Macro Sensors (Pennsauken, NJ) offers an upgraded series of intrinsically safe LVDT Linear Position Sensors for use in hostile environments such as gas and steam turbine plants, chemical process plants, and paper mills. Rated for operation to 212 degrees F, the HLR sensors are UL/ULC listed for hazardous locations Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C, D, and Class I, Zone 2 by Underwriters Laboratories.
Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com (Kemp, TX) has announced the addition of a powerful LED trouble to its line of LED work lights that produces four times the illumination of a comparable biaxial fluorescent bulb trouble light. The VPHLED-12W-25 is a compact and powerful trouble light designed to provide high light output.
The Vibro-Curb from Thybar Corporation (Addison, IL) has integral, vibration-dampening, spring isolators that may be easily accessed. These curbs provide mounting for rooftop HVAC units; roofing may be completed at later date without disturbing the unit which eliminates extra crane or helicopter expenses.
Tharo Systems ’ (Brunswick, OH) industry proven PA2000t/b Tamp/Blow Label Printer/Applicator is an accessory for Tharo’s H-Series thermal transfer bar code label printers. The PA2000t/b Tamp/Blow features a small footprint, 16.5 inches wide x 30 inches long for the H-400 or 19.5 inches wide x 30 inches long for the H-600, with a remote front panel for easy access, regardless of the orientation of the applicator.
Colder Products Company (St. Paul, MN) has introduced the NS212 quick disconnect couplings to meet the need for smaller, cost-effective, non-spill fluid connectors in a wide range of applications. NS212 couplings give users versatility and broad chemical compatibility for printing and ink management, electronic cooling, analytical instrumentation, and other applications.
Meggitt Sensing Systems (San Juan Capistrano, CA), a Meggitt group division, has introduced the Endevco® model 71M series, a family of rugged, undamped subminiature surface mountable piezo resistive accelerometers, designed to support a variety of high-g shock measurement requirements.
The new AEGIS™ Shaft Voltage Test Kit from Electro Static Technology (Mechanic Falls, ME) makes it easier than ever to measure and document damaging VFD-induced voltages while there is still time to head off bearing damage and equipment downtime. Because the kit can test every VFD-controlled motor in a whole production plant, office building, mechanical room, or anywhere else VFD-driven motors are operating, it provides a powerful tool for maintenance personnel, testing contractors, and anyone who needs to determine that a motor is or is not subject to stray shaft voltages great enough to harm motor bearings.
Posidyne® clutch and brakes from Force Control Industries (Fairfield, OH) feature oil shear technology that allows rapid and precise stopping, starting, reversing, speed change, and positioning—all without adjustment and virtually no maintenance. Ideal for applications with frequent start/stop cycles, these motion control devices allow higher cycle rates (as high as 300 cycles per minute) to increase production rates with lower downtime.
A new truck-mounted static grounding system from Newson Gale (Overland Park, KS) provides an enhanced margin of safety when vacuum trucks are used during transfer of flammable or combustible materials in hazardous areas. The Earth-Rite® MGV system verifies the existence of an effective low resistance ground point and monitors the bonding connection throughout the transfer process.
Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. (Wrentham, MA) has announced the Traco Power TEP 150WI series with input filter module. The filter module is now available on standard assembly together with the TEP 150WI DC-DC converter module. The input filter module is designed to meet high EMC demands like conducted noise in accordance to EN55022 class B and increased burst and surge immunity without external components.
The Magnalight (Kemp, TX) MGPD-SP-200-1D-45-2B heavy duty power transformer provides operators the ability to tap into and distribute power from 480 VAC power sources outside of the workspace. This ability to convert and step down 480 VAC electrical current to a 120/208Y AC configuration is desirable in locations where local grid power has been shut down or is not available and alternative 480V sources must be utilized.
Meggitt (Germantown, MD) has introduced two new side exit accelerometers with metric mounting. The 712F-M4 and the 997-M4 are compact sensors capable of continuous submersion and high frequency monitoring. The captive screw design with a safety wire hole adds additional protection in underwater applications to ensure the sensor cannot become dislodged.
PowerMasterSeries cordless power tools are now available from Metabo Corporation (West Chester, PA) for purchase without the battery. Because the batteries are interchangeable among the tools, operators can now carry additional tools without the need for several extra batteries.
Blackmer (Grand Rapids, MI) has announced that its System One centrifugal pumps are designed for high-volume, severe-duty applications—making them ideal for critical applications in the water and wastewater industries. Designed around the seal where 90 percent of pump failures occur, the System One has a stiffer heavy-duty shaft and larger bearings resulting in the widest operational window off the Best Efficiency Point than any standard process pump.
Moyno, Inc. (Dayton, OH) offers Moyno 500 Series 301 Pumps for outstanding performance and process versatility in corrosive chemical dosing and transfer applications. These pumps feature a reverse covered seal design between the rotor and shaft that eliminates metal exposure to fluids. Phenolic housings and rotors offer superior corrosion resistance.
Windjammer brushless DC blowers from Ametek (Kent, OH) offer compact, low-noise, and long-life solutions ideal for a wide array of air-moving applications. The product line includes low-voltage and high-voltage versions as well as bypass and thru-flow products. Sizes range from 3 to 5.
Hyde Tools (Southbridge, MA) has introduced two new mixers that are designed for better mixing of paint and stains. The new impeller design is engineered to loosen solids from the bottom of the can, promoting better coverage. Item #43420 has a ¼-inch steel hex shaft for use with electric drills, and is designed for use with 1-gallon cans.
Coilhose Pneumatics (East Brunswick, NJ) now has a new state-of-the-art addition to its industry leading offering of blow guns, CEG-1. CEG-1 is a truly ergonomic blow gun that gives the user more blow off capacity than the typical lever operated blow gun. Features include a curved steel lever with a soft vinyl grip, a thermoplastic wraparound body cover, and a full size hanging hook.
A new series of right angle helical gear drives from Stock Drive Products (New Hyde Park, NY) feature base or panel mount design. These lightweight units are made with a fiberglass reinforced nylon housing, hardened steel helical gears, steel shafts, and nonmetallic bearings. They are identified as the A 2Z11 Series and feature both single and double output shaft configurations.
Union Process, Inc. (Akron, OH) has built a large SD-250 for applications in the lithium battery industry. The dry grinding SD-250 Attritor features a 400 horsepower TEFC inverter duty motor with a heavy duty variable frequency drive controller. The SD-250 has a gross tank volume of 288 gallons, a material capacity of 125 gallons, and a media volume of 187 gallons.
Custom manufactured stack valves that can incorporate unique flow paths and be designed to fit into a wide range of process applications are available from Conant Controls, Inc. (Medford, MA). Conant Multiport Selector Valves can be custom manufactured from a variety of materials in a wide range of sizes with virtually any combination of input and output ports from 1/8-inch to ¾-inch I.
Kilian Manufacturing (Syracuse, NY) has developed a line of ball bearing housed units for the tough washdown conditions in processing and packaging operations. An advanced thermoplastic housing and special stainless steel bearing insert form a complete value package that stands up to a wide range of common corrosives and contaminants.
MAGNUM CLEAN from CS Unitec, Inc. (Norwalk, CT) is an elastic disc for the deep cleaning of metals. The disc removes paint, rust, scale, and oil smears, as well as cleans without material removal similar to sandblasting. MAGNUM CLEAN’s coarse fleece disc is coated with silicon carbide grit and cleans without harming the base material.
Dynabrade, Inc. (Clarence, NY) has introduced the new DynaPen series of air tools. The DynaPen is a lightweight pneumatic tool that operates at 14,000 strokes per minute. Featuring an easy one-touch on/off button and 6 foot air line, the tool is available with a 1/8-inch collet insert.
Whether you’re cleaning a garage floor, stripping a steel porch railing, or just scraping last fall’s charred remains off your grill, these economical wire brushes will do it the HYDE (Southbridge, MA) way, not the hard way. These new brushes have extended handles and rubberized grips that make stripping and scrubbing more effective.