaims, reclassifies, reconditions, and reduces time and unsafe operating conditions.
Podcasts

Best practices to make plant turnarounds more effective and efficient

April 15, 2024
In this In Processing segment,, Swagelok Company's Mike Aughenbaugh outlines how proper planning with trusted partners can make turnaround efforts go more smoothly.
Courtesy of Wilden
AODD Pumps

How to select the most efficient diaphragm for an AODD pump

April 10, 2024
Multiple factors play a role in determining which diaphragm works best in a given application.
News & Notes

VAC-U-MAX celebrates 70th anniversary as leader in bulk material handling, industrial vacuum cleaning

April 9, 2024
“We are incredibly proud of our 70-year journey,” said company president Doan Pendleton. “From our early innovations in industrial vacuum cleaning to our latest advancements in...
News & Notes

EASA announces program for 2024 Convention & Solutions Expo

EASA’s 2024 Convention education line-up features a wide-ranging program designed to address all areas of the electromechanical sales and repair business.
Courtesy of NETZSCH
News & Notes

NETZSCH to highlight pumping technology at Biogas Americas 2024

Equipment on display will include TORNADO T1 Pump and NEMO B.Max Mixing Pump.
Courtesy of Fluke
Maintenance & Safety

Acoustic imaging key in leak detection and downtime reduction

April 9, 2024
Acoustic imaging can go a long way in quickly and cost efficiently identifying and repairing leaks, saving companies in downtime while making needed repairs
Courtesy of PSG
News & Notes

PSG Biotech showcasing pumps and flow meters at INTERPHEX 2024

April 9, 2024
Equipment on display will include a large part of the company’s portfolio for the biopharmaceutical industry, including the new Quattroflow QB2-Standard single-use precision micropump...
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Process Control & Automation

Digital tools reduce project execution time

April 8, 2024
New software tools create instrumentation lists automatically from P&IDs, eliminating errors and increasing personnel productivity.
News & Notes

Process data software

April 8, 2024
The software offers insights on process data specifically tailored to key roles in organizations, from operators to management to compliance.