Cambridge, UK – Pipes used in the oil and gas industry need to withstand high pressures. Manufacturers must verify temperature uniformity during heat treatment which is performed in a special furnace while the pipes are rotated. Depending on the thickness and grade of the steel, a cycle lasts up to 90 min at about 950 °C with maximum temperatures reaching 1,000 °C. Since rectangular thermal barriers designed with conventional thermal protection cannot be installed in the pipes due to size and performance constraints, an entirely new approach was required. Based on its unrivaled experience in the development of specialized thermal protection solutions, Datapaq has designed a cylindrical vapor phase barrier for this application. The TB4095 thermal barrier is combined with a Tpaq21 data logger, and the Furnace Insight software. Through thermocouples placed at various points across the pipe surface, temperature uniformity of the product can be proven. After the system had been in operation for a short time at a pipe manufacturer’s site, changeover time for differently sized pipes was reduced and process faults within the furnace were identified and corrected, thereby reducing waste.
Cambridge, UK – Manufacturers of ceramic molds for aerospace superalloys have to conduct regular furnace surveys to verify that reheat furnaces comply with the NADCAP AMS 2750 specification. Requirements for temperature sensors and analysis systems are also laid down by the industry standard. Datapaq is one of the few providers of temperature monitoring solutions who can ensure AMS 2750E compliance. The company has designed a dedicated solution for reheat furnaces that provides exact, real-time temperature data from inside the process. A high-temperature barrier protects a Tpaq21 data logger with an internal radio transmitter. The customized thermal barrier is suitable for repeated use in the furnace surveys which take up to eight hours and reach maximum temperatures of 1,250 °C. The accompanying software generates AMS 2750E compliant process reports. The Datapaq solution enables energy savings through the optimization of furnace parameters. Maintenance efforts and downtimes are also reduced.
Fill levels must be recognized in countless storage, buffer and holding tanks in the process industry, food industry, and even in wind power plants or other fields. The level switches used are normally as different as the various media being monitored. With the CleverLevel LBFS/LFFS switch, Baumer has developed a true all-rounder that uses frequency sweep technology. This method capitalizes on the fact that every material, regardless of its consistency, has a dielectric constant specific to that medium. This makes the new level switch suitable for practically all media, including liquids, granulates and even electrostatic media. At the same time, it is unaffected by adhesive substances or foams that may lead to switching errors with other technologies. Furthermore, it can distinguish between different media. This makes the CleverLevel more than merely a replacement for the traditional vibrating fork used in level control. Configuration is possible using Teach-in. It is more convenient with Flex Programmer software, which enables visualization at the same time. The displayed information can be communicated to a higher-level controller if required and interpreted there in accordance with the operation phase.
Mumbai, 12.09.2013. Machines with reduced cabling are faster to install: Kollmorgen demonstrates the advantages of single-cable motor power and feedback connection technology for servo motors at Automation 2013 in Mumbai, India.
TMCI Padovan supplied to a known italian producer of flavoured drinks an award-winning Dynamos machine provided with NORD gearmotors. The machine is targeted to the final processing of the grounds resulting from the cross flow filtration of vermouth-base wines and from clarifications with decolorizing carbon.
Fastener Express closes the gap between development and regular production. With its Fastener Express method, for the first time Arnold Umformtechnik offers designers an end-to-end concept that allows highly complex fastener components and precision parts to be developed quickly as prototypes and manufactured later as production-ready parts with the same technical properties and cost-effectiveness for large volume production.
The Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials, has further extended its acclaimed Syncarb Z2 crucible family with the introduction of a new crucible designed to provide longer service life and increased energy savings for customers in the aluminium processing industry.
Belgium Metal, backed by 20 years of operations in the steel frame and boiler market, moved to brand new premises in 2011 on the Plenesses Industrial Zone at Thimisther-Clermont in Liege province, Eastern Belgium. The company has a well-filled order book due to the much varied industrial potential of Wallonia and has now started operations in Northern France, Luxemburg and Flanders. Verlinde overhead cranes working in Belgium Metal workshops contribute significantly to manufacturing efficacy.
The city of London is currently adding to the East-West rapid transit connection, adding to the current 62 miles public transport network. For this major project, 13 miles of new tunnels are being bored in the city center. The soil consists mainly of soft clay with a consistency that makes the transport of excavated material especially challenging. H+E Logistik and NORD DRIVESYSTEMS, two German industry specialists, are supplying suitable conveying technology including NORD geared motors.