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Making Shingle Manufacturing a whole lot safer with 80 GHz radar

12. December
Asphalt roofing shingles installed on a house
Making roofing shingles is a hot, messy process. Monitoring the level of the hot asphalt being sprayed onto these shingles is important for keeping the operation running safely and smoothly, without interruption.

Radar level sensors ensure optimal flow in slurry and UF tanks

12. December
VEGA measuring systems are being designed more and more with hygiene in mind, in order to reliably protect closed biosystems from microbes.
At Lonza, high-precision VEGAPULS 64 radar level sensors measure biopharmaceutical solutions in what are known as 'slurry' tanks. A precise level measurement ensures the quality of the highly patented substances.

Level measurement in glass vessels with 80 GHz radar sensor

06. December
In addition to the many other advantages of the new radar sensors, two aspects make level measurement with 80 GHz in glass vessels particularly interesting: the small process fittings and the ability to measure through non-conductive materials. De Dietrich Process Systems, a company specializing in QVF® glass equipment, uses the new high-frequency radar based level technology to allow its users to significantly improve process monitoring.

Signal Conditioners: The Translational Heroes

04. December
A row of signal conditioners
Engineers and technicians rely on signal conditioners to track and perform a number of tasks ranging from a simple display to intelligent units controlling pumps, valves, or motors. Throughout their history, signal conditioners have transformed from pens on chart recorders to smart devices able to wirelessly communicate to the cloud. This paper will explore the role signal conditioners play in the process industry.

Getting an accurate level measurement in vessels of hotel soap

28. November
A sudsy bar of soap.
If you’ve ever stayed in a hotel and used one of those tiny bars of soap, chances are that soap was made in a plant in Northern Mississippi. Making the soap is a hot, sticky process and getting an accurate level measurement inside the tanks is no easy task.

The radar level transmitter VEGAPULS 64 delivers reliable measurement under fluctuating process conditions

20. November
One of the major process conditions in this  production facility is strong foaming.
The specialty chemicals manufacturer CHT Germany GmbH uses the VEGAPULS 64 radar level transmitter to protect its tank stirring units. Its process measurement has a direct effect on the power output of the agitator motors in the mixing tanks.

Thanksgiving at VEGA Americas

19. November
Family gathers around the Thanksgiving Table
Thanksgiving in the United States is all about family. And VEGA, being a family-owned business, can get behind the values that surround this American holiday.

Guided wave radar sensors measure levels in petrochemical plants under extreme climatic conditions

08. November
Starting next year, 350 individually manufactured VEGAFLEX 81 and 86 guided wave radar sensors will measure levels and process pressures in one of the world’s largest ethylene plants, in Western Siberia.

What haunts a Process Engineer’s Halloween?

30. October
Trick-or-treat bowl
What would happen if all the candy companies ran out of sugar? That would be a truly scary Halloween. Fortunately, VEGA provides process instrumentation, so the candy creators always know just how much sugar is left in their storage silos.

Pressure measurement in the ozone collection pipe

15. October
Drinking water is the most important food of all. VEGA’s pressure transducers make an important contribution to the continuous processing of top quality drinking water.
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