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Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Criteria for Selecting Low-Temperature Valves are Outlined in New White Paper

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — August 6, 2013 — Selecting fluid automation devices for service in low ambient temperatures presents designers and specifiers with numerous difficult challenges, and cause serious operational and maintenance problems, and cost issues, all along the line.

A new white paper, “Cold Hard Facts: Five Key Criteria for Selecting Low-Temperature Valves,” examines five key qualities to examine when selecting valves, cylinders, and other fluid automation devices for application in low ambient temperatures.

The five criteria are: reliability, testing and compliance, selection variety, low-power capabilities, and support options. The paper is available for download from http://goo.gl/dp1xc.

During long, cold months, fluid automation products must perform well under harsh, frigid conditions, often unattended — and frequently at remote sites that render repair or replacement more difficult than usual. Even in warmer climates, cold storage or low temperature processing lines present special challenges for material flexibility and seal integrity.

As the white paper warns, the stakes are higher than ever when valve choices are considered.

Download the new whitepaper, “Cold Hard Facts: Five Key Criteria for Selecting Low-Temperature Valves,” from http://goo.gl/dp1xc. The paper is presented ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions.

Follow ASCO Valve on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ascovalve and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ascovalve.

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 http://www.asconumatics.com.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), 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 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

 

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Monday, July 9th, 2012

New Brief Details Mission-Critical Availability of Fluid Automation Components

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — July 9, 2012 — When it comes to getting needed fluid automation parts, it’s convenient to receive them as soon as possible. But often, the need for speed can quickly become critical. For original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), such parts are often one of the last pieces added to a new equipment design — and their ready availability can impede timely delivery to customers. For end users, being forced to wait for a component can bring an entire process — or plant — to a standstill.

A new management brief — “When Quick Shipment Is Mission-Critical: Leveraging Fast Lead Times in Your Fluid Automation Supply Chain — explains the advantages gained by correctly leveraging supplier quick shipment throughout an operation. The brief demonstrates how, when it comes to fluid automation, using the right quick-ship program in the right ways can have an authentic impact on a business — and the bottom line. The paper is available to download from the ASCO website at http://goo.gl/cL7Sz and the Numatics website at http://goo.gl/kCCSq.

Implementing such programs can be more than a convenience for a company — and become an integral part of strategic operational planning for a company. The brief explains that the general advantages include saving time and resources, improving operational performance, gaining competitive advantage, optimizing the supply chain, and shortening purchasing times. The paper also describes the specific advantages for OEMs, such as cutting development cycles, accommodating late changes and shortening time to market — as well as the added benefits for end users, including avoiding shutdowns, reducing MRO inventories, and increasing asset availability.

The brief includes discussion of fluid control elements such as solenoid valves, angle body piston valves, redundant control systems, linear position indicators — and fluid power products such as valve manifolds, filters, regulators, lubricators (FRLs), cylinders, grippers, slides, and gantries.

The brief, “When Quick Shipment Is Mission-Critical: Leveraging Fast Lead Times in Your Fluid Automation Supply Chain,” is written by Marty Mincevich, Director of Marketing, ASCO Valve, Inc.; Mark Madsen, Director of Marketing, Numatics, Inc.; and Stephen Sick, Manager of Demand Planning, ASCO Valve, Inc. It is available for immediate download from the ASCO website at http://goo.gl/cL7Sz and the Numatics website at http://goo.gl/kCCSq.

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

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, a division of Emerson, 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 (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), 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 2011 were $24.2 billion.  For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

“Reviewing Technology Breakthroughs: The Insiders’ Guide to Modular Gas Valves” is New White Paper from ASCO Valve

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — February 21, 2012 — While the latest generation of modular gas valve designs feature breakthrough features and advantages, selecting the right valve for a specific application is critical to reaping those benefits. A new white paper, “Reviewing Technology Breakthroughs: The Insiders’ Guide to Modular Gas Valves,” provides that valuable guidance and is now available for download at http://bit.ly/h0iq7f from ASCO Valve, Inc.

Fuel gas shutoff valves represent the main line of defense in combustion devices such as burners and boilers. They’re key to the safe operation of equipment for nonresidential comfort heating, commercial and industrial heating, and power and steam generation applications worldwide.

Recent technological advancements offer higher flows, more compact footprints, and greater modularity and flexibility to enable downsizing of fuel train components, as well as broader temperature ranges, higher close-off pressures, more immediate availability, and reduced costs of ownership.

Tapping the expertise of valve manufacturing insiders, “The Insiders’ Guide to Modular Gas Valves reveals how original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end users alike can take maximum advantage of these new factors. In it, authors Gerry Longinetti, Marketing Manager, ASCO and James Chiu, Marketing Product Engineer, ASCO, offer useful guidance in choosing the right valve for a variety of vital applications.

The white paper reviews:

  • Downsizing to reduce the size and cost of gas trains (including higher flow rates, small-footprint designs, low supply pressure)
  • Choosing the most flexible technology (incl. mixing and matching components, simplifying installing and maintenance, and applications in broad temperature ranges)
  • Benefitting from additional advantages (incl. higher close-off pressures, and availability issues)
  • Cutting the costs of ownership

The new white paper, “Reviewing Technology Breakthroughs: The Insiders’ Guide to Modular Gas Valves” is available for immediate download from http://bit.ly/h0iq7f.

Follow ASCO Valve on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ascovalve and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ascovalve.

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 http://www.asconumatics.com.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.


Monday, September 26th, 2011

Fluid Automation: Unsung Contributor to Plant Economic Performance — New Management Brief from ASCO Numatics

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Sept. 26, 2011 — While fluid automation products — valves, pneumatics actuators, and similar components — control the flow of a process liquid or a supply of compressed air, they can also help control the flow of profits, according to a new management brief from ASCO Numatics.  Titled “Fluid Automation: The Unsung Contributor to Plant Economic Performance,” the brief is available for download at http://goo.gl/9MMkH.

The speed and reliability of fluid control products can provide competitive economic advantages in industrial operations worldwide. This is due to their ability to extend overall equipment service life, reduce warranty costs, cut maintenance/repair/operations (MRO) inventories, and increase production uptime and productivity.

But the choice of fluid automation technology is critical. For end users, judicious selection of fluid automation components must play a key role in their performance improvement plans. For original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the right fluid automation choices provide significant cost, time-to-market, and product competitive advantages.

The new management brief examines available solutions and discusses how they  have maximized both speed and reliability — and provided surprisingly strong contributions to the economic performance of industrial operations.

The contents of the brief include:

  • Changing the Rhythm
  • Feeding the Bottom Line
  • The Benefits of Reliability
  • The Power of Speeds
  • Advantages for the OEM
  • Advances for the End User

Download the new management brief, “Fluid Automation: The Unsung Contributor to Plant Economic Performance,” from http://goo.gl/9MMkH.

Follow ASCO Valve on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ascovalve and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ascovalve.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, a division of Emerson, 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 (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

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

 


Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Numatics Knife Gate Valve Actuator Offers Mounting Customization Without Extending Delivery Times

numatics21NOVI, MICHIGAN, U.S.A., April 6, 2010 – ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, has introduced the Numatics KG Series knife gate valve actuator line. The KG Series is the first knife gate valve actuator that offers the flexibility for fully customizable mounting without extending lead times.

knifegate_shot_ad“Customers can tailor our KG Series actuators specifically to their valve’s mounting requirements while still benefitting from Numatics’ industry-leading delivery times,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics. “Now, project engineers requiring fast lead times will not have to incur additional cost and time making their valves fit to standard actuators’ specifications.”

The KG Series line expands ASCO Numatics’ capability to offer all of the components for knife gate valve automation solutions. Customers can buy both the directional control air valve and valve actuator from one global supplier and benefit from ASCO Numatics’ worldwide sales and technical support.

The new knife gate valve actuator is ideal for the harshest process applications in the chemical, food and beverage, mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, wastewater treatment, and power industries.

Customers can specify mounting hole locations and rod styles for KG Series actuators without lengthening leads times. Actuators with 1.5-inch to 10-inch bore sizes are available in 2 to 3 weeks while models with 12-inch and 14-inch bores are available in 3 to 4 weeks.

The KG Series comes with ASCO Numatics’ global reputation for quality. Its proprietary wear band improves cylinder life by locating piston load at the optimum point and providing maximum column strength at full extension. In addition, the actuator’s popular composite tubing option significantly reduces overall cylinder weight for smoother operation and longer life.

“The KG Series is the ideal choice for design and project engineers desiring the most reliable knife gate actuators with customized mounting options and rapid delivery,” said Kemple.

For more information, contact Numatics at 1-888-NUMATICS (1-888-686-2842) or visit www.numatics.com.

About ASCO Numatics
ASCO Numatics, formed by the merger of ASCO and Numatics, is a business unit of Emerson Industrial Automation. ASCO Numatics offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, flow control and pneumatics 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 (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Emerson’s sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. The company is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.


Thursday, March 1st, 2007

ASCO Introduces Condensate Drain Valve Assemblies

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA, March 1, 2007 – ASCO, the world’s leading manufacturer of solenoid valves, today introduced a comprehensive line of condensate drain valve assemblies. The assemblies are designed specifically for use in compressed air systems where drainage of moisture is critical.

“Clean, dry, reliable compressed air is essential in today’s high-throughput manufacturing environments,” said Nicholas Buccheri, vice president, marketing, ASCO. “ASCO’s new condensate drain valve assemblies represent a significant improvement over ball valves. Our proven technology provides cycle after cycle of dependable performance, drives down maintenance costs, and ensures minimal system downtime.”

ASCO is offering two types of condensate drain valve assemblies to meet the requirements of virtually any compressor system application. Air-operated models incorporate a straight-through design with fewer components. This provides superior sealing and non-clog operation for lower cost and minimal maintenance. Solenoid-operated versions offer exceptional value, compact size, and longer life in high-temperature, high-humidity applications.

“Built with ASCO’s robust, high-quality electronics and renowned reliability, these condensate drain valve assemblies are ideal for compressed air systems used in manufacturing plants, automotive service stations and body shops, and transportation service center applications,” said Buccheri. “Smaller sizes can be installed in mobile compressed air systems where portability is essential.”

Condensate drain valves are used to remove water that develops in compressed air systems from changes in air temperature during the compression cycle. The condensate accumulates in pneumatic system receiver tanks, dryers, separators, and pre-filters. Failure to properly drain the condensate will result in air leakage, improper system operation, and additional maintenance.

Most valve assemblies with standard timer range, elastomer, and voltage are available for quick shipping as part of ASCO’s 5Day program.

In addition, customers can easily design ASCO’s condensate drain valve assemblies to meet their specific application with the company’s new electronic product configurator. Working online, a user can build a catalog number of a condensate drain valve unit. A CDV catalog can also be downloaded. The CDV series product configurator is available on ASCO’s website at www.ascovalve.com/CDVConfigurator.

About ASCO
ASCO, a division of Emerson, has been the world’s leading manufacturer of solenoid valves for over 100 years. The company markets its products through a network of direct sales offices, technically-oriented representatives, and distributors throughout the world. For more information contact ASCO at 800-972-ASCO, by e-mail at info-valve@asco.com or visit www.ascovalve.com

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2006 were $20.1 billion. For more information, visit www.GoToEmerson.com.

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