Liquid level sensors
Silver Bullet TM liquid level sensors are less than 3 inches long and feature integrated switching electronics that withstand operating temperatures to 257F, eliminating the need for remotely mounted controllers and J-boxes. These sensors operate in pressures to 2500 psi and provide vibration and thermal shock resistance for high reliability in outdoor conditions.
Gems Sensors, 1 Cowles Rd., Plainville, CT 06062-1198; FAX (860) 747-4244; www.gemssensors.com.
The KPSI TM submersible level transmitter resists fouling under greasy and high-solids wet well environments because of its 25/8 inch wide, smooth elastomeric diaphragm design. The transducer features±1.0% static accuracy in a reliable, compact, rugged package and the all-welded type 316 stainless steel housing is designed to stand up to extremely corrosive conditions.
Pressure Systems, Inc., 34 Research Dr., Hampton, VA 23666; FAX (757) 865-8744; www.kpsi.com.
The ParCon, which is offered in a 100-point or 200-point version, controls up to three Parison heads, with six profiles that can be used in any combination across the Parison head. The device features simultaneous profile display of the active channels, with real-time display of the actual versus set profile and an easy overview of each channel's performance. The "editor" allows editing of profiles using self key. Up to nine user selected languages are available.
Moog Inc., Seneca and Jamison Roads Plant 11, East Aurora, NY 14052-0018; FAX (716) 655-1803.
The new MCL9000 (Dynapar, Partlow, and WEST models) is a bus-based breakthrough in temperature control. It reportedly brings advanced, single-interface temperature control to every application, eliminating multiple single-loop controllers and poor PLC/PID block performance. Users can now integrate machine control and temperature control in a single interface without compromising performance. It communicates directly to the PLC or HMI via open buses including DeviceNet TM , PROFIBUS TM , and Modbus TM , or through a serial port.
Danaher Controls, 1675 Delany Rd., Gurnee, IL 60031; FAX (847) 662-6633; www.dancon.com.
The Intepro 9000 Power Supply Testing System is designed to address a wide range of complex test requirements, including design verification, production test, fault finding and repair, global data management, and application support. Intepro 9000 helps control the cost of testing throughout a product's life-cycle by providing high throughput via parallel measurement and an optimized state-sensitive test software library.
Schaffner EMC, Inc., 9B Fadem Rd., Springfield, NJ 07081; FAX (973) 379-1151; www.shaffner.com.
Accucal Flowmeters are available in 10 sizes, measuring flows from 0.3 m(liter)/min to 150 (liter)/min for air, and 0.003 m(liter)/min to 4.7 (liter)/min for water. Available in 65 and 150 mm scale lengths, all wetted parts are glass, Kel-F, Viton, PTFE, or 316 stainless steel. Meters are housed in a panel-mountable frame and are available with standard valve, or precision valve, interchangeable without valve, direct-reading scales come standard for air and water flow.
Barnant Co., 28W092 Commercial Ave., Barrington, IL 60010; FAX 847-381-7053; www.barnant.com.
The Series 1810 is a 1/8-DIN size, analog setpoint temperature controller that offers PID control accuracy without the need for complicated tuning or menu configuration. It features a front-panel, linearized analog setpoint dial and a deviation bar graph display consisting of 10 LEDs. Input can be from either Type J or K thermocouples. Other features include a second output, selectable fixed-ratio control which requires no operator adjustments, auto-reset for load changes, and LED indication of output signal and alarm condition.
Athena Controls, 5145 Campus Dr., Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462; FAX 610-828-7084; www.athenacontrols.com.
Model VTI Temperature Transmittes, an in-line remote seal capable of non-intrusive temperature measurement in pipes. Its features include the following: temperature measurement without flow interference, CIP, SIP cleaning by Pig Possible, PTD or 4-20 mA signal, Ra finish of 16 micro inches. The in-line design ensures a laminar flow which helps measurements to be accurate to less than 1F and allows a typical response time of 30 sec. Typical applications include pharmaceuticals, food processing, cosmetics, and paints and lacquers.
Viatran Corp., 300 Industrial Dr., Grand Island, NY 14072; FAX (716) 773-2488; www.viatran.com.