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Chicken Farmer Prevails In Pollution Lawsuit

December 21, 2012 9:49 am | by ERIC TUCKER,Associated Press | News | Comments

A Maryland farmer who raises chickens for poultry giant Perdue Farms did not discharge pollution into a nearby river, a federal judge ruled Thursday in a case that had been closely watched by environmentalists and the poultry industry. U.S. District Judge William Nickerson sided with Alan Hudson in a 50-page ruling, saying a New York-based environmental group that sued the farmer and Perdue for pollution had failed to prove its case.

Ultrasonic Liquid Level Sensors

December 20, 2012 2:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Flowline® EchoPod® and EchoSonic® II lines of ultrasonic liquid level sensors and transmitters are constructed with PVDF transducers and NEMA Type-6P polycarbonate enclosures.

Capping And Lidding Parts

December 19, 2012 2:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Company produces tightening discs, gripper rubbers, quills, quill discs and other contact parts to fit virtually any brand of capping and lidding equipment.

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Rail Mount LED Work Light

December 18, 2012 2:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The WAL-JH-2XWP400 Rail Mount LED Work Light is designed to allow fast temporary mounting to ladders, scaffolding and railings.

Cable Entry Seal

December 17, 2012 2:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The C RS T cable entry seal has been approved for IP69K, demonstrating its ability to protect equipment during industrial high pressure cleaning with very hot water.

Rotary Airlock Valves

December 14, 2012 2:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new line of cast iron rotary airlock valves is designed to provide primary process optimization benefits typically associated with high-end, specialty-application valve designs.

Downdraft Table System

December 14, 2012 2:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The DT-3000V2 downdraft table is designed to provide high-efficiency, source-point collection and filtration of powder, dust, fumes, smoke and other contaminants produced during industrial processing and production operations.

Identifying Counterfeit Electrical Products

November 29, 2012 12:38 pm | News | Comments

Eaton Corporation announced tips aimed at helping facility owners and contractors identify counterfeit electrical products. The tips can help customers as they take inventory of their current stock and prepare for purchasing in the New Year.

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Digital Infrared Video Thermometer

November 29, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The OS-VIR50 series of digital infrared video thermometers features a dual laser that indicates ideal measuring distance where the 2 laser points converge to a 25.4 mm (1”) target spot, color LED bargraph for viewing trends, a fast 150 millisecond response time, a type K thermocouple input and trigger lock function for continuous readings.

Medium Pressure Check Valves

November 28, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The CP series of Medium Pressure Check Valves is factory-set at one fixed cracking pressure while the CPA series allows for adjustment of the cracking pressure in the field.

Safety Module

November 27, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The G10 is the world’s smallest AS-Interface safety module with IP67 protection.

Explosion-proof I/P Transducer

November 26, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The model 950XP explosion-proof I/P Transducer with natural gas option features a bleed rate of only 3 scfh.

HVAC and Building Automation Drives

November 26, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Z1000 family of HVAC drives is comprised of the Z1000 variable speed drive as well as the Z1000 Bypass Package designed specifically for commercial HVAC applications.

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Compact Servo Drive

November 21, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The HD Series servo system solution features a high-performance digital servo drive (CDHD) with a high-precision AC servo motor (MTHD).

Vibrating Rod Level Sensor

November 21, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The VR-41 vibrating rod level sensor is approved in the U.S. and Canada for CSA standards for Class II, Division I, Groups E, F and G for hazardous locations.

Motor Run-Time Data Logger

November 20, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The HOBO® UX90 Motor On/Off Logger is a matchbox-sized, LCD-display data logger for monitoring run-times of motors, pumps, compressors and other equipment.

Pneumatic Directional Control Valves

November 20, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The 503 Series of pneumatic directional control valves features ultra-high flow ratings.

Smart-Switch

November 19, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The newly re-designed ASM Series Smart-Switch uses the actual load current to set the trip point and provides the simplest way to ensure a motor is working properly.

Variable Speed Drive

November 16, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The P1000 variable speed drive provides simple, reliable and cost-effective control for variable-torque loads through 500 HP and planned expansion through 1,000 HP later this year.

Cloud ERP Mobile App

November 16, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Company has launched SmartPlex, a service allowing users of Plex Online to access and manipulate data through a variety of mobile devices such as smartphones, including those based on the iOS and Android operating systems.

Compact D-Frame Drives

November 15, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Up to 68% smaller than previous generation drives, compact D-frame drives are optimized to deliver highly reliable performance in the 125-450 HP range while exhausting 90% of the drive-generated heat outside the enclosure via the backchannel.

Continous Level Sensors

November 14, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The SmartBob AO level sensor features an integrated 4-20 mA analog output to a PLC for monitoring bin level measurement data.

DC Motors

November 14, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Both IEC and NEMA frame motors are available from 1/50 to 500 HP, and custom-designed motors are available up to 3,000 HP.

ATP Test Swab

November 14, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Company's Clean-Trace™ Water – Total ATP test swab will be moving to an innovative, liquid-stable formulation that allows improved temperature stability and test result accuracy.

Progressive Scan Cameras

November 13, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The IK-TF series of progressive scan cameras is designed for color area scan machine vision applications.

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