www.plantengineering.com: Latest News http://www.plantengineering.com/ en www.plantengineering.com: Latest News http://www.plantengineering.com/typo3conf/ext/tt_news/ext_icon.gif http://www.plantengineering.com/ 18 16 TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Tue, 23 May 2017 10:03:00 -0400 Self-guided lift truck http://www.plantengineering.com/single-article/self-guided-lift-truck/5cb8a59b38483f8e475806d8cf666c9e.html The MPE080VG is designed to operate as a self-guided truck and the infrastructure-free navigation... The MPE080VG end rider harnesses the power of Driven by Balyo technology to operate as a self-guided truck. The infrastructure-free navigation technology requires no tape, wire or magnets for guidance. It relies on existing structural features such as walls, racking and columns to self-locate and navigate. Ideal for a wide range of load transportation applications, the self-guided truck independently picks up, transports and drops off pallets anywhere on the floor, improving labor productivity by executing low value-added tasks and minimizing unnecessary stops. The truck is equipped with both manual and automatic modes for efficient operation in shared environments alongside employees and manually-operated trucks. The Balyo architecture also can scale according to operational demands, providing the flexibility to manage a single truck or an entire fleet. Yale Materials Handling Corporation www.yale.com ]]> New Products Innovations Product Exclusive New Products SyndicationType: Product Release SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) Syndication: Robotics PE AUTOMATION PRODUCTS SyndicationTopic: Plant Automation SyndicationIndustry: Material Handling (Including Robotics Conveyors And Elevators) Tue, 16 May 2017 00:02:00 -0400 Rotary ring stretch wrapper http://www.plantengineering.com/single-article/rotary-ring-stretch-wrapper/5f4d66c728c8232ef63515f4812bdc5f.html The Octopus 1825 B automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper can accommodate a wide range of pallet... The Octopus 1825 B automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper can accommodate a wide range of pallet load sizes and a variety of applications. With its simple installation and durable aluminum frame structure, the Octopus 1825 B requires minimal assembly, less maintenance and boasts a smaller footprint compared to most other styles of wrappers. The modular design of the machine allows for numerous innovative options to solve nearly any stretch wrapping challenge. Signode Industrial Group www.signodegroup.com ]]> New Products Innovations Product Exclusive New Products SyndicationType: Product Release SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) Syndication: Maintenance (Predictive Preventive CMMS) PE MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS SyndicationTopic: Maintenance SyndicationIndustry: Manufacturing (General Or Unspecified) Mon, 15 May 2017 00:02:00 -0400 On-board lubrication and greasing monitor http://www.plantengineering.com/single-article/on-board-lubrication-and-greasing-monitor/7e6c00ec254d5bd9ab75fd641cbd6bf8.html LUBExpert creates an on-board lubrication and greasing assistant is designed to guide lube-techs... LUBExpert creates an on-board lubrication and greasing assistant. Intelligent algorithms guide lube-techs before, during, and after re-greasing, resulting in optimal lubrication parameters on all assets. With only a few machine parameters, LUBExpert monitors each stroke of grease and its effect on bearing friction and temperature. Before and after bearing conditions are reported with a "Good," "Bad," or "Suspect" status report. Operators can trend friction levels before and after lubrication and generate grease consumption reports for each asset or for the entire plant. Ludeca www.ludeca.com ]]> New Products Innovations Product Exclusive New Products SyndicationType: Product Release SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) Syndication: Lubrication Syndication: Maintenance (Predictive Preventive CMMS) PE MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS SyndicationTopic: Maintenance Fri, 12 May 2017 00:02:00 -0400 Safety gate with integrated cable/pulley system http://www.plantengineering.com/single-article/safety-gate-with-integrated-cablepulley-system/40c39b9880ec6370ac9d110d8b8c9527.html The NetGate pick module safety gate utilizes an integrated cable/pulley system and is easy to... The NetGate pick module safety gate provides full height fall protection within the pallet zone. The NetGate utilizes an integrated cable/pulley system and is easy to install into new or existing rack structures. When one side of the gate is lifted, the other closes, providing full height fall protection near the elevated ledge. It is most effective when installed onto the rack uprights of your elevated rack loading area. Wildeck, Inc. www.wildeck.com ]]> New Products Innovations Product Exclusive New Products SyndicationType: Product Release SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) Syndication: Safety (Intrinsic Process Machine Plant) PE SAFETY PRODUCTS SyndicationTopic: Safety SyndicationIndustry: Manufacturing (General Or Unspecified) Thu, 11 May 2017 00:02:00 -0400 Molded nylon position hinge http://www.plantengineering.com/single-article/molded-nylon-position-hinge/602bc73f1d4cafaa7683f48dbfa04f83.html The MH-18 molded nylon position hinge integrates one-way torque technology while enabling easy... The MH-18 molded nylon position hinge integrates one-way torque technology to achieve reliable holding force in one direction while enabling easy adjustment with virtually no resistance in the other. This lightweight but strong hinge will especially suit vertical adjustment applications where components must be positioned and held against gravity and then repositioned upwardly as needed. The MH-18 position hinge features a conventional door-hinge mounting design and can be supplied with 4 N-m (35.4 lb-in), 6 N-m (53.1 lb-in), or 8 N-m (70.8 lb-in) of constant holding torque with minimal freeplay throughout a full 270-degree range of motion. Reell Precision Manufacturing www.reell.com ]]> New Products Innovations Product Exclusive New Products SyndicationType: Product Release SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) Syndication: Gears Bearings PE MECHANICAL PRODUCTS SyndicationTopic: Mechanical SyndicationIndustry: Machinery And Heavy Equipment (Including Machine Tools) Wed, 10 May 2017 00:02:00 -0400 Flat-plate battery for industrial applications http://www.plantengineering.com/single-article/flat-plate-battery-for-industrial-applications/931928805b38b634e9193aeaa3c32cb6.html The Marathon FPX flat plate battery is designed for medium-to heavy-duty industrial use and... The Marathon FPX flat plate battery is designed for medium-to heavy-duty industrial use and opportunity charging applications. Significant investments in process enhancements and a new flat plate grid design ensure the Marathon FPX delivers premium performance and extended durability. Designed to increase productivity and battery life, the Marathon FPX has the industry-leading flat plate cycle performance (1600 or 5 years) warranty. It also features up to 10% more active material and higher paste density, which enables it to meet demanding operating conditions. Exide www.exide.com ]]> New Products Innovations Product Exclusive New Products SyndicationType: Product Release SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) Syndication: Energy Management (Sustainability Power Quality Energy Management Systems) Syndication: Power Systems (Backup UPS Generators Emergency Power) PE ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS SyndicationTopic: Electrical Tue, 09 May 2017 00:02:00 -0400 Double-diaphragm pumps with welded flanges http://www.plantengineering.com/single-article/double-diaphragm-pumps-with-welded-flanges/f9755d83074cb8acca9151268d56c66e.html The Husky line of corrosion-resistant stainless steel air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps... The Husky line of corrosion-resistant stainless steel air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps has expanded to include stainless steel ANSI/DIN welded flanges. The flanges are available in vertical and forward-facing orientations and feature a rotatable design that simplifies connection to process piping. The line of Husky AODD pumps range from 1/4-inch to 3-inch connections and produce flow rates up to 300 gallons per minute. They are configurable in a wide variety of pump body materials and wetted elastomers.   Graco www.graco.com]]> New Products Innovations Product Exclusive New Products SyndicationType: Product Release SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) Syndication: Gears Bearings Syndication: Motors and Drives (VFD Inverters Servo Torque Converters) PE MECHANICAL PRODUCTS SyndicationTopic: Mechanical Mon, 08 May 2017 00:02:00 -0400 Non-contacting radar level transmitter http://www.plantengineering.com/single-article/non-contacting-radar-level-transmitter/76f178f9c459bc59ad65a8bedf23a171.html The SIL 3-capable Rosemount 5408 non-contacting radar level transmitter uses enhanced technology... The SIL 3-capable Rosemount 5408 non-contacting radar level transmitter uses enhanced technology and human-centered design to deliver accurate, reliable measurement and ease-of-use, supporting greater worker efficiency and plant safety. Pictorial instructions and a highly intuitive software interface guide the operator through installation, commissioning, proof-testing, operation and maintenance. Enhanced on-board diagnostics support preventative maintenance, and provide actionable information, streamlining the troubleshooting process. The ability to perform proof-testing and site acceptance tests remotely saves time, increases worker efficiency and reduces the reliance on highly experienced staff. To further enhance measurement reliability, a unique embedded power back-up removes vulnerability to intermittent power losses. Emerson www.emerson.com ]]> New Products Innovations Product Exclusive New Products SyndicationType: Product Release SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) SyndicationSource: Manufacturer - Emerson Syndication: Discrete Sensors (Proximity Presence Load Cells Limit Switches Torque Encoders) Machine Vision PE SAFETY PRODUCTS SyndicationTopic: Safety Fri, 05 May 2017 00:02:00 -0400 Industrial Ethernet switches http://www.plantengineering.com/single-article/industrial-ethernet-switches/16941c3c5cd8442674b260afb183d13e.html The Stride SE2 Series of managed industrial Ethernet switches offer more connectivity choices for... The Stride managed industrial Ethernet switches offer more connectivity choices for Ethernet applications. Stride managed switches allow networks to be configured and managed to assure the high performance and security levels. Stride SE2 series switches provide Modbus TCP and EtherNet/IP management capability. The Stride Web-based configuration tool is used for monitoring, setup (quick setup, network and redundancy settings) and advanced operations. SE2 series managed Ethernet switches include 8-port (two versions with fiber optic ports) and 16-port fast Ethernet switches, and an 18-port Gigabit switch. The 8-port switch and 18-port Gigabit switch models have SFP fiber optic port options. These optional SFP transceivers add fiber connectivity at fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet speed. AutomationDirect www.automationdirect.com ]]> New Products Innovations Product Exclusive New Products SyndicationType: Product Release SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) SyndicationSource: Manufacturer - AutomationDirect Syndication: Ethernet industrial networking PE AUTOMATION PRODUCTS SyndicationTopic: Plant Automation Thu, 04 May 2017 00:02:00 -0400 Motor and gearbox http://www.plantengineering.com/single-article/motor-and-gearbox/23f047507e66eb14d35f9e9c6d05b620.html The Smart Gear g350 is a compact mechatronic drive unit combining a gearbox, motor, electronics and... The Smart Gear g350 is a compact mechatronic drive unit combining a gearbox, motor, electronics and software. The g350 unit blends the motor and gearbox elements, so the gear ratio slips far into the motor housing. The integrated electronics and software make it possible for a fixed motor speed to be easily adapted via a user-friendly app for any NFC-enabled smartphone. At the same torque, speeds ranging from 42 rpm to 216 rpm can be freely selected at the g350 gearbox output, resulting in a drastically reduced number of variations. This reduction then affords cost savings because fewer in-stock components and less engineering efforts are needed. Additionally, the g350 features integrated ramp functions and brake control options to ensure that conveyed goods are transported smoothly and safely without jerking motions that can damage materials and increase wear and tear on machine components. Lenze Americas www.lenze.com ]]> New Products Innovations Product Exclusive New Products SyndicationType: Product Release SyndicationSource: CFE Media (in-house) Syndication: Motors and Drives (VFD Inverters Servo Torque Converters) Syndication: Gears Bearings PE MECHANICAL PRODUCTS SyndicationTopic: Mechanical Wed, 03 May 2017 00:02:00 -0400