Fast & Fluid Releases Harbil Next-Gen HA180 Paint Dispenser

Company News
November 26, 2019

Fast & Fluid Management (F&F) continues introducing new versions of its precision paint tinting and mixing equipment, with enhanced features based on feedback from customers’ involvement in the product development process.

To meet the needs of small- to medium-sized businesses, the F&F team recently launched its HA180 dispenser, which includes the same technology as the HA680 and HA480, but in a more compact design.

The compact Harbil offers clever features to make service even easier. A good example of this is the top refill lid. It turns open and shuts in just one movement, with magnets stopping the turntable in position. This turns to the right as standard but can just as easily be changed to the left or front by changing one screw.

F&F recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a new production line for the Harbil.

Covering the full spectrum of customers – from small paint shops to major industrial users – the development of the Harbil Next Gen series is based not only on research in the field and past results, but also on the Voice of the Customer (VoC) and by including them in the entire development process. Fast & Fluid is based in Sassenheim, the Netherlands.

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IDEX Fire & Safety Collaborates with Microsoft on “Smart Truck” IoT

Company News
November 25, 2019

In a case study and video, Microsoft recently featured the new “smart truck” technology created by IDEX Fire & Safety in partnership with REV, manufacturer of the highly-rated E-ONE Fire and Rescue vehicles.


This new IoT (Internet of Things) system monitors emergency vehicles – from their engines to their pumps and valves – to better anticipate maintenance needs before a truck breaks down, putting lives and property at risk.


The system uses Windows 10 IoT and Azure to connect the numerous systems and components of the fire truck, providing technicians and maintenance crews with real-time insights into a vehicle’s health.


These diagnostic insights and network capabilities are helping technicians and maintenance crews increase vehicle reliability, reduce downtime, and ultimately save lives.


To watch the Microsoft video, click here


To read the full Microsoft case study, click here

Fitzpatrick, Quadro Introduce New SDx Series Platform

Company News
November 14, 2019

Offering unparalleled milling flexibility and improved powder processing efficiency, The Fitzpatrick Company and Quadro Engineering Corp. recently developedthe SDx Series™ – Smart Drive Exchangeable Platform, the world’s first production-scale milling and screening platform offering three distinct powder processing solutions on a single, common drive.


Launched earlier this year, the IDEX MPT team previously received an increase in URSs (Customer User Specifications), demonstrating a need for powder processing solutions that offered the ability to interchange heads utilizing the same drive unit.


With the added benefit of reduced capital investment and cost of ownership by up to 75%, the new platform is designed to simplify IDEX’s core portfolio, and affords operators the ability to quickly and easily interchange the three heads to fulfill specific processing requirements, improve production efficiencies and reduce bottlenecks.


Formulators, Scientists, Researchers & Developers, and Technical Transfer Specialists can opt for a single platform and select the most appropriate powder processing technology to suit the application, thereby affording total flexibility and reducing overall space requirements. They include Fitzpatrick’s FitzMill, Quadro’s Comil®, and FlexSift Security Screening technologies.


Like the SLS-Scalable Lab System, the SDx Series utilizes SMART-detect, a unique equipment feature that automatically recognizes the head being installed and adjusts RPM to the appropriate level for optimum material processing, thereby reducing the potential for Operator error.


Wilf Sanguesa, Product Manager, Pharma Processing at Quadro Engineering / The Fitzpatrick Company, commented: “Quadro and Fitzpatrick have pioneered the flexibility of interchangeable milling heads in their respective fields. Since 2002, Fitzpatrick’s L1A lab model has afforded users the flexibility to interchange FitzMill and conical mill heads; and Quadro introduced the ComilSift in 2009, the first production-scale, single platform, dual-head interchangeable system for milling and/or security screening. With this heritage and our technical focus on delivering scalable and predictable material processing/milling results, we believe the new platform offers a standout, disruptive solution to the market.”


The Fitzpatrick Company and Quadro Engineering Corp. are Units of IDEX Material Processing Technologies and have been trusted partners of the majority of the world’s top pharmaceutical, chemical and food ingredient processing customers.



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