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Laser Alignment System

January 16, 2012 6:14 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The new ROTALIGN ULTRA MultiCoupling feature from LUDECA (Doral, FL) allows the alignment of up to seven machines in a train to be measured simultaneously, with a single quarter rotation, or less, of the shafts. This can save enormous amounts of time and resources when aligning turbine trains on the critical path in an outage, or machine trains with gearboxes that are difficult to turn.

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Right Angle Gear Drive

December 14, 2011 7:05 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Designers looking for a smooth operating, quiet right angle gear drive will find Zero-Max (Plymouth, MN) "Crown" gear drives the ideal choice. They feature heat treated AGMA Class 10 spiral bevel gears and non-magnetic stainless steel shafts providing long term, maintenance free operation.

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ServoClass Couplings

October 26, 2011 7:21 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

ServoClass Couplings from Zero-Max (Plymouth, MN) provide high torsional stiffness, zero backlash, and low hysteresis to ensure repeatable precise positioning at speeds up to 10,000 rotations per minute. Their robust design ensures precise system operation in automated 24/7 applications. Designed with 304 stainless steel disc packs and 7075-T6 aluminum hubs, ServoClass couplings are inherently strong, durable, and precisely balanced.

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GX Series Sliding Vane Pumps

September 9, 2011 9:48 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Blackmer (Grand Rapids, MI) has introduced the GX Series Sliding Vane Pumps, designed with the versatility to handle a wide variety of non-corrosive solvents and industrial liquids. Ideal for in-line blending and mixing, the pumps are available in four different models. With flow rates ranging from 40 and 528 gpm, the pumps are equipped with head-mounted gear-reduction drives that feature oil-lubricated, hardened helical gears.

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STAR TECK EXTREME DIRECTOR Cable Fitting

July 21, 2011 4:49 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The STAR TECK EXTREME DIRECTOR Cable Fitting from Thomas & Betts (Memphis, TN) is an adjustable, range-taking fitting, used to terminate metal-clad and Teck cable. Featuring a swashplate design, the fitting adjusts from 90 to 180 degrees and is available in half- and three-quarter inch NPT hub sizes.

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Get No Backlash

May 13, 2011 7:51 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Ruland Manufacturing (Marlborough, MA) offers its Oldham couplings, which have typically been used in motion control applications where zero-backlash performance is needed. However, according to the company, the couplings can be used as an alternative to straight jaw couplings on general industrial equipment such as pumps, valves, gearboxes, and conveyor systems.

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Detect Unwanted Vibrations

May 12, 2011 5:19 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The Model 235 Vibration Meter from Balmac (Plain City, OH) give users the means to quickly and easily do rotating machinery vibration measurements. The user can select the unit by pressing the Acceleration, Velocity, or Displacement buttons, while its automatic ranging capability scales the meter for the most accurate measurement.

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Go On A 'Star Teck'

April 14, 2011 6:29 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas & Betts (Memphis, TN) has developed the Star Teck Extreme Director Cable Fitting, which is an adjustable, range-taking fitting, used to terminate metal-clad and Teck cable. The tool easily adjusts from 90 to 180 degrees, allowing for faster, more cost-efficient installation. A full circular bore provides for easy cable insertion, and alignment guides serve as reference points for ensuring that fittings are installed at the same angle.

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Get Everything In Alignment

April 8, 2011 9:23 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Pinpoint Laser Systems (Peabody, MA) has announced a new four-axis Microgage Receiver, which provides useful alignment information for evaluating and correcting machinery alignment problems. The 4D Receiver measures two linear axes, and their two angular components: yaw and pitch. According to the company, the tool is ideal for aligning lathes, turning centers, spindles, as well as linear slides, injection molding machinery, and more.

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Pinpoint Any Alignment Issue

February 14, 2011 9:00 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Pinpoint Laser Systems (Peabody, MA) has developed a new roll alignment kit to facilitate the alignment of rollers, idlers, take up reels, shafts, and web-handling systems. The newest addition — the Microgage Roll Alignment kit — is compact and easy to use in industrial environments, according to the company.

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Shaft Alignment Gets Easier

February 7, 2011 7:58 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

VibrAlign (Richmond, VA) has launched a new wireless shaft alignment, the Fixturlaser GO Pro, which uses an adaptive and time-saving user interface, according to the company. Depending on what the measurement results show, the tool will guide the user through the alignment process. In addition, the new tool comes with the Verizontal Compound Move function, which eliminates the need to take more measurements after the vertical alignment.

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Bearings Are Better In 'HD'

December 6, 2010 7:29 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The Dodge Steel-Housed S-2000 HD spherical roller bearing from Baldor Electric Company (Fort Smith, AK) features an economical set screw shaft mount with a cast steel housing specifically designed for heavy-duty applications. The S-2000 HD bearings are available in pillow block and flange configurations, and are designed with a high-capacity, double row spherical bearing element that provides excellent misalignment tolerance.

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Keep An Eye On Fasteners

October 26, 2010 6:57 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

ITW Dymon (Olathe, KS) has expanded its DYKEM CROSS CHECK Tamper Proof Torque Mark products to include five new colors: dark pink/red, yellow, blue, green, and orange. DYKEM CROSS CHECK creates a bead of color that seals nuts, bolts, fasteners, and assemblies so that changes in torque or operating settings caused by vibration loosening can be quickly determined by checking the marks for cracks, breaks, and misalignment.

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Intelligent Smoke Detectors

July 30, 2010 7:09 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The Fireray 5000 Auto Alignment Beam Detector range from Fire Fighting Enterprises (FFE — Mentor, OH) has been certified to meet rigorous loss prevention standards. The Fireray 5000 is a beam-type smoke detector that covers large areas with fewer units than traditional “point” type sensors.

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Easy-To-Use Laser Alignment

July 9, 2010 7:48 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The TKSA shaft alignment tools from SKF (Landsdale, PA) represent the latest generation of laser-enabled technology to align shafts in a fraction of the time compared with traditional methods, according to the company. The TKSA 20 and TKSA 40 display real-time alignment values to confirm results of alignment corrections as they are performed, and no special training is required.

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