Maintenance Tools and equipment

11/01/2000


Tool cuts, crimps, and punches many materials

CCX multipurpose tool lets users punch holes, cut a wide variety of materials, and crimp electrical connectors using several different die types-all with just one head. Three types are available: battery-powered, hand-hydraulic, and remote-powered hydraulic. UL-classified and CSA-certified device is highly versatile; functions can be changed in seconds. Greenlee Textron; www.greenlee.textron.com

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Controller operates any lubricating equipment

SmartLube 2000 controller is used to operate any of the company's lubricating equipment: series progressive, greasers, lubricators, and brushes. System features password protection, durable keypad, lighted digital display, and more. User friendly device has four independently programmable inputs/outputs and can provide up to 1 amp on each output. It can withstand temperatures to 158 F. LubeCon Systems, Inc.; www.lubecon.com

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Pump dispenses and measures grease with no waste

Meter dispenses and measures grease accurately with no waste or mess. Tool permits hand greasing of bearings exactly to manufacturer's specifications. Display window shows clearly and precisely in cubic centimeters how much grease has been applied. When the unit is stopped, the meter returns to zero and is ready for the next bearing. Grease savings of 30-40% are possible. Assalub; www.eskoindustries.com

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Analyzer detects most lubricant-related problems

The 5200 Trivector analyzer is a multifunctional device that detects most lubricant-related problems in gears, pumps, compressors, engines, and more. Analyzer measures chemistry changes by comparing the dielectric of new and used oil samples. It provides coverage of three critical areas of industrial oil analysis-oil chemistry, system contamination, and machine wear-and uses a patented method of preparing wear debris analysis filter patches. Tribology Div., CSI; www.CSImeansReliability.com

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Video borescope inspects small tubes and large vessels

VideoProbe XL PRO line of video borescopes has advanced digital features, user-friendly operation, ergonomic design, and portability. Unit features integrated file management with a variety of image manipulation options, digital zoom for close-up inspections, high-resolution images, and high light output. A unique handpiece permits one-handed operation. System delivers clear images from inside boiler tubes, heat exchangers, tanks, vessels, and other hard-to-reach places. Everest VIT, Inc.; www.everestvit.com

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Electric boom lift has 60-ft platform height

E/M600 Series of 60-ft electric boom lifts are used both indoors and out and for off-slab applications. Unit features a 60-ft platform height, zero emissions, and 43-ft horizontal reach. An on-board generator permits greater productivity with quick battery recharging. Lift has a 500-lb capacity and 30% gradeability. The series includes standard nonmarking all terrain tires. JLG Industries, Inc., www.jlg.com/E600

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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.

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