Author Archive | Melissa Larson


1:29 pm
October 26, 2015
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Fluke Clamp Meters Add Logging and Wireless Data Transfer


Often the most frustrating task for electricians and maintenance technicians is to troubleshoot intermittent faults because they rarely occur at convenient times. The new Fluke Connect-enabled 370 FC Series Clamp Meters log measurements to pinpoint intermittent faults precisely without the need for the technician to be present. Those measurements are then wirelessly transmitted to the Fluke Connect app on smartphones or tablets and automatically uploaded to the cloud, keeping technicians outside the arc flash zone and away from dangerous moving machinery, improving safety.

The CAT IV 600 V, CAT III 1000 V safety-rated clamp meters offer advanced troubleshooting performance to capture a wide range of measurements with a single tool, including proprietary in-rush measurement technology to filter out noise and capture motor starting current exactly as the circuit protection sees it.



4:01 pm
October 21, 2015
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EXAIR Air Knives Cover Wide Spans, Resist Temperature and Corrosion

ExairEXAIR has expanded its stainless steel long super air knives to include a maximum length of 108 in. (2743mm) and is manufacturing all air knives 60 in. (1524 mm) and longer, which used to be two pieces, in a one-piece construction which eases installation and saves space. The corrosion-resistant design ensures seamless airflow and withstands temperatures up to 800 deg. F (427 deg. C). Air knives produce a laminar sheet of airflow to blow off, dry or cool large surfaces up to 108 in. (2743 mm) wide. The energy efficient design minimizes compressed air use by entraining 40 parts room air to one part compressed air. It is ideal for blowing corrosive chemicals off parts, drying food products, and cooling hot materials such as molten glass, castings and molded parts.



4:20 pm
October 20, 2015
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Kepware Releases New Internet of Things Solution, Streams Industrial Data into Cloud

logoKepware Technologies, a software development company focused on communications for automation, has announced the release of the IoT Gateway for KEPServerEX version 5.19. Built to support Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) deployments, the IoT Gateway streams real-time machine and sensor data into cloud-based software platforms for real-time analytics.

By leveraging the more than 150 communication protocols supported by the KEPServerEX platform, the IoT Gateway is able to stream data from thousands of industrial sensors and machines to cloud-based Big Data and analytics software applications. It also supports customizable data formats to ensure compatibility with most MQTT and REST applications.



12:58 pm
October 14, 2015
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Megger Offers Battery Testers

BITE2Megger now offers two battery impedance testers that have enough available current to measure impedance values and DC voltage up to 7,000 Ah. The BITE2 and BITE2P take measurements within three seconds.

Designed for use on valve regulated lead acid (VLRA) batteries, large flooded vented lead acid (VLA) batteries as well as nickel-cadmium (NiCD) batteries, these battery impedance testers are used in electrical power generation plants, telecommunication facilities, UPS systems, railroads, aircraft power supplies as well as in utility and industrial substations.



3:50 pm
October 13, 2015
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Eaton Debuts Molded Case Circuit Breaker

EatonPower management company Eaton has announced the Digitrip RMS 210+ electronic trip unit integrated in an F-frame molded case circuit breaker (MCCB).  The Digitrip 210+ trip unit provides easy setup, to ensure coordination and reliable protection for electrical systems in commercial, industrial and machinery manufacturing environments. Designed to fit FDE-frame MCCBs, the new trip unit offers electronic trip unit functionality in an economic platform.  Detailed time current curves are available for download from Eaton’s website and through electrical system coordination software packages.



3:45 pm
October 13, 2015
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IMI Sensors Launches Hazardous Area Approved Triaxial Accelerometer

untitledIMI Sensors, manufacturer of industrial vibration monitoring instrumentation, announced the release of Model EX629A11A/006CC, a hazardous area-approved triaxial ICP accelerometer with an integral coiled cable and choice of terminating connector. IMI has developed the sensor to be used in route-based predictive maintenance in hazardous environments in conjunction with a wide variety of third-party, multi-channel data collectors and analyzers.

Unit has a sensitivity (±10%) of 100 mV/g and a ±50g pk measurement range. The sensor’s frequency range (± 3 dB) is 2 to 10,000 Hz in the Z axis and 2 to 7,000 Hz in the X and Y axes. The model is housed in an epoxy-sealed stainless steel housing with an integral 6ft coiled polyurethane cable and choice of one of six terminating connector options.




3:45 pm
October 9, 2015
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Leeson Electric Launches Next-Gen Extreme Duck Motor

LeesonElectric_ExtremeDuckUltraLeeson Electric is launching the next generation Extreme Duck Motor. The new design ensures that liquids don’t penetrate the motors in any mounting position and the motor is easier to install and connect because of unique colored leads.

A proprietary shaft seal that underwent a year of testing – 8,760 hours – is one of the motor’s unique features. Other features include:


  • Lead wires are non-wicking, and are colored and numbered for easy identification during installation


  • Installable in all mounting positions


  • Standard dual voltage and dual rotation


  • New encapsulation process with better materials ensure complete filling of the motors and curing of the epoxy encapsulation


  • All stainless steel exterior


  • Nameplate information is permanently etched into the frame


  • Conduit box on TEFC motors rotates 360 degrees


  • Inverter Duty IRIS insulation system


  • Corrosion resistant coating applied to rotor


2:46 pm
October 7, 2015
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Milwaukee Cylinder Announces RFID Technology for Tie Rod Cylinder Identification