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Who Orders the Switch?

When customers order pneumatic actuators from us, we often get the question, “Should we order the switches from the switch manufacturer, or should ASEPCO?” Well, it can work either way, but we thought that knowing the insider story would help answer your question. We are happy to place an order for any switch/positioner/control top for you. We have worked with…

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Is It a Valve or a Flow Controller?

The need to control flow within pipes is not new, and that’s what flow controllers are for, right? One of our customers thought otherwise. This particular pharmaceutical company couldn’t use a standard flow controller because of contamination issues. They tried to use a positioner with a Weir valve, but couldn’t get the low-volume flow control that they needed. Their solution?…

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Can You Quote a Switch with That?

Recently, one of our customer service technicians was quoting a valve for a customer. Almost as an afterthought, the customer said, “Can you quote a switch with that?” This is not unusual. Automation is common these days, and valves are often supplied with switches. What our customers know about switches varies. Many customers give us a specific brand and model…

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Major Challenges for the Biotech Industry in the Future, Part 2

An interview with Randy Cotter Sr., Owner Cotter Consulting, Inc. (formerly Cotter Corporation), December 5, 2014 This is the second article in our series about what industry experts think are the greatest challenges for our industry and where they think the industry is heading. Randy is one of the pioneers in the development and installation of piping system for the…

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What Happened to the Skilled Trades?

What Happened to the Skilled Trades? The Decline Since the last recession, the unemployment/underemployment rate has greatly increased. The number of manufacturing jobs, for example, has eroded steadily in this country over the past 35 years. Many have gone offshore, and others have been replaced by robotics. The pinnacle of employment for manufacturing jobs was in 1979. Today we employ…

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What are the Major Challenges for the Biotech Industry in the Future?

An interview with William M. “Bill” Huitt, December 4, 2014, Owner, W. M. Huitt Co. We decided a few months back to write a series of articles about what industry experts felt were the greatest challenges for our industry, and where they thought the industry was heading. This is the first of those articles. We have known Bill Huitt for…

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About ATEX

or How to Ensure you Don’t Blow Anything Up This month we’re adding a new feature to our ASEPTIMIX mixer line: ATEX! You might have seen ATEX marks on some of your equipment and wondered what they meant, for example: Or you might be unfamiliar with ATEX altogether. ATEX is an acronym for Atmosphères Explosibles. It’s shorthand for a set…

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A Mixer for the Multitudes

Here at ASEPCO we always strive to make it right. This not only means we endeavor to have the best customer service possible, but also that we continue to create new and exciting innovations. One of our latest is ASEPCO’s new mixer line, the ASEPTIMIX. The idea behind the ASEPTIMIX was to design a mixer unit that not only dropped…

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Diaphragm Material Survey Results

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own. ~ Henry Ford Like Henry Ford, ASEPCO knows that the way to our customers’ hearts is to produce high-quality, long-lasting products at affordable prices. Our two…

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Ward Off Vampires by Staying Updated with the 2014 ASME BPE Standard

We’re all familiar with the myth of the modern vampire: they live forever by feeding off the blood or life force of others. This myth was most likely created by a lack of knowledge of decomposition and disease. In Voltaire’s Philosophical Dictionary he states, “These vampires were corpses, who went out of their graves at night to suck the blood…

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