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Motor Week: Is an AC or DC Drive Right for You?

November 19, 2014 11:41 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The debate between direct current and alternating current isn’t confined to the pages of history, and between the renowned thinkers, Einstein and Tesla. The debate is still prevalent on the plant floor when the choice whether to utilize an alternating-current (AC) drive or a direct-current (DC) drive arises.

Equipment Manufacturers See Increasing Demand with Horse-Powered Farming

September 18, 2014 10:36 am | by Mary Esch, The Associated Press | News | Comments

While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep...

Okuma America’s 2014 Technology Showcase

January 9, 2014 10:55 am | by Okuma America Corporation | Events

Held annually, Okuma America's Technology Showcase is designed to give attendees the unique...

The Next Generation In Condition Monitoring

September 5, 2013 9:35 am | by SPM Instrument | Videos | Comments

SPM Instrument releases the latest portable instruments in Vibration and Bearing Monitoring....

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Testo Announces Winner Of $6,000 Contractor Giveaway

June 28, 2013 2:59 pm | by Testo | News | Comments

Mr. Ron Dech of Castle Air Conditioning & Heating Co., Easton, Pennsylvania, was recently named winner of Testo’s $6,000 “Ultimate Contractor Collection Giveaway”.  Mr. Dech won several valuable contractor instruments including a testo 875i Thermal Imager, a testo 570 Digital Refrigeration System Analyzer, a testo 435 HVAC Performance Test Kit and a testo 320 Combustion Analyzer.

LT-10 Lamp Tester

May 17, 2013 11:15 am | by Amprobe® | Product Releases | Comments

The one-button LT-10 can verify in seconds whether fluorescent bulbs are operational prior to installation or removal making it ideal for facility and property maintenance teams with a large number of fixtures to maintain.

Induction Heaters

May 17, 2013 10:44 am | by LUDECA, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A magnetic temperature probe continuously measures and displays actual temperature, while a stand-by feature permits holding temperature at a pre-set level for an indefinite time.

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HeatSeeker™ Thermal Imager

April 26, 2013 5:00 pm | by IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. | Product Releases | Comments

The HeatSeeker™ incorporates an auto hot/cold tracker, a new technology that automatically pinpoints the hottest and coldest temperatures within a single screen by highlighting both with dual cursors.

SniffIT Leak Detectors

April 26, 2013 4:59 pm | by Nolek | Product Releases | Comments

The SniffIT Digital® series of leak detectors will first be released in two versions: The SniffIT X1 Pro & Lite for detecting helium and hydrogen, and the SniffIT X3 Pro & Lite for refrigerant gases.

NEMA 4X Alarm System

April 26, 2013 4:46 pm | by Detcon | Product Releases | Comments

The Model X40 NEMA 4X version alarm and control system has received CE Mark approval and now complies with European Union health and safety requirements.

LUDECA Brings Precision Laser Alignment To PA, NY

April 23, 2013 1:22 pm | by LUDECA | Events

LUDECA is bringing Precision Laser Alignment to Pennsylvania and New York with their 1-day Machinery Alignment Seminar. This workshop will cover how to Monitor and Measure Thermal Growth, Measure Multi-Coupling Trains as well as Alignment of Bores of Compressors, Engines and Pumps.

Fixturlaser Aignment System

April 19, 2013 3:30 pm | by VibrAlign | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

A new display unit with a 6.5-inch touch screen with video game style realistic graphics includes a completely redesigned set of transmitter/detectors.

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Low Power Gas Detector

April 12, 2013 3:27 pm | by Detcon | Product Releases | Comments

The Model DM-100 low power gas detector recently received CE Mark certification to ensure compliance with European Union health and safety requirements.

Parker Tracking System®

April 12, 2013 3:24 pm | by Parker Hannifin | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Durable barcode labels attached to hose assemblies and related products have made identifying and acquiring products faster, easier, and more accurate than ever before, says the company.

Universal Tension Meter

April 12, 2013 3:11 pm | by BRECO/BRECOflex Co., L.L.C. | Product Releases | Comments

The SM5 Tension Meter is designed to measure the frequency (Hz) of all belt types, regardless of the belting and tension member material.

MultiMount™ Weigh Module

April 5, 2013 12:17 pm | by METTLER TOLEDO | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The SafeLock™ protects the load cell from accidental overload during shipment and installation and ensures proper mounting alignment for the best possible performance and reliability.

PTI Mass Flow Controller

April 5, 2013 12:14 pm | by Brooks Instrument | Product Releases | Comments

The GF135's rate-of-decay flow measurement and advanced diagnostic capabilities verifies accuracy, check valve leak-by, and monitor sensor drift without stopping production of wafers, says the company.

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Leonova® Diamond

March 22, 2013 5:08 pm | by SPM Instrument, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SPM Leonova® Diamond is a portable instrument designed for rough industrial environments and utilizes carbon fiber re-enforced housing.

Easy-Laser® E420

March 22, 2013 4:33 pm | by Cascade Analytic | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The Easy-Laser® E420 sets a new standard in entry level laser systems for shaft alignment, says the company.

IDEAL IR Thermometer

March 18, 2013 4:22 pm | by IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. | Product Releases | Comments

The 61-685 Infrared (IR) Thermometer provides a non-contact way to capture the surface temperature of mechanical equipment, electrical breakers, and building systems from a distance, allowing preventive diagnostics to be performed while machinery and circuits are in operation, says the company.

Digital Vacuum Gauge

March 18, 2013 4:07 pm | by Testo Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Unlike other vacuum gauges, the testo 552 requires no cleaning, nor is it susceptible to contamination from oils, says the company.

Next-Gen Data Loggers

March 15, 2013 2:50 pm | by Onset | Product Releases | Comments

The HOBO UX100 Series is a next-generation family of data loggers for tracking temperature and relative humidity in indoor environments.

Infrared Oil Analyzer

March 13, 2013 5:24 pm | by Spectro Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The FluidScan Q1100 handheld infrared oil analyzer enables users to determine when oil is no longer fit for use due to liquid contamination or degradation, says the company.

DirectLOGIC

March 8, 2013 3:11 pm | by AutomationDirect | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for all DirectLOGIC DL05 or DL06 PLCs, the H0-CTRIO2 module offers flexibility for applications requiring precise counting or timing, based on an input event or high-speed control output. 

Versatile Data Loggers

March 1, 2013 4:07 pm | by AEMC® Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The 8-Channel Model DL-1080 (no display) and DL-1081 (with display) are versatile, powerful, and cost effective data loggers handling analog, digital, and other types of variables with high resolution and speed, says the company.

Ventis™ Slide-on Pump

February 21, 2013 4:01 pm | by Industrial Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

The Ventis Slide-on Pump (Model VSP), available in black or safety orange, allows for convenient sampling of up to 50 feet in a wide range of applications, says the company.

Longwave Infrared Thermal Imaging

February 21, 2013 3:59 pm | by FLIR Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for easy deployment in tight machine vision locations, AX5sc cameras are available in a variety of pixel resolutions from 80×64 and 160×128 up to 320×256.

FieldMate Handheld Communicator

February 20, 2013 2:12 pm | by Yokogawa Corporation of America | Product Releases | Comments

The YHC5150X is a simple, user friendly HART® communicator that allows all HART® field devices to be configured, polled, and trimmed utilizing a Windows Embedded CETM based system for faster processing and greater storage capacity, says the company.

Digital Force Gauges

February 14, 2013 4:20 pm | by Cooper Instruments & Systems | Product Releases | Comments

The gauges feature a sampling rate of 2,000 Hz, producing accurate results under a wide range of test conditions, says the company.

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