The ROTEX ULTRASONEX Blinding Control System from ROTEX Global (Cincinnati, OH) minimizes mesh blinding and bridging when screening difficult or sticky materials, such as metal powders, ceramics, powder coatings, plastic resins, and more. According to the company, the ULTRASONEX system increases sieving capabilities by enabling powders to pass through screens faster.
Douglas K. Woods, AMT president June U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $241.47 million, according to AMT — The Association For Manufacturing Technology — and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTC program, was up 35.
Sprayon is now integrating their chemical and lubricant products with a packaging and identification system, based on the principles of 5S and Kanban, to create the Sprayon System. The system communicates what products are to be used for each application, and ensures users always have the right product on hand when it is needed.
Count On Tools Inc. developed the PB Swiss Tools’ KeyDisc Holder, which keeps L-wrenches readily available for every situation. The holder is available for all chromed L-wrenches as well as powder-coated RainBow versions, which range in size from 1.5 to 10mm. The clear disc can be rotated around the holder to lock the tools in place for transportation, and then rotated clockwise to allow access to the L-wrenches.
Viking Pump has released its Electrically Heated pumps, which are available with Viking’s Heavy Duty Universal Seal series, for the heating of asphalt and bitumen. The heaters are located on the bracket to ensure asphalt/bitumen is in a liquid state at the seal chamber prior to startup. In addition, the use of electric heating eliminates hot oil or steam connections for quicker removal from service and easier routine maintenance.
The T-91 Non-Solvent Degreaser from LPS Laboratories is an environmentally-safe, high-performance, heavy-duty, solvent-free degreaser that removes grease and oil. T-91 has no VOCs and complies with a handful of VOC regulations. The 28 fl. oz., 3-finger trigger spray bottle has two spray pattern options: pinpoint and wide spray.
Phoenix Contact’s newest terminal blocks use push-in technology (PIT) to reduce insertion forces by 50 percent compared with spring-technology products, according to the company. The leg-spring design increases termination speed and reduces operator fatigue. These modular PIT blocks have 250N of pullout force — five times the IEC requirement — making them ideal for high-vibration applications.
The Swagelok compact gauge valve reduces maintenance and installation time by providing quick, convenient access for the isolation and venting of pressure gauges, according to the company. The design features an integral purge valve, which reduces leak potential. Other features include: A design that incorporates a purge valve for easy bleeding of trapped fluid pressure between the valve seat and gauge upon shutoff.
The Aero-Drive, from AeroGo , provides motor power and steering control for operators to position and control awkward, delicate, or heavy loads up to 220 tons. The unit is propelled by compressed air for safe, frictionless movement that requires no batteries or fuel, and creates zero emissions. The swing-arm steering provides 360° movement in forward and reverse modes, while fingertip controls make it easy for operators to adjust and maneuver loads efficiently.
Bimba’s OLE actuators are available in strokes up to 18”, thrusts to 350 pounds, and speeds to 24” per second. According to the company, they benefit from a flexible modular design, a massive bronze rod bearing, a custom motor coupler, and more. A special composite, self-lubricating nut provides high load capacity and speed while keeping noise low.
Schaefer Ventilation has introduced the BigDog, a 72” diameter, 3 HP, belt-driven, fiberglass variable speed circulation fan, which is fitted with six fully-adjustable air deflectors. The BigDog is designed for ceiling or post mounting, and is ideal for large area cooling and de-stratification, according to the company.
Yellow Jacket Inc. has developed the BarrierFree WASP AMS cable protector, which eliminates rails, barriers, and drop-offs for smooth transitions with tapered ramps for ease of access or crossing. The system can be used with Yellow Jacket’s Hipernsap locking devices, which ensure a secure connection.
Employee training has a bottom-line impact on ROI, according to Jim Lang, General Manager of the Konecranes Training Institute, a full-service training organization designed to help companies be more productive with their material handling. Investments in training can bring workforces to a higher level of proficiency, helping companies increase ROI over the entire lifecycle of their operations.
According to Cooper Bussmann (St. Louis, MO), Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has established a new fuse and fuse holder class for the next generation of circuit protection, and only the Low-Peak CUBEFuse system meets the new Class CF standard. The new Class CF is the first with Peak Current Let-Through Curves in the standard, which cover the range of currents from 25kA to 300kA.
Accu-Lube Gel Paste from ITW ROCOL North America (Glenview, IL) is a natural-based lubricant that is environmentally-safe and ideal for horizontal applications, because it won’t run or drip. The gel texture makes it easy to apply to tools with a soft brush, without risk of damaging the tool, according to the company.
O-Z/Gedney (Rosemont, IL) announces the AXB Expansion Fitting for long conduit runs installed in areas subject to vandalism, theft, harsh weather, and wide temperature variations. The fitting permits linear movement in conduit runs caused by thermal expansion, preventing conduit buckling or disconnection.
Kee Safety, Inc. (Buffalo, NY) has developed the Kee Walk, a slip-resistant walkway for workers accessing a roof during maintenance. The walkway provides a clear demarcation route that protects the roof from damage by distributing the load across its surface, and is compatible with roofs from 0 to 35°, according to the company.
The Kee Walk from Kee Safety provides a safe, anti-slip, and level walking surface for roof access. The system is designed for use with flat or sloping roofs, from 0 to 35 degrees, using steps and a construction that distributes the pedestrian load across the surface. Easy assembly, using standard components, removes the need to have custom parts manufactured.
igus is now offering the RX energy tube, which was developed especially for the machine tool industry. Its construction is nearly 100 percent chip-proof, with a domed outer contour that allows debris — such as metal or wood chips — to simply fall off the tube. Additional features include: A large interior space for cables and hoses, which can be separated using vertical separators and a horizontal shelf.
The nanodac recorder/controller, built by Ivensys , offers four high-accuracy universal inputs for data recording and PID control, and is enhanced by a full-color, 1/4 VGA (320 x 240 pixel) display. The nanodac can feature data in a number of ways — including bar graphs, trend charts, and numeric values — using its 50MB of flash memory.