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

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

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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 motor is operated above its manufacturer’s recommended maximum operating temperature, motor life is cut by half. To preserve the investment in a motor and avoid downtime and replacement labor, an accurate measurement of motor temperature is essential.

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

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A nationally known gypsum company was experiencing sealing problems with its product-mixing machines. It contacted Inpro/Seal® for help.

04reliability2The 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 ready-mix products.  Located high, near the top of the building, these machines operate five days a week, intermittently because of the batch-style process.

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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. It can measure electrical loads of individual power panels, subpanels and plant equipment; connect to existing monitoring devices, instrumentation and building automation systems; and accept pulses from utility meters and other sub-metering devices.  Data can then be sent to online energy-monitoring software portals like Google PowerMeter™ and Pulse Energy’s Pulse™ for presentation and analysis, or to local databases for integration with business systems.

Opto 22
Temecula, CA

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