Friday, April 29, 2011

Parker Tube Bender NEW Design

We've got to say we have seen a lot of tubing benders throughout the time we've been in business. But with this new design, this is the best tubing bender you'll ever use. This on bends as smooth as butter!

Seven heavy-duty tube benders for small bore tube assembly in a wide variety of industries ranging from fluid instrumentation systems in process plants, laboratory equipment applications to custom automotive tubing manufacturing.

Sized for 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" inch tubing, as well as 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and 12mm metric tubing. PTB Tube Benders are key to reliable, leak-free assembly, easily providing accurate, tight radius bends of up to 180 degrees on soft copper, aluminum, brass , steel, and stainless steel tubing.

All seven models feature a unique indexing handle with calibrated markings for making accurate, left-handed, right-handed, and offset bends. In addition, a patented, quick action trigger release easily repositions the tool midway through a bend when the handles meet.

Would you like to find out more about this tool. Contact your Forberg Scientific Sales Professional Toll Free: 855-288-5330 or you can email
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Parker Tube Fabricating Equipment Catalog

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Burkert Newly Designed Angle-Seat Control Valve Announced

In line with Burkert's philosophy for modular valves and sensors the construction of the 2300 angle-seat valve fulfills tough criteria for process environments. Unrivalled cycle life and sealing integrity is guaranteed by the proven self-adjusting packing gland. the parabolic trim provides excellent control characteristics and flow rates approximately 35% larger than conventional control valves. It is available in either stainless steel on stainless steel or with a durable PTFE seal for tight shut-off.

The design enables the easy integration of automation modules whether they are digital electro-pneumatic positioner or process controller. The fully integrated system (part of Burkert's new Element line ) has a compact and smooth design, integrated pneumatic lines, IP65/67/NEMA4X protection class and superior chemical resistance. This system has been engineered for reliable accurate control in applications where high flow rate is an advantage. It's clean stainless steel design makes it optimal for use in hygienic environments.

Call your Forberg Scientific Sales Professional Toll Free: 855-288-5330 or email

Burkert Element PDF

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

How to Select and Order Parker Balston Coalescing Compressed Air Filter Cartridges

A. Overview: Parker Balston Coalescing Compressed Air Filters protect your equipment and delicate instruments from the dirt, water, and oil usually found in compressed air. Parker Balston Coalescing Filters remove these contaminants at a very high efficiency -up to 99.99% of 0.01 micron particles and droplets. Liquid releases from the filter cartridge to an automatic drain as rapidly as it enters the filter. This allows a Parker Balston Coalescing Filter to continue to remove liquids for an unlimited time without loss of efficiency or flow capacity.

B. Parker Balston Filter Cartridges: Balston provides two grades of coalescing filter cartridges, Parker Balston Grade DX and Grade BX. Singly or in tandem, these filters satisfy all requirements for removing liquid and solid contaminants from compressed air. Balston also has an activated carbon adsorbent CI-type cartridge for the removal of trace oil vapors from a compressed air line.

C. Selecting the proper filter cartridge
1. Decide which grade(s) of filter cartridges fit the application

a- For general purpose applications such as plant compressed air, single stage filtration is often sufficient. Use a Parker Balston Grade DX filter cartridge.

b- For instrument air and other critical air requirements, two stage filtration is necessary. Use Parker Balston Grade DX followed by a Parker Balston Grade BX filter cartridge. As a general rule, a Parker Balston Grade BX Filter cartridge should not be used alone.

c- For removal of trace compressor oil vapor, three stage filtration is necessary. Use a Parker Balston Grade DX followed by a Parker Balston Grade BX and a Parker Balston type CI cartridge.

2. Retention Efficiency for 0.01 Micron Particles and Droplets

a- Parker Balston Grade DX Filter - 93% Efficiency

b- Parker Balsotn Grade BX Filter - 99.99% Efficiency

Balston Coalescing Compressed Air Filters Data Sheet

Monday, April 18, 2011

Celebrating our 40th Anniversary

We're Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of our business today!! Thanks to our founder ( Charlie Forberg ), our Great Customers, Suppliers, Current and Former Employees for helping us achieve this milestone occasion!

GO Switch Leverless Limit Switch

GO Switches are now available for Forberg Scientific Inc.

GO Switch "leverless limit switches" provide reliable, durable position sensing in the most demanding plant conditions. Unlike mechanical limit switches or inductive proximity sensors, GO Switches use a unique hybrid technology that elimainates wear and tear. As a result, GO Switches are more dependable and last longer in the toughest applications. These switches are in stock and available for immediate delivery at

GO Switch Differance

Unique hybrid technology. GO Switch have a one-of-a-kind "leverless limit switch" design that combines the advantages of existing limit switch and proximity sensor technologies. As a result, GO Switch deliver better performance in the most demanding applications.

Reliability in a variety of industries. For over fifty years, GO Switch have set the standard for mission-critical position sensing in the automotive, cement, chemical, diecasting, food & beverage, hydrocarbon, manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, petrochemical, power generation, pulp & paper, steel & aluminum, tire & rubber, and water & wastewater industries.

Durability when it matters most. GO Switch last longer in plant conditions that are hot, cold, wet, dirty, abusive, corrosive, and explosive. A wide variety of GO Switches are cerified for use in all hazardous areas including Zone 0 ( intrinsically safe ), Zone 1 ( explosion proof ), and Zone 2 ( non-incondive ). With no exposed moving parts and no delicate electronics, GO Switches have been designed to withstand caustics, corrosives, salt water, submersion, physical abuse, vibration, and temperatures ranging from -58F / -50C to 400F / 204C. All types and varieties of GO Switches are available for online purchase at .

Customer Service

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Advantages of Parker CPI Single Ferrule Instrumentation Tube Fittings vs Swagelok type

Advantages of Parker CPI single ferrule instrumentation tube fittings over dual ferrule (Swagelok - type) tube fittings.

Safety - By reducing chances for error, chances for leaks are reduced.

Simplicity - By design, Parker CPI single ferrule tube fittings are easier to work with than dual-ferrule instrumentation tube fittings like (Swagelok).

Service Life - The Parker CPI moly-impregnated stainless steel nut provides more remakes and less thread galling versus silver coated threads used in two-ferrule designs like (Swagelok).

Interchangeability - Parker CPI single-ferrules are fully interchangeable with Swagelok dual-ferrule systems and can be used in either Parker or Swagelok fitting bodies.

Check out the Parker CPI Advantage .pdf

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wika M93X.3A Mechanical Sanitary Pressure Gauge

Would you like to learn about the Wika M93X.3A Mechanical Sanitary Pressure Gauges and the markets it is designed for. It meets the stringent requirement standards of the pharmaceutical and biothec industries and is in full compliance with 3A and FDA approvals. Designed for the food, beverage and cosmetic markers the M93X.3A is supplied with material and calibration reports with each individual gauge. Special Features:

  • 1-1/2" to 4" Sanitary connections

  • Tri-clamp, Cherry Burrell, others

  • Sanitary documentation standards

Video: M93X.3A Sanitary Gauge

Presented by: Ken Angi, Special Project Manager

For full specifications, download the M93X.3A Sanitary Gauge datasheet or call Forberg customer service.

Toll Free: 1-855-288-5330


Monday, April 4, 2011

Forberg Scientific introduces newly expanded Technical Support section

Forberg Scientific recently announced the expansion of its technical support section of its website ( ). The technical support section has a variety of resources available including:

  1. Tube Fitting Installation Instructions

  2. Tubing Selection Instructions

  3. Fluid and Gas Material Compatibility Information

  4. Pressure Unit Conversion Table

  5. How to Select a Pressure Gauge

  6. Pressure Gauge Installation Instructions

  7. Pressure Gauge Calibration Instructions

  8. How to Select a Pressure Sensor

Forberg Scientific also offers real-time on-line chat services to help answer customer questions and aid in product selection for stainless steel fittings, pressure gauges, instrumentation valves, temperature gauges, speed sensors, filtration, stainless steel tubing, process automation products, heat trace, pressure and temperature switches.

Friday, April 1, 2011

UE One Series Sensors: Durable, Reliable & Versatile

United Electric Controls' One Series electronic pressure switches & temperature switches. United Electric Controls (UE) is renowned for high-quality workmanship and product design, and the One Series carries this nearly 80-year traditon well beyond electromechanical swithes. UE's One Series line of digital electronic pressure switches and digital electronic temperature switches sets new standards for quality, reliability and versatility. Designed to meet the needs of harsh and hazardous applications the One Series' advanced self-diagnostics and digital electronics provide the most reliable switches for a variety of diverse industries. The One Series from UE allows you to choose from explosion-proof, intrinsically safe and non-incendive modles that monitor gauge pressure, differential pressure or temperature. With up to two fully adjustable set points and deadbands, available 4-20 mA analog output, and absolutely no moving parts, these versatile instruments can now be used in a wide variety of applications where switches weren't previously considered. Featuring a solid-state design, UE's One Series is your best choice for tough applications with high cycle rates, vibration and shock. For plant upgrades, there are a variety of power optionsranging from 2-wire discrete and analog loop-powered models to externally powered models that can deliver up to 280 VAC at 10 amperes to the load. With an integral digital display and 4-20 mA output, the One Series from UE can effectively do the job of three - replacing a switch, a gauge and a transmitter. Powerful yet easy to install, the Ones Series from UE features tamper-resistance, intuitive programming, and set-up that is fast and easy.