SPX FLOW appoints Dynapumps as new channel partner in Australia
SPX FLOW announced the appointment of Dynapumps Pty Ltd as its channel partner for APV brand pumps, valves and mixers as well as Waukesha Cherry-Burrell (WCB) brand pumps and valves in the Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia territories. Dynapumps offers an extensive portfolio of pumping packages for the industrial and food and beverage markets. With the addition of the APV and WCB product lines, it will be offering complete hygienic solutions, incorporating market-leading valves, centrifugal and positive displacement pumps designed specifically for use in sanitary applications. Its services include project development, manufacturing and commissioning to meet specific installation needs. Dynapumps will be adding sales and application engineers to extend its customer reach in support of this new partnership.
Honeywell ControlEdge PLC wins 2019 exida cyber award
A global leader in industrial automation cybersecurity certification, exida, presented Honeywell with the exida Embedded Device Safety Award for its product, the ControlEdge PLC. The exida Cyber Awards honor exida-certified products and processes that best demonstrate new and innovative work in the realm of industrial cybersecurity, which improves the application of IEC 61508 or IEC 62443. The Honeywell ControlEdge PLC, a safety PLC from the ControlEdge family of controllers distinguishes itself with the capability to dramatically reduce configuration, integration and support costs while decreasing risk with embedded cybersecurity. Combined with Experion PKS, it minimizes downtime through unified support and lowers total cost of ownership through extended system life cycle. The ControlEdge Safety PLC was chosen as the winner in the Embedded Device category due to many problem-solving capabilities while demonstrating security and resilience.
Valcor Engineering goes greener
Valcor Engineering Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of custom precision fluid controls, motion controls and turnkey systems for space, aircraft, nuclear and scientific/industrial clients, is going greener. Located in Springfield, New Jersey, Valcor makes efforts to protect the environment and limit it carbon footprint. Their most recent endeavor involves the installation of 2,194 solar panels on the building’s recently replaced roof. The new solar array generates electricity during daylight hours and can generate up to 700 kilowatts per day. The electricity is fed to the power grid through an electric meter, which records the amount of electricity fed to the grid. At the same time, Valcor draws electricity from the grid through a separate electric meter in the usual manner. Valcor pays for any electricity consumed in excess of the amount fed into the grid.
In addition, Valcor’s Scientific & Industrial group works closely with many clients who provide clean energy solutions to their customers. Several clients make conversion kits, using Valcor solenoid valves, to convert over the road and fleet vehicles from diesel to cleaner burning compressed natural gas. Another “green” application involves the purification of natural gas at remote crude oil wellhead sites. When pumping crude oil from the ground, natural gas is also recovered and sent through a purifier that uses Valcor’s solenoid valves. Once purified, the natural gas is stored in tanks and used to power generators that provide electricity to the wellhead site.
Future Neles signs valve distribution agreement with Axel Larsson Maskinaffär AB
Metso’s valve business, future Neles Corporation, signed a distribution agreement with Axel Larsson Maskinaffär AB in Sweden. It will help to further expand the coverage of Metso’s valve offering in all customer industries in Sweden, especially in the energy and mining sectors. The agreement will be effective February 1, 2020. Axel Larsson Maskinaffär AB is a family company in valves and instruments founded in 1949. The company’s headquarters is in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm County and has 42 employees. Future Neles Corporation is a flow control solutions and services provider to the oil and gas refining, pulp, paper and bioproducts industry, chemicals and other process industries. Neles employs 2,900 people and it has operations in more than 40 countries. Neles Corporation is planned to be created in a partial demerger of Metso, in which Metso’s Flow Control business would become the independent Neles Corporation. Simultaneously, Metso’s Minerals Business would combine with Outotec to create Metso Outotec. The partial demerger is targeted to be completed in the second quarter of 2020, subject to the receipt of all required regulatory and other approvals. The Extraordinary General Meetings of both Metso and Outotec approved the transaction on October 29, 2019.