Places & Faces (November 2009)
Dwyer Instruments Inc., Michigan City, Ind. , released a full-line instrumentation and control catalog available in print or as an interactive CD. In either format, the guide includes more than 60 new products such as instrumentation for measuring, transmitting or controlling temperature, flow, pressure, air velocity and humidity. The company also offers valve and valve control products.
Lytron Inc., Woburn, Mass., hiredDavid Oldsas vice president of engineering to manage the company’s custom and standard product engineering, including components and systems engineering, program management and mechanical design departments. Olds succeedsRichard Goldman, who planned to retire November after 21 years with the company.
In other company news, Lytron has purchased aFanuc Robodrill, a high speed vertical machining center, to expand the company’s cold plate manufacturing capacity and improve efficiency in the factory.
St. Paul, Minn.-basedCortec Corp.launched three web sites to serve specific markets. They arewww.cortecprocessadditives.com, focused on protecting process systems from corrosion;www.cortecmetalworking.com, addressing corrosion protection to ferrous and non-ferrous metals; andwww.cortecelectricorr.com, focused on protection against corrosion of complex electrical and electronic equipment.
In other company news,Ken Motsingerhas rejoined Cortec as technical sales director for specialty coated products produced at Cortec Coated Products (CCP). Also,Dr. Robert Keanjoined Cortec as biotech and patents manager. In the position, Kean is responsible for handling intellectual property and patent work; research, development and technical support for biodegradable products; and grant proposals.
A newsletter from Everett, Wash.-basedFluke, written for plant engineering and maintenance professionals, describes how a three-day energy audit turned up a half million dollar energy savings forTektronix. Also in the current issue ofFluke Plant Newsare stories about ways to troubleshoot controls and how to solve industrial bus issues. To read the digital editions, visit http://us.fluke.com/usen/Community/Newsletters/default.htm.
Duratherm Extended Life Fluids, Lewiston, N.Y., has compiled technical specifications of more than 30 commonly used heat transfer fluids atwww.heat-transfer-fluid.com. Duratherm's online software utility allows web site visitors to compare the properties of Duratherm products with those of its competitors, or compare competitor products against each other.
Joe Ragostawas named CEO ofEly Energy, Tulsa, Okla. Ely Energy is an ASME manufacturer with a UL508A certification that supplies equipment to the liquid propane gas (LPG), environmental and process markets.
MadgeTech Inc., Warner, N.H., added a search tool, called Product Finder, towww.madgetech.com. Users can specify their datalogging requirements and the search tool provides suitable choices. Users can then compare the recommended products side by side.
Innovation Fuels, a New York-based renewable energy company that manufactures, markets and distributes second-generation biodiesel, appointed veteran energy bankerWallace C. Hendersonto the position of senior vice president and CFO.
Global biopharmaceutical manufacturerLonzaselectedEmerson Process Management, Austin, Texas, to provide manufacturing operations management software for its Portsmouth, N.H.-based facility. Emerson will integrate its new Syncade smart operations management suite to the existing PlantWeb digital architecture to increase efficiency of Lonza’s biopharmaceutical manufacturing and quality assurance functions.
Lake Mary, Fla.-basedSemaphore, aCSE Globalcompany, signed a distribution agreement withRobert L. Palmer Co., Engelwood, Colo. Palmer will handle Semaphore’s T-Box and Kingfisher SCADA system product lines as well as the company’s connectivity products in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Engel North America, York, Pa., began construction on a new technical center in Queretaro, Mexico. The 20,000 ft2center will serve the company’s injection-molding market throughout Mexico and will support sales, service and training, house spare parts inventory and manage logistics. The facility also will include a show room for equipment demonstration and a molding laboratory for injection-molding process development.
Minneapolis-basedU.S. Energy Services, an energy management company, acquired the Energy Management Services business ofIntegrys Energy Services Inc., a subsidiary ofIntegrys Energy Group Inc., Chicago. U.S. Energy Services will provide energy consulting and information services for industrial and commercial facilities in the areas of risk management, strategic sourcing, utility data management, and demand-side energy management, among other services.