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Constanze Schmitz

Constanze SchmitzConstanze Schmitz holds the position of editor of Processing & Control News Europe (PCN Europe) since 2006. She is responsible for the editorial content of the print and digital issues of the magazine as well as the website
Before working as an editor for Thomas Industrial Media, Constanze Schmitz worked for its sister company Thomas International Publishing Company as editor for the industrial buying guide Thomas Register.

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Gas detectors

in floating liquified natural gas facilities

Measurement and Instrumentation

On FPSO’s gas detectors need to offer fast response but also need to be highly dependable even when faced with saltwater spray and the high...

Common problems

during the transfer of powder

Processing Machinery

There are three simple solutions to improve powder transfer; vacuum transfer, gravity feed and the use of valves. By selecting the most appropriate...

Safety systems ensure

boiler protection and burner control

Automation and Communication

In Boxberg (Saxony), Vattenfall Europe Generation AG operates one of the biggest and most modern lignite-fired power stations in Europe. For...

Flue gas desulphurization

by semi-dry process

Processing Machinery

The combustion of sulphurous organic substances releases sulphur oxides which are harmful to the environment and health. These compounds must...

Wireless technology

helps prevent shutdowns at power plant

Automation and Communication

At the Slough Heat and Power energy facility in the UK, wireless transmitters monitor changes in boiler condensate conductivity, detecting leaks...

Vacuum sterilizer

for porous loads and liquids

Processing Machinery

The sterilizer ADV of Bosch Packaging Technology is suited for vacuum sterilization of porous loads, as well as for sterilization of liquids...

Screen changers increase

productivity in blown film extrusion

Processing Machinery

Several plants for the production of blown film by Hosokawa Alpine have been equipped with continuous screen changers to increase plant availability...

Flexicon to strengthen growth

in European French-speaking markets

To support increased demand by overseas processing plants for bulk handling systems Frenchman Matthieu Philippault joins the international sales...

Plastics product line

approved for drinking water

Equipment and Services

BASF has now started offering a portfolio of engineering plastics specially designed for applications that come into contact with drinking water....

Wireless pushbutton controller

enables control and notification in remote parts of plants

Automation and Communication

Honeywell announced the release of the new Limitless Wireless Operator Interface, WOI Series, which expands Honeywell’s Limitless wireless...

New director for SAS:

food industry expert Alan Burgess

Experienced food industry professional Alan Burgess has joined Spice Application Systems (SAS) as a director, taking on responsibility for sales...

High pressure regulators

for industrial control applications

Pumps, Valves and Fittings

Rotork has launched a range of compact high pressure pneumatic regulators for instrument and industrial control applications. The range features...

Portable LED work light

makes almost any dark area workable

Equipment and Services

Peli Products introduced the Peli ProGear LED Work Light / 9420 Remote Area Lighting System (RALS), as a portable LED work light that extends...


provide storage for moisture sensitive materials

Processing Machinery

Low humidity storage of moisture sensitive chemicals, electronics, and other materials can be a challenge, particularly large containers or large...

ABB survey

reveals attitudes to instrumentation

A survey by ABB into the use of process instrumentation has produced a snapshot of how process instrumentation users employ their instruments,...

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