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Cable carrier zips open

R09 fully enclosed cable carrier is used to guide and protect moving cables and hoses. It offers lightning-fast assembly and inspection time with its zipper lid design. The lids offer full protection against wood and metal chips. The carrier holds cables up to 1/2-in. diameter and is suitable for use on machine tools, material handling devices, and other industrial equipment.

igus, inc.

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Direct drive compressor maximizes efficiency

DSD and ESD series direct drive rotary screw compressors are available in flows from 382 to 1490 cfm and pressures to 217 psig. These units feature an optimized Sigma Profile airend, Sigma control system, and the latest one-to-one direct drive technology. A unique cooling airflow design significantly reduces noise levels.

Kaeser Compressors Inc.

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Stick/TIG welder is lightweight

Maxstar 140 STR is a DC Stick/TIG inverter machine that weights only 10-lb. It has a 5 to 140 amperage range, which is a 100% duty cycle at 140 amps and 230 V input. The unit's Auto-Link feature allows the operator to plug the unit into 115 V or 230 V primary power without removing the cover to re-link the power source.

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

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Sensors designed for hazardous locations

Non-incendive 430 Series pressure transducers and transmitters are designed for optimal protection in hazardous environments. There are three models: Series 433 is a 5 V transmitter, Series 436 is a 10 V transmitter, and Series 435 is a 4-20 mA transmitter. All models handle pressure ranges from 0-15 and 0-10,000 psig, vacuum, 0-15 and 0-300 psia, and temperatures from -40 F to 185 F.

Barksdale, Inc.

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Controller has many inputs and outputs

Model PXR3 controller offers a wide variety of inputs and outputs and a 16-segment ramp-soak profile. Low-cost options include RS485 Modbus communications with free Windows-based software, digital input, dual outputs, and programmable alarms.

TTI, Inc.

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Security cart has double door front

RC-8 Security Cart is 48 x 24 x 70 in. and has a double door front with a patent pending EZ Latch N Lock system. The side mesh is 21/4 x 21/4 in. mesh and the base is 1 x 4 in. mesh. The heavy-duty base has casters inset and bolted to welded plates for durability.

Carico Systems

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Controller connects to Internet

iSeries temperature/process controllers connect easily to an Ethernet network with a standard RJ-45 connector and can send and receive data in standard TCP/IP packets. These devices can serve web pages over an Ethernet LAN or over the Internet, making it possible to monitor and control a process through a web browser from anywhere in the facility or the world.

Omega Engineering, Inc.

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Collect data on forklifts

DataRanger is a data collection device designed to assemble event data from fleets of forklifts equipped with an ID impact monitor. The device allows a manager to access and download information stored in any ID on any forklift anywhere within the facility.

Shockwatch, Inc.

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Move heavy loads

Aero-Casters are used to move heavy equipment on a thin film of air supplied by standard shop compressed air, virtually eliminating friction and the problems with rollers and casters. Moves can be omni-directional and positioning is easy in tight spaces, eliminating floor damage.

AeroGo, Inc.

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Pump control saves energy

Model PS 200 is microprocessor-based, variable speed drive programmed specifically for centrifugal pumps up to 700 hp. Energy savings in the 30 to 70% range are obtained because, at lower demands, the control reduces motor speed, eliminating the extra energy used to overcome the pressure drop of control valves.

ITT Industries Goulds Pumps

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Soft starter saves space

Intelligent Technologies (IT) Soft Starters are 30% to 80% smaller than other starters. They can be used in place of electromechanical starters, contactors, and some drives. The design integrates the bypass contactor and overload relay into one compact unit. This eliminates the need for separate, hard-wired devices, saving panel space and wiring costs.

Cutler-Hammer Div. Eaton Corp.

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Cylinder provides conveyor stops

EFI cylinder features a hard-coat anodized, PTFR-impregnated cylinder body and space-efficient overall size and is designed for rugged conveyor stop applications. The rod end has been modified with a heavy-duty mounting flange anchored by four, high-strength bolts. Impact load resistance is 65 lb at 8 ips. Standard strokes are 10, 15, 20, and 25 mm.

Bimba Mfg. Co.

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Synchronous belts match most drives

WhiteHawk Pd and BlackHawk Pd synchronous belts offer unmatched compatibility with other belts, high horsepower loads, and reduced drive widths. WhiteHawk's 8-mm and 14-mm pitch belts are available in 20 to 170-mm widths and 480-mm to 6.86 meter lengths. BlackHawk's 8-mm and 14-mm pitch belts are available in 12 to 120-mm widths and 480-mm to 4.956 meter lengths.

Goodyear Power Transmission Products

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IR thermometer has laser pointer

Model 42529 IR thermometer measures surface temperature, without contact, in a range from zero to 600 F. It offers a large LCD with backlighting for easy viewing in dim light. The built-in laser pointer targets the area to be measured. The narrow field of view measures a 1-in. target at a 6-in. distance. Fixed emissivity (0.95) covers 90% of surface target applications.

Extech Instruments

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Wire stripper does more

Kinetic Super wire stripper merges a suite of cutting edge features to deliver the ultimate in comfort, performance, and safety. It is available in a wide variety of designs for accurately cutting and stripping all common wire gauges, as well as for slicing through bolts and nuts.

Ideal Industries, Inc.

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Switch handles portable power

Portable power distribution units are designed to fit electrical needs in emergency power or other temporary power applications. Features include: NEMA-rated breaker load panel with switch-rated receptacles and power capacity from 20 to 600 amp. Units can be configured to customer specifications, and can be moved with a crane or forklift.

Meltric Corp.

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Machine monitor uses acoustics

Acoustic Machinery Monitor evaluates sounds produced by rotating machinery, non-rotating equipment, and processes to detect problems as they develop, before they result in failure. Using 96 frequency bands, the monitor has the ability to learn and analyze what a machine or process sounds like during normal operation and sound an alarm when deviations occur.

Intonix Corp.

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Level detector has high accuracy

MT2000 is a guided-wave, radar level transmitter that measures the level of bulk solids and liquids under harsh conditions with an accuracy of


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Heat camera views and records data

ThermaCAM P60 IR system features thermal and visual imaging, a built-in Laser LocatIR, a detachable carrying handle with integral remote control and 4 in. LCD, JPEG image storage, enhanced connectivity options, and powerful software.

FLIR Systems, Boston

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Ultrasonic monitor warns and trends

Ultra-Trak 750 passively monitors structure born ultrasounds produced by operating equipment. It can be set to detect either a rise or drop of sound levels in real time for alarm or trending purposes. Typical applications include early warning of mechanical failure, valve leakage, cavitation, and arcing in enclosed switchgear.

UE Systems, Inc.

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