Archive | May, 2011


8:48 pm
May 24, 2011
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Efficient Gadget: Magnetic Bearing Technology Helps Drive Efficient Blowers

Synchrony has entered into a new partnership capitalizing on its magnetic-bearing technology with Gardner Denver, manufacturer of Hoffman® and Lamson® brand blowers. Under terms of the multi-year agreement, Gardner Denver will integrate Synchrony technology into its new Hoffman Revolution™ line of high-speed aeration blowers for water- and wastewater-treatment applications.


8:29 pm
May 24, 2011
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Solve The #1 Motor-Failure Problem With Accurate Temperature Detection

Problem A thermal-based motor overload relay may allow a restart on a hot motor prematurely because a bimetallic overload relay cools faster than the motor it is protecting. Once the relay resets, an operator can restart the motor, potentially causing costly equipment damage. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) reports that for every 8-10 degrees a […]


8:28 pm
May 24, 2011
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7+ Years and Counting: A Case Study Of Sealing Success

ProblemA nationally known gypsum company was experiencing sealing problems with its product-mixing machines. It contacted Inpro/Seal® for help. The plant turns out a range of gypsum-board and interior-finish  product, including joint-treatment compounds, tape and plaster. Two large, twin-shaft mixers are used in the process—one for dry bagging compounds and the other for compounds used for […]


8:02 pm
May 24, 2011
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Green Gadget: Energy-Monitoring Sensor Helps Track & Reduce Energy Consumption

Energy-Monitoring Sensor Helps Track & Reduce Energy Consumption Opto 22 has introduced the OptoEMU Sensor™, part of the company’s packaged, networkable OptoEMU™ system that lets small- to medium-sized commercial and industrial users gather and analyze energy consumption data. The sensor provides communications interfaces and data-integration capabilities to help with the development of effective energy-management strategies. […]


4:55 pm
May 18, 2011
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My Take: The Heroes Among Us

By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor Bummed out. It’s a feeling I hadn’t been able to shake since the day the monster earthquake and tsunami slammed Japan and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant began melting down, dashing so many lives, hopes and dreams in a deadly domino-effect process.