Author Archive | Greg Pietras


8:26 pm
May 10, 2017
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Expanded Gear Motor Packages

Dodge Motorized Torque-Arm II (MTA II) has expanded to use severe duty Baldor-Reliance motors, as well as standard duty motors, providing users with heavy-duty solutions for tough applications. Assembled to order, the packages can minimize assembly time on site, allowing a facility to be up and running faster. Flexible designs are also available with stock IEC motor adapters to accommodate globally available motors. The MTA reducer features the patented Dodge twin-tapered bushing system that provides a sturdy, concentric grip of the driven shaft on both sides of the reducer. This eliminates the wobble and fretting corrosion associated with straight bore and single-bushed reducers.

Baldor Electric Co.
Fort Smith, AR


8:25 pm
May 10, 2017
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Next-Generation Bearing Isolator

1705mtprod10pThe VB45-S bearing isolator provides permanent bearing protection to rotating equipment with protection against contamination ingress and lubrication loss. The device uses the XX interface and an enlarged contamination chamber to achieve an IP66 rating. An enlarged D-Groove captures oil and returns it to the bearing housing or a grease band to block grease from traveling down the shaft and escaping from the bearing housing. A compact design with an overall length of 0.625 in. allows installation often without the need for equipment modifications.

Rock Island, IL


8:21 pm
May 10, 2017
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Quick-Connection Kits

1705mtprod16pThe company’s EasyHeat brand low-profile quick-connection kits use quick-setting silicone and slip-on connectors to eliminate need for a heating fun and shrink tubing. The silicone adhesive can be cold applied and does not require heating to cure. The SRME end-seal kit is for terminating the ends of cables. The SRMP power-end kit is for joining cables inside a power connection box. Both can be used for indoor or outdoor applications.

St. Louis


8:19 pm
May 10, 2017
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Bearing Pedestals

1705mtprod11pSAFQ inch-series Cooper Quick-Change angled bearing pedestals consist of two split halves for reported easy assembly around a fixed shaft. The angled bottom is said to slide under low-clearance shafts without a jack or hoist. The pedestals are available for shafts with diameters from 2 3/16 to 5 5/16 in. All integrate standard Cooper 01, 01E, 02, or 02E split-to-the-shaft bearings and are interchangeable with the company’s other split roller bearing pedestals.

Lansdale, PA


8:16 pm
May 10, 2017
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Corrosion-Resistant Chain

1705mtprod15pNeptune corrosion-resistant roller chains are said to deliver exceptional performance in applications exposed to water, saltwater, chemicals, and high-humidity conditions. Compliant with RoHS requirements, the chains are not manufactured with hazardous elements. The G8 series is available in a variety of options including single- and multi-strand drive, single and double pitch, attachments, and British Standard.

U.S. Tsubaki
Wheeling, IL


7:56 pm
May 10, 2017
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Safe Corrosion Inhibitor

VpCI-649 BD is a concentrated liquid formulation that protects ferrous and non-ferrous metals from corrosive solutions in a non-toxic form. The product is said to provide long-term protection in fresh water, steam, and glycol closed-loop systems and includes preservatives against biogrowth. Environmentally safe, the product does not contain nitrites, phosphates, chromates, or heavy metals.

Cortec Corp.
St. Paul, MN