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Submitted on Wed, 07/14/2021
Dust-Resistant Water Leak Sensing Cables from TTK

Don’t let maintenance overwhelm your water leak detection system! Use patented dust-resistant water leak sensing cables from TTK Liquid Leak Detection.

Submitted on Wed, 06/16/2021

One element of operations that refineries must assure is handled is the purchasing and storage of all the parts necessary to allow the plants to run efficiently. Learn how Valin’s Inventory Management Services Program did just this for one major refinery.

Submitted on Thu, 06/10/2021
WIKA Introduces Revolutionary Liquid-Filled Gauge with Flexible Window

In WIKA’s new FlexWindow™ liquid-filled gauge, an optically clear liquid silicone rubber (LSR) replaces glass or polycarbonate for greater safety and durability, unimpaired reading, and no need for pressure venting.

Submitted on Fri, 05/28/2021
3 Methods for Sharing Data from an IIoT PLC

Historically, PLCs shared their data using methods such as writing data to memory cards then transferring the files to a network, or data tags were read by an HMI, SCADA, Historian, DCS, or some other higher-level software. Those capabilities still exist.  But now there are other options.

Submitted on Fri, 05/28/2021
IIoT PLCs vs IIoT Gateways

PLCs have been doing a lot of this work for decades.  However, there are some newer functionalities in our PLCs that make this marketing concept easier to implement.  Learn more about “3 Methods for Sharing Data from an IIoT PLC” to understand these functionalities.

Submitted by Rich Wilbur || Valin Corporation
on Thu, 05/20/2021
Inventory Management Services

By taking advantage of Valin’s program, customers can be confident that their inventory management function is fully optimized.  They can rest assured that the right parts will be in the right place right when they need them, while keeping the peace of mind that their transactional costs are being lowered and the KPI’s are being adequately analyzed.

Submitted by Corey Foster and Peter Jessee || Valin Corporation
on Tue, 05/18/2021
Actuator Options for Process Automation

The process industries have control valves with actuators designed to open, close and control them.  Many people prefer pneumatic actuators given their long history, reliability and high performance.

Submitted on Wed, 04/14/2021
Parker CPI™ Fittings

Industrial settings with strenuous applications, such as thermal cycling and vibration, are recognized as some of the toughest environments for tube fittings. In all cases, such applications demand highly precise, leak-free technology to ensure protection from vibration and thermal cycling.

Submitted by Ryan Kraus || Valin Corporation
on Wed, 04/14/2021
Watlow Circulation Heaters

In this article, featured in Process Heating Magazine, Ryan Kraus discusses the various criteria to consider when selecting a circulation heater.

Submitted on Mon, 03/29/2021
Total Cost of Ownership and the Integrated Watlow PM Controller

Total Cost of Ownership means looking beyond the material cost of the product and understanding the larger, surrounding value chain.  Learn how Watlow’s PM controllers minimize downtime and total cost of ownership.