Compressed Air

Compressed Air May 1, 1998

Postcards from the show

Dear Bud, Wow! You missed a rocking Show in Chicago! Remember when I told you I was going to McCormick Place March 16-19 for the National Plant Engineering and Management Show? Well, this was definitely the place to be! Excellent exhibits, conferences, and demonstrations of all the products and services affecting the plant engineering function were available in this one spot. I joined nearly 24,000 other plant engineering and management professionals in walking countless miles checking out about 800 exhibitors. Let me tell you, my tired feet and legs were a small price to pay for what I learned. I’m sending along some postcards of a few of the booths, speakers, and activities so that you can see what you missed. You should start planning now to be at the next NPEM Show. Write down these dates: March 15-18, 1999, so you can be there next year! Lou Nearly 350 people attended a black-tie reception at Chicago’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel to honor the winners in Plant Engineering magazine’s 10th annual Product of the Year contest.

By Staff
Compressed Air April 1, 1998

Oil mist eliminator provides ultra clean air

Oil mist eliminator removes 99.98% of particles 0.1 micron and larger and reduces liquid content to 0.5 ppm by weight in compressed air systems. Pressure drop is between 0.5-1 psi, while average cartridge life is 8-15 yr. Kaeser Compressors

By Staff
Compressed Air April 1, 1998

SILVER WINNERS

ELECTRICAL POWER International Computer Power Dynamic Energy Storage System ELECTRIC MOTORS, DRIVES, AND CONTROLS Reliance Electric/Rockwell Automation IQ PreAlert intelligent motors LIGHTING Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., Distribution Products Div.

By Staff
Compressed Air April 1, 1998

GOLD WINNERS

ELECTRICAL POWER East Penn Mfg. Co., Inc. Deka Dominator gel battery ELECTRIC MOTORS DRIVES, AND CONTROLS Status Technologies MotorSTATUS condition monitoring sensor LIGHTING Hubbell, Inc.

By Staff
Compressed Air April 1, 1998

BRONZE WINNERS

ELECTRICAL POWER Extech Instruments Corp. CMM-15 multimeter ELECTRIC MOTORS, DRIVES, AND CONTROLS Horton Industrial Products, Inc. Air Champ FMBES motor brake LIGHTING Venture Lighting Intl.

By Staff
Compressed Air March 1, 1998

Selecting Quick-Connect Couplings For Compressed Air Service

Most manufacturing plants using compressed air apply quick-connect couplings. Proper selection and sizing of these inexpensive, ubiquitous devices are usually not given the consideration they deserve.

By Ed Kent
Compressed Air March 1, 1998

Conference Prepares Industry For The 21st Century

Over 50 application and technical programs, plus several workshops, are designed to provide attendees with the information, technology, and skills needed to integrate new products and ideas into their operations in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The following listings provide a brief overview of the key technical sessions offered during the four-day conference. Monday, March 16 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. How To Design an Optimum Worldwide Supply Chain Speaker: Paul Bender, Bender Consulting Abstract: This strategy relies on symbiotic relationships among all the partners in the global supply chain, which cuts costs and maximizes profitability and can make the difference between tomorrow’s winners and losers.

By Staff
Compressed Air March 1, 1998

Clean tubes with clean air

Packages provide a compact and inexpensive method of removing contamination from tubes, pipes, and hoses using a specifically designed projectile driven by 85-120 psi compressed air.

By Staff
Compressed Air March 1, 1998

System improves air compressor performance

Sarlin Balance compressed air management system improves performance and reduces costs by controlling multiple compressors as if they were one. Sensors monitor output pressure at the compressors and within the piping network.

By Staff
Compressed Air March 1, 1998

How To Decide Between Synthetic And Petroleum-Based Lubricants

All too often, purchase cost is the deciding factor when buying lubricants.

By Harold Tucker