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Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Selecting Pneumatic Proportional Valves is Simple with New White Paper from Numatics, Incorporated

NOVI, MICHIGAN, USA — Sept. 30, 2014 — Proportional solenoid valves offer important advantages in the right applications, and while they’re considered more complicated than other valves, a new whitepaper makes their selection simple. Download the paper now at http://www.numatics.com/Applications/Get%20Literature/catalogs.aspx.) from Numatics, Incorporated.

Proportional valves — which change outputs in proportion to their input value — provide dependable, cost-effective, compact solutions for fast response and consistent control at relatively low flow rates. According to the new paper, “Pneumatic Proportional Valve Selection Made Simple,” the technology is ideal where precise performance is required in variable pressure and flow applications.

When selecting proportional valves, the paper advises users to evaluate their choices carefully, considering application demands, type of control required, valve service life, and useful new technologies such as software-based digital tuning. Weighing these factors in making a final proportional valve selection can help save time, effort, and cost.

The paper further recommends that prospective purchasers consider several key questions early in the application development process, including:

  • Is the intended application suitable for a proportional valve?
  • Does the application require an air-piloted or a direct-acting model?
  • Would a proportional valve with special capabilities — such as software-based tuning — help?

Pneumatic Proportional Valve Selection Made Simple” provides details and examples to each of these questions — as well as outlines the steps needed to ensure selection of the correct valve for a designer’s or user’s needs.

Download the free whitepaper at http://www.numatics.com/Applications/Get%20Literature/catalogs.aspx.) from Numatics Incorporated, a leading manufacturer of pneumatics and motion control products.

For more information, contact Numatics at 1-248-596-3200 or visit http://www.numatics.com. Follow Numatics on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NumaticsInc. Find Numatics on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NumaticsInc.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including fluid control and fluid power products, for a wide range of industry-focused applications. The ASCO Numatics product line in North America consists of more than 50,000 valves, an extensive selection of air preparation equipment, and a full line of actuation products. ASCO products include solenoid pilot valves, angle body piston valves, linear indicators, redundant control systems, and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, cylinders, grippers, filters, regulators, and lubricators. For more information about ASCO Numatics products, visit www.asconumatics.com.

About Emerson and Emerson Industrial Automation

Emerson (www.Emerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion. Emerson Industrial Automation (www.EmersonIndustrial.com), a business of Emerson, provides automation and power generation technologies and services to a wide range of industries. With its global capabilities and deep industry expertise, Emerson Industrial Automation is a trusted partner for products and solutions that increase machine performance, efficiency, reliability, and availability. Its industry-leading brands include Appleton®, ASCO®, Branson®, Browning®, Control Techniques, Kop-Flex®, Leroy-Somer®, McGill®, Morse®, Numatics®, O-Z/Gedney, Rollway®, SealMaster®, and System Plast™.


Monday, September 15th, 2014

Four Honeywell Products Named “New Product of the Year” by OH&S magazine — Most of any PPE Manufacturer

Four Honeywell (NYSE:HON) safety products have been named “New Product of the Year” in their respective categories in Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) magazine’s sixth annual new product competition.

The four top honors — the most awarded in the contest this year to a single personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer — represent the continuing dedication of Honeywell Safety Products to introducing innovations that keep workers safe and support workplace cultures of safety around the world.  The OH&S contest attracted more than 60 products in 22 award categories, with an independent panel of three highly qualified judges choosing the winners.

The four Honeywell “New Products of the Year” are:

  • The award winning Miller AirCore™ family of harnesses, lightweight, full-body harnesses designed with breathable, open-core padding technology to improve air flow and keep workers drier and cooler. Now available in a variety of configurations, these innovative harnesses provide superior comfort and safety for a range of industries, including Construction, General Industry, Utilities, Oil & Gas, and Wind Energy. Visit: http://hwll.co/nwkh.
  • Uvex Livewire™ sealed eyewear, which deliver the fit, performance and protection required in extreme environments, to protect workers against intense wind, sun, dirt, dust and debris, as well as high heat and humidity. Based on extensive research and fit-testing, the Uvex Livewire precision-engineered frame ensures a superior, gap-free fit that seals out debris, while the high-performance Uvextreme® Plus lens coating delivers 10 times longer anti-fog protection and two times better scratch resistance than competitive anti-fog coated products. Visit: http://hwll.co/vrqz.
  • The new North® CF7000 Series Abrasive Blast Respirator, developed to solve the tough environmental and physical challenges workers encounter during abrasive blasting operations. The Respirator features an innovative, lightweight design with 160˚ panoramic range of vision and a distortion-free lens replacement system that improves worker safety and productivity. The CF7000 Series is NIOSH-approved as a Continuous Flow Supplied Air and Air Purifying Respirator (when used with North P100 filters). Visit: http://hwll.co/7czb.
  • Oliver Footwear, which offers work boots that combine stylish leather craftsmanship with superior protection from harsh chemicals, temperatures, slippery conditions, and unexpected contact with abrasive surfaces or heavy machinery. Technologically advanced features like PORON® XRD® metatarsal guards, wider profile steel toe caps, PORON inserts and NONOlite footbed make Oliver footwear one of the most comfortable safety work boot lines in the marketplace.  Visit: http://hwll.co/l94s.

About Honeywell Safety Products

Honeywell Safety Products (HSP), a global manufacturer of leading personal protective equipment (PPE) and provider of safety solutions, helps company employees make safer decisions on their own and build an enduring culture of safety. With world class brands such as Honeywell®, Uvex®, North®, Howard Leight®, Miller®, Fibre-Metal® and Servus®, HSP offers a full range of quality PPE, including: protective clothing; fall and hearing protection products; solutions that protect hands, head, feet, eyes and face; along with respiratory, welding, first-aid, lockout/tagout and traffic safety equipment. Lead them to safety—visit www.honeywellsafety.com/culture to learn more.

About Honeywell

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.


Monday, September 15th, 2014

How to Achieve Effective Compliance with IEC 61508 in Selection of Solenoid Valves for Safety Systems is Subject of New White Paper from ASCO Numatics

Help for safety engineers to ensure effective compliance with IEC 61508 when selecting solenoid valves for safety systems is available in a new white paper available to download at http://goo.gl/VZaFnh from ASCO Numatics.

Regulatory modifications in 2010 have raised important issues in design and use of industrial safety systems. Certain changes in IEC 61508 — now being widely implemented — mean that designers and users who desire full compliance must give new consideration to topics such as SIL levels and the transition from 1H to 2H methodologies.

The new paper, “Effective Compliance with IEC 61508 When Selecting Solenoid Valves for Safety Systems,” discusses how these issues can impact users’ selection of solenoid valves and prepackaged redundant control systems (RCS) for implementation in a safety instrumented system (SIS). Topics include: Safety in process, Evolving standards, Evaluating solenoid valve redundancy and SIL, Evaluating routes 1H and 2H, and Evaluating suppliers and their ability to deal with such complex new compliance methodologies.

The issues discussed are especially applicable to the oil, gas, chemical, and power industries in applications such as safety shutdown systems, boilers, furnaces, high-integrity protection systems (HIPS), and more. They’re of concern to safety engineers and reliability engineers, as well as to process engineers, engineering executives, and plant managers.

Making the right choices in safety system planning and in valve supplier selection can affect design time, costs, and effort — as well as the safety of the plant itself, the paper notes.

Download the free whitepaper, “Effective Compliance with IEC 61508 When Selecting Solenoid Valves for Safety Systems, at http://goo.gl/VZaFnhfrom ASCO Numatics, the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of quality solenoid valves.

For more information, contact ASCO at 800-972-ASCO (2726), by e-mail at info-valve@ascovalve.com, or visit www.ascovalve.com.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including fluid control and fluid power products, for a wide range of industry-focused applications. The ASCO Numatics product line in North America consists of more than 50,000 valves, an extensive selection of air preparation equipment, and a full line of actuation products. ASCO products include solenoid pilot valves, angle body piston valves, linear indicators, redundant control systems, and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, cylinders, grippers, filters, regulators, and lubricators. For more information about ASCO Numatics products, visit www.asconumatics.com.

About Emerson and Emerson Industrial Automation

Emerson (www.Emerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion. Emerson Industrial Automation (www.EmersonIndustrial.com), a business of Emerson, provides automation and power generation technologies and services to a wide range of industries. With its global capabilities and deep industry expertise, Emerson Industrial Automation is a trusted partner for products and solutions that increase machine performance, efficiency, reliability, and availability. Its industry-leading brands include Appleton®, ASCO®, Branson®, Browning®, Control Techniques, Kop-Flex®, Leroy-Somer®, McGill®, Morse®, Numatics®, O-Z/Gedney, Rollway®, SealMaster®, and System Plast™.


Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

ASCO Numatics Introduces Numatics 501 Series Directional Control Valve; Features High Flow in Compact Package

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., August 26, 2014 — ASCO Numatics has introduced its Numatics 501 Series directional control valve. The general purpose automation valve is designed for directional control and piloting applications requiring compact size, high flow capability, and energy savings.

“Our new 501 Series valve delivers up to two times greater flow than previous models,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics. “Now, engineers can achieve the flow of a 15 mm to 20 mm valve in a more compact package, saving space, cost, and energy in their machine designs. In addition, no other valve in its class offers such a broad range of pressure regulator, pressure shut-off, and exhaust flow control accessories,” Kemple said.

The pressure shut-off option permits users to replace individual valves without stopping their production process — reducing line downtime and maintenance. The combination of the pressure regulator and the Numasizing® engineering tool can dramatically minimize air and energy consumption. The valve’s modular design also permits easy configuration and modification.

The new sub-base mounted valve is well suited for in-panel valve piloting applications. Its high flow rate, compact size, and optional mounting plate enable efficient use of cabinet space. A dual three-way version enables the placement of two, three-way valves in the space of a four-way valve.

New 580 Electronics Platform Features Fieldbus Networking

ASCO Numatics also has introduced an affordable electronics platform for the Numatics 501/503 Series valves. This new 580node platform allows the use of a fieldbus network to control the valve manifold. Its compact footprint makes it highly functional for in-panel environments. The 580 platform incorporates a plain-language digital display and diagnostics that indicate status for easy configuration and commissioning.

The 501 Series directional control valve and 580 electronics platform are ideal for applications in the life science, food and beverage, high-technology, and light packaging equipment industries.

For more information, contact Numatics at 1-888-NUMATICS (686-2842), by e-mail at insidesales@numatics.com, or visit www.numatics.com/501.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including fluid control and fluid power products, for a wide range of industry-focused applications. The ASCO Numatics product line in North America consists of more than 50,000 valves, an extensive selection of air preparation equipment, and a full line of actuation products. ASCO products include solenoid pilot valves, angle body piston valves, linear indicators, redundant control systems, and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, cylinders, grippers, filters, regulators, and lubricators. For more information about ASCO Numatics products, visit www.asconumatics.com.

About Emerson and Emerson Industrial Automation

Emerson (www.Emerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion. Emerson Industrial Automation (www.EmersonIndustrial.com), a business of Emerson, provides automation and power generation technologies and services to a wide range of industries. With its global capabilities and deep industry expertise, Emerson Industrial Automation is a trusted partner for products and solutions that increase machine performance, efficiency, reliability, and availability. Its industry-leading brands include Appleton®, ASCO®, Branson®, Browning®, Control Techniques, Kop-Flex®, Leroy-Somer®, McGill®, Morse®, Numatics®, O-Z/Gedney, Rollway®, SealMaster®, and System Plast™.

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Monday, August 4th, 2014

How to Automate EHS Form Processing & Reporting with Microsoft SharePoint — New EH&E White Paper

Needham, Mass.— August 4, 2014 — A new white paper — detailing how Environmental, Health and Safety managers can use Microsoft® SharePoint® to easily automate and streamline the processing and reporting of EHS forms throughout a company — is available to download at http://www.eheinc.com/auto_report_forms.htm.

Environmental, health and safety programs require the ongoing processing of routine paperwork to properly document and report events and initiatives such as accidents or incidents, risk assessments, or other forms requiring approvals. The process commonly involves collecting data in a standard format and then managing it through a variety of internal reviews, approvals and reports.

“This essentially manual process places a significant strain on already stretched EHS resources,” explains Robert Foster, Director, Automation Services, EH&E. “By employing Microsoft SharePoint — already available in many companies and institutions — EHS managers can automate the process to cut both processing time and costs.”

Titled “Automate the Processing and Reporting of EHS Forms,” the new white paper discusses how, using SharePoint’s built-in web-based capabilities, the software can easily be configured to:

  • Allow employees to complete the forms in an electronic format from their desks or mobile devices.
  • Automate and track the workflow process involved in completing and approving the forms.
  • Automate the reporting process to generate and display key metrics in a master dashboard.

“The resulting automated system frees considerable EHS program hours and resources by eliminating the costly, time-consuming, and grossly inefficient burdens of transcribing, entering, processing, and reporting the data throughout an organization”, Foster said.

To download the new whitepaper, “Automate the Processing and Reporting of EHS Forms,” visit http://www.eheinc.com/auto_report_forms.htm

About EH&E

EH&E (www.eheinc.com) has provided an extensive range of environmental and engineering consulting services for over 25 years. The EH&E team consists of more than 60 experts with an outstanding record of providing business-focused solutions for issues that affect the built environment. EH&E’s EHS Automation Consulting services help companies and institutions achieve greater compliance, time and cost savings by fully automating their environmental, health and safety programs with Microsoft SharePoint. For more information, call 1-800-825-5343 or visit www.eheinc.com/ehe_web_solutions.htm.

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Microsoft® and SharePoint® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.


Thursday, July 24th, 2014

ASCO Introduces 068 Series Flapper Isolation Valve; Improves Throughput, Reduces Sample Size in Clinical and Analytical Instruments

ASCO 068 Series Flapper Isolation Valve-01FLORHAM PARK, N.J., July 24, 2014 — ASCO Numatics has introduced its 16mm ASCO 068 Series flapper isolation solenoid valve, the first in its class with technology that offers greater throughput, smaller sample sizes, and reduced calibration requirements for clinical and analytical instruments.

“Our new ASCO 068 Series valve’s 20 ms response time and exceptional volume control mean original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can design instruments with higher productivity, better flushability, and more precise measurements,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics. “End users will benefit from much greater measurement repeatability, smaller sample and reagent requirements, and reduced calibration frequency.”

The ASCO 068 Series valve is ideal for OEMs serving the clinical diagnostic, life science, sterilization, and dental markets.

The valve is designed for use with neutral and aggressive liquids and gases. Its flapper technology allows high pressures to be achieved (up to 116 psi) at large orifice sizes while preventing the fluid contamination that can result from spikes in back pressure inherent in analytical devices. The highly reliable valve has been tested to well over 10 million cycles for extended product life.

The solenoid isolation valve also features:

  • Excellent operating characteristics under vacuum conditions
  • Low pumping effects
  • Self-draining capability and easy-to-flush internal cavity
  • Low heat transfer between control mechanism and media
  • Optional onboard power saver mode

In isolation valves, hermetic separation of the control mechanism and fluid prevents particulate contamination caused by friction of the mechanical components. This ensures maximum purity of the fluids or gases in all isolation applications.

ASCO’s 068 Series valves can be ordered as a turnkey fluid automation solution that includes a manifold with fittings and special connections. “These plug-and-play assemblies provide OEM’s with lower manufacturing costs and faster production cycles,” said Kemple. “Our valves were specifically designed for use in hematology, oncology, chromatography, chemical sterilization, water quality monitoring, DNA sequencing, and liquid-handling equipment applications.”

The 068 Series valves are available through the ASCO Today same-day shipping program and can be ordered through ASCO distributors and sales representatives. For more information, contact ASCO at 800-972-ASCO (2726), by e-mail at info-valve@ascovalve.com, or visit www.ascovalve.com/068.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including fluid control and fluid power products, for a wide range of industry-focused applications. The ASCO Numatics product line in North America consists of more than 50,000 valves, an extensive selection of air preparation equipment, and a full line of actuation products. ASCO products include solenoid pilot valves, angle body piston valves, linear indicators, redundant control systems, and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, cylinders, grippers, filters, regulators, and lubricators. For more information about ASCO Numatics products, visit www.asconumatics.com.

About Emerson and Emerson Industrial Automation

Emerson (www.Emerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion. Emerson Industrial Automation (www.EmersonIndustrial.com), a business of Emerson, provides automation and power generation technologies and services to a wide range of industries. With its global capabilities and deep industry expertise, Emerson Industrial Automation is a trusted partner for products and solutions that increase machine performance, efficiency, reliability, and availability. Its industry-leading brands include Appleton®, ASCO®, Branson®, Browning®, Control Techniques, Kop-Flex®, Leroy-Somer®, McGill®, Morse®, Numatics®, O-Z/Gedney, Rollway®, SealMaster®, and System Plast™.

 

Press Contacts: Don Goncalves, 781-793-9380, dgoncalves@tizinc.com


Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

White paper Explains New Lead-Free Water System Regulations – and How to Specify Valves to Comply

NOVI, MICHIGAN, USA, — July 8, 2014 — New Federal regulations governing lead content tightening safety restrictions dictate much lower lead content for certain potable water systems and components than in the past. A new whitepaper explains the new lead-free water system regulations for OEMs and contractors — and how to specify valves to comply. It is available to download at https://www.ascovalvenet.com/pdf/LiteratureRequest/Lead_Free_White_Paper.pdf.

Manufacturers of potable water equipment and systems — including drinking water fountains, R/O (reverse osmosis) systems, coffee machines, and commercial kitchen equipment — as well as equipment maintenance contractors are affected. Many in the industry remain uncertain how the new lead-free water regulations will impact their manufacturing and purchasing.

A new whitepaper, “Understanding the New Lead-Free Water System Regulations – and Choosing Valves to Comply,” provides useful information to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and contractors to ensure their equipment for potable water systems remains efficient, safe, and compliant.

The new paper outlines relevant sections of the new lead-free regulations, and then focuses on the choices facing specifiers and purchasers who need to select important components of the affected potable water equipment — two-way solenoid valves — to comply. The paper also considers the calculations that must be made to determine average lead content. Finally, it discusses the pros and cons of common valve materials (brass, composite/plastic, stainless steel, and lead-free brass), as well as other selection advantages for use in potable water systems.

Download the free whitepaper, “Understanding the New Lead-Free Water System Regulations – and Choosing Valves to Comply” — for OEM manufacturers and contractors of potable water systems — from https://www.ascovalvenet.com/pdf/LiteratureRequest/Lead_Free_White_Paper.pdf. The whitepaper is presented ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions.

For more information, contact ASCO Numatics at 1-800-972-ASCO (2726) or visit http://www.ascovalve.com.

Follow ASCO Numatics on Twitter at http://twitter.com/asconumatics. Find ASCO Numatics on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/asconumatics.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including fluid control and fluid power products, for a wide range of industry-focused applications. The ASCO Numatics product line in North America consists of more than 50,000 valves, an extensive selection of air preparation equipment, and a full line of actuation products. ASCO products include solenoid pilot valves, angle body piston valves, linear indicators, redundant control systems, and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, cylinders, grippers, filters, regulators, and lubricators. For more information about ASCO Numatics products, visit www.asconumatics.com.

About Emerson and Emerson Industrial Automation

Emerson (www.Emerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion. Emerson Industrial Automation (www.EmersonIndustrial.com), a business of Emerson, provides automation and power generation technologies and services to a wide range of industries. With its global capabilities and deep industry expertise, Emerson Industrial Automation is a trusted partner for products and solutions that increase machine performance, efficiency, reliability, and availability. Its industry-leading brands include Appleton®, ASCO®, Branson®, Browning®, Control Techniques, Kop-Flex®, Leroy-Somer®, McGill®, Morse®, Numatics®, O-Z/Gedney, Rollway®, SealMaster®, and System Plast™.


Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

United Electric Controls’ Electromechanical Switches: Certified Worldwide to Meet Demanding Requirements Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Refining industries

WATERTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, USA — June 17, 2014 — United Electric Controls’ electromechanical switches are certified worldwide to meet the safety, alarm, and shutdown requirements of the oil & gas, petrochemical, and refining industries.

The rugged, vibration resistant, 316 Stainless Steel 12 Series Switchmeets the demanding requirements of critical hazardous area applications worldwide — as evidenced by its UL, cUL, ATEX, and pending IECEx compliance for Class I, Div. 1, Zone 1 areas.

The 12 Series is marked “dual seal” and complies with ANSI/ISA 12.27.01, regarding secondary seal requirements for sealing between electrical systems and flammable or combustible process fluids. Having the 12 Series certified “dual seal” and designing it as an integral safety measure, eliminates the cost and labor of connecting an external secondary seal between the process and electrical system for safety.

All metal wetted parts comply with NACE MR-0175, and the 316 stainless steel enclosure is certified to IP66 rating for long-term performance in the harshest environments.

At the heart of the 12 Series is a Belleville spring assembly – a small, conical washer – that snaps over when pressure is applied and snaps back upon pressure release. The fast, positive action provides set point stability, vibration resistance, and excellent repeatability and performance life.

Typical industries using 12 Series pressure, differential pressure, and temperature switches are oil & gas, and chemical & petro-chemical. Applications include safety control panels, line heaters, top drives, fire suppression, and rotating equipment.

The versatile electromechanical 120 Series Division 1/Zone 1 Pressure & Temperature Switch performs critical safety, alarm and shutdown functions in oil & gas, petrochemical, and refining industries.

Worldwide certifications include North America (cULus), Europe (ATEX, CE, IECEx), Russia (GOST), and more.

The 120 Series serves as its own junction box, allowing electrical termination via a terminal block inside the explosion proof enclosure. Various process connections and wetted materials, including NACE MR-0175 compliant sensors, meet most application requirements.

Additional features include:

  • Choice of one or two SPDT, optional DPDT output
  • Dual electrical conduit openings
  • Welded diaphragm or bellows sensor
  • Ultra-low pressure ranges

For more information, visit United Electric Controls at the Global Petroleum Show 2014, Booth 4511. Or, visit the United Electric Controls website at http://www.ueonline.com/st or call +1-617-926-1000.

About United Electric Controls

United Electric Controls (UE), and its divisions, Applied Sensor Technologies and Precision Sensors, are international manufacturers of durable and reliable pressure and temperature switches, controls and sensors. UE is a privately held corporation headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts, USA. Visit the UE website at www.ueonline.com.

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Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Fish Embryo Toxicology Testing is Better Alternative for Whole-Effluent Testing, Advises New Whitepaper from Microtest Laboratories

AGAWAM, MASS. – June 17, 2014 – As pharmaceutical, chemical and other manufacturers come under increased scrutiny for their Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET), a new methodology to measure WET — fish embryo toxicity (FET) testing — promises to better determine the potential environmental impact of their products and waste water on the environment.

Developed for environmental and hazard classification applications, FET testing provides many advantages in the testing of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and pesticides — from their application in the field to their impact in sewage and water runoff from manufacturing facilities.

A new whitepaper titled Fish Embryo Toxicology Testing: The Better Alternative for Whole-Effluent Testing discusses FET testing, how it works, and its benefits. The paper is available for download at http://microtestlabs.com/fish-embryo-toxicology-testing from Microtest Laboratories.

FET testing utilizes the embryo of the Zebrafish and exposes it to various compounds to observe potential toxic effects, thus making the test ideal for use in monitoring or investigating environmental cases. FET is an approved OECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operative Development) guideline published in 2013.

Microtest Laboratories is deeply experienced in providing fish embryo toxicity testing, due to the expertise the company developed from creating its own Zebrafish Embryo Toxicity (ZET) test, which it provides as a preliminary screening method in the biocompatibility testing of medical devices and polymers.

For details on the benefits of FET testing, download the whitepaper, “Fish Embryo Toxicology Testing is the better alternative for whole-effluent testing,” from: http://microtestlabs.com/fish-embryo-toxicology-testing. For information on FET testing services from Microtest Laboratories, visit http://www.microtestlabs.com/zebrafish-embryos-testing, or call 1-413-786-1680, or toll-free 1-800-631-1680.

About Microtest Laboratories

Microtest Laboratories is a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA, the company provides expertise and flexible processes that enhance product safety and security, accelerate time to market, and minimize supply chain disruption. For more information, visit http://microtestlabs.com or call 1-413-786-1680 or toll-free at 1-800-631-1680. Follow Microtest Laboratories on Twitter @MicrotestLabs at http://twitter.com/MicrotestLabs.


Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

New Honeywell Solutions Demonstrate Ongoing Innovation in Worker Safety and Protection

ORLANDO, Fla., June 10, 2014 — The new personal protective equipment products introduced today by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) at ASSE Safety 2014 represent a “fervent dedication to innovation” in worker safety by the world’s largest provider of PPE, said Sach Sankpal, president, Honeywell Safety Products.

“The new products announced today are the latest among the dozens of new solutions that we’ve introduced to date in 2014. Each represents a new approach or improvement in technology, materials, design, comfort, style, or application,” Sankpal said. “This dedication to innovation demonstrates our continuing mission to be the undisputed leader in support for safety professionals responsible for building successful safety cultures in their workplaces that ensure workers in hazardous situations everywhere remain safe and well.”

At ASSE Safety 2014, Honeywell Safety Products today introduced:

  • New online tools from Miller Fall Protection that make it easier for engineers and architects to design, specify, and select fall protection systems for different projects. The new interactive tools include engineering specifications and Computer Aided Drawings (CAD), system comparison charts, a fall clearance calculator, a ShockFusion kit selection guide, and “Ask the Expert” and additional resources. The new tools are online at http://hwll.co/EngineerTools. Download a high-resolution product image for publication from: http://hwll.co/2rhw.
  • Uvex Instinct™ high-performance protection with a sleek design and a variety of adjustability features for a customized fit. Uvex Instinct provides high-performance protection with a sleek design and lightweight frame, featuring a variety of adjustability features for a comfortable, customized fit. The soft, flexible fingers on the nosepiece help to minimize slippage, while the slim, curved temples provide a secure fit with minimal tension around the ears. For more information: http://www.uvex.us/instinct. Download a high-resolution product image for publication from: http://hwll.co/xfdu.
  • Uvex Tirade™ Sealed Eyewear features closed cell foam, removable temples and adjustable headband for a comfortable, gap-free fit. Uvex Tirade sealed eyewear protects workers in high particulate environments where dust, dirt and debris present the risk of eye injury. The large unilens design provides a wide field of unobstructed peripheral vision, with a soft foam subframe to ensure a comfortable gap-free fit. For more information: http://www.uvex.us/tirade. Download a high-resolution product image for publication from: http://hwll.co/7nwu.

For more information on any product or resource, visit Honeywell Safety Products at ASSE Safety 2014 in booth #1201, or the Honeywell Safety Products website at http://www.honeywellsafety.com.

About Honeywell

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.


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