Parker Hannifin, Cleveland, a manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, created a new division, Parker Bioscience. The division, which has sites in Birtley, U.K., and Oxnard, Calif., will deliver food and beverage, international bioprocessing and healthcare solutions, the company said. These were previously operated under the Parker Dominick Hunter brand.

The International Society of Automation, Research Triangle Park, N.C., and its Beamex, Marietta, Ga., partner released a free eBook called Calibration Essentials. The eBook is an informative resource with 60 detailed pages covering all essential topics relating to calibration, the company said.

Tate & Lyle, London, provider of specialty food ingredients and solutions, and HORN, North America’s distributor of specialty ingredients and raw materials, formed a new partnership. Tate & Lyle said it selected HORN as its preferred national distributor in the United States for its specialty ingredients developed for the nutrition industry. The distribution partnership began on March 1, 2018.

Ross Systems and Controls (SysCon), Savannah, Ga., said it completed the qualification to self-certify its touchscreen purged panels as meeting the rigorous standards of Underwriters Laboratories’ UL-698A Code and the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA-496 Code. UL-698A covers industrial control panels designed for hazardous locations, including the use of safe barriers. The NFPA-496 standards relate to purged and pressurized enclosures, the company said. Purge systems are an alternative to traditional NEMA 7, 9 explosion-proof enclosures and are suitable for most all hazardous locations, including:

  • Class I, Divisions I and II for gas and vapor environments
  • Class II, Divisions I and II for dust environments.

Matrix, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia expanded its manufacturing capability in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with the addition of a third manufacturing building on its current 6-acre site. The new building of 100,000 square meters is solely dedicated to the manufacturing of flavors. It comprises of three manufacturing stories to support powder, liquid production and warehousing. The facility also boasts five stories that house offices, QA/QC laboratories and sensory evaluation and training areas. The manufacturing facility includes Matrix’ first semi-auto-dosing machine for the key compounding of flavors and streamlining the production toward optimization and efficient production, the company said.

Mallard Manufacturing, a manufacturer of gravity flow storage products, announced its second expansion in three years with a new 30,000-square-foot building at its headquarters and manufacturing location in Sterling, Ill. The overall Mallard facility is now 20% larger, the company said. The new building adds to the recently expanded 150,000-square-foot building to accommodate increase sales volume and to streamline operations.

Columbia Machine, Vancouver, Wash., said that Peak Equipment, South Plainfield, N.J., joined the Columbia family as an outside sales agency representing Columbia’s complete line of palletizing and load transfer solutions throughout Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. Peak Equipment serves a variety of industries, including food and bakery. Columbia Machine manufactures inline high-speed, high-level, floor-level and robotic palletizers, load transfer stations and provides system integration.