Nitrogen Fill Station
Vacuum Barrier’s Nitromatic fill station is designed to fill vacuum-insulated storage tanks (or Dewar’s) with liquid nitrogen from larger bulk systems or tanks. The advanced system eliminates liquid nitrogen waste and provides a true liquid nitrogen fill. The Nitromatic is equipped with an automatic shut-off and safety time-out feature that can be set for 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. These features do away with liquid nitrogen waste by preventing the release of liquid nitrogen for extended periods of time. Also, labor waste is reduced by eliminating the need for employee supervision of the Dewar as it fills. Vacuum Barrier’s complete line of cryogenic handling equipment provides liquid nitrogen transfer directly from the storage tank to the use point. — Vacuum Barrier Corp., Box 529, Woburn, Mass. 01801-0529; 781/933-3570;
Spiralveyors are not just for cartons or trays anymore. AmbaFlex introduces the SVM (MultiLane) for single row or mass flow of bottles, cans and containers. Spiralveyors save valuable floor space by improving line layout efficiency, offering high-volume throughput, great for depallitizing or vertical accumulation requirements. — AmbaFlex, P.O. Box 2105, Bedford, Texas, 76095-7578; 877/800-1634;
New presses
PakTech is increasing capacity in order to keep pace with current and expected growth. Since PakTech began making handles more than 13 years ago, growth has been steady. Within the past two years PakTech installed two high-speed 600-ton Husky presses, and this spring it added two new 400-ton Husky presses. In terms of production space, PakTech expanded its facility three years ago by adding 14,400 square feet onto its 30,000-square-foot building in Eugene, Ore. In February, PakTech purchased an additional building about a mile from its production facility. This warehouse holds PakTech’s applicator department. In terms of staffing, PakTech has increased its applicator department build and technical staff, and has added several positions in engineering, sales and customer service. — PakTech, 1680 Irving Road, Eugene, Ore. 97402; 541/461-5000;
Hot-melt adhesive
National Adhesives introduces a bundled solution for its Easy-Pac adhesive with the equipment and adhesive. The Easy-Pac bundled solution equipment includes applicator, dispensing unit, vacuum feeder and storage bin. The hot-melt adhesive is up to 200° Fahrenheit. The system also comes with a three-year warranty and free replacement for nozzles, modules and filters. - National Adhesives, a division of National Starch and Chemical, 1 Finderne Avenue, Bridgewater, N.J. 08807; 800/797-4992;
A global pump company
An annual production of some 10 million units makes Grundfos one of the leading pump manufacturers in the world. The Grundfos Group is represented by 58 companies in 43 countries worldwide, and its products are merchandised in a large number of countries through local distributors. Founded in 1945 by Poul Due Jensen, the group today is owned by the Poul Due Jensen Foundation, which is the main shareholder of all Grundfos companies. The aim of the foundation is to consolidate and expand the economic basis of the continued growth of the Grundfos Group, which means the profits of the Foundation are to be re-invested in the Grundfos companies.
Grundfos pumps are used for heating, ventilation and air conditioning for domestic purposes. For industry applications, Grundfos manufactures pumps for boilers, booster plants and other industrial purposes, including integrated OEM systems. Grundfos pumps also are used for water supply and wastewater treatment. In addition, Grundfos manufactures electric motors for the pumps and other purposes, and develops and produces state-of-the-art electronics for controls for pumps and pumping systems as well as other systems.
Sustainable development is a key concept at Grundfos when it comes to production and energy consumption of the products during their lifetime. Grundfos Pumps Corp., 17100 W. 118th Terrace, Olathe, Kan. 66061; 913/227-3400;