Wednesday, October 14, 2015

New WIKA MH-3 Pressure Transmitter for Mobile Working Machines

Determining problems and errors in the field just got easier with the new WIKA MH-3 pressure transmitter for mobile working machines. WIKA Instrument, LP captures the latest pressure sensor technology with the addition of the diagnostic function in the new MH-3 pressure transmitter.

The MH-3 builds on the features of the MH-2, introducing signal clamping in addition to the sought after diagnostic function. These features will keep machines running longer by reducing downtime and maintenance costs.


  • Hydraulics
  • Load monitoring
  • Loads moment limitation
  • Hydraulic drive control
  • Fluids in mobile working machines

"Mobile machine manufacturers wanted a solution to allow field technicians the ability to diagnose problems quickly in order to get machines back into service. They also wanted a solution to the high warranty claims, in addition to solving the age old practice of replacing components until the failed component was found," WIKA's Senior Group Manager Business Development Jeff Placek stated.

The new MH-3 pressure transmitter fulfills these requests and much more. The MH-3 pressure transmitter was created for mobile working machines that operate under extreme conditions in harsh environments. Ideally suited for load monitoring and indication, as well as hydraulic drive control, the MH-3 can also be customized to customer specific applications.

Diagnostics: Allows field repair technicians the ability to quickly identify problems and get machines back into service, reducing the high costs associated with downtime and warranty claims.

Signal clamping: Eliminates out of range signals from the transmitter which could cause the machine to act erratically or completely shut down, resulting in unnecessary service calls.

For more information about the MH-3 and how WIKA can be a part of your business, visit .

About WIKA Instrument, LP

For almost 70 years, WIKA has continuously advanced pressure gauge, pressure transmitter and temperature measurement instrumentation. We have used our experience to develop a broad selection of stock and custom instrumentation solutions and professional services to support plant safety, productivity and profitability. A global leader in lean manufacturing, WIKA annually produces more than 43 million pressure gauges, diaphragm seals, pressure transmitters and thermometers worldwide for a variety of industries.

If you would like more information about the WIKA MH-3 Pressure Transmitter or any of the other WIKA Products please contact Forberg Scientific customer service.
Phone: 855-288-5330

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FLOMEC® 02 Scaled Pulse Meter Economy Series Flowmeter

07/29/2015 -- Great Plains Industries, Inc. (GPI) is excited to announce that its new FLOMEC® 02 Scaled Pulse Meter is now available for immediate shipment. The specification sheet and owner's manual are available at below.

"GPI is adding a scaled pulse output option to its Economy Series flowmeter line based on market needs and GPI's culture of innovation," says Kevin Symens, North American Sales Manager, Meters Division.

Compact and lightweight in construction — important benefits when used in mobile installations or within confined spaces — the new FLOMEC branded 02N and 02A will carry the same specifications as the GPI 01N and 01A. Additionally, it will include a pair of output wires to provide a single pulse for every gallon or liter measured.

The 02 meter products offer versatility to a wider variety of applications including irrigation, building automation (chillers), programmable logic controller (batch control), wireless communications, data logger, OEM skids and more. The 01 meter products remain available for applications requiring a display with no output.

"We're excited to offer our customers a differentiated new product," said Symens. "The FLOMEC 02 Scaled Pulse Meter is another prime example of how we continually bring added-value to our customers."

The 02A will not carry the FM Global approval, but all other features will remain the same.

About Great Plains Industries

Founded in 1968 and privately held, Great Plains Industries, Inc. manufactures quality fuel transfer pumps, fuel meters, flowmeters and industrial instrumentation for global fluid transfer and liquid flowmeter markets. Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., the company is home to the GPI®, FLOMEC® and GPRO® brands that serve industrial, commercial and retail customers in diverse applications: fuel, agriculture, chemicals, manufacturing, construction, mining, oil and gas, and more.

For more information on the new Flomec 02 Scaled pulse meter click the links below:

Download Spec Sheet
Download Owner's Manual

If you would like pricing and availability please contact Forberg Scientific customer service.
P: 855-288-5330

Monday, June 29, 2015

When Should You Use Diaphragm Seals?

By: Instrument Guru, December 2, 2014
Pressure gauges are often used in extreme conditions in industrial processes, and some gauges are specifically designed for use in these difficult process environments. These tough process gauges typically include features such as hardened housings, liquid-filled casings, and a stress-reducing Bourdon tube design, and they are often equipped with a diaphragm seal to prevent contact between the hot or corrosive media and the gauge itself. A diaphragm seal protects pressure gauges from dangerously hot, viscous, or corrosive media and dramatically extends the lifetime of the instrument.

Understanding diaphragm seals

A diaphragm seal is connected to a gauge as either a direct connection or by way of a capillary. An elastomer or flexible metal diaphragm keeps the process media from contacting the workings of the gauge. The chamber between the diaphragm and the gauge is filled with a fluid that accurately transfers the pressure of the process media by hydraulic means. Any change in process media pressure is transmitted through the flexible diaphragm into the system fill fluid, which then connects to the Bourdon tube of the gauge.
Diaphragm seals can be easily mounted onto gauges using threaded, flanged, in line, sanitary, or other types of connections.
In most cases, diaphragm seal bodies and the diaphragms themselves are stainless steel, but instrument industry leaders like WIKA also produce diaphragm seals from other materials including carbon steel and Hastelloy® C-276 for specific applications. WIKA’s diaphragm seals are designed to operate in pressure applications from 10″ Hg to 20,000 psi and at media temperatures between -130°F and +752°F.
Diaphragm seals are also installed on pressure transmitters and switches exposed to extreme conditions.

When to use a diaphragm seal

  • Protective diaphragm seals are typically used in applications where direct contact with the process media will degrade the instrument. Diaphragm seals should be considered under conditions including:
  • High-temperature media – A diaphragm can be designed to include a cooling element; for example, a diaphragm seal with an 8″ cooling tower can tolerate temperatures up to 750°F.
  • Corrosive media – WIKA can provide diaphragm seals made of a variety of custom alloys, including PTFE, gold and silver, or carbon steel. WIKA’s Metal Bonded Diaphragms are designed for processes requiring Hastelloy®, Monel® and Tantalum flush diaphragms.
  • Viscous or crystallizing media – Using pressure seals reduces the number of connections in a process, minimizing internal cavities where clogs typically form.
  • Media with suspended solids – Diaphragm seals minimize clogging in process applications such as pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, food and beverage, chemical, and waste water.
  • When overpressure protection is required – WIKA has designed a diaphragm seal with a continuous-duty contoured diaphragm bed for robust overpressure protection.
  • When sanitary cleanliness is required – WIKA’s patented InLine Seal™ makes sure that your process system does not develop “dead spaces” that encourage bacterial growth.
  • Highly toxic or dangerous media – An all-welded process gauge and diaphragm seal system offers extra protection to minimize the chance of any toxic media escaping.
Top quality WIKA diaphragm seals specifically designed around your processes can dramatically extend the lifetime of your pressure measurement instrumentation and lead to significant cost savings. Contact us to learn more about how a small investment in the right diaphragm seals pays off over the long run.

Forberg Scientific, Inc.
P: 855-288-5330

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Parker Autoclave 1-1/2" Fittings & Tubing - Up to 15,000 psi

High Flow and High Pressure don’t always mix…

If you’ve ever worked with high pressure fluids you know that with high pressure thick-walled tubing, the increased wall thickness takes away flow area (tubing maintains the O.D.).

So when flow is critical to your process as with Nitrogen Injection, it isn’t unusual to see dual (or even triple) tubing runs to meet pressure and flow requirements. Not any more…

Parker Autoclave Engineers continues our reputation of excellence as we design the hardware your application requires that will increase production while saving you money. We are happy to announce the availability of our NEW Medium Pressure 1½” Fittings and Tubing that are designed for working pressures up to 15,000 psi (1,034 bar).

With one run using this size tubing (flow area = 0.69 in2), you have nearly the same flow area as two 1” (combined area = 0.74 in2) tubing runs while maintaining the same system pressure with less opportunity to leak… at a lower cost to install.

For specifications and ordering information please consult out “Medium Pressure Fittings and Tubing” brochure in our catalog or online at www. As always, Parker Autoclave products are backed by our global sales and support network and friendly service is only a phone call away.

Parker Autoclave Engineers – High Pressure is our business.

If you would like to receive pricing & availability on Parker Autoclave fittings please contact Forberg Scientific, Inc.    P: 855-288-5330    E:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Heat Trace Cable Approved for Branch Sprinkler Systems Nelson LT and CLT Cable

Appleton Group proudly announces that Nelson’s LT and CLT self-regulating heating cables now have CSA and CSA-US approval for use on mains and branch sprinkler systems in both the United States and Canada. In addition, these heating cables now meet  IEEE 515.1-2012, and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 130-03 standards.  And when installed according to instructions will meet the requirements of the NEC 2014-NFPA 70, and CEC 2015
Nelson self-regulating electric heat trace cables are now listed and certified for freeze protection from the main water lines to the sprinkler heads. It’s a simpler, safer method of freeze protection.
  • Simple - Far less maintenance and lower costs than existing methods.
  • Reliable - Water will always be immediately available to the sprinkler heads rather than having to travel from the main lines. No potentially harmful antifreeze chemicals are needed.
What makes heat trace better?
  • Provides automatic heat to branch sprinkler lines when needed. Self-monitoring temperature controls ensure that heat is applied to pipes as soon as it’s needed.
  • Self-regulating heat output means the system automatically regulates temperature, reducing electricity use and allowing for cable to be overlapped without the risk of hot spots.
A better alternative - Up until now, you have only had two options for freeze protection from main water lines to sprinkler heads. Unfortunately, both these options come with downsides.
  • Dry systems require paying a professional annually to flush out the sprinkler system. Dry systems also mean that it may take water longer to reach the sprinkler system from the main water lines in the event of a fire, and the empty sprinkler system is vulnerable to rust caused by trapped moisture.
  • Chemical systems require adding antifreeze to the pipes. This method requires you to buy and add chemicals regularly. It also carries the risk of antifreeze leaking into drains and ground water, or being sprayed in your facility during a fire.
  • Warehouses
  • Loading docks
  • Outdoor areas for Restaurants, banquet halls and night clubs
  • Arenas and stadiums
  • Walk-in freezers
  • Car washes
  • Parking garages
With the addition of these new approvals, Nelson LT and CLT  heating cables will now be able to provide complete protection for fire sprinkler systems.  For more information, please visit our website at or contact Forberg Scientific, Inc. Customer Support and Technical Support at 1-855-288-5330 for any additional  inquires.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

DSO Valve Stems | Choosing The Right Brand Makes A Difference

Not all valve stems are the same, a commodity that can be chosen on price alone. Nothing could be further from the truth. Product failures not only cost money but most importantly valuable production time. DSO™ makes long lasting, quality products that will save both time and money in the long run. Below are some of the key POD's that make of the DSO™ Difference:
  • DSO™ bonds the rubber to a 316L SS head. This prevents the rubber from delaminating from the core and possibly ending up in the product stream in addition to proving longer life. Most competitors simply mold over the core without a bonding agent.
  • DSO™ stems have a fully machined shaft unlike the competition who use a rough cut. This provides a better fit as well as lessening the chances for contamination from trapped particles.
  • DSO™ rubber molds are all chamfered providing super fit and function while competitors eliminate that additional manufacturing step to save costs. Their product has a decidedly unfinished appearance.
  • All DSO™ shafts are checked for straightness and concentricity before shipping. We have seen plenty of competitor product that cannot say that. Out of round or bent shafts do not have a good life expectancy or good performance.
  •  DSO™ only uses 3A-1803 Certified rubber. DSO™ is listed on the 3A website as an approved supplier, some competitors are not. That is a potentially huge advantage.
  •  DSO™ rubber is typically 90 to 95 durometer which is harder than the typical 85-90 rating of the competitors. Harder rubber provides a longer life, decreasing maintenance time, and saving money.

Despite providing a product made to a higher level of quality DSO™ remains very cost competitive. Add in the longer life expectancy of the products from a more complete manufacturing process and customers will save money. DSO™ provides sample products allowing customers to see and feel the difference.

Find DSO™ valve stems and other related parts at Forberg Scientific's website.