V&F Newsletter 01 2016 - 6 April 2016
Welcome to the new release of our V&F Newsletter – a service of the V&F Analyse- und Messtechnik Team!
In this newsletter we inform you about the following topics:
- New V&F distributor in Saudi Arabia – Orbitus Arabia Co Ltd
- New V&F distributor in Korea – Neotop Co Ltd.
- Shipping of hazardous materials
- Win XP embedded replaced by Win 7 embedded in all internal CPUs
- New V&F pricelist is available
New V&F distributor in Saudi Arabia – Orbitus Arabia Co Ltd
V&F Analyse- und Messtechnik GmbH (‘V&F’) of Absam, Austria announces that it has just concluded a major strategic resale agreement with Orbitus Arabia Co Ltd (‘Orbitus Arabia’), a trusted provider of complete solutions for process analytical and instrumentation systems.
Orbitus Arabia was established by Axis Engineering Pte Ltd; Singapore and Umbersoll Japan Co Ltd. Today Orbitus provides continious emission monitoring and stack monitoring systems, LNG sampling systems and specialized components. Orbitus offers complete turnkey packaged analyzer systems for the oil & gas industry and process industry.
Besides Saudi Arabia, Orbitus covers also Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates.
New V&F distributor in Korea – Neotop Co Ltd.
V&F Analyse- und Messtechnik GmbH (‘V&F’) of Absam, Austria announces that it has just concluded a major strategic resale agreement with Neotop Co. Ltd. (‘Neotop’), a trusted provider of analytical solutions for the semiconductor and display industry.
Neotop has been founded in 2011 and provides solutions for the Korean semiconductor industry as well as for the display industry. Business units are cleanroom consulting, chemical air filter, environmental safety and analyzer systems.
Shipping of hazardous materials
Legal restrictions and enhanced controls by authorities have forced us to ship some of our instruments and spares as “Dangerous Goods in Machinery” (UN3363).
There are strict regulations as to packaging and labelling dangerous goods as well as to the documentation going with dangerous goods. We are no longer allowed to do the dangerous goods documentation ourselves, so we had to outsource it – which will cost extra money. Also the special packages and labels which are required costs extra. That is why you will find in future two additional articles on your invoice:
- 800462 Packing dangerous goods
- 800518 Dangerous goods documentation
This affects all our IMR-MS instruments:
- 800000 AirSense
- 800001 CO2Sense
- 800005 PETSense
- 800006 TobaccoSense
- 800007 TwinSense
- 800395 MotoSense
- 800396 LubeSense
- 800397 FlavorSense
and some spare parts that have to be sent via airfreight shipment:
- 800081 Xenon
- 800079 Krypton
- 800080 Mercury
- 800195 Leak detection spray
There are the following exceptions from this rule:
- Analyzers without Xenon and/or Krypton (HSense and EISense) are not dangerous goods
- IMR-MS analyzer shipments which are carried out on the road within Europe don’t have to be declared as dangerous goods
- Spare parts, shipments which are carried out on the road within Europe do not require such extensive documentation and packaging as shipments by airfreight. Thus, the additional costs will be lower.
We have outsourced the dangerous goods shipments to Cargo-Partner GmbH who not only offer fair rates, but also dangerous goods specialists almost all over the world. Apologies for all the inconveniences due to this change, but we have to comply with dangerous goods regulations.
Win XP Embedded replaced by Win Embedded Standard 7 in all internal CPUs
All V&F analyzers are controlled via the V&F Viewer software running on an external PC and V&F Server software running inside the analyzer on an internal PC. Since many years the operating system of the internal PC has been Microsoft Win XP Embedded. The product lifecycle of Win XP Embedded - it was originally released in 2002 – comes to an end and extended support has ended on Jan. 12, 2016.
Thus we have decided to switch the operating system of all our internal PCs to Windows Embedded Standard 7. New instruments will be shipped with the new operating system from now on.
In case a defective CPU for an older V&F analyzer has to be replaced, the new CPU will also be equipped with Windows Embedded Standard 7.
The new V&F pricelist is available on the V&F website. This price list will be valid until the 31st of March 2017.
You can find the new price list here after successful login to the V&F website. As usual you will find the new pricelist in two different formats:
- PDF document
- Excel document to import the article and price data
If you need a picture for a certain article, then you can have a look at the “Spares & consumables” section on the V&F website.