Endress+Hauser provides training to vets; NDT Products acquires Infinitex; ASTM honors Lipps

Feb. 13, 2018

Industry news roundup: Endress+Hauser provides free instrumentation training to veterans; Non-Destructive Testing Products Limited acquires Infinitex; ASTM International water committee honors William Lipps.

Endress+Hauser provides free instrumentation training to military veterans

Endress+Hauser announced it will provide training to military veterans on process instrumentation, as part of the 12-week Academy of Advanced Manufacturing (AAM) program offered by Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup. Professionals from Endress+Hauser will be teaching process instrumentation as part of the larger AAM curriculum starting in January 2018 and offered at no cost to veterans. Collaborating with Rockwell Automation, Endress+Hauser will offer in-depth training on technology and instrumentation for monitoring and managing temperature, flow and pressure for machinery and equipment in industrial process industries. Endress+Hauser will lend its time and expertise in process instrumentation to help train military veterans for careers in advanced manufacturing, while enhancing the technical talent pool and helping to bridge the skills gap that exists globally. For more information visit www.us.endress.com/training-veterans.

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products Limited acquires Infinitex

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products Group of Companies, a re-seller and distributor of NDT and aviation equipment and supplies, announced it acquired substantially all the assets, intellectual and proprietary property including the trademarks of Infinitex Corp., a New York-based company in the field of ultrafiltration technology with its Splitter and Ultra Series. Infinitex is an OEM of membrane-based filtration systems designed to extract clean water from wastewater so it can be discharged to sewer or reused. The machines run virtually on their own with built-in microprocessing controls that monitor pressure, temperature and time. According to NDT Products, it will bring the manufacturing in-house and retain some of the key Infinitex employees moving forward. This acquisition is the latest in a series of initiatives supported by NDT Products Group to further expand its footprint in aerospace, automotive and manufacturing.

ASTM International Committee on Water honors William Lipps

William C. Lipps, environmental and geochemical marketing manager with Shimadzu Scientific Instruments in Columbia, Maryland, was honored with the Max Hecht Award from ASTM International’s committee on water. Lipps, who joined ASTM International in 1986, was honored for his outstanding service in the advancement of the study of water. The committee has previously honored Lipps with the Standards Development Award in 2010, 2015 and 2017. He received ASTM International’s highest award, the Award of Merit, in 2017. Lipps has previously served as a product manager with OI Analytical, a senior chemist and lab manager with Inter-Mountain Laboratories, among others. He holds a dual bachelor’s degree in chemistry and geology from Stephen F. Austin State University. In addition to ASTM International, Lipps is a member of the Water Environment Federation, Standard Methods Committee, American Water Works Association, the Society of Mining Metallurgy and Exploration, and the Nelac Institute.

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