Places & Faces (November 2016)
Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation Inc. acquired systems integrator Maverick Technologies, Columbia, Ill., to expand domain knowledge and help deliver innovative control and information solutions to customers in industries such as chemical, food and beverage, and oil and gas. The acquisition strengthens Rockwell Automation’s expertise in key process and batch applications
Dimplex Thermal Solutions (DTS), Kalamazoo, Mich., named Bill Bohr as the company’s new president.
Paratherm — Heat Transfer Fluids, King of Prussia, Pa., launched a responsive format website that allows it to be conveniently accessed via desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Found at www.paratherm.com, the content-rich website is useful for fluid customers, OEM design engineers, process managers, fluid specifiers and maintenance professionals. It educates users on important technical details of Paratherm heat transfer fluid products, including product data, safety data, and physical and thermal properties.
A manufacturer of specialty fluids, Radco Industries Inc., Batavia, Ill., hired Scott Mondi as account manager, military sales. The RadcoLube product line consists of synthetic and petroleum-based military hydraulic fluids.
Robesonia, Pa.-based Reading Bakery Systems expanded its personnel and resources China and Southeast Asia. As part of the expansion plan, key RBS personnel will relocate to the region. David Kuipers will take a new role as senior vice president of sales and marketing and will relocate to Singapore to lead sales efforts in the region. Also, Ric Watts will relocate to China and assume the role of manager for Reading’s operations in China. He will lead the expansion of the company’s engineering and manufacturing resources at the company’s Tianjin factory, a facility already owned by the Markel Food Group.
An online heat load calculator from Cincinnati-based Vortec prompts website visitors to input site-specific information such as enclosure height, width, depth and color, compressed air inlet temperature and pressure, current cabinet temperatures, worst-case ambient temperature, and location of enclosure (whether it is in direct sunlight). From this information, the calculator determines the heat load and suggests an appropriate Vortec cooler suitable for the application. Try it at www.vortec.com.
Masterbond Inc., Hackensack, N.J., published a white paper on understanding low outgassing adhesives. The paper helps adhesives users differentiate between when only a NASA low outgassing approved system will do and when generic adhesives with inherent low outgassing levels can get the job done. Download it at www.masterbond.com/whitepaper.