Bürkert is present in thirtyfive countries around the world. We also work with a large network of distributors and partners, which means we are as close as possible to our customers. This global presence ensures full service and support to all of our customers in every country around the world.
Research is the lifeblood of our company. At Bürkert, we are never satisfied with the status quo and are continually seeking new technologies and solutions for our customers. Every year, our people develop new and highly advanced products and solutions, ranging from integrated process measurement and control units to the most sophisticated systems used in pharmaceutical research.
To be a market leader, we are also an R&D leader. Therefore, our investment in research & development is one of the highest in our industry. In our research centres in Germany and France, 150 people are committed to working for a common future for our company and our customers.
We are committed to offering our expertise wherever it is needed, anywhere in the world. This global presence ensures that our advances in fluid control technology are also global.
Recent developments by Bürkert have enabled its ground-breaking precision liquid flowmeter, FLOWave, to be incorporated into process skids providing a lightweight, cost effective, solution for hygienic applications.
Coriolis flowmeters first came into commercial use in the 1970s and ever since they have been developed and refined to meet a growing number of applications across a wide range of industries. However, where fluid density is not required, there is an alternative that offers all of the accuracy of Coriolis as well as addressing many of its substantial drawbacks.
For many industries, pneumatic conveying brings a number of advantages, not least the lack of moving parts and system flexibility. However, it is essential that such systems are properly controlled in order to maintain efficiency and the quality of the product in transit. Delivering effective process control systems requires an understanding of both the technology and the industry itself.
The world of fluid control systems presents a whole host of challenges for those involved in designing, operating and maintaining them. Not least of these is finding the most suitable valve for an application; the choice seems almost endless but help is at hand for those who prefer to select all of their components from one source. With a comprehensive catalogue and easy access to expert technical advice, Bürkert can provide the complete solution.
Designing and building process control panels requires considerable experience and expertise, especially when they are destined for hazardous areas. These potentially explosive atmospheres, or zoned areas, are more common than you’d think, with applications spread across a number of industries from obvious ones like oil & gas to less well-recognised areas such as food & drink or rail.
Bürkert has bucked the industry trend for price increases by implementing a price freeze for January 2017. While many other manufacturers have already communicated price rises between 5% and 11%, Bürkert aims to maintain current price levels for its customers.
The traditional lead time of 6-8 weeks for an electromagnetic flowmeter has been cut to just 10 working days by Bürkert. Although a relatively low volume product, ‘magmeters’, as they are commonly known, are used in many applications but replacement parts are often made to order which can delay projects or reduce productivity for a considerable time. Faster delivery should benefit end users and process equipment manufacturers alike.
Bürkert Fluid Control Systems has appointed Damien Moran as a dedicated Account Manager for Ireland. The position supports customers in specifying fluid control systems by coordinating the expertise from Bürkert’s worldwide stock and engineering centres to deliver cost effective, bespoke solutions.
Increasing competitiveness and higher levels of regulatory compliance are placing greater demands on the food and beverage industry; improving automation levels and plant integration can address these concerns. However, with every installation being unique, creating an automation solution that is specifically matched to the application requires considerable expertise.
Process control in hygienic applications, such as the food and beverage sector, demands a great deal from the components that are used to manage the manufacturing and cleaning processes. Choosing the right steam control valve can bring a number of benefits including precision, reliability, minimal maintenance and durability in challenging environments.