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Mechanical and Hydraulic Showcase

EP Editorial Staff | January 13, 2015

Global Hydraulics Service for Power Generation

Bosch Rexroth’s global hydraulics service portfolio includes spare parts, repairs and preventive maintenance, safety systems, hydraulic motors and pumps, steam and gas valve actuators and more for the power-generation and other industries. The service department is involved in the installation, start-up and fine-tuning of the complete control system. Rexroth technicians can teach basic troubleshooting and maintenance for intricate components, such as servo valves and variable displacement pumps and motors. In addition, service experts can create plant-specific checklists and update them continuously to provide an ongoing record of a plant’s condition so that system settings can be checked and optimized throughout the life span of the plant.

Bosch Rexroth Corp.
Bethlehem, PA

Portable Valve Actuator for Water, Wastewater

Smith Flow Control’s EasiDrive portable valve actuator allows users to operate valves in water and wastewater installations without dedicated valve actuators. With the unit, one person can efficiently drive multiple valves with a single tool, reducing fatigue and risk of injury, and saving time and money. A unique feature prevents torque kickback, ensuring valve movement is always fully controlled and preventing operator injury and fatigue. A variable torque-output feature prevents excessive torque being applied, which ensures proper, safe valve operation. The unit can be powered by air, electricity or battery, and can be custom-designed to suit specific site requirements.

Smith Flow Control Ltd.
Erlanger, KY

Mini Swivel Fittings for Air Nozzles

EXAIR’s Mini Swivel Fittings make it easy to adjust the position of the company’s air nozzles. Made of Type 316 stainless steel, the mini swivels allow users to point nozzles exactly where needed. Available in three sizes, they provide even small nozzles a 50 degree total angle of adjustment to put them in the best position for maximum effectiveness. They deliver a precision, highly focused and forceful blowoff for applications in tight spaces or requiring a minimal amount of compressed air. The new mini swivels can be used with any 316SS or PEEK thermoplastic mini Super Air Nozzles. All have been engineered to maximize entrainment of room air while minimizing compressed air consumption.

Cincinnati, OH

Automatic, Customizable Parts Washer

The Maxi from MecWash Systems is a fully automatic, highly customizable, self-contained aqueous cleaning system that meets the highest aerospace, automotive and hydraulic industry cleanliness standards. The aqueous technology cleans without solvents or emissions. Designed for cleaning large, individual components or smaller components with high volumes, the Maxi’s cleaning chamber (24”W x 24”H x 32”L) can be extended to 40”L, providing more than 23,000 cubic inches of cleaning volume. The chamber can be configured with dozens of high-volume jet nozzles; full rotation of the workload at between 2-10 RPM exposes all surfaces to the wash and rinse solutions. The unit’s cleaning system features ultrasonic, immersion and spray wash-and-rinse cycles, hot air dry and vacuum dry for complex components.

MecWash Systems Ltd.
Chagrin Falls, OH

Intelligent Pump Drive

The iQpump Micro intelligent pump drive extends Yaskawa’s iQpump1000 drive technology, providing reliable, cost-effective microdrive control for variable-torque pump loads through 25 hp. The pump drive is designed for light commercial, industrial, agricultural and groundwater well systems, and offers many of the same software features and control along with the same programming style as iQpump1000, but in a more affordable package. The unit is available in NEMA 1 and NEMA-4X rated models. NEMA 3R Configured Packages are also available. Integrated pump-specific software allows for a wide range of pumping applications from constant pressure, flow, geothermal, multiple pump booster systems to wet well lift stations and others. As process variables change, iQpump automatically adjusts pump operating conditions to meet system demand, while maintaining pump performance and protection.

Yaskawa America, Inc.
Waukegan, IL

High-Capacity Tubing Blocks

McKissick 70 & 80 Series tubing blocks offer higher capacities to meet the increased mast capacities of today’s well-servicing rigs. These 125- and 175-ton working-load-limit tubing blocks incorporate the same features and benefits as the company’s other tubing blocks, including being RFID-equipped for electronic inspection tracking. The blocks also incorporate a new lock-arm design with a self-retaining bolt.

The Crosby Group
Tulsa, OK

Maintenance-Free Motor Brakes for Cranes

The MagnaShear motor brake employs oil-shear technology, providing longer service life in demanding applications such as in the frequent start/stop cycles seen on cranes, hoists, winches and other overhead material handling equipment. Oil-shear technology transmits torque between lubricated surfaces, thereby eliminating wear on friction surfaces. A patented fluid recirculation system dissipates heat, eliminating heat build-up which is the most common problem in dry braking systems. Elimination of wear increases service life and virtually eliminates adjustment, which lengthens maintenance intervals. The motor brakes are ideal for applications where the motor is reversed each cycle.  The oil-shear technology provides a smooth, cushioned stop which reduces shock to the drive system, further extending service life of downstream components.

Force Control Industries
Fairfield, OH

Key Valve Interlocking Systems

KIRK Eagle series valve interlocking products provide process safety control in hydrogen-cooled generator purging operations. The company’s Eagle series trapped key valve interlocking systems ensure that users follow a pre-determined sequence of operation for startup and maintenance on generators in power stations, refineries, chemical plants and other industrial applications. By controlling a defined sequence of gas valve operation, proper purging procedures are enforced and hazards minimized. The Eagle series includes integral valve interlocks to fit every type and size of quarter and multi-turn valves, as well as bolt and electro-mechanical interlocks. All Eagle series product offerings are manufactured entirely of 316 stainless steel with keyways protected by a gasketed flip cover.

Kirk Key Interlock Co. LLC
North Canton, OH

Updated MRO Catalog

Motion Industries’ updated General Product Catalog contains full-color photos and descriptions of more than 44,000 products and an interactive, digital format that allows greater usability and ease-of-use for customers. Published as an e-reader, the new catalog is searchable by key word, and every product listing contains a direct link to the corresponding page on the company’s Website. Products are divided into 20 categories, such as Bearings, Material Handling, and Industrial Products. The catalog is downloadable in PDF format, either in its entirety or by individual product category.

Motion Industries, Inc.
Birmingham, AL


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