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On the cover ... MODULAR FIXTURING october 2009 Vol. 70 No. 10 Editor and Associate Publisher Olga Markovich tel: (416) 510-5113 Publisher Michael King tel: (416) 510-5107
Bluco’s modular fixturing system for welding features 3-D tables and a complete family of modular elements that can be assembled quickly and accurately to fixture just about any size and type of part. Whether your requirements are fixtures for prototypes, short runs, spares or high volume, there is a modular solution for your need. In addition to welding, Bluco’s system can also be used for fixturing for inspection, assembly, testing and machining of large parts.
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Seco Tools announces the addition of JHP490 for aluminum and JHP760 for stainless steel to its family of Jabro High Performance Machining (HPM) cutters. The Jabro HPM solid carbide milling cutters feature a high helix and uniquely designed flute cavity resulting in good chip evacuation. A thick core body offers increased rigidity and the cutting edge design can handle both high strength and low cutting forces. These geometric characteristics are optimized with a specially adapted carbide substrate and TiAIN coating.
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Eriez® E-Z Tec® DSP Single Surface Metal Detectors are designed for single surface detection of metal contaminants for web applications. The detectors have a unique flat-surfaced detection area that is positioned beneath the belt or web. The detection surface accommodates a wide variety of applications, including sheet plastics, wood, rubber, woven materials and particle board. The remote control is in a NEMA 4X enclosure and includes a touch screen interface, allowing the operator to easily move through the available menus. Eriez
FLEXIBLE SERVICE CORD
AutomationDirect has expanded its line of electrical wire for industrial applications to include flexible service cord available in sizes ranging from 18 to 10 gauge, with two, three or four-conductor configurations. SEOOW type cord has a 600V rating while type SJEOOW has a 300V rating. Both are available in 50 and 250foot lengths Four-conductor, 8 AWG type W cord with a 2,000V rating is also available, in lengths from 10 to 250 feet. Ideal for indoor and outdoor applications, all flexible cord types are UL and CSA approved and RoHS compliant. AutomationDirect CIRCLE NO. 21 ON READER REPLY CARD
The digitally controlled WELDPLAST S2 PVC hand extruder is designed for use on PVC-U, HD-PE, LD-PE and PP membranes and produces plastic welding results easily and efficiently. It uses either 3- or 4-mm welding rod, which is conveniently fed into the extrusion section of the welder at one of two points around the barrel. It provides output of up to 2.7 kg/hour. The exclusive rod feed design minimizes excessive twisting of the welding rod during feeding, which reduces “bird nesting” and stoppages. Its ergonomic design is especially well suited for plastic welding in tight spaces. The tool features integrated digital electronics with a digital display for precise adjustment and control of preheat air temperature, extrudate temperature and the output rate. Its built-in protection circuit prevents the extruder drive from cold starting. STANMECH Technologies Inc. CIRCLE NO. 24 ON READER REPLY CARD
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The REED ultrasonic thickness gauge TM-8811 features the exclusive microcomputer LSI circuit & crystal time base which offers a high accuracy of +/-0.5% +0.1mm. The digital display always provides exact readings. The broad band receiving sensitivity means the meter can read probes of different frequencies. The instrument also features auto calibration, automatic material calibration, metric or imperial selectable as well as the option to display sound velocity at the touch of a button. The gauge measures the thickness of steel, cast iron, aluminum, red copper, zinc, quartz glass, polyethylene, PVC, gray cast iron and modular cast iron. ITM Instruments Inc. CIRCLE NO. 27 ON READER REPLY CARD
MOTOR MONITORING RELAYS
AutomationDirect has extended the proSense line to include phase monitoring, alternating and pump seal failure relays. The PMRU phase monitoring relays utilize microprocessor-based design to protect against phase loss, reversal, unbalance, undervoltage and overvoltage conditions. With a variety of use-adjustable settings, PMRU relays also feature a multi-colour LED to indicate normal and fault conditions. AutomationDirect CIRCLE NO. 30 ON READER REPLY CARD
The Omega Engineering HH350 series is a high performance handheld digital manometer with many features found in more expensive units. The HHP351 has an accuracy of 0.05% FS, independent of temperature, while the HHP352 is 0.025%. Both models can display 11 different pressure scales as well as one user defined scale. MIN/MAX capture, display damping, backlit display, display hold, auto off and leak test functions are all standard features. In addition, a record feature allows manual or automatic storage of up to 240 readings for future recall. Both models include NIST traceable calibration certificates. OMEGA
MOTOR CONTROL CENTRE
Schneider Electric’s multiprotocol, intelligent motor control centre (iMCC) streamlines troubleshooting and maximizes uptime by incorporating “intelligent” components — PLCs, Altivar 61/71 VFD drives, Altistart 48 softstarters and the TeSysT motor management system — cabling solutions and device-level networks into motor control centres. These highperformance iMCCs are ideally suited for industries requiring critical motor applications — petrochemical, mining, water/ wastewater treatment, food and beverage, and conveyor/HVAC systems. Schneider Electric CIRCLE NO. 25 ON READER REPLY CARD
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MOBILE ANCHOR SYSTEM
The WEIGHTANKA is a non-penetrating, portable, deadweight anchor device designed for use on roofs with up to a 5-degree pitch where installation of passive or collective protection, such as guardrails or permanent anchor devices is not viable because of restricted means of safe access. It utilizes a central pedestal (attachment point) to raise the height at which the arrest force is applied, thus reducing the distance the anchor device moves during a fall-arrest event. A basic system weighs 250 kg, with no single item weighing more than 25 kg for ease of installation and provides fall protection for one or two workers that remain at least 50 cm away from the roof edge. It is designed for use with personal protection equipment such as harnesses. Kee Safety, Inc. CIRCLE NO. 28 ON READER REPLY CARD
NANOSILICA FILLED EPOXY
Master Bond UV22 is a nanosilica reinforced, UV curable epoxy system that offers a combination of properties not available in conventional epoxy systems. The nano-sized filler gives the cured system exceptional abrasion resistance, excellent optical clarity, low shrinkage and superb physical strength properties, while still allowing the product to have a low viscosity of 4,000 cps. UV22 cures rapidly upon exposure to UV light at room temperatures. It is a single component system and requires no mixing. It has a low coefficient of thermal expansion and is a superior electrical insulator. Master Bond Inc. CIRCLE NO. 31 ON READER REPLY CARD
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VACUUM PUMPS ACOUSTIC MICROSCOPE
Sonoscan Inc. announces that its SonoLab® division is offering a new service that provides greatly enhanced acoustic microscope imaging of stacked die assemblies. The new service uses Sonoscan’s proprietary software, which images die stacks with unprecedented accuracy for internal defect analysis. It can assign a defect or other feature to a specific layer within the stack. Sonoscan Inc. CIRCLE NO. 23 ON READER REPLY CARD
EXAIR’s new Adjustable E-Vac® is a series of compressed air powered vacuum generators where the vacuum and flow rates can be easily adjusted to suit the application requirements. These vacuum pumps are ideal for a wide variety of “pick and place”, box opening, clamping, lifting, chucking, and surface mounting applications. They are maintenance free and have no moving parts to wear out. Engineered for high efficiency, the Adjustable E-Vac minimizes compressed air use by allowing it to be tuned to the application. EXAIR Corporation CIRCLE NO. 26 ON READER REPLY CARD
On the cover ... BATTERY OPERATED MOVING MACHINES The Power Pusher allows one person to move the heaviest load without using a forklift or other equipment. There are four battery operated machines available to move 4000, 50,000 and up to 150,000 lbs. They are easy to use and less likely to cause injury or damage.
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Complete PLC starting at $69 Mighty as a stand-alone unit, or expand to 142 total I/O With CLICK PLCs, you get a lot of application control in a small package. The new analog CPUs feature 8 discrete and 4 analog I/O built-in, plus battery-backed memory with real-time clock.
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PLC CPU with 4 DC inputs / 4 DC outputs (sinking), 2 analog inputs / 2 analog outputs, three communication ports, real-time clock Auxiliary power supply (0.5A), 100-240 VAC input, 24 VDC 0.5A output AC input module, eight 100-120 VAC points
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PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER
The KR 40 PA is a solution for medium payload palletizing. The high-speed carbon fiber arm design of the KR 40 PA makes it the ideal robot for the highly efficient small footprint of the 9x7 foot cell. Equipped with an 8 suction cup vacuum tool, it can pick up two boxes in one cycle. The monoblock cell configuration shortens set-up time. The KR 40 PA cell can be configured with different options such as automation pallet dispensing, automatic slip-sheet dispensing, semi-automatic pallet dispensing, pallet out-feed conveyor, vision guidance, case packaging and palletizing. KUKA Robotics Canada
MasterLogic high-speed, compact programmable logic controllers can be deployed in a stand-alone mode without requiring any human machine interface. It is also an additional controller that can be used with Honeywell’s Experion® Process Knowledge System architecture and is compatible with Honeywell’s portfolio of process control systems, including the recently released Experion LS. As an additional controller tightly integrated to the control system, Master Logic can help increase operational efficiency by allowing plants to control multiple processes with just one common operator interface. Honeywell International CIRCLE NO. 36 ON READER REPLY CARD
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The 3rd generation Newport® iServer MicroServer is a 32-bit microprocessor based on ARM technology with 72 MHz speed. It is a simple, easy way to put anything on the network without writing a single line of code. The new iServer features 10/100 Ethernet, dynamic Web server, full IP pack, Modbus protocol support, email notifications, SNMP traps, programmable I/ Os, firmware upgrade over Ethernet, authentication and access restrictions for security. Three versions are available: Embedded MicroServer for OEM’s to network enable their products, the Industrial MicroServer mounts on a standard DIN rail and the wall-mount MicroServer for most commercial and IT applications. Newport Electronics khurd@newportUS .com, www.newportUS.com,
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MOTION PROGRAMMING SCRIPT
The ICR Basic rod-style actuator is the first model in Tolomatic’s new Smart Actuator series of compact, all-in-one linear actuators (integrated servomotor, drive, controller and actuator) that simplifies motion control for industrial applications. The SmartActuator is built-to-order and ready to ship in five days from factory order. Designed for durability and 100 percent duty cycle performance, the series combines a powerful servomotor with a rugged ball screw housed in a sturdy aluminum extrusion. The series also incorporates the company’s Endurance TechnologySM features for long service life and no maintenance. Requiring only a DC power source and motion inputs from the host PLC, the ICR Basic SmartActuator unit can be installed as a direct replacement for pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders in a wide variety of packaging, material handling, machine tool and general industrial automation applications. Electromate Industrial Sales Ltd.
The new Motion Programming Script (MPS) is an easy-to-use, network-enabled implementation of a BASIC-like programming language with commands added specifically for motion control. It empowers electrical and mechanical engineers with relatively little programming knowledge to quickly write complex motion sequences and program equipment via short, easy-to-use and intuitively-named commands. The MPS is especially useful in stage gantry and robotics applications, where the need for complex motion intersects with the need for simple commands. Kollmorgen CIRCLE NO. 37 ON READER REPLY CARD
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Motoman’s fast and powerful 4-axis MPK50 robot with dynamic, next-generation DX100 controller offers performance and reliability in a wide variety of packing applications. The MPK50 robot features a 50 kg payload and a wide 360-degree work envelope. A slim manipulator design enables it to reach into confined spaces, reducing cycling time and improving system productivity. The flexible, high-speed robot is floor mounted and has a 1,668 mm vertical reach, 1,997mm horizontal reach and +/-0.5mm repeatability. Only 1,014.5mm wide, the streamlined MPK50 has a minimal interference radius, which allows it to work in close proximity with conveyors and other equipment. Motoman Inc. CIRCLE NO. 35 ON READER REPLY CARD
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The Nilfisk WSS 100 and WST 100 DV industrial vacuums are specifically designed to easily collect and discharge oil and coolants in applications common to the metalworking industry. Built with high-quality, durable materials, the WSS 100 and WST 100 DV can collect, separate, discharge and recycle 100 liters of metalworking fluids (MWF) in just minutes, saving time and reducing costs. The WSS 100 is a base model for coolant/ chip collection with a gravity fed drain valve. The WST 100 DV is equipped with a diverting valve that reverses the flow of air to pump out the tank quickly and easily. It is also equipped with a tilting motor head, allowing easy access to the internal chip basket.
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Buy a Vac that lasts! Stop throwing your money away on electric vacuum cleaners that are sure to fail. EXAIR vacuums have been engineered to withstand the dust, dirt, chips and liquids common to industrial environments. Ours have no electric motors or other moving parts to clog or wear out. EXAIR’s 30 Day Unconditional Guarantee assures your complete satisfaction. Let our ﬁve year “Built To Last” warranty give you the peace of mind that your vacuum will always work and end your trips to the dumpster. Two-Way Drum Pump
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The compressed air powered Reversible Drum Vac™ will quickly fill or empty a 55 gallon drum in 90 seconds. Coolant sumps can be easily refilled, floor spills vacuumed or contaminated liquids transferred to filtration tanks in minutes.
Chip Vac™ is powered by compressed air and vacuums chips directly into a drum. It is easy to move from drum to drum to keep materials separate for recycling. Clean chips from floors, fixtures, work surfaces and machines.
The Vac-u-Gun™ uses compressed air to provide solutions to a wide variety of industrial housekeeping problems. This versatile tool is a vacuum gun, blow gun and a transfer tool all in one. Three Vac-u-Gun systems with tools are available.
The Line Vac™ air powered conveyors convert ordinary hose, tube, or pipe into a complete conveying system for bulk materials, plastic granules, scrap, trim and other complex shapes. Many sizes and new heavy duty models are available.
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LINEAR MOTION STAGES
MMG Mini-Mag precision linear motion stages provide greater machine uptime for end users in production environments. The ability to deliver MMG prototypes rapidly speeds the proof-of-concept phase of an instrument under development. Four models are available that deliver 25mm, 40mm, 100mm, and 500mm travel, respectively. They provide accuracy ranging from 2um to 8um and resolution ranging from 1.0um to 5nm. Each model delivers repeatability to +/0.4um and is rated for 8kg load capacity. The Integral anti-creep linear guideway can increase uptime by as much as 15% in high duty cycle applications by eliminating the need for homing moves typically required to reset standard crossed roller bearing retainer cages. Dover, A Danaher Motion Company CIRCLE NO. 38 ON READER REPLY CARD
TERMINAL BLOCKS PLANETARY GEARHEADS
XTRUE™ True Planetary Gearheads are available in 40mm, 60mm, 80mm, 120mm and 160mm frame sizes. They are specially engineered to move large loads more easily and quietly with True Planetary™ gearing through improved load capacity and lower backlash. They deliver precise 13 arc-mins operation, with torque capacity up to 876 Nm and ration availability of 3:1 through 100:1. The gearheads feature a tapped face output that enables easy, drop-in replacement for similarly configured European gearheads. Thomson, A Danaher Motion Company CIRCLE NO. 39 ON READER REPLY CARD
A 3.5mm wide terminal block rated for 600 volts leads the new 2000 Series from Wago’s TOPJOB®S family. The terminal blocks provide fast, vibration-proof terminations to space-restricted machinery and building installations requiring conductors 16-24 AWG. The series provides maintenance-free, push-in terminations for solid or ferruled conductors. Stripped stranded conductors are easily terminated via screwdriver actuation. Available in 2-, 3- and 4-conductor feed through and ground terminal blocks, TOPJOB® anchors Wago’s line of spring pressure DIN-rail mount terminal blocks, which spans from 24 AWG to 4/0. WAGO Corporation CIRCLE NO. 40 ON READER REPLY CARD
FACTORY REPORTING SOFTWARE
A new version of the Line Efficiency Tracking Software (LETS), the flexible and scalable factory reporting software solution that automated the process of collecting production data from production machinery and processes is now available. LETS Version 3.4 allows customers to more accurately track overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) in applications where production rate is dictated by machine configuration. LETS Version 3.4 calculates OEE by applying an ideal rate for each part/machine combination. It also adjusts the ideal rate by applying a factor based on configuration of the machine. Honeywell International CIRCLE NO. 41 ON READER REPLY CARD
SPEC PAK CONNECTOR
The 4 Position SPEC Pak (Sealed Power for Environmental Connections) has environmentally sealed IP67 shells which protect existing APP powerpole housings and contacts from environmental contaminants. It may be used anywhere a rugged or waterproof high power signal and ground interconnect solution is required, such as in factory automation, off-road vehicles, mass transportation, oil and petro-chemical exploration. The 4 Position SPEC Pak shells will handle up to 25 amps when fully loaded with #10 AWG wire. Anderson Power Products CIRCLE NO. 42 ON READER REPLY CARD
INCREMENTAL ENCODERS 3
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The DFS 60 Incremental Encoders are now available in fully programmable versions to accommodate any value from 1 to 65,536 pulses per revolution. With the help of a simple programming tool, users, system integrators and distributors are able to select any number of lines between 1 and 65,536 via their PC or notebook. They are also able to set the zero pulse width of 90°, 180° or 270° and program the electrical interface to either HTL or TTL. The DFS60 is a universal device for determining angles, positions, speeds and accelerations in automation technology. Sick Stegmann, Inc. CIRCLE NO. 43 ON READER REPLY CARD
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Gooseneck Clamp Straps Recess The Clamping Nut New Gooseneck Clamp Straps, shown here in the Double End version, recess the clamping nut to provide a low overall profile. Double-End Clamp Straps have two clamping ends, for holding two workpieces simultaneously. Turn strap 90º for clearing loading. Made of high-grade steel, the DoubleEnd Gooseneck Clamp Straps are available to fit stud sizes from M12 to M16. Many new varieties come just with the clamp
strap, with a spherical nut and washer, with a flange nut, with hand knob and spherical washer, or with an acorn nut and spherical washer. For more information, go to carrlane.com, click the New Items link in the online catalogue, then “Clamps and Accessories”. Carr Lane Mfg. Co., www.carrlane.com. CIRCLE NO. 108 ON READER REPLY CARD
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Lift Your Load Safely With Carr Lane Hoist Rings Toggle Clamps with Safety Locks. Carr Lane has introduced a variety of new toggle clamps with optional safety locks, including latch-action, vertical-handle, horizontal-handle, and push/pull types. All Carr Lane toggle clamps have a comfortable handle grip, in steel or optional stainless. Carr Lane Mfg. Co., www.carrlane.com CIRCLE NO. 109 ON READER REPLY CARD
NEW! Extra-large Swivel Hoist Rings with our patented EZTorque™ system allows tightening several smaller bolt heads with a standard torque wrench instead of tightening one large bolt with a special tool. Swivel Hoist Rings pivot 180 degrees and swivel 360 degrees simultaneously to allow lifting from any direction.
From large to small, in dozens of types, Carr Lane has the hoist ring for your application. Quick Release Pins. Carr Lane pins come with L, T, button or ring handles. Choose from ball lock pins, lifting pins, detent pins, or the ball lock mounting clamp. Many sizes available. Carr Lane Mfg. Co., www.carrlane.com CIRCLE NO. 110 ON READER REPLY CARD
Carr Lane’s lot number marking guarantees quality by providing traceability for: • Date of manufacture • Material certification • Magnaflux testing certification • Heat treatment certification
Pivoting hoist rings, swivel hoist rings, side-pull swivel hoist rings and lifting eyes are some of the types offered by Carr Lane, ranging from low profile versions to heavy-duty, extra-large types with load capacities up to 250,000 lbs. Knobs, Handles, Hand Wheels. Need to take hold? A variety of knobs, handles and hand wheels, in metal or plastic, are available from Carr Lane. Many new items. Carr Lane Mfg. Co., www.carrlane.com CIRCLE NO. 111 ON READER REPLY CARD
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SHOT BLAST SYSTEM PLASMA CUTTING PACKAGES
ESAB introduces the new PowerCut 1300 & 1600 plasma cutting packages. PowerCut 1300 has a cutting capacity of up to 32mm and severs 38mm. PowerCut 1600 has a cutting capacity of up to 38mm and severs 44mm. Both packages come fully assembled and ready-to-cut once input cable is plugged in and system is hooked up to a compressed air source. Each package includes PT-38 heavy-duty plasma cutting torch, touch holder and spare parts kit. Each kit can also be converted for mechanized cutting using the PT-37 mechanized cutting torch. Standard features include digital display, automatic switching between gouge, grate, and normal modes, blowback technology to eliminate high frequency interference with nearby electronic devices, siliconesealed switches for protection against corrosion, automatic fan and much more. ESAB Group Canada, Inc.
FUME EXHAUST UNIT
Lincoln Electric announces the Mobiflex® 100-NF welding fume exhaust unit, a portable, low-vacuum system designed for the continuous removal of welding fumes. It is ideal for shop welding applications where removing welding fume from the source is needed without filtration. The unit increases worker flexibility through its ability to adapt to various work locations and welding applications, including stick, TIG, MIG and flux-cored. Its lightweight and rugged design, along with standard carrying handle, makes it easy to move around the job site. The Lincoln Electric Company CIRCLE NO. 46 ON READER REPLY CARD
The Wheelabrator® Monorail Shot Blast system is fully-automated and designed to descale and remove rust from large frames, weldments and fabricated structural steel elements for heavy equipment such as wind towers and components. This high-productivity system effectively cleans work pieces up to 84-inches wide and 96-inches high, eliminating the environmental problems associated with manual air blasting. The machines are available in six standard models to handle a broad range of part sizes with custom sizes available to meet special customer requirements. Each system is designed for use with recyclable, long-lasting steel shot, and comes equipped with heavyduty Autoblast® wheels. Wheelabrator CIRCLE NO. 48 ON READER REPLY CARD
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TUMBLE BLAST MACHINE
The ALMCO Model ATB-7 abrasive blasting machine has been designed for scale and flash removal from castings and other metal parts. Its compact size and unusual lift points top and bottom allow moving the machine from one location to another if required. Designed for safe operation and operator friendliness, the unit features a patented Smartwheel™ blasting wheel that delivers 325 pounds per minute of abrasive at 300 feet per second velocity, for faster cleaning and cycle times. A special NEMA 12 control panel completely wired, and a swing-away design allows access to mill rolls and bearings. A heavy-duty, 40-inch-wide, reinforced mill belt with specially designed ribs aids in tumbling and unloading. Alexander Tools Ltd. CIRCLE NO. 50 ON READER REPLY CARD
MILLING GRADE FLAP DISC CUTTING FLUID
KoolRite™ 2365 is a metalworking coolant specially formulated for high pressure applications which traditionally have created foam control problems. Containing mineral oil and extreme pressure additives, the coolant can be used with cast iron, all steels and non-ferrous metals with the exception of magnesium. In addition to controlling foam from high pressure chip removal systems, the coolant will not stain non-ferrous metals and has good corrosion protection for ferrous metals. JTM Products, Inc. CIRCLE NO. 45 ON READER REPLY CARD
With a totally new flap wheel design, the POLIFAN® CURVE WSG-PLUS is designed for precision grinding of fillet welds on steel and stainless steel workpieces. Its unique radial shape allows for aggressive grinding with not only the bottom edge of the flap disc but also with the top edge as well. POLIFAN® CURVE is recommended for use with high powered angle grinders having a minimum output of 1200W and is ideal for the precision grinding of fillet welds as well as for deburring, chamfering and all grinding of steel and stainless steel. PFERD Canada CIRCLE NO. 47 ON READER REPLY CARD
Seco’s new PVD-Coated MP3000 Milling Grade is designed for milling steel and tool steels with relatively thin average chip thickness. The new grade is especially effective in square shoulder and copy milling applications where wear resistance and tool life need to be improved. The new MP3000 cemented carbide is produced to provide the grade a high hardness combined with relatively good toughness. A slightly thicker PVD coating increases wear resistance over a large application range and an improved coating process greatly increases coating adhesion, edge quality and edge integrity. Seco Tools Canada CIRCLE NO. 49 ON READER REPLY CARD
The Dura-Die parting tool with replaceable die inserts offers punch press fabricators a quick alternative to replacing the entire die in parting applications. The replaceable inserts are engineered with the exclusive Ultima® premium tool steel for wear resistance and maximum grind life. The die base is made of shock-resistant steel, allowing it to withstand even the highest punching force. Dura-Die parting tools are available for standard parting in C, D and E stations — close-toclamp is available in D and E stations. Positive SlugHugger2 relief options are also available. Wilson Tool International CIRCLE NO. 51 ON READER REPLY CARD
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CARBON-GRAPHITE GRINDING WHEELS
The Choice Cut line of thin cutting wheels features four wheel types with a wide selection of job-matched premium abrasive grains and engineered resin bond formulas to provide optimum cutting speeds and wheel life. All wheels are available in 4.5” x 7/8” and 6” x 7/8” diameters. Both the Original Slicer and SlicerPlus are offered as a Type 1 cutting wheel. Each features two full layers of highstrength fiberglass for added user safety. Metabo CIRCLE NO. 52 ON READER REPLY CARD
Metcar grades M-106 and M-400 resin impregnated carbon-graphite materials are available for mechanical parts that must run submerged in liquids. These materials replace oil-grease lubricated parts in submerged applications where oil-grease lubricants could dissolve, wash away or contaminate the product being handled. These materials are self-lubricating throughout, non-galling, self-polishing, dimensionally stable, and high in compressive strength. Rubbing or sliding parts made from these materials provide low friction and long wear life. Additionally, these materials are chemically resistant to all liquids except for extremely strong oxidizing acids and alkalis. Metallized Carbon Corporation CIRCLE NO. 55 ON READER REPLY CARD
Sunnen’s new SV-1000 Series vertical CNC honing machine is designed for manufacturers of outdoor power equipment. Using TC superabrasive tools — custom designed for blind, ported cylinder bores — the manual or auto-loaded honing machine produces cylinders with micron-accurate size, geometry and exact surface finish to enhance combustion efficiency, engine durability and power output, with reduced emissions. TC abrasive tools are ideal for cylinders plated with chrome, Nikasil and other hard coatings. An industrial PC control ensures reliability and an easy support path with software-
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with patented technology like EZ-Coil® controlled retraction that safely recoils up to 80% slower than conventional spring driven reels.
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NONFERROUS METAL TOOLING KITS
The Techno Nonferrous Upcut and Nonferrous Downcut Tooling Kits are specifically designed for cutting softer alloy metals such as aluminum, brass, and copper. Each versatile kit is capable of slashing production rates and production time in half through the utilization of ‘O’ Flute Geometry. This unique design ensures clean one-pass cutting solutions for the softer metal applications. The cutting tools are ideal for keeping friction away from the router bit by ejecting chips in an upwards and downwards motion which prolongs the lifespan of each. Techno, Inc. CIRCLE NO. 57 ON READER REPLY CARD
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CORE CUTTING SYSTEMS
With Appleton core cutting systems, manufacturers can control parent core handling, cut-to-length core cutting and cut core handling activities. This allows reduced labour to leverage resources and provide operators with more time to perform other tasks while the core cutting system is running. The full line of automated core cutting solutions allows manufacturers to quickly increase, decrease, or stop production with its easyto-use control panel. Appleton Mfg. Division
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The MANUALplus 620 Turning Control features a new NC kernel. With it, the cycle programming feature of this control enables the machinist to quickly and efficiently program and machine workpieces without having to write NC programs. With this simple-to-program control and its increased functions, now both cycle and CNC lathes can effectively be handled. A key addition to this control is the new programming mode “Smart.Turn”. This new mode allows users another friendly interface, allowing inputs of working blocks simply and quickly. Smart. Turn is intended to supplement programming on cycle based lathes, though it also allows work with standard CNC lathes. This new control also includes the implementation of a tool database (up to 250 tools) and a technology database. Heidenhain Corporation CIRCLE NO. 54 ON READER REPLY CARD
Eriez’ SafeHold® Lift Magnets
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.
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CONTROLLED DESCENT DEVICE
With an increased descent speed and twin exit hubs designed into the casing, the Derope GEN-2 is efficient and durable. Additional new features include: dual descent control pig tails, external cooling fins, integrated rope locking cleat and completely sealed brake housing which allows the Derope to pass the ridge wet and cold testing procedures at the Canadian Standards Association. The Derope emergency evacuation/controlled descent device also has optional features that include a crank handle for raising and lowering and a ladder and tripod bracket. Tractel Ltd. CIRCLE NO. 58 ON READER REPLY CARD
With the SafeDESIGNER development and configuration tool, B&R provides an integrated safety tool for programming safety-related functions from within the Automation Studio development environment. Thanks to complete integration of the safety technology, programming the safety application is reduced to virtual wiring of logical function blocks. In addition to function blocks and language elements that conform to IEC61131-3, users have a library certified by TUV Rheinland with 20 function blocks for machine automation available to them. All function blocks correspond to the PLCopen standard. The safety application created in SafeDESIGNER is processed in a safe controller — the SafeLOGIC — which supports cycle times starting at 1 ms and connection of up to 100 peripheral devices. B&R Industrial Automation Inc.
The SemperGuard® heavy duty latex powder-free industrial gloves are for users interested in heavy duty protection. The gloves are thicker and longer than standard industrial latex gloves providing additional barrier protection for the wrist and lower forearm. The textured surface provides improved tactile sensitivity with increased gripping characteristics. Sempermed USA, Inc.
The danger of fires and explosions posed by a build-up of static electricity when filling or discharging material from Type C Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs) and similar semi-conductive containers is controlled by the use of the Earth-Rite® FIBC grounding system. The system constantly monitors Type C containers (SuperSacks) and similar containers, ensuring that the container’s antistatic features are, in fact, within the correct specifications and achieving a constant positive ground connection. Newson Gale Inc.
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Uvex Stealth OTG goggles protect against impact, dust and airborne particles, chemical splash, and optical radiation while offering a high level of comfort and performance. Designed to fit comfortably over prescription eyewear, the goggles feature sleek styling. Its flexible, high quality elastomer body conforms to facial contours for a secure yet comfortable gap-free fit, while its low-profile, wrap-around lens styling provides complete coverage and a clear field of vision. With pivoting headband clips and a wide adjustable-slide headband, Uvex Stealth OTG goggles offers a wide range of adjustability and fit comfortably even with hard hats. Sperian Protection CIRCLE NO. 59 ON READER REPLY CARD
SAFETY LIGHT SCREEN SINGLE GAS DETECTORS
The Draeger Pac 3500 and Draeger Pac 5500 are designed for personal protection. These gas detectors measure the concentration of oxygen, carbon monoxide or hydrogen sulfide in the air. The Pac 3500 has a life span of approximately two years and the Pac 5500 has an indefinite life span with proper maintenance and servicing. Both instruments use minimal battery power and need low maintenance. Draeger
Banner has expanded its EZ-SCREEN® family of safety light screens to include low-profile models, which pair a spacesaving footprint — ideal for safeguarding of smaller machines — with reliable performance suited even for large power presses. The first and last screens of the new EZ-SCREEN Low Profile are positioned at the ends of the light screen, delivering continuous detection along the entire light screen length and eliminating the dead zones found on traditional safety light curtains. Banner Engineering Corp. CIRCLE NO. 63 ON READER REPLY CARD 4394 3.375
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Combining the comfort of a nylon or poly/cotton base material with the functionality of a dipped glove, these PosiGrip® gloves provide extra grip on wet or oily materials, and better surface adhesion on dry applications. Sizes from xs to xxl ensure a proper fit and optimal dexterity. Materials available include nitrile, polyurethane, latex and bi-polymer (nitrile & polyurethane blend) to handle set and dry applications such as bottling and canning, recycling, manufacturing, general mechanical applications, assembly, and handling of small oily parts. Chester Holdings xWest 4.875" 7/07/08 2:12 PM Page 1 CIRCLE NO. 65 ON READER REPLY CARD
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Industrial Literature Reviews NEW BULLETIN ON WASHING, RINSING AND DRYING OPTIMIZATION A Guide to Parts and Equipment Washing, Rinsing and Drying Using Spray Technology, a new bulletin from Spraying Systems Co., provides information on how to improve efficiency and lower operating costs in spray operations. Also provided is detailed information on more than 20 product lines. www.spray.com Spraying Systems Co.
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STAINLESS STEEL REELS CATALOGUE
Hannay Reels offers a new four-colour catalogue featuring complete information and specifications on their most popular stainless steel hose reels. Hannay’s stainless steel reels are designed for washdown, chemical transfer, potable water, food ingredient transfer, fuel, and fire protection applications.
VACUUM CUPS AND ACCESSORIES
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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 customersupplied drawings, or reverse engineering from customer-supplied cups. Visit us at www.vi-cas.com Vi-Cas
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ACCESSORIES — AIR AND DUST HANDLING SYSTEMS
AIR AND ELECTRIC POWERED TOOLS
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MACHINE GUARDING SAFETY PRODUCTS
Schmersal’s new handbook and catalogue presents design techniques to meet ANSI, OSHA and European safety standards. Topics include risk assessment, use of safety controllers, and control reliability. CEcompliant and UL-CSA listed products include keyed interlock switches, non-contact safety sensors, hinged safety interlocks, plus more. www.schmersalcanada.com Schmersal
This fully illustrated 8-page catalogue features a wide variety of accessories including: stamped and rolled angle rings, blast gates, galvanized spiral duct, diverters, clean outs, nozzles, duct silencers, rotary air locks, exhaust fans, etc., etc. www.nrmurphy.com
Allan Fyfe Equipment offers a full range of Novatek/Trelawny air and electric powered tools for all types of surface preparation including vibration reduced tools and vacuum tools. Visit us at www.allanfyfe.com Allan Fyfe Equipment
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HERKULES PNEUMATIC SCISSOR LIFT SYSTEMS
COXREELS CATALOGUE FOR 2009
Herkules Equipment Corporation excels in manufacturing custom made lift systems for assembly and manufacturing applications. Lifts powered by Herkules patented Air Bag technology are clean, environmentally friendly, and virtually maintenance free. All lift systems can easily provide solutions from simple lift modules to fullycustomized lift applications. www.herkules.us Herkules Equipment Corporation
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
AIR SAVING BLOWOFF IS SUPER QUIET
The low cost Super Air Knife™ dramatically reduces compressed air usage and noise when compared to other blowoffs. It delivers a uniform sheet of laminar airflow with hard-hitting force across the entire length. Energy use is comparable to a blower without the maintenance or downtime. Many sizes in aluminum or stainless steel. www.exair.com/16/123.htm EXAIR Corporation
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ULTRA HIGH PRESSURE WATER JETTING
MistMax™ MIST COLLECTOR BROCHURE
COATING THICKNESS GAUGE FOR ALL METAL SUBSTRATES
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Certified Coating Specialists are SSPC certified to operate UHPWJ equipment. A well known technology deployed for the cleaning and preparation of surfaces for receipt of surface tolerant coats. Best uses are on structural steel in corrosive environments, tanks, vessels, mechanical systems, dam gates and penstocks and more. www. ccscoatings.ca Certified Coating Specialists Inc.
New full-colour brochure from Micro Air Clean Air Systems details their new MistMax™ Series HighEfficiency Mist Collector line for controlling oil and coolant mist in metalworking applications. The brochure contains engineering data and performance charts on Tested Filter Efficiency and Filter Life Consumption. www.microaironline.com Micro Air Clean Air Systems FREE CATALOGUE CIRCLE NO. 91
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The new Rexroth fifty-six page catalogue SC-600 provides technical information, drawings and ordering information on electro-pneumatic proportional control valves, positioners and electronic flowmeters. Rexroth E/P’s are known for their precision and low hysteresis characteristics. www. boschrexroth.ca
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Catalogue describes the tougher, smarter features of the PosiTector® 6000 Coating Thickness Gauge including the addition of Bluetooth Wireless Technology, large impactresistant Lexan® display, IP5X ingress protection and protective rubber holster. Still, simple, durable and accurate, it measures coatings on all metals. www.defelsko.com DeFelsko Corporation FREE CATALOGUE CIRCLE NO. 92
CONDENSED REEL CATALOGUE
Reelcraft Industries introduces a new “Condensed Reel Catalogue” showcasing Reelcraft’s bestselling line of high quality, industrial grade hose, cord and cable reels in just 12 pages. Designed for low, medium and high-pressure tasks, the applications range from air, water, oxygen/acetylene, dual welding, fuel and oil handling to heavy-duty chassis lubrication. www.reelcraft.com Reelcraft Industries, Inc. FREE CATALOGUE CIRCLE NO. 94
QUALITY INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION PRODUCTS
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. 95
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VENTILATED SAFETY HELMET
SAFETY LIGHT CURTAINS
Rockwell Automation has expanded its Allen-Bradley Guardmaster GuardShield safety light curtain line with the addition of three options. Designed to provide end users with improved functionality, configuration flexibility and installation, the new safety light curtains include the GuardShield safe 4 with an integrated laser alignment system, the GuardShield Cascadeable Micro 400 and the GuardShield Safe 4 PAC. The GuardShield Safe 4 is equipped with an integrated laser alignment system, allowing for simplified setup and installation. Users can activate or deactivate two visible laser elements located at the top and bottom of the GuardShield Safe 4 safety light curtain by touching the transmitting element, allowing for faster and easier light curtain alignment. Rockwell Automation CIRCLE NO. 66 ON READER REPLY CARD
Gateway Safety’s new Serpent™ Ventilated Safety Helmet helps offset the adverse effects of working in hot weather. Its CoolSense™ six-vent air flow system lets heat escape, keeping workers cooler. A soft, cushioned brow pad helps absorb moisture and perspiration. These cool comfort features help ensure worker compliance. Serpent is very comfortable and light with a sleek-looking, snakehead shell design. A six-point nylon suspension and durable but lightweight high-density polyethylene material provide both comfort and impart absorption. It is available with a pin-lock or ratchet suspension, which adjusts to fit 6-5/8” to 8 1/4” head sizes. A rain trough helps divert water from workers’ faces. Gateway Safety CIRCLE NO. 68 ON READER REPLY CARD
The QuietDose™ personal dosimeter measures and records a worker’s actual inear exposure to noise over an entire work shift. It provides safety managers with personalized data to create the most customized and effective Hearing Conservation Programs for each worker. Workers themselves can personally monitor and control their noise exposure in real-time. Flashing alerts indicate when noise exposure reaches or exceeds prescribed limits. If an eartip has not been inserted properly, QuietDose will alert the worker that he is not receiving adequate protection. If a worker removes his eartips for any length of time, QuietDose will assess that additional exposure and alert him should he exceed his allowable dose. Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC
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Sperian has added two new lens tints to its Uvex Protégé XC line which features sports-styling with lightweight comfort and a flexible design. In addition to the current offerings of clear, gray and SCT — Reflect 50 mirrored lens tints, Uvex Protégé XC is now offered with an amber lens tint that provides enhanced contrast in lower light applications, such as working outdoors at dusk or in fog; and an SCT-Blue lens tint, specifically designed for use in areas with high levels of yellow or sodium vapour lighting, such as in the semi-conductor industry. Sperian Protection CIRCLE NO. 72 ON READER REPLY CARD
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The Advantage 420 Respirator allows users to quickly adjust the mask according to individual needs. Its Anthro-Curve™ II multi-ethnic face-seal design adapts precisely to different head sizes and facial contours. Its UniBond facepiece helps to eliminate multiple leak paths while the textured sealing surface reduces facepiece slippage when working in hot, humid conditions. Its yoke and harness design enables quick and easy switch between lock-down and drop-down harness options. MSA CIRCLE NO. 74 ON READER REPLY CARD
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Air Technical Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Allan Fyfe Equipment Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
ATS ElectroLube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Automation Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 16
BluCo Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Carr Lane Manufacturing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Carr Lane Roemheld Mfg. Co. . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Coxreels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
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DeFelsko Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Eriez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Exair Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Hammond Manufacturing Co. Ltd.. . . . . . . . . 6
Master Bond Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
May 18-20, 2010 — Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS), Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Place Bonaventure, Montreal, PQ www.mmts.ca
Omega Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Pioneer Magnetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 14
Pioneer Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
IMTS 2010 — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL www. IMTS.com
Power Pusher Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Spraying Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
NEW LENS TINTS
Track-Vision safety backup cameras are mounted on the back of heavy equipment and a 7” colour flat screen LCD is installed in the cab. Additional cameras can be added to increase visibility around the vehicle. Each component has been tested to endure the most severe vibration, dust and temperature fluctuations over years of usage. The camera is also highly accurate in extreme low-light conditions. The camera’s features include 115° wide-angle viewing, heated lens surface to prevent condensation or frost, nitrogen-filled, 100% watertight. The special monitor features monitor brightness automatically adjusted to brightness levels, aluminum casing with integrated sun cover, shockproof and vibration-resistant. RMT Equipment
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The new SensGard® Hardhat Adaptor allows workers in hardhat environments to use comfortable SensGard hearing protection devices. The adapter clips to the back of virtually any hardhat and is designed for use with either the SensGard SG26 or SG 31 hearing protection model. The SensGard system, combining either model with the Hardhat Adaptor, weighs less than 2 ounces, yet both components are rugged and durable, even in hot and cold temperature extremes. The SG26 and SG31 have noise reduction ratings of 26 and 31 decibels, respectively, making the system ideal for use in extreme noise environments. They incorporate patented ZEM technology that uses the mechanical energy of sound waves instead of electronics to minimize sound before it reaches the ears. SensGard LLC
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These Neck Shades are made to easily attach to any hardhat in seconds. They provide shade for the side of the worker’s head as well as the neck and shoulders. The material of the basic model is lightweight polyester, which allows air to easily pass through ensuring comfort even in the hottest days of summer. Neck Shades are also made from Arc Flash/Fire Resistant fabric and waterproof Nylon for rain, snow and chemicals. Small slips come with every neck shade to anchor it to the shirt collar so it won’t flap around in the wind. Two Hi-Vis colours (fluorescent orange and fluorescent yellow-green) are offered. Hellberg Safety
Ansell launches a new portfolio of vinyl and latex disposable gloves designed for a wide range of food handling, general duty and light industrial applications. Nine Dura-Touch vinyl disposable globe styles are made with PVC for extra durability. The gloves are offered in heavier weight premium lightly powered and powder free styles, and standard weight lightly powdered and powder free styles to cover a wide variety of customer applications. The Conform natural rubber latex styles provide a high level of dexterity while offering the strength and comfort characteristic of natural rubber latex. Ansell Limited www.ansellpro.com
October 19-22, 2009 — Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Direct Energy Centre, Toronto, ON www.cmts.ca
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
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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
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The new ProSense temperature sensors give you reliable process measurement at great direct prices. These high-quality switches, transmitters, RTD probes and thermowells are in stock and ready to ship the same day (when ordered by 6 pm E.T. with credit card or pre-approved credit). TSD25 Series Temperature Switches • Compact temperature switch with simple setup
using mechanical adjustment dials • Temperature setting range: -4 to 284F (-20 to 140C)
• Extremely durable housing with 316 stainless steel wetted parts • LEDs indicate power and function status • Two DC switching outputs • cULus, CE, RoHS
TTD25 Series Temperature Transmitters
CURRENT SENSORS Switches and transmitters sense up to 2,000A, starting at $63
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High-accuracy 2-wire temperature transmitter 1000 ohm, Class A platinum RTD sensing element 4-20mA analog output signal Probes made of durable 316 stainless steel Temperature ranges of 0-100°C or 0-300°F cULus, CE, RoHS Available in two form factors
RTD probes • 4-wire, 100 ohm platinum RTD sensing element • 10mm diameter probe made of durable 316 stainless steel • Measuring temperature range of -40 to 302°F (-40 to 150°C) • Probe lengths of 160mm, 260mm, 360mm, and 560mm • 4-pin M12 plug • cULus, CE, RoHS
Thermowells • Thermowells for ProSense 10mm diameter RTD probes • All wetted parts are 316 stainless steel • 600°F (315°C) temperature and 232 psi (16 bar) pressure rating www.automationdirect.com For complete information or to order our free catalog, visit: www.automationdirect.com/temperature-sensors
1-800-633-0405 • Output options include 4-20mA or 0-10 VDC • Solid or split-core models for easy retrofit • Panel-mount or DIN rail adapter available for easy installation • 5-year warranty
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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, 500, 1,000 and 3,000 psi ranges, or 0 to 100 inches water column, with 4-20 mA or 0-10V output options • All models $125.00
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SIGNAL CONDITIONERS Convert, isolate and transmit your process signals, starting at $89
• DC selectable model with 3-way isolation for $119 offers multiple input/output ranges • 4-20mA isolated signal conditioner for $89 • Thermocouple/mV isolated model for $119 • RTD Input signal conditioner for $119
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SOLO PROCESS CONTROLLERS 22 models available, starting at $89
• 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 DIN sizes, all with dual 4-digit, 7-segment display • Universal inputs support 18 signal types • Built-in auto-tuning • FREE configuration and monitoring software (download online)
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