Specialized Solutions To Your Problems

EP Editorial Staff | September 1, 2009


Specially Designed Chain Lubricants

Chain “stretch” is a result of wear on the pin and bushing, requiring costly chain adjustments or replacement. According to Chesterton, conventional lubricants don’t penetrate tight tolerances and, thus, provide minimum benefit.

The company’s specially designed chain lubricants are formulated to take care of this problem. Chesterton offers a broad range of these products for use in a wide range of applications, temperatures and conditions, including those found in food, beverage and pharmaceutical operations. Benefits include enhanced chain life; reduced energy consumption; reduced lubricant consumption; and increased load-carrying capability.

A.W. Chesterton Company
Woburn, MA

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Multifunctional Meter Does Almost Everything


Extech’s new feature-rich, multifunctional 461880 is a combination vibration meter and laser tachometer that measures acceleration, velocity and displacement, as well as RPM and linear surface speed. A large LCD rotates the numerical readout 180 degrees following the orientation of the meter. Among other things, the 461880’s vibration meter features a remote vibration sensor with a magnetic adapter on 39″ (1m) cable, a frequency range of 10 Hz to 1 kHz and RMS or Peak Value measurement modes. The instrument’s tachometer component includes a laser for greater distance, non-contact measurements up to 4.9 ft. (1.5 m) and has the capability to store Last, Max. and Min. readings.

Extech Instruments
Waltham, MA

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Class I Division 2 Accelerometers & More

Wilcoxon Research now offers six new Class I Division 2 (Zone 2) accelerometers. All have a sensitivity of 100 mV/g, and a tight +5% sensitivity tolerance, commonly called general-purpose industrial accelerometers. The standard top exit model is the 786A-D2. The standard side exit model is the 787A-D2, available with a metric M8 mounting stud, model 787A-M8-D2. The 780A-D2 is a compact sensor ideal for portable data collection. The integral cable model is the 786F-D2. The 786T-D2 is a dual output model that senses both vibration and temperature. In addition to these accelerometers, the company has introduced three compatible connector-cable assemblies, suitable for Class I Division 2 (Zone 2) environments. Each can be lock wired to prevent it from inadvertently backing off the sensor.

Wilcoxon Research
A Meggitt Group Company
Germantown, MD

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