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August 17, 2014
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Emerson Kop-Flex Service Program Restores Used Couplings to API 671 Standard & Full Factory Warranty

Emerson’s Power Transmission Solutions, a business of Emerson Industrial Automation, has introduced a program for restoring used high-performance couplings to like-new condition, certified to API 671, with a full original factory warranty. Aimed at high-speed (>1,800 rpm) couplings used on turbomachinery, compressors, pumps and marine drivetrains, the Kop-Flex recertification program offers an attractive alternative to replacement of a coupling, […]

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July 15, 2014
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Online Asset-Management Tool for Drivetrain Couplings Offered as a Subscription Service

Emerson Industrial’s Power Transmission Solutions group has introduced the first online tool for tracking location, life history and latest-revision drawings and installation instructions for all critical drivetrain couplings owned by its customers, whether the units are installed or in spares inventory. Developed by Emerson’s Kop-Flex business unit, the Web-based tool, known as the Asset Management Program (AMP) for couplings (Coupling […]

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July 15, 2014
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Kaeser Expands Compressor Operations in Germany and U.S.

Kaeser Kompressoren SE, the international headquarters of Kaeser Compressors, Inc., has broken ground on 200,000-sq.-ft. expansion at its main location in Coburg, Germany. Incorporating a host of sustainable-design features, the new energy-efficient facilities will primarily manufacture rotary screw compressors. Construction is scheduled to be completed in June 2016. This news follows the recent announcement by Kaeser Compressors regarding a 50,000-sq.-ft. expansion expansion of its operations in […]

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3:56 pm
July 15, 2014
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Dry-Running/Silent-Running Shaft Seals Reduce Costs and Eliminate Noise & Heat Issues

EagleBurgmann has launched a new generation of dry-running shaft seals for agitators. According to the company, in addition to the known benefits of this type of mechanical seal (there is no seal supply system, for example), the new SeccoMix1 is also silent running and has been prototype tested for use in ATEX category 1 (zone […]

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2:07 pm
July 8, 2014
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Don Fetzer Named President of Baltimore Aircoil Company

Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC), a division of Amsted Industries, has announced the appointment of Don Fetzer to the position of President, effective July 1, 2014. Fetzer joined the company as Managing Director — BAC Europe, in 2011. Immediately prior to that, he had been serving as Vice President and Controller of Armstrong World Industries. Based […]

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3:06 pm
June 28, 2014
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Increased Flexibility in Power Transmission with High-Protection Cable & Hose Carriers

U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC, has introduced TKA Series Cable & Hose Carriers, the newest product family from TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP. According to the manufacturer, TKA Series Cable Carriers are especially tight, which allows them to better protect cables from dirt, chips and circulating spray water and prevent the ingress of coolants and lubricants. With their enclosed stroke system and pin-hole joint, […]

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June 20, 2014
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Save Cooling Tower Energy with These 10 Easy Maintenance Tips

Did you know that some simple cooling tower maintenance could help your facility save up to 15% on its electricity costs? Routine preventive maintenance also can help conserve water and extend the operating life of your cooling equipment. Over time, the leaving-water temperature of a neglected cooling tower will rise, as will the energy costs […]

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June 18, 2014
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Remote-Access Machine Controller Bridges Digital and Physical Plant Environments

According to Nanospark, its new machine interface controller with a variety of digital and analog inputs and outputs can effectively “wire” users to nearly any machines and sensors in their plants. Operated through an app that can be accessed with a range of devices, it incorporates a number of capabilities, including a scheduling feature to run equipment only when it’s needed, thus saving […]

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