Pumps and water solutions provider Grundfos added a solar panel system installation at its Oakville, Ontario, facility to meet sustainability objectives. The company has a global strategy to reduce the its water consumption and CO2 emissions by 50 percent by 2025. The newly installed solar panel system is expected to generate 68 percent of the facility’s energy consumption while simultaneously avoiding two tons of CO2 emissions per year.
Milwaukee-based ProSonix LLC has rebranded with a new logo that emphasizes the “X” in the ProSonix name. According to the company, the symbol exemplifies the converging and diverging nozzle that creates high velocity steam, which allows for rapid condensation of steam and fluid. ProSonix engineers and manufactures direct-steam-injection heaters for industrial applications such as water heating, starch-jet cooking and slurry heating.
Damper actuators, valve actuators and sensors manufactured by Belimo have been certified to meet UL 2043 requirements. The National Electrical Code Section 300.22 (c) requires electrical devices in plenums to be tested to UL 2043 for low smoke generation. The company’s products used for installation in air-handling spaces meet UL 2043 standard for heat and smoke release.
Minneapolis-based Banner Engineering, an industrial automation equipment maker, has launched a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). As a result, the company has certified multiple products to be compatible with AWS IoT Core. (IoT Core is AWS’ product for connecting devices to the cloud and integrating IoT device data with other AWS cloud services.) Products include Banner’s DXM series wireless controller and sensors for vibration monitoring on pumps and motors. The solutions can include temperature monitoring as well as other applications like tank level and current consumption.
Cincinnati-based Exair Corp. redesigned its website to improve visitor navigation, simplify browsing, incorporate videos and provide a responsive interface for optimal viewing on PCs as well as mobile and tablet devices. Product documentation includes 64 native extensions for CAD drawings, PDF files, performance data, installation and maintenance guides, air savings calculators, case studies, slide presentations and an application database.
Himanshu Khurana joined Pittsburgh-based Industrial Scientific as vice president of engineering. Himanshu will be responsible for leading the engineering team for the provider of gas detection and safety-as-a-service products while also developing and executing the company’s global technology strategy. Himanshu most recently served as vice president and chief technology officer at Honeywell Building Solutions, where he led the development of full stack Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) products and services.
Force Control Industries selected Arnet Clean Power LLC as its representative in the Southwest. Dan Arnet leads the Mesa, Ariz.-based company, which represents power transmission and motion control component manufacturers to OEM and end-users. Arnet Clean Power LLC will present Force Control Industries’ oil shear brakes, clutches and clutch-brakes to OEM and end-users in Arizona and California.
Koch Air LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Enterprises Inc., acquired Lathrop Trotter, a Cincinnati-based manufacturer of boilers, combined heat and power systems and power/utility solutions for the institutional, industrial/process and power generation markets. Lathrop Trotter will operate as a brand in the applied/industrial and specialty products segment of the company while becoming a sister division of Koch Air and Level Solutions Group. It will serve its customer base in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky from its existing facilities.
Franklin Bronze Precision Components added an automated wax press to improve productivity by generating more patterns per hour, says the company. The high volume wax press incorporates a robotic mold-spray system, integrating controls for spray amount and location dependent on part and tool design. The robotic system within the auto press can be pre-programmed and run on demand.
In other company news, Franklin Bronze Precision Components, Franklin, Pa., achieved ISO 9001:2015 recertification.