Product News - January 2013

Product News - January 2013
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Orenco TCOM telemetry control panels

TCOM telemetry control panels from Orenco Systems are a simplified, affordable SCADA system for facility managers and operators who need to monitor/control equipment that requires no interface software. Features include access and control via phone line, cellular, RF or other remote devices, automatic call-out to pagers or email-capable devices during alarms, data logging with time and date stamp, industry standard Modbus device-to-device communication support, and networking for multiple panels. 800/348-9843; www.orenco.com.

Pepperl+Fuchs power supply signal conditioner

The KFU8-VCR-1 transmitter power supply signal conditioner from Pepperl+Fuchs features various inputs for standard voltage and current inputs. The 1-channel signal conditioner can be powered by a range of AC and DC power with the ability to drive up to 750 ohms. 330/486-0002; www.pepperl-fuchs.us.

Xylem UV disinfection for drinking water

The Spektron e UV series ultraviolet closed-vessel reactor from WEDECO – a Xylem brand, delivers environmentally friendly disinfection of the highest possible standard for drinking water. The disinfection system uses WEDECO ECORAY UV lamps for energy efficiency. Particularly in dim mode, the lamps deliver savings of up to 20 percent and use up to 80 percent less mercury than previous generation lamps. 704/409-9700; www.xyleminc.com.

Val-Matic Tilted Disc check valve

The Tilted Disc check valve from Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing is designed for raw water, cooling water and treated water and wastewater applications. The valve's tapered metal seats are made of wear-resistant alloys to provide tight seating and long life for systems with high shutoff heads, surge tanks or multiple pump applications. The valve is offered in 125B, 150B and 250B AWWA classes in sizes 4-60 inches for pressure ranges up to 400 psi. 630/941-7600; www.valmatic.com.

RIDGID 600 Series tube benders

The 600 Series bender from RIDGID can bend tubes 3/16 to 1/2 inch in diameter with bend radiuses from 5/8 inch to 38 mm. The two-stage handle system enables bends from 90 to 180 degrees without crossing handles, keeping bends in-plane and accurate. Features include visible gain marks to ensure properly aligned bending angles, extra-long handles for increased leverage, vise clamp block for extra stability and cushioned handle grips. 800/769-7743; www.ridgid.com.

BinMaster wave radar level sensor

The GWR-100 Guided Wave Radar level sensor from BinMaster Level Controls is designed for measuring powders, bulk solids and liquids in vessels up to 78 feet tall. The sensor continuously measures the distance, level and volume of material contained in bins, tanks and silos. It is immune to dust, humidity, temperature, pressure and bulk density changes, as well as noise that might be present when filling or emptying the vessel. The unit features two-wire TDR measurement technology with a low dead band (hysteresis) and accuracy of ± 0.2 inches. 800/278-4241; www.binmaster.com.

McElroy TracStar Series 3 fusion machine

The TracStar 500 Series 3 fusion machine from McElroy Manufacturing features an indexer-mounted heater and facer, economy engine throttle setting and hydraulic clamping. The machine is capable of fusing thermoplastic pipes from 6-inch IPS to 20-inch outer diameter. The carriage can be removed and lowered into a ditch for fusing in tight locations. Power for the heater is supplied by an onboard generator, while the engine-driven, hydraulic-pump system provides power for the facer and dual-speed track system. Dual hydraulic pipe lifts help load and unload pipe into the carriage. 918/836-8611; www.mcelroy.com/fusion.

Asahi/America Quarter Master Remote Cycle

The Quarter Master Remote Cycle unit from Asahi/America features a Series 94 electric actuator with self-powered battery and open/close timer mounted to Type 21 ball (1/2 to 2 inches) or Type 57 butterfly valves (1 1/2 to 4 inches) for use in remote areas. Other features include NEMA 4X resin enclosure with stainless steel trim, on/off switch, adjustable open and interval times via dip switches and manual override. The 12-volt DC rechargeable battery can operate 1,100 times fully charged. 800/343-3618; www.asahi-america.com.

UV Pure multiplex for Hallett, Upstream systems

Designed for wastewater and potable water applications, the multiplex for Hallett and Upstream systems from UV Pure Technologies is housed in NEMA 4X cabinets and can treat up to 150 gpm. 888/407-9997; www.uvpure.com.

Opto 22 SoftPac controller

The SoftPAC software-based programmable automation controller from Opto 22 is designed for applications that must log, manipulate and exchange large amounts of data. The controller runs under Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows XP operating systems and supports operation on multiple cores and processors. 800/321-6786; www.opto22.com.

KSB hybrid mixers, slow-speed agitators

Hybrid mixers and slow-speed agitators from KSB can reduce mixing energy requirements by 50 to 75 percent. The midsized mixers are designed for biogas production. Slow-speed agitators accelerate the bulk flow of the substrate throughout the reactor and generate local shear flow to release gas bubbles from fermenting liquid. The agitators can handle large flow volumes while delivering high thrust. 804/222-1818; www.ksbusa.com.

CW Industries toggle safety cover

The CW GT-4X toggle safety cover from CW Industries features a spring-loaded design that provides protection against accidental actuation. Covers are available in white, black and red and designed to mate with CW Industries' GTS Series toggle switches. The mounting base faceplate is glossy black steel. The safety cover is an ABS-blended plastic resin. The 0.481-inch mounting hole accepts all standard toggles with 15/32-inch mounting stems. 215/355-7080; www.cwind.com.

Generac spark-ignited engines

The 9.0-liter spark-ignited engine from Generac Industrial Power, used on Generac 80 kW and 100 kW generators, is made for use with gaseous fuel in industrial applications. Features include stainless steel intake and exhaust valves for durability and long life, Stellite (a cobalt-based alloy) corrosion-resistant valve seats and reduced valve angles to minimize friction that can result from using dry fuel. Other features include hypereutectic cast aluminum pistons for thermal expansion resistance and tighter clearances for quieter operation and longer piston ring life. A 12.9-liter engine is made for use on Generac 150 kW through 300 kW generators. 888/436-3722; www.generac.com.

Ferrate water, wastewater treatment system

The Ferrator water and wastewater treatment system from Ferrate Treatment Technologies is designed for municipal and industrial applications. The on-site system can be skid-mounted. Models treat from 1 to 60 mgd. Ferrate is a supercharged iron molecule, does not create disinfection byproducts and is environmentally safe. In a single application, Ferrate can simultaneously perform as an oxidant and coagulant, replacing coagulants such as ferric chloride, alum and polymers for the removal of metals, non-metals and humic acids. Ferrate has been demonstrated to treat antibiotics, hormones, pesticides and personal care products that end up in sewers and pass through municipal treatment plants. 407/857-5721; www.ferrate.biz.

Endress+Hauser differential pressure level transmitter

The Deltabar FMD72 electronic differential pressure measurement system from Endress+Hauser uses two pressure sensor modules connected electronically to a single transmitter, eliminating the need for impulse lines or capillaries. One sensor module measures the hydrostatic (high pressure) and the second measures the head pressure. The transmitter calculates differential pressure. Measured values can be used to calculate the level, volume or mass of liquids in pressurized tanks. Sensors connect to the transmitter module via industry standard, color-coded twisted pair cable and have NEMA 4X/6P watertight housings and connections. 888/363-7377; www.us.endress.com.

NK Technologies current sensing switch

The ASXP current sensing switch from NK Technologies is available with a user-adjustable setpoint from 1-80A and designed for use with 24 VAC/DC or 120 VAC supplies. The switches deliver OEM-caliber accuracy, precision tolerances, low hysteresis and an operation range between 40 and 100 Hz. Suited for monitoring single- and three-phase motors, the switches feature solid-core enclosures and LED indicators for trip point contact status. 800/959-4014; www.nktechnologies.com.

Moyno close-coupled pumps

The 2000 series of WA and WB model close-coupled pumps from Moyno are designed for lower pressure and lower flow applications. The WA features standard size/keyed gear reducer shaft, sealed, gear-type universal joint drive train and optimized rotor/stator pumping element geometry. The 2000 WB features traditional close-coupled design with thrust and radial loads supported by the bearings in the gear reducer; no shaft bearings; sealed, gear-type universal joint drive train; and optimized rotor/stator pumping element geometry. 877/486-6966; www.moyno.com.

Watson-Marlow Qdos 30 chemical metering pump

Qdos 30 chemical metering pump from Watson-Marlow delivers 5,000:1 flow from 0.002 to 8.0 gph at 100 psi while integrating through IP66 manual, analog and PROFIBUS control options. There are no seals or valves in the flow path to clog, leak or corrode. Fully sealed, the chemical meter can handle caustic, abrasive, viscous, shear-sensitive, gaseous fluids or slurries containing suspended solids. Control features include fluid level monitoring, fluid recovery, line priming and intuitive flow calibrations. 800/282-8823; www.wmpg.com.

FCS ultrasonic level and flow sensor

The SonicSens 2 ultrasonic level and flow sensor from Fluid Conservation Systems provides remote monitoring of open channels, combined sewer overflows, storm drains, storage tanks and flood warning systems. The battery-powered sensor is non-contact, non-contaminating and requires little maintenance. The sensor mounts above the level to be monitored and emits a high frequency acoustic wave to the water surface that is reflected back and detected by the emitting transducer. 800/531-5465; www.fluidconservation.com.

ABB 600 hp panel drives

The DCS800-EP panel drive from ABB is rated at 400, 500 and 600 hp at 460 VAC. The unit includes a drive module mounted on a multi-level subpanel, along with AC contactor, fuses and control transformer as standard and optional components. The drive is UL 508A listed and has a 65 kA short-circuit rating. It is pre-wired and pre-tested for smooth startups. 800/752-0696; www.abb.com.

Hayward WCV wafer check valves

WCV series wafer check valves from Hayward Flow Control feature all thermoplastic-molded construction, including angle seat and disc design for high flow capacities. The valves fit both ANSI 150 and PN10 flanges and are available in PVC and CPVC in 2- to 8-inch diameters with a maximum pressure rating of 150 psi non-shock at 70 degrees F. 888/429-4635; www.haywardflowcontrol.com.

Singer Valve pressure reducing valve

The single rolling diaphragm (SRD) pressure reducing valve from Singer Valve is available in 6-inch and 8-inch sizes. The valves provide steady pressure control without the need for low-flow bypass. 888/764-7858; www.singervalve.com.

Roxtec transit manager software 3.0

Transit manager software 3.0 from Roxtec enables electrical engineers to reduce design time and cost through autoplanning. Engineers can enter cables manually or import project data from external cable schedules to generate automatic packing plans and print material lists for purchase. Cable and pipe designers also can calculate the weight of transits, tag cables, and make changes to transits at any time. Drawings and plans can be exported as .dxf files. Created geometrics can be imported into CAD programs. 800/520-4769; www.roxtec.com.

Cummins diesel generator set models

Four diesel generator sets (175, 200, 275, 300 kW) from Cummins Power Generation, division of Cummins Inc., feature the QSB7 and QSL9 engine platforms. All models comply with the EPA Tier 3 emission requirements. Models 175 and 200 use the QSB7 engine and are smaller and lighter than the models they replace. Models 275 and 300 use the QSL9 engine and offer improved cold starting and quieter performance. 763/574-5000; www.cummins.com.

Sure Seal 345-Series butterfly valves

The 345-Series butterfly valve from Sure Seal is designed for use in rugged environments and with various types of loads. The lightweight valves feature improved flow through the use of a thin disc and large valve opening. The aluminum valves are available in six sizes from 2 to 6 inches and contain no hardware on the disc that can become loose and contaminate the product. 800/382-1604; www.suresealinc.com.

Pentair hinged-cover polycarbonate enclosures

Hoffman brand Type 4X hinged-cover polycarbonate enclosures with stainless steel latches from Pentair Technical Products are designed to withstand harsh environments. They are corrosion resistant and feature a drip shield at the top and bottom of the enclosure body to protect the gasket area from dust and water. 763/421-2240; www.hoffmanonline.com.

Powerblanket Extra-Hot blanket

Extra-Hot heating blankets from Powerblanket provide heat for rapid thawing (up to 24 inches deep) and equipment and machinery protection. Featuring GreenHeat technology, the blankets create a barrier of insulated heat for temperature control and freeze protection. Standard sizes range from 2 by 2 feet up to 6 by 12 or 2 by 25 feet. Models are rated to -10 degrees F. Roughneck gray versions are rated to -40 degrees F. Each blanket is powered by 120 volts. 877/927-6432; www.powerblanket.com.

KLa Systems Slot Injector manifold system

The skid-mounted Slot Injector manifold system from KLa Systems can be installed without taking existing basins out of service. Applications include aerated lagoons, oxidation ditches and circular tanks to provide oxygen transfer and mixing. The aerators are made of vinyl ester FRP pipe with polypropylene injectors and galvanized steel support skid. Designed for submersible or self-priming pumps, the system includes lifting cables, location floats and hardware. 800/391-3000; www.klasystems.com.

AC/DC Equipment polycarbonate enclosures

UL listed polycarbonate enclosures from AC/DC Equipment are designed for control panels or other indoor or outdoor electrical applications. Available in hinged or non-hinged models with clear or opaque lids, boxes feature mounting feet or mounting flanges, lockable stainless steel latches, adjustable aluminum back plates and aluminum dead front doors. The enclosures are UV resistant and carry NEMA Type 2, 3, 3R, 4, 4X, 5, 6, 6P, 12 and 13 ratings. All boxes can be custom drilled or color molded. 419/281-9120; www.acdcequipment.com.

ELAN manhole cover with integrated antenna

The composite manhole cover with integrated antenna system from ELAN Technologies and GMI Corp. is designed to support secure, rugged, industrial communications typically found in harsh underground utility environments. Applications include AMI smart metering and distribution automation for electric utilities, sewer flow monitoring and level monitoring for real-time collection system management and control, leak detection, combined and sanitary sewer overflow monitoring. The lightweight cover meets AASHTO H-20 traffic rated requirements supporting up to 100,000 pounds. 815/463-8105; www.elantechnologies.net.



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