GEMÜ: More Flexibility, Precision and Ease of Maintenance for Filling Processes
The ever-increasing variety of beverages, liquid foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals presents major challenges for plant operators and plant designers. Manufacturers are placing more and more emphasis on customized solutions when it comes to container shapes, in order to stand out from the competition. This also applies to plant design. Maximum flexibility is often incompatible with low conversion and maintenance costs.
Vacuum Measurement Technology – Reconsidered
The exact observance of pressures or pressure curves in vacuum-assisted processes in process engineering is an important parameter for ensuring optimum efficiency and the best product quality. Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems has now launched the new series of VacTest vacuum measurement equipment.
ITT Engineered Valves Earns SIL 3 Capable International Certification
ITT Inc. is pleased to announce that select Fabri-Valve knife gate valves and cylinder models, marketed by its Engineered Valves brand, have earned certification to IEC 61508 in compliance with the International Electrotechnical Commission standards.
Sulzer Launches the High-efficiency HSR Turbocompressor
The new HSR line of high-speed turbocompressors is designed for the production of oil-free pressurized air in applications where contamination of the air must be avoided. The HSR utilizes high-performance turbo and magnetic bearing technology that maximizes the efficiency and minimizes the need for maintenance.
Extended Actuator and Nominal Size Range of GEMÜ 567 BioStar Control Valve
The aseptic GEMÜ 567 BioStar control valve is now available up to a nominal size of DN25, thus allowing a maximum flow rate of 15 m³/h. At the same time, the selection of motorized actuators for this valve has also been extended.
New Sinamics G120X Converter Series Specializing in Infrastructure Applications
The converters of the new Sinamics G120X series from Siemens are especially suited for use in pump and fan applications in industries such as water/wastewater, building technology or also in industrial environments
Process Pumps Designed for Enhanced Performance for the Oil Industry
SPX Flow has a long relationship with the chemical, petrochemical, power and oil industries. Many of the pump models in its vast portfolio are specifically designed to address challenges faced by these industries: offering benefits such as increased efficiency, enhanced reliability, reduced installation footprint, reduced weight, protection against leakages and high metering accuracy.
Exhibitions + Conferences
Blue Planet Berlin Water Dialogues: New Solutions for Urban Water Infrastructures
On 22 October 2018 more than 120 participants from the international water com-munity came together in the “Humboldt-Box” located in the heart of Berlin for this year’s BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises.
The Conexo Day 2018 – An Expedition with a View to the Future
For the valve manufacturer GEMÜ, the 26th September was marked by a very special slogan: "Not an all-inclusive package tour, but an expedition." Under this maxim and by means of exciting presentations and an active supporting programme, the participants of the first CONEXO day discovered ways to incorporate digitalisation into the processing industry and move forward into "Industry 4.0".
Marcus A. Ketter Appointed New Chief Financial Officer of GEA
The Supervisory Board of GEA Group has appointed Marcus A. Ketter (50) to the company’s Executive Board with effect from May 20, 2019. He is set to succeed the long-standing Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Helmut Schmale (62), who will leave the company as of May 17, 2019.
Dr. Christoph Göttlicher Announced as New Chief Technical Officer at AUMA
As of 1 August 2018, Dr. Christoph Göttlicher has joined AUMA Management as Chief Technical Officer (CTO). In his new role he is responsible for Product Management, Research & Development, Business Development and Innovations within the global AUMA Group.
Contracts + Case Stories
Diaphragm Valves for Large Swiss Biopharmaceutical Plant
In October 2018, the KSB Group’s SISTO Armaturen S.A. in Luxembourg started manufacturing several thousand diaphragm valves for a new production facility in Switzerland.
Toxic Fluid Handling at Offshore Pump Facilities
In addition to contamination caused by sand and water deposits, crude oils and natural gases contain numerous non-marketable – and therefore unwanted – components such as hydrogen sulfide and chlorine. Breaking down these components and processing them further is not economically viable.
Progressive Cavity Pumps Reduce Costs for Digesting Residual Sludge
Operators looking for the most reliable, low-maintenance and efficient solution for discharging digested residual sludge at a sewage plant in Germany recently began a comparison of an inclined conveyor versus four-stage progressive cavity pumps.
Bredel Hose Pumps Preferred in Abrasive Cement Slurry Applications
A number of Bredel pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) are proving highly successful in the circulation and transfer of waste return slurry from concrete slab manufacturing processes.
Customized Pump Technology Enables Precision Silane Metering
How precisely silane can be metered during continuous plastics processing has a direct influence on the quality of the end product. This is why fast and precise control of the flow rate must always be guaranteed – even when different types of silane are being used for different products. LEWA GmbH has a customer that faced this very challenge.
Gemü Honoured as Global Market Leader for 2018
The Ingelfingen-based specialist in valves has been awarded the title of "Global Market Leader" for yet another year, earning the distinction for 2018 as part of the global market leader index of the University of St. Gallen and the Academy of German Global Market Leaders.