Product News - May 2014

Product News - May 2014
The Allen-Bradley Micro820 programmable logic controller from Rockwell Automation

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Xylem intelligent pump controller

The CentriPro brand Aquavar intelligent pump controller from Xylem is designed for submersible and above-ground applications. The controller is compatible with a variety of building management system protocols. The modular unit provides variable-frequency pumping control of speed, pressure, flow and level. 866/325-4210; www.gouldswatertechnology.com.

Magnatrol manual override solenoid valve

A manual override option is available on two-way bronze and stainless steel solenoid valves from Magnatrol Valve Corp. The override is available on normally closed Type L and M (bronze) and Type J and K (stainless steel) valves to handle liquid oxygen (-270 degrees), argon (-303 degrees) and nitrogen (-320 degrees). The valves fit pipes from 3/8 to 3 inches in diameter. 973/427-4341; www.magnatrol.com.

Precision Digital NEMA 4X field-mounted meters

The Vantageview series of NEMA 4X field-mounted meters from Precision Digital Corp. offers the functionality and features of the ProtEX series of explosion-proof meters in an injection-molded plastic, NEMA 4X (IP65) enclosure. SafeTouch through-window buttons allow operation without removing the cover. Meters are available in 4-20 mA loop-powered and pulse input models powered by the output loop, DC or battery. 800/343-1001; www.predig.com.

Automation Products Group pressure transducers

PT-500 submersible pressure transducers from Automation Products Group are available with additional output, cabling, cage, vent cap and installation options. The transducers are available with 4-20 mA and Modbus output, as well as 0-5 VDC and mV/V. 888/525-7300; www.apgsensors.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.

Victaulic balance-of-plant piping solutions

Balance-of-plant piping solutions from Victaulic provides quick installation of piping systems, reducing the cost of desalination and RO plant construction. The line includes the MTS Series 465 plug valve and Series 415 check valve, as well as redesigned StrengThin piping system of fittings and Style D08 rigid coupling for joining Schedule 10S and Schedule 20 Super Austenitic, Duplex and Super Duplex stainless steel pipe. 610/559-3300; www.victaulic.com.

Allen-Bradley Micro820 PLC  

The Allen-Bradley Micro820 programmable logic controller from Rockwell Automation features embedded Ethernet and serial ports and microSD slot. Connected Components Workbench software simplifies the configuration, design and maintenance of the controller. 414/382-2000; www.rockwellautomation.com/industries/water.

Ford Meter Dual-Armor wrap clamp

The Dual-Armor wrap clamp with EPDM gasket from Ford Meter Box provides full wrap-around coverage for maximum protection against leaks. The stainless steel body and e-coated ductile iron lugs are corrosion resistant, while location indicators simplify installation underwater. 800/826-3487; www.fordmeterbox.com.

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 hard industrial environments. The three-point padlock-enabled handle provides extra security. 716/630-7030; www.hammondmfg.com.

Kaeser ASD rotary screw compressors

The ASD rotary screw compressors series 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.

RIDGID laser distance meter

The micro LM-400 Advanced Laser Distance Meter from RIDGID can read distances up to 229 feet in length. Features include backlit, four-line display screen, inclination angle measurement system for indirect measurements in hard-to-reach areas, advanced calculation that can instantly adjust units to inches, feet or meters and storage for saving up to 20 measurements at a time. The meter is IP 54 dustproof, splash proof and has an auto shut-off after three minutes of inactivity to prolong battery life. 800/769-7743; www.ridgid.com.

FLIR E-Series thermal cameras

E-Series thermal cameras (E4, E5, E6, E8) from FLIR Systems feature 3-inch color LCD display, wide-angle autofocus lens, intuitive camera controls, onboard digital camera and MSX (multispectral dynamic) technology that integrates visible details from digital camera photos onto thermal images. The E4 weighs 1.2 pounds and has four-hour battery life. All models have center spot measurement mode. 866/477-3687; www.flir.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.

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

ACM safety monitoring software

SafeGuard Sentinel safety monitoring software from ACM Facility Safety continuously measures, monitors and alerts operations and management to process safety risks. The software also delivers contingency plans that can be immediately executed to address issues and reduce risk. The program runs on a Windows-based server in a plant network and can be accessed by any device capable of running a browser, including DCS workstations, operator terminals, tablets and smartphones. 403/264-9637; www.acm.ca.

Thomas & Betts mobile 2.0 iPad app

The T&B mobile 2.0 app from Thomas & Betts enables users to retrieve catalogs, brochures, videos and other support tools, as well as scan barcodes on T&B product packaging. 901/252-5000; www.tnb.com.

Dialight LED hazardous lighting fixture

The ATEX/IECx certified 21,000 lumen SafeSite LED high bay from Dialight is designed for hazardous rated applications. The light includes an integrated power supply with 10 kV surge protection and is rated for 100,000 hours. It also is available in general purpose CE and UL versions. 732/919-3119; www.dialight.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.

Atlas Copco ZS oil-free screw blower

The ZS screw blower from Atlas Copco Compressors has an integrated variable speed drive and features ISO 8573-1 Class 0 certification for 100 percent oil-free air. 866/546-3588; www.atlascopco.com.

NK Technologies three-wire current transducer

The DT Series three-wire current transducer from NK Technologies uses a common point for both power supply and output signal. Factory calibrated for a single current range, the transducer features industry standard outputs of 0-5 or 0-10 VDC proportional to the DC current. Applications include photovoltaic panel monitoring, hoists, DC motor protection and wind-driven generators. 800/959-4014; www.nktechnologies.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.



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