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Spirax Sarco Supporting the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

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Spirax Sarco USA is teaming up with Spirax Sarco Canada for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. From June 11-12, 2016, participants will cycle 200 km with thousands of other men and women throughout the countryside of Ontario, Canada. All net proceeds will benefit Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

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Garlock Acquires Rubber Fab Technologies

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Garlock has acquired the business and assets of Rubber Fab Gasket & Molding Inc. through its parent company EnPro Industries.

Rubber Fab, headquartered in Sparta, NJ, is a recognized supplier of high performance sanitary gaskets, hoses and fittings for hygienic process industries such as pharmace...

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G7 Countries Vow to Support Energy Investments

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Leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan the UK and the U.S. have pledged to “promote investing in energy projects through the oil price crash to ensure a steady stream of supply” and “encourage financial institutions to invest in energy projects and infrastructure,&rdquo...

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New Study Shows Demand for Natural Gas Will Grow

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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Center for Manufacturing Research and IHS Economics released a new comprehensive study that reveals how natural gas has strengthened manufacturing and encouraged U.S. manufacturing growth and employment and highlights the positive impact to communities a...

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U.S. Economy Grew 0.5% in First Quarter

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U.S. GDP increased at an annual rate of 0.5% in the first quarter of 2016, according to the advance estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter, real GDP increased 1.4%.

The increase in real GDP in the first quarter reflected positive contributions from personal consumpt...

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ISM: Manufacturing Activity Increased in April

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Manufacturing expanded in April as the PMI registered 50.8%, a decrease of 1% from the March reading of 51.8%, indicating growth in manufacturing for the second consecutive month, following five consecutive months of contraction in manufacturing.

The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) reports that 15...

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Flowserve Announces Limitorque QXM Smart Valve Actuator

Flowserve_QX-1-With-Thrust-Base-1Flowserve Corporation introduces the Limitorque QXM smart valve actuator, designed for rising stem valve applications, including choke valves and small control valves in the upstream oil and gas, water, fossil fuel and renewable power markets.

 

Important features of this actuator include:

 

  • The QXM is a smart electronic valve actuator available with either 6.5 total turns, or a maximum of 20 total drive sleeve turns. This is especially important for small valves that require limited travel and maximum control.
  • The QXM encoder employs system-on-chip technology, which permits redundant, 12-bit resolution over 20 total turns, or an accuracy of less than two degrees of drive sleeve rotation. This redundancy is part of the built-in self-test feature of all Limitorque smart actuators. This positioning resolution makes it one of the most accurate actuators on the market today.
  • The QXM utilizes an innovative brushless direct current (BLDC) voltage motor. This motor design meets most global voltage requirements. This unique feature is an advanced technology that helps eliminate sparks, reduce mechanical and electrical noise, and dissipate heat better than direct-current motors with brushes. The brushless motor is designed to last longer than conventional motors and allows for more accurate positioning. The BLDC motor, in conjunction with the absolute encoder, helps provide the precision users are demanding in their processes.

The Limitorque QXM is available for multi-turn valves that require a minimum of 18 lb. ft./24 Nm to a maximum of 250 lb. ft./337 Nm torque and from 3-24 RPMs. For more information about Limitorque QX actuators, please call Flowserve at 972-443-6500 or visit www.flowserve.com.

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