2012 POY Finalists: Fluid Handling

Finalists in the Fluid Handling category for the Plant Engineering 2012 Product of the Year competition.

11/19/2012


 

Eriez_Fluid recycling solution

 

 

Fluid recycling solution

The mobile SumpDoc by Eriez provides complete, inline fluid recycling for machine tools operating in three simple steps. The operator selects each mode starting with Sump Vac mode, moving to Filtration Mode and then to Coolant Makeup Mode. When the sump tank reaches the desired concentration level, the process is complete. The SumpDoc is completely portable, allowing operators to drop in the hoses, complete a full cycle, and move on to the next machine tool sump or parts washer to be cleaned.

Eriez

 

 

 


EXAIR Corporation_Spray Nozzles

 

Spray nozzles

EXAIR’s Atomizing Spray Nozzles atomize fluids in a range of spray patterns by combining liquid and compressed air to create a mist of atomized liquid that can be easily adjusted to various applications. The nozzles are available in three different families: internal mix, external mix, and siphon fed. With the nozzles, users can coat, cool, treat, and paint just about any product. The nozzles are fully adjustable with a stainless steel construction for durability and corrosion resistance. EXAIR’s spray nozzles are versatile and come equipped with interchangeable liquid and air caps.

EXAIR Corporation

 



Spirax Sarco Inc._Inline vortex flowmeter

 

Inline vortex flowmeter

The VLM10 combines an inline vortex meter, a built-in flow computer, and an integral temperature sensor giving users an elegant all-in-one solution for their metering needs. The VLM10 is precise and reliable with a steam or gas mass flow accuracy of ± 1.5% over a wide 20:1 flow range. The fully welded, no-gasket design ensures safe measurement of steam and allows the sensors and RTD to be removed without having to shut down the line first. The built-in Web server allows customers to monitor flow and monitor meter health through the Internet.

Spirax Sarco Inc.

 

 

 


FasTest Inc._Quick and easy connectors

 

 Quick and easy connectors

FasMate FN Series connectors allow for quick, easy connections to threaded ports, delivering results in many applications. The connectors feature easy actuation and a split collet design. The versatile connectors have the capacity to perform three styles of actuation: squeeze level, pneumatic pilot, and pneumatic thumb valve. The new series offers additional features and benefits for better performance and durability. The FasMate FN Series provides increased application compatibility through the connectors that offer an extensive threaded port sealing range of 1/8 in. to 1/2 in. NPT. The connectors are equipped with pressure-assisted sealing technology to eliminate the risk of separation.

FasTest Inc.



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