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Valtorc Joins VMA

This week the Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) welcomed Valtorc as our newest full member. This is the sixth new VMA member of 2019 so far.

Since 1980, Valtorc International has been a major supplier in the industrial control and valve market worldwide. Valtorc has a broad product line of standard control devices.


Tony Pecora Retiring from AUMA Actuators

Tony PecoraTony Pecora has announced that he will be retiring from AUMA Actuators on May 1, 2019.

Tony has spent the last 36 years in various roles from applications to vice president of sales. He has travelled extensively throughout North and South America setting up sales channels, establishing customer relationships and promoting AUMA to the various industries it serves. Tony’s hard work and dedication have helped elevate the organization from the 12 employees when he joined to over 120 today. Tony is also a recipient of VMA's top honor, the Man of the Year of the award in 2017.

Tony has agreed to continue working with AUMA as a consultant, allowing him to remain engaged in the valve and actuator industry.  

Spirax-Sarco to Acquire Thermocoax

Spirax-Sarco Engineering said it had signed a binding definitive agreement to acquire Thermocoax Developpement from Chequers Capital and TCR Capital for approximately $179 million.

The signing of the agreement followed the conclusion of exclusive negotiations announced on February 18.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals in France, Germany and the U.S., expected by the second quarter of the year.  

Emerson Earns Industry-First Cybersecurity Certification

Emerson has received the industry’s first ISASecure System Security Assurance (SSA) Level 1 certification for cybersecurity. The certification, issued by industry consortium ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI), independently certifies that Emerson’s DeltaV distributed control and safety systems are robust against network and system attacks.

The ISA cybersecurity certification is designed to help the industry navigate the ever-changing digital landscape and recognize products with enhanced cybersecurity measures. ISASecure SSA Level 1 certification covers the most critical standards of the automation industry’s leading family of standards, ANSI/ISA 62443 (IEC 62443).

Rotork Used for Shale Oilfield Pipeline’s Solar Solution

Rotork actuators have been specified for use in solar powered control stations for water gathering pipelines in the oilfields of West Texas and New Mexico.

The use of solar power in industrial valve automation stretches back several decades but technological improvements in efficiency and storage means the technology has become more reliable and a practical alternative for sites in isolated areas.

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