Akron Brass Releases Mercury Quick Attack LE Portable Monitor

Company News
July 31, 2019

Akron Brass, which manufactures firefighting nozzles, valves, monitors and vehicle electronics, recently announced the release of the Mercury Quick Attack LE Portable Monitor.

Working closely with a panel of emergency responders, Akron Brass developed the Mercury Quick Attack LE to help firefighters extinguish fires from a variety of angles.

With an elevation range between 10° and 50°, the portable monitor enables firefighters to hit low and high targets with a reach of up to 250 feet.

When seconds count, the compact, 15-pound monitor is quick to deploy and allows firefighters to reach the seat of a fire with ease.


Additional Features Include:


– New adjustable Mercury Nozzle that meets NPFA 1964 and EN 15767-2 standards

– Adjustable Mercury nozzle is the only fog nozzle with the reach of a smooth bore nozzle

– Oscillating nozzle for unmanned operation

– Knurled handle for improved grip

– Handle wiper to minimize debris collection

– Carbide tip spikes for added wear resistance

– Strap attached with bag for easy stowing

– Ability to combine monitor with a storage bracket and multiple Masterstream nozzles


To see the product in action, click here

IDEX Reports Second Quarter Results; Delivers Record Operating Margin and EPS; Raises Low End of Full Year EPS Guidance

News Release
July 25, 2019

LAKE FOREST, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 25, 2019– IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX) today announced its financial results for the three month period ended June 30, 2019.

Second Quarter 2019 Highlights

  • Sales were up 1 percent overall and 3 percent organically
  • Reported operating margin was 24.2 percent with adjusted operating margin of 24.5 percent, up 90 bps
  • Reported EPS was $1.48 with adjusted EPS of $1.50, up 7 percent
  • Acquired Velcora Holding AB in July


View full report at: https://investors.idexcorp.com/news-releases/news-release-details/idex-reports-second-quarter-results-delivers-record-operating

Fast & Fluid Management Featured on “How it’s Done” TV Show

Company News
July 24, 2019

Fast & Fluid, which manufactures precision paint tinting dispensers and mixing equipment, was recently featured on the Dutch TV program, “How it’s Done.”

Filmed earlier this year, the editors visited Fast & Fluid in Sassenheim, Netherlands, and filmed one of the new Harbil assembly lines. Strategic Product Line Manager, Goran Aleksijovski and Manager of Operations, André van Dijk give an overview of how we design, develop and produce our dispensers, who our customers are and what we find important.

To see “How it’s Done” with English subtitles, click here

IDEX Corporation Acquires Velcora Holding AB

Company News
July 18, 2019

IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) today announced the acquisition of Velcora Holding AB and its Roplan and Steridose businesses from FSN Capital Partners for cash consideration of 1.28 billion Swedish kronor (~$137 million).

Roplan is a global manufacturer of custom mechanical and shaft seals for a variety of end markets including food & beverage, marine, chemical, wastewater and water treatment. Steridose develops engineered hygienic mixers and valves for the global biopharmaceutical industry. Both companies are headquartered in Sweden, with operations in China, the United Kingdom and the United States. Total revenues are approximately 375 million Swedish kronor (~$40 million).

“We welcome Roplan and Steridose to the IDEX family of businesses. These companies complement both our Sealing Solutions as well as Health and Sciences platforms well,” IDEX Chairman and CEO Andy Silvernail said. “In our unique structure, companies retain a great deal of autonomy, while benefitting from the expertise and operating model at IDEX. Roplan and Steridose should flourish as part of our culture, where great teams win together by focusing on the things that matter most, combined with an obsession on solving our customers’ most challenging problems.”

To view source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190718005337/en/

PPE Launches Perlast Helios product at SEMICON WEST

Company News
July 9, 2019

Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), manufacturer of high-performance sealing technology, launched their new Perlast® Helios G7HA seal at the SEMICON West tradeshow today.

Perlast® Helios G7HA is a high purity perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) that offers outstanding long-term mechanical performance and plasma resistance in high temperature semiconductor applications.

Previously in the semiconductor sealing market, compromises had to be made between seal purity and high performance in plasma environments. Perlast® Helios G7HA is one of the first elastomer innovations to give reliable results across both purity and resistance to aggressive plasmas.

“Perlast® Helios G7HA is a step change in semiconductor equipment sealing,” said Knut Beekmann, Business Line Manager for Semiconductor at PPE.

In extensive testing, Perlast® Helios G7HA outperformed competitor materials in aggressive plasmas – including high concentrations of fluorine radical plasmas – at temperatures up to 310°C.

“This new material has been developed in line with what our customers have been asking for – a fully organic FFKM which delivers outstanding plasma resistance in high temperatures. We’re delighted with the results from laboratory testing and customer trials. We’re confident that G7HA will play a key role in cutting equipment downtime and reducing overall cost of ownership across a wide range of semiconductor applications,” he said.

Perlast® Helios G7HA has been developed for use in wet and dry semiconductor processes, including etching, stripping and cleaning. The new material is expected to be molded into dynamic and static sealing products, including isolation valves, chamber O-rings and gas inlet seals.

To view a video of the product, click here



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