New Products & Services
July 1, 2018
Digital floor scales with a rugged design
The PowerDeck digital floor scale (photo) combines this company’s Powercell digital load-cell technology with a rugged platform design. This new design aims to eliminate the reliability issues typically associated with floor scales and the associated analog load cells, cables and junction boxes, which can lead to weighing errors and disruptions in production. The PowerDeck includes realtime guidance that alerts operators when a product has been improperly loaded and provides instructions for optimal load placement, helping to avoid uneven filling spills and inaccurate batches. The durable platform can handle variable batch sizes and accuracy requirements. By removing the junction box and making the system fully waterproof, maintenance costs are greatly reduced. The system also includes realtime alerts for environmental hazards, such as debris, shock-loading and temperature fluctuations. — Mettler Toledo, Columbus, Ohio
Fully integrated Venturi scrubber units
Series 7000/8000 Venturi scrubbers are now available in a fully integrated package (photo) that includes a recirculation pump, piping networks, instrumentation and automated controls. Units that are designed for outdoor installation are available with a freeze-protection package for operation in cold-weather climates. Series 7000/8000 scrubber packages enable users to meet particulate-emissions requirements and offer low-maintenance operation. They are also available in a wide variety of materials to handle extremely corrosive or erosive gas-contaminant streams. An advanced throat design and diverging section provides high collection efficiencies at reduced pressure drops. Throat sections are available for manual operation or can be equipped with an optional automatic adjustment mechanism for maximum flexibility in meeting the required collection efficiency and gas-volume operating range. — Bionomic Industries, Inc., Mahwah, N.J.
New hose loaders feature a space-saving profile
The Compact Torsion Swivel (CTS) hose loader (photo) features a fully integrated internal torsion spring for a streamlined profile and has been engineered to replace existing FMC TL loaders or any loaders installed in applications where space is limited. The CTS hose loader provides a compact, low-profile solution with simplified maintenance and spring adjustment. The integrated carbon-steel bearing module also helps to greatly increase service life, according to the company. — OPW Engineered Systems, Inc., Lebanon, Ohio
This dispersing mixer also has a proprietary planetary design
The PowerMix Model PDM-10 (photo) combines high-speed dispersion with planetary stirring action, imparting high shear to tough-to-mix applications with low flowability. Beyond a traditional kneading action, the mixing mechanism of this proprietary planetary design is appropriate for heavy pastes and slurry-like media that may include a considerable amount of powders that must be wetted out and dispersed uniformly. These 10-gal models feature an additional sawtooth blade on each disperser shaft, doubling the shear input capacity of the mixer. For more viscous applications prone to climbing up the stirrer, patented High Viscosity (HV) blades are available and offer a helical curvature that pushes product forward and downward. Fully automated recipe controls and data-acquisition systems are also available. — Charles Ross & Son Co., Hauppauge, N.Y.
A new infrared sensor improves CO2 monitoring
The Ultima X5000 gas monitor is now being offered with the new XIR Plus infrared (IR) sensor to provide enhanced detection of carbon dioxide (CO2). The monitor continuously detects CO2 levels and issues alarm commands when the gas is present in toxic quantities. Two detection ranges for CO2 gas are available — either 2% or 5% by volume. Highly stable, the XIR Plus sensor features repeatability of±2% of lower explosive limit (LEL) or volume, and drift is <2% of full scale per year, according to the manufacturer. The sensor’s T90 range is less than 2 s, providing fast warning when CO2 gas is present. The monitor features a touch-control display, dual sensor inputs and eliminates the need for specialized setup tools or a separate controller. — MSA Safety Inc., Cranberry Township, Pa.
New, higher-capacity pump for sand and slurry dewatering
The new KB220 pump (photo) operates at flowrates up to 810 gal/min in sand and slurry dewatering applications. The 30-h.p. addition to the KB Series is available in 460- or 575-V versions and offers a maximum head of up to 186 ft. KB Series pumps are specifically designed and constructed to reliably handle the issues associated with sand and small abrasives encountered in the construction and mining sectors, as well as other applications. The KB220 uses a chrome iron agitator to move settled solids. The pump motor is protected with a double-mechanical seal, which features a separate lip seal, to prevent all leaks. Embedded thermal sensors in the motor windings help to protect the motor from overheating and premature failure. The volute casing is constructed from hardened ductile iron, and durable cables are available for operating in aggressive environments. — BJM Pumps, LLC, Old Saybrook, Conn.
These couplings prevent slippage for mixers and more
This company’s dual-keyed rigid couplings (photo) feature axial and annular keyways to provide additional security for high torque and axial-load applications. The couplings are suitable for heavy, suspended loads on shafts used in mixers, pumps, fans and related drive systems. Designed to prevent axial and radial slippage with higher loads for a given bore size, they are available in diameters from 1 to 5 in. with straight-through or stepped bores for accommodating different diameter shafts. The couplings can be machined from high-temperature alloys, steel, stainless steel or aluminum. These rigid couplings are well-suited for connecting supported shafts and for mixers with unsupported shafts and both new and retrofit power-transmission applications. — Stafford Manufacturing Corp., North Reading, Mass.
Production crimper with slide-bearing technology
The HM 665 crimping machine (photo) offers an opening stroke of more than 180 mm and an opening diameter of 580 mm (without dies). Using this company’s unique slide-bearing technology, the HM 665 can be used to crimp industrial hoses up to 12-in. in diameter with ANSI flanges and pipe fittings up to 16-in. without having to remove the dies. The fixed die and the 250-mm-long bottom die make workpiece positioning easy. Along with hydraulic hoses, the machine can be used to join reinforcing steel, steel cables, ropes and insulators with forces up to 6,000 kN. The HM 665 is controlled through the Control C.2 control unit available from this company. — Uniflex Hydraulik GmbH, Karben, Germany
Pressure gages now equipped with calibration reminder system
An automatic calibration-reminder system has been added to the XP2i pressure gage (photo). The new system greatly reduces the possibility of using gages after their calibration dates and potentially incurring regulatory fines. Manual record-keeping and notifications are replaced by customizable onscreen alerts prior to the due date, warning alerts on and after the due date, and an optional capability to lock the gage from use after its calibration due date. Dates, reminders and message types are set by supervisors using software. The intrinsically safe XP2i gage offers high-accuracy pressure recording in harsh environments from –10 to 50°C. Key features include an IP-67 rated, marine-grade enclosure, a fast pressure-safety-valve (PSV) mode, custom engineering units and a leak-free pressure fitting connection. — Crystal Engineering, a unit of Ametek Sensors, Test & Calibration, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
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