Discharged with ease

Charles Ross & Son Co. offers a new Discharge System with Electronic Pressure Control. After the mixing cycle, the mixing vessel is rolled over to the Discharge System, which consists of a platen that is lowered hydraulically into the mix vessel. The platen is fitted with an O-ring that rides against the vessel wall as the platen pushes down on the batch. Product is forced out through one or more outlet valves located on the vessel or on the platen. Interfaced to a PLC-based control panel, the new Discharge System features a cylinder-mounted linear transmitter for precise indication of platen position. When the platen reaches the bottom of the vessel, all product outlet valves automatically close and a vent valve opens as the platen retracts to the up position. In addition to accelerating product transfer and reducing contamination risk, this method of discharging viscous or sticky mixtures also prepares the mix vessel for easy clean-up. Virtually all of the product is pushed out by the platen; in most cases, only a thin layer of material remains on the vessel bottom requiring minimal manual cleaning, the company says.

Charles Ross & Son Co., 710 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788; 800/243-7677; mixers.com.


New and improved

Jungheinrich lift trucks announced additional options recently introduced by Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. Updates were made to the ETV C moving mast reach trucks, EKS 110 order pickers, EJC 220 pedestrian stacker and EZS 570/580/590 tow tractors. These updates include improvements in energy efficiency, increased productivity and capacity, and operator security and comfort, the company says.

Jungheinrich Lift Trucks, 2121 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N., Houston, Texas 77043; 713/365-1000; jungheinrich-lift.com.


Clean and clear

GE Power & Water recently announced that it has made significant improvements to its Sievers InnovOx Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer, which is designed to help companies monitor, measure and control the organics in wastewater and industrial process water. The new enhancements allow the advanced TOC Analyzer technology to monitor organics using close to real-time data to monitor and optimize water processes for higher up-time and overall cost savings for customers, the company says. Other recent enhancements include application-specific sample preparation of the TOC Analyzer technology with the ability to handle water samples with as much as 5 percent organics and as much as 0.1 percent total suspended solids, particles in wastewater and high-temperature sample measurement. By removing sample and precipitated impurities between each analytical run, InnovOx eliminates contamination of sample matrices, providing reliable, long-term system performance.

GE Power & Water, 6060 Spine Road, Boulder, Colo. 80301; 303/444-2009; geinstruments.com.


BX Lift

UniCarriers Americas Corp. offers the Nissan Forklift by UniCarriers brand BX series lift truck. The BX series is available in cushion-tire models in 3,000- to 8,000-pound capacities and pneumatic-tire models in 3,000- to 5,000-pound capacities. Additionally, they are powered by a 100 percent AC motor and controller system and are designed with fewer parts, requiring less maintenance. BX forklifts also offer standard operator comfort, featuring a high-visibility carriage and adjustable seat with lumbar support and non-cinching seatbelt. The BX series forklifts are equipped with return-to-neutral and a standard seat-actuated operator presence system that automatically locks lifting and tilting when the operator exits the truck. The models feature three factory-set performance modes to simplify customization, as well as a manual mode that allows the user to create unique settings specific to applications or users.

Unicarriers Americas Corp., 240 N. Prospect St., Marengo, Ill. 60152; 815/568-0061; unicarriersamericas.com.


Clean dispensing

Xylem Inc. offers the
C Series Water Filtration Range by Flojet, which ensures high-quality reliability in hot and cold beverage and ice machine applications. The system uses block filtration to improve water taste and appearance and protects dispensing equipment. The system also removes chlorine and chloramine odor and taste from municipal water by leveraging carbon block technology that has four times the capacity to remove unwanted water characteristics than competitive precoat filters, according to the company. The C Series includes a high-flow head that can service rates as much as 5 gallons a minute, as well as several other new and improved features. It also is compact, scalable and expandable to adapt as customer operations grow.

Xylem Inc., 1133 Westchester Ave., White Plains, N.Y. 10604; 914/323-5700; xyleminc.com.


Safety first

HEMCO Corp. offers the UniFlow CE, a full duty fume hood in a compact size, which provides 50 percent energy savings compared with conventional hoods, the company says. The CE’s low flow constant volume by-pass design maintains consistent face velocity. CE fume hoods are offered in 30-, 36-, 48-, and 72-inch widths and can be equipped with a wide selection of accessories to meet specific process needs. CE’s are constructed completely of composite resin for superior chemical resistance, resistance against rust and can be supplied with or without an exhaust blower in standard or explosion proof models.

HEMCO Corp., 711 S. Powell Road, Independence, Mo. 64056; 800/779-4362; HEMCOcorp.com.


New couplings

Siemens Corp. is extending its coupling portfolio to include an elastic claw coupling called the Flender N-Bipex, which will be available in 10 sizes made of high-quality nodular cast iron. They are available in three different shore hardness ranges and allow the couplings to be used in temperatures from -50 degrees Celsius to 100 degrees Celsius without compromising normal torque. These couplings offer improved service life because of optimized cam and elastomer geometry and high-grade materials, a 20-percent increased torque range. They are suitable for applications in the chemical, environmental engineering and steel industries.

Siemens Corp., 300 New Jersey Ave, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C. 20001; 800/743-6367; usa.siemens.com.


Mass flowing

Schneider Electric offers a new advanced generation mass flowtube to its Foxboro Coriolis Solutions. The CFS25 mass flowtube joins the product family and uses the same proven digital Coriolis technology. It works with the CFT51 Coriolis mass transmitter to form the Foxboro Mass Flow and Density Meter. Using digital signal processing, the CFT51 improves flowmeter performance, particularly during two-phase flow, partial empty tube conditions and batching from empty operations. Other design improvements in the CFS25 include computer modeling, remote communications, automated manufacturing processes, construction and testing, the company says. The Coriolis flowmeter is not sensitive to varying process conditions, it adds. In addition to accurately measuring liquid, it also can be used in applications with entrained air, non-Newtonian fluids, viscous and abrasive fluids, slurries and gases.

Schneider Electric, 38 Neponset Ave., Foxboro, Mass. 02035; 866/746-6477; schneider-electric.com.


Leak-free packing

New Pig Corp. added the UN Rated 20- and 30-gallon Overpack Salvage Drums to its line of storage and material handling products. Specifically designed and sized for shipping leaking cans, bottles and 5-gallon pails, as well as lab packing applications, the new, New Pig-designed Overpacks are made of chemically-resistant polypropylene, the company says. The leak-proof, twist-on lid is notched for easy turning with a two-by-four or pole. Additionally, the containers are nestable when empty to save storage space, and each is treated with ultraviolet inhibitors to prolong serviceable life. 

New Pig Corp., One Pork Ave., P.O. Box 304, Tipton, Pa., 16684; 855/493-4647; newpig.com.


Easy heating

Spirax Sarco released the Spirax EasiHeat DHW, a heat exchanger incorporating Spirax Intelligent Monitoring System (SIMS) technology in a complete, compact and energy efficient heat transfer solution that delivers a constant supply of hot water at a stable temperature on demand. The Spirax Sarco EasiHeat DHW also works with sudden wide load changes for a full range of domestic and process hot-water applications as much as 4 million British Thermal Units (BTUs). The system also comes complete with a new innovative control system incorporating SIMS technology for consistent monitoring, diagnostics and status communications. The technology delivers energy management and system performance data to the user providing optimization of the steam system and subsequent efficiency improvements. A 7-inch touchscreen provides complete visual access to data detailing how and where energy is consumed, leading to more informed energy management decisions and increased efficiency.

Spirax Sarco USA, 1150 Northpoint Blvd., Blythewood, S.C. 29016; 800/575-0394; spiraxsarco.com.


Getting connected

Antaira Technologies LLC introduced the advanced version STE-708 and STE-716 Industrial Serial Device Server series that encompasses device server network redundancy and zero data loss redundancy feature solutions, the company says. The STE-708 and STE-716 are embedded with dual independent IP address LAN (10/100Tx) ports to support any mission critical application with built-in dual subnet mode to execute a data redundancy solution. The device servers also can be connected directly to a redundancy network infrastructure by accessing RSTP or ERPS ring protocol function. The STE-708 and STE-716 series can be configured via a user-friendly web console, windows utility software, or Telnet command line through the serial console (RS232 DB9 male) port in front of the unit. The built-in software features event and email alert settings that can be set up to send out alert emails if any particular event occurs.

Antaira Technologies LLC, 3490 E. Miraloma Ave., Anaheim, Calif., 92806; 844/268-2472; antaira.com