Product Showcase

Nov. 1, 2007
Metalfab, a manufacturer of integrated dry solids processing systems and equipment, offers its newly redesigned MetaTech Feeder ...

Volumetric feeder

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Metalfab, a manufacturer of integrated dry solids processing systems and equipment, offers its newly redesigned MetaTech Feeder for economical and reliable feeding of dry bulk materials. The new design features only two moving parts (drive and screw) to ensure years of service with minimal process downtime and maintenance expense. The feeder also features a compact, space-saving design, low maintenance o-ring sealed inline direct drive, new Delrin® bushing, and unique agitator/conditioner screw to maintain consistent product density and completely fill the feed screw for highly accurate (+ 1 to 1 ½%) feeding. Metalfab Inc., Vernon, NJ,800-764-2999,

Pump drives

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Schneider Electric’s latest addition to the Flex family, the Square D® brand S-FlexTM enclosed drive controller, offers an effective solution for commercial pump and fan applications. Simple start-up, including preprogrammed parameters, and quick installation with EZ-M mounting make specifying this drive easier. The product also has easy wiring conduit knock-outs on the enclosure and a dedicated wiring terminal block. Schneider Electric, Palatine, IL, 800-392-8781,

SCADA database tags

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Inductive Automation’s new FactoryPMITM 3.0 and FactorySQLTM 4.0 introduce its SQLTagsTM technology, which makes rapid development of web-launched SCADA systems easier, more accessible or more scaleable. Powered by OPC, this technology turns any SQL database into a high-performance industrial tag database. The database-centric architecture of FactoryPMI and FactorySQL lets designers create data-rich SCADA and MES systems with features like downtime and efficiency tracking, recipe and batch management, trending, and PDF reporting. Inductive Automation, Sacramento, CA, 800-266-7798,

Pilot MBR system

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N.A. Water Systems, a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company, has launched a mobile, pilot-scale wastewater treatment unit for its NEOSEPTM immersed membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology. The pilot-scale system is self-contained on a 48 foot truck trailer that can be transported to any site to test the effectiveness of the technology on the specific wastewater characteristics. NEOSEP technology combines advanced biological treatment using activated sludge with immersed flat-sheet membrane filtration to produce an exceptional treated water quality. N.A. Water Systems, Pittsburgh, PA, 412-809-6712,

Drilling machines

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Reed’s redesigned drilling machines feature a handy “flip clamp” on the star feed. Using Reed D series drill bits or hole cutters, they cut or drill through cast or ductile iron pipe walls via the corporation stop inserted into the service saddle while under pressure. With shell cutters and necessary adapters, these units can also be used on C-900 PVC pipe or PE water mains. Several kits are available for AWWA, NPT, or BSPT needs. Reed Manufacturing Co., Erie, PA, 800-666-3691,

Pipeline RFID tags

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Building on its long relationship with the gas/water pipeline industry, William Frick & Co. has expanded its SmartMark RFID offering to include tags specifically designed for pipes. These durable, patent-pending RFID tags make inspections simple, provide solid read ranges of up to 15 feet and can record over 200 characters of text. With a service life of up to 10 years, the new pipe tags offer a unique design, integrating a vulcanized rubber loop that securely fastens to pipes with simple cable ties. William Frick & Co, Libertyville, IL, 847-918-3700,

Interface level sensor

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Hawk Measurement Systems has introduced its new ORCA Sonar Series Interface level transmitter, which provides a wide range of sonar transducer frequencies to yield comprehensive and continuous interface level measurement. Featuring industrial scum-cleaning mechanisms that require virtually no maintenance, the series transducers are continually cleaned, helping improve accuracy. Offering a CDMA modem for remote technical and diagnostic support, the new system hardware generates dual analog independent outputs to simultaneously track separate interfaces. Hawk Measurement Systems, Middleton, MA, 888-429-5538,

Electronic locks

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Videx offers a free catalog and CD featuring CyberLock® electronic locks and intelligent padlocks. CyberLock brings electronic access control and an audit trail to mechanical locks simply by replacing the cylinders in existing locks with CyberLock electronic cylinders. Both the lock and key record openings and denied entries. Videx Inc., Corvallis, OR, 541-758-0521,

Drives & instrumentation

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Siemens delivers integrated performance for energy-efficient solutions. An integrated approach can improve virtually every water and wastewater process. Siemens instrumentation, controls, drives, SCADA, and operator stations – with measurement and control data transmitted from the central control desk to management’s desktop – deliver the critical information needed to ensure operational efficiencies at your facility. account for two-thirds of this – play a key role. Siemens Energy & Automation, Alpharetta, GA, 800-964-4114,

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