FMI and the Growing Pharmaceutical and Laboratory Science Industry

One of the fastest growing industries is the pharmaceutical and laboratory science field.  With the baby boomer population growing older, more investment is being made than ever before into new medicines and pharmaceutical drugs.  This year in March, Fluid Metering will be attending and exhibiting at two events that are geared towards these industries.

PITTCON

First up was PITTCON Conference & Expo in Chicago, IL from March 5-9.  This event is the world’s leading annual conference and exposition on laboratory science.  Attendees included both analytical chemists and laboratory scientists among other industry professionals.  The target audience of the show was anyone who participates in any aspect of the laboratory process from someone who analyzes, tests, or identifies chemical or biological properties of a compound, to the people who manage and run these laboratories.   Our product experts were on site at our booth, and had a great time demonstrating how devices like our programmable metering pumps can make the life of an analytical chemist, or laboratory scientist easier.  With great attendance at the this show, it was a great opportunity to see what is going on around the industry.

Interphex

Later in March, the Fluid Metering team will be attending INTERPHEX, at the Javits Center in New York City from March 21-23.  This is event is the premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device development show.  At booth #1468 our team will be answering questions and demonstrating products like our PDS-100 Programmable Dispensing System, which is the ideal system for the pharmaceutical industry.  Capable of dispensing or pumping fluids ranging from  2.5 μL per dispense, or 8 μL /min continuous, and up to 1536 mL/min into pressures ranging from 10 psi to 100 psi, this system will increase productivity and efficiency in the lab.

At Fluid Metering, we offer a wide range of reliable and efficient programmable metering pumps that can meet all the needs of the pharmaceutical and laboratory science industry.  From our FMI CeramPump® technology, to our intelligent programmable metering pumps, we offer multiple options for automated laboratory fluid & sample handling for analytical instrumentation.  Make sure to add us to your booth visitation schedule for INTERPHEX, and contact us here with any questions.

Fluid Metering Delivers Precision Fluid Control for Medical Instrumentation

Medical Industry pumps

When it comes to original equipment manufacturing (OEM), Fluid Metering, Inc. has the right capabilities and products for the medical industry. Our wide range of products can help deliver precise amounts for dispensing, aspirating, rinsing, and mixing systems. They are also frequently used for syringe pump replacement for incorporating in medical equipment designs for dialysis, diagnostic, and clinical chemistry.

Regardless of your medical application, Fluid Metering understands the importance of precision every time. Our innovative, patented “No-Valve” design means there’s only one moving part in the fluid path, so problems or errors caused by leaky or clogged valves are eliminated. Internal components are made from dimensionally stable, sapphire-hard ceramics.  When it comes to precision, accuracy, and reliability, Fluid Metering has the right products and designs for critical fluid control applications. When a unique pump is needed, Fluid Metering has the ability to get you what you need from high performance to accuracy to long-term reliability.

Over 55 years ago, Fluid Metering began offering pumps and dispensers which were valveless rotating and reciprocating piston metering pumps. Over the years, our products have evolved to meet the ever changing needs of the medical field. What remains the same is our commitment to accuracy, precision, and durability.
OEM metering pumps

If your medical instrumentation design requires precision fluid control down to the microliter range, FMI’s miniature OEM metering pumps and dispensers offer displacement of 0 to 1280 microliters per revolution with continuous flow rates up to 4 L/min, 1.8° stepper motors with opto sensors, and 0.5% precision without recalibration for over millions of cycles. We have many standard OEM models available, as well as design capabilities for custom requirements.

MD&M West ’17

From February 7-9 we will be exhibiting our interactive display of OEM pumps for medical and analytical application at MD&M West’17 in Anaheim, CA.  In addition to our line of precision OEM pumps, we will be displaying our PDS-100 programmable dispenser. Utilizing the same valveless technology as our OEM pump line, the PDS-100 is ideal for production dispensing used in the assembly of disposable medical components. Our team will be on hand at booth # 2383 to demonstrate our products, answer questions, and provide you with solutions for your specific application requirements.  Keep up to date on the latest Fluid Metering Tradeshow news by following us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

2017 FMI Tradeshow Schedule

Our 2017 trade show schedule kicks off with the MD&M West event in Anaheim, CA from February 7th-9th. This show is one of the largest medical design and manufacturing events in the world and annually draws over 20,000 industry professionals from leading companies in the industry. The packed schedule over three days includes product development strategy sessions, design technique presentations and in-depth workshop learning.

People at a Tradeshow

Fluid Metering, Inc. will be exhibiting our valveless metering pumps and dispensers at Booth #2383. Our experienced application specialists will be able to answer any questions, and work with you to discuss solutions that will meet your specific requirement and needs. We will also be holding working demonstrations of our products and our unique valveless pump technology.

Our products are uniquely designed to meet the requirements of the medical industry. Tasks such as precise dispensing, aspirating, rinsing and mixing systems can easily be performed by our intelligent programmable metering pumps. Also our products are ideal for syringe pump replacement in diagnostic, clinical chemistry, dialysis and medical equipment manufacturing. Our technology can also be used to for dispensing adhesives and lubricants used in assembly of disposable medical components.

Besides the MD&M West show we have a full schedule of trade shows that we will be attending in 2017, both in the United States and abroad. Trips to South Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan and Germany make up our overseas trade show itinerary. In the United States we will be exhibiting at shows in Chicago, New York City, and San Diego. A full list of the dates of trade shows we are attending, and our exhibiting booth numbers can be found on our trade shows page.

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The Importance of Denitrification of Effluent Wastewater

Water is the one of the most important resources on planet Earth.  It is vital that we protect the quality of our water, and make sure it is safe for everyone who needs it throughout the world.  At Fluid Metering Inc. we understand the seriousness of making sure water is treated properly, and offer valveless piston pumps for the complete denitrification of effluent wastewater.  The amount of fresh water that is available on our planet is limited, so it is important to treat it properly.

Hazards of Nitrogen in Untreated Wastewater Effluent

In untreated wastewater effluent, nitrogen is present that in high concentrations can pose major environmental concerns when released into bays and watersheds.  As nitrogen is an end-product of the bacterial metabolism of ammonia, it can deplete dissolved oxygen in receiving water.  It also stimulates the growth of aquatic plant and algae growth which causes hypoxia and also blocks sunlight from reaching submerged marine life which creates a condition known as eutrophication.  Nitrate compounds in drinking water can also cause the human health condition known as methemoglobinemia which alters the oxygen-carrying capacity of hemoglobin.  Due to these hazards, it is important that the levels of nitrogen created during the wastewater treatment process be reduced before the effluent is discharged into the environment.

Effluent denitrification system

Denitrification Using Methanol

Using a process known as denitrification, water facilities convert the excess nitrates into nitrogen gas, which is then vented into the atmosphere instead of being released into waterways.  One of the most cost-effective denitrification options is with the use of methanol.  Methanol is used in wastewater applications as the carbon source that breaks down the nitrates.  Because methanol is volatile, wastewater treatment facilities need specific metering pumps that are specially designed to dispense the chemical.  Our CeramPump® line of valveless metering pumps is ideally suited for this.  Constructed from inert and corrosion resistant ceramic parts, with only one moving part in the fluid path, it is highly reliable and extremely precise with an output variation of only ±1% of set value.  The use of sapphire-hard, dimensionally stable, ceramic internal components allows precision manufacturing with tight clearances and the elimination of multiple check valves provides a metering pump that can self-prime down to the micro-liter range and never lose prime.

WEFTEC 2016

This year we will be at WEFTEC 2016 in New Orleans, LA from September 26-28.  This is the premier water quality conference for professionals looking for water quality solutions and the latest industry innovations focusing on protecting our water and environmental resources.  At booth #7416 our product experts will be on hand displaying our unique valveless pump technology and answering questions.  For more information visit our tradeshow section or contact us.

Where to Find FMI in 2016

2016 has been a busy year for Fluid Metering, Inc. as we have been attending great tradeshows all around the world, with still more to go!  We will be continuing to exhibit our valveless metering pumps, dispensers and our many other products at shows during the rest of 2016.  Locations where we will be attending shows include Shenzhen, China; Goyand, Korea; New Orleans, LA; Shanghai, China; Chicago, IL; and Dusseldorf, Germany.

booth-IFT

The remaining shows we will be attending this year are centered towards a wide range of industries including shows for medical device manufacturers, automation systems, water quality solutions, laboratory technology and processing and packaging.  At these shows we will be exhibiting the many uses of our products.

On hand at each show will be experienced application specialists available to answer questions and provide product demonstrations.  Our Fluid Metering product specialists will also be available to review your specific requirements and recommend a solution that will meet your needs.

We will be at the International Component Manufacturing & Design Show at booth #H3-E19 in Shenzhen, China from August 30-September 1.  This show is for medical device manufacturers and upstream product suppliers.

From September 6-9 Fluid Metering will be in Goyang, Korea for the KOFAS 2016 (KINTEX) – International Factory Automation System Show.  This show is an exhibition specializing in automation systems and includes machinery companies and factory automation system manufacturers.

At the end of September we will be at WEFTEC 2016 in New Orleans, LA.  This is a water quality conference for professionals who are looking for water quality solutions.   Our application specialists will be on hand at booth # 7416 to demonstrate our water treatment products.

In October we will be at Analytica China in Shanghai in Hall N2, booth #2276.  This is an international trade fair for laboratory technology and biotechnology.

We will finish our 2016 tradeshow schedule in November with two shows.  First we will be at the PACK EXPO which is a joint venture with the Pharma EXPO from November 6-9.  This tradeshow is taking place in Chicago, IL and we will be at booth W-581.  After that we will be attending Medica/COMPAMED 2016 in Dusseldorf, Germany from November 14-17.  This is the world’s largest medical marketplace and a leading trade fair for the medical supplier industry.

For more information about the remaining shows we will be attending and exhibiting at, as well as any changes or updates, visit our tradeshow page.

Fluid Metering, Inc. Trade Show Schedule 2016

Fluid Metering, Inc. (FMI) will be embarking on a full schedule of trade shows in 2016 to exhibit our valveless metering pumps and dispensers, as well as our other products. We will be traveling to shows all around the world with appearances currently scheduled for 8 different cities including: Anaheim, CA; Atlanta, GA; Shanghai, China; New York City, NY; Düsseldorf, Germany; Munich, Germany; Chicago, IL; and Philadelphia, PA.

At each show there will be working demonstrations of Fluid Metering products with experienced application specialists there to answer questions. These specialists will also be able to demonstrate products, review your specific requirements and recommend a solution for your application. Our product line includes metering pumps, OEM pumps, metering systems, water treatment pumps, pump heads and pump accessories.

Shows are geared towards a wide variety of professional industries including the biotechnology industry, food industry, laboratory technology industry, medical industry, pharmaceutical industry, and the processing and packaging industries.

 

A calendar showing the months of 2016.
Visit Fluid Metering, Inc. at a Trade Show Booth in 2016

 

The first show of the year we will be attending is the MD&M West Show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. This show is known as the world’s largest medical design and manufacturing event and we will be at Booth #2383 from February 9-11.

Our next show will be PITTCON in Atlanta, Georgia from March 7-10 at the Georgia World Congress Center. This show is known as the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science and we will be there at Booth #1956.

In April, we will be at two shows in different parts of the world. First we will be at the CMEF Spring 2016 Show at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China from April 15-18 in the IVD Section. After that from April 26-28, we will be at INTERPHEX 2016 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, NY at Booth #1468.

For our full year schedule with dates, locations and booth numbers, as well as any changes and updates, check out our trade show page on our website.

Valveless, Ceramic Piston Pumps Take the Stage in New York & Dusseldorf, Germany

During the week of November 16th, Fluid Metering (FMI) will be showcasing its line of valveless metering pumps and dispensers at two high profile international trade shows: The Chem Show and Medica:

The CHEM Show at the Javits Convention Center in New York City highlights chemical process equipment ranging from laboratory and pilot plant to full-scale process and production applications. This year is extra special, since it is the 100th anniversary of the show. We are very excited to be a part of it and look forward to seeing you. Come visit us at Booth # 543.

Simultaneously, in Dusseldorf, Germany, Fluid Metering will participate at Medica, which is considered one of the largest medical equipment exhibitions worldwide. Located in the Compamed component section, you can find us in the USA Pavilion at Booth #  8b/G20-3.

Fluid Metering is WEEE, RoHS, and ISO 9001:2008 certified and provides precision fluid control for medical applications ranging from miniature instrumentation pumps to process and production dispensing systems. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality products on time, every time.