Archive | July, 2014


9:37 pm
July 31, 2014
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Tribby Warfield Named Senior VP & General Manager for Kaman Distribution’s Fluid Power Platform

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 4.04.59 PMKaman Corp. has announced the appointment of Tribby Warfield as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Fluid Power platform of its Distribution Segment (Kaman Distribution), effective Aug. 15, 2014. Kaman Distribution operates through three product platforms: Bearings & Power Transmission; Fluid Power; and Automation, Control & Energy. Warfield will report to Steve Smidler, Kaman Distribution’s President and join Kaman’s Executive Committee.

Most recently, Warfield had been serving as President, North America Commercial for Gates Corp.,  where she led all commercial activity for Gates Power Transmission and Fluid Power in the United States, Canada and Mexico. She previously served as the President of  Gates’ North America Power Transmission. Her career with Gates spanned more than 25 years, including 11 in Europe, during which she served in a number of management and operational roles across the company’s’ European Divisions.

Warfield has long been active in numerous industry associations, including the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) where she serves as Foundation Board Trustee. She also serves on the Board of Advisors and resides as Executive in Residence for the University of Colorado Denver Business School.

A strong supporter and advocate of FIRST (For Inspiration of Science and Technology) Robotics, Warfield also serves on the Board of Directors of ColoradoFIRST.



2:21 pm
July 31, 2014
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Eaton Launches User-Friendly Modular Gas Analyser for the Biogas Market

Eaton logoPower management company Eaton has launched the MTL GIR6000 biogas analyser to help ensure reliable, accurate measurement of gases in biogas production. The MTL GIR6000 gas analyser requires minimal maintenance and enables process engineers and biogas plant managers to reduce downtime and improve their processes. 

 The analyser can measure up to six gases, including methane, oxygen and hydrogen sulphide, and is designed with dedicated sensor modules and long-life, established sensor technology to provide continuous, accurate and reliable readings. The MTL GIR6000 analyser uses an modular concept that makes it user-serviceable and reduces lifetime service costs through quick and easy maintenance procedures that require no special tools or training.  As a result, service engineer site visits are largely avoided with the guidance of the built-in self-diagnostic routines and pre-configured intelligent sensor modules.  

 The gas sensor modules can be individually replaced – simply slide in and lock with an automatic seal integrity check – which helps to ensure minimal downtime, increased process efficiency and reduced operational maintenance cost.


12:43 pm
July 31, 2014
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Altra Industrial Motion Strengthens Off-Highway and General Industrial Reach with Guardian Acquisition

Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 7.03.42 AMAltra Industrial Motion Corp. (Altra) has announced the acquisition of Guardian Industries, Inc. Founded in 1941 and based in Michigan City, IN, Guardian manufactures a wide range of products including shaft couplings, motion control couplings, flywheel couplings, hydraulic pump drives, compressor drives and PTO shafts and bearing supports. The company has a dedicated workforce of 47 people and had 2013 revenues of $10 million.

According to Carl Christenson, Altra’s Chairman and CEO, Guardian’s products will help his company better serve both off-highway and general industrial applications.

The Guardian brand joins Ameridrives Couplings, Bibby Turboflex, TB Wood’s, Huco Dynatork, Ameridrives Power Transmission and Lamiflex Couplings as a member of  Altra’s Coupling Group. These brands are among more than 40 electromechanical-power-transmission product lines, including Boston Gear, Bauer Gear Motor and Warner Electric, that make up the Altra Industrial Motion portfolio.



4:55 pm
July 28, 2014
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Vibration Analyzer App for Apple iPad

gtiGTI Predictive Technology, Inc., creators of the iPad Vibration Analyzer, announces new VibePro App for the Apple iPad.

VibeCapture is a vibration analyzer app that collects and processes vibration signals from industrial rotating equipment. The app uses the same external hardware for all VibePro products. Current VibePro owners can purchase VibeCapture in their App Store.

VibeCapture features:

• Time Waveform display and capture
• FFT Spectrum for acceleration, velocity and displacement
• Selectable sampling rate and number of lines
• Real FFT resolutions up to 0.17Hz
• Save data or export via e-mail

Developed for the iPad, the VibePro product family offers solutions for vibration analysis, dynamic balancing, infrared thermography and shaft laser alignment on a single device.


1:56 pm
July 28, 2014
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Eaton Releases Newest Version of Electrical Protection Handbook

eaton0714newsPower management company Eaton today released the newest version of its Selecting Protective Devices (SPD) electrical handbook, giving the electrical industry a practical guide on product applications based on the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC®). The advanced technical resource covers the selection and application of overcurrent protective devices, including code, standard and regulatory compliance.

This handbook helps engineers, contractors, inspectors, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), users and electricians select the right devices for all types of applications, keeping safety and efficiency as top priorities.

The 268-page handbook has been enhanced with updated sections on Fuseology; Servicing and Maintenance; Component Protection; Industrial Control Panels; Short-Circuit Current Rating (SCCR); Selective Coordination; Electrical Safety; and Fuses for Hazardous Locations, Photovoltaic (PV) Systems and Data Centers. It also includes a Fuse Sizing Guide that considers load characteristics and NEC requirements when specifying main, feeder and branch circuit fuses.

A digital version of the SPD Handbook can be downloaded here.


2:05 pm
July 25, 2014
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OMEGA Introduces Wireless Pulse Data Logger


Omega’s new OM-CP-RFPULSE2000A series of wireless pulse data loggers features wireless two-way communication with pulse input for monitoring wind speed, energy or flow rate. The data logger has a digital display that shows data in real time, a battery life indicator and audible and LED alarm indicators. This CE compliant product features configurable alarms and a 3 year battery life. Ideal for chemical, water, petroleum, environmental and HVAC industries and good for applications such as monitoring pulse input from energy meters, flowmeters or weather stations.


2:00 pm
July 25, 2014
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Apprion Announces Ion System R6 To Improve Industrial Devices, Data And Applications

apprionApprion, the leader of intelligent industrial applications, has announced version R6 of the Apprion ION System.  The sixth generation of this industrial application platform provides cost-effective security and reliability to facilities requiring multi-site integration and extended redundancy. The Apprion ION R6 System equips industrial facilities with a distributed, intelligent industrial platform that efficiently handles large and diverse data from multiple devices, vendors and applications.

The new ION R6 System extends the original ION System platform with multi-site distribution for greater scalability, increased redundancy to handle failover and improved reliability and a new workflow engine to provide more efficient data transfer between mobile devices. This new version includes 4G mobile network support, an improved processing engine, and enhanced GUI for a comprehensive user dashboard with an integrated view of many different devices, systems, applications and large data monitoring.


1:52 pm
July 25, 2014
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ASCO’s Continuous, High-Speed Wave Form Recording Identifies Power Quality Anomalies


Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, debuts new ASCO® Power Quality Analytics for Critical Power Management Systems (CPMS) that measurably increases on-site power reliability and efficiency, and facilitates regulatory compliance.

Power quality analysis enables a facility to compare current operating parameters a manufacturer’s baseline to identify any anomalies or degradations that could cause inefficient operation or even failure. This tool helps diagnose problems by reviewing stored, continuously recorded waveforms, without waiting for the event to recur.

Proactively solving the problem this way helps the system pay for itself by minimizing facility risk and equipment failures, and increasing operating efficiency. Continuous, high-speed wave form recording of power quality identifies eight anomalies, such as power outages, transient harmonics, sags and swells, cycle by cycle in milliseconds. Cycle-by-cycle monitoring provides the electrical sensitivity required for facility managers to know exactly what went wrong and where in the electrical system.