A low-cost building management system for facilities up to 100,000 sq ft incorporates LonMark open communications to provide an easy upgrade and expansion path, easy installation and setup, and local and remote monitoring of HVAC, lighting, and energy management. Honeywell, Inc.
IQ Energy Sentinel microprocessor-based, energy submeter represents an alternative to separate watt meters, watt-hour meters, and watt demand meters at roughly 1/3 the installed cost.
Electric motors constructed specifically to ensure reliable operation when fed from variable speed frequency drives prevent the destructive phenomenon called "corona" from occurring.
IRIS electric motors with inverter-rated insulation systems withstand the voltage spikes that result from the use of IGBT-type pulse width modulated inverters.
A 32-p catalog provides full details on a line a inverter-duty motors. These 1 to 350-hp motors are compatible with most major controllers, encoders, and brakes.
Electronic submeter provides data on electricity consumption, demand, and time-of-use; and may be interfaced with energy management/building control systems. Alarms can be set to trigger when usage exceeds preset limits.
Over 1 million lower back injuries occur in the workplace each year, costing industry billions of dollars in workers' compensation claims, legal fees, lost time and production, and medical costs.
A steamy CDSolution Source for Steam, Air, and Water Systems provides relevant information on hundreds of related products in nine sections. The free CD devotes more than 20% of its space to engineering guidelines for steam conservation, condensate recovery, and draining liquids from compressed air and other gases.
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.
Let's take a look into the future. Not too far out - maybe five years or so. What do you think your plant will be like? Here are some of my predictions.The plant engineer will be more important than ever as reliable and predictable capacity become priorities. Predictive maintenance will replace preventive maintenance as the standard of maintenance operations and organization.