The Drymeister Model DMR-1 machine for flash drying is available in a wide range of sizes for pilot to large scale production with evaporation rates as high as 6,000 kg/h. It uses a high-speed dispersion rotor in combination with a classifying rotor to provide drying efficiency. Features include the ability to handle a wide range of feed viscosities, from slurries to pastes to filter cakes. The machine maintains dispersion of solids for efficient drying and high inlet gas temperatures up to 600°C.
Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems, (908) 273-6360, www.hmicronpowder.com
Vaccuum conveyors add safety to material transfer
The advanced Multijector vacuum conveyors safely transport powders, granules and other bulk materials to to packaging and filling processes. The result is an interactive, enclosed transfer system, suitable for pellets, capsules or tablets. The conveyors safely load mixers, filling machines, tablet presses or any other kind of process equipment or vessel (containers, silos etc.). Conveyable bulk materials also include traditionally difficult and sensitive powders. The cyclic vacuum plug-flow conveying arrangement avoids product separation or segregation. When introducing small quantities of powder into the system either manual suction wands or feeding hoppers are used. For larger quantities, bag rip and tip stations or bulk bag unloading devices are more common.
Volkmann, Inc., (609) 265-0101, www.volkmann.info
Asset management software optimizes maintenance processes
The iSense software suite is a tool for maintenance, documentation and management of pH and Dissolved Oxygen (DO) sensors. With the software, sensors used in the process are said to be highly accurate, more reliable and become significantly more cost-efficient to maintain. Based on proprietary Intelligent Sensor Management (ISM) technology, the software offers measurement loops for field operation that allow users of process analytical equipment to run their processes using intelligent sensors that are able to provide sensor-specific, real-time status information.
Mettler-Toledo Ingold, (781) 301-8808, www.mt.com
Gas detection system functions in range of climates
The SafEye Xenon 800 Gas Detection System detects a wide range of hydrocarbons over an open path of up to 120 meters. Resistant to false alarms and poisoning, it said to operate well in an extremely wide range of climates. A unique combination of triple optics and dual-spectrum sensor allows the system to maintain operational integrity in up to 90% signal obscuration.
MSA, (877) 672-4678, www.msanorthamerica.com
Gas pressure regulators provide accuracy, bubble-tight shut-Off
This line of gas pressure regulators is designed with advanced features that are said to offer superior accuracy and long–term reliable operation. The regulators feature accuracies of ±1% of full scale, as well as compact design, low noise and wide rangeability. The regulators are available in body sizes from one inch to 10 inches. They boast true top-entry design, which provides for ease of maintenance in all models and sizes, and bubble tight shut-off, for environmental responsibility. The large rangeability designed into these regulators provides for quieter operation and lower pressure drop through the regulator.
Pietro Fiorentini, (888) 618-8787, www.fiousa.com
Supervision software gathers data after configuring a single control loop
The wizard builder in PlantTriage performance supervision software creates connection wizards for communication between process controllers (DCSs and PLCs) and PC-based software. To analyze an entire plant, you must first connect to hundreds of data sources in the plant control system. After configuring a single control loop, the wizard builder uses its intelligence about specific control systems to automatically poll the control system for the data it needs. The wizard builder is said to reduce configuration time by up to 90% and to practically eliminate address configuration errors.
ExperTune, (262) 369-7711, www.planttriage.com