Baldor's API 547
Electric Motor Suits Severe Duty Applications
The API 547 is an energy-saving motor that meets the American Petroleum Institute’s Specification 547 requirements and has received the API’s “monogram of approval.” Designed for safe and reliable operation in severe duty applications, the motor is available from 250 through 3,000 horsepower in 2-, 4-, 6- and 8-pole speed configurations. The motor is said to be ideal for pump, compressor and fan applications. In addition, it can be manufactured to comply with specific customer requirements for critical duty motors.
Inpro/Seal Co.'s Water Mizer
Shaft Seal Relies on Water
The Water Mizer non-contact shaft seal uses water to seal. Its design includes a ½-in. waterline connection that attaches to a regulator to control the water pressure. A drain is located on the backside. The shaft “floats” on a water barrier directly on the shaft, which provides unlimited axial movement without placing any stress or strain on the product. Because it has no moving parts, the seal attains zero contact, zero wear and zero frictional drag. End users reportedly will be able to boost equipment reliability, reduce costs, extend sealing efficiencies and increase bottom-line results, without equipment modifications. Additional benefits include: a reduction in lost product, the virtual elimination of unscheduled downtime and the ability to meet regulatory requirements.
Omega Engineering's CN63500 temperature limit controller
Temperature Limit Controllers Feature Comprehensive Programming
This series of temperature limit controllers provides an independent shutdown for thermal processes. Dual 4-digit displays allow simultaneous viewing of the process temperature and limit set point. The unit features a lightweight, high-impact plastic case with a tinted front panel that meets NEMA 4X (IP65) specifications when properly installed. The CN63500 accepts signals from a variety of temperature sensors (thermocouple or RTD elements), its comprehensive programming allows it to meet a wide variety of application requirements, and its modern surface-mount technology, extensive testing, plus high-immunity to noise interference is said to make this CE-compliant product reliable in industrial environments.
Omega Engineering Inc.
Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems' Drymeister DMR-1
Flash Dryer Handles Range of Feed Viscosities
The Drymeister Model DMR-1 machine for flash drying is available in a wide range of sizes for pilot to large scale production with evaporation rates as high as 6,000 kg/h. It uses a high-speed dispersion rotor in combination with a classifying rotor to provide drying efficiency. Features include the ability to handle a wide range of feed viscosities, from slurries to pastes to filter cakes. The machine maintains dispersion of solids for efficient drying and high inlet gas temperatures up to 600°C.
Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems
Asset Management Software Optimizes Maintenance Processes
The iSense software suite is a tool for maintenance, documentation and management of pH and Dissolved Oxygen (DO) sensors. With the software, sensors used in the process are said to be highly accurate, more reliable and become significantly more cost-efficient to maintain. Based on proprietary Intelligent Sensor Management (ISM) technology, the software offers measurement loops for field operation that allow users of process analytical equipment to run their processes using intelligent sensors that are able to provide sensor-specific, real-time status information.
MSA's SafEye Xenon 800 Gas Detection System
Gas Detection System Functions in Range of Climates
The SafEye Xenon 800 Gas Detection System detects a wide range of hydrocarbons over an open path of up to 120 meters. Resistant to false alarms and poisoning, it said to operate well in an extremely wide range of climates. A unique combination of triple optics and dual-spectrum sensor allows the system to maintain operational integrity in up to 90% signal obscuration.
Pietro Fiorentini's gas pressure regulators
Gas Pressure Regulators Provide Accuracy, Bubble-Tight Shut-Off
This line of gas pressure regulators is designed with advanced features that are said to offer superior accuracy and long–term reliable operation. The regulators feature accuracies of ±1% of full scale, as well as compact design, low noise and wide rangeability. The regulators are available in body sizes of 1 in. to 10 in. They boast true top-entry design, which provides for ease of maintenance in all models and sizes, and bubble tight shut-off, for environmental responsibility. The large rangeability designed into these regulators provides for quieter operation and lower pressure drop through the regulator.