Capacity Assurance Marketplace
EP Editorial Staff | March 21, 2012
Productivity-Enhancing Retaining Ring Pliers
Martin Sprocket offers a line of retaining ring pliers that, according to the company, are the most user-friendly and efficient tools of their kind on the market. Patented jaws provide positive tip retention and alignment. Users need only to switch a tab and squeeze the handles. Model P1421 features an adjustable stop for small rings. Model P75 incorporates an automatic ratchet lock that keeps rings locked open or closed. Made in the USA, these productivity enhancers are suitable for rings up to 4”.
Martin Sprocket Tool & Forge
A Division of Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc.
Fort Worth, TX
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Automatically Circulate & Clean Stored Fuel
RCI Technologies’ FRS 660-50-UL Automatic Fuel Recirculating System (FRS) is for use with larger storage tanks. This Green-Clean-Certified unit automatically circulates and cleans stored fuel at 50 GPM on a pre-programmed schedule. Housed in a NEMA 4 key-lockable cabinet, it is equipped with alarms for pump failure and purifier high water level, as well as system high pressure and flow switch. Like RCI’s other offerings, the product uses the company’s patented fuel purification technology, with no filters or moving parts. These systems remove 99.9% of water, including emulsified water, and up to 98% of the solid or particulate contaminants normally found in diesel fuel.
San Dimas, CA
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Dry Vacuum Pumps For Harsh Services
According to Edwards, its CXS dry pumps deliver top vacuum performance in harsh chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical processes. Its tapered screw technology allows for a smooth and gradual compression along the rotor, resulting in improved thermal control and optimized pumping at all inlet pressures. The units provide all the advantages of dry pumps with low energy usage and a deep, flexible vacuum down to 10-3 mbar.
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Control Switch Relay Helps Minimize Arc Flash Danger
A new Time Delay Control Switch Relay (TD-CSR) from Electroswitch is an effective means of mitigating arc flash danger in local circuit breaker operations by allowing for a manually initiated time-delayed trip or close. A flashing LED notifies the operator of the pending trip or close and serves as a warning to evacuate the arc flash area. The company notes the TD-CSR affords the same safety from arc flash as a SCADA system at less cost.
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Lyon Workplace Products offers a new catalog detailing the company’s lineup of high-density storage cabinets and accessories for the secure, organized storage and retrieval of small to mid-sized items. Included in this 56-page catalog is an ordering guide with examples and information on 250 pre-engineered cabinets.
Lyon Workspace Products
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CE-Compliant Safety Air Guns
Exair’s Safety Air Guns offer high-quality blowoff, drying and cleaning, and meet standards necessary to attain the CE mark. Their engineered air nozzles maximize room-air entrainment while minimizing compressed air consumption. The line includes the lightweight Precision Safety Air Gun for tight spaces; the Heavy Duty and Soft Grip Safety Air Guns for rugged industrial use; and the Super Blast Safety Air Guns for long-distance, wide-area applications.
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Proportional Valves For Electro-Hydraulic Axis Control
Eaton’s AxisPro™ proportional valves provide precise, accurate, responsive axis control in electro-hydraulic applications. Designed to support both centralized and distributed architectures, they feature programmable onboard electronics and integral spool Linear Voltage Differential Transformer (LVDT) sensors. Available in ISO-3 and ISO-5 sizes, these valves are intended for high-performance applications in woodworking, wind turbines, pulp and paper and metal forming, among others.
Eden Prairie, MN
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WiFi-Compatible Thermal-Imaging Cameras
FLIR has incorporated WiFi capabilities into the thermal-imaging cameras of its B250/B335/B365/B425/B660 and B620 lines. The function lets users wirelessly transfer images from these cameras to an iPad or iPhone, allowing them to share what they’re seeing with colleagues or customers elsewhere. The images can be analyzed directly on an iOS device with the help of the FLIR Viewer App.
FLIR Systems, Inc.
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Energy-Management Software Upgrade
A new version of the eSight energy-management suite is now available. This upgraded tool includes a number of new features and enhancements, including Multi-Variable Linear Regression Analysis (MVLR). This type of analysis is used to explain or predict the relationship between a dependent variable (i.e. consumption meter) and multiple driving factors (or independent variables) such as degree days, production, time, etc. MVLR lets users effectively track consumption against a baseline model, create targets, monitor improvements against the baseline and, ultimately, identify areas for energy savings.
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Portable, Solvent-Free Viscometer
The SpectroVisc Q3000 is a portable, solvent-free, temperature-controlled kinematic viscometer available from Spectro. It employs a patented split-cell capillary (SCC) technique that allows the user to measure kinematic viscosity from only a few drops of oil, with no solvents required for cleaning. The entire sampling and testing process takes only a few minutes and can be easily conducted anywhere, according to the company. The unit weighs less than 4 pounds (1.8 kg) and provides over 6 hours of continuous operation.
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Right-Angle Helical Gear Drives
Stock Drive Products’ A 2Z11 Series of right-angle helical gear drives feature base- and panel-mount designs. The lightweight units have fiberglass-reinforced nylon housings, hardened-steel helical gears, steel shafts and nonmetallic bearings. Available in single- and double-output shaft configurations. The maximum rpm of these drives is 1800. Their maximum continuous hp is 1/8.
Stock Drive Products
New Hyde Park, NY
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ANSI-Approved NEMA Motor And Generator Standard
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) standard for motors and generators has recently received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). As published by the association, “ANSI/NEMA MG 1-2009 (R2010) Motors and Generators” conveys practical information concerning performance, safety, test, construction and manufacture of both ac and dc units. This information can help lead to better selection and application of motor and generator equipment.
National Electrical Manufacturers Assn.
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Convert HART Devices Into Wireless Communicators
Honeywell has announced the newest addition to its industrial wireless portfolio. The OneWireless™ Adapter lets manufacturers improve plant efficiency by converting field devices that use the HART protocol into devices that can transmit data over an ISA100.11a-compliant wireless network. According to the company, by allowing any HART device to communicate over the wireless network, the OneWireless Adapter helps improve the flow of information and gives operators the data they need to make the right decisions at the right time.
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Smart Energy Technologies For Smart Industrial Energy-Users
Emerson Process Management has launched the “Smart Energy Initiative,” a global program designed to combine the company’s industrial energy expertise with advanced energy-management technologies that let end-users leverage more renewable fuels, lower energy costs and reduce emissions. Emerson’s new Industrial Energy Group will focus on modernizing and improving the performance of powerhouses, while at the same time improving how the manufacturing processes that these powerhouses are supporting consume energy. Another major part of the Initiative is the company’s True BTU Combustion Control technology, a patent-pending innovation for calculating actual BTU values of fuel sources. This capability makes reliable energy production predictable and repeatable and the use of low-cost fuels like biomass achievable and sustainable.
Additional technologies that add real-time intelligent capabilities to the energy-generating process include, but aren’t limited to, SmartProcess™ Boiler and SmartProcess Energy Management software tools.
- SmartProcess Boiler technology delivers a real-time combustion control solution to address the inconsistent nature of renewable and waste fuel sources, automating and simplifying the management of sudden changes in BTU content or the availability of those fuels.
- SmartProcess Energy Management runs in real-time, closed-loop control to balance steam systems, manage electrical demand swings and upsets, identify opportunities to buy and sell power, improve efficiency and run an entire industrial utility at the lowest cost automatically.
According to Emerson, these new comprehensive solutions are designed to overhaul dated equipment and methodologies used by the majority of industrial powerhouses, as well as provide a new approach to “greenfield sites.”
Emerson Process Management
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Arc Resistant MCCs Compliant With ANSI/IEEE C37.20.7 Standards
Siemens has introduced a new family of tiastar Motor Control Centers (MCCs) tailored to the needs of vertical markets such as water/wastewater, oil and gas and general process industries, among others. The lineup boasts the first Arc Resistant MCC compliant to ANSI/IEEE C37.20.7 and its criteria for containing and redirecting arc flash incident energy. A SmartStart option features plug-and-play functionality that reduces commissioning time with pre-programmed and pre-configured data. These tiastar MCC units meet UL and NEMA standards in lighter-weight packages with substantially smaller footprints than previous models.
Siemens Industry, Inc.
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Expanded IR Camera Lineup
NEC Avio Infrared Technologies has strengthened its product lineup by adding four new models of cameras and software to its InfRec series. Among them, Thermo GEAR G120EX/G100EX, according to the manufacturer, improves the basic performance of parameters like temperature resolution and temperature measuring range when compared with traditional models for predictive and preventive maintenance.
NEC Avio Infrared Technologies Co., Ltd.
San Fernando, CA
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