Electrom Instruments' new iTIG Surge Tester-Winding Analyzer provides non-destructive tests for all insulating systems of rotating apparatus (AC and DC). According to the manufacturer, this portable, rugged and dependable device differentiates itself from other products by finding faults where other testers do not. This is because it more closely duplicates motor operating conditions. The iTIG is unique because it has two live surge channels pulsing at 60Hz. Live multi-phase testing at 60Hz creates a much smaller margin for error and eliminates weak insulation going undetected.
The new S-Drive Simplex Variable Speed Pump Controller from Goulds Pumps features simple wiring, startup and programming. Pre-packaged in an outdoor NEMA 3R enclosure, it's cUL listed to meet Canadian CSA safety standards. The S-Drive has been designed for a number of submersible and above-ground centrifugal pump applications, including providing supplemental water pressure in buildings up to 10 floors, on a permanent basis or during periods of peak demand. This is a true variable frequency controller in that it adjusts motor speed to match the hydraulic needs of the system in order to maintain pressure (up to 70% energy savings over fixed speed pumps is common).
A Brand of ITT Corporation
Seneca Falls, NY
Extech's new feature-rich, multifunctional 461880 is a combination vibration meter and laser tachometer that measures acceleration, velocity and displacement, as well as RPM and linear surface speed. A large LCD rotates the numerical readout 180˚ following the orientation of the meter. Among other things, the 461880's vibration meter features a remote vibration sensor with a magnetic adapter on 39" (1m) cable, a wide frequency range of 10 Hz to 1 kHz and RMS or Peak Value measurement modes. The instrument's tachometer component features a laser for greater distance, non-contact measurements up to 4.9 ft. (1.5 m) and has the capability to store Last, Max. and Min. readings.
IOtech's 2009 Data Acquisition Solutions Catalog, featuring, among other things, the company's Out-of-the-Box data acquisition products, is now available for download from the IOtech Website. Included in it are the new 6000 Series of data acquisition modules with up to 24-bit resolution, high-speed sampling and built-in signal conditioning for measuring strain or voltage. Each module also includes Encore interactive measurement software. Encore is an all-new application that allows users to log data, analyze signals and produce test reports.
Wilcoxon Research has rolled out six new Class I Division 2 (Zone 2) accelerometers. All have a sensitivity of 100 mV/g, and a tight +5% sensitivity tolerance, commonly called general-purpose industrial accelerometers. The standard top exit model is the 786A-D2. The standard side exit model is the 787A-D2, which is also available with a metric M8 mounting stud, model 787A-M8-D2. The 780A-D2 is a compact sensor ideal for portable data collection. The integral cable model is the 786F-D2. The 786T-D2 is a dual output model that senses both vibration and temperature. In addition to these accelerometers, the company has introduced three compatible connector-cable assemblies, suitable for Class I Division 2 (Zone 2) environments. Each can be lock wired to prevent it from inadvertently backing off the sensor.
A Meggitt Group Company
Wilden has announced that its groundable AdvancedTM and OriginalTM X Series Metal and Plastic air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps comply with two ATEX 95 (European) directives for explosive atmospheres. Realizing that safety in potentially explosive areas can only be guaranteed by a close and effective working relationship among all parties, Wilden has taken responsibility for its pumps' compliance with the necessary ATEX directives. The company's metallic X Series pumps comply with ATEX 94/9/EC Group I, category M2 and Group II, category 2, zones G and D. Its plastic X Series pumps comply with ATEX 94/9/EC Group II, category 2, zone G. Wilden also offers ATEX Retrofit Kits for its metal and plastic pumps that utilize the Accu-FloTM, Turbo-FloTM, Pro-Flo® and Pro-Flo VTM air-distribution systems. These retrofit kits feature parts that are constructed of electrically and statically dissipative materials, with a wide variety of appropriate elastomer options. All of the parts feature a special ATEX marking that indicates the suitable ATEX categories where the pump can be installed.
Wilden Pump Company
A Member of Dover Corporation's
Pump Solutions Group (PSG)
Grand Terrace, CA