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Programmable Encoders

October 22, 2009 10:53 am IMPO

BEI Industrial Encoders has introduced the Omnicoder, an incremental encoder that allows users to easily program the resolution anywhere between 1 and 10,000 counts per turn. Users can produce a wide range of resolutions from one encoder and can be reprogrammed to change the resolution through an M18-to-USB programming cable.

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Linear Actuators And Belts

October 22, 2009 10:51 am

The MacSTANDARD line of linear actuators and belt drives from Macron Dynamics (Croydon, PA) are designed to provide “off-the-shelf” components suitable for industrial linear motion, robotics, and automation applications. The actuators are available in travel lengths from 184 to 2,242mm with maximum speeds of 1,270 mm/sec to 15,240 mm/sec.

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Big Brother Of Gas Detection

October 20, 2009 11:13 am

The Model 1640 from Detcon (The Woodlands, TX) is a newly designed gas detection alarm and control with a microprocessor-based control card to supervise and display the condition of 16 field-mounted gas detection sensors with either 4-20mA or serial RS-485 output. A backlit display provides indication of gas type and current reading in normal operation.

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Let The Pressure Get To You

October 20, 2009 11:11 am

The Mini-Hermet from SOR (Lenexa, KS) is a robust pressure switch for field-mounting with a hermetically-sealed, explosion-proof steel housing. In addition, the set point can be adjusted without declassification of the hazardous area. The switch is ideal for hazardous locations where stainless steel exterior parts are required and where space is limited, notably offshore platforms or lube oil systems.

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Environmentally-Friendly Baths

October 20, 2009 11:11 am

The Duro-Tank Stainless Steel Recirculating System from A.W.T. (Chicago, IL) has been designed for use with a washout sink and uses biodegradable chemistry to clean a variety of objects. The closed-loop recirculating system uses multistage filtering to reduce chemical consumption by as much as 80 percent.

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Whisper-Quiet Compressors

October 20, 2009 11:09 am

Atlas Copco (Westfield, MA) announces the introduction of its redesigned oil-injected screw compressor range, the GA 5-11/GA 5-15 kW Variable Speed Drive (VSD). The new edition features an eight percent increase in free air delivery while keeping noise levels as low as 60 decibels.

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Lifting In Tight Spaces

October 19, 2009 11:01 am

The Tite-Space BST AGV Tugger from Creform Corporation (Greer, SC) is well suited for delivering to line-side assembly points when space is at a premium. With a minimum turning radius of 400mm, the Tite-Space slips easily into tight spots. Additional features include: A low-profile, sleek design with drive motor, 24 Volt DC power supply, and guidance sensors.

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Tough Flowmeters

October 19, 2009 11:01 am

Racine Vortex (Racine, WI) has released the RNS Series (Insertion) and RWS Series (Wafter) Vortex Steam Flow Meters, which are suitable for measuring non-condensing steam and saturated process stem and pressures up to 150 psi. Both meters have no moving parts and feature the HART communication protocol for ease of field programming and system integration.

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LEED Compliance, One Mop At A Time

October 19, 2009 11:00 am

From Hydro Systems (Cincinnati, OH) comes the Hydro ICS Touchless Cleaning System for use as a part of a facility’s daily cleaning regimen. The system can reduce energy consumption, water usage, and chemical consumption in addition to helping a facility meet GS-42 or LEED compliance.

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Weatherproof Encoding

October 19, 2009 10:58 am IMPO

TURCK (Minneapolis, MN) has announced a new line of Kübler robust magnetic linear encoders. The T8.LI20 and T8.LI50 are available with either a push-pull output or an RS422 interface and provide a voltage range from 4.8 to 30 VDC. The linear encoders are used with magnetic bands that are attached to the mounting surface and are protected by a stainless-steel cover.

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Vinyl Is Better

October 16, 2009 11:36 am

Hi-Tec announces the release of the Sidewinderbarrier, which adds a vinyl wall of protection at sensitive points in the factory or other strategic locations. The 6” x 6” Sidewinderbarrier tower is bolted to the floor, and when needed, one can pull the vinyl panel to a distance of 12 to 18 feet.

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5-In-1 Industrial Marking

October 16, 2009 11:35 am

The EasyMark 5-in-1 Tooling Kit from Mate Precision Tooling (Anoka, MN) is a thick turret application tooling system for machines with a bottom stroke forming feature. The system can be set up to automatically perform any of the following five marking applications: Write numbers, dates, and other important information — no penetration or metal removal is involved.

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Buck Tradition, Go Flange-Mount

October 16, 2009 11:35 am

The TS8 Disconnect Module from the Rittal Corporation (Urbana, OH) turns any single door TS8 modular freestanding industrial enclosure into a flange-mount disconnect enclosure. The module installs in place of a standard TS8 sidewall and interlocks with the enclosure door to function as any conventional disconnect door would.

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Indestructible Keyboards

October 16, 2009 11:34 am

iKey (Austin, TX) introduces the DT-102-SS industrial keyboard, a rugged touchpad keyboard manufactured from stainless steel. The keyboard has been designed to meet NEMA 4X and IP68 specifications, allowing it to withstand rain, snow, splashing water, hose-directed water, and even dogs .

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Simple Tube Cutting

October 13, 2009 8:07 am

Reed Manufacturing Co . (Erie, PA) offers an easy-to-grip Spring-Loaded Tubing Cutter. The spring-loaded cutter wheel self-feeds with constant pressure as the tool is rotated around the tubing, which means operators only have to turn the cutter in the direction of the marked arrow.

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Breathe Easy

October 13, 2009 8:07 am IMPO

Farr Air Pollution Control (APC, Jonesboro, AR) introduces an updated portable dust and fume collector that combines three-stage filtration with versatility. The Zephyr® III collector comes with a choice of three main filters, and is ideal for welding fumes, grinding dusts, or soldering fumes.

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Have A HART

October 13, 2009 8:06 am IMPO

The FL3100H UV/IR and FL3101H UV Flame Detectors from General Monitors (Lake Forest, CA) are now compatible with the HART communication protocol. The flame detectors are designed to detect fires over a wide field of view and provide alarm outputs directly. The FL3100H uses both the ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) spectral ranges, making it resistant to false alarms caused by lightning or arc welding.

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Diesel-Powered For Efficiency

October 13, 2009 8:05 am

MTU Onsite Energy (Mankato, MN) has developed a new MTU diesel-powered generator set, covering a range of 250 to 3,250  kW. The Series 1600 engine is new for MTU, and is the smallest the company produces, yet it combines reliability, high power density, and fuel efficiency.

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Accurate Light Meter

October 13, 2009 5:18 am

The Traceable Light Meter Pen from Control Company (Friendswood, TX) reads from 0 to 1,860 foot-candles with a resolution of .01, and from 0 to 20,000 Lux with a resolution of 1. Tough ABS plastic housing, an O-ring seal, and membrane keypad help keep dirt and dust out, which makes the product ideal in harsh plant environments.

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Flame-Proof Clothing

October 13, 2009 5:17 am IMPO

Flamesafe Workwear (Caulfield, Victoria, Australia) has released the Flamesafe Maxisoft FR Cotton apparel range, which includes undergarments, polo shirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoods, gloves, jackets, and more. All products meet and exceed international safety performance standards, according to the company.

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