Smart And Analog Valve Positioners
Badger Meter says the smart valve positioners in its new Research Control SRD series deliver the type of robust, actionable diagnostics that can help facilities comply with recent fugitive emissions regs. The company has also released a Research Control SRI series of analog positioners: The SRD 960 (explosion-proof) and SRD 991 (intrinsically safe) digital models offer economical, user-friendly solutions for a wide range of process applications. An optional base model, the fast-acting analog SRI 990, incorporates control boards that can be swapped out to upgrade to an SRD. Products in both series are compatible with other Research Control products, as well as with most other pneumatically actuated valves. According to the manufacturer, SRD/SRI units are well-suited for new installations and retrofitting existing valves.
Productivity-Enhancing VPN Software
Mobility XE® mobile Virtual Private Network (VPN) software maximizes productivity by maintaining and securing data connections as field workers move in and out of wireless coverage areas and roam between networks. Designed for wireless environments, Mobility XE provides IT managers with the security and centralized control needed to effectively manage mobile deployment. The service keeps applications alive and stable through any disruption.
NetMotion Wireless, Inc.
Wireless Laser Shaft-Alignment
The S-660T is an entry-level shaft-alignment laser system manufactured by Hamar Laser. Its Couple6 shaft-alignment software runs on a next-generation industrial tablet using Windows 7. Its Dual-Fan™ Measurement Technology enables accurate measurement of offset and angle simultaneously using two laser fans and two PSDs. The unit’s internal Bluetooth® transmitter, sealed in IP67 housing, has a range of up to 33’.
Hyatt Industries Ltd.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Ceiling Fan With Integrated LED
According to Big Ass Fan, it has introduced the world’s first LED-equipped industrial ceiling fan. The company says its new, all-in-one-package Powerfoil X LED delivers as much light as a 400W metal halide, covering the entire diameter of the fan, yet uses less than 175W. Incorporating a tempered-glass lens that minimizes glare, the light ties directly into an existing lighting grid for simple control.
Big Ass Fan Co.
Long-Life ER-Style Ball Bearings
Baldor’s line of Baldor·Dodge® ER-Style ball bearings is available in two shaft-attachment methods: The set-screw version has a 65-degree set-screw angle for maximum shaft grip, while the D-Lok™ product offers a clamp collar grip for maximum concentricity to minimize vibration. Both employ snap-ring retention to securely fit the cylindrical outer diameter into equipment. They both incorporate the Dodge ProGuard™ seal and flinger package to prevent contamination and maximize component life. Modifications to the seal package are available.
Baldor Electric Co.
Fort Smith, AR
Insulation And Continuity Testers
Megger’s MIT400 insulation and continuity testers conform to IEC1010-1 standards and are rated to CAT IV 600 V, providing greater user safety when testing in higher-voltage environments. The testers cover 20 GΩ to 200 GΩ and feature adjustable insulation test voltages from 250 V to 1000 V and 50 V to 1000 V. A special application instrument offers voltages from 10 V to 100 V in 1 V steps.
Megger Group Ltd.
Tough, Low-Maintenance Heat Exchangers
According to Alfa Laval, the Diabon S15 plate heat exchanger for highly corrosive fluids can more than double flow rates to maximize heat recovery, minimize downtime and lower operating costs. Diabon is a dense, synthetic resin-impregnated graphite suitable for use with corrosive media at temperatures up to 390 F (200 C). A special plate pattern in these exchangers reduces fouling. Accessibility to the plates eases cleaning.
Alfa Laval, Inc.
Inductive Sensors For Explosive Environs
Steute Xtreme has introduced a line of inductive sensors certified for use in Zone 0 and 20 explosive atmospheres and extreme environments. Units are available in M8, M12, M18 and M30 sizes with a cable or plug-in connector. Models are also available with IP68K or IP69K ratings and for temperatures of -40 to +248 F. Applications include conveyors, food processing, material handling and more.