Industry News - February 2013

Industry News - February 2013
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Pepperl+Fuchs receives product certification

Pepperl+Fuchs received UL Class I, Division 2, ATEX Zone 2 and IEC-Ex Zone 2 certification for its 15- and 19-inch industrial panel products. The product line includes the PC8200 series panel PCs, KM8200 series monitors with integral KVM, and RM8200 series remote monitors.

Xylem acquires Heartland Pump

Xylem acquired privately-held Heartland Pump Rental and Sales. Heartland, based in Carterville, Ill., has been a business partner with Godwin, a Xylem Brand, in dewatering pump rental, services and systems design since 1995. Heartland has 100 employees with branches in Indiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Veolia's Pinero receives ANSI recognition

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) awarded Ed Pinero, chief sustainability officer for Veolia Water North America, the 2012 Howard Coonley Medal, part of its 2012 Leadership and Service Awards, for his work to benefit the economy through standardization as a management tool. Pinero also is working with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District on drafts of the Global Water Stewardship Standard.

Endress+Hauser launches operations app

The operations app from Endress+Hauer is designed for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad mobile devices. The free app lets instrument engineers and maintenance technicians download operating instructions and technical information for Endress+Hauser instruments and analyzers and data from the Life Cycle Management program. The app can be downloaded at

Denso offers training videos, product gallery

Denso released petrolatum training videos and an online product gallery. The videos show different methods of applying petrolatum tapes on straight pipes and irregular surfaces. The videos and product gallery can be viewed at

Smith & Loveless releases pumping system catalog

Smith & Loveless released Pumping SOLUTIONS 4.0. The pumping systems catalog includes specifications, technical drawings and literature, including its 6-inch X-Peller pumps impeller, SAWS station advance warning system and Station Comm two-way text communication. The catalog can be ordered by calling 800/892-9122 or visiting the company website at

Hach sensor receives FDT certification

Hach Co. received certification from the FDT Group for its multi-sensor device type manager, available as a free download ( for the sc200 Universal Controller with Profibus DP.

Purafil hires water, wastewater market specialist

Purafil named Ni Wei, also known as Wills Ni, water-wastewater market specialist for Asia, serving as a central communication point for customers and manufacturing representatives relating to wastewater sales in China. His responsibilities will progressively include Southeast Asia, covering Japan and Korea. Ni has seven years of industry experience.

Warren Rupp promotes vice presidents

IDEX Corp. and Warren Rupp promoted Bill Jones to vice president of operations, East Asia, Shawn Fortune to vice president of supply chain and operations, and Shane Wiltanger to director of operations, responsible for management of the Warren Rupp factory. Jones will be responsible for the IDEX Technology Services facility in Suzhou, China, and Fortune will be responsible for the manufacturing process, including the sourcing, purchasing and inventory management functions of Warren Rupp.

SJE-Rhombus names Thomas CEO

SJE-Rhombus named David Thomas chief operating officer following the retirement of Laurie Lewandowski. Thomas had been president/director of Standard Products. Lewandowski joined the company 31 years ago, serving as president, vice president of marketing, purchasing director and IT director. She has seen the company grow from a garage assembly operation to a global business with six locations and 100-percent employee ownership.

Adedge names applications engineer

Adedge Water Technologies named Khushbu Karan applications engineer, responsible for sales engineering support, proposal preparation, system design, project scoping and execution of water treatment projects. She has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and master's degree in management science.

Flowserve names vice president, treasurer

Flowserve Corp. named John E. (Jay) Roueche III vice president, treasurer and investor relations. He will be responsible for managing strategies, operations and practices related to corporate finance.

Extech offers app for remote clamp meter readings

The EX845 METERLINK industrial app from Extech Instruments enables plant workers who use Extech's EX845 clamp meter to remotely view and display readings from the meter on an Android phone or tablet from 30 feet away. The app is available at the Google Play Store,

Danfoss launches fluid controls website

Danfoss launched DanfossDirect ( The website features an online configuration tool that enables users to custom-design a complete valve package and order direct. The tool also makes suggestions for proper coils and accessories based on the user's valve selection.

LAN hires director of engineering

Randall C. Hill, P.E., joined Lockwood, Andrews & Newman as director of engineering for the consulting company's infrastructure practice in Southern California. Hill earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University, is a registered professional engineer in California and Texas, and serves on the executive committee for the American Society of Civil Engineers pipeline division.

Mueller Systems, Internap form partnership

Mueller Systems, provider of water infrastructure products and advanced metering systems for water and gas, partnered with hosting services company Internap to provide secure access to metering data through its advanced metering infrastructure network.

Powerblanket moves to new facility

Powerblanket moved its offices to a 58,000-square-foot facility at 3130 S 1030 W Salt Lake City, Utah. The new location includes warehouse and 50- by 100-foot product-testing freezer.

Vacon opens Asian office

AC drives manufacturer Vacon opened an office in Almaty in the southern part of Kazakhstan. The office serves central Asia, including Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgystan and Tajikistan.

SCFI forms alliance with Air Products

SCFI formed an alliance with Air Products to streamline its customer offerings and develop commercial opportunities for its environmentally sustainable sludge and wet industrial waste destruction technology. Air Products will operate as SCFI's preferred supplier for all oxygen equipment used in the water oxidation process, as well as provide oxygen needed to reduce the chemical oxygen demand of waste.


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