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August 2011

These gloves are cut-resistant

Two models of ProFlex gloves are lined with 100% Kevlar to provide cut-resistant hand protection. The 710CR glove features a gel-polymer palm to dampen shock and impact, and the Model 820CR provides textured PVC on the palm and fingertips for a more secure grip in both wet and dry conditions. Both have the Kevlar lining, and are designed to provide cut protection throughout all parts of the glove while maintaining dexterity and flexibility. — Ergodyne, St. Paul, Minn.

Precision fluid measurement on a budget

The TM Series flowmeter is a high-output flowmeter offering durable, high-precision fluid measurement at a much lower price than comparable systems, says this company. These water flowmeters have a 0.5-in. digital display with a battery life of 5,000 h, and can be field-calibrated. The digital display of the TM Series shows flowrate, as well as two flow totals (one can be reset; the other is cumulative). TM Series flowmeters are available in line sizes of 0.5 to 4 in. with NPT, spigot and 150-lb ANSI flange fittings. They are suitable for applications including commercial water mixing tanks, geothermal heating and cooling towers, agricultural sprayers and cement mixers. — Assured Automation, Clark, N.J.


This screener can dry on-size particles

A new dewatering and drying system from this company can remove both oversized and undersized particles, while simultaneously dewatering and drying on-size material. The system, which combines a Vibroscreen model K30-2-SS screener with a model K40/48-1FBD-SS dryer, is capable of removing up to 50 gal/min of water, and can dry up to 700 lb of on-size particles per hour. The screener is equipped with an imbalanced-weight gyratory motor that vibrates the screening chamber. Oversized particles travel in controlled spirals outward on the upper screen to a discharge port, while the on-size, dewatered pellets that fall on to the lower screen spiral outward to a spout, taking them to the fluidized-bed dryer. — Kason Corp., Millburn, N.J.

A data collector with longterm storage

The 5630M Series of high-performance data collectors is designed to provide manufacturers and OEM machine builders with enhanced manufacturing-data storage, process visualization and longterm analysis capabilities. The instrument assigns a unique serial number to each data file, so a user can quickly search, locate and view all historical process data. In engine manufacture, users can also search by engine part. In addition to manufacturing of automotive components, the 5630M Series is also suitable for plastics and medical manufacturing operations. — Kistler North America, Novi, Mich.

These couplers automatically shut off in disconnections

The new Kamvalok 1700D Series Dry Disconnect Couplings will automatically shut off in the event of an accidental disconnection of the coupling and adaptor. The 1700D Series couplers feature a unique spring-loaded, poppet-action design that virtually eliminates spillage of any residual liquid contained in transfer lines after disconnection. Designed for total closed-loop loading, the 1700D couplers connect and disconnect easily, and have an open/close lever to ensure that liquid flow can begin only after a secure connection is made. In addition, the lever allows a smooth opening and closing, even in high-pressure applications. The coupler and adaptor are used at transfer points where product loss is unacceptable, and are suitable for petroleum products, solvents, vegetable oils, detergents, and many acids and caustic chemicals. — OPW Engineered Systems, Lebanon, Ohio

This sifter achieves vibration-free separation

The Tru-Balance sifter can screen any dry, free-flowing product, ranging in size from 0.25 in. to 400 mesh, and accurately separate sizes with a gentle, gyratory motion. Its drive achieves perfectly balanced, vibration-free performance by straddling the sifter’s center of gravity with counterweights that offset the rotating sieve housing. The custom-designed sifter can be configured for up to six separations. Models of the Tru-Balance sifter are available with between four and 14 sieve frames in four different sieve sizes. Other key features include its ability to be floor- or ceiling-mounted, and its ability to be easily opened for maintenance and cleaning of the sieves. — Great Western Manufacturing, Leavenworth, Kan.

Separate 4–100-µm solids with this hydrocyclone

This company’s hydrocyclone systems are designed to provide an economical method for removing solid particles in the 4 to 100+ µm range from slurries in a variety of applications. The separation equipment is available in either an open-manifold or packed-vessel configuration. Manifolds can have a linear or radial orientation and utilize 2-, 4-, 5-, or 10-in.-dia. cyclones, while packed vessels contain 1- or 2-in dia. cyclones. Both configurations, the company says, can process feedrates from 10 to 3,000 gal/min, depending on the number and size of the hydrocyclones in the system. — Sweco, Florence, Ky.

These cartridge filters can go extreme

ZCore depth cartridge filters are designed to handle extreme filtering applications, such as hot-water sanitizing, high-temperature-process chemical streams, high-viscosity fluids and dirty streams, where traditional cartridge filters are not typically effective. Key benefits include improved performance, less downtime and reduced operating costs, the company says. ZCore is available in several micron ratings and lengths, and can achieve a 90% efficiency rate for particles as small as 0.5 µm. ZCore filters operate reliably at maximum pressure differentials from 1.03 bars at 180°F to 4.14 bars at 86°F. — GE Water Technology, Trevose, Pa.

A vacuum insulation that is ultrathin

Insulon barrier is an ultrathin, vacuum-based thermal insulation that can be manufactured as thin as 0.1 mm, and can be supplied in almost any shape, this company says. Using what the company calls “Hyper-Deep Vacuum,” the Insulon barrier stops thermal conduction by virtually eliminating molecule-to-molecule energy transfer. The company can manufacture the vacuum barrier in custom shapes and sizes for use in a wide range of applications, including within small devices, with large temperature differentials, or at extreme temperatures. — Concept Group Inc., West Berlin, N.J.

This remote level sensor is digital

The 3051S ERS (electronic remote sensor) system is a digital-based, differential-pressure level technology that replaces mechanical impulse piping with two of this company’s pressure sensors linked together electronically. Differential pressure is calculated in one of two sensors and transmitted using a standard two-wire, 4–20-mA HART signal. Ideal applications for the 3051S ERS system include tall vessels, distillation towers and other installations that have traditionally required excessive lengths of impulse piping or capillary, the company says. The system can provide faster response times and more repeatable measurements, even with wide varying temperatures. — Emerson Process Management, Chanhassan, Minn.

Lower costs with this mobile water treatment system

A jointly developed Containerized Dosing System is a mobile unit for water or waste treatment designed for situations where a building would otherwise have to be erected. Dubbed the “Dosing System in a Box,” the unit houses a solids-additive handling system, a dosing ejector system and all controls, including safety and alarm systems, in a 20-ft ISO intermodel container. The unit is flexible and mobile, allowing transfer of the equipment to any location on short notice to handle seasonal changes or emergencies. The box combines solids conveyors from one company that can transfer additives, such as hydrated lime or powdered activated carbon, to an ejector, made by another company, that introduces the additives into the water flow. — Spiroflow Systems Inc., Charlotte, N.C.