ANDERSON-NEGELE … on Lead-free products

Lead-free products are always best. Lead has always been seen as a hazardous element, in all areas, and lead-free products are the way to go.

Anderson-Negele recently, July 2017, announced that they have just been awarded the RoHS Compliance Certificate. RoHS stands for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances, and aims to place bans on the EU market where electronic and electrical equipment contain levels of certain homogeneous materials, namely, lead, mercury, cadmium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), hexavalent chromium, and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.

If you are concerned about the equipment you use in your industry, rest assured that Andersen-Negele has made the following products RoHS compliant.


These products, under the Anderson-Negele mandate, now contain less than 0,01% in homogeneous material as listed above, by mass (1000 PPM).


If you are using other hygienic products in your food, beverage, and life sciences industry, where you are not sure of their lead content, please make contact with us, and we will advise you on the best route to going lead-free.

TELEPHONE: 0861 000 393



In the dairy industry, it is most critical to ensure that the separator process is accurate for efficiency and increasing yields. Unexpected high solids loading can lead to nozzle blockage leading to product variation, downtime and operator intervention. Quadbeam Technologies offers a range of sensors to improve performance and control of separators.

The range of sensors on offer are:

The S10, S20, S40, and T30, which best operate with the MXD73 or MXD75 transmitter.

If you are looking to improve your accuracy on solid separation and want to save time and money, look to Quadbeam’s separator control applications.

Where to position your sensors for best results?

Concentrate, centrate, and in-feed lines are the best positions for the sensors. This will produce optimized results.

The Centrate line is the most common position, and here higher than desired solids concentrations can be identified early.

The Concentrate line is also a good position, as one can calibrate with the plant lab, producing accurate and immediate data.

What about installation?

Installation could not be easier, and you get to choose from two options – either into 3” expansion spool using a 3” triclover fitting, or direct into a minimum 3” line.

Further reasons to use Quadbeam’s Separator Control Application:

  • The sensors will not drift like single beam non-compensated sensors, due to the four beam technology
  • It is accurate and reliable to the point that you can use it as a process control tool, and not just a process indicator
  • The returns on using this sensor show in the reduction in waste, increase in yields, and improvement in product quality

For full specification and details on the Quadbeam systems please contact Morton Controls soonest.

TELEPHONE: 0861 000 393




UWT LEVEL CONTROL – Silo Management

Efficient silo management for

smooth process flow

UWT Level Control brings us a multifunctional unit, which is perfect for discontinuous level monitoring, especially in bulk goods. The Nivobob® 4000 has been revamped to include a Modbus function, allowing an easy connection to visualization systems.

For inventory management, and an economic management solution for silos, this controller has advanced electronic technology.

When running a plant operation, you need to know that your measurements will be accurate, and in particular, when there are demanding conditions.


Here are a few of the features:

  • Centralized content level monitoring is possible
  • Best suited for industrial plant with storage processes
  • The Nivobob® is mounted on each silo so that continuous level monitoring can take place
  • Each comes equipped with a Modbus interface, so that quick connection is possible to the visualization system
  • The Modbus register means that all aspects of the operation is transparent, recording the operating status and all diagnostic parameters
  • Areas that are measured are: pending replacement intervals, content level, sensor status, operating time, and other very pertinent aspects the operator will need
  • Nivotec® is the visualization software used, and is license-free
  • Data can be accessed remotely any time of the day, ensuring the processes are running smoothly at all times
  • Perfect planning is possible, which results in a cost savings
  • Installation time is also reduced using Daisy-Chain-Wiring


We at Morton Controls are very excited that UWT has responded to the requests and demands for a solution for silo management, that is both cost effective and time saving.

For full specs and to order this amazing controller, contact Morton Controls.

TELEPHONE: 0861 000 393





Quality – Reliability – Flexibility


That is what UWT is all about, and we, at Morton Controls, are very proud to be associated with UWT for those very reasons. In addition, they celebrate, this year, 40 years of supplying high quality sensors to the world.

For the bulk solids and liquid plants, UWT supplies content measurement and level limit sensors. They built themselves up from a small family run business to a company that is known the world over. UWT head office is in Germany and have very successful sales offices in a few other countries, namely UK, USA, India, China, and now in Russia.

UWT has always believed in producing and delivering high quality products utilising their technical expertise and particular way of building good relationships with all their suppliers, partners and customers alike.

Brand names like Nivobob®, Rotonivo®, and Vibranivo®, as this proves that they are focused on their methodology of flexibility, reliability and quality.


A few of their popular products



Rotonivo CSM-rn3000 Rotary Paddle Switch


Vibranivo CSM-vn1000 Vibration Fork Switch


Mononivo CSM-mn-4000 Vibration Rod Switch


UWT has strived to expand their portfolio by ensuring they have the right certifications in place, the most important one ISO 9001:2015 and others ATEX, EHEDGE, FM, CSA, and INMETRO.

The CEO, Uwe Niekrawietz, is very passionate about his employees, and believes that happy and healthy employees can achieve so much more than we know. That is also on par with how Morton Controls thinks and how we run our business.

Morton Controls has been one of UWT’s suppliers for a few years, and are always eager to see what innovative solutions UWT will develop, as well as what new industries they will include.




Avoiding cross-contamination has never been easier 

Food-borne diseases and bacteria are a real concern when you are running a plant or factory dealing with various forms of food, beverage and bio-pharma systems, and using the same machines. While all businesses have cleaning-in-place systems (CIP) to ensure that the machinery is cleaned in between processes, there is always that possibility that its not 100% clean.

Anderson-Negele understands the concerns, and have turbidity (ITM-3) and conductivity (ILM-4) sensors to manage these issues.

The traditional methods require a strict step-by-step timing process, which greatly rely on human intervention. Besides human error, there is also the loss of product and wastage of energy, water and chemicals.

Automating the CIP process with Anderson-Negele’s ITM-3 and ILM-4 sensors takes the stress away and ensures an efficient and reliable outcome.



Time Saving

Most CIP’s take between 60 and 90 minutes. With an automated system you can drastically reduce this production down time. A more productive plant can be realised just by applying one of these turbidity and conductivity meters to your processes.




Water Saving

There are certain media, such as pasty types, that need considerably more water for cleaning, than viscous media. The problem is that with general CIP the same amount of water is used for all media cleaning. The automated process control using conductivity and turbidity sensors from Anderson-Negele will be able to monitor and reduce water usage.

Product Losses can be minimised as well

Stats show that, most times, the milk losses in large dairies edge on 0,5% and in smaller plants, a staggering 2,5%. To bring these losses down, an automated system has proven to bring about a 5-10% reduction in these losses, especially using the Anderson-Negele Turbidity Meter ITM-3, shown below.

In addition, Anderson-Negele has a report “Achieving high savings potential with turbidity meters”, contact Morton Controls to realize these savings, and we will send you this report, or scan the code below.

Should you be interested in the any of the product offerings from Anderson-Negele for CIP/SIP Cleaning, please make contact with us at Morton Controls.

TELEPHONE: 0861 000 393


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An exciting addition for the Food, Dairy, Beverage

and Pharmaceutical Industry


What is the NSL-F Level Sensor used for?

In metallic vessels up to 3000 mm and process temperatures up to 140°C/284°F for continuous level measurement, the NSL-F sensor is ideal.

What are the benefits of the new NSL-F?

  • The NSL-F replaces previous products, namely the NSK-157, NSK-358, offering more benefits.
  • This sensor is based on the new modular device platform, which is where you will receive higher flexibility in individual sensor component assembly, using the building-block principal.
  • The newer instrumentation offers the reliability factor, especially when working with foaming and strong adhesive media
  • Even with pasty and alternating media, you will find that the metering processes can be smooth and very reliable
  • Sometimes, with foaming media, you will see that other sensors may not indicate when the tank is empty, but with the NSL-F level sensor, the indication response is immediate
  • The large Interface Display is very user friendly
  • The minimum product conductivity is typically 50 μS/cm
  • The process connection can be adapted using CLEANadapt



Should you have an application for the NSL-F from Anderson-Negele, please make contact with us at Morton Controls.

TELEPHONE: 0861 000 393




The S20 Immersion Suspended Solids Sensor can assist with this.

When you realise how high the international milk solid prices are, you will be thanking Quadbeam for their S20 Immersion Suspended Solids Sensor, that is if you purchased it.

MXD Transmitter

What is the problem with wastage?

To reduce process waste, decrease the cost of waste disposal, and increase yields, you want to be utilising this phenomenal sensor from Quadbeam. With leaking and fouling a real issue in a dairy plant, as well as the unexpected halt in the process due to a worn hatch seal or valve seat, one can see the benefit of having an instrument that monitors this.

Quadbeam’s S20 sensor is calibrated to the product it needs to monitor, with installation taking place in the plant drain, as this is generally where flow is monitored. For pipe installation, the S20-3HY is ideal, and where there are exposed weirs or flumes, the S20-IMM will do the job perfectly.

S20HY Sensor

How does it work?

Alarms are set on the transmitters or in the plant system, and because Quadbeam uses a four beam method, the instrument self-compensates, generally not requiring any intervention or cleaning.

What kind of returns can you expect?

As this instrumentation is set up to save product and increase yields what kind of returns can you expect?

Across New Zealand, monitoring of wastage in milk solids and other dairy products is becoming a regular process. In South Africa, the trend is on an upturn, and the S20 can save you hundreds of thousands of Rands, as it monitors to detect leaking pumps, valves and silos long before a maintenance check takes place.

Take a look at these example graphs showing you two scenarios for a Powder Plant Drain over a 1 and 7 day period.

Should you be interested in the S20, please make contact with us at Morton Controls.

TELEPHONE: 0861 000 393




The exclusive partnership between Quadbeam Technologies and Morton Controls shows the South African Dairy, Food & Beverage, Mining, Water and Wastewater Industries, just how serious we both are about providing quality products.

With its routes in New Zealand, primarily catering for the Dairy Process Industry, Quadbeam Technologies manufacture and develop Suspended Solids and Turbidity Sensors.

The story behind how Quadbeam came to be is an interesting one, and essentially was brought about by the need for a sensor that covered a few key areas, namely, not drifting due to contamination, not leaking through lenses, and able to produce data that was meaningful.

This was back in the 90’s and since then Quadbeam has evolved, producing sensors for other industries, Mining, Wastewater Processing, Food and Beverage, Stormwater Control, and Raw Water Intake.

Through Morton Controls, here in South Africa, one can measure and analyse Total Suspended Solids and Turbidity applications, using the likes of the MXD 75 and ssd20W sensors.

Further, Quadbeam Technologies use advanced optical technology for TSS and Turbidity measurements, in harsh industrial process environments. Their ranges cover NTU,FTU,EBC,ppm,mg/L or OD.

We look forward to more from the innovative team at Quadbeam Technologies and are proud to continue our exclusive partnership with them.




Anderson-Negele is a global technology leader, specialising in Instrumentation for the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industries, and Morton Controls in South Africa, has formed a solid business relationship with this dynamic team.

For many years, Anderson-Negele has been developing products for temperature and level control, pressure and flow measurement, and conductivity and turbidity analysis, making them an innovative company to control your processes.

Anderson-Negele strives to develop solutions for their clients, based on their particular needs, and can be seen creating products, which can be applied to the most demanding processes.

They form part of the Fortive Group of Companies as a “Fortune 500” leader in technology, and always apply the FBS (Fortive Business System) to all they do. A high quality product is always their desired outcome, and they are continuously working on improving their methods and processes.

With Anderson-Negele manufacturing quality hygienic instrumentation and Morton Controls partnering as distributors, they can supply the South African market with quality services and products.


UWT GmbH has been partnering with Morton Controls for a few years now, and we are always amazed at their ability to produce products to suit most applications.

They are a world leader in manufacturing measurement technology, for detection and monitoring of levels, and limit levels in any kind of bulk materials and solids.

UWT recently told us about a project they took on and we thought it a good idea to share to show how innovative and determined these folk are.

A leading copper manufacturer in Laos, who is also one of the largest copper suppliers in the Southeast Asian region, needed a reliable point level detection as a backflow switch for a conveyor belt handover station. The problem? The area surrounding the application was very dusty with vibration. UWT Level Control had a solution and recommended a robust rotary paddle switch and a Rotonivo® RN 3002 with rope extension. This was installed promptly, which has increased tensile strength and a dust-proof housing. The devices provided very precise level limit detection, as the sensors were unaffected by build-up of adhesion, and worked well with the PNP electronics.

UWT Level Control has a motto, “Solutions – Install and Forget” – which means you can literally walk away, confident that the level sensor has been successfully implemented into your process.

With technology in Level Control, UWT stands the test of time, an expert team always striving to find better Solutions.

We are proud to be associated with UWT GmbH.