WELCOME TO NORTHEAST CONTROLS
Since 1967, Northeast Controls' goal has been to partner with industry leaders to improve their profits and enable them to continue their capital and MRO investments in their plants. The money we uncover and save our customers through process automation improvements can help create jobs and have direct impact on improving the operating efficiencies of manufacturing plants. Our unique combination of valuable process expertise and leading products/solutions from our business partners, such as Emerson Process Management, create an unmatched capability for the process automation industry
Northeast Controls operates from our Corporate Headquarters in Clifton Park, New York, located just 20 miles north of Albany, NY (our state's capital), and we also have branch office locations in Rochester and Buffalo, NY, to locally serve customers in those geographic areas as well. Supplementing our automation technical application skills and process industry manufacturing knowledge, we are a complete process industries solution provider through the products and services available from our strong, legacy affiliation with Emerson Process Management and several solid partnerships we maintain with predominant suppliers of many other products for the process industries. This combination has enabled us to provide our customers with the profit improvement solutions to their business challenges that our company is known for. There is no wonder why our customers have consistently turned to us for providing process knowledge, product applications expertise, and the service focus they require.
Emerson Process Management has enhanced its portable CSI 2140 Machinery Health Analyzer with a wireless interface to popular laser shaft alignment tools. This advance reduces two burdens -- equipment and time -- for operators performing vibration analysis and corrective tasks in the field.
The CSI 2140 already offers four-channel plus phase data collection to save time and effort, advanced vibration analysis that embeds expertise in the tool, and multi-plane balancing to correct imbalance in industrial fans. By adding a wireless link to laser fixtures, Emerson further streamlines the work process. Using the CSI 2140, personnel can perform route-based vibration data collection; analyze the root cause; and align the machine -- all in one trip. At the same time, they can identify and solve machinery faults to prevent any unplanned downtime.
Tom Nelson, CSI 2140 senior technology manager at Emerson, defined the addition of alignment as, “the last piece of the puzzle to deliver a single, superior tool for diagnosing and correcting faults in rotating equipment.”
The shaft alignment option for the CSI 2140 uses the familiar, intuitive Emerson interface to guide technicians through a three-step process that quickly achieves precision alignment. The laser fixtures employ a unique Sweep technology to measure misalignment easily, even in tight clearance applications. An advanced option monitors the corrective machine moves in vertical and horizontal directions simultaneously. All data collected with the CSI 2140 can be uploaded wirelessly to a single database using the AMS Suite: Machinery Health™ Manager software. This enables the maintenance team to collect data, analyze problems, and document results in parallel.
For more information on the CSI 2140 Machinery Health Analyzer, please visit www.EmersonProcess.com/ResolveProblems.
Northeast Controls is pleased to announce our representation of Virgo Automated and Manual Ball Valves. Virgo is one of the world's leading manufacturers in the engineered, on-off valve market, and complements Northeast Controls' Fisher control valve business and other product lines. The Virgo product lines available through Northeast Controls include: Floating Ball Valves, Trunnion Mounted Ball Valves, Metal Seated Ball Valves, Welded Body Valves, Cryogenic Valves, and Top Entry Valves in a wide choice of standard materials as well as special materials such as Duplex, Super Duplex, and Iconel. Please contact one of Northeast Controls Sales Engineers to discuss your particular application needs so we can assist you.
Some valves need extra attention. You know which ones. Critical valves need critical attention at startup. When high temperatures, pressure, and corrosive materials are involved, you need these valves to perform quickly and flawlessly, with tight shut-off. That's where Northeast Controls' experts can really help you get your plant off to a great start. Our Instrument & Valve Startup Services include several indispensable steps for starting up and commissioning your critical valve applications. First, we review your valve's manufacturing specifications by checking its serial card for assembly configuration. We'll also check your valve's factory diagnostic benchmark. We'll check components such as tubing and linkages for any sign of external damage, and we'll ensure proper mounting of the valve.
Next comes a full seven-point diagnostic test, where we'll check and confirm travel, bench set, friction, seat load, trim condition, response to input signal, and stroking speed. Finally, we'll tune and calibrate the positioner, then issue a full exit report. When you purchase Valve Startup Services, you receive an enhanced service warranty (parts and labor) on the serviced valves, all included in our basic package. You can also purchase an ongoing Diagnostic Agreement, assuring that your critical valve will stay trouble-free and perform optimally. This plan includes one annual preventive maintenance servicing. Got a critical application planned for your plant, or do you have an upcoming plant outage or turnaround? Contact a Northeast Controls Account Manager or Sales Engineer to help you keep your processes profitable and your valves working at peak performance.
Fisher's Control-Disk™ valve offers excellent throttling performance and is ideal for applications that involve fast processes and varying pressure drops, such as in the chemical, pulp and paper, and metals and mining industries. The Control-Disk valve’s wide control range is twice that of traditional butterfly valves for better adherence to set point. This improved capability allows control closer to the target set point, regardless of process disturbances, which results in a reduction in process variability.
DeltaV Version 12 Adds Increased Flexibility, Predictability, and Security While Reducing Complexity
The DeltaV System’s v12 release comes with big technological innovations that provide customers with new levels of flexibility, predictability and security along with reduced operating costs. Key features in this release include the expansion of Emerson’s innovative electronic marshalling, combining the proven performance and reliability of the DeltaV Safety Instrumented System (SIS) with the installation flexibility and space savings of its Electronic Marshalling technology. This new SIS offering greatly simplifies design, installation, wiring and commissioning of SIS projects, while at the same time increasing capacity and reducing footprint. Based on human centered design (HCD) principles, the new logic solver architecture uses Electronic Marshalling and characterization module (CHARM) technology to eliminate the need for conventional marshalling, which simplifies both installation and commissioning processes.
The v12 release also includes integrated Virtualization technology which enables users to easily consolidate computer resources and reduce implementation and maintenance costs. DeltaV Virtual Studio makes it easy to create virtual DeltaV systems from pre-built templates and preconfigured virtual networks. The v12 release can also allay users’ growing systems security concerns. The new Emerson Smart Firewall product in v12 allows users to easily set up a safe and secure network for the automation system, locking down the the control system network against unauthorized downloads and hacking without costly consulting from security experts.
For process industry users who produce in batches, the v12 release includes an easy-to-use analytics application that provides real-time quality predictions while the batch is in process. Using sophisticated models, it can trace the causes of manufacturing variations that can render a product below specifications or unmarketable. The application can help users correct manufacturing problems before the batch becomes irreparably compromised. For more information on Emerson Process Management's industry leading DeltaV System click here.