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Lesman News Update for September 2015

Lesman Expands Flow Offering

Great Plains Industries - Flomec mechanical flowmeters

GPI Flomec Mechanical Flowmeters

We're pleased to announce that effective immediately, Lesman is now an authorized distributor for Flomec mechanical flowmeters. Flomec — a division of Great Plains Industries — specializes in high accuracy, high repeatability, affordable turbine and oval gear flowmeters for a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. They manufacture and stock these products in Wichita, KS, allowing for deliveries to Lesman customers within a week.

Complete product details will be available soon at Lesman.com. Till then, if you have an immediate need, call 800-953-7626.

In Stock at Lesman

Honeywell smart transmitters in stock

Need Chemical Seal Assemblies Tomorrow?

Recently, one of our process customers called with an emergency. Part of their operation includes monitoring pressure in a vessel that processes toxic materials for safe disposal, and their existing transmitter was failing. Without this process, their entire operation has to stop, and there's no work-around.

They needed a pressure transmitter with a chemical seal (to protect it from the harsh materials), and they needed it fast. Our team was able to assemble a Honeywell smart transmitter with a diaphragm seal, and get the assembly out the door for next-day delivery. The customer's downtime was minimal, and they were back in operation the next business day.

When you're in a rush, look to Lesman to deliver. We can provide next-day delivery on instrument assemblies with your choice of welded, clamped, and sanitary diaphragm seals and the appropriate fill fluid for your application. How? By stocking the most-requested models of Honeywell, Siemens, and WIKA transmitters, United Electric switches, and Ametek and WIKA pressure gauges, and assembling them on site in our filling station.

Let Nate, our factory-trained technician, take you on a guided tour and explain how it all works.

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United Electric Controls News

UE One Series Safety Transmitter family

SFF = 98.8%!
SIL2, SIL3 Certified
 
Prices Start at $795!

 

Mechanical Switches: Replace or Upgrade?

United Electric's SIL-rated One Series safety transmitters are designed for enhanced process and equipment protection and fast response in emergencies. And even if SIL ratings aren't critical to you, it may be time to consider upgrading from your electromechanical switches to their solid state digital counterparts.

In the July 2015 issue of ISA's InTech magazine, United Electric's Wil Chin and Rick Frauton give you an outline that can help you determine the value of investing in digital switches and transmitters. In "Is it time to switch switches?", they discuss eight criteria to help guide your decision, including these:

  • Operational visibility: The ease of finding and diagnosing switch failures
  • Implementing Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) to protect the process, people, and environment
  • Protection in hazardous environments: Working around shock, vibration, heat, and extreme pressure
  • Modernization: Connecting your switch data to a PLC or control system

If you routinely replace your mechanical switches to help avoid failure issue, check out the article and see if it's time to consider upgrading to electronic switches and transmitters.

Visit our website to get full specifications, dimensional and wiring diagrams, plus user and safety manuals.

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Get specs on the UE One Series Safety Transmitter

Siemens News

Siemens SITRANS MAG magnetic flowmeters for non-standard pipe configurations
1/2" to 3"
In Stock

Siemens Coriolis Flowmeter Meters Ship Quick

Need your coriolis meters delivered quickly? No problem!

Siemens is now stocking a variety of models and sizes of SITRANS FC430 and FC410 coriolis mass flowmeters, available to ship to you within 3-5 working days:

  • FC430 (shown at left) coriolis mass flowmeter
    1/2", 1", 2", and 3" sizes, 150# flanges, 4-20 mA, HART active I/O, integral compact transmitter with display, and FM Class 1, Div 1 approval
  • FC410 coriolis mass flowmeter
    1/2", 1", and 2" sizes, 150# flanges, integral digital sensor link, 4-20 mA, Modbus RTU via RS-485, compact mounting (no display), and FM Class 1, Div 1 approval

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Lesman Training News

Attend a free Lesman webinar

Webinar: How to Get Process Data on Your Desktop

In the second of our two-part webinar series on process recording, our product specialist, Dan Weise, will talk about how to get more performance from your recorders using the digital features, like Ethernet communications, alarms by text message, and advanced data analysis

You're hearing more and more about Internet-ready this and web-enabled that, but how does it help you get your job done? Please join us on Tuesday, September  22, at 9am Central to discover the power of getting your existing field sensor data onto the desktop or into a database where you can use it.

In this 45-minute webinar, you'll learn:

  • How to get your legacy sensor data to your desktop without reworking your entire process
  • How to find data quickly and interpret the results accurately
  • Using databases to search (You don't have to be a chart librarian anymore!)
  • Knowing what's going on in your process with alerts by e-mail or text message
  • Getting data to the decision-makers by using your existing plant network

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Did you miss the first half of this webinar series? Watch the recording of Replacing Your Paper Charts with Usable Data and download the slides from the Lesman Training Center.

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Products In Stock at Lesman

You Need It? Get It from Lesman Stock!

Time is money; and waiting for product from the factory or calling all over trying to find what you need are avoidable hassles. Save yourself the headache and make Lesman your first call for:

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40+ Hours of Free Video Training

Are you short on training budget and time? Need to get your newer staff up to speed on technology and instrumentation? Over the last several years, Lesman has been producing webinars on much-needed topics, to help our customers make the most out of their instrumentation. And all of our webinars are available online, free to watch anytime you need them.

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Visit the Lesman Training Center for a complete list of available recordings.

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