Ian Melin-Jones

Ian Melin-Jones

Rugged field transmitter provides innovative functionality, improved measurement performance, and ease of use for applications in harsh environment conditions.

February 16, 2021 – Endress+Hauser launches iTEMP TMT142B, new generation smart temperature transmitter with Bluetooth. The transmitter delivers highly accurate and reliable measurements, wireless communication via Bluetooth, and user-friendly operation—all packaged in a robust single-chamber field housing. The technology offers significant improvements in process efficiency and plant availability while reducing costs.

2021 02 17 094556In industrial process engineering applications, temperature transmitters are an important link between temperature sensors in the process and the higher levels of automation. Measurement instruments are often installed in difficult-to-access locations, which frequently makes commissioning, operation and servicing more difficult.

To address these and other issues, the transmitter features a highly secure integrated Bluetooth interface that enables users to wirelessly visualize measured values, NAMUR NE 017 diagnostic information, as well as perform configuration tasks. The device is extremely easy and fast to operate using your phone or tablet and the Endress+Hauser SmartBlue app. No special tools required. Access to the device is password-protected, and Endress+Hauser security provisions for Bluetooth communication complies with the highest standards.

The newly developed backlit display provides excellent readability under all environmental conditions, both in the dark and bright sunlight. Diagnostic messages are highlighted when the normally white background turns red.

The conversion of different sensor signals into a stable, standardized output signal (4 to 20 mA) represents a logistical challenge as it often requires multiple transmitter variations. To meet this challenge, the configurable single-channel device transmits converted signals from resistance sensors (RTD), thermocouples (TC), resistances (Ω) and voltage transmitters (mV) via the 4 to 20 mA signal or the HART 7 communication.

iTEMP TMT142B temperature transmitter is designed for safe operation in hazardous areas as certified by international approvals (ATEX, CSA C/US, IECEx). Safe operation is enhanced by the incorporation of an integrated overvoltage protection that protects the device from damage and permits continued functionality after common upset events.

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About Endress+Hauser in the U.S.

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as analytics and data acquisition. We work closely with the chemical, petrochemical, food & beverage, oil & gas, water & wastewater, power & energy, life science, primaries & metal, renewable energies, pulp & paper and shipbuilding industries. Endress+Hauser supports its customers in optimizing their processes in terms of reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental impact. The Group employs nearly 14,000 personnel worldwide and generated [net sales of] more than 2.6 billion euros (2.89 billion U.S. dollars) in 2019.

The demand for flexible packaging materials is growing amid the transition towards sustainable food packaging. Walki has answered to this need by investing in a brand new flexo printing machine in its Jatne plant in Poland.

“This new investment will significantly increase our capacity and we will be able to answer to the fast growing demand in flexible packaging”, says Andreas Rothschink, Sales Director, Consumer End Uses at Walki.

The high-speeed machine is a 10-colour, state of the art flexographic printing machine that offers top quality and low change-over waste.  The investment includes a fully automatic plate mounting machine to further ensure superior printing accuracy on both paper and film and a system for fully automatic job setting in the printing machine. The inks used are water-based and hence environmentally friendly.

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As the food industry is shifting to recyclable food packaging, paper-based materials come up as a strong contender. The look and feel of the packaging  is an important differentiating factor for end consumers. This sets high demands on the print quality.

“The new flexoprinting machine assures great accuracy of the printouts and a very high quality”, says Jakub Gunert, Plant Manager in Jatne.

The importance of flexible packaging will grow substantially in the coming years as paper-based packaging is efficient both in terms of the amount of materials used and easy recyclability.

“With this investment we are strenghtening our capabilities to further improve the quality and efficiency in all of our product categories, ”, says Andreas Rothschink.

In addition to food packaging, the new machine in Jante will also serve ream wrapper customers.

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At Walki, we believe in a sustainable and circular tomorrow. Our mission is to accelerate the world’s transition into a zero waste future in packaging and promote the use of energy efficient materials across industries. Walki’s product solutions are designed to bring value to customers in many different markets; from sustainable materials for packaging applications to energy saving performance materials. Walki is a growing international group organized in three business areas: Consumer Packaging, Industrial Packaging and Engineered Materials, with operations in twelve different countries, both in Europe and Asia. In 2019, the Group’s annual turnover was approx. 400 million euros employing around 1000 people.

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Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) has passed a notable business milestone by selling the 150,000th Bredel peristaltic hose pump to a mining industry customer in Mexico.  The past decade has seen a huge increase in the uptake of Bredel hose pumps in sectors such as mining and construction, where they meet strict environmental regulations in very tough working conditions.

It has been over half a century since Bredel developed the peristaltic hose pump for industrial use. Today, these high-performance units transfer and dose a whole host of aggressive, viscous and abrasive fluids and solids in sectors that include brewing, water treatment, construction, chemical and mining. A particularly fast-growing application at present is chemical transfer duties in the production of lithium-ion batteries. The single biggest order to date for Bredel hose pumps was 174 APEX units to a lithium-ion battery materials manufacturer in China.

The sale of the 150,000th pump to a customer in Mexico was part of a consignment shipped from the Bredel manufacturing plant in Delden, Netherlands, that constituted 16 pumps across eight different models. The combined flow of these pumps is circa 1,560 l/min.

Decade of innovation

Bredel pumps continue to evolve, with many notable achievements arriving in the past 10 years. A good example is the APEX range, which was introduced in 2012 and expanded in 2015. APEX pumps are designed to offer a highly competitive price/performance ratio. The range offers flow rates up to 6,200 l/h and discharge pressure to 8 bar, while the wider Bredel hose pump range includes units that provide flow up to 108,000 l/h and pressure to 16 bar.

With regard to the operating principle, Bredel pumps have no seals, valves, diaphragms, stators, glands or other costly hardware to replace, ensuring they can be easily maintained in-situ without relocation to a workshop. Only the hose requires occasional replacement, which is a simple task.

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Long operating life

Hose technology from Bredel has also taken a number of notable steps forward in recent years. A case in point is the Bredel NR Endurance, which made its market debut in 2018. This advanced hose provides up to 50% longer life in abrasive pumping applications, as exemplified recently by a customer in the chemical industry.

The chemical plant pumps PCC (precipitated calcium carbonate) slurry up to 1000 cPs viscosity. Using an optimised set-up, the standard rubber hose from Bredel lasted for 4,468,800 occlusions, which is equivalent to 110 days or 2,660 hours. However, by switching to the Bredel NR Endurance, operating life extended to 7,056,000 occlusions, approximately 175 days or 4,200 hours (a 57% gain). This success contributed to ROI on its new Bredel hose pumps within 12 months.

Direct sales

Today, WMFTG offers direct sales of Bredel pumps in 43 countries and growing, with Finland, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Portugal and the Czech Republic (including Slovakia) joining the list in 2021. All of these countries have existing or recently established sales offices staffed by WMFTG’s own experienced applications engineers and product specialists. Customers therefore benefit from the convenience and personal attention that direct salespeople offer.

To support its sales efforts, significant investment at the Bredel plant in Delden is facilitating even faster deliveries to customers. The recent arrival of an advanced CNC turn-mill centre that is able to machine components featuring both cylindrical and prismatic features in a single set-up, not only avoids the need for two separate machines but reduces lead times substantially. Complete with automated loading/unloading and an advanced storage system, the investment totalled €3.4 million.

www.wmftg.com

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) is the world leader in niche peristaltic and sinusoidal pumps, and associated fluid path technologies. Founded on nearly 60 years of supplying engineering and process expertise and with over one million pumps installed worldwide, our pumps are tried, tested and proven to deliver.

Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce the availability of its new RF Regulatory Test System ME7803NR solution for regulatory compliance testing of 5G communications systems.

The newly developed RF Regulatory Test System ME7803NR uses the Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A as a simulated 5G NR base station in combination with a spectrum analyzer and signal generator to implement ARIB/ETSI/FCC-compliant FR1 RF tests. In addition, the measurement efficiency and quality of 5G terminals are assured by the easy-to-operate GUI and built-in calibration function for improved reliability. It is a platform that can perform spurious tests and interference tests, which are difficult for customers to build their own test environment.

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The ME7803NR makes it easy to evaluate whether the RF performance of 5G terminals meets regulatory requirements as well as simplifies evaluation of whether radio-waves are being used efficiently or not, helping 5G market penetration.

Anritsu expects its new ME7803NR to play an important role in deploying commercial 5G mobile network services by facilitating the spread of 5G terminals.

Product Outline

The RF Regulatory Test System ME7803NR supports FR1 RF regulatory compliance tests of 5G NR terminals.  It is used with the Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A simulating a 5G NR base station, the Radio Communication Analyzer MT8821C operating as an LTE Anchor, and with various other test equipment and dedicated software to implement required 5G RF Regulatory (ARIB/ETSI/FCC) Conducted tests using 5G NR  Non-Standalone (NSA) mode call connections.

Key Features

  • Supports World Regional Frequency Bands. Certified North-American, European, and Asian bands as well as other future regional bands to be deployed (5G NR Bands and 5G NSA mode LTE Bands for LTE Anchor) are supported.
  • Maximizes Value of Customers’ Prior Equipment Investment. Customers can configure the ME7803NR test system by adding their own Anritsu standalone test equipment, such as the MT8000A, MT8821C, MS2840A/MS2850A, MG3710E, MG3694C, etc., to minimize additional required hardware purchases.
  • Common Regulatory Tests. The MT8000A and MT8821C used by the ME7803NR can share SAR/OTA/EMC tests.
  • Calibration Function for Better Reliability. The built-in calibration function for use when changing the connection configuration improves measurement stability and measured value reliability.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com), a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization.

Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 3,500 employees in over 90 countries. 

Hennig-Olsen Is is the oldest ice cream producer in the Nordic region. The factory in Kristiansand produces approximately 32 million litres of ice cream and frozen desserts every year, which represents nearly half of the Norwegian ice cream market. After inviting tenders from a number of companies, Hennig-Olsen has now selected AFRY as supplier of much of the new processing plant.

In the past ten years, the company has enjoyed steady sales and production growth. This increase in production has been achieved to date by utilising existing capacity. The time is now ripe to upgrade much of the processing plant to modern new technology that will improve capacity, flexibility and ensure stable quality. The new solution will also reduce energy consumption and wastage in production.

AFRY will supply, install and commission two processing plants, a wet mix plant, a tank group and a valve matrix, as well as delivering project management, process design, pumps and the associated instrumentation.

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“Hennig-Olsen Is is a new client for us and we look forward to working with them. This is a strategically important project for us, and we won the contract in tough competition with other suppliers,” says Hans Vedde, Manager of Food & Pharma at AFRY.

AFRY supplies turnkey solutions to the food industry

The project is a major component of AFRY’s continued focus on turnkey supplies for the food industry in Norway.

“AFRY’s extensive operations in food and pharma worldwide mean that we have access to a wide range of skills across national borders, in this case through colleagues in Denmark. At the same time we’re also strengthening our Norwegian specialist design and automation team with more engineers,” says Vedde.

The total contract value for the projects is in excess of NOK 40 million. The new processing plant is planned for completion in Q1 2022.

AFRY is a European leader in engineering, design, and advisory services, with a global reach. We will accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable society.

We are 17,000 devoted experts in digitalisation and the fields of infrastructure, industry and energy, creating sustainable solutions for generations to come.

Making Future

Wednesday, 17 February 2021 07:53

TietoEVRY to sell its Oil & Gas software business

TietoEVRY has reached an agreement with Aucerna, a Quorum Software affiliate, to sell its Oil & Gas software business. This divestment is part of the company’s strategy to seek focus and scale. Through this transaction the Oil & Gas software business will have greater global market reach and growth opportunities.

TietoEVRY’s Oil & Gas software has successfully expanded from its origin as a key supplier to the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). Today this unit has more than 30 years of experience delivering end-to-end hydrocarbon management solutions, personnel and material logistics software and related services with installations in more than 50 countries. Revenue of the businesses to be divested amounts to around EUR 50 million in 2020 and the number of employees is over 400. The business has limited operational dependencies with the rest of TietoEVRY.

2020 06 05 111601Quorum is a leading software provider for digital transformation in energy industry. Upon completing the transaction, the company will become a leading software provider with a broad portfolio of solutions focused entirely on serving energy companies across the globe.

“TietoEVRY’s Oil & Gas software solutions have successfully grown to be a leading software in hydrocarbon management, with global presence. With strong focus and commitment, the new combined company will be able to drive growth and digital transformation in the energy industry worldwide. I truly believe that this combination will open up exciting career opportunities for employees as part of the larger community of the Oil & Gas industry and software experts,” says Kimmo Alkio, the President and CEO of TietoEVRY.

“Quorum and TietoEVRY’s Oil & Gas software business have developed longstanding relationships with our customers and partners over decades serving the energy industry. Bringing together our market-leading software portfolios gives customers access to the industry’s most complete technology ecosystem designed for energy. Our combined talented team makes it possible to accelerate the speed to value we are uniquely capable of delivering to a global customer base. I look forward to welcoming TietoEVRY`s Oil & Gas software business employees to Quorum as we move forward on our mission to connect the people and the data of the modern energy industry,” says Gene Austin, CEO of Quorum Software.

"We are very grateful for being part of TietoEVRY and have had the opportunity to expand our business globally. Now as the Oil & Gas industry is emerging into a new phase, we are looking forward to entering a new chapter of our history. By joining Quorum, we will be well positioned to continue to create high value through digital solutions for our customers, and exciting opportunities for our employees,” says Kaare Lunde, Head of Oil & Gas software business in TietoEVRY.

TietoEVRY anticipates that the transaction, subject to approval by competition authorities, will be concluded before summer 2021. The financial and legal advisors to TietoEVRY in the transaction have been Evercore and Schjødt.

TietoEVRY creates digital advantage for businesses and society. We are a leading digital services and software company with local presence and global capabilities. Our Nordic values and heritage steer our success. Headquartered in Finland, TietoEVRY employs around 24 000 experts globally. The company serves thousands of enterprise and public sector customers in more than 90 countries. TietoEVRY’s annual turnover is approximately EUR 3 billion and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm as well as on the Oslo Børs. www.tietoevry.com

Quorum Software is the world's largest software provider focused solely on business workflows that empower the next evolution of energy. Our industry-leading solutions are transforming energy companies across the entire value chain. From emerging companies to supermajors, throughout every region of the globe, customers rely on Quorum's proven innovation and unmatched global expertise to streamline business operations and make data-driven decisions that optimize profitability and growth. We're helping visionary leaders transform their companies into modern energy companies. Visit quorumsoftware.com.

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 09:27

Peltier technology on top level

P & N Europe provides hightech peltier solutions in Europe. The main part of any peltier cooling solution is one or more peltier element. Depending on the application, P & N Europe has a big variety of different types of elements. There are high performance, miniature and cycling elements available. All peltier elements are developed and produced by P&N Europe´s mother company, P&N Technology. A very strong capability of the new peltier specialist in Europe are customized cooling solutions, called thermoelectric assemblies (TEA).
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These solutions can have interfaces to air, liquids or solid material. Customers of P&N Europe benefit of a great technical support and common development of the right cooling solution. Durability, performance and efficiency of P&N Europe elements belongs to the best in market.

P&N Europe

P&N Europe GmbH is a young company founded in November 2018 by P&N Technologies Xiamen.

As a manufacturer of thermoelectric products with our own production in China we are focusing on peltier modules and peltier assemblies. Those TEM (modules) and TEA (assemblies) are made with passion under strict quality control.
We are manufacturing according to DIN-ISO 9001 as well as IATF 16949. All our peltier assemblies are tested according to Telcordia and MIL specification.

Our customers are our focus, whenever a customer needs support we are there. Together with our distribution partners all over Europe we take care of your needs.
Our aim is to deliver standard as well as customized solutions within short lead times.
Get in touch with a modern and future focused peltier company as your prefered supplier.
Thursday, 11 February 2021 11:33

MEWP technician apprenticeship in high demand

The first wave of inductions to a new specialist apprenticeship aimed at certifying MEWP technicians that was developed with assistance IPAF is now confirmed.

The first wave of inductions to a new specialist apprenticeship aimed at certifying MEWP technicians that was developed with assistance from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is complete, with ten places now confirmed.

2021 02 11 122801The Level 3 Lift Truck and Powered Access Technician apprenticeship was developed to meet growing demand in the hire and maintenance industry, in which it is acknowledged that basic mechanical qualifications alone are not necessarily sufficient grounding for technicians and service personnel inspecting, maintaining and repairing specialist lifting equipment involving sophisticated battery systems, hydraulics and other systems not found in other types of plant machinery.

The new apprenticeship forms part of IPAF’s Roadmap to Qualified MEWP Technician or Engineer Status, and the first cohort of apprentices is now finalised, with a confirmed start date of 19 April at provider institution North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College.  

Richard Whiting, IPAF’s UK & Ireland Market General Manager, who led on developing the IPAF Roadmap, comments: “It is very positive that in National Apprenticeship Week this newly developed pathway to certification is already proving very popular, and that both existing employees in the powered access workforce and new recruits to our industry are set to benefit as part of this first tranche of inductees.

“We are pleased to welcome North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College as an Associate Member of IPAF, and delighted that the first cohort of service technician apprentices beginning in April is now complete, with attention turning to a second wave of inductions for September this year.

“Wider interest is such that the college is already anticipating it will extend its next intake to two full cohorts in September, so I urge any IPAF members who would like to recruit or add someone on their existing staff to this new specialist apprenticeship to get in touch with the college or visit the website for details.

“Instructors at the college are all experienced lift truck instructors and they will be upskilling and increasing their knowledge of powered access by completing their IPAF Operator training and MEWPs for Managers course. IPAF is providing the college with Andy Access Safety posters, technical guidance documents and other relevant materials, while our member firms including CTE, GT Access, Skyjack and Niftylift have all offered or provided equipment for apprentices to train on.

“We wish all the first inductees to the new apprenticeship well and offer our thanks to the college and our members for their support and generosity in helping get this vital apprenticeship off the ground.”

● Click the link for more information about the Level 3 Lift Truck and Powered Access Technician apprenticeship at North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College, on whose website you will find all the necessary information for employees or apprentice candidates. If you have questions about becoming a training provider of the new apprenticeship please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

About IPAF
IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organisation that promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide. Members include manufacturers, rental companies, contractors and users. Details at
www.ipaf.org

Goodfellow, a global supplier of metals and materials for research and industry, has announced an expansion of their Green Production initiative, which promotes the use of environmentally sound products and processes that conserve energy and natural resources. Materials that are part of the expanded initiative include those that are bio-based, biodegradable and/or nontoxic as well as those that are renewable, recyclable and designed to save energy through innovative design.

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Products of particular note include ultra-pure, metal-free ‘green’ graphene produced by a rapid and highly scalable ‘green’ production process; a range of biopolymers made from renewable resources; and lightweight, energy-saving foams and honeycombs that require less source material to produce while providing numerous functional benefits.

“Materials in the Goodfellow Green Production initiative strike a favourable balance between product quality and reducing the product’s carbon footprint,” says Joel Aleixo, Goodfellow’s global marketing manager. “They allow customers to focus on research and product design without compromising quality and, in fact, often serve as a creative catalyst for innovative applications.” 

For more information about the Goodfellow Green Production initiative, click here, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0800 731 4653 (UK) or +44 1480 424 800.

About Goodfellow
With over 6000 customers supported by a worldwide network of offices, agents and distributors, Goodfellow is a leading global supplier of metals, alloys, ceramics, glasses, polymers, compounds, composites and other materials to meet the research, development and specialist production requirements of science and industry. The company has an extensive range of 70,000 catalogue products in multiple forms available off the shelf, most subject to free delivery within 48 hours and with no minimum order quantities. Goodfellow also offers a comprehensive range of bespoke processing services, effectively operating as an extension of a customer’s production team in order to develop custom-fabricated components in any quantity required.
Goodfellow’s in-house team comprises fellow scientists and engineers with extensive knowledge of materials and processing. Through their technical expertise and a supporting range of specification tools, the company has built an unrivalled reputation for helping to find solutions to even the most challenging of research problems. All of our products are underpinned by ISO 9001 quality accreditation.

Metso Outotec is launching a versatile Linear Metallurgical Sampler (LMS), which enables the measuring of material balances as well as reporting to investors and other stakeholders in compliance with AMIRA P754 and other sampling standards. The solution enables integration with Metso Outotec Courier® on-line analyzers to further improve process control.

“The Linear Metallurgical Sampler incorporates versatile functions to monitor both sampling integrity and sample quality. Its self-diagnostic and self-cleaning system ensures representative metallurgical samples for improved process audits and production transparency. Maintenance personnel can use self-diagnostics and reporting data to enhance predictive maintenance and spares management strategies,” says Tapio Korpela, Product Manager, Samplers, Separation at Metso Outotec.

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Integration of on-line analyzers will enable different types of sampling data to be combined for production analysis purposes. By combining process history data with different process scenarios, the process control philosophy can be quickly adapted according to the ore type being processed, for instance. This enables improvement of production predictability and control of metallurgical mass balance.

A single LMS unit can collect multiple metallurgical samples to suit different production reporting and management purposes. Each sample can have its own timing, and the system can manage multiple buckets. A simultaneous flexible spot sample can also be taken without any system changes.

Key benefits of the Linear Metallurgical Sampler in brief:

  • Improved process audits and production transparency
  • Improved production predictability and control of metallurgical mass balance
  • Reduced need for manual laboratory assays
  • Reliable and efficient production reporting
  • High integrity of samples and maximized equipment availability

Find out more about the Linear Metallurgical Sampler on our website.

Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing, metals refining and recycling industries globally. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change.  

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its pro forma sales for 2019 were about EUR 4.1 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. mogroup.com

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