Introducing the VEGAFLEX 80 Guided Wave Radar Series

VEGA’s new guided wave radar product line, the VEGAFLEX 80 series, offers enhanced features for optimal quality and high performance.These features and benefits include:

▪ 2 mm accuracy
▪ Level and interface measurement available from a single sensor
▪ Self-learning echo processing makes the measurement more reliable as time passes
▪ Guided setup procedure makes commissioning simple and safe
▪ Real time clock in the sensor enhances diagnostic capabilities to include event memory, measured value, and echo curves
▪ Measurement of products with a dk as low as 1.1 with a single rod or cable
▪ Easy probe length modifications with automatic probe length determination
▪ Automatic run time correction allows for measurement in high temperature steam environments
▪ 4…20 mA/HART and Modbus currently available; with two 4…20 mA/HART, Profibus PA, and Foundation Fieldbus outputs available soon
▪ Soon to be SIL 2/3 qualified for level and interface measurement with proof test that does not require moving the process level as well

VEGA guarantees quality and safety through the battery of testing and documentation we can provide with our products. Our visual indication and level measurement solutions are also easy to install, commission, and operate. The introduction of the VEGAFLEX 80 series marks another milestone in our commitment to providing process industries with the best in innovation, quality, and service.

Please visit our guided wave radar product pages to view our new offering in greater detail.

New Process Controllers from ABB

ABB ControlMaster Universal Process Controllers

Whether you’re a plant or process manager, electrical engineer, process operator or maintenance engineer, the future of process control instrumentation starts here. ABB’s new ControlMaster range elevates process monitoring and control to an altogether higher level.

ABB has used its experience in controllers and indicators to create a new generation of process control instruments that are more intuitive, easier to operate and significantly more powerful in use.

Whether you’re a plant or process manager, electrical engineer, process operator or maintenance engineer, the future of process control instrumentation starts here. ABB’s new ControlMaster range elevates process monitoring and control to an altogether higher level. ABB has used its experience in controllers and indicators to create a new generation of process control instruments that are more intuitive, easier to operate and significantly more powerful in use.

A line up of 4 new instruments with the functionality and capability you need to meet the challenges of an information hungry process control industry.

From ABB’s legacy in controllers and indicators, the new ControlMaster range of distinctive, accomplished and innovative instruments not only focuses on each model being easier and more powerful in use, but with such a concise number of function-rich
units, it’s now so much easier to choose the right ControlMaster for your process application.

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CoriolisMaster is Here

The CoriolisMaster FCB330, FCB350 is the most costeffective and least complex ABB mass flowmeter featuring the new DSP transmitter. The device is available in the integral mount design with internal transmitter and in the remote mount design with external transmitter.

The integral mount design reduces the time and effort spent on installation and wiring. Flowrate information can be viewed directly at the meter site and the meter can be installed in systems saving even more space than is currently possible.

The FCB330, FCB350 operates according to the Coriolis principle. The design offers the following benefits:

— Space-saving, rugged design

— Variety of process connection options

— Two separate current outputs for measuring mass or volume flow, density, or temperature, as well as one pulse output

— Digital input and output

— Communication via HART protocol

— Ex approval. The user can select the “i” or “e” type of protection for the output circuits; the type chosen will depend on the circuits which are connected. The type of protection can be changed even after installation has been completed. The digital outputs can be configured as NAMUR outputs by the user

Transmitter with digital signal processor (DSP)

The transmitter for the CoriolisMaster FCB330, FCB350 incorporates a digital signal processor (DSP) that enables high-precision mass flow and density measurements to be taken. The Coriolis sensor signals are immediately converted into digital data without any intermediate analog steps.

Excellent long-term stability and reliability together with fast signal processing are achieved with the new DSP transmitter.

Self-diagnostic functions for the flowmeter sensor and the transmitter, in combination with absolute zero stability, are benefits you can count on to ensure accurate measurements are taken.

The CoriolisMaster FCB330, FCB350 transmitter is particularly well suited for use in the following cases:

— Whenever mass flowrate is to be metered with maximum accuracy

— Whenever the density of the medium being measured is being determined

— Whenever the components of a recipe being mixed

— When metering non-conductive media or highly viscous, solid-loaded liquids, for example

— In batch filling processes


Moore Industries Partners with MACTek® on the BULLET® WirelessHART® Adapter

Operators of plants and other industrial settings are rapidly embracing the use of wireless networks, particularly when it comes to smart HART-enabled devices. Now Moore Industries and MACTek®  have teamed up on an affordable way to take full advantage of WirelessHART networks with new and existing smart HART or analog devices with the BULLET® WirelessHART Adapter.

Engineered by MACTek and available through Moore Industries, the BULLET has several industry-first features that make is an ideal solution for sending smart HART and analog process signals overWirelessHART networks.

 Among the highlights of the BULLET:

  • It is the only product that can send process signals from just one or up to eight multidropped smart HART transmitters on a WirelessHART link. In addition, it can work with Moore Industries’ TCS Temperature Concentrator System to send up to 16 temperature measurements across aWirelessHART network.
  • The patented StepVolt technology balances the need for power and wireless communications bandwidth while on loop-power by drawing just the power it needs without sacrificing unnecessary bandwidth. The BULLET also can be powered by an external DC power supply.
  • Supporting both the WirelessHART MESH and STAR configurations, the BULLET can accept HART and analog signals such as 4-20mA, making it an ideal choice for adapting legacy analog instruments to WirelessHART networks.
  • It is available in General Purpose, Intrinsically-Safe and Explosion-Proof models, providing customers with a rugged solution.

More information on the BULLET is available by downloading the data sheet. You can also read about our entire line of Smart HART Loop Monitors and Interfaces on our website.

Industry Standard SPA2 Limit Alarm Trip Undergoes Alarming Changes!

Moore Industries’ SPA2 now offers you more for the same price:

– Universal AC/DC Power Supply (21.6-375Vdc and 90-260Vac)
– Enhanced RFI/EMI Protection (No Price Adder)
– Class 1, Division 2 cFMus Certification Upgraded to Include the –DPDT (Double-Pole/Double-Throw) Relay Option

The SPA2 data sheet is available for download at, while more information on Moore Industries’ complete line of limit alarm trips can be found at In addition, the white paper “Alarm Trips: The Ups and Downs” gives an in-depth overview on the role of limit alarm trips in industrial settings. It can be downloaded at

New Product for Autoline Controls

Autoline Controls was recently named the exclusive Manufacturers Representative for VEGA Americas Inc., in the Northwest. For over 60 years, VEGA has provided industry-leading products for the measurement of level, density, weight, and pressure. The company’s enduring mission is “to deliver innovation measurement solutions worldwide,” matches well with Autoline’s mission to deliver that innovation locally. A global corporation located in Cincinnati, Ohio, VEGA Americas combines manufacturing, distribution, and service for products that represent the most sophisticated process measurement technologies anywhere in the world.

The inventor of the modern nuclear-based measurement system and the first to introduce two-wire, loop-powered radar, VEGA has a strong tradition of product development and improvement. Innovations including FiberFlex, the world’s first flexible nuclear detector; plics©, a complete concept in Instrumentation; and ProTrac©, a revolutionary change to nuclear gauging, continue this tradition.

Autoline represents the full VEGA product line of level, density, weight, and pressure measurement solutions. This partnership allows us to provide one of the most complete ranges of measurement solutions in the industry. We are proud to offer VEGA products and solutions to serve a wide variety of industries, including energy, petrochemical, chemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, mining, plastics, food and beverage, bulk solids, and water and wastewater.

Servomex Announces the Acquisition of Delta F Corporation

 Servomex, the global expert in process gas analysis, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Delta F Corporation, a manufacturer of process analyser technologies, based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

The Delta F Corporation, a well known and highly respected global brand, develops, manufactures and distributes a range of trace and ultra trace oxygen and moisture analysers based on Coulometric and Tuneable Diode Laser (TDLAS) technology respectively.The acquisition combines Delta F’s products, technologies and expertise with those of Servomex to further enhance the company’s ability to deliver a complete range and choice of process gas analysis technologies and systems to industry worldwide.A pioneer in gas analysis for more than 50 years, Servomex and its HUMMINGBIRD Sensing Technology
sub-brand are leading suppliers of process gas measurement solutions and leading edge transducer technologies worldwide. Servomex and HUMMINGBIRD supply to many of the world’s leading companies for use in industries that include hydrocarbon processing, industrial gas processing, electronics and healthcare.This announcement signals the latest development in the Servomex global expansion programme, which includes the recent opening of a brand new state-of-the-art UK Technical Centre,  the addition in 2010 of Customer Business Centres in São Paulo, Mumbai and Dubai and new regional offices in Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore.
New System Engineering Centres have also been announced to open in Mumbai and Europe in 2011.

This expansion has been mirrored by growth in Servomex’s core technologies that, in addition to world-leading Zirconia Oxide, Infra Red and Paramagnetic devices, now include Laser (TDLAS), Gas Chromatography, Plasma,
Flame Ionisation Detector (FID) and Thermal Conductivity Detector (TCD) techniques.

“The acquisition of Delta F is another major step forward for Servomex and we are delighted to welcome them to the Servomex team,” says Chris Cottrell, Managing Director, Servomex. “Delta F’s products and technologies
are a perfect complement to Servomex’s extensive range of process gas analysis solutions and will further extend our measurement capabilities. This will enable us to provide our customers with an even more extensive choice of analytical solutions that will allow them to realize significant process improvements and
improve the efficiency of their business”.


KLEVE, GERMANY, September 2011– SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, a leading supplier of analytical instruments for optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, has introduced the SPECTROBLUE, an inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES) that sets new benchmarks among compact,
mid-range spectrometers for simplified operation, low maintenance and affordability.

“SPECTROBLUE ICP-OES is the ideal system for environmental laboratories that require a low-cost, high-throughput spectrometry solution. SPECTROBLUE was designed to establish new levels of performance for
common laboratory analysis where stability, uninterrupted operation and throughput are as important as sensitivity and resolution. It couples an ultra-reliable design with no-compromise technical innovation to achieve the
lowest cost of ownership in its class,” comments Olaf Schulz, Product Manager, ICP-OES.

Robust Generator Handles Extreme Plasma Loads

A robust generator design packs an ample power reserve that can handle the most extreme plasma loads. The heat from the generator’s high-power ceramic tube is eliminated through the use of innovative air-cooled technology
that alleviates the need for an expensive external water-based cooling system.

“By simplifying the design of the SPECTROBLUE, we have reduced the instrument’s initial purchase price along with its operating cost,” explains Olaf Schulz. “Developed specifically to meet the demands of high-throughput
laboratories, the SPECTROBLUE’s field-proven generator provides the exceptional uptime, stability, and reliability.”

Innovative Optics Eliminate Consumable Purge Gases, Ensure Long-Term Stability
SPECTROBLUE’s optic system and unique full-transparency UV-PLUS approach eliminate consumable
purge gases and ensure excellent long-term stability, adds (Name). The instrument’s sealed optic system abolishes gas purging for a lifetime savings totaling up to one-third of the instrument’s purchase price. Additionally,
SPECTRO’s innovative Paschen-Runge optic technology permits a direct, high-luminance path for maximized light throughput, allowing the system to more easily process line-rich spectra, improve measurement accuracy and reduce expensive rework.

Along with these features, the SPECTROBLUE ICP-OES system comes equipped with SPECTRO’s proprietary SMART ANALYZER VISION software. With its highly adaptable interface, the software makes it easy for users of all
experience levels to take full advantage of the instrument’s simplified operation and unique analytical capabilities.


SPECTRO is one of the worldwide leading suppliers of analytical instruments for optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. As a member of the AMETEK Materials Analysis Division, SPECTRO manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for strongly varying applications and provides exemplary customer service. SPECTRO’s products are exemplified by unique technical capabilities that deliver measureable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 30,000 analytical instruments
have been delivered to customers around the world.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electric motors with
annualized sales of approximately 3.0 billion US$. AMETEK’s corporate growth plan is based on four key strategies: Operative excellence, strategic acquisitions and alliances, geographic and market expansion as well as new
products. AMETEK’s common stock is a component of the S&P MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 1000 Index.

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