Thursday, August 31, 2000 Burkert's new pH 8205 controller links with process valves
for on/off control of acids and caustic fluids found in water treatment,
food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other applications. The controller has a 4-20 mA output signal of process pH
value, two pulse outputs, and one alarm output. The output signals control
valves or pumps with standard output impulses that vary in frequency and
duration according to the user's parameters and the desired pH set point.
Three input keys and menu-driven screens are used for programming and
calibrating the controller. The sensor component integrates into the 8305
NEMA 4 housing or remotely mounts up to 1500 feet away. The controller is
available with stainless steel, brass, and PVC fittings. Contact Andrew Harris at (949) 223-3139 or visit the
company's web site at http://www.burkert.com.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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