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Sturtevant Acquires FCM Mill Systems

Sturtevant Acquires FCM Mill Systems to Expand its Air Classification Line for Pharmaceutical, Food, Dairy Powder, Mineral, and Chemical Applications

HANOVER, MA – Sturtevant Inc. announced today that it has acquired the assets of FCM Mill Systems LLC, a privately held powder processing systems company based in Lombard, Illinois. FCM Mill Systems specializes in manufacturing air classifier mills for the milling of pharmaceuticals, nutritional additives, food ingredients, dairy powders, minerals, and chemicals.

“I am excited about increasing our product offerings with the FCM Mill and working with Tomas Johansson, the inventor of the FCM Mill, to grow his reputation for manufacturing outstanding equipment and service,” said W.

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DIY Magnet Testing and Validation

Serpent & Dove—Applied Magnetics supplies Grate Magnets and Magnetic Separators for industries as diverse as silica sand mining, grain-handling and coffee grinding. Now, many Serpent & Dove customers, especially in food and related industries, are also buying their own Gauss Meters for regular testing of their Grate, Tube and Plate Magnets to meet plant audit and magnet validation requirements. The Magsys model HGM09 Gauss and Tesla Meter is the preferred selection for this duty and is easy to use by following simple instructions. The cost of a Magsys Gauss Meter compares very favourably against costs associated with validation conducted by third-party personnel visiting the plant.

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New Product – Compact chilled Mirror

Compact chilled mirror hygrometer measures down to -90°C with no external cooling

The S8000RS from Michell Instruments has proved itself as a ‘workhorse’ in many calibration laboratories and industrial settings.

The S8000 RS Precision Chilled Mirror Hygrometer measures dew points down to -90°C (0.1ppm V ) with an accuracy of ±0.1°C. However, unlike many other chilled mirror hygrometers in this class, no additional external cooling equipment is needed to accurately reach these dry dew points. Designed to fit into a standard 19” rack, the S8000 is the most compact, convenient and – because it doesn’t need extra equipment to work – the most cost effective hygrometer in its class.

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Emerson improves main burner valves

Main burner valves from Emerson help improve reliability and reduce operational expense for oil and gas processors

The Fisher™ Type 119EZ and 119EZS main burner valves provide variable opening speeds for proper ignition in pneumatic and automated burner systems

MCKINNEY, TEXAS (November 2, 2016) – Emerson Automation Solutions has released the Fisher Type 119EZ and 119EZS main burner valves for burner systems used in oil and gas production. The new 119 Series can help improve oil and gas burner performance, increase reliability and reduce capital and operational expense.

The 119EZ provides an adjustable opening speed for pneumatically controlled burners while the 119EZS incorporates a solenoid valve enabling it to be used with automated burner systems.

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High-performance packaging

Sunstate Cement makes the move to PE bags

Waterproof, UV resistant and clean; the advantages of packaging powder-type products in Polyethylene (PE) plastic using Form, Fill and Seal (FFS) technology are providing companies around the world with the opportunity to gain a competitive edge.

Recognizing the benefits of using PE especially for their clients, Sunstate Cement Ltd, one of Australia’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of high quality cementitious products, made the decision to invest in new packaging equipment at its Port of Brisbane manufacturing facility. “We wanted to offer our customers a superior type of and the difference in packaging,” says Michael Fullelove,

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Making Mint Oil an Art and a Science

Australian Mint Oils and Flavours Pty Ltd chooses Swam Pneumatics “SWVAS” Series Vacuum System

When it comes to making mint oil, you need a number of key disciplines.

“There is the Art of separation & extraction, along with the Science of Physics”  Says Dr Leo Cahill. Owner of Australian Mint and Flavours Pty Ltd. Melbourne Australia.

Today any quality mint oil undergoes a second distillation or rectification which requires the application  of heat. The problem is too much heat damages the flavour and can even leave burnt notes in the oil  which detracts from the quality of the flavour and therefore the final product.

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Portable Sanitary Open-Chute Drum Tipper

WACOL, QLD, AUS – A new Portable Sanitary Open-Chute Drum Tipper from Flexicon features stainless steel product contact surfaces finished to sanitary standards and a wash-down motor, providing a low cost means of discharging non-dusty bulk materials from drums without cross contamination.

A single hydraulic cylinder rotates the drum to 60° beyond horizontal, discharging material onto the product chute and into a receiving vessel. The wide-diameter and polished surface of the chute allows contents of the drum to discharge freely regardless of particle size.

The unit accommodates drums of all popular sizes weighing up to 340 kg,

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Bulk Bag Weigh Batch Unloader with Seismic Bracing

WACOL, QLD, AUS – A new BULK-OUT ® Bulk Bag Weigh Batch Unloader with seismic bracing provides added structural integrity and operator safety for installations in regions prone to earthquakes.

The BFC model discharger frame is equipped with a cantilevered I-beam and electric hoist and trolley for positioning of bulk bags without the use of a forklift. The bag lifting frame is equipped with patented Z-CLIP™ bag strap holders that allow rapid insertion and removal of bag straps.

A manually-operated iris valve atop a hopper intake chute allows the bag spout to be cinched and the drawstring untied before gradually opening the valve,

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New Product – Thermal Flow Switch

Thermal Flow Switch Ensures Process Safety at NGL Fractionation Facilities

Engineers at natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation processing facilities will find the dependable FLT93L ® Series FlexSwitch ™ from Fluid Components International (FCI) to be an effective and highly reliable solution for process relief valve leak monitoring in this demanding petrochemical process.

NGL fractionation processing facilities separate ethane, propane, butane and other heavier hydrocarbons from the natural gas stream. Multiple trains and columns are used in this fractional distillation process, and the relief valves are critical safety protection devices.

For the process to work efficiently and safely,

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New Finance Director appointed at Matcon

November 2016

We are delighted to announce that Israr Ghulam has joined us as our Finance Director. Israr succeeds Stephen Ball who, as previously announced, was appointed to the position of Managing Director at Matcon in January 2016.

Israr will manage his duties alongside his other position as Finance and Site Director of Gast Europe (based in Redditch), which is also part of the IDEX Corporation.

An experienced finance professional, Israr has extensive corporate experience and joined IDEX in November 2014, having previously worked as Finance Director for Eaton, a Power Management Solutions provider.

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