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Non-Clogging Submersible Pressure Transducer For Wastewater Lift Stations

Wastewater lift stations, or pumping stations, are an integral part in the transportation and eventual treatment of wastewater and other used water. Wastewater is commonly transported through piping systems, using gravity to move the water from one location to another. Using gravity helps keep costs down during transportation. However, gravity cannot be used when the wastewater needs to be transported to a higher elevation. This is where lift stations come in. There are three main components of a lift station: Wet well – This is a single tank, located underground, where the wastewater is held until it is ready to

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A Premium Addition To a Suite of Built-In I/O Control Solutions

The X10 is the fifth product of the streamlined Micro OCS Series of embedded I/O controllers. All units feature a built-in logic engine, operator interface, networking and I/O. Utilizing comprehensive, built-in I/O, and high resolution color graphics to empower organizations across a multitude of industries. Comprehensive Advantage With the addition of the X10 OCS controller, our engineers at Horner Automation have designed a slim, versatile, and complimentary product to our existing line of robust industrial solutions. The X10, when utilized as an introductory piece, empowers your organization to grow by seamlessly incorporating additional Horner solutions (such as our more basic

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Compound Pressure Transducers

In a compound pressure transducer, the sensor is zero-referenced to atmospheric pressure. In other words, the transducer has been calibrated to provide the zero-pressure output value at full vacuum range of -14.7 PSI (or -1 bar). Typically this is offered for low and medium pressure range, gauge referenced transducers (vented or sealed). It is possible to use a compound pressure range on higher pressures but the tolerances of the transducer, such as full scale error, may exceed the vacuum range of -14.7 PSI. It is not recommended to use compound pressure ranges higher than 500 PSI in order to maintain

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Core Sensors Built To Last

Core Sensors focuses broadly on sensors for industrial, hydrogen, energy, and other fluid and gas process applications. While sensors can be a commodity product, their honest and responsive customer service values sets them apart. Our team will work with you to find the right solution from our in-house design and manufacturing capabilities to our strategic manufacturing partners. Core sensors include a variety of technologies, including MEMs-based bulk silicon and silicon-on-sapphire and we’ll put our experience to work to find the best match to your application or walk you through the process of a custom design. Core is founded on the

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Oil and Energy

Bi-Directional Pressure Transducers For Vapor Recovery

Core Sensors offers a variety of high quality bi-directional pressure transducers for use in low pressure vapor recovery operations. Unlike a unidirectional pressure transducer that can measure pressures from zero to a defined positive pressure (i.e. 0 to 70mBar), bi-directional pressure transducers measure both positive and negative pressure (i.e. -70mBar to +70mBar). Bi-directional pressure transducers are commonly found in Vapor Recovery Units (VRU’s) which monitor and recover light hydrocarbon vapors that collect at the top of oil and gas storage tanks. The positive end of the pressure transducers measurement range is used to monitor the increase in vapor pressure at

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Automation

The Importance of Industrial Automation

Why Industrial Automation Is Needed The idea of automation has a history of making workers anxious. This is because when some people hear “automation” they think “layoffs”, but the truth is that industrial automation can make their jobs easier and increases productivity. The addition of automation to an existing manufacturing workforce increases 2% on average per year. Industrial Automation Tools Industrial Automation uses control systems such as computers, robots, and information technology. An example of this is our Horner OCS controllers which are used to control different types of processes and machinery. These control systems are used to perform tasks

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Pressure

Understand Pressure Transducer Temperature Specifications

A common concern when selecting a pressure transducer is the performance in various temperature conditions. Temperature is an important specification, as it has a direct effect on the accuracy of the transducer. Significant errors in the pressure readings or complete failure of the transducer are possible if installed in an environment that is outside the specified ranges. In this blog post, we will discuss the different temperature specifications commonly found on our datasheets and how to interpret them to make the most informed pressure transducer selection. This post will use CS10 Industrial Pressure Transducer specifications for examples throughout this post.

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Control

Universal Valve Tester Control System

VALVE-SYNC by Process Solutions Corp. is a highly configurable universal valve tester control system. It addresses the needs of companies looking for flexible software that can be configured to test different types of valves easily. VALVE-SYNC test software, which is built upon API standards, will allow: A high degree of customization and flexibility in designing test systems Testing of various setups before finalizing on the most appropriate one for your testing needs Viewing the test system as a graphical parametric display with a collection of various controls and indicators Reduction in the lead time to build a test rig, thus

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Calibration

Flow Controllers for Bioreactors

Why is reliability an important mass flow controller parameter for Bioreactors? In bioreactors delicate processes take place to multiply biological materials. These processes contain valuable substances, sometimes even beyond a price tag, as these can be an important step in a new vaccine or treatment. Our commitment to our customers in the biotech industry is to make bioreactors work with reliable and reproducible mass flow controllers. For this blog we interviewed Dion Oudejans and Vincent Hengeveld, Product Managers at Bronkhorst about reliable flow controllers. Reliability refers to the quality of being able to be trusted to do what somebody wants

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Control

Using FLOWBUS with FlowSuite

FLOW-BUS Fieldbus designed by Bronkhorst; based on RS485 technology for digital communication between multiple digital devices. This communication protocol offers the possibility of host-control by PC (i.e. FlowSuite™, LabVIEW™, Python™). FlowSuite™ a Windows PC application for monitoring and service purposes on Bronkhorst digital instruments via a single interface or with multiple windows for multiple devices. FlowSuite™ offers good insight into the dynamic behavior of Bronkhorst flow meters and controllers. Advantages of using FlowSuite: Allows adjustment of controller, alarm, and counter settings Built-in trend chart graph for 4 devices, each device can trend up to 7 inputs. Measured data in a

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