Product News - May 2014

Product News - May 2014
The Modbus network display from Automation Products Group (APG)

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Palmer Wahl precision test gauge

The PTG100 precision digital pressure gauge from Palmer Wahl features fully temperature compensated accuracy from 32 degrees to 122 degrees F (0 to 50 degrees C). Available in accuracies of 0.5, 0.1, 0.05 and 0.025 percent of full scale, the 3.9-inch diameter dial model displays up to six digits on a backlit LCD screen, enabling the user to select up to nine engineering units, including models measuring over 36,000 psi. 800/421-2853; www.palmerwahl.com.

Brentwood stormwater shield

The StormTank stormwater shield from Brentwood Industries is designed to improve sumped inlet treatment and reduce pollutant discharge through gross sediment removal and oil/water separation. The shield prevents debris from directly exiting the outlet pipe, increasing flow length and settling time while reducing pollutant discharge. 610/374-5109; www.brentwoodindustries.com.

Eaton wireless Ethernet modem

The ELPRO 450U-E licensed wireless Ethernet modem from Eaton offers long-range communications to extend Ethernet networks in difficult-to-reach locations. Options support 360 to 512 megahertz configurations. 877/386-2273; www.eaton.com.

Sensorex direct-fit replacement probes

S465 series probes from Sensorex are designed as a direct-fit replacement for existing Acu-Trol pH and ORP probes. The chemically-resistant probes are made of PPS and deliver accurate measurement over a range of 0-14 pH or -1000 to 1000 mV for ORP. The probes are suited for a variety of applications with a temperature range of 0-80 degrees C (32 to 176 degrees F) and a maximum pressure of 100 psig. 714/895-4344; www.sensorex.com.

FCI air/gas flowmeter

The ST75 air/gas flowmeter from Fluid Components International, designed for lines ranging from 0.25 to 2 inches, optimizes the fuel-to-air ratio for plant burner control. Monitoring the mix of natural gas and air consumed by burners in heating plant boilers, ovens, heaters and other equipment minimizes fuel consumption, lowers plant energy costs and reduces emissions. The meter provides three outputs: mass flow rate, totalized flow and media temperature. 800/854-1993; www.fluidcomponents.com.

B&B Electronics cellular router

The Spectre cellular router and 60-day prepaid wireless data plan from B&B Electronics and RacoWireless is designed to connect, deploy and use M2M applications on the secure USA T-Mobile 3G cellular data network. The kit includes Spectre 3G HSPA+/GPRS/GSM cellular router, 10/100 Ethernet, RS-232/422/485, 802.11 Wi-Fi, 100 MB data usage, 100 SMS, technical support and Raco Omega Management Suite for account management, control and reporting. 815/433-5100; www.bb-elec.com.

PRIMEX duplex lift station controller

The Station View duplex pump controller from PRIMEX provides pump amp, pump flow, power loss and pump HOA selector switch monitoring. Features include intuitive setup, real-time clock and graphic backlit display. The controller has an SD card slot for data logging capabilities and operates with a 4-20 mA submersible transducer or four float switches. 800/746-6287; www.primexcontrols.com.

LUDECA tablet-based pump motor alignment app

The tab@lign tablet-based pump motor alignment app from LUDECA combines PRUFTECHNIK laser measurement technology with tablet and smartphone devices. The app runs on Apple and Android mobile devices and can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store or Google Play. 305/591-8935; www.ludeca.com.

NK Technologies power monitoring sensor

The APN series power monitoring sensor from NK Technologies measures three phases of current and voltage and computes 14 values necessary to track power usage in the RS485 Modbus RTU format. The monitor uses current transformers to measure amperes. The line voltage connects directly to the transducer, up to 600 volts AC. 800/959-4014; www.nktechnologies.com.

Bird-B-Gone electric deterrent

The Bird Jolt Flat Track low profile, electric track bird deterrent system from Bird-B-Gone produces a mild electrical shock when birds land on its surface. The shock does not harm the birds but conditions them to stay away. The system is available in 100 rolls of clear, black, stone, grey, red and terra cotta. An installation kit is available. 800/392-6915; www.birdbgone.com.

Asahi/America prep tool

The socket welding PREP (peel, remove, edge and plane) tool from Asahi/America is designed for removal of oxidation on thermoplastic pipe and fittings before welding. The maintenance-free tool is available in six sizes, from 1/2 through 2 inches. Tools are available individually or in a kit. Manual handles and spare blades are available. 800/343-3618; www.asahi-america.com.

Kaeser ASD rotary screw compressors

ASD rotary screw compressors from Kaeser Compressors are available in 25, 30 and 40 hp with flows from 106 to 194 cfm and pressures to 217 psig. Features include eco-friendly filter element, integral moisture separator with drain and Electronic Thermal Management system. Models are available with an integrated dryer. 877/596-7138; www.kaeser.com.

Smith & Loveless system controls  

QUICKSMART system controls from Smith & Loveless is a PLC-based controller designed to monitor and adjust pump station functions. Features include digital maintenance log, I/O status, Spanish language mode and help functions. Other features include alarm management, wet well level simulation, pump on/off levels, prime mode selection, environmental system set points and optional STATIONCOMM integration. 800/898-9122; www.smithandloveless.com.

Tintometer water-quality colorimeter

The Lovibond MD 600 colorimeter from The Tintometer Group (formerly Orbeco-Hellige) features a six LED photodetector array that supports more than 120 preprogrammed methods, including DPD chlorine, COD, phosphate and molybdate. Additional features include 1,000 data point storage, uploads via the Internet, infrared interface for data transfer and user calibration mode. 800/922-5242; www.tintometer.us.

Hammond wall mount enclosures

HWSSHW 304 and 316L stainless steel wall mount enclosures from Hammond Mfg. are available in 30 sizes, from 24 by 20 by 6 inches to 60 by 36 by 16 inches. Corrosion and chemical resistant, the enclosures are designed for harsh industrial environments. The three-point, padlock-enabled handle provides extra security. 716/630-7030; www.hammondmfg.com.

Kerite wet performance cable

Wet performance cable from Kerite, designed for harsh utility operating conditions, allows for full immersion and operation in water. 800/777-7483; www.kerite.com.

Badger Meter advanced metering analytics

BEACON advanced metering analytics (AMA) from Badger Meter combines intuitive BEACON AMA software with ORION AMI technology for control over utility management. Built-in infrastructure management services and endpoint upgrades eliminate maintenance and technology concerns. 800/876-3837; www.badgermeter.com.

ECD sulfide ion measurement system

The SMS-22 sulfide ion measurement system from Electro-Chemical Devices conditions the sample, measures the sulfide, neutralizes the sample, measures the pH, drains and rinses the cell. After measurement, the caustic sample pH is reduced to a safe level near pH 8. Sampling times are adjustable from two samples per hour to 10 samples per hour. 800/729-1333; www.ecdi.com.

Automation Products Group Modbus network display

The Modbus network display from Automation Products Group (APG) operates in sniffer or master mode to locally display volume, level, distance and/or pressure readings from up to 10 sensors in a Modbus RTU network. Readings are presented as a five-digit display with 0.4-inch characters for at-a-glance readability. 888/525-7300; www.apgsensors.com.  



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