Software controls vector/servo drives Preset positions featured on 18H vector control and 23H servo control are used to program up to 15 preset moves.
Software controls vector/servo drives
Preset positions featured on 18H vector control and 23H servo control are used to program up to 15 preset moves. These actions can include eight incremental moves, six absolute moves, and a home orient position. The moves are easily commanded from the control's terminal strip. Move positions are entered using a 32-character keypad.
Baldor Electric Co.
Pressure switch checks itself
Differential pressure electronic switch continuously monitors and communicates its own health status. The "I Am Working" and "I Have Switched" signals are communicated both locally and remotely. The local, digital display and easy programmability make the device simple to install, set up, and test. The switch replaces airflow indicators, limit switches, and transmitters combined, on a single process connection.
United Electric Controls Co.
Controller reduces compressor energy costs
Flow Controller creates "real" storage within receiver tanks by accumulating compressed air without delivering it downstream. The air pressure increases upstream, while the controller delivers the needed flow downstream at a constant system pressure. This action reduces actual flow demand by eliminating artificial demand. Energy is saved because standby compressors don't have to come on-line and leakage is reduced.
Sensor/switch is programmable
Type 8032 sensor/switch handles a valve, relay, or pump and establishes an on/off control loop. It measures flow rates from 0.6-30 fps and features a programmable setpoint that is set locally with three push buttons on the display or externally from a PLC/ computer over a 4-20-mA loop or ASI FieldBus.
Burkert Contromatic Corp.
Portable PC resists field hazards
FieldPro portable industrial PC is used in harsh conditions. Features include the capacity to house four full-length ISA/PCI plug-in cards. External connections to expansion cards are protected by water and dustproof fittings. Flexibility is enhanced with the ability to protect computer and accessory boards, even in rain or snow.
Omnicomp Systems, Inc.
Converter powers notebook PCs
ADP3020 is a space-saving, cost effective, dual dc/dc converter that powers all the systems in notebook PCs except the processor core. A dual synchronous, buck switching controller, the device is optimized for converting battery or adapter input into system supply voltages. With an efficiency of 96% for long battery life, the device is designed for portable applications with input sources from 4.5-25 V.
Analog Devices, Inc.
Pressure washer resists corrosion
GPW-1000 high-pressure washer replaces inefficient cleaning methods. The unit saves labor, decreases downtime, reduces cleaning costs; and is designed for easy handling, transport, and storage. Features include stainless steel construction, steel reinforced hose, and five quick-disconnect nozzles. Water output is 2.2 gpm at 1000 psi. The washer is 37-in. highx20-in. widex17-in. deep and weighs 83 lb dry.
Goodway Technologies Corp.
Door offers high performance
Impax 180 Rapid-Roll door has a strategic combination of heavy-duty, breakaway capability, instant resetting capacity, superior insulation, and maintenance-free reliability. The door features a bottom sectional panel that is designed to break away in both directions, eliminating damage and maintaining security. Doors are available in sizes up to 10-ft widex10-ft high.
Portable workstation handles many tools
Port-A-Shop mobile, benchtop tool workstation with a unique triangular design allows more than one tool to be used at the same time. With its three-legged support system, the unit can be used on irregular surfaces without leveling. Drop-in mounting points accept a wide variety of heavy benchtop tools (grinder, belt sander, drill press, vise, etc.) that can be changed quickly and easily.
AGM Container Controls, Inc.
Relay protects transformers
SEL-387E current differential and voltage relay provides extended protection and savings for two and three-winding transformers and other power apparatus. This product provides three-phase voltage inputs for power metering, overexcitation protection, frequency, and over and undervoltage functions. Event reports and recorder and circuit breaker wear monitors are standard features.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Baghouse controller integrates function
B-PAC 100 Series of baghouse controllers seamlessly integrate filter cleaning, pressure gauging, filter leak detection, auxiliary diagnostic sensing such as fan amps and airflow, and a range of I/Os into a single, easy-to-use device. Diagnostics include the ability to instantly locate failed solenoids, ruptured diaphragms, and filter leaks. The units are accepted as comprehensive solutions for EPA Title V/CAM regulations.
Div. of IMPOLIT
Backing improves timing belt performance
A wide selection of materials that are chemically bonded to the back of polyurethane timing belts are now available. The selection of the most appropriate and best performing backing material depends on the application and functional requirements.
BRECOflex Co., LLC.
Gas burners provide low temperature
PP series of gas burners are prepackaged, fan-assisted units designed to suit virtually all types of low temperature, gas-fired applications. Typical applications include box ovens, duct heating, and particle incineration. The burner design produces a wide and relatively short flame, making it ideal for applications where chamber length is restricted. There are two heat input rates: 1 and 2 million Btu/hr/ft length of gas manifold.
Drum handler is counterbalanced
Model 4550 drum handler features a compact profile and counterbalanced design that maneuvers easily in tight spaces. It increases handling speed and efficiency by allowing users to easily lift, palletize, and transport steel, plastic, and fiber drums from 29-53-in. high, with diameters up to 30 in. and weights up to 800 lb. An exclusive clamping mechanism grips drums securely.
Drum Runner Material Handling Co.
Compact receptacle is fused
IEC 309 is a compact, fused, interlocked receptacle for use in nonhazardous, medium-duty applications subject to frequent hose down, exposure to outdoor weather, or highly corrosive agents. The easy-to-operate receptacle is available in 30 and 60-amp versions and has a color-coded voltage identification system.
Chiller filter removes fine contaminants
Vortisand system's unique design provides unparalleled filtration of particles that jeopardize the efficiency of chiller systems. The portable filtration system removes submicron particles, while working in conjunction with existing chemical treatment programs. Backwash is started automatically when differential pressure across the filter bed reaches a preset limit.
Adhesive protects heat sensors to 3000 F
Resbond 989 one component, alumina adhesive cures at room temperature to provide high strength and excellent electrical, moisture, chemical, and solvent resistance. It protects heat sensors used in corrosive environments up to 3000 F. It has excellent adhesion to metals, ceramics, graphite, and glass. Trial kits include data sheets, instructions, and ceramics handbook.
Fasteners are self-mating
Dual Lock low profile, reclosable fasteners secure panels, frames, electronic devices, and more. They are used for anything that requires ease of access with a secure hold. When pressed together, thousands of mushroom heads interlock, creating an audible snap. The fasteners are self-mating, and don't need male and female parts.
Pager sends alarms wirelessly
PagerAlert is the first wireless alarm notification system that uses industry-standard, two-way pager technology. It provides alarm notification over phones, cell phones, and pagers for any equipment alert in the U.S. and Canada. The device is remotely programmed via a toll-free number allowing the user to record unique messages for each of four alarm conditions and store four phone/ pager numbers for alarm notification.
Air conditioners offer optimal cooling
Pro-Ozone air conditioners, offered in two performance classes of 8000 or 10,000 Btu, optimally cool heat loads in the middle and upper levels of the spectrum. Internal air cycle design with increased distance (max 1200 mm) of air intake and outlet offers optimal cooling performance. All units are available with the same dimensions: 59-in. highx15.75-in. widex11.4-in. diameter.
Detector only senses CO
Costar P-1 personal carbon monoxide alarm uses a state-of-the-art, highly selective, solid-state, infrared sensor that only responds to CO. It is equipped with micro-controller intelligence that self-tests every 10 min. When potentially health-threatening levels of carbon monoxide are present, a 75-dB alarm sounds.
Meters have snap-on heads
Test-Pro 400 Series of compact digital multimeters offers exceptional versatility through a wide range of interchangeable, snap-on heads. The heads provide a fast, inexpensive way to perform a variety of measurements, including dc and ac voltage, temperature, frequency, resistance, continuity, capacitance, diode, ac current, true RMS, and humidity.
Ideal Industries, Inc.
Coating requires minimum surface preparation
Corothane I HS is a VOC-compliant, single-component urethane coating with the performance of a two-part urethane. It cuts preparation time, and its superior adhesion to even marginally prepared surfaces gets the job done faster. The aliphatic product extends the application window with its ability to be applied at humidities up to 99% and temperatures down to 20 F, with no dew point restrictions.
The Sherwin-Williams Co.
Liquid level switches handle high pressure
ELS-1200CR electro-optic level switches provide broad chemical compatibility and accurately monitor liquids in vessels pressurized to 2500 psi. Wetted materials are glass and Hasteloy C with a body of 316 stainless steel. Switches are suitable for use in most liquids that do not crystallize or leave a solid residue. Integrated electronics eliminate the need for a separate controller.
Gems Sensors, Inc.
Light fixtures seal out dust
SealSafe HID lighting fixtures allow less dust penetration for high and low bay applications. The reflector and lens are mechanically sealed to the enclosure to keep dirt, dust, liquid, and moisture away from the luminaire. The seal protects the luminaire against powerful water jets from any direction. The fixtures accept metal halide and high-pressure sodium lamps from 250-1000 W.
Clamps support electric bus cable drops
Sky-Tie bus-drop cable clamps provide an anchor for 90-deg angle transitions using a simple, two-piece construction. Excess cable is looped for convenient handling and out-of-the-way storage. The clamp handles cable up to 1-1/8-in.- diameter and ensures tautness while absorbing vibrations and shock. The device is ideal for electrical cable and airlines that supply machine tools.
Variable speed motor saves space
VSM 'W' variable speed motors are available in 0.75-10 hp and base speeds of 1800/3600 rpm. Using the common 'W' motor feature that enables the terminal box to be mounted on the top or side, the VSM has space-saving characteristics suitable for a variety of environments, fitting within the same applications as an equivalent, nonvariable speed motor.
Invensys Brook Crompton
Booster pump runs vibration-free
GB booster pump is a high-pressure, multi-stage unit that provides steady, quiet, vibration-free operation. It is offered in cast iron or stainless steel construction. Features include an O-ring casing for easy maintenance, glass-filled impellers and diffusers, 300 stainless steel bowls with rabbit-lock for positive alignment, mechanical seals, and NEMA 56J motors.
Goulds Pumps Water Technologies
Humidity sensor has low battery drain
HIH-3610 Series delivers fast, instrumentation-quality relative humidity sensing. Chemically-resistant, multi-layered construction provides longevity in harsh environments. Direct input to a controller is made possible by the linear voltage output. With a typical current draw of only 200
Honeywell Sensing and Control
Flowmeter has sensor and transmitter
Two-wire transmitter is an economical single package solution that includes a sensor and transmitter suitable for liquids and gases. Differential pressure measuring avoids problems associated with sticking floats and plugging passages. A solid state strain gauge senses differential pressure. The product is available in pipe sizes from 1/4-8 in. with a liquid flow range of 4-3000 gpm and a gas flow range of 40-20,000 scfm.
RCM Industries, Inc.
Hand pallet truck has electric functions
EME 30 electric hand pallet truck closes the gap between manual and more powerful electric walkie models. The unit is comparable in size to a manual hand pallet truck, but all the functions are electrical. It is maneuvered safely and efficiently in confined spaces with the handle in the upright position using a snail speed control button. Capacity is 3000 lb.
Multiton MIC Corp.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey