PowerFlex 6000 medium-voltage variable frequency drives (VFDs; photo) packaged in Type 3R or IP54 enclosures are specifically designed and built for outdoor or remote installations to eliminate the need for a control room. The PowerFlex 6000 drive technology is suited for all-purpose, non-regenerative applications, such as fans, pumps, compressors, mills and flat-land conveyors. Type 3R or IP54-rated enclosures protect against rain, sleet, snow, ice and dirt, and the enclosures support a wide range of ambient temperature ratings. Users are given the choice of open-loop, forced-air cooling or closed-loop air-to-air heat-exchanger solutions to suit the application. An automatic enclosure-ventilation system optimizes the cooling system operation to help reduce operating costs. — Rockwell Automation, Inc., Milwaukee, Wis.
A new flexible digital-manufacturing process for product development and small-batch production of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) parts — iCast LSR (photo) — enables manufacturers to develop product variations or try out different design concepts before investing in serial production tools. In addition, the process enables the start of pre-series and series production with small batches, to close the gap between low- and high-volume production. It is an adaptable five-step modular process that utilizes digitization and new manufacturing techniques to dramatically decrease the time required to produce prototypes, says the company. The process starts with the submission of 3D part data and order details. A feasibility study based on artificial intelligence (AI) is triggered to confirm if the iCast LSR process is suitable for production of the part. Upon completion of the feasibility study, the part design is analyzed, and the individual digital-mold layout is created based on 3D data. In a virtual environment, this process identifies the optimum production process for the use of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies in order to achieve the best possible quality. — Trelleborg Sealing Solutions AB, Stockholm, Sweden
ProFlex 730CBD coarse-bubble diffusers (photo) are used to aerate or mix wastewater for effluent and sewage treatment, ensuring proper agitation of media with high specific gravity. This means that when the sewage is put into a storage tank, settling at the bottom of the tank will not occur. The ProFlex 730CBD is an engineered molded valve, which, when submerged and charged with air, will create a series of bubbles strong enough to capture the sewage effluent and carry it to the surface of the tank. Featuring an elastomeric duck-bill design, the valve is always in a 100% closed position and relies on static head to open. Thus, the instant there is an absence of inlet pressure, the valve is closed bubble-tight, ensuring that unwanted media does not flow back into the manifold. — Proco Products, Inc., Stockton, Calif.
Heavy-duty FGM-series mixers (photo) feature a high-torque gear reducer to vigorously agitate heavy viscous materials. With a ring-mount design and two opposing handles, this powerful mixer mounts directly to 5-gal pails up to 12.25-in. wide. A quick-change coupler and shaft design incorporate a shaft pin that locks in place during rotation. Three 9-in., two-blade propellers made from 319 aluminum attach to the 15-in. long shaft with set screws. Powered by a 1-hp totally enclosed, fan-cooled motor that is ready to plug into a standard outlet, the FGM-1T electric mixer operates at a fixed speed of 350 rpm. Additional motor options include fractional horsepower fixed and variable-speed electric versions, as well variable-speed air-powered models. Additional impeller options are also available. The FGM-series mixers are appropriate for mixing viscous materials, such as adhesives and sealants, as well as viscous primers, paints and other commercial coatings. — Indco, New Albany, Ind.
This company’s pallet-rack spill-containment sumps (photo) catch spills and drips associated with liquid storage and dispensing, keeping areas neat and safe. Containment sumps positioned beneath the drum rack are manufactured of heavy-gauge steel, which is galvanized for long service life with a rust-free appearance. They feature fully welded frame construction for durability, with sump welds fully inspected with low-viscous test fluids to ensure leak-tightness. A forklift pocket allows sumps to be moved easily. Sumps are sized to meet or exceed OSHA, EPA, NFPA, UFC and other requirements. Galvanized steel grating provides secure platform for vertical drums. Sump liners are available for highly corrosive liquids. Versatile designs and configurations allow the vertical or horizontal storage of drums, pails and small containers, as well as IBC totes. — Denios Inc., Louisville, Ky.
The Model L11F weight-loaded pressure-relief valve (photo) is designed to be used on tanks, piping and low-pressure vessels, and can be used as a standalone unit or in addition to existing pressure-relief valves to add additional flow capacity. It also includes a calibrated weight system that gives the operator the flexibility to adjust the set pressure of this valve on the top of the tank, eliminating the need to remove and retest in the shop on a test stand. According to the manufacturer, users can easily maintain, adjust settings and replace the L11F in the field, reducing downtime and lowering operational cost. Furthermore, the product runs at a wide range of flowrates. Made with aluminum casting, stainless-steel seats, polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) pallets and zinc-coated carbon-steel weights, the L11F comes in sizes from 2 to 6 in. (50 to 150 mm) and is available with leakage rates compliant with API 2000 requirements. — LaMot Valve & Arrestor, Stafford, Tex.
Pioneer Pump ElectricPAK (photo) is a modular, electric pump package that helps users receive a pump-and-motor configuration onsite more quickly and efficiently than custom-built units. Each configured assembly includes a high-performance pump and electric motor that can provide high heads and efficiency. The unit also features a rigid motor stool that keeps the pump and motor permanently aligned. This feature eliminates the need for time-consuming alignment work or special tools upon delivery or when the unit is moved. The ElectricPAK’s modular system, combined with an extensive range of motor choices, allows users to select the most efficient pump based on the duty point. Users can also choose from a stationary base or drag skid. Helping them make their selection is this company’s proprietary FE Select online specification tool. — Franklin Electric Co., Fort Wayne, Ind.
The NGP+ series of pressure-swing-adsorption (PSA) nitrogen generators (photo) is expanding with the introduction of two new models — the NGP 160+ and NGP 200+. The generators offer gas purity from 95% to 99.9995%, with flowrates up to 4,802 std. ft3/min. The midsize NGP+ models feature the Elektronikon Touch controller, which enables easy gas-purity selection and advanced connectivity options. This controller optimizes performance and continuously measures gas purity. It also monitors the feed air to safeguard the integrity of the adsorbent. Other newly available options include a room oxygen alarm and the ability to produce ultra-dry nitrogen. — Atlas Copco Compressors LLC, Rock Hill, S.C.
This company’s Ergo System (photo) is a compact hydrodemolition robot used for hazardous cleaning applications, such as those requiring the removal of concrete, coatings, paint, rust, plastic or other materials. The Ergo offers four times the power of a hand lance and provides maneuverability through remote operation to keep workers safer, says the company. Using a number of attachments, the Ergo System can be operated remotely for efficient cleaning and removal of material in boilers, tanks, pipes and other industrial containers and conduits. The Ergo System incorporates a controller unit, which powers and controls the hydraulics, the Ergo power head, which manipulates the high-pressure lance, and either a spine or a climber, which are unique systems used to support and maneuver the power head, based on project needs. The climber attaches to any standard scaffolding or pipes and robotically moves along it to remove material. — Aquajet Systems AB, Holsbybrunn, Sweden
The new ultra-low-range CL17sc online total chlorine analyzer (photo) provides direct chlorine measurements from utility water, product water or wastewater discharge down to 8 parts per billion (ppb) to monitor for chlorine breakthrough and optimize dechlorination processes. The CL17sc is best suited for clean water that is measured for either presence of chlorine at low levels or its absence. It measures total chlorine concentration from 0.008 to 5.0 mg/L. If processes involve reverse-osmosis (RO) membranes or any form of dechlorination, such as chemical (sulfite/bisulfite) or adsorption (activated carbon), the CL17sc can be used to ensure the presence of chlorine at very low levels, or its complete absence, depending on the needs of the process and equipment. — Hach Co., Loveland, Colo.