Redesigned packaging of the company’s Specialist line simplifies identification of the correct product for specialized maintenance needs. The line—including lubricants, penetrants, greases, cleaners and degreasers, and rust-management solutions—now bears the colors of the WD-40 brand, meaning for every challenge there is now a blue and yellow can. With the redesign, the Specialist line more closely resembles the iconic WD-40 Multi-Use Product, making it easier to identify. The more than 20 Specialist products include gel lube, silicone, white lithium grease, penetrant with flexible straw, contact cleaner, and dry lube.
WD-40 Co.San Diegowd40.com
3-D VISUALS FOR SIMULATION TESTING
MapleSim Insight software provides simulation-based debugging and 3-D visualization capabilities that directly connect to automation tools. Users can perform simulation-based testing of controllers. By providing a real-time connection to most common automation platforms, the software illustrates the impact control strategies have on a machine. Design adjustments and fine-tuning can happen virtually, reducing the number of physical prototypes required.
Location Awareness is part of the Plantweb digital ecosystem that advances industrial safety to protect employees at refineries, chemical plants, and oil-and-gas platforms. The wireless personnel-location system offers companies an enhanced option to protect their most important asset—workers. Used for safety mustering and man-down events, the system gives managers a snapshot of employee locations through rechargeable wearable tags. In an emergency, managers can quickly account for employees’ locations in the plant or facility.
Spectra two-stage stair nosing is available in 18 standard colors or with photoluminescent Niteglow treads. The treads are durable and said to be quickly and easily replaced if damaged. Available in matching or contrasting color décor, they support heavy pedestrian traffic, indoors or out. The anti-slip nosing meets NYC Local Law 26, 2015 IBC, and 2015 IFC code compliance.
Wooster ProductsWooster, OHwoosterproducts.com
CLAMP-ON FLOW METERS
Clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters fasten on the outside of vertical or horizontal pipes, ranging in size from 1/2 in. to 48 in. Housed in a waterand dust-tight NEMA 4X polycarbonate enclosure, the meters are compatible with a range of metal and plastic pipe materials and liquids including chemicals, viscous liquids, and abrasives that might damage standard flow meters.
AW-LakeOak Creek, WIaw-lake.com
ACCELEROMETER FOR LIMITED SPACE
Model 630A91 triaxial ICP accelerometer, with a top-exit M12 connector, operates in space-constrained installations that require an ICP accelerometer with a vertical run of cable but do not have room for a 90-deg. turn from a straight connector. Features include the ability to take three simultaneous vibration measurements and a top-exit connector. It is available in a hazardous-area version.
PCB PiezotronicsDepew, NYpcb.com
FN2 online UPS systems are available in 6-, 8-, and 10-kVA rackmount and tower models. The units use advanced digital signal processing (DSP) technology with fewer components, resulting in higher reliability and lower service costs. The DSP technology, combined with the company’s online UPS design, provides IT networks and other critical microprocessor-based devices with optimal protection against power disturbances and outages. In addition, the FN2 features scalability to 40 kVA as well as N+1 redundancy to 30 kVA.
Falcon ElectricIrwindale, CAfalconups.com
An update to add EtherNet/IP communications to the MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLC provides more options for end users, designers, and OEMs to integrate the FC6A Plus with many types of I/O systems and intelligent automation devices. The FC6A Plus can now connect with, monitor, and control any I/O, variable-speed drive, motor controls, or other intelligent automation device using this industrial protocol. In addition, the FC6A Plus can be configured as an EtherNet/IP adapter, allowing it to interact with other peer and supervisory systems, such as PLCs and HMIs.
IDEC CorpSunnyvale, CAidec.com/usa
CUSTOM FLAP WHEELS
Custom flap wheels, offered in application-specific configurations that include material, grit pattern, flexibility, and mounting options, allow manufacturers to match abrasives to their application requirements. The company’s applicationengineering lab provides assistance to determine best methods and tools available. Applications include contoured finishing and grinding, deburring and finishing of tube interiors, shaping or refining contours on cast or machined parts, and weld-seam blending or finishing.
Superior AbrasivesVandalia, OHsuperiorabrasives.com
FullStream 1/4 NPT liquid-atomizing spray nozzle provides a full cone-spray pattern for pressurized liquids in cooling, cleaning, washing, rinsing, and dust-suppression applications. The tangential flow is vaneless, creating wide-open internal features said to resist clogging while producing a uniform distribution in a round pattern with medium to large droplets. The right-angle design is compact and operates to 100 psig.