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High-Temperature Resistant Labels

February 8, 2012 3:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Computer printable labels feature a permanent high-strength adhesion during extreme temperatures up to 388°C, providing heat-resistant product identification. The product fully conforms to environment legislation such as RoHS, REACH and WEE.

Stainless Steel Cabinets

February 8, 2012 2:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ideal for various process and water-related industries, the HN4_SS series of stainless steel two door cabinets can be mounted on walls or equipment. Designed to house electrical, electronic, hydraulic or pneumatic controls and instruments installed in harsh industrial environments, the range is available as standard in 12 different sizes ranging from 24" x 42" x 8" to 42" x 60" x 12".

Panel Mount Connectors

February 1, 2012 4:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Series 820 and 870 connector families have added 7/8" panel-mount connectors with dip solder contacts. The units can be mounted to a PCB board and are suited for power supplies, Fieldbus and Ethernet applications.


Surge Protectors

January 31, 2012 3:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

UL 1449 3rd Edition certified OVR DIN Rail surge protective devices guard equipment from damage caused by transient surges from lightening strikes, upstream equipment and utility load switching.

Brainstorm: Pest Control

January 31, 2012 9:32 am | by Chrissy Hansen, Bird-X; Pat Copps, Orkin; Michael Brittingham, Front Engineered Solutions | Articles | Comments

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In the January/February 2012 issue , we ask: What factors should food manufacturers consider when developing a pest control plan?

Ozone Generator

January 27, 2012 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The AC Series ozone generating system provides silent corona discharge ozone generating technology in a compact package.

Color-Coded Cleaning Brushes

January 4, 2012 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Color-coded brushes are ideal for HACCP programs and are intended to help prevent cross-contamination. The products are manufactured in the industry-standard color-coded scheme to make it easy to recognize which tools are intended for specific uses. Five colors are available, including yellow for bakery, green for produce, blue for seafood, red for meat and white for deli.

Pump Control Software

December 19, 2011 9:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

FlowControl™ Software is designed for single or multiple syringe pump control. This product offers the flexibility to manually control pumps or run automatically with user-created methods. The product allows users to create simple or more advanced multi-step methods and stores multiple methods by name.


Couplings For Assembly Systems

December 12, 2011 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

ServoClass® Couplings provide high torsional stiffness, zero backlash and low hysteresis to ensure repeatable, precise positioning at speeds up to 10,000 RPM. Designed with 304 stainless steel disc packs and 7075-T6 aluminum hubs, the units are durable and balanced. To ensure precise alignment of the assembled components, ISO 4762 CL12.

Modular Power Solutions

December 6, 2011 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Brad® modular power solutions feature molded trunk cables for feeder circuits up to 30A, 600V AC/DC and molded drop cables for branch power distribution circuits up to 15A, 600V AC/DC. Designed in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association's NFPA-79 Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery, the components are UL2237 (PVVA) listed for use in motor branch circuits.

Water-energy Efficiency Technology

December 6, 2011 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

This water-energy efficiency tool is designed to reduce a company's water and energy use. The technology models and measures data in real-time and simulates the outcome in advance. Through simulation and ongoing commissioning, clients are better informed of water and energy usage. The system integrates with building and facility automation systems, and the platform provides an open environment for energy management applications that leverage the computing power of the cloud.

UV-Resistant Equipment Labels

November 21, 2011 10:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

UV-Resistant Labels are designed for demanding outdoor industrial environments, eliminating the risk of labels fading, discoloring, cracking or detaching and safeguarding equipment data. Printable from a standard laser or thermal transfer printer, data can be added in minutes. Computer printable coating ensures data remains legible during UV exposure, extreme temperatures (-55°C to +388°C), abrasion and severe weathering.

Explosion-Proof Vacuum

November 21, 2011 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The FRV1400 explosion-proof vacuum is compliant with OSHA's combustible dust initiative CPL-03-00-008. The unit is ideal for environments where materials like sugar, flour and food grains may pose a combustible dust hazard. The portable, electric product is certified to Class I, Division 1 & 2, Group D and Class II, Division 1 & 2, Groups F & G requirements for use in hazardous locations and ETL third party certified to UL and CSA standards.


Clear Floor Coating

November 4, 2011 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

The UVolve® Clarity Matte System is a clear floor coating with a matte finish. The product is made from eco-friendly materials with near-zero VOC emissions. The system includes a prepared concrete substrate, a primer and a matte topcoat. The product has a fast turn-around time and low odor during installation.

Simulation Software

November 2, 2011 11:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Arena simulation software v14.0 includes a Visual Designer tool that allows users to build realistic 3-D animation and dynamic business graphic dashboards in a drag-and-drop environment. Users can better visualize simulation models and more effectively communicate the impact of process changes to operations and business management.

MERV 16 Filter

November 1, 2011 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tri-Flow is a MERV 16 filter that delivers HEPA-like results for submicron particulate and fumes. The product offers 2 to 3 times greater active filtration area and long life. Efficiencies of 99.999% on 0.5 micron and larger particles (by weight) are typical, and the system maintains a low operating pressure drop throughout its service life.

Pipe Marking Kit

October 27, 2011 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The DLP 300 Pipe Marking Kit contains a thermal transfer printer and 2" and 4" wide color vinyl label supplies that comply with ASME/ANSI A13.1 pipe identification standards. Colors include yellow for flammable, brown for combustible, orange for toxic and corrosive and red for fire quenching.

Wet/Dry Vacuum

October 3, 2011 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

The NT 68/1 Squeegee Wet/Dry Vacuum offers a fast way to pick up and dump water. The unit has a 24.5" front-mounted squeegee, and its tank design allows all contents to be dumped without tipping. The product features a large 18 gal gank, a 1.8 HP motor with 80" of water lift, a caged cylinder float shut off, 50' power cord, 4" front swivel casters, 9.

Switch Amplifiers

September 29, 2011 11:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Switch Amplifiers with Line Fault Transparency (LFT) reduce the amount of wiring required in hazardous area applications. They also provide process automation users with monitoring of field and control lines and the ability to transfer switch signals on each individual channel. Switching and fault signals from the hazardous area are simultaneously transferred to the control level via a single output to maximize signal transmission integrity.

Mechanical Relay Module

September 19, 2011 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SNAP-OMR6 mechanical relay module is a cost-effective way to switch higher voltages and currents without the need for breakout boards, header cables or other interposing hardware. The product offers four separate channels of switching for up to 250 VAC or 30 VDC, 6 amp loads. The unit is ideal for applications with inrush currents and inductive, capacitive or resistive loads, and is capable of switching either AC or DC power.

Explosion Proof LED Light Fixture

September 12, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Magnalight explosion proof LED light fixture features UL certification and a Class 1 Division 1 & 2 and Class 2 Division 1 & 2 explosion proof rating. The 4 ft. long, four-lamp unit offers a corrosion-resistant housing constructed of copper-free aluminum alloy and four LED lamps enclosed within impact and heat-resistant Pyrex tubes.

Compact Filter

August 31, 2011 9:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Tri-Flow Compact Filter delivers HEPA-like performance with a MERV 16 rating. The product has a small footprint and a large surface area. The design provides in-line pulse jet cleaning and maintains a low operating pressure drop. Filter efficiencies of 99.999% on 0.5 micron and larger particles (by weight) are typical.

Web-Based Energy Management

August 23, 2011 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

eSight is a web-based energy management and analysis suite that interfaces with the OptoEMU Sensor and allows industrial customers to connect to metering devices, electrical panels, machines and equipment. The product presents energy consumption data for viewing and analysis from any PC, laptop, tablet or smart phone over the Internet.

Clear Food Machinery Grease

August 22, 2011 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

No-Tox Clear Grease is food machinery grease that is clear in color, odorless, tasteless and waterproof. This general-purpose product is available in five grades to fit most food and beverage applications. Formulated with USP white mineral oils and food grade additives, the product meets NSF H1 and FDA requirements for materials that may have incidental contact with food.

Food-Grade Lubricants

August 22, 2011 9:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

UltraLube® food-grade lubricants meet NSF International standards for use by food and beverage manufacturers. Food machinery grease, chain & cable and hydraulic oil feature the H1 designation and may be used on food processing equipment as a protective anti-rust film, release agent on gaskets or seals of tank closures and lubricant for machine parts and equipment in locations where there is a potential exposure of the lubricated part to food.

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