Applied Motion Products’ Si Programmer version 2.5.14 supports seven Si-compatible stepper drives, including the new STAC6 drive, as well as three Si-compatible servo drives. Si Programmer provides out-of-the-box use with integrated tuning for intuitive programming and a point-and-click graphical interface that combines motion, I/O and operator interface functionality for simple machine s...
Evaluating bridge and gantry cranes
Properly sized, designed, and installed bridge and gantry cranes dramatically increase production, significantly reduce material handling costs, and substantially lower the risk of employee injury. A properly maintained crane lasts at least 20 yr, could reach 50 yr or more, and occasionally outlives the structure or company originally housing or using the equipment.
The PM6 3330 LED and PM6 3320 incandescent lights are constructed of an engineering-grade polymer. The lights weigh 3.45 ounces. The PM6 LED use high-output batteries to drive a one-watt Luxeon LED, producing 41 lumens of light output for up to 20 hours. The PM6 incandescent is engineered with heavy-duty lithium batteries and a high-intensity Xenon bulb that drives 74 lumens of light.
Windfalls for pallets and bearings
Two industries in our factory operating materials and supplies report are enjoying A+ margin grades. This means the combination of rising product prices and falling manufacturing costs has created an inflation windfall for producers of wooden pallets (SIC 2448), as well as ball and roller bearings (SIC 3562).
The 400 Series conveyors combine a low profile of 3 inches with load carrying capacities to 1,000 lb., and speeds of up to 2,000 fpm to satisfy material handling requirements. These conveyors are ideal for transporting heavy loads in tight quarters. Belt widths of up to 60 inches are available, in lengths to 100 feet.
ABCs of DAQs
From datalogging to supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), plant processes and maintenance functions frequently require collecting, analyzing, trending, and archiving data from multiple sources. One application is collecting temperature data to find hot spots on a boiler. Another is collecting flow and pressure to troubleshoot flow valves in the field.
How Horsepower Works
The word "horsepower" is constantly mentioned regarding car and industrial engines. This edition of How Stuff Works defines the term, and explains how to measure it.DefinitionThe term horsepower was coined by engineer James Watt, who is most famous for his work on improving the performance of steam engines.
Kaeser Compressors’ Omega G Series gas-tight rotary blowers feature double piston ring, hardened-steel gas and oil seals for reliable sealing and long service life. Seal vents may be piped back to suction or purged for single envelope, gas tight operation. The input shaft double lip seals with oil barrier prevent air ingress as well as fugitive gas emissions.
Dry Guard bearings feature a unique diamond-like coating, and are designed to significantly reduce the coefficient of friction, enabling longer periods of safe operation under dry run conditions. Dry running can inadvertently occur when a source tank empties or a valve is shut off up stream from the pump.
Product Intros – 1970-01-01
Rack design reduces forklift damageThe Defender rack frame can be applied to new and existing installations to resist and reduce forklift damage. The front column is moved back 9-in. from the aisle to reduce forklift contact. The bottom front column is made of tubular steel with a 3/16-in. thick wall to take more abuse than other racks.