Process Analysis

Company Announcements

Axsun Technologies opened a direct office in the UK in 2006.

Endress+Hauser opened a new production site in Suzhou, China to manufacture level, pressure, temperature and analytical measuring devices. Three production centers will move to the 7,850 sq. meter building.

Bay-Tec Engineering licensed Finesse’s TruBio Bioreactor Control Operating System.

Sionex named Eric Kirleis as vice president of worldwide sales in 2006. He was previously with Mettler-Toledo Ingold.

Diploma acquired CBISS, a UK-based supplier of equipment and services for environmental monitoring and control, including continuous emission monitoring systems, gas leak detectors and toxic gas monitors, for £5.25 million ($9.4 million) in cash. CBISS had fiscal 2006 sales of £6.2 million ($11.1 million).

Emerson Process Management appointed Peter Zornio to the new position of chief strategic officer. He was most recently director of product marketing for Honeywell.

In January, Invensys’ Process Systems named Paulett Eberhart CEO and president. She was previously with EDS.

Agilent and Groton Biosystems agreed to comarket solutions in the US and Canada based on their respective 1200 HPLC and Reactor Sampling ARS Series On-line Process Autosampling products.

In January, Vectron acquired BiODE, a manufacturer of fluid viscosity sensors and viscometer readers based on surface and bulk acoustic wave technology.

National Instruments and Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Reserach entered into a research collaboration to study integrative process analytical technologies.

Product Introductions

Thermo Electron introduced the CrystalVision CO2 sensor, utilizing infrared energy and attenuated total reflectance.

Mettler-Toledo Ingold released the InPro8600 Series for the measurement of turbidity in hygienic applications.

RheoSense introduced the Viscometers-on-a-Chip for the characterization of various liquids.

AMETEK Process Instruments launched the Model 5100-NCM Analyzer, a tunable laser diode system that directly measures water-vapor concentration in natural gas.

Emerson Process Management introduced the easy-to-use Rosemount Analytical Model 1056 Single/Dual Input Analyzer for liquid analysis, which allows the choice of any combination of measurements of pH/ORP/ISE, resistivity/conductivity, percent concentration, chlorine, oxygen, ozone and temperature.

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