Palmer Wahl Celebrates 175 years
2011 marks the 175th year of business for Palmer Instruments Inc., part of Palmer Wahl. Starting in 1836 as the “L.T. Wells and J. Foster Mathematical and Philosophical Instrument Makers” in Cincinnati, Ohio, the company became the “James Foster, Jr. Company” in 1852. The need to improve kerosene safety in the 1850s led Foster, Jr. to develop the “Foster Automatic Oil Tester,” a closed cup design instrument known for being the first thermometer manufactured in the United States. As the most accurate instrument available, the Foster Cup became the standard for inspection of oil and petroleum products in Ohio, Michigan, and other states. Becoming the “R.P. Palmer Company” in 1872, Palmer specializes in mechanical temperature and pressure, joining forces with the digital temperature specialists at Wahl Instruments in 1997 to become its current business incarnation, Palmer Wahl. Our focus on precision and quality has afforded us 175 years of serving industry in the United States and across the world. Second generation company President Stephen Santangelo said, "We thank our customers who have relied on us to provide accurate and reliable products over the years."
"Foster Cup c. 1854"
Image of Foster's Automatic Tester from the 1902 International Library of Technology.
New Pressure Calibration Pumps
Calibration Pumps in both hydraulic and combination pneumatic versions are newly available from Palmer Instruments. The Palmer PP10K Hydraulic Calibration Pump uses a patented fully adjustable stroke control to allow for fast priming or filling of test systems, and is compatible with most hydraulic fluids, oils, and water. The built-in pressure relief valve and shatter proof reservoir ensure the user’s safety. For pneumatic applications, the Palmer PP600 Combo Pneumatic Calibration Pump can create a range of vacuum from 28 inches of mercury up to 6000 psi. This new pneumatic calibration pump allows the user to choose slow or rapid pressure venting, and features a patented protective cage surrounding the vent knob for better control.
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Wahl C150 On-site Multifunction Calibrator
The ergonomically designed Wahl C150 On-site Multifunction Calibrator features unique built in “easy connect” terminals, portable and bench top flexibility, and easy to use intuitive embedded software. Fully protected with an external anti-shock rubber boot with IP 54 rating, it features five user-selectable languages, 0.005% accuracy over 1 year, and HART transmitter compatibility. Featuring an elastomer keypad to protects from dirt and grease, raised keys allow the Wahl C150 to be used with gloves. Alphanumeric keypad, navigation and function keys step you through programs easily. Adjustable contrast and programmable backlit display for ease of reading in all conditions. Choose your needed accuracy with adjustable resolution. Extended battery life offers eight hours of use. The Wahl C150 comes complete with six testing leads, a quick battery charger, CD instruction manual, heavy duty carrying case, NIST Certification, and one year warranty. Call 1-800-421-2853 or visit our web site at www.palmerwahl.com.
Palmer Wahl Opens First International Office
Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group announces the opening of its first international sales office. Located in Monterrey, Mexico, this office will focus on serving the needs of Mexican and South American Industry.
Victor Garza, a native to the area, has joined the Palmer Wahl team and will be managing this new office. With more than 10 years of sales experience in Mexico, Victor brings first-hand knowledge of the Central and South American markets. Bilingual, Victor is available to handle any questions or concerns to support our customers in these territories. Welcome Victor! Contact Victor directly at email@example.com.
DST600 RTD Self-Checking Digi-Stem ® Thermometer Now USDA Accepted!
We are proud to announce that the Wahl DST600 RTD Self-Checking Thermometer has received acceptance and certification of for use in the packaging of meat and poultry products.
By receiving this approval, the DST600 is certified to meet the “Hygiene Requirements for the Design of Meat and Poultry Processing Equipment, ANSI/NSF/3-A 14159-1-2002.” Standard. This approval certifies that the DST600 meets the material, design, fabrication, and workmanship criteria to meet the applicable standards of the Food Safety and Inspection Service. Included in the next edition of the semi-annual “Meat and Poultry Equipment Listing,” the DST600 is designed to meet the rigorous requirements required by food packing companies. Learn more about this product here.
What we’ve been up to
Palmer Wahl recently participated in the AHR Expo in Las Vegas. January 31 – February 2, three of our sales staff were able to attend to promote our new and existing products to this growing market. The annual AHR Expo is one of the world’s largest expositions for the Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Industries. With an increased focus on energy savings and sustainability, our Thermal Imaging cameras were well received.
March is a busy month for us at Palmer Wahl. We will be exhibiting at the RESNET, Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists annual meeting in San Antonio, National Facilities Management and Technology in Baltimore, the HVACR Educators Conference in Las Vegas, and the Affordable Comfort Institute National Exhibition in San Francisco. More details are available on our Trade shows page. Please stop and visit our booth if you plan on attending. We look forward to seeing you there!