Product News - May 2013

Product News - May 2013
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Walchem handheld fluorometer

The Turner Designs Opti-Check fluorometer from Walchem, IWAKI America, ensures accurate calibration of the Little Dipper online fluorometer that measures and controls the concentration of scale or corrosion inhibitors in cooling tower and boiler applications. Available in PTSA and PTSA/Fluorescein versions, the hand-held fluorometer meter features a watertight (IP 67) package and sensitivity to less than 1 ppb of fluorescent dye. 508/429-1110;

Promation Engineering linear actuators

PL Series electric linear actuators from Promation Engineering provide up to 4,400 pounds of force and up to 3.9 inches of travel. Features include field-selectable travel stops, on/off/floating/proportional control, customizable mounting system, manual override and standard voltages. The actuators are compatible with 24VAC, 24VDC, 120VAC and 230VAC power supplies. 352/544-8436;

Omega miniature length sensor

The ZMD series of miniature length sensors from Omega feature a built-in, spring-loaded torsion arm, enabling the unit to be mounted in numerous orientations, including upside down. Using a 6-inch circumference wheel, the sensor can be used on most surfaces, operating at speeds up to 3,000 rpm. 800/826-6342;

Grundfos high-efficiency circulator pump

The MAGNA3 high-efficiency circulator pump from Grundfos Pumps, designed for commercial hydronic applications, cuts power consumption by 85 percent through its AutoAdapt function that automatically and continuously adjusts circular performance and FlowAdapt control mode that reduces the need for pump throttling valves. Other features include a carbon fiber reinforced composite rotor can that seals fluid from the stator motor, differential pressure sensor, constant temperature mode, on-pump TFT display and rotating power head. The pump handles temperatures to 15 degrees F and has a maximum head of approximately 60 feet and a maximum flow of approximately 570 gpm. 800/921-7867;

Siemon angled HD patch panels

Angled HD patch panels from Siemon are available in 24- and 48-port versions in both Category 5e and Category 6. Features include a write-on area for panel and port identification on both the front and rear of the panel, as well as a front surface uninterrupted by screw heads. Category 5e panels use S110 termination modules and Category 6 panels use S310 termination modules with pyramid wire entry. 860/945-4200;

InduSoft SCADA visualization app

The SCADA visualization app for Windows 8 and Windows RT from InduSoft provides mobile access to SCADA information from a variety of mobile access stations, including iPhones, tablets and laptops. 877/463-8763;

Bell & Gossett VFD sensorless control pumps

Series 80 and 80-SC inline pumps from Bell & Gossett, a xylem brand, feature an integrated VFD sensorless control that eliminates the cost and complexity of installing and maintaining pressure or flow sensors in remote locations. The controller also lengthens equipment life and lowers operating cost. 847/966-3700;

Hayward Flow Control pneumatic actuators

The GF-PP (glass-filled polypropylene) PMD4/PMS4 series of pneumatic actuators from Hayward Flow Control feature a corrosion-resistant housing and are available in several sizes for use with Hayward ball valves up through 6 inches and butterfly valves through 4 inches. Available in double-acting and spring-return designs, the PMD4 actuator has a torque range at 80 psi of 125 inch-lbs. to 500 inch-lbs. The PMS4 actuator has a range of 44 inch-lbs to 230 inch-lbs. All sizes have NAMUR VDI/VDE 3845 mounting for solenoids and ISO5211 mounting base. 888/429-4635;

Bilco automatic fire vent

The Lumivent automatic fire vent from The Bilco Co. features multi-wall polycarbonate covers that provide natural daylight and pitched cover design to meet UL 793 and 2012 IBC 2610.3 building code requirements. The sloped design encourages burning embers to roll off the covers rather than burn through. 203/934-6363;

Sensorex process monitor

The CX-3000 transmitter from Sensorex Corp. monitors changes in process fluids, displaying conductivity, resistivity or salinity, along with temperature for process control in water and wastewater applications. A push-button interface provides on-site user programming with a password protection option. The transmitter has a NEMA 4X, IP65 enclosure and can be wall-, panel- or pipe-mounted. The line-powered unit meets 100-240 VAC power requirements. Two adjustable hi/lo relay contacts deliver results to automated process control systems. 714/895-4344;

Hoyt power and energy meter

The Watt Dog power and energy meter from Hoyt Monitor Technologies features a touch-screen graphical display and is available with USB and Ethernet interface, WattVIEW or WattVIEW Reporter software package and custom-configured drivers. The meter, upon demand, downloads measured results for reporting and analysis. The primary screen provides energy, power and dollar information. Secondary screens can be tailored to display historic data, demand energy profiles or any measured parameter. 800/258-3652;

Blue-Siren open channel flow monitor

The FlowSiren open channel flow monitor from Blue-Siren is a wireless, low-power, multi-sensor that measures and provides a view of any flow condition. Using four, D-size lithium batteries, power management enables the monitor to collect and transmit data for more than a year. The monitor uses IP68 connectors and is fully submersible. Encapsulated in impact-proof plastic, the monitor can handle harsh environments. Data is automatically uploaded to a designated server or the Blue Live hosting platform. 321/242-0300;

Kaeser Com-paK blowers

Model BBC and FBC Com-paK blowers from Kaeser Compressors cover 3 to 175 hp and are designed, built and tested to meet international and domestic performance and safety standards. Units are available in both STC (wye-delta start) and OFC (variable-frequency drive) versions. Other features include Sigma Control 2 with Omega Control software. 877/596-7138;

TB Wood’s online coupling selector

The Sure-Flex and Dura-Flex online coupling selector from TB Wood’s, available at, enables users to select the correct coupling for a specific application. Sure-Flex couplings utilize a rubber (EPDM), neoprene or Hytrel sleeve. Four-way flexing action absorbs shock, misalignment and end float. 717/267-2900;

Hach WIMS version 7.4

Water Information Management Solution version 7.4 from Hach is designed for water and wastewater utilities. The software platform provides enhancements for Windows 8 and iPad touch-screen use, one-click reports and additional electronic reporting capabilities. Reports include Hach SCADA cross reference, LIMS cross reference, data change and compliance status. 800/368-2723;

Hammond polycarbonate enclosures

The PCJ Series of polycarbonate enclosures from Hammond Manufacturing Co. are designed for installations where NEMA 4X (IP66) environmental sealing for dust and water is required. The screw-down cover versions meet NEMA 6P sealing requirements. Sizes range from 5.93 by 6.16 by 4.91 inches to 13.94 by 12.16 by 10.82 inches. The basic enclosure is available in 80 configurations. 519/822-2960;

Pepperl+Fuchs operator workstations

The VisuNet Industrial 900 Series of operator workstations from Pepperl+Fuchs are available with 22-, 19- and 15-inch monitors. The workstations are designed to withstand high shock, vibration and washdown. They are encased in a Type 4/4X stainless steel or painted steel slim housing with continuously welded seams that are ground smooth. The enclosure mitigates heat without venting or cooling fans. 330/486-0002;


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