Capacity Assurance Marketplace
EP Editorial Staff | March 23, 2012
The SAF1 low-pressure, top-ported spin-on filter for hydraulic applications from Schroeder
Industries is intended for return-line applications. Featuring an all-steel housing design for strength and safety, the filter is suited for mining, machine tool, power generation and more. An integrated bypass valve with optional Dirt Alarm® indicators enables operators to identify the appropriate time to change the element. The product is offered with the porting option SAE 3/4” straight thread, with other threading options available on request.
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Diagnostics And Control Of Dust Collectors
FilterSense’s B-PAC series of Baghouse Performance Analyzers and Controllers offers a combination of features to help dust-collector operators reduce operating costs, improve the process and meet EPA or OSHA compliance. The controllers integrate control, sensing and signal analysis to provide diagnostics, including the ability to detect/locate filter leaks, failed pulse solenoids and ruptured or frozen pulse-jet diaphragms. They also provide intelligent filter cleaning that extends filter life, lowers emissions and reduces compressed air use.
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Passive, Contactless Transponders
InLine Tag™ Ultra passive contactless transponders from HID Global include the patented HID Global 3D antenna, which delivers omnidirectional read ranges of up to 26’ (8 m) on all materials, including metal. The UHF tags’ broadband capabilities meet worldwide standards, making international logistics processes and infrastructure simpler and more cost-effective. These transponders are suited for a host of demanding applications, including industrial waste management.
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Coated Brush Holder For Harsh Environments
Helwig Carbon’s special coated brush holder for harsh industrial environments is available on all of its brush-holder designs. According to the company, use of the product can lead to a significant decrease in the frequency of brush and brush-holder changes. The coating can also help provide enough resistance to harsh atmospheres to ensure that brushes can slide freely in their holders.
Helwig Carbon, Inc.
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Environmentally Friendly Portable Generators
Atlas Copco’s Tier 4A generators in the power category above 150 kVA are intended to help portable equipment users meet emission standards. The QAS 150 JD T4a, QAS 250 JD T4a and QAS 330 JD T4a offer minimized energy use, noise levels and environmental impact. Each is powered by a John Deere engine and features variable geometry turbocharger technology. According to the company, one tank of diesel lasts up to 24 hours at full load.
Rock Hill, SC
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Synthetic Metal-Forming Lubricant
Drawsol® WM 110 from Houghton International is a synthetic, water-soluble lubricant for drawing and stamping ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The oil-free formula minimizes smoke, mist and odors during forming, and does not stick to metalworking tools. Low residual buildup makes it easy to clean and eliminates corrosion of metal and tooling.
Houghton International, Inc.
Valley Forge, PA
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Level Sensor For Bins And Tanks
BinMaster Level Controls’ SmartBob-TS1 continuous level sensor features a sealed electronics compartment to prevent the ingression of dust, protecting critical components and enhancing durability. The weight-and-cable, “bob”-style sensor has proven accurate and reliable when used to measure powders or granular materials in bins, tanks and silos where high levels of dust are present, especially after the filling operation. With the use of a sphere float bob, the sensor can also be used in a variety of liquid and slurry applications.
BinMaster Level Controls
A division of Garner Industries
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Oil Mist And Smoke Cleanup
The Filtermist FX-Series of oil mist and smoke coll-ectors from Royal Products is suited for all types of metalworking machinery. The low-cost, high-efficiency units are available in four sizes ranging from 275-1200 cfm. Their flexible design enables them to be mounted in a variety of ways, including directly to the top of a machine tool, on a stand or suspended from a factory ceiling. According to the company, maintenance and operating costs are minimal.
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Rigid Conduit Coupling
The T&B® Fitting XD Expansion/Deflection Coupling for rigid conduit from Thomas & Betts supports movement and thermal expansion in conduit runs, providing a flexible and watertight connection. It incorporates an Erickson® conduit union that reduces installation time, and a protective stainless-steel inner sleeve that facilitates wire installation. The coupling accommodates axial or parallel movement up to 3/4”, and angular movement up to 30 degrees from the normal position.
Thomas & Betts Corp.
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Sanitary Accessories For Conveyer Platforms
Dorner has enhanced the functionality of its AquaPruf and AquaGard sanitary conveyor platforms with two additional accessories: in-feed chutes and incline hoppers. They are designed for all bulk-handling applications where items are fed onto a conveyor. For cleaning, the chutes and hoppers can be rotated away from the conveyor for access to the belt and frame, with no tools required. All components are 300-series stainless steel and adjustable along the length of the conveyor.
Dorner Mfg. Corp.
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Ball Valve Seats For Handling Hot Liquids, Gases
Metallized Carbon Corporation’s carbon-graphite ball valve seats for use in valves designed to handle hot liquids or gases are available in more than 150 grades of the company’s proprietary carbon/graphite material. The seats can be used in temperatures up to 800 F in oxidizing environments, where high-temperature carbon-graphite materials start to oxidize. They are also suited for fire-safe petroleum-industry ball valves.
Metallized Carbon Corp.
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Updated Workflow Software
Invensys Operations Management has released its ArchestrA System Platform 2012 and ArchestrA Workflow 2012 software. System Platform 2012 provides a single, scalable and open platform for the entire spectrum of automation and information applications. New features include support for Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V virtualization and Remote Desktop from Microsoft, enhanced security, tighter integration with ArchestrA Workflow and more. Integration with ArchestrA Workflow 2012 makes it easier for industrial users to streamline work processes within and outside of their facilities.
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Upgradable IR Technology
Wahl’s Heat Spy Thermal Imaging Cam-eras are available in two series with 16 different configurations suitable for a variety of applications. These high-speed 30 hertz, 160×120-pixel cameras can be upgraded in the field to expand functionality, temperature range and more. All models feature a 2x digital zoom, a 3.5” high-resolution display, laser aiming, audible and visible alarms, video output, auto ranging and adjustable display brightness.
Wahl Instruments, Inc.
Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group
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Flowmeter With Integrated Web Server
The Endress+Hauser Promag 53 electromagnetic flowmeter with EtherNet/IP connectivity is designed for easy integration with Rockwell’s PlantPAx process automation system. The device measures electrically conductive liquids (> 5 µS/cm) and is suited for applications in food and beverage, water/wastewater and other process industries. It features an integrated Web server that allows authorized users to remotely view flow data, conduct diagnostics, configure the flowmeter or perform process optimization.
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Simplified Vibration Calibration
The Modal Shop’s 9100D Portable Vibration Calibrator provides fast and simple precision field calibration for various types of accelerometers, velocity transducers and proximity probes. The unit features a rugged design and a simplified user interface. Calibration capabilities range from 7 Hz to 10 kHz (420 to 600k CPM) over an amplitude range of up to 20 g (196 m/s2).
The Modal Shop, Inc.
A PCB Group Co.
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Thermal Barrier For Blast Freezer Cells
The sliding Blast Freezer Curtain Wall from Zoneworks is a light and safe airflow and thermal barrier for blast freezer cells. The curtain eliminates the need for heavy insulated panel doors, providing a safer and simpler alternative for food processors. The product requires minimal maintenance and is available in three design options: between jambs, single slide or bi-parting.
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Flexible Industrial Hose
The flexible, lightweight Longhorn® MegaFlex® petroleum transfer hose from Gates is designed for commercial gasoline and diesel, oils and other petroleum products. It bends at a 1-to-1 ratio, or one inch of minimum bend radius per inch of hose I.D. Its high flexibility makes it suitable for use in confined spaces and around obstacles in industrial equipment, and helps decrease overall assembly length.
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