IDEX Corporation, based in Lake Forest, Illinois, is a publicly traded company engaged in the development, design, and manufacture of fluidics systems and specialty engineered products. IDEX Corporation's products, which include pumps, clamping systems, flow meters, optical filters, powder processing equipment, hydraulic rescue tools, and fire suppression equipment, are used in a variety of industries ranging from agriculture to semiconductor manufacturing. The company's name is an acronym of "Innovation, Diversity, and Excellence." Business units include: Fluid & Metering Technologies Health & Science Technologies Dispensing Equipment Fire & Safety / Diversified Products Wikipedia.
Hall J.H.,IDEX Corp
Chemical Engineering | Year: 2010
The two major classes of process pumps such as centrifugal and rotary positive displacement require completely different control techniques. In centrifugal pumps, the control valve response is not directly proportional to the control signal. An increasingly popular control option is to use variable speed drive (VSD) systems with centrifugal pumps. Increasing or decreasing speed allows a broader range of control by shifting the performance curve and best efficiency points (BEP). The rotary pumps cannot be controlled by changing system head because they can develop infinite pressure until something in the system releases it, normally a pressure relief valve that is integral to the pump. Controllability suggests that centrifugal pumps are suited to simple batch processes and tank transfer applications with limited variability than to continuous processes, where two liquid streams must be blended in constant proportions within restrictive control limits.
IDEX Corp | Date: 2012-11-12
Rotary vane pumps include casings having asymmetrical cavities that accommodate a rotor. For a single pump chamber, one portion of the rotor abuts or nearly abuts the inner wall of the cavity at a single location while one portion of the rotor and the inner wall are not in contact with each other thereby defining a pump chamber. For a dual pump chamber embodiment, two diametrically opposed portions of the rotor abut or nearly abut the inner wall of the cavity while two portions of the rotor and inner wall are not in contact with each other thereby defining the two pump chambers. The two pump chambers are disposed on opposite sides of the minor axis of the cavity. The cavities of each pump are skewed so each pump chamber is larger in volume at the inlet end than at the outlet end.
IDEX Corp | Date: 2013-03-15
Pump assemblies are disclosed that have a magnetically driven pump-head subassembly and a pump-driver subassembly coupled thereto, wherein the pump-driver subassembly includes a pump-driver enclosure. The pump-head subassembly comprises a rotatable magnet contained in a magnet cup extending into the pump-driver enclosure. The pump-driver subassembly has a printed circuit board (PCB) in the pump-driver enclosure and a stator mounted to the PCB. The stator coaxially surrounds the magnet cup. The magnet cup has a distal-end wall. The printed circuit board includes a stator-driving circuit and at least one signal-processing circuit. The PCB defines a void relative to the distal-end wall that exposes at least half the distal-end wall. The pump-driver enclosure has an aspect ratio of no greater than one (unity).
IDEX Corp | Date: 2014-05-13
Circulators in the nature of water heaters; Cleansing/sanitizing system comprising a containment enclosure specially adapted for containing an atomized cleansing/sanitizing spray mechanism for use in the cleansing/sanitizing of objects including articles of manufacture, natural products, foods and pharmaceuticals; Environmental control apparatus, namely, particle activators for use in soil remediation, drinking water treatment, municipal and industrial wastewater treatment; Heaters and warmers for medical and surgical solutions; Immersion heaters; Industrial-water purifying apparatus; Slurry treatment units for stabilizing and sanitizing slurry; Thickening and dewatering machines for use in treatment of liquids including water, industrial effluent and sewage; Water heaters for deionized and purified water and chemicals and acids for industrial use; Water purification, sedimentation and filtration apparatus for clarification, thickening and filtration of water, waste water and industrial water; Water purifiers.
IDEX Corp | Date: 2016-04-19
Metal fittings and fasteners for pipes, hoses, metal connectors and parts of and accessories therefor, namely, metal bands, strips, strapping, clips, clamps, buckles, hose fittings, menders, couplings, adapter unions, nipples, yokes, brackets, nipple pushers, adapters, cutters, bench mounts, nuts, bolts, screws, rivets, ball bearings, levers, handles, signal mounts, brackets, seals, racks, metal-backed patches; kits comprising metal patches, metal strapping bands, metal clips and metal adapters for pipe repair or sealing and containers; kits comprising metal hoses, metal connectors, hose fittings, couplings and adapters for conveying lines and containers; metal pipes for pumps and metal pipes for liquid and gas transfer; metal containers for storage of liquids; metal containers for compressed gas or liquid air; metal couplings for fire hoses; metal water pipe valves; industrial tapping and linestopping equipment, namely, metal manually-operated valves and parts thereof for fluid-conveying lines. Comminution machines and reduction machines, namely, grinding mills, hammer mills, cage mills, roll mills, crushers, pulverizers, shredders, refiners, breakers, and granulators; machines for reducing the size of particulate matter; vacuum pumps for machines; conveyors and machines for conveying solids for handling particulate matter; filters for machines used to reduce the size of particulate matter; processing machines for mixing, dispersing, sieving, emulsifying, homogenizing, deagglomerating, suspending and gasification of liquids and powders; dry milling machines; grinding machines; machines for use in granulation; milling machines, namely, conical screen mills; and structural parts and fittings for the aforesaid goods; pumps, namely, turbine, hydraulic, gear, vane vacuum, lubricating, centrifugal, rotary, positive displacement, lobe and diaphragm pumps and component parts therefore, namely, in-line ball valves, discharge and suction valves and mufflers; fluid dispensing, mixing and blending machines for use with cosmetics, food ingredients, pharmaceutical, nutraceuticals, chemicals, inks and paint colorants in industrial and commercial manufacturing applications; Power- and hydraulically-operated tools for tensioning and tightening metal clamping bands and hydraulic power units and auxiliary power units for supplying hydraulic and electrical power thereto; power- and hydraulically-operated rescue extraction tools, namely, power-operated pry bars, wrenches, spreaders and cutters and component parts thereof, namely, hoses and cables; power units, namely, hydraulic power units and auxiliary power units for supplying electrical and hydraulic power to rescue extraction tools, namely, power-operated pry bars, wrenches, spreaders and cutters; power- and hydraulically-operated tools for lifting and moving vehicles in emergency and non-emergency situations, and hydraulic power units and auxiliary power units for supplying hydraulic and electrical power thereto; air powered and electrically powered tools, namely, drills, spreaders, hammers, saws and wrenches; electric motors, not for land vehicles; electric and pneumatic pumps; valves for pumps, namely, indicator and bypass valves; air compressors; fluid storage, fluid dispensing, fluid mixing and fluid blending machines for industrial and commercial use. Hand tools, namely, hand-operated pumps for mixers and shears; manually operated hand tools, namely, hand tools for applying, tightening and removing metal fittings and metal clamps and component parts therefore around pipes, tubes, cables, wires and posts. Optical filters and lenses; automated laundry detergent dispensers; centrifugal metering pumps; electric switches; flow meters; pressure test connectors for testing pressure of fluids in hydraulic or pneumatic systems; apparatus and instruments for measuring and dispensing a variety of fluids and powders, namely, tints, dyes and flavorings for paints, cosmetics and food; degassers for laboratory use; ultrasonic, multiple-path, transit-time meters for monitoring flow rate; orbital plate shaker for laboratory or scientific use; Computer software for use in sizing, selecting, controlling or configuring pumps or valves; Computer software for controlling fluid flow in dispensing equipment; Computer software and hardware for control of liquid flow meters; Computer software for controlling and measuring the flow rates of sewage and water in water and wastewater systems; Computer software and control systems comprised of electronic controls, display screens, keypads and card readers for load rack control, terminal control, corporate control, and industry control for use in the bulk terminaling industry for the remote observation, management and operation of vehicles, namely, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles, automobiles and other transportation vehicles, aircraft, motorized farm and agricultural equipment, construction equipment, boats and other marine vehicles; Remotely-controlled sub-aquatic cameras used to transmit, receive, record, detect, measure and survey water and wastewater pipes and sewage flow systems; Remote electronic control and switching device to control electrical systems in heavy duty vehicles; Fire fighting equipment, namely, fire hoses, fire hose nozzles, fire extinguishers, portable back-pack mounted fire pumps, floating fire pumps; fire fighting components, namely, water pumps, foam systems comprised of compressed air foam equipment comprised of an air compressor, gasoline or diesel powered engine, fire pump, water and foam air proportioner and air ratio controller for use in fire extinguishing applications, valves in the nature of automatic valves for fire pumps, and inlet and outlet connections and caps and associated plumbing used for interconnecting the pump and valves and gages and electronic and manual controls, all as components of fire fighting equipment for use on fire trucks; liquid chromatography instruments for laboratory use; metal connectors for use with chromatography instruments; pressure gauges; electric accumulators; liquid level sensors and level indicators for monitoring liquids in tanks and vessels.
IDEX Corp | Date: 2014-05-14
Metal fittings and fasteners for pipes, hoses, metal connectors and parts of and accessories therefor, namely, metal bands, strips, strapping, clips, clamps, buckles, hose fittings, menders, couplings, adapter unions, nipples, yokes, brackets, nipple pushers, adapters, cutters, bench mounts, nuts, bolts, screws, rivets, ball bearings, levers, handles, signal mounts, brackets, seals, racks, metal-backed patches; hand tools for applying and removing same; kits comprising various assortments of the above and containers; metal pipes for pumps and metal pipes for liquid and gas transfer; fluid storage, fluid dispensing, fluid mixing and fluid blending devices; liquid chromatography instruments; metal connectors for use with chromatography instruments; metal containers for storage of liquids; metal containers for compressed gas or liquid air; metal couplings for fire hoses; metal water pipe valves; industrial tapping and linestopping equipment, namely, metal manually-operated valves and parts thereof for fluid-conveying lines.
IDEX Corp | Date: 2013-09-20
Machinery for use in handling materials used in the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetic industries; comminution and reduction machinery; machines for reducing the size of particulate matter; vacuum pumps for machines; conveyors and conveying apparatus for handling particulate matter; filters being parts of machines; filters for use with machines for reducing the size of particulate matter; processing machines for mixing, dispersing, sieving, emulsifying, homogenizing, deagglomerating, suspending and gasification of liquids and powders; dry milling apparatus; grinding apparatus; machines for use in granulation; conical screen mills; and parts and fittings for use with the aforesaid goods. Pumps, namely; turbine, hydraulic, gear, vane vacuum, lubricating, centrifugal, rotary, positive displacement, lobe and diaphragm pumps and component parts therefore, namely; in-line ball valves, discharge and suction valves and mufflers. Fluid dispensers, fluid mixers and fluid blenders for dispensing cosmetics, food ingredients, nutraceuticals, inks and paint colorants. Power and hydraulically operated tools and power units for tensioning and tightening metal clamping bands; power and hydraulically operated tools and power units for rescue extraction tools, namely power-operated pry bars, wrenches, spreaders and cutters and component parts thereof, namely, hoses and cables; power and hydraulically operated tools and power units for rising, lifting and transporting of vehicles in emergency and non-emergency situations. Air-powered and electric tools, motors and pumps. Pressure gauges, accumulators, hoses and cables. Flow meters, indicator and bypass valves, ejectors and compressors. Liquid level traps and meters.
IDEX Corp | Date: 2013-11-18
Apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images, especially cameras and camera systems comprising cameras mounted on a crawler vehicle for use in remote observation; Electronic control systems for operating cameras and camera systems comprising remote controls, computer hardware and software, and video display screens.
IDEX Corp | Date: 2015-10-06