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On the cover ... WIRELESS AC CIRCUIT IDENTIFIER july/august 2009 Vol. 70 No. 7/8 Editor and Associate Publisher Olga Markovich tel: (416) 510-5113 Publisher Michael King tel: (416) 510-5107

Extech’s RT30 Wireless AC Circuit Identifier permits a single user to remotely identify circuit breakers, wiring, switched lines, AC outlets and light fixtures without cutting into any wires and without a helper. This tool uses a pager-sized, non-contact voltage detector transmitter that clamps onto wiring mid-run and transmits a “voltage present” signal to a pocket-sized receiver carried by the user, up to 100m away. As the user opens splices or circuit breakers at a remote location, the receiver’s visual and optional audible alarms remain on until voltage is interrupted at the wire, effectively identifying the correct circuit breaker or splice.

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COMPACT SPRAY SYSTEM

The new AutoJet®Model 1550 Modular Spray System ensures accurate, precise placement of the liquid being sprayed to minimize waste. The system provides automatic on/off control of electrically- and pneumatically-actuated spray nozzles and offers greater precision than manual operation or devices such as solenoid valves. Proper flow and drop size eliminates quality control problems due to uneven application and improved worker safety by minimizing misting and overspray. The system is self-contained and compact. Operators can be deployed to other tasks once the delay time, spray time, repeat time and duty cycle have been set. The system is ideal for use in lubricating, coating and marking applications and can be used in small- or full-scale operations.

Spraying Systems Co. dave.kouwe@spray.com, www.spray.com

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MULTIPORT JUNCTION BLOCKS SWING CLAMPS

Carr Lane Roemheld’s newest heavy-duty swing clamps are of high quality, but are specially designed to be more affordable than previous models. With a maximum operating pressure of 5000 psi, the compact new clamps are double acting, with a robust swing mechanism for faster clamping cycles. The robust swing clamps are also suitable when using longer, heavier custom arms. These top-flange, carriagetype clamps are designed specifically for space-saving manifold mounting, with position monitoring available as an option. Available in two sizes. Carr Lane Roemheld Mfg. Co.

AutomationDirect now offers Zip-Port™ multiport junction blocks that provide time and space savings by allowing multiple sensors to be wired in a single block with one cable connecting to the control panel. Zip-Ports junction blocks are available in field wireable or five-meter cable versions, feature four and five pin M12 connectors in four, six and eight-port models, and offer a choice of one or two I/O per port. The blocks provide 24 VDC and 120 VDC/AC operation in temperatures ranging from –20°C to +80°C and also provide an IP67 degree of protection when all ports are either connected or covered with recommended protective caps. AutomationDirect CIRCLE NO. 24 ON READER REPLY CARD

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MAGNETIC REED SWITCH

Standex Electronics introduces the smallest magnetic reed switch in the world — measuring just 3.7mm in length. In addition to being able to fit in very small spaces, the GR150 also maintains a very narrow sensitivity range. With a magnetic sensitivity of 2-4 Ampere Turns (AT), typical operating time of 0.2 milliseconds and a release time of 0.1 milliseconds, this ultra miniature reed switch is ideal for very demanding applications such as within hearing aids, in pill cams, flip or side phones, laptop computers or more. Designed for applications where the available magnetic field is extremely low and/or the space limitations are a major design factor, the GR150 functions as a non-contact position sensor. Standex Electronics CIRCLE NO. 28 ON READER REPLY CARD

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OIL SKIMMER ACCESSORY

A new accessory to Abanaki’s Grease Grabber® oil skimmer provides a solution to the problem of unskimmable matted grease in wastewater pits. MatBuster™ churns the water surface and breaks up matted grease, so the oil skimmer can operate more effectively. MatBuster has a zero maintenance design, consisting of stainless steel blades that mount to the tail pulley of the Grease Grabber. No separate motor or other moving parts are required. The MatBuster uses the energy created by the Grease Grabber’s moving belt to ‘chop’ the grease mat into easily removable chunks. Abanaki Corporation CIRCLE NO. 30 ON READER REPLY CARD

info@abanaki.com, www.abanaki.com

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DOCUMENTING MULTIFUNCTION CALIBRATOR

The highly accurate, portable documenting multi-function calibrator can measure and source thermocouples, RTDs, current, voltage, frequency and pulse trains. The arrow keys, direct numeric keypad entry, and three software driven function buttons combined with a large, backlit menu-driven graphics display provide a powerful interface. All simulate modes can be programmed with dedicated setpoints to speed calibration and linearity tests and this CE-compliant product stores up to 21 data points per instrument and up to 50 instruments in non-volatile memory. Applications include water and automotive industries, food processing, HVAC and lab applications. OMEGA CIRCLE NO. 22 ON READER REPLY CARD

info@omega.ca, www.omega.ca

Compatible with more than 35 different brands of shelving, the drawers are a fast and easy way to reclaim valuable floor space and combine high density with bulk storage. Customize drawers with partitions, dividers, plastic bins and more. Rousseau offers a Lifetime Warranty on the “R” rolling drawer mechanism. Rousseau’s rugged heavy duty modular R Drawer System offers 400 pounds capacity and 100% access. Rousseau Metal Inc. CIRCLE NO. 25 ON READER REPLY CARD

info@rousseaumetal.com; www.rousseaumetal.com

HOSE REEL

Hannay Reels’ SS1500 Series stainless steel hose reel is specifically engineered to offer protection against contamination and corrosion. Applications include pressure washing, steam cleaning, sanitizing, and pest control. Hannay Reels CIRCLE NO. 26 ON READER REPLY CARD

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LARGE DIAMETER VACUUM CUPS

These large vacuum cups are available in sizes to 15” and larger to fit virtually any type of vacuum equipment used for lifting or “pick and place” of large bulky, cumbersome or heavy items. Round, rectangular and oval shaped cups are available from stock for a variety of lift manufacturers including Indutrol and others. Materials are available to suit most any application including food grade materials for food handling, high-temperature materials, and anti-static materials for handling electronic components. Vi-Cas Manufacturing CIRCLE NO. 23 ON READER REPLY CARD

vicas@juno.com, www.vi-cas.com

NON-SOLVENT DEGREASER

The T-91 Non-Solvent Degreaser is an environmentally safe, green degreaser which does not contain any solvents and has cleaning ability to remove grease and oil. T-91 has a proprietary formula that is biodegradable and has a neutral ph of 7.3 to 7.7. It is non-flammable, non-toxic and is ideal for traditional solvent cleaning, basin style part washers and dip tanks. LPS Laboratories CIRCLE NO. 27 ON READER REPLY CARD

jpowell@lpslabs.com, www.lpslabs.com

CONVEYOR PULLEYS

Martin now offers a complete line of heavy-duty conveyor pulleys and components. The conveyor pulleys produce maximum protection against premature failure in harsh applications. This specialty product line is available as stock and made-to-order. The products include: drum pulleys, wing pulleys, lagging, bushings, take-up frames, shafting and other specialty products. Martin Heavy Duty Drum Pulleys are constructed in either standard duty, mine duty, quarry duty, machined and engineered drums. Wing pulleys are available in standard duty, mine duty, quarry duty AR and are designed to meet the most common types of failure: wing folding, premature contact bar wear and hub weld fatique. Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc. CIRCLE NO. 29 ON READER REPLY CARD

khoover@martinsprocket.com, www.martinsprocket.com

DOCK GATES

The new line of EdgeGard™dock gates features a unique Folding-Rail design that protects wider openings than traditional dock gates and minimizes the required overhead gate clearance height. When properly anchored, they provide an effective barrier for equipment and personnel working near open dock doors, truck loading pits or other hazardous areas. For increased visibility, the gates have black safety striping and a durable bright yellow polyurethane paint finish. When closed the gates, are 42” high (above floor level) and they are offered in four configurations to adapt to specific customer needs. Wildeck, Inc. CIRCLE NO. 31 ON READER REPLY CARD

info@wildeck.com, www.wildeck.com

On the cover ... CABINET COOLER SYSTEM

EXAIR’s new digital ETC (Electronic Temperature Control) Cabinet Cooler™ System keeps electrical enclosures cool while minimizing compressed air use. The ETC® can accurately maintain a constant temperature that is slightly under the maximum rating of the electronics, permitting just enough cooling for the electronics without going so cold as to waste compressed air. The ETC incorporates solid state circuitry that detects the slightest change in temperature. A digital readout LED displays the temperature of the electrical enclosure, then displays the user setting when the “push to set” button is pressed. When the setting is exceeded, the Cabinet Cooler circulates 20°F air through the electrical enclosure to prevent a high temperature malfunction. Applications include cooling programmable controllers, CNC panels, computer cabinets, and variable speed drives.

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TWO-WAY VALVES

The ASCO 8262/8263 Series two-way direct acting solenoid valves feature increased AC and DC pressure ratings and real-time online configuration and ordering. The valves are ideal for applications in industrial and agricultural machinery, food products machinery, laundry and dishwashing appliances, and medical and analytical instruments. The valves come in normally-closed, brass and stainless steel constructions. They can be used to control the flow of air, water, and light oil and are available in 1/8-inch, 1/4-inch, and 3/8-inch pipe sizes. ASCO CIRCLE NO. 79 ON READER REPLY CARD

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3-PHASE POWER SUPPLIES

The SPD Series 3-Phase Switch-Mode Power Supplies are offered in 120, 240, 480 and 960 watt outputs with an adjustable 24 VDC output voltage. Beside the 24 VDC output type, some models offer the option of a 12 or 48 VDC output. The power supplies provide up to 93% efficiency and offer a wide Input Voltage Range of 340-575 VAC and 480-820 VDC. The power supplies also install quickly by snapping them onto DIN rail. Power Factor Correction is standard on all models and Parallel Connection is standard on most models. Outputs are protected against short circuits, overvoltage and overload conditions. Carlo Gavazzi (Canada) Inc. CIRCLE NO. 83 ON READER REPLY CARD

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VERTICAL RAIL LIFTER

The Positech vertical rail lifter manipulator consists of a rigid vertical beam with moving rollers, which creates a stable lifting platform and eliminates swinging of a cable or chain. It offers a lift capacity of 400 pounds along with a vertical lift range of up to 100 inches. The lifter can be used as an ergonomic lift assist for reach in, under, and around obstacles. This material handling solution solves a variety of applications such as roll handling. The Vertical Rail Lifter is a low maintenance industrial manipulator that does not require an air lubricator and is pneumatically operated only requiring 90 psi of clean dry air. Positech Corporation CIRCLE NO. 80 ON READER REPLY CARD

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INK CODE MARKING

Sprinter announces that their entire line of Sprinter models has been drawn in 3-D solid modeling drawing format. These modeling drawings are now available for customer use in incorporating Sprinter models in design of OEM equipment and/or existing production line equipment. The machine drawings are available in a STEP format so that they can be universally used in various computermodeling programs. Each file size is approximately 10 MB, which allows these to be e-mailed for immediate utilization. The nine standard models have been drawn both with and without mounting brackets. Each machine is available in three configurations: fully extended, full retracted and marking head oriented 90 degrees to stroke direction. Sprinter Marking CIRCLE NO. 84 ON READER REPLY CARD

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FILTER ELEMENTS

Fab-Tex Filtration is manufacturing pleated filter elements for dust collectors utilizing Tandem Pleat™ construction. The addition of rigid plastic mesh pleated in combination with the filter media provides 100% pleat support and eliminates dead spots on the pleats where air flow is restricted. Fab-Tex products include: Cartridge Filters, Pleated Filter Elements, Air Intake Filters, Vacuum Truck Filters, and Filter Bags and accessories. Fab-Tex Filtration CIRCLE NO. 86 ON READER REPLY CARD

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DURATOMIC™ GRADES

Seco Tools has expanded its Duratomic™ process technology into a separate and optimized grade chain for grooving and parting-off applications through the introduction of TGP25 for steels and TGP45 for a wide range of materials. The key behind the new grades’ success lies in the Duromatic process where the aluminum oxide is arranged at the atomic level to adjust the coating to fit specific applications and workpieces. Both of the new grades also feature tailored substrates. Seco Tools Canada CIRCLE NO. 81 ON READER REPLY CARD

secocanada@secotools.com, www.secotools.com/ca

ZERO LEVEL LIFT & TILT

Herkules’ new Zero Level Lift and Tilt provides an easy method for loading material onto a lift table using a pallet jack. The lift’s platform is only 3/8” lowered and the lift travels 25.5 inches. The tilt can be operated independently of the lift, positioning materials perfectly within the operator’s reach for better ergonomics. The 2,000 lb capacity lift and tilt is controlled easily with a joystick controller on a pedestal. Roller wheels are captured to prevent the lift table from tipping, and internal anchoring holes are provided to secure the lift to the floor. Safety skirting is available. Herkules Equipment Corporation CIRCLE NO. 82 ON READER REPLY CARD

info@herkules.us, www.herkules.us

WIPER DISPENSING SYSTEM

Kimberly-Clark has introduced a new controlled dispensing system for its WypALL X60 wipers that offers one-ata-time dispensing controlling the amount of product that is dispensed with each pull. Reinforced for extra scrubbing and cleaning power, the wipers provide strength when wet or dry. Ideal for general manufacturing, automotive, plastics, rubber, woodworking and food processing environments, WypAll X60 wipers are also available in a high-capacity box, 1/4 fold, flat sheet, small and jumbo roll formats. Typical applications include: applying thinners and solvents, cable lubricant removal, adhesive cleaning, removing grease and soil in tight spaces. Kimberly-Clark Professional CIRCLE NO. 85 ON READER REPLY CARD

dawson.bond@kcc.com, www.kcc.com

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CONSTRUCTION ADHESIVE

CONDUCTIVE EPOXY

In many challenging bonding applications, elevated temperature cures are not possible. In order to overcome this deficiency, Master Bond has made available new EP21TCHT-1. Curable at room temperatures, it has high thermal conductivity and superior electrical insulation properties. With a service operating temperature range of 4K to 400°, it also has a remarkably low thermal expansion coefficient. The epoxy is NASA qualified for low outgassing applications and is highly recommended for use in vacuum environments. Master Bond Inc.

For interior and exterior facility maintenance or building projects, Henkel has introduced Loctite® PowerGrab®, a heavy-duty industrial construction adhesive that grabs instantly with nine times the initial holding power of traditional construction adhesives. This adhesive may be repositioned for 15 minutes after it is applied to a surface, and will hold firmly in place until it cures. As it eliminates the need for bracing, nailing and other fastening devices, it saves time by allowing many tasks to be completed by a single worker. Water resistant and paintable, this adhesive bonds easily to both porous and non-porous materials. Henkel Corporation www.henkel.com/powergrab

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You canput a price on workplace safety and efficiency. It’s the cost of a Hannay Reel.

HOT MELT GLUE GUN

A hot melt glue gun with an adjustable operating temperature range and an advanced trigger mechanism to minimize operator fatigue is suitable for low volume production applications. The HB-220 Hot Melt Glue System is lightweight and operator friendly. Operating temperatures are adjustable allowing for flexibility in application and adhesive selection. Warm up time to the desired temperature is within a few minutes. The system comes with a 3mm nozzle to maximize glue application. Alternate nozzles are available, optionally, to use with various substrates and adhesives. PAM Fastening Technology CIRCLE NO. 33 ON READER REPLY CARD

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On the cover ... ELECTRICAL ADHESIVE

Duralco 122 nickel filled adhesive and casting epoxy is specially formulated for electrical and industrial applications that require a low-cost electrically conductive adhesive. Ideal for manufacturing and repairing of flexible circuits, solder replacement, bonding semiconductors, EMI shielding, thermistors, wire tacking, heating elements, assembling electronics, etc. The two-part epoxy is mixed by hand and flows better. The nickel based Duralco 122 conductive epoxy bonds well to glass, ceramics, plastics, metals including steel, stainless, aluminum and lead as well as dissimilar materials. The epoxy is resistant to moisture, chemicals and solvents. Cotronics Corporation CIRCLE NO. 34 ON READER REPLY CARD

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GREEN WOOD REPAIR SYSTEM

The KNOT-TEC™Wood Repair System is an ecofriendly, green wood repair system that is safe to use, is non-flammable, utilizes no harsh solvents and minimizes waste. It assures fast and easy repairs of knots and different types of damaged wood. Instead of cutting the faulty material from the board and not using it, manufacturers of such products as windows, doors and furniture can now repair knots and fill wooden surfaces so that the wood is smooth and blemishes are hardly noticeable before painting or finishing. Power Adhesives CIRCLE NO. 35 ON READER REPLY CARD

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The PURBlue 4 adhesive melter simplifies the use of moisture-cure reactive hot melt adhesives from two-, three- or four-kilogram foil encased slugs, without the need for inert gas. Designed for use in low consumption PUR applications, potential opportunities include clear box packaging, bookbinding, edge banding and product assembly. The melters heat only a small amount of adhesive as needed so reduce thermal stress and protect bonding characteristics of unused PUR. The user-friendly, intuitive design offers simple, reliable operation allowing empty foil bags to be quickly and easily changed while graphical controls simplify programming and operation. In addition, the system allows for easy access and quick disassemly to facilitate cleaning and maintenance. Nordson Corporation CIRCLE NO. 37 ON READER REPLY CARD

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The EP19HT adhesive/sealant, impregnant and liner is a storage-stable, one component, low viscosity system that cures readily at elevated temperatures to a tough, strong and chemically resistant thermoset plastic. It is a 100% reactive system, containing no solvents or diluents and has excellent electrical insulation properties. The product has a clear amber colour and is resistant to water, inorganic acids, bases, salts and many organic solvents. Applications include sealing porosity in graphite, use as an adhesive/sealant for electronic/electrical applications, and service as a chemically resistant liner.

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PLASTIC ADHESIVE STATIC MIXERS

The STATOMIX line includes a variety of plastic disposable mixers that are used with meter mix and dispense equipment, providing a solution for two-component mixing. The mixer element is molded from polyacetal to withstand the high pressures generated by meter mix machines. The line also includes cartridge mixers for use with hand-dispensing equipment. Sulzer Mixpac USA, Inc. CIRCLE NO. 38 ON READER REPLY CARD

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Master Bond MB514 polypropylene adhesive etches away at the bonding challenges presented by non-polar and low energy polyolefin surfaces. Specially formulated, the MB514 polyolefin based hot melt is particularly suited for use on untreated surfaces of polyethylene, polypropylene and combinations of these substrates. The only required processing steps are melting these compositions and then applying the molten hot melt to the surfaces to be bonded. MB514 adhesive is VOC free as it is comprised of 100% solids and contains no solvents. Bond strengths develop rapidly with no need for clamps or post cure during assembly. Because of its rapid speed of cure, the adhesive is suitable for high-speed assembly operations as the bonds are formed immediately upon cooling. Master Bond Inc. CIRCLE NO. 42 ON READER REPLY CARD

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DENT RESISTANT COATING

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Ames recently developed a series of fusing constructions based on compliant-composite systems using DRC technology. Elastomeric base coat materials vary in hardness and thermal conductivity, while top coats are compliant and dent resistant, with low surface tension that enhances release properties applicable to many monochrome and colour environments. DRC technology can be applied to various substrates, including steel and aluminum inserts, as well as stainless steel, nickel and polyimide belts. Ames Corporation CIRCLE NO. 39 ON READER REPLY CARD

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Available as an electric only extrusion or pneumatic electric applicator, the TEC™ 3200 and TEC™ 6300 hot melt spray gun systems let the pre-cast concrete industry use new materials, set forms faster and produce parts at less cost. The hot melt systems bond to wood, foam, most plastics and metals as well as to both epoxy and metal concrete forms. The systems eliminate the need to drill holes in the form to accommodate mechanical fasteners and the need to wait for other types of adhesives to cure. Power Adhesives

CONDUCTIVE ADHESIVE

Duralco 132 thermally conductive adhesives combine high temperature resins with highly conductive fillers to form thermally conductive adhesive bonds with continuous service up to 500°F. They are ideal for any industrial, electrical or electronic high power application including bonding and assembling heating coils, cooling coils, heating elements, heat sinks, reaction vessels, semi-conductors, rectifiers, power supplies, replacement for soldering and welding, etc. Cotronics Corporation

Specially formulated for automated assembly, the HM-2520 Assembly Sealant combines the immediate green strength of a hot melt adhesive with the long term performance of a reactive silicone sealant and improved resistance to movement during cure and at high temperatures at load. The sealant is a neutralcure, low VOC sealant that enables parts to be moved immediately upon application. It also offers higher tensile strength for applications that require more secure adhesion. Dow Corning CIRCLE NO. 41 ON READER REPLY CARD

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CERAMIC TAPE

The Thermeez 397PS is a highly efficient, high temperature, thermally insulating, woven ceramic tape backed with high temperature, pressure sensitive adhesive that’s easy to align and simple to apply. The adhesive backing simplifies tape placement and assures a neat and uniform installation for any thermal and electrical insulation application. It is ideal for any industrial, maintenance, research and production application including insulating wires, thermocouples, induction coils, sensors, tongs and glass-handling equipment, handling molten metals, hose or wire covers, flange gaskets, expansion joints, oven door seals, pipe wrapping, welding arc and molten metal splash protection, etc. Cotronics Corporation CIRCLE NO. 43 ON READER REPLY CARD

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Eriez’ offers the widest selection of compact permanent lift magnets. SafeHold® is available in four different styles to meet any price or performance requirement with capacities up to 10,000 lbs. Call 888-300-3743 or visit www.eriez.com

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The BlueWave® 75 is a high-power spot lamp which provides the optimal combination of low operating cost with high-intensity output to accommodate a wide variety of bonding applications. This lamp transmits less energy onto the substrates resulting in cooler cures. The BlueWave 75 includes a unique adjustment feature which provides user control of light intensity to assist users in process validation and control. The spot lamp emits UVA and blue visible light and is designed for curing of UV and visible light-curable adhesives, coatings and encapsulants. DYMAX Corporation CIRCLE NO. 40 ON READER REPLY CARD

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Nordson’s Unity™ dispensing systems are designed for the easy handling and accurate dispensing of heat and ambient materials used in a wide variety of assembly and sealing applications. The Unity systems are designed for simple integration into existing production processes. Ranging from handheld dispensers to complete robot work stations, the systems offer a variety of nozzle and needle sizes to accommodate the continuing production trend toward miniaturization. The systems were designed to handle a broad range of high-performance adhesives that allow bonding of dissimilar material substrates. Nordson Corporation CIRCLE NO. 44 ON READER REPLY CARD

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A VERSATILE AEROSPACE EPOXY conquers cryogenic wind tunnel

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uniquely formulated epoxy adhesive has come to the rescue in a difficult cryogenic wind tunnel model bonding application. The state-of-the-art wind tunnel poses a difficult challenge to engineering thermoplastics, not only in the terms of the low temperature and vacuum conditions, but in terms of thermal, thermal cycling and mechanical shear stresses. Cooled to 113°K at a rate of 40°K per hour and then reheated over a four hour cycle, the model’s stainless aluminum, neodyne magnet and fiber reinforced plastic substrates are all deforming at their individual CTEs, thus indicating further stress on the parts and adhesive joints. Certainly any metal adhesive would have a difficult time meeting any one of these challenging performance requirements, all the more so all of them at once.

Master Bond’s EP21TCHT-1 is suitable for high vacuum testing applications.

As a NASA qualified low outgassing epoxy, multifunctional Master Bond EP21TCHT-1 was found to be suitable for the high vacuum testing application. Being a toughened, two-part epoxy and the cryogenic adhesive was a good match for the assembly of the difficult to bond substrates used in the wind tunnel model. Developing a high bond strength of 2200 psi in shear at ambient temperatures, it retains significant adhesive strength at both high temperatures, up to 400°F and low temperature, cryogenic environments, down to 4K. The bonds produced are resistant to thermal cycling and many chemicals. As an added bonus, the hardened adhesive exhibits high thermal conductivity useful in the model’s overall temperature cycling performance. Master Bond Inc. CIRCLE NO. 45 ON READER REPLY CARD

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HAND-HELD DISPENSER

The DXH-3 hand-held dispenser is versatile, accurate and completely mobile. Weighing just 2.4 kg, and with a 25ml maximum output per stroke, it is ideal for dispensing in tighter spaces or handling smaller size applications such as those found in the electronics industry. The dispenser offers the ability to dispense a wide variety of ratios for 2-component reactive resins. MIXPAC Equipment Inc. CIRCLE NO. 46 ON READER REPLY CARD

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INSULATING & SEALING WRAP

Loctite® Insulating & Sealing Wrap is a non-sticking multipurpose tape that quickly fuses to itself when stretched and wrapped around a surface. This non-adhesive product withstands extreme temperatures, UV light, and exposure to saltwater, acids and fuels for a range of maintenance and repair applications. It is designed to be used for electrical insulation, sealing repairs, wrapping and jacketing, and can serve as a no-residue masking tape. Henkel Corporation CIRCLE NO. 47 ON READER REPLY CARD

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ECO-FRIENDLY LUBRICANTS

PetroCanada announces their new EcoSia™ brand, a suite of products from their current line-up which possess environmentally-friendly characteristics. The EcoSia line will make it easier for lubricant customers to identify those products that meet their environmental goals without compromising performance. The product offering spans a diverse range of applications and customer segments including, but not limited to, lubricants and fluids for forestry, agriculture, drilling, mining, construction and general manufacturing. Petro-Canada’s EcoSia line meets the following criteria which are based on recognized industry tests: inherently or readily biodegradable and not environmentally toxic. Petro-Canada CIRCLE NO. 48 ON READER REPLY CARD

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Trade professionals have used WD-40® for more than 50 years for thousands of uses, but many have lost that little red straw that comes attached to the can. Now, there’s the WD-40 Smart Straw®, a can that holds the same formula but has the straw permanently attached. WD-40 CIRCLE NO. 50 ON READER REPLY CARD

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IFH Group is offering a fire safety kit for customers who need to be in compliance with strict fire safety regulations. The kit replaces the standard PVC sight gauge on the front of the containers with a fire-resistant glass sight gauge equipped with ball check fittings at both ends to prevent any product spillage if the glass should break. Underneath the containers, the standard PVC hose is replaced with a steel hose that connects to a fusible link valve with a spring-activated handle. If the temperature reaches 73.9°C, the handle is automatically triggered and shuts off any possible leakage of fluid from the container. The fire safety kit can be supplied with new IFH storage and dispensing systems or as a retrofit to existing systems. IFH Group

This range of technical lubricants meets the requirements of the hollow glass process. The range includes: soluble lubricants for shear spray and for the ‘delivery system’; neat oils for ‘delivery system’; graphited varnish for mould lubrication; lubricants for swabbing; oils for conveyor chains; a complete range of maintenance product oil and greases — both mineral and synthetic. CONDAT CIRCLE NO. 54 ON READER REPLY CARD

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In many cases, hydraulic systems are required to operate under variable conditions, such as outdoor applications where temperatures change with the season or throughout the day, or in applications where mobile equipment is transported from one location to another. Next-generation Shell Tellus T variable-temperature hydraulic oils are formulated with a special polymer technology designed to deliver reliable hydraulic performance in a wide range of temperatures and equipment. In addition to their performance in low temperature conditions, Shell Tellus T oils are designed to avoid problems related to low-performance lubricants. Shell Canada

The latest edition to Fuchs’ line of Synthetic products is EcoDraw HVE1, HVE2, HVRG4, HVRG6 and HVRG8. These products contain no petroleum oils, fats or sulfurized additives. EcoDraw HVE 1 is a medium viscosity synthetic lubricant especially effective for stamping, drawing and punching operations. It provides tooling with a light but effective protective film to reduce tooling wear. It sheets over even the oiliest steel for uniform coverage. This is a unique lubricant for multi-metal forming operations. EcoDraw HVRG4 is a high viscosity, extreme pressure synthetic lubricant especially effective in heavy gauge stamping, drawing and punching operations. Fuchs

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Henkel has introduced two new watersoluble Multan® metal removal lubricants formulated to generate minimal foam and be used continuously for years with minimal biological degradation. The semi-synthetic metal removal fluids are designed for machining and grinding ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. These lubricants are designed for applications where soft water or process requirements make foam control difficult. These fluids provide superb wetting characteristics to maintain equipment, tooling and part cleanliness. Suitable for most water conditions and multi-metal applications, the Multan® B414™ offers excellent performance on cast iron and steel, which require rapid cooling, corrosion protection and moderate lubrication. As this fluid rejects tramp oil, it maximizes fluid life without using routine additives. Henkel Corporation

MULTI-POINT LUBE SYSTEM

The MEMOLUB “plug ‘n Lube” MultiPoint Lubrication System is a miniature central lubrication system. The system can be used to lubricate 2 to 12 lube points. The system comes with a MEMOLUB Lubricator, distribution block and nylon tubing, prefilled with your selection of lubricant. Simply cut the tubing to the required lengths and plug them into the lubricator and bearings using the plug-in tube fittings that are supplied with the system. The programmable MEMOLUB uses pre-filled replaceable lubricant cartridges, available in three sizes, with a selection of over 300 lubricants. A variety of power options are available, from self-contained battery pack to external 12 or 24 volt power operating under external or PLC control. PLI, LLC

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FOOD PROCESS EQUIPMENT BUILDER finds a better gear oil

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job — it wasn’t providing the enhanced lubrication required. Jorge Goncalves, ASGO’s Technical Director, contacted his lubricants distributor and explained the issues he was having. He needed to find an enhanced gear oil — one that was H1 registered by NSF, with extended drain and long-term protection capabilities. Goncalves got all that and more when he found Petro-Canada’s PURITY FG EP Gear Fluid 460. Since Goncalves began factory filling and servicing his mixers’ speed-reducing gears with PURITY FG EP Gear Fluid 460, his customers have benefited from several performance enhancements. For instance, drain intervals have been drastically extended. In the past, when servicing his customers’ mixers, he used to have to drain the gear fluid annually. But since the switch to PURITY FG EP Gear Fluid

n the food processing industry, achieving impeccable food safety is a shared responsibility. Not only is the food processor responsible, the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) is also. ASGO, Lda builds several pieces of food processing equipment, including grinders, filling machines, lifters and mixers. Each piece is constructed with food grade stainless steel, safety devices and tools. The company’s mixers are designed specifically for mixing food pastes and dough. The speed-reducing gears are the heart of the machine. Lubricating these gears properly with a top-quality gear fluid is vital. Without doing so, oxidative breakdown, shortened drain intervals, seizures, scuffing and wear are just a few of the problems you could be faced with. A few years ago, the factoryfill gear fluid being used wasn’t doing its

460, he’s more than doubled the drain intervals. Gear inspection also showed substantially reduced gear and bearing wear and the absence of rust and corrosion. The 460 is H1 registered, extends drains, protects against shock loading and rust corrosion. Petro-Canada’s PURITY FG EP Gear Fluids are advanced food grade lubricants formulated to deliver enhanced, longerlasting protection. They are formulated to protect against damage due to shock loading, long-term wear, and a build-up of sludge, varnish, rust and corrosion. The fluids meet the food industry standards and provide lubrication in all enclosed gears, such as worm, helical, bevel and spur. Petro-Canada CIRCLE NO. 56 ON READER REPLY CARD

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PROLAB’s HY-BIO non-toxic biodegradable lubricant for hydraulic systems is a unique blend of 100% synthetic oil and antioxydant. It provides thermal stability, hydrolytic resistance, as well as resistance to load, oxidation and corrosion combined with anti-foaming properties. HY-BIO has a very low pour point combined with a high viscosity which guarantees better lubrication and performance in all temperatures. It is available in three ISO grades: #22, #32 and #68. PROLAB Technologies CIRCLE NO. 57 ON READER REPLY CARD

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VISUAL LUBRICATION SYSTEM

The Visual Lubrication System is a fully integrated and colour coded fluid management system that enables the systematic and standardized delivery of well identified and clean lubricants from bulk storage to the point of application on equipment. The system emphasizes colour coding, identification, standardization, work place organization, waste reduction, contamination control and a propensity for best practice. Ideal for small operations or large multi-site corporations, the system provides lubricant bulk storage to point of application system than can be standardized across multiple operations with the flexibility to meet particular application requirements. Fluid Defense Systems CIRCLE NO. 58 ON READER REPLY CARD

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REFRIGERANT DRYER

Atlas Copco introduces the next generation R410A refrigerant dryer integrated across its oil-injected screw compressors range GA/ GA+/GA VSD from 37 to 90kW. The new energy-efficient dryer provides high air quality with low power consumption. This range of compressors is used in a variety of applications and industries including workshops, assembly, packaging, automotive, woodworking, printing, textiles, construction materials, manufacturing, plastics production and molding and oil and gas activities. The R410A refrigerant used in the integrated ID 95-285 dryer allows for reduction in carbon footprint, lowering the global warming potential. The Saver Cycle control, mastered by the Elektronikon® controller saves an additional amount of energy. Atlas Copco Compressors Canada CIRCLE NO. 59 ON READER REPLY CARD

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AIR COMPRESSORS

DRY AIR SYSTEM

PNEUDRI MiDASA, a mini dry air system, provides plant engineers uninterrupted clean dry compressed air just where they need it without the need for drying the entire compressed air system. PNEUDRI MiDAS contains both a high efficiency and particulate filter along with a desiccant cartridge inside a single module allowing contaminated compressed air in and clean dry air out. A 100% service can be achieved in less than 15 minutes due to the quick release top can arrangement, which does not require the inlet/outlet ports to be disconnected as with traditional systems. The unit can be placed directly after a compressor or after a particular application where the air is critical to the operating process or end product. Parker domnick hunter CIRCLE NO. 61 ON READER REPLY CARD

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RECIPROCATING COMPRESSORS

Packaged for quiet operation, easy maintenance and powerful performance, the QT-Xtreme and PLT-Xtreme continuous-duty reciprocating compressors feature a canopy for delivering reliable shop air without all the noise. Extremely quiet, they allow for normal conversation while running and boast sound levels as low as 64 db(A) on a 5 horsepower model and 65 db(A) on a 7.5 hp unit. The Xtreme packaged units include specific configurations of two-stage QT splash or PLT pressure lubricated, tank-mounted compressors available in single- or three-phase power configurations. Quincy Compressor

MIRROR HYGROMETER

The S8000 Integrale chilled mirror hygrometer is able to handle sample gas at pressures of up to 250 psig. This results in a reduced response which can save users time and money in dry applications — such as compressed air and bottled gases — where low dew points are reached. Pressuring the sample speeds up the response time because the gas will have a higher dew point than the same sample at atmospheric pressure. This is because the water molecules are squeezed closer together under pressure making the sample ‘wetter’ than it would be at atmospheric pressure. Mitchell Instruments Inc.

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The B-Series 5 and 7.5 hp oil lubricated rotary screw air compressors are completely wired and plumbed. They include a high efficiency encapsulated rotary air end and are belt driven by a fan cooled electric motor. The compressors are enclosed in a sound-insulated powder-coated heavy-duty steel cabinet. The control panel includes the CSC50 controller featuring LCD display and start/stop operation. An emergency stop button is part of the control panel. DV Systems Inc. CIRCLE NO. 63 ON READER REPLY CARD

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AIR COMPRESSORS

Jenny electric two-stage, vertical-tank stationary air compressors are especially suited for applications requiring greater pressure. The two-stage models provide 175 psi and displace between 9.1 and 43.6 cfm. Each of the line’s 16 models encompass a smaller footprint than their horizontal-tank counterpart. Each compressor uses a heavy-duty, two-stage cast-iron pump and powder-coated, ASME certified tank. A large flywheel provides for extra cooling and easier startup, while special unloading valves further assist the motor in starting. A directional air shroud helps reduce pump temperatures, and a thermal-overload protection feature prevents the motor from drawing too much current and overheating. Jenny Products, Inc. CIRCLE NO. 65 ON READER REPLY CARD

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OIL SEPARATOR – FILTER – DRYER

Compressed air, a reliable source of pneumatic power in many applications, is adversely affected by oil, dirt and water. The SFD is a practical and reliable solution, insuring quality compressed air — free of oil, contaminants and water. The SFD (Oil Separator — Filter — Dryer) is a reliable compact-unitized dryer system that is easy to install. Maintenance is straightforward with accessible valves and two spin on desiccant cartridges. Commonly used in conjunction with large air compressors and systems, the SFD dryer system can also be mounted on small air compressors or at point of use such as spray booths or work stations. SKF CIRCLE NO. 64 ON READER REPLY CARD

PIPE SYSTEM

Parker Transair manufactures a fast, flexible and easy to modify aluminum pipe system for compressed air applications. Quick, instant connections eliminate the need to thread, solder or glue pipe. Transair is also available in stainless steel. Parker Transair CIRCLE NO. 66 ON READER REPLY CARD

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Ogdensburg, New York USA • Tel: 315-393- 4 45 0 Fax: 315-393- 8 471 • Email: techsale@defelsko.com CIRCLE NO. 117 ON READER REPLY CARD

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Industrial Literature Reviews STAINLESS STEEL HOSE REELS

Hannay Reels’ SS1500 Series stainless steel hose reel is specifically engineered to offer protection against contamination and corrosion. Applications include pressure washing, steam cleaning, sanitizing, and pest control. www.hannay.com Hannay Reels FREE CATALOGUE CIRCLE NO. 91

www.cienmagazine.com july/august 2009

NUMATICS G3 FIELDBUS ELECTRONIC PLATFORM

The Numatics G3 Fieldbus is the next generation electronic platform that allows easy access to I/O connections; it’s easy to assemble, install, commission and maintain. The G3 Fieldbus is the only pneumatic valve manifold on the market today to contain a graphical display used for configuration/ commissioning and diagnostics. www.numatics.com Numatics

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SWITCHING POWER SUPPLIES

Pioneer Magnetics is ACDC and DC-DC global leader in switching power supplies. Get 1U, 2U or 3U: air cooled or liquid cooled. Hi-end inverters also available. Choose standard, a mod. or custom configuration. www.PioneerMagnetics.com Pioneer Magnetics FREE CATALOGUE CIRCLE NO. 93

FREE CATALOGUE CIRCLE NO. 92

FULL LINE CATALOGUE

VACUUM CUPS AND ACCESSORIES

COXREELS CATALOGUE FOR 2009

FREE CATALOGUE CIRCLE NO. 94

FREE CATALOGUE CIRCLE NO. 95

FREE CATALOGUE CIRCLE NO. 96

QUALITY INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

DUST COLLECTORS FULL LINE LITERA­ TURE GUIDE

NEW HORIZONS – IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

FREE CATALOGUE CIRCLE NO. 98

FREE CATALOGUE CIRCLE NO. 99

Valuable technical information and specification guidelines are included in a 400-page catalogue from Spraying Systems Co., the global leader in industrial spray products. The catalogue provides information on general purpose, air atomizing and automatic spray nozzles, products for automated spray control, tank wash, drying and blow-off applications and accessories such as strainers and valves. www.spray.com Spraying Systems Co.

AutomationDirect’s volume 12 catalogue offers 6,500 industrial automation products for a wide range of applications. The latest volume, with over 2,000 pages, features product descriptions, technical data, photos and price lists for PLCs, touch screen monitors, AC drives/motors, general purpose motors, text panels, sensors, encoders, pushbuttons, switches and more. www.automation-direct.com AutomationDirect FREE CATALOGUE CIRCLE NO. 97

New Vi-Cas catalogue features replacement vacuum cups for lifters, manipulators, pick-andplace systems, packaging, label applicators, and more. Thousands of styles and sizes are detailed in materials to suit any application. Custom cups quoted from customer-supplied drawings, or reverse engineering from customer-supplied cups. Visit us at www.vi-cas.com Vi-Cas

This impressive guide outlines dozens of N.R. Murphy dust collectors, installations, capacities, styles and models. A must for any reference library. N.R. Murphy Limited has been in business for 65 years and has thousands of satisfied customers. Dust collectors is all we do, so do it right the first time. Just Ask the Experts. www.nrmurphy.com N.R. Murphy Ltd.

Coxreels’ full colour catalogue showcases the expanding line of Coxreels’ high quality professional grade hose, cord and cable reels. The catalogue’s new cleaner format navigates easily and makes ordering options and accessories for your reel a snap. Choose from a variety of mounting brackets, roller guide options, motor speed controllers, and so much more. www.coxreels.com Coxreels

Contains over 95 full colour pages of the latest information and top selling products from the wireless market including our Engineers’ Choice Award winning Thermocouple-to-Wireless Connector/Converter, The Smart Connector®. The literature is comprised of cutting-edge technology in Wireless Transmitters and Receivers, Ethernet Measurement, Control Devices, and more. www.omega.com OMEGA

focus on ... compressed air

BLOWER PACKAGE COMPRESSOR CONTROLS

Atlas Copco introduces the next generation in compressor controls across its oilinjected screw compressors range 1190kW GA/GA+/GA VSD — the new Elektronikon® Graphic and the integrated Energy Saving (ES) Systems ES4/6I. The Elektronikon® Graphic measures several compressor and dryer parameters while several built-in algorithms allow saver cycles for both fan and dryer. Additional features such as dual pressure band and timer based controls enable Atlas Copco to maximize energy savings by matching the operating pressure to the customer’s air demand. An optionally integrated Energy Saving Control System ES6I is capable for regulating and sequencing up to 6 variable or fixed speed compressors. Atlas Copco CIRCLE NO. 67 ON READER REPLY CARD

danielle.dargis@ca.atlascopco.com, www.atlascopco.com

ROTARY SCREW COMPRESSOR

The Quincy QGD direct drive compressor features a sound level at 67 db(A) with an enclosure and 74 db(A) without. Based on Siemens PLC, the standard Quincy QGD microprocessor control provides efficient inlet valve modulation control and the ability to network up to six compressors. Providing future flexibility, a basic gauge control package is also available. The Quincy QGD employs a unique horizontal separator tank and multi-service block allowing for optimized oil separation and maintenance ease. This design allows for the use of a spin-on filter, making separator maintenance quick and easy, requiring no special tools. With no gears or belts and a CFace mounted motor, power is transmitted directly where it’s needed. Quincy Compressor CIRCLE NO. 68 ON READER REPLY CARD

jacqueline.gay@quincycompressor.com, www.quincycompressor.com

SCREW COMPRESSORS

The S341 350 hp oil-lubricated screw compressor features a cool (intake) section for the motor and electrical cabinet, a warmer compressor section and the cooling section. Cooling air progresses through the package from bottom to top so utilizing the laws of physics in the chimney effect at standstill. The horizontal pre-separation system assures the lowest possible oil carry-over in all operating phases. The patented GM drive system along with the multi-function regulation allows a valve-less oil circuit eliminating the need for oil stop valve or check valve. As a 350 HP compressor, the S341 is suited to the larger compressed air user. Boge America, Inc. CIRCLE NO. 69 ON READER REPLY CARD

usa@boge.com, www.boge.com/usa

Gardner Denver introduces the IQ blower package. A 7.5-50 horsepower, factory direct blower package, the IQ blower package provides intelligent design, quiet operation and innovative features such as intelligent digital monitoring standard with the AirSmart controller, quiet sound levels as low as 60 dbA, innovative removable discharge silencer, quality and dependable Gardner Denver PD blower in every IQ package. Gardner Denver Products CIRCLE NO. 70 ON READER REPLY CARD

www.GardnerDenverProducts.com/IndustrialBlowers/IQPackage.aspx

GENERATOR COMPRESSORS

This heavy-duty line of generator compressor combination units combine a commercial-grade diesel-powered generator and industrial-duty compressor into one space-saving unit. The 4040 generator compressor produces 40 cfm of air with a low-speed, Schulz piston compressor or upgraded rotary screw compressor. Next Generation Power CIRCLE NO. 71 ON READER REPLY CARD

ngpowersales@bellsouth.net, www.nextgenerationpower.com


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new product highlights

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FANS

Isis™ is perfect for smaller industrial spaces for improved comfort and energy savings. Weighing less than 100 pounds and with diameters of 8, 9 or 10 feet, Isis is specifically designed for smaller industrial spaces with ceilings as low as 12 feet. Isis uses its size and patented 10 airfoils, not speed, to move large volumes of air, improving comfort and creating a more productive work environment. Isis features wall mounted slim line fan controls for easy installation and use. The controls are pre-wired to the motor, eliminating any special wiring and conduit requirements. Big Ass Fans CIRCLE NO. 72 ON READER REPLY CARD

lpoulter@bigassfans.com, www.bigassfans.com

TERMINAL BLOCKS

Weidmuller announces that they have secured Seismic approval for several families of their DIN-rail mounted terminal blocks. These include the W (screw clamp), KDKS (screw clamp fuse terminal), P (Push In connection), Z (tension clamp) and AKZ (TS15 screw clamp) series. This further expands Weidmuller’s extensive range of DIN-rail mounted terminal blocks that have approvals for thermal aging and seismic qualification for cabinet-mounted instrumentation and control equipment. These approvals certify that the terminal blocks meet necessary standards for use in nuclear applications in addition to general industrial applications. Weidmuller Canada CIRCLE NO. 74 ON READER REPLY CARD

marketing@weidmuller.ca, www.weidmuller.ca

WIRELESS MONITOR

POST AND PIN COMBO

The “Post and Pin Combination” product line is suitable for binding applications such as displays, swatch book fabrics, leather and scrap booking. The pin is molded in white polycarbonate material and the different length posts are molded in white polyethylene. The combination fasteners are intended for a one time assembly. The posts and pins are sold separately. One size pin fits all lengths of posts. Micro Plastics, Inc .

CSE-Semaphore’s Wireless Monitor — T-BOX WM extends advanced monitoring, automation and telemetry capabilities to processes requiring as few as one or two measurements. Designed for locations which lack a power source, intelligent power management allows T-BOX WM to operate using a small lithium battery. This ready-to-install solution is available in a variety of enclosures, including DIN rail-mount and IP66 weatherproof housing, with internal single or dual lithium battery and a wireless communications device or PSTN modem. Davis Controls Ltd. CIRCLE NO. 75 ON READER REPLY CARD

Bsmith@DavisControls.com, www.DavisControls.com

SUPER AIR KNIFE

EXAIR’s new Type 316 Stainless Steel Air Knife offers an efficient way to create an air barrier, blowoff, clean and dry in highly corrosive environments. The high volume, high velocity airstream is ideal for blocking harmful vapours and fumes on plating operations, blowing corrosive chemicals off parts, drying pharmaceutical products, and cooling hot materials such as molten glass, castings and molded parts. The Type 316 Stainless Steel Air Knife ejects a small amount of compressed air through a thin slotted nozzle. This uniform sheet of high velocity air immediately pulls in surrounding room air and amplifies it at a ratio of 40:1. It can be mounted end-to-end without dead spots and is perfect for mounting in tight spaces. EXAIR Corporation CIRCLE NO. 76 ON READER REPLY CARD

techelp@exair.com, www.exair.com

THREAD I.D. TOOLS

Identification kits and portboards from Parker’s Tube Fittings Division take the “guesswork” out of thread and end-type specification. The Thread Identification Kit (MIK-1) is used to identify metric, BSP, SAE and NPT threads as well as SAE flanges. It includes thread gauges and profiles, calipers and a booklet detailing most thread forms and connection styles found worldwide. The International Thread Kit (ITK) — starting with the MIK-1, this kit includes LL, L and S series plugs to identify female DIN threads such as EO-style hose ends. Plugs are also provided to identify BSPP hose ends from 1/8” to 2”. Parker also offers two portboards machined with female threads for quick and easy identification of male ISO, SAE, BSP and NPT ports and port threads. Parker Hannifin’s Tube Fittings Division CIRCLE NO. 77 ON READER REPLY CARD

www.parker.com

Event Updates October 19-22, 2009 — Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Direct Energy Centre, Toronto, ON www.cmts.ca May 18-20, 2010 — Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show

(MMTS), Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Place Bonaventure, Montreal, PQ www.mmts.ca IMTS 2010 — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL www. IMTS.com

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mpsales@microplastics.com, www.microplastics.com

Web Directory NR Murphy

COMPACT TELEHANDLERS

Dust problems? Then check out N.R. Murphy Limited’s website. Since 1943, N.R. Murphy has solved thousands of dust problems. We build Dust Collection Equipment.

www.nrmurphy.com

JLG Industries has expanded its offering of compact telehandlers with two new models, the JLG® 619A and 723A. The 619A provides nearly 6,000 lb of capacity at the maximum reach height of 19 ft., while the 723A allows nearly 7,000 lb. at a height of 23 ft. Both models are equipped with all-wheel steer. Equipment operators will enjoy a spacious cab with a comfortable suspension seat and tilt steering, designed to optimize comfort and visibility. JLG Industries, Inc. CIRCLE NO. 78 ON READER REPLY CARD

jdford@jlg.com, www.jlg.com

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Index of Advertisers

RS#

ADVERTISER

117

Air Technical Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

PAGE #

112

ATS Electro-Lube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

121-125

Automation Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

119

Bird-X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

110

BRECOflex Co., L.L.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

105-109

Carr Lane Manufacturing Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

118

DeFelsko Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

102

Emerson/Numatics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

111

Eriez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

104

Hannay Reels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

114,116

Master Bond Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,12

101

Omega . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

113

Pioneer Magnetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

103

Power Pusher Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

120

Spraying Systems Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

115

Yves Landry Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11


Spray Nozzles

Spray Control

Spray Analysis

Spray Fabrication

GunJet® Spray Guns ensure water is “on” only when needed

Change the Way You Spray To Save Water and Air There are many ways to reduce water and compressed air consumption without compromising performance in cleaning, cooling, drying and blow-off operations. Here are just a few: • Reduce compressed air consumption by up to 90% using air nozzles instead of open or slit pipes • Eliminate compressed air use completely by using air knife packages powered by reliable regenerative blowers • Automate cleaning of totes, tanks and vats with tank wash nozzles to reduce water and chemical use • Replace open hoses with spray guns and reduce water use by 50% or more

Learn More at spray.com/savewaterandair Find these helpful publications on our web site: • How to Reduce Compressed Air Consumption in Drying and Blow-Off Applications, White Paper 102 • How to Reduce Water Consumption in Cleaning, Cooling and Moisturizing Applications, White Paper 104 • Change the Way You Spray to Maximize Water Conservation in Food Processing Operations, Technical Manual 415

Now Buy Direct! Call 1-800-95-SPRAY Purchase directly from Spraying Systems Co. • Factory-direct pricing on the same quality products you already know • Spray nozzles, showers, headers, lances, automated systems and testing services • Buy online 24/7 at spray.com/ispray

TankJet™ 4 Fluid-Driven Tank Washer is just one of dozens of automated tank cleaning nozzle options

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WindJet® Air Nozzles and Amplifiers provide fast and effective drying using less compressed air

WindJet Air Knife Packages use blowers instead of costly compressed air

Specify and order standard nozzles spray.com/ispray CIRCLE NO. 120 ON READER REPLY CARD


Our shipping policies make it easier than ever to order direct from the U.S.! Free standard ground shipping is available for orders totaling over $300 U.S. (except for items which require LTL shipping, see Web site for details). Also, save on brokerage fees when shipping standard ground to Canada you can choose to allow AutomationDirect to nominate a broker for your shipment for parts shipping via standard ground. This can save you big on brokerage fees. See Web site for details and restrictions www.automationdirect.com/canada

PRESSURE/VACUUM SENSORS ProSense electronic pressure and vacuum sensors are a solid-state solution to problems with mechanical switches

PSD25 PRESSURE SWITCHES • Available in 145, 1450 and 5800 psi ranges • Vibration and shock-resistant • All models $89.00 PTD25 PRESSURE TRANSMITTERS • Available in 15, 30, 100, 200, 500, 1,000 and 3,000 psi ranges, or 0 to 100 inches water column, with 4-20 mA or 0-10V output options • Vacuum models sense from -14.5 to 0 psi • All models $125.00

NYLON and POLYURETHANE TUBING • Inch (5/32 to 1/2 inch) and metric (4 to 12mm) sizes • 100 ft. and 500 ft. package sizes • Made in USA Nylon • Three colors - black, blue and natural • Shore D 70 hardness • High working pressure and temperature • Chemical resistant Polyurethane • Three colors - black, blue and clear • Shore A 98 hardness • Strong, flexible and kink resistant

AutomationDirect now offers a wide line of pneumatic tubing and fittings PUSH-TO-CONNECT FITTINGS and FLOW CONTROL VALVES • Inch and metric sizes available • Union, plug, straight, elbow, branch, T, Y and bulkhead fittings • Meter-in, meter-out and inline flow control valves www.automationdirect.com For complete information or to order our free catalog, visit: www.automationdirect.com/pneumatic-parts

1-800-633-0405

CHECK OUT OUR PRICES AutomationDirect

Pneumatics Union Tee fitting, 1/4” OD tube

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90-degree elbow, 1/4” OD x 1/8” NPT

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N14BLK100

4.16 5111K51

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M20600400

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25.00 50315K242

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Nylon tubing, 1/4” OD, black, 100 ft.

Grainger

McMaster-Carr

NITRA

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1.79 4

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MSC

M24470418

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HUM-6-BLK-0100-P

66.66

NB-4-035-0100-P

1) Sold in 5-pack, price shown is per each 2) Price per each, up to 9 3) Sold by foot, price shown for 100 feet 4) Sold in 10-pack, price shown is per each All prices are U.S. published prices. Many other part numbers are available from all vendors. Automationdirect prices are April 2009 prices. McMaster-Carr prices are from www.mcmaster.com 4/21/2009. Grainger prices are from www.grainger.com 4/20/2009. MSC prices are from www.mscdirect.com 4/20/2009. Prices subject to change without notice.

www.automationdirect.com/current-sensors CIRCLE NO. 121 ON READER REPLY CARD

SERVO SYSTEMS SureServo family of brushless digital servo systems for highly accurate positioning, up to 3kW

• • • • •

Eight standard systems from 100W to 3kW Low and medium inertia model motors Built-in Indexer Free sizing software Complete system as low as $965 U.S.

www.sureservo.com CIRCLE NO. 122 ON READER REPLY CARD

TERMINAL BLOCKS Signal and power terminal blocks for point-to-point wiring

• Screw-type terminal blocks in standard gray, plus seven colors for popular sizes • Screwless terminal blocks also available • Power distribution blocks, SCCR rated up to 200kA

www.automationdirect.com/terminal-blocks CIRCLE NO. 123 ON READER REPLY CARD

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PUSHBUTTONS/LIGHTS Choose from the HT800 30 mm metal NEMA series, 22 mm metal or non-metal IEC devices, and incandescent or LED stacklights for panel controls

• Flush, extended, illuminated or non-illuminated, mushroom and guarded pushbuttons, many available in multiple colors • Pilot and push-to-test lights • Selector switches in knob, lever and keyed versions • Stacklights in modular or pre-assembled units

www.automationdirect.com/pushbuttons_lights CIRCLE NO. 124 ON READER REPLY CARD


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