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Thursday, November 20th, 2014

How New Spectrometer Technologies Substantially Cut Operating Costs

 — New Whitepaper From SPECTRO Analytical Instruments —

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Kleve, November 20, 2014 — A new whitepaper detailing how new ICP-OES spectrometer technologies are substantially cutting operating costs in environmental, industrial, and academic is available to download from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments at http://icp-oes.spectro.com/blue.

Controlling costs associated with the operation of ICP-OES instruments is a continuing challenge for laboratories, regardless of application, given the variety of operational, maintenance and hidden expenses that dramatically increase their total cost of ownership.

Traditional spectrometers bear the burden of a number of inherent problems in their design. A new whitepaper, titled “How New Spectrometer Technologies Substantially Cut Operating Costs,” explores how engineering innovations have addressed design issues to enable significant savings while improving performance. The advancements, detailed in the paper, include:

  • New system designs that deliver improved uptime and throughput while reducing operating costs.
  • A unique sealed optical system that abolishes the need for the constant purging of argon or nitrogen, eliminating purge gas consumables cost and purging delays.
  • Improved spectrometer technology that removes the need for a separate, external, water-based cooling system along with the associated purchase, installation, power and maintenance costs.
  • Innovations in optical technology that improve performance measures such as sensitivity and stability.
  • A robust generator design that provides ample power reserves, so it can handle extreme plasma loads, and adapt to quickly changing demands.

Such advancements, according to the whitepaper, cut operating costs by enabling easier, less expensive installation, operation, and maintenance, while improving  both ICP-OES performance and usability. Download “How New Spectrometer Technologies Substantially Cut Operating Costs” at http://icp-oes.spectro.com/blue.

The paper is authored by SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, a leading global supplier of analytical instruments for optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry.

About SPECTRO:

SPECTRO, a unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for elemental analysis for a broad range of applications, and provides exemplary customer service.
SPECTRO’s products are known for their superior technical capabilities that deliver measureable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 30,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical products with over 15,000 colleagues at more than 120 manufacturing and sales and service operations in the United States and 30 other countries around the world.


Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

ASCO Numatics Announces 2014 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship Winners

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA, November 5, 2014 – ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, announced the recipients of the 2014 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship.

The recipients, Nicholas Aerni of Taylor Mill, KY, a senior at The University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, and Kaitlyn A. Martin of Baytown, TX, a senior at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO; were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship from ASCO Numatics towards their Bachelor’s program degrees in electrical/computer engineering and mechanical engineering.

ASCO Numatics will further support the winners’ studies with an additional $1,000 grant to the engineering departments at each of their universities.

“These students represent the next-generation of the engineering industry,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics. “Their understanding of the renewable energy and green technology, and their commitment to community impressed us tremendously. We are very proud to support Mr. Aerni and Ms. Martin as they prepare for their future careers.”

ASCO Numatics announced the scholarship winners at PMMI’s annual Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO 2014 in Chicago. The two students were guests at the Expo, courtesy of ASCO Numatics. Sponsored by ASCO Numatics, the Amazing Packaging Race is a fun and educational event that pits teams of packaging students, from programs around the country, against each other in a race to gather points by completing tasks at specific PACK EXPO booths. ASCO Numatics’ sponsorship of the race helps support the PMMI Education and Training Foundation, which provides scholarships to packaging students from PMMI partner schools.

The ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship program, now in its seventh year, has awarded a total of $70,000 in merit-based scholarships to 14 students, based on their potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession, particularly as it relates to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies. The company has provided an additional $14,000 in grants to 12 schools of engineering. For information on the scholarship program, visit www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

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™.


Thursday, October 30th, 2014

ASCO Numatics Offers 2-Day Shipping for Numatics 449, 450, and 453 Series ISO Cylinders

Novi, Michigan, U.S.A. — October 30, 2014 — ASCO Numatics has announced that its Numatics 449, 450, and 453 Series ISO cylinders are now available for 2-day delivery through its Numatics Express quick-shipment program.

“Our North American-made, ISO-certified 449, 450, and 453 Series cylinders can now be ordered with 48-hour shipping — a dramatic improvement over competitors’ 10-day delivery times for comparable ISO products,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing — Americas, ASCO Numatics. “This rapid delivery will help our customers reduce asset downtime and will provide OEM customers with additional time and flexibility for design changes.”

The short-stroke 449 Series cylinder is ideal for compact automation applications. The 450 Series is a robust tie rod design made for heavy-duty applications. The 453 Series is a profile tube design that is optimal for packaging and clean aesthetic requirements. All three of these new cylinders are perfect fits for the material handling, food and beverage, automotive, and packaging industries.

“Affordably priced, our ISO cylinder line offers a wider selection of accessories, stroke ranges, and mounting options than competitive products, giving engineers more flexibility and choices to meet their specific requirements,” said Kemple.

The Numatics ISO cylinders are designed with a clean profile tube and hygienic appearance that create more attractive, modern-looking equipment. They also have fewer grooves for less corrosion buildup and maintenance, and incorporate ASCO Numatics’ industry-leading quality for high reliability and low maintenance.

“The Numatics 449, 450, and 453 lines, with their globally recognized ISO certification, reduce a user’s inventory requirements by providing products that enable interchangeability and drop-in replacement on a worldwide basis,” Kemple said.

Numatics’ ISO cylinders are designed for a variety of motion control applications such as pusher stations, sorting conveyors, product transfer and ejection, measuring indicator and stop, and plastic pack cutting.

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

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, October 21st, 2014

ASCO Numatics Introduces 364 Series Stainless Steel Spool Valve for Oil and Gas Control Panel Applications

ASCO Numatics 364 Series ValvesFLORHAM PARK, N.J., October 21, 2014 — ASCO Numatics has introduced its ASCO 364 Series spool valve for control panel applications in the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry. The new valve combines compact construction with low-power options that feature higher operating pressures and temperature ratings than competitive models.

“ASCO’s new spool valve incorporates rugged 316L stainless steel construction and our proven solenoid valve technology for the greatest corrosion resistance and highest reliability in harsh upstream exploration and production environments,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing — Americas, ASCO Numatics. “The valves are designed for drop-in replacement and compatibility with most existing control panel applications, and popular versions are available through our ASCO TODAY and ASCO 5Day quick-shipping programs. This makes them ideal for maintenance programs that require long-lived products with rapid delivery,” he said.

The 364 Series valve line includes low-power solenoid (at 1.4W and 1.8W) options that consume less energy than competitive products. They also are available with higher operating pressures (150 psi) and temperature ratings (200° F).

“Unlike its competitors, ASCO manufactures its own solenoids and subjects them to the industry’s most rigorous testing program,” said Kemple. “The result is the highest reliability available — an essential benefit for products installed on upstream oil and gas production platforms operating in harsh environments.”

The 364 Series spool valve is offered in a wide range of manual, pneumatic, and solenoid options. The product line is backed up by ASCO’s easy-to-reach, comprehensive global technical and application support.

The valves can be ordered through ASCO distributors and sales representatives. For more information, contact ASCO at 800-972-ASCO (2726), e-mail info-valve@ascovalve.com, or visit www.ascovalve.com/spoolvalve.

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

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, October 7th, 2014

How to Harness Microsoft SharePoint as a Powerful Solution for Environmental Health & Safety Management — New EH&E White Paper

How to Harness Microsoft SharePoint as a Powerful Solution for Environmental Health & Safety Management — New EH&E White PaperNeedham, Mass.— October 7, 2014 — A new whitepaper details how Environmental Health & Safety managers can use Microsoft® SharePoint®to cut administration time and costs by automating routine EHS program tasks. The paper shows how, with SharePoint, EHS managers are automating the grossly inefficient burdens of manually transcribing, entering, processing, and reporting the data throughout an organization. Titled Microsoft SharePoint: A Powerful Solution for Environmental Health and Safety,” the new whitepaper is available to download from EH&E, Inc. at http://www.eheinc.com/sharepoint_ehs_wp.htm.

The paper demonstrates how EHS managers can easily use SharePoint — already available in many companies — to share and track compliance schedules and documentation; automate processes; collect data; and manage reviews, approvals, and reports that provide a complete picture of EHS program compliance. Tightly integrated with Office, SharePoint easily absorbs Word® and Excel® files, and synchronizes calendars with Outlook® — streamlining both use and communication.

Written specifically for EHS managers, the new paper includes overviews on the overall power of SharePoint, harnessing SharePoint for EHS management; utilizing mobile devices for data capture and integration; and numerous additional benefits for EHS applications. Download Microsoft SharePoint: A Powerful Solution for Environmental Health and Safety from EH&E, Inc. at http://www.eheinc.com/sharepoint_ehs_wp.htm.

The paper is authored by EH&E, a leading provider of environmental and engineering consulting services. Its EHS Automation Consulting services help companies and institutions achieve greater compliance, time and cost savings by 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.

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.

 


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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