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Wearing Its Labels With Pride

Berner Food & Beverage is an Illinois-based contract manufacturer of private label and store brand beverages, cheese products, and other dairy-based foods.

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and other dairy-based foods. FEATURES & REPORTS 8 24 FIELD REPORT: 16 MAINTENANCE MATTERS: DEPARTMENTS 11

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Industry News

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Plant Practices

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New Products

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Field Report

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Global Trends

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Classifieds

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Infographic

The Pressing Debate

The upfront cost of pressing may appear to be prohibitive, but there are several benefits. This is especially true when it comes to larger mainte- nance facilities.

Operational Excellence Through Training

When training, the clear and constant presence of visual reinforcement and information is key.

26 TECHTRENDS:

Anaerobic Adhesives for Eliminating Threaded Fastener Failure

In many cases, fasteners that self-loosen during equipment operation may contribute to wear and fatigue, and result in poor operating tolerances and misalignment.

28 PROMATPREVIEW:

Material Insights

New products and solutions at ProMat 2015, along with an update on the latest technologies in industrial lifting equipment.

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Manufacturing Into 2015… and Beyond

W elcome back, IMPO readers! If you’re like me, you spent the holidays catching up on sleep,

family time and perhaps consuming more energy (read = calories) than necessary to

fuel your interests. Yet in the end, a peri- od that should feel like rest and recovery often results in a sluggish first week back in the office. Too bad we don’t get some time to recover from our recovery. As we kick off 2015, the biggest change in IMPO you might notice is that our long-running col- umnist, Mike Collins, has retired from his monthly contribution “FYI: For Your Industry.” While we’ll miss Mike’s astute and often controversial insights, we’ve decid- ed to shift gears a little with his replacement. Check out page 42 for the

first of IMPO’s custom infographics; you’ll see

a fresh one each issue, examining topics that impact the way we run our businesses. This issue we’ve assembled some targeted predictions on what will affect manufacturing in 2015, sourced from some of the industry’s most educated experts. While it’s important to focus on vari- ables like fluctuating energy costs and other timely issues like local and federal legislation, I think we need to reiterate the issues that continue to impact manu-

facturing on an ongoing basis — not just in one year, but likely spanning a decade or more. Here are a few of the critical issues that need to remain top-of-mind, year-over-year, in order to keep busi- nesses on a constant track of continuous improvement:

to optimize the latest in product technology, as well as harnessing the resources of industry experts in operational methodology and best practices.

Globalization: How to remain competitive against lower cost countries and calculate the total cost of ownership when comparing locations. Manufacturers must also understand when to make the case for reshoring global fac- tories. Economic issues, like purchasing trends, tax- ation, stimulus, raw material costs, and supply chain issues. Training, including addressing how an aging workforce adopts new technologies and solu- tions. Alternatively, manufacturers need to address how to attract a

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Millennial workforce to fill a worsening skills

gap.

Safety, such as ensuring employees make the right decisions to main- tain a safer workplace, while keep- ing costs manageable.

Regulations & compliance. As the legal and regulatory environment becomes more complex, manu- facturers have to contend with regulatory issues surrounding everything from environmental/ emissions standards, purchasing requirements, and management of employees.

Adapting to the surge of data avail- able through improving technology, and how to leverage this new intel- ligence to make business decisions.

Improving operating efficiency (relative to efficient use of labor, production/machinery, energy, and space/footprint). This includes how

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Wearing its Labels With Pride
Wearing its Labels
With Pride

By Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

T roy Grove stands in the lobby of Berner

Food & Beverage on a recent week-

day, pointing out to a pair of visitors a

decades-old framed aerial photograph of the Illinois food manufacturing facility. Grove, the company’s Chief Information Officer, says the picture offers not only a snapshot of Berner’s history, but also illustrates the significant growth that has taken place in the years since. Berner’s since-expanded corporate head- quarters and manufacturing facility sits tucked away in the midst of cornfields, and a gravel road or two, in Dakota, IL. The company also now has two warehouses with a combined 200,000 square feet of space in its company

footprint — one in Freeport and one in Rock City — with both located within 15 miles of the manufacturing facility. And although Berner Food & Beverage remains relatively hidden in the unassuming northern Illinois landscape, the products it produces are front and center on the shelves of grocery stores and other major retailers across the United States. As a leading private label and store brand producer and contract manufacturer of bever- ages, cheese products and other dairy-based foods, Berner’s current product line represents a significant evolution from a company that

opened in 1941 as a maker of natural cheeses. “The company has been formally in busi- ness (for more than) 70 years and a lot of things have happened. Originally, we were in natural cheese from 1941 through 2006. And during that time we made several types of pri- vate label cheese,” Berner President and CEO Steve Kneubuehl says. “We didn’t consider

ourselves a private labeler at that time because private label didn’t really come into being

formally until about the 1980s

cheese for all kinds of companies, especially out East. Our biggest one was Alpine Lace, a Swiss-laced cheese which was a low-sodium, low-fat cheese that was very popular in the deli case from the 1980s all the way through 2005. Back in the 1990s, we decided we

needed to diversify our product line so that

we could capture more sales

with risk by having more products so we were not reliant on one product like the Alpine Lace brand. So we went into dairy-based, shelf-sta- ble products. Our first one was the emulation of Cheese Whiz by Kraft. Once we did that, we got into the aerosol (cheese) business and did the (products) for all the private label store brands. So everything that we are into, we’re about 85 to 95 percent pen- etrated as private labelers. We just about do all the

but we made

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Berner Food & Beverage is an Illinois-based contract manufactur- er of private label and store brand beverages, cheese products, and other dairy-based foods. Expansion and evolution have resulted in success for this 70+ year-old business.

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Food and beverage manufacturing is sophisticated enterprise, but Berner Food & Beverage stays on top of nearly every aspect of its operation through its use of Aptean’s Process Manufacturing Suite. “Warehouse, maintenance, operations, quality, finance, customer services, pro- curement. We’re talking just about every department. It pretty much touches every department,” Berner Food & Beverage Chief Information Officer Troy Grove says of the Process Manufacturing Suite. “If it doesn’t, then you aren’t using it to what its capabilities are.” The Process Manufacturing suite con- nects Aptean’s Ross ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), Factory MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and Pivotal CRM (Customer Relationship Management) solutions, enabling all the products to share operations data and complement each other when custom- ers are executing process manufactur- ing decisions. Most importantly, the suite provides process manufacturers with a single view of operations, inventory and financial data. “Process manufacturers need opera- tions and financial visibility at all times, to quickly execute decisions that can affect overall production immediately,” says Jennifer Sherman, senior vice pres- ident, product management, Aptean. “The new Process Manufacturing Suite features integrated, best-in-class CRM and manufacturing capabilities that enable those crucial, real-time decisions to be informed by a manufacturer’s entire operations process.”

private label in the products we participate in, in the market.” Berner’s current product line includes aero- sol cheese products, jarred cheeses, salsa con queso, various flavored dips, alfredo sauces, coffee beverages, protein energy shakes and ethnic beverages. Berner is the primary pro- ducer of aerosol cheese products in the United States. “We’re basically the last manufacturer standing for aerosol (cheese),” Kneubuehl says. “We’re like the aerosol (cheese) capital of the world here in the cornfields of northern Illinois.”

Private Label the Priority

Private labels and store brands are nothing new to the food manufacturing and consumer landscape. But the prevalence and popularity of that portion of the marketplace has grown

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significantly over the last two decades. Since Berner was already involved in producing private label and store brand products in the natural cheese market, following that path with other products was a somewhat natural outcome. “The real store brand movement probably began about 1995-96, slow at first, (an) ini- tial penetration of five, six, seven percent, not really big, not really significant. Not until the 2000s — probably, 2003, 2004, 2005 — did they really begin to take off and penetrate to the 20 percent or more level. So one of the things I think we’ve enjoyed, and it’s probably just a timing thing, was we enjoyed riding the wave of the growth of private brands,” says Berner Vice President of Sales Steve Fay, who noted that the private label and store label brand products his company is involved with now have greater than 20 percent market penetration in their respective product groups. “We always talk in terms of what is the perfect balance, because there is symbiosis between the national brand and the store brand private label. The national brand having suffi- cient enough shares, efficient enough revenue generation that they can basically lead the category and they can bring prominence to the category and bring attention to the cate- gory. Meanwhile, you can view it as (national brands) are the ski boat, and we are the skier behind.” Through its “Make it Yours” customer pro- gram, Berner is able to take a customer’s con- cept for a dairy-based, shelf stable food item or beverage item and develop a prototype that can lead to full-scale production. Berner’s research and development team has the ability to draw on national brand equivalent formulas or create a proprietary formula specifically for the customer. Berner also offers processing, supply chain man- agement and project management solutions for its customers. “The business model for private label is you have your own expertise — ours is in dairy-based products — and we have just grown up with that,” Kneubuehl says. “We have a really good R&D department that excels in that. Anything that’s got milk, butter, whey protein, concentrated milk or cheese we can do well, whether it is a beverage or a shelf-stable product. We can make those really well.” Berner currently has between 300-400 active labels across its multiple product groups.

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A workforce of approximately 300 employ- ees keeps product lines running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A recent weekday saw three product lines being produced — an aerosol cheese product, an alfredo sauce and a protein energy drink.

Branching Into Beverage

While cheese products, dips and sauces have long been staples of Berner’s product portfolio, the company’s foray into beverage products is a relatively recent one. A beverage initiative was undertaken in 2008 and started with some iced latte and coffee energy beverages. Berner had been looking to add a product line that comple- mented the somewhat seasonal sales cycle of shelf-stable cheese and dairy-based products already being manufactured. And the inspira- tion came from a Berner employee who was fond of a national coffee chain’s bottled lattes and coffee drinks. “We had a business that had September, October, November, December, January, a little bit of February to make money,” Fay says. “Basically our assets were underutilized for half the year. The deal was, we knew (the new product line) was beverage. “We toyed around with a bunch of stuff and we had an employee that worked for us at the time, and she kept coming in and she said, ‘You see that (national chain) stuff? You see that (national chain) stuff?’ and I said, ‘Nah, it’s not going to work for us.’ We finally did a scope — an examination and research project on the (national chain) latte — and we decid- ed it was an item that we could make. That kind of was the birthing of all the milk-based products we do. Now we’re branching out into high-protein drinks and doing some really good stuff there.” The beverage product line has expanded to protein energy drinks and ethnic beverages, and now makes up approximately 50 percent of Berner’s business, according to company officials. “Now we’re making a lot of nation- al brand products and working with these companies to develop milk-based beverages like the coffee lattes, high-protein drinks for companies like Monster, and have been very successful in those drinks,” Kneubuehl says.

Production, People, Process

Berner’s manufacturing facility is USDA approved, SQF2000 Level 3, HACCP certified.

facility is USDA approved, SQF2000 Level 3, HACCP certified. According to Berner’s Quality Manager, James Humphrey,

According to Berner’s Quality Manager, James Humphrey, there are two common production themes across the company’s diverse product

line — a hot fill, where the product is cooked at

a high temperature, filled into various contain-

ers and then cooled; and via retort, where the product is cooked, filled into a glass or metal

container that is sealed and then transferred to a pressurized cooking vessel where it undergoes

a high-heat treatment to make the product shelf

stable for a longer period of time. “Time and temperature is one of the biggest things we monitor. And it’s easy to monitor. But the more complicated item that we make here is a retort — whether it be a latte, bever- age, alfredo, dip or what have you. There’s a lot more involved in that when it comes to moni- toring CCP. We do utilize some technology. An example would be we do x-ray checks to make sure the (container) head space is monitored properly. All of our retorts, there’s three pieces of paperwork that get reviewed,” Humphrey says. “Those get verified by someone from quality, usually the quality supervisor or myself. They verify to make sure it’s being done prop- erly. They check all the documentation, and nothing gets released until that is all done and all the production paperwork is also reviewed.” Humphrey says the growth in Berner’s prod- uct offerings over the past several years has led to fewer line changeovers and a more simplified process when a changeover does occur. The company is now more line-specific, with one line dedicated to coffee beverages and another for retort items. “We have operators trained on that (specific) line because it’s running all the time,” Humphrey says. “The learning curve (for employees) has shortened quite a bit because they are always running that product.”

Like many manufacturers, employee attrac- tion and retention can sometimes be an issue.

And while Berner is no exception, it does utilize a unique testing program to make sure the employees it does hire are able to be suc- cessful in whatever role they fill. “I’m really proud of our diversified workforce. We have all kinds of people that work on the production floor and support what we do,” Kneubuehl says. “The workforce is always changing and there are skills gaps out there and we’re finding that the biggest skill gap is in the soft skills — of showing up for work, teamwork, having the right positive attitude, loyalty to your company. And we’ve been able to find good people like that.” Berner employs a specific testing process developed by ACT for all new employees — regardless of education level — in order to gauge their existing skills and experience, and to also determine where they might fit best on the pro- duction floor. The tests measure reading, math, information locating skills and teamwork skills. “We’re able to get a good viewpoint of what type of person we have starting out and we try to match that person up with a job that’s available,” Kneubuehl says. “We’ve been highly successful doing that.” Berner’s investment in its workforce is matched by its reinvestment back into the com- pany. In 2013, the company revamped its aerosol production line by adding new equipment. Two retort vessels were also added to the production floor, and an automated palletizing system was introduced. Another retort vessel was added in 2014 — giving the company a total of nine — along with an upgrade of the facility’s water handling and control system. “The last two years have seen significant growth,” says Grove, who noted that more capital improvements are in the works for 2015. Those plans include adding an additional boiler and significantly increasing the plant’s chiller capacity. Berner also plans to increase its air capacity in 2015. Berner adheres to lean practices and tries to promote lean in whatever it does. That lean mindset, according to Kneubuehl, allows Berner to stay on a successful path. “The name of the game today is you need to be lean. All our processes, everything is driven by lean and eliminating waste, and that’s what we continuously do. That’s our best avenue to compete and provide value and the highest quality,” Kneubuehl says. “It’s an evolution and a journey every day for continuous improvement.”

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Flow International Corporation, developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning appli- cations, has launched a new website for online parts ordering, FlowParts.com. There are three new ways to search: by keyword, by system or browse by product. Customers can now create saved machine configurations, which will automatically narrow search results to show only relevant parts, allowing customers to easily identify parts for faster ordering. With an expanded resource section, customers can access training class information and videos, product manuals and diagrams, marketing resources and recommended spares lists.

Tennant Company announced that its Orbio Technologies Group’s Orbio os3 system was honored with the prestigious 2014 ISSA Innovation Award in the Dispensers category at the ISSA Excellence Awards Ceremony at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America trade show in Orlando, FL.Tennant Company was also a recognized recipient of the ISSA Member Milestones for their 40-year membership.The Orbio os3 sys- tem replaces conventional, multi-colored and fragranced daily-use chemicals with a multi-purpose cleaner and a one-step clean- er-disinfectant/sanitizer generated on site.

HOLT CAT, the Caterpillar Equipment and Engine dealer for South, Central, North and North EastTexas, celebrates the completion of its 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art heavy equipment service facility.The $11 million expansion is part of a $100 million HOLT investment plan to upgrade facilities, open new full-service locations and ensure technicians are equipped with advanced tools and technologies in order to provide outstanding service to customers.

The Association of Washington Business [AWB] announced the winners of the 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Awards and TigerStop, located in Vancouver, WA, has taken top honors in Innovation.The AWB Innovation Award highlights significant progress in designing, developing and delivering a blockbuster product concept. TigerStop was founded by Spencer Dick, who, as the owner of a thriving manufac- turing business, became frustrated with the inherent inefficiencies of his machine opera- tors stopping to reset and recalibrate when- ever they were cutting material to various

lengths. He also noticed that regardless of how carefully material was measured, the end results were always of slightly different dimensions. Spencer foundedTigerStop to automate the cutting process so that exact and accurate parts, whether metal, alumi- num, plastic or wood, would result each and every time.TigerStop has sold over 30,000 machines worldwide and has a unit in use in the White House.

Japanese company SUS Corporation estab- lished its stake in North America this October when it opened its United States headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Elk Grove Village, IL. The move allows the environmentally friendly manufacturing equipment producer to better serve its customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. SUS Corporation specializes in developing manufacturing equipment composed of aluminum and primarily uti- lized by automotive and airline manufac- turers. By using aluminum in its products, SUS is able to provide environmentally friendly products that are lightweight and customizable to meet a variety of needs within the factory.

Allied Electronics announced that it has expanded its portfolio by nearly 35,000 new products from a number of important suppliers – now available through the Allied website – as part of a global initiative. “As part of our extensive ‘Globalize the Offer’ initiative, we’re expanding our offering by making the product portfolios of both Allied and our UK-based sister company, RS Components, available worldwide,” said Frank Cantwell, Vice President of Product Management for Allied. “When complete, more than 75 percent of our part numbers will be visible around the world.”

Standard Textile, a global provider of end-to-end solutions for the institutional textile and apparel markets, is expanding its Union County, SC manufacturing facil- ity. The $5 million capital investment is expected to create 35 new jobs in Union, SC. By expanding the facility by 39,000 square-feet, Standard Textile will be able to accommodate increasing terry towel finishing capabilities. The expanded plant will also facilitate new partnerships and opportunities in Standard Textile's yarn spinning, yarn preparation and weaving processes.

Koma Precision, Inc. announced its strategic alliance with the Hexagon Metrology M&H product line for the North American market. As of January 1, 2015, Koma Precision will now be the master importer and system integrator for M&H products offering high quality touch probes, tool setters and laser tool measuring systems for CNC machines. The new product line offers a state-of-the- art measuring solution with probes and tool measuring system software that enables manufacturers to control quality of the part on the machine.

Kaeser Compressors has broken ground on a new building expansion to their head- quarters in Fredericksburg, VA. “As Kaeser grows, our commitment to providing superior customer service and delivering exceptional products will not change,” says Kaeser's Company President Frank Mueller. “The additional square footage we are adding will give us more opportunities to continue being who we are.”The expansion will add approximately 50,000 square feet, accommodate more inventory and facilitate improvements to the company's growing packaging and shipping operations.

Weiss-Rohling USA LLC, global freight for- warder, was officially awarded the highly prestigious achievement of LEED Silver in their built-to-suit facility redeveloped and managed by CenterPoint Properties.This accomplishment reflects the property’s stringent faithfulness to solid green design and practices. Many leading features, such as energy-efficient HVAC systems, motion operated light fixtures, warehouse equipped PowerfoilX2.0 by B.A.F. Co. and construction waste recycling helped contribute to LEED certification in Weiss-Rohling’s 87,975 square foot facility.

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Automation in Manufacturing (AIM) Conference Announced

After a success- ful first year, AMT – The Association For

Manufacturing Technology will host the second annual Automation in Manufacturing (AIM) Conference. The conference will be held June 4, 2015, at the MGM Grand in Detroit, MI. This year’s theme will be “Building Our Manufacturing Future with Automation.” The conference will focus on the future of advanced manufacturing, with an emphasis on state-of-the-art, innovative automation. “The U.S. faces a significant challenge as we strive to hold on to our strong manufacturing base; therefore, the call to automate is greater than ever,” says Rick Blake, President, Edgewater Automation LLC, and AMT’s AIM Group Chairman. “The AIM Conference emphasizes investing in techniques to build the equipment to make products more accurately, faster and cheaper. I see auto- mation as the foundation for economic revival and as an opportunity for young people to invest in their futures, their communities and their country.”

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Ingersoll Rand Campbellsville Facility Achieves 6 Million Incident- Free Hours

Ingersoll Rand, provider of compressed air systems and services, power tools and fluid and material handling equipment, surpassed 6 million hours of incident-free operations at its Campbellsville, KY facility in November. The achievement represents 14 years of operations absent of any operational stoppages due to safety incidents. This achievement has been 14 years in the making,” says David Johnson, plant manager for the Ingersoll Rand Campbellsville facility. “This is a huge accomplishment that was made possible by the dedi- cation of all our employees.Their teamwork and attention to safety has made Campbellsville a stellar example of excellence in manufacturing.” The Ingersoll Rand Campbellsville facility is a key production facility for the company’s Compressed Air Systems and Services division, man- ufacturing rotary and reciprocating air compressors that are shipped around the world. The facility has been operating since 1969 and employs 176 peo- ple full-time.

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Improving Production During Times of Budget Constraints

A s a leading science and engineering company saw its capital improvement and maintenance budgets tight- en significantly during the last months of the bud-

get year, production was impacted or slowed due to lack of repairs and improvements. Other than improvements/repairs to comply with safety or environmental regulations, no funds were available for improvements/repairs to aging or ineffec- tive equipment. Additionally, at this time, the company was gaining a stock- pile of old equipment that was taking up valuable space in the maintenance warehouse. Simply disposing this stockpile would incur disposal fees. Jerry Butz was working for the science and engineering company at the time as an instrument reliability engineer. In this job, he was charged with improving performance and reli- ability of instrumentation and control loops. However, Butz was repeatedly directed to defer costs to the next fiscal year due to budget restrictions.

costs to the next fiscal year due to budget restrictions. Service. “Jerry Butz was able to

Service. “Jerry Butz was able to free his company from clutter and we were able to make that clutter into something new again.”

Old Parts Turn Into New Improvements

At the company’s morning meetings, Butz was able to tell his pro- duction team and fellow engineers of the improvements he was mak- ing in the process control loops, control valves and other parts that fell under his responsibility. Eventually, his manager began to won- der how Butz was able to accomplish all these improvements during a time when all non-critical spending was restricted. “With all the equipment we recycled from the stockpile, we earned $15,000 in credit to purchase re-manufactured instrumentation from Automation Service,” says Butz. “My boss was puzzled at first, but later impressed that I was able to continue making improvements without spending any money from the budget.” Through Automation Service’s robust recycling program, Butz was able to treat the stockpile equipment as the asset it was. Improvements in plant reliability were made and projects were moved forward that otherwise wouldn’t have. Butz was so impressed with Automation Service and how it did business that he now works for them as Director of Customer Engineering.

An Alternative to Disposal

After being introduced to Automation Service by a colleague, Butz learned of the company’s free-of-charge reclamation program for old process control equipment. Automation Service would come to Butz’ company, pull all of the stockpile equipment and offer credit to purchase re-manufactured instruments from Automation Service. Not only had Butz found a way to efficiently clear out the equipment that had been collecting dust for many years, but he was also able to earn credit for future purchases. Butz used the $15,000 in credit to purchase much needed equipment and improved his company’s pro- duction outputs. “Our reclamation program really is win-win for all parties involved,” says Angie Kamp, sales representative at Automation

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WIX Filters Installs Automated Equipment at Master DC

W IX Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, has

implemented a “goods-to-person” picking strategy for its

master distribution center (MDC) in Gastonia, NC, based on a

newly installed automated shuttle storage and picking system. The new system is an expandable, two-aisle Stingray Shuttle System that uses robotic shuttles to pick products and fulfill orders for WIX’s automotive, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter customers. TGW Logistics Group, supplier of automated logistics solutions for warehous- ing, production, order picking and distribution, installed the system. “The new system replaces a manual, labor intensive process that involved someone physically touching every single order,” says Robert Foy, operations manager for WIX’s master distribution center. “With this new technology, we have improved our on-time delivery, reduced fill errors and added fulfillment capacity to respond to new growth opportunities.” A warehouse management system (WMS) controls the movement and storage of inventory at WIX’s master distribution center. Once the WMS determines an order has been placed for a quantity less than a case, it releases the order to the Stingray shuttle and picking system for fulfillment. The system includes two aisles of Stingray shuttles with Twister load handlers storing nearly 18,000 cartons and totes. In addition to the new shuttle system, WIX also installed an automated conveyor sortation sys- tem that connects the shuttle system to four ergonomically designed pick- ing work stations that includes replenishment and pack stations. Greg Dillman, Senior Vice President for North American Operations for Affinia Group Inc., the parent company for WIX, says the new system is part of “a global strategy to increase WIX’s product offerings.” “Capacity is the hallmark of the system,” says Dillman. “We are already producing more than 12,000 different product numbers and the automated shuttles will allow WIX to increase its product range in the years ahead. The new system also allows us to respond to changes in how the industry is placing orders. As a result, we are more efficient in fulfilling smaller, more frequent orders to better meet the needs of our customers.” The automated storage and retrieval system increases warehouse effi- ciency by reducing or eliminating manual warehouse operations, which enhances labor productivity, improves worker and product safety, and achieves high inventory and order accuracy. Since installation, WIX has

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The Pressing Debate

By Bob Solymos, Global Marketing Manager, RIDGID

O ne of the most significant recent technological advances in the arena of water line maintenance was

the introduction and refinement of press technology. After being used in Europe for several decades as an alternative option in the industry for joining pipe and tubing, press tools were presented to North America about 15 years ago. Efficiency debates immediately began comparing pressing versus traditional soldering. Certainly, the upfront cost of pressing may appear to be prohibitive, but there are several benefits. This is especially true when it comes to larger maintenance facilities.

Take, for example, a dorm on a University campus. Unlike office buildings or class- room facilities where there are off-hours and systems can be shut off for an extended

Certainly, the upfront cost of pressing may appear to be prohibitive, but there are several benefits. This is especially true when it comes to larger mainte- nance facilities.

period, service interruptions in a dorm are less flexible to manage. This is where the use of press tools really shines. Press fittings can be installed on “wet” systems, meaning that the entire system does not need to be shut down and drained. The servicing plumber can elect to quickly press in a valve with the system still charged and then stop the flow of water to the repair area. Normal routines can continue for the students undisrupted, regardless of the work going on in the building. Stephen Polenski is the Supervisor of Plumbing for Holy Cross, a liberal arts col- lege in Worcester, MA, with almost 3,000 students.

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In his role, Polenski oversees three licensed plumbers, while handling the plumbing and heating for on and off cam- pus houses. He also does sprinkler work, fire protection and helps out with irriga- tion. Holy Cross was founded in 1845 and has continued to grow, so Polenski works with both old and new buildings. In the residence halls on campus, Polenski used the RIDGID RP 340 when he had a water line break and couldn’t shut it off. They cut the line and water was pouring out. “One of the valves didn’t work in the dorm and instead of shutting the entire building off, we cut it and did it on the fly. We put the valve on, pressed it and saved a lot of damage at a dorm. “There is an initial cost. The fittings are more money, but you make out in the long run. I can’t afford not going fast. I must have done a million presses. You never have to tear open the ceiling and it’s help- ful especially when going inside walls.” Pressing applications cover a wide type of facilities, not just educational institu- tions. Corey Mramor, a plumber in his late 20s, works for AB Plumbing Services

in Lakewood, OH. Mramor’s challeng- es include working in tight spaces, and in old buildings with old materials. His example also illustrates another benefit to pressing: hot work permits are not neces- sary and there is no open flame hazard. During a recent job in Cleveland’s Theater District, Mramor and his team used the same RP 340 tool to replace a galvanized main line with a new 2-inch copper line. Faced with working on early mornings and weekends, when the actors were working and needed all of the ame- nities, Mramor was confident about the water line. They did all the prep work and the next day made tie-ins and switched everything on. “It saved us the hassle of soldering and we got the job done in a timely mater, which made the theater management happy.” Mramor, in situations such as the the- ater job as well as others, likes having the confidence of using the right tools. “You know for sure when you turn that water on, you’re good. Not worrying about that makes the job much easier.”

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Adds Mramor, “If I’m at a house and I have to turn the water off, that’s usually no big deal. But when I’m working at an apartment complex and there are 250- plus people that rely on the water line that I would have to shut off if soldering, that’s where it saves the day,” he says. “I definitely prefer it to soldering. If some- one opens up a faucet, it doesn’t matter because you have the tools to make it work.” Specifically speaking about the RIDGID RP 340, Mramor likes the tool’s lightweight and versatile design. “The old one was so heavy; you couldn’t get into a crawl space with it.The versatility is also great. With one machine, you can press copper, stainless steel and PEX. It’s also nice to have one machine for different sizes.” Since its North American introduction 15 years ago, pressing has now been approved for hundreds of applications. Installers and engineers across the coun- try are discovering what makes press tools a solid alternative for joining pipe and tubing.

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Griffco Valve Inc. (Amherst, NY) announces its new leak-free Unibody valve for use in chemical-feed, metering and dosing pump systems. Available as a back pressure valve and 2-port pressure relief valve, Unibody features single-piece construc- tion with union connections machined together with the valve body to form a solid piece of material. It is engineered to be the most reliable and universal valve on the market, virtually eliminating downtime and extending performance life, accord- ing to the company. Designed for hard- to-seal or trouble- some pump- ing systems, the new Unibody valve is available in PVC and CPVC construction. Since there are no connections or glued joints, Unibody will provide long-term reliability and lower cost of ownership throughout its operational lifetime, says the company.

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Easy Design Changes for Conveyors

Dorner Mfg. (Hartland, WI) has introduced new pallet system components for use on its 2200 SmartFlex flexible chain con- veyor platform that provides accurate positioning and routing of parts for assembly, robotic and inspection applications. The components, sold as completed assemblies or as kits, allow users to implement easy design changes to their conveyor systems, and offer versatile layout flexibility, says the compa- ny. The new pallet systems provide users with greater custom- ization capabilities to benefit assembly and other similar pro- cesses. Pallet system components include merge and divert kits, a lift and locate station and pallet stops.

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HYTORC (Mahwah, NJ) introduces the Lithium Series Battery Gun, an addition to the company's current line of dynamic bolting equipment. Features include an industry-leading battery life and portability. Additionally, with the need for external wires, pumps and additional handling parts removed, the HYTORC battery guns are able to greatly expand jobsite reach. Other benefits include:

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Air Technical Industries (ATI; Mentor, OH) announces the devel- opment of a new Smart Jib Crane. This pedestal mounted crane is 300” tall with a boom span of 288” and capacity of 4,000 lbs. Features include:

360 degree powered rotation that starts slow then accelerates the rotation through travel and comes to a gradual slow to stop.

A wire rope hoist and motorized trolley equipped with a festooning system; rotation has a collector ring so that the smart crane can rotate continuously clock-wise or counter clock-wise without stopping and not reversing to return in the opposite direction to avoid twisting the wire.

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Master Lock (Milwaukee, WI) has intro- duced Professional Lockout Services, a group of dedicated experts who pro- vide customized assessment, develop- ment, written procedures and training for a Lockout program that can be tai- lored for any specific facility. The team brings years of experience at develop- ing outstanding Lockout programs for companies across all industries to help make any facility fully compliant.

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TriStar, LTD. (Buffalo, NY) announces its new EDG-trac Knife Advance System for Pre-Coat Rotary Vacuum Drum Filters (RVDF).The Encoded Digital Guidance (EDG) system is designed to improve filtration per- formance and reduce energy costs.TriStar states that it will rebuild or remanufacture existing RVDF units at its facility or retrofit the EDG-trac system to an RVDF at a customer’s plant. According to the company, the EDG-trac system removes as little as 1.4 thou- sandths of an inch per revolution at a drum speed as low as 0.2 RPM.This extends pre-coat life by not cutting away clean pre-coat while maintaining acceptable solids separation and improving liq- uid throughput. EDG-trac also features a highly efficient, single-motor VFD to reduce energy use and cost. A fully automated PLC controls the advance speed, retract speed and drum speed, allowing precise control and providing valuable information to operators. An automatic high-speed retract mode reduces time between cycles and allows the filter to be recycled and put back online quickly.

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Walter (Waukesha, WI) has introduced the Walter Prototyp SupremeTC610 andTC611 solid car- bide thread mills, high performance tools that deliver significant increases in thread quality, milling productivity and process reliability while boosting tool life.TheTC610 with 1.5xD and the TC611 with 2xD both offer a new geometry that reduces vibration, produces superior surface finishes, as well as a through coolant design that optimizes chip removal and helps prevent fractures, says the company. The thread mills are offered in grades WB10RD and WJ30RC. WB10RD, with its exceptional wear resistance, has shown tool life improvements of 40 percent over other similar thread mills in lab tests. It features TiALN coating with a finishing layer of ZrN. The ZrN layer has a lower affinity for steel, providing lower temperatures in the cutting zone. The tough WJ30RC grade, withTiALN coating, delivers exceptional process reliability along with improved tool life. It can be run with or without coolant, broadening its areas of application.

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One Company’s Three Steps to Training Success

In the industrial park of Hartland, Wisconsin stands one of Heraeus Electro- Nite’s growing facilities. In order to train the growing staff, Heraeus Electro- Nite has constructed a system of training that seems to rely on 3 main com- ponents — visuals; the development of a community and culture; and, finally, a clear understanding of the product and the company as a whole.

By Maura Falk

“P eople are the key in achieving operational excellence,” reads one of the manufacturer Heraeus Electro-Nite’s guiding principles.

Heraeus Electro-Nite is a global manufacturer in measurement technology of molten metals, and has been providing steel, iron, aluminum and copper producers with integrated measurement sys- tems —sensors, instrumentation and other hardware — since the 1950’s. Heraeus Electro-Nite proudly serves as a crucial connection for many companies through sensor technology and a commitment to provide high-quality and innovative products. However, this doesn’t happen without a trained and effective staff, and the people of Heraeus know that, so they have created a culture that is rooted in constant learning, innovation and teamwork. In the industrial park of Hartland, WI, stands one of Heraeus Electro-Nite’s growing facilities. This particular location will be

creating 60 new positions in addition to its 140 existing positions, and when it comes to training in the Hartland facility, Heraeus Electro-Nite relies on certain tried and true methods. Hartland’s Heraeus Electro-Nite has constructed a system of training that seems to rely on 3 main components — clear simple visuals; the development of a community and culture; and, finally,

a clear understanding of the product and the company as a whole.

Visuals

When training, the clear and constant presence of visual reinforce- ment and information is key. Through visuals, employees have access to instructions, guides and tools to improve their performance con- stantly, giving employees’ access to training tools constantly. One visual training tool specifically implemented in the Heraeus Hartland facility is the training matrix. The matrix is designed to

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keep track of employees from the time they are hired and on, giving visual representation of competency levels and areas of improve- ment. It is highly specific, unique to each site and individualized to each department and each employee’s level of competency within each unique skill sets. For example, at this specific facility, if someone were to be hired in shipping, they would be presented with a clear sequence of tasks from pallet mastery to forklift operations and as they improved in each skill, their progress would be charted in the training matrix. Hartland Plant Manager Todd Luer explains that the training matrix offers a “systematic approach to get [an employee] fully trained.” This allows training to occur naturally and in a progres- sion, bolstered by on-site experience and advice. Another important visual component of training is the introduc- tion to key training manuals and providing access to them at all times. Not only do these manuals serve as tools of reference for employees, but they also help to reinforce certain quality standards expected overall. Luer explains that each employee in the Heraeus Hartland facility has access to manuals at all times, which provide detailed instructions and descriptions of company processes.

Community

The culture of a facility is extremely important to the training pro- cess as it can directly shape their approach. For example, Heraeus promotes a culture of learning throughout all levels of business. In their guiding principles, they describe their culture as “a true learning culture: where change is welcomed as an opportunity to improve, where challenging goals are developed and realized in partnership, and where the performance of the team exceeds the per- formance of the individuals.” It is important that the process of training reflects the value of the company and the desired plant environment, as training is the first glimpse into the company an employee will see. Heraeus Electro-Nite shows its dedication to its teaching and learning values during the training process in a few ways. The first is through mentorship. Each new employee is assigned a mentor who helps to train the employee on the floor through real-time examples, experiences and demonstrations. Luer explains, “Normally [the mentors] are assigned by the direct supervisors of the department. So they start off with lesser or easier tasks to be performed until they start working in different areas and departments, and understand the quality plan. These are all parts that are signed off by the supervisor week to week, month to month.” Training then becomes a communal effort that is continuous and never ending, sustaining the learning values of the company. The visual training matrix has another element that is also used in the process to develop a community training environment — it is color coded. As an employee moves from a beginner to mastery level, their color on the matrix changes, providing a clear visual for other employees to see. Green dots indicate the people who have been thoroughly trained in the entire department. “Because it is a visual, it means you can actually go to one of the other employees named on this sheet, and talk and ask them questions. The green tells you loud and clear who to talk to,” explains Luer.

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Thus, training and learning becomes an effort of fellow employ- ees as well as supervisors, giving employees a community of teach- ers instead of just one.

Understanding

When asked to identify one piece of advice crucial to the train- ing process in manufacturing, Luer suggests “explaining what the device does, and having them understand why the end customer needs this device because it is critical to their process.” Heraeus Electro-Nite is “somewhat of a niche business,” he explains, so the development of an understanding of the company as a whole is crucial during the training process. By training new employees in not only the physical aspect of their job, but also positioning them within the greater context of the compa- ny and customer, the worker is able to place importance and value on their work, which is extremely important in any manufacturing job. Solid training practices and programs are crucial to the success of any manufacturer; without them a plant or facility simply cannot function as efficiently or smoothly as competitors. When explaining the benefits of a well-trained staff, Luer specifically lists “on time deliveries, and zero defects,” and there are so many more. However, reaching the point of a well-trained staff is the difficult part. For Heraeus Electro-Nite, it’s a three step process, but the most import- ant part is creating a plan that works.

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Anaerobic Adhesives Eliminate Threaded Fastener Failure

By Adam Lyman, Application Engineer, Henkel Corporation

T hreaded fasteners set and hold tolerances on assemblies rang-

ing from light duty equipment to heavy machinery. Loosening

of these fasteners is one of the major causes of industrial

equipment failure, resulting in millions of dollars of unscheduled downtime costs each year. In many cases, fasteners that self-loosen during equipment opera- tion may contribute to wear and fatigue, and result in poor operating tolerances and misalignment. Various types of differential stresses such as vibration and shock, thermal expansion and contraction, and micro-movement reduce clamping force on threaded assemblies and ultimately cause machine failure.

Maintaining Clamp Load to Prevent Loosening

Proactive maintenance of threaded fasteners has helped to increase equipment reliability and up-time. Two very different maintenance strategies can counteract self-loosening — mechanical locking methods and chemical threadlocking systems, also called machinery adhesives. But one method is much less costly and more reliable than the other. Mechanical locking devices include spring, star and tab washers; nuts with nylon inserts; castellated and lock nuts; tooth flanged bolts; and ramp washers. Some devices are more effective than others at resisting loosening, but no common mechanical locking device is also capable of sealing threads. These devices always leave assemblies vulnerable to rust and corrosion. Mechanical fasteners with locking devices cannot reliably pre- vent self-loosening caused by side sliding motion and must be sized

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appropriately for the specific fastener, resulting in large and costly parts inventories. Figure 1, a vibration versus clamp load chart, shows that many mechanical locking methods loosen over time even on exposure to minor vibration. Threadlocking or machinery adhesives have become one of the most reliable and inexpensive ways to ensure that a threaded assembly will remain locked and leak proof for its entire service life. These single-component anaerobic adhesives are applied to

the threads of a bolt as a liquid, gel or stick. The adhesive fills the grooves of the threads and cures to a hard thermoset plastic when exposed to active metal ions in the absence of air. Machinery adhe- sives lock the threaded parts together, ensuring that mating parts will ultimately act as one conjoined unit that resists failure and delivers the greatest possible reliability. Figure 1 shows the perfor- mance of chemical machinery adhesives over time. Chemical threadlockers improve threaded fastener performance in three ways. The approximate metal-to-metal contact within a bolted system without threadlocking adhesives is just 15 percent. Threadlockers fill voids 100 percent to lock the threads and main- tain consistent clamp load over time (Figure 2). Prior to cure, these adhesives lubricate the assembly to reduce friction and torque load during fastener tightening. Post-cure, threadlockers seal the assem- bly to prevent corrosion and seizure, and ensure that disassembly is consistent and predictable. With threadlockers, disassembly torque does not increase over time because no rust develops in the joint. Contrary to common belief, threadlockers are not permanent and can be removed when required for disassembly. This is critical, as most equip- ment at some point must be dismantled for repairs, maintenance or adjustment. A nut and bolt assembled with a threadlocker can be

reused by simply brushing off the cured threadlocker from the disassembled parts, applying new threadlocker, and reassembling the fastener. Threadlockers are available in low strength formulations for easy removal, medium strength grades that can be removed using com- mon hand tools and high strength or “permanent” grades, suitable for very demanding assemblies with minimal service requirements. Even the highest strength threadlockers can be removed with stan- dard hand tools following direct exposure to 450-500 degree F tem- peratures for about five minutes. Videos illustrating the removability of threadlockers are available at www.youtube.com/loctite under the “How To Tips” menu.

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The strength and viscosity of the threadlocker required for an application are directly related to the size of the fastener used:

Low strength threadlockers are used on screws up to 1/4-inch in diameter, such as calibration screws, meters, gauges and other fasteners that will need ongoing adjustment.

Medium strength materials work well on fasteners up to 3/4- inch in diameter used in machine tools and presses, pumps, compressors and as mounting bolts.

High strength threadlockers are best used on fasteners up to one inch in diameter found in permanent assembly applications such as heavy equipment and a variety of mounts.

Low viscosity penetrating threadlocking formulations are also available that easily wick into pre-assembled fasteners up to 1/2-inch in diameter. Threadlocking adhesives should only be applied on the areas where the nut and bolt will meet when the assembly is fully tightened. This is because only the adhesive located between the threads of mating parts will cure. For blind hole assemblies such as studs, threadlock- ers should be applied both to the bolt and down into the blind hole threads. If adhesive is applied only to the bolt and not inside the blind hole, air pressure generated while threading the bolt into the hole may force all of the threadlocker to escape, eliminating the void fill- ing, bonding and sealing benefits of the threadlocking adhesive.

Advances in Threadlocking Technology

The operating conditions of the end use environment dictate the threadlocking formulation needed. The newest threadlocking technol- ogies offer many advantages formerly unavailable, including surface insensitive, high temperature and chemically resistant formulations, as well as formulations engineered to withstand extreme vibration. Once only available as liquids, advances in the stability and reac- tivity of threadlocking materials have allowed the development of semi-solid stick and tack-free tape formulations that complement their liquid counterparts. Semi-solid threadlocking products work well in overhead or hard to see applications where liquids might be too messy or may potentially migrate out of the desired location (Figure 3). Tape formulations remain on the fastener without running or wiping off, and can be used for immediate assembly or carried in a toolbox and assem- bled days later (Figure 4). Regardless of the delay between application and assembly, tapes provide consistent strength and reliability.

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cesses by eliminating the need to clean and prime the fastener. For blue medium strength technology, users can choose from three for- mats – liquid, stick and tape – for the product that best suits their assembly process. Red permanent strength threadlockers are available in liquid or stick format. While first generation threadlockers were effective at maximum continuous operating temperatures of 300 degrees F, today’s products generally withstand 20 percent higher temperatures. Select formula- tions can withstand extreme temperatures up to 650 degrees F with- out degrading. Other product innovations are designed to meet specialized application requirements. Threadlockers with an MSDS health rating of 1 enhance occupational health and safety by eliminating skin allergens and Prop 65 hazards. Purity certified, low halogen threadlockers meet the require- ments of nuclear power generation facilities. Food grade threadlockers comply with the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and FDA regula- tion 21 C.F.R. 175.300. Mil Spec certified threadlockers are available, as well as threadlockers to lock and seal plastic fasteners. Threaded fasteners are most commonly designed to be detachable hardware, used on a wide range of industrial machinery. With more than 300 billion fasteners used in the U.S. every year, it is critical that assemblies relying upon them never fail. The latest threadlocking adhesives defy the root causes of fastener failure and are the most reliable products available, designed to ensure that threaded fasteners remain secure for their entire service life.

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Check out some of the latest material handling products and solutions you can expect to see at this year's ProMat show, March 23-26

V-Type Girder

at this year's ProMat show, March 23-26 V-Type Girder Precision, flexibility and quality are key components

Precision, flexibility and quality are key components of the Demag (Cleveland, OH) V-type Girder, on display at this year’s ProMat show. Its sophistcated design pro- vides for greater load handling efficiency and greater versatility. Key benefits include:

Heavy-Duty Forks

Manual Extendable KOOI-REACHFORKS, a trademark of MSE FORKS (St. Jacobiparochie, The Netherlands) are now available in heavy-duty versions with capacities up to 11,000 lbs.These innovative forks offer added value in the form of increased versatility and reduced safety risks.The new heavy-duty

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risks.The new heavy-duty Reinventing Vehicle Restraint Rite-Hite (Milwaukee, WI) is reinvent- ing the vehicle

Rite-Hite (Milwaukee, WI) is reinvent- ing the vehicle restraint cate- gory with the introduction

A weight up to 17 percent less than comparable box-section profile girders.

An innovative, patent pending, design which enables a doubled service life of the crane, to more than 500,000 load cycles.

Oscillation reduced by 30% – improved oscillation enables heavy and sensitive loads, such as glass panels, fluids or aluminum aircraft shell sections, to be positioned more precisely and quickly. ProMat booth #3819

FlexLoader VRC

Wildeck, Inc. (Waukesha, WI) is show- casing its new FlexLoader Automated/ Integrated ver- tical reciprocating conveyor (VRC) system that includes the company’s patented AutoSenz VRC overload detection system, and will launch several other new products, in booth No. 1252 at ProMat 2015.The FlexLoader is a safer material lift for automation-duty applica- tions. It is a fully integrated VRC system incor- porating automated flush-mounted conveyors with either a straddle or 4-post VRC and Wildeck Overhead Safety Gates at each level. Wildeck will also demonstrate its high-impact guard rail, stair systems, ladders and access gates, and unveil a completely new safety alarm device to protect personnel in multiple situations. ProMat booth #1252

personnel in multiple situations. ProMat booth #1252 forks now allow high capacity lift trucks to be

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of the Dok-Lok SHR-5000.This exclusive, new restraint uses

a patented “shadow hook” design to secure

traditional trailers, as well as intermodal con- tainer chassis and trailers with rear-impact guard obstructions.The universal design of the Dok-Lok SHR-5000 is intended to meet the evolving needs of loading dock operators and the rise in intermodal container traffic, which

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with rear-impact guard obstructions. ProMat booth #1827 Longer Lifts and Improved Electronic Hoist Monitoring Safety

Longer Lifts and Improved Electronic Hoist Monitoring

Safety and versatility are two important factors to consider when choosing a wire rope hoist for your material handling application. With that in mind, Columbus McKinnon Corporation (Amherst, NY) has expanded the capabilities of itsYale Global King and Shaw-Box World Series wire rope hoists to include longer 60 ft. lifts and an improved elec- tronic hoist monitoring system. According to the company, these best-in-class hoists are designed for ease of use and long life in even the most heavy-duty applications. Additional details include:

Options for longer lifts, with 60’ lift models available in the Global King and World Series product offering. These new models are available as monorail or top-running units in capacities up to 15 tons.

The Pulse Monitor Electronic Hoist Data Interface: Standard on all models, the Pulse Monitor offers electronic monitoring, which records key performance data on the hoist during normal operation. Recorded with a time and date stamp, documented infor- mation includes motor starts, cumulative run time, plug events, overcapacity events, motor trip events and voltage measurements. ProMat booth #1912

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Technology Lifts Material Handling Industry

Lifting equipment will be heavily represented at ProMat 2015, as usual, with a variety of new technologies and features targeting safety and reliability. We sat down with Martin Marincic, Product Manager, Cranes North America, Terex Material Handling and Port Solutions (MHPS), to get a feel for some of the newest trends in cranes, hoists, and other industrial lifting products.

IMPO: Anything you can tell us about critical issues impacting the crane market?

MM: The one area that we’ve focused on – and many other companies are doing the same – is safety. People are not just giving it lip service anymore. They’re keeping track of safety issues statistically; they’re implementing policies; they’re spending money on personal safety equipment; they’re upping the requirements for personal safety in their own issues; training on these issues… and we’ve done likewise. We see it across the industrial sector. We’ve seen the requests for an addition of lifelines for working on and off the cranes, for additional tie-off points, for additional access points to make it easier for maintenance personnel to provide ingress and egress to our working surfaces, and we’ve also seen a request for more sophisticated con- trol equipment that provide another step of safety for lifting, positioning, and emergency stop interlocks for critical areas. Safety certainly is a big driving factor, and one of the most important trends that we see.

IMPO: We know that reliability is another big area of focus when it comes to cranes. Any new features or benefits that we should know about?

MM: Reliability is really what Demag and Terex MHPS have been about for a long time. Demag’s approach has always been to build the best equipment, and the best equipment is reliable. While others may be playing catch-up in that area, it’s something that we’ve seen as a requirement for Demag equipment for some time. Total lifecycle cost goes hand in hand with reliability. That’s something that differentiates our business and we’re not just looking to provide the best initial price to the customer, we’re looking at breakdowns and how it impacts the cus- tomer – and providing a solution that ties in with training as well, so it’s a lower lifecycle cost for the overall crane, rather than just focusing on the initial price.

IMPO: Can you speak a little about what you have in the works for ProMat? We find that a lot of trends surface at that show.

MM: The focus of the show this year is innovation, and that ties in nicely with the products that we’ll be displaying there. We’ll have our brand new rope hoist line, and the innovative factor there is the critical features that the customers need at a very cost effective price:

innovating towards focusing on what the customers really need. We’re also going to be launching the Aluminum Track at ProMat. The primary reason behind that product is cost. It provides the exact same performance as the Steel Track, except it’s less expensive because, obviously, aluminum is a less expensive material. Then another prod- uct we’ll be showcasing is our new girder design. There are several benefits; it really takes a new look at the standard V-type girder design and finds ways to reduce costs. We did a stress analysis on standard box girders that are available in the industry, and the stress points in the girder are not necessarily equivalent across the entire length of the girder. In fact, they form a unique pattern. And we designed our new girder to support those stress points, while taking material out of the girder… and constructing the girder in such a way that it’s lighter, it supports all of the stress points – both the ones that are in tension and the ones that are in stress – and it ends up being a stiffer design, so you can have less deflection for a particular span. Also, the stress on the material is less. So because the girder flexes less, the life of the steel structure itself is much longer – up to two times longer. So you wind up with a girder that’s much lighter, stronger, stiffer and safer. And we think that’s going to be a unique product for Terex Material Handling in the marketplace (For more information on the V-Type Girder Crane, see page 28).

more information on the V-Type Girder Crane, see page 28). Lifting Magnets Neodymium Lifting Magnets from

Lifting Magnets

Neodymium Lifting Magnets from Master Magnetics (Castle Rock, CO) provide extraordinary strength in a compact size, ensur- ing safety and speed for lifting heavy loads. Designed to lift both flat and round fer- rous metal items, Master Magnetics’ Heavy Duty Lifting Magnets are ideal for handling steel plate, forgings, die castings, round bar and similar items in machine shops, warehouses and indus- trial processing plants. ProMat booth #1921

High Performance Doors

Join the Rytec (Jackson, WI) High Performance Door experts at Booth 5123 and learn about the impact of door speed on sustainability. With an opening speed of 60 inches per second, the Rytec Spiral Door maximizes traffic flow, while minimizing energy loss through the doorway, particularly on exterior walls. If the doorway is used frequently, as is the case in many distribu- tion/industrial operations, high-speed doors like the Rytec Spiral can be more effective at saving energy than doors with heavily insulated panels. In addition:

than doors with heavily insulated panels. In addition: prevent air infiltra- tion.This tight seal protects against

prevent air infiltra- tion.This tight seal protects against dust pollution, drafts and inclement weather. This same design also provides an effective barrier against unauthorized personnel.The door’s fast speed confines access to traffic that belongs in the building.

The intelligent processor and variable fre- quency drive generate an energy efficient speed curve for smooth motion, soft starting and soft stopping. Electronics replace high maintenance mechanical parts for reliable operation, less downtime and greater control. ProMat booth #5123

The Spiral door’s high-speed operation min- imizes air exchange, resulting in buildings needing less energy to maintain room tem- perature and comfort.

Roll up aluminum slats have a durable rub- ber membrane covering their connecting hinges to contain heating/cooling energy to

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Before Disaster Strikes

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How manufacturers can take precautions to mitigate safety risks and production downtime inside their plants.

By Anna Wells

F or a manufacturing plant, the word “disaster” can be applied to any num- ber of scenarios. While plants are

subject to the same weather-related risks as the rest of us, there is more to be cautious of on a typical manufacturing floor. Even seemingly small events like spills can create significant safety, compliance or production impacts if not handled correctly. And many experts will tell you that, in the event of a disaster, the preparation is perhaps more important than the response.

In Case of Emergency

For many businesses, preparation means integrating back-up plans that account for natural or man-made disasters. And when planning for emergency situations, “it’s important to take into consideration what is needed to mitigate risk to your busi- ness and employees,” says Paul Schacht, Duracell Professional Team Lead. According to Schacht, key considerations include:

how to keep the business in operation,

how to keep employees safe,

how you will communicate with employees, customers, and suppliers, and

how to protect data, information tech- nology, and operating systems. For many, the first step in mitigating risk to personnel is visibility. “Having the right safety signage throughout your facility is essential to maintaining a safe and compli- ant workplace. In the event of an emergen- cy, signage is there to tell employees how to respond,” says Tom Smith, product market- ing specialist for Brady Corp., a manufac- turer of solutions that identify and protect premises, products and people. For example, says Smith, in the event of a fire that leads to a power outage, there could be a lot of panic within a facility. With things like pho- toluminescent markings and signs in place, employees are able to see how to quickly

exit the building and get to safety. Lighting can’t be taken for granted, and Duracell’s Schacht stresses the importance of having backup solutions for lighting and communication in case of a power outage. “Install emergency lighting and equip employees with flashlights,” he says. “The use of cell phones and two- way radios will allow you to communicate with employees. Ensure you have the proper batteries on hand in order to power the devices.” When planning for blackout or loss of power, Schacht also recommends you con-

sider purchasing portable generators that can be hooked up to your most critical devices. “It’s important to ensure that the generator is in open air to eliminate the build-up of carbon monoxide gas inside the building,” Schacht says. “Train your employees to use the generator and test it periodically to ensure your business is ready for its use in the case of an emer- gency.”

Addressing Common Risk Areas

In October, OSHA released its top ten most frequently cited standards violations

Visibility in the Community

Since 2011, Duracell Power Forward has been on-the-ground providing batteries, power and comfort to those in need. According to Duracell, its trail- ers, trucks and stationary units allow victims of natural disasters to recharge, reconnect and recover by providing the power they need to stay safe and connected with what’s most important to them. “Our fleet has deployed to 14 disaster locations and helped communities by distributing over 350,000 bat- teries, charging over 7,000 devices, and providing computer access to over 5,000 people. The new Duracell Power Forward fleet has expanded to include 5 custom-made vehicles designed for the specific needs of each region and types of disasters it will service,” says Paul Schacht, Duracell Professional Team Lead. Duracell’s partnerships educate communities and businesses on the importance of disaster preparedness. “It is a humbling experience to assist communities in the wake of a disaster,” Schacht adds. “We see courage and resilience in the faces of so many citizens, despite the enormous challenges that lay ahead for them. They are our inspiration and we are honored to play a small role in helping them recover.” And as the underpinnings of the local economy, it’s also important to focus on helping businesses both prepare for, and recover from, natural disasters. “Forty percent of businesses without an emergency plan do not re-open after an emergency event,” says Schacht. “Duracell Power Forward works in conjunction with FEMA’s disaster-awareness initia- tive, Ready.gov, to help commu- nities prepare for potential disas- ters. Ready.gov provides resourc- es for businesses to ensure they are prepared for any potential disaster that may occur.”

Ready.gov provides resourc- es for businesses to ensure they are prepared for any potential disaster that

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for the calendar year 2014. The number two area for violations related to proper Hazcom, an area Courtney Bohman, prod- uct marketing specialist for Brady, sees as a critical way to proactively address the biggest risks in a factory. These include:

Spill Containment/Slips, Trips and Falls:

Drips, leaks and spills can lead to dangerous conditions for workers or visitors. “By placing the correct signs and cones around any spills, employees will be aware of the hazard and use caution to stay safe,” says Bohman. Also, says Bohman, establishing a spill containment pro- gram within your facility is critical for reach- ing compliance, protecting the environment and keeping employees safe. “To do this most efficiently, facilities should establish two pro- grams — one focused on general maintenance and everyday leaks, and the other focused on emergency spill control.” Confined Spaces: Employees might not even realize an area is considered a con- fined space (such as sewers, man holes, commercial dryers, large vats, etc). These

are dangerous spaces where only properly trained, permitted employees are allowed to enter. According to Brady, signage is required to inform workers of potential haz- ards and permit requirements. Lockout/Tagout: “Signs and visual lock- out procedures (VLOP) should be in place to prevent injuries and accidents during equipment maintenance and cleaning,” says Bohman. “Electrical disconnect labels and procedures for shutting down and de-ener- gizing electrical disconnects help employees follow the necessary steps to stay safe and compliant.” Arc Flash: According to Brady’s Smith, one area that is frequently overlooked in the workplace is arc flash, a rapid release of energy due to an arcing fault that can lead to serious injury. Because electricity is such a common part of everyday life, the dangers associated with it can often be misunderstood. “Regulations have been put in place, such as NFPA 70E, to help avoid workplace injuries. However, the dangers

associated with an arc flash occurrence aren’t always realized by workers,” Smith explains. “In many workplaces, employ- ees inadvertently walk through arc flash areas. While an electrical panel may seem innocent, it is energized and a blast could severely injure a passing employee if they aren’t wearing the correct personal protec- tive equipment. To keep employees safe, labels and signs should be used to indicate any arc flash hazards, floor-marking tape should be applied around the restricted area and nothing should be stored there.”

Finally, it’s important to remember the digital component. Once it’s been established that employees are safe and risks are con- tained, don’t forget to look at the technology that drives the business. Duracell’s Schacht stresses that you need to “create a solution to restore technology during or after an emergency. Data is critical to business operations, so it’s important that it can be restored.”

during or after an emergency. Data is critical to business operations, so it’s important that it
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services are in high enough demand to continue offering them. The smartphone producer could learn quickly that demand is low, for instance, and exit that market fast, which reduces expenses. In the IIoT arena, more devices connect and deliver more services. This spawns more opportunities to experiment, succeed and fail fast. Inexpensive trial and error market entries generate swift and crucial feedback and are becoming more widespread. These tactics accelerate decision-making. They lower spending on unpopular products and services while increasing spending on those that are popular. Another promising IIoT opportunity is the potential for upgrading products and services leveraging intelligent software. Software upgrades to smart TVs, for example, will be faster and less expensive than a smart TV manufacturer needing to invest in building a new product. These upgrade benefits can be achieved for numerous IIoT smart TVs and other devices, applications and services — all of which translate, potentially, to increasing revenues.

Improve Customer Loyalty and Trust

With more devices and services connected in more places, companies will be able to deliver – better than

T he Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is one of today’s biggest business opportunities in the electronics and high tech industry.

Accenture defines IIoT as the convergence of intelligent industrial products, processes and services that communicate with each other and with people, over global networks. Conservative estimates suggest worldwide Industrial Internet spending is set to increase from $20 billion in 2012 to $500 billion by 2020*. There are several ways high tech companies can capitalize on this burgeoning market. Among the most important are selling new digital services, introducing products to market faster and improving customer service and loyalty.

Sell More Services

The proliferation of IIoT-connected devices is helping companies rapidly shift from selling only products to selling products and digital services, thereby generating more revenue streams. By adding product-service hybrid business models, companies can sell more types of services using different types of products. For example, a smartphone manufacturer could form an alliance with a fitness device manufacturer to share applications and services offered to customers. By working together to create more value for customers, each could gain more revenue opportunities. Both companies could also collaborate to make customer data that they store and share on their devices more valuable. With the same products, they could offer customers new services and therefore broaden their customer bases.

Introduce Products to Market Faster

As the IIoT becomes more pervasive, companies could introduce products and services not only faster, but with lower upfront investments. For instance, a smartphone manufacturer could create and introduce to consumers a smart wallet application that offers banking services. In doing so, they could find out quickly whether those

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ever – the right information, at the right time, to the right people. By connecting more broadly, companies can add more value. Smartphone manufacturers, for example, will be able to collect quick feedback about how their products are being used – or not – and make swift and informed decisions based on that information. This feedback will generate more opportunities to build more sharply focused products and services, generate more continuous dialogue with customers and increase their loyalty and trust.

Final Thoughts

To further capitalize on this IIoT market, these companies should consider two actions:

First, embrace digital on a much larger scale. One of the biggest reasons IIoT is taking off is the industry’s inexorable and comprehensive shift towards digital mindsets on a much broader scale than ever. Every business is a digital business and every consumer is a digital consumer. This means digital is becoming the industry’s central driver of all strategic decisions, investments and performance metrics. Importantly, IIoT market momentum is marching in lockstep with digital momentum. As more of these companies embrace digital mindsets more comprehensively, they could be taking advantage more expansively of IIoT business opportunities. Digital growth is fueling IIoT growth and vice versa. To make smart investment and

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strategic IIoT decisions, all strategic planning and investing needs to be assessed from a digital point of view. Second, pursue acquisitions and alliances. IIoT convergence is not one set of technologies, nor one set of products, nor one set of services, nor one type of application. It’s a collection of all of these — and more. This convergence is a dynamic mix of businesses, technologies, capabilities, systems and services leveraging the growing power and versatility of global networks, systems and processes. It is a multi-dimensional growth phenomenon. In this arena, no one company can do it all. Where companies have product, service or technology gaps, they need to engage in acquisitions and access a broader ecosystem of alliances and business partners. The IIoT is here. And it will continue to be one of the biggest “things” to impact electronics and high tech for the next several years.

More insights about the IIoT can be found in a new Accenture report titled, Industrial Internet of Things Reimagining the Possibilities.

Internet of Things – Reimagining the Possibilities. *David Floyer, “Defining and Sizing the Industrial

*David Floyer, “Defining and Sizing the Industrial Internet,” Wikibon, June 27, 2013; Peter C. Evans and Marco Annunziata, “General Electric: Industrial Internet, Pushing the Boundaries of Minds and Machines,” November 2012.

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New GHS Labels App for Brady Workstation

Brady (Milwaukee, WI) has released a new GHS Labels app as part of its Brady Workstation label-creation platform.This new app makes aligning with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) simpler by featuring easy uploading and storing of Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information, and label creation capabilities.The GHS Labels app was designed around SDS information. That means users can easily set up and maintain a chemi- cal database by importing the SDS content for any chemical. Once this chem- ical information is set up, users simply pick a chemical, pick a size and print the needed labels. With the right information stored in Brady Workstation’s GHS Labels app, chemical labels can be created and printed whenever you need them to keep your facility safe and compliant. Once created, the labels can be printed on Brady’s BBP31, BBP33, BBP85 and GlobalMark2 printers. If you don’t have a printer, you can send it to bradyintl@brady- corp.com for printing.

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LEESON Electric (Grafton, WI) announces an expan- sion of its brakemotor line to include high cycle brakemotors. The design of the brakemotor allows for a quicker response than typical brakemotors can offer. According to the company, high cycle brakemotors are a perfect fit for applications that require frequent starting and stopping such as conveyors. Product features include:

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L50 Electronic Lock

The new L50 lock is the latest solution for security management on Rousseau (St-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec) cabinets.

It has been designed for use on all

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Adjustable Pole Top Slip Fit Mounted LED Light Fixture

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has announced the release of a 150 watt LED explosion proof pole top slip fitter light. The EPLC2-PT-150LED-RT provides operators with a powerful and ener- gy efficient alternative to traditional hazardous location luminaries, says the company. The EPLC2-PT-150LED- RT Class 2 Division 1 & 2 pole top slip fit mount explosion proof light fixture provides 12,000 lumens of high quali- ty light while drawing only 150 watts. The copper free aluminum alloy body

is powder coated for added durability.

A special heat dissipating design helps this fixture to achieve an excel- lent 60,000 hour rated lifespan with 80 percent lumen retention. A light weight and a low profile make this unit an attractive alter- native to larger and heavier older fix- tures and requires less hardware to install.

Other features include:

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A slip fit yoke, built to customers specifications, enabling operators to mount this explosion proof LED light to their specific pole size.

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allows users to choose the security management system that works best. There are various options to choose from, somewhat akin to traditional keys (master codes, different codes, identi- cal codes). For example, managers can create up to 20 different codes for each user or, conversely, choose to use a dif- ferent code per cabinet.

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2015 NEW PRODUCTS 36 Expert Series Infared Cameras Fluke Corporation (Everett, WA) has launched its highest

Fluke Corporation (Everett, WA) has launched its highest resolution infrared camera series ever: the Fluke TiX Series Infrared Cameras. According to the company, the TiX Expert Series delivers highly detailed image quality, the most advanced focusing options available on one infrared camera and the versatility to capture accurate measurements from targets that are challenging, dangerous or moving too fast. According to Fluke, the SuperResolution mode feature on the TiX1000 and TiX660 cameras increase image resolution, when viewed in the included SmartView software, four times more than what you get on camera. This higher resolution helps better identify potential issues that might have been missed. Some other key features include:

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Non-Woven Surface Conditioning

Norton | Saint-Gobain (Watervliet, NY) has launched an expansion of its Norton Rapid Prep non-woven surface conditioning product line. This Norton Bear-Tex portfolio now includes a new RF (regular flex) line of aluminum oxide (A/O) products which are ideal for extremely demanding belt and quick change disc applications. Features include:

An innovative design that combines premium A/O abrasive grain with a strongY-wt. polyester backing, making Norton Rapid Prep RF A/O highly durable and flexible with extremely low stretch charac- teristics.

The Norton | Saint-Gobain proprietary Clean Bond resin technology for a smear-free finish, eliminating rework process steps and improving productivity.

A design for use in belt forms where high-tensile machines and/ or operating conditions require a belt with low stretch properties.

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Submersible Level Transmitters

AutomationDirect’s (Cumming, GA) ProSense line of level sen- sors now includes SLT series submersible level transmitters designed for applications such as lift station monitoring, tank liquid level, wastewater and slurry tank liquid level control. Available in two styles, the ProSense SLT series submers- ible level sensors provide liquid level measurement by contin- ually sensing hydrostatic pres- sure produced by the height of liquid above the sensor and providing a 4-20 mA output signal compatible with PLCs, panel meters, data loggers and other electronic equipment. The SLT1 series features a slim 1" diameter housing and a ported bullet nose cap for protection of the sensor diaphragm, and is available in cable lengths ranging from 30 feet to 140 feet and with sensing ranges of 0-5 psig to 0-50 psig.

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Z-Axis Depth Measuring Microscope

Titan Tool Supply, Inc. (Buffalo, NY) introduces a new Z-Axis Depth Measuring Microscope which is designed to measure minute variations in height not easily distinguished by

mechanical means. The microscope has many applications in the electronics industry, includ- ing the semiconductor field, where it measures heights of the bonded portion of lead wire, wafer bump, lead frames and solder. The new microscope also measures the step height of hybrid integrated circuits and terminal steps on multi-layer PC boards. Other applications include:

Measuring the depth of minute cracks.

Engraving depth of printing rolls and plastic molds.

Depth grooves of computer diskettes.

Depth of score on beverage cans.

Visual Workplace Catalog

Depth of score on beverage cans. Visual Workplace Catalog Visual Workplace, Inc 's (Byron Center, MI)

Visual Workplace, Inc's (Byron Center, MI) comprehensive catalog details the company’s complete line of 5S, Lean and Visual Management solu- tions, highlighting the Mobile In-House Sign Shop (MIHSS). According to the company, the MIHSS is an affordable tool that gives users the abil- ity to quickly and easily make their own signs, banners and other visuals, on-site, at a savings up to 75 percent. Additional 5S, Lean and Visual Management products include:

FLOOR-Mark Tape and Floor-Mark Symbols — durable alterna- tive to paint and traditional floor tape needed to mark path- ways and provide visual guidance throughout your facility.

Printed custom signs and banners — high quality, competitive- ly priced signs and banners needed to deliver the right mes- sage and the right image, on time and on budget.

SHADOW-Mark tool shadow tape, Pegboard and accessories — an easy method to make tool shadows needed to designate a specific location for every item in your workplace.

Pre-Made Safety Signs — a wide selection of OSHA safety and facility signs needed to inform, protect and bring awareness to facility condition.

GPM Industrial Pressure Washer

Water Cannon's (Lake Mary, FL) 17K12 GPM industrial pressure wash- er features a Kohler CH750 Electric Start 30HP twin cylinder gasoline powered engine; 15 Gallon Long Run Fuel Tank; Roll Cage Protection; Poly Chain Drive; TSF Series General Triplex Plunger Pump; 12.0GPM - 2800PSI; 3+5+ Lifetime Manufacturer's Warranty; and 50' Hose, Trigger Gun. With 12 GPM and 2800 PSI, users are blasting grime with 33,600 Effective Cleaning Units (ECUs). This series also offers an optional portable wheel and push handle kit. Water Cannon Pressure Washers meet or exceed all 2014 EPA and State of California regulations relating to fuel tanks, vents and carbon canisters and can be sold in all 50 States in the U.S.

canisters and can be sold in all 50 States in the U.S. Duralube Product Series apolis,

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Power management company Eaton (Syracuse, NY) has introduced the V-Spring Telescoping Light Pole from its Crouse- Hinds business, designed to increase safety and reduce labor costs associated with installing and maintaining lights at indus- trial facilities.The controlled lowering pole features spring assistance to easily move the fixture up and down vertically. The V-Spring system may prevent the need for workers to work at heights when they need to clean or repair the light. The V-Spring Telescoping Light Pole enables work to be completed on the walkway or platform. It uses spring assistance to offset the pole and the light’s weight and enables a worker to safely and easily lower or raise the light fixture.The innovative system reduces the necessary number of workers as well as the time it takes to install, clean or repair the light fixture. By removing the need to work at heights, the V-Spring lowering pole can contribute to decreased regulatory costs.

Hydraulic Hose and Couplings

to decreased regulatory costs. Hydraulic Hose and Couplings Kurt Hydraulics (Minneapolis, MN) introduces its new Push-

Kurt Hydraulics (Minneapolis, MN) introduces its new Push- On Hose and Push-Loc Hose Couplings for low pressure appli- cations.The product combination allows the Push-On fittings to be easily and quickly inserted into the hose for a tight fit; no spe- cial crimping tools are needed. Specifics include:

The Push-On hose has very strong coupling retention. A spe- cially designed spiral polyester material inside the hose locks onto the fitting. The tight grip remains constant under pres- sure up to 250P PSI for leak-free operation. Flexible and ver- satile for a wide range of low pressure installations, the hose operates in temperature ranges from -20 to 180 degrees F. Designed to integrate with Kurt Hydraulic hose, the Push- Loc couplings are precision machined of corrosion resis- tant brass. They attach to Push-On hose both in the field and in manufacturing settings without crimping or other special tools needed. Kurt Hydraulics Push-Loc hose cou- plings are available in 22 different types and popular sizes.

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Portable Vibration Reference

Meggitt Sensing Systems (Germantown, MD) is announcing the launch of the New Handheld Shaker. The ReferenceMate por- table vibration reference quickly and easily checks operation and set-up of accelerom- eters and velocity sensors in the field. The REF2500 promotes continuous cost savings through affordability and steady equipment performance. Key features of ReferenceMate include:

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in both peak and RMS mode.

Easy front panel operation.

Compatibility with sensors weighing up to 250 grams (standard IEPE, triaxial, velocity).

Extended battery life.

Multiple elements that ensure accurate readings and proper operation. LED indicators activate if battery levels are low or if the unit is overloaded. A built- in reference accelerometer maintains a

g test level for sensors weighing up to 250 grams.

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Thin Plate Pure Lead Batteries

EnerSys (Reading, PA) recently introduced NexSys 12NXS120 and 12NXS158 Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) batter- ies. Due to the power dense TPPL construc- tion, NexSys batteries typically occupy 30 percent less space than the equivalent lead cal- cium product. Ideal for multi-shift operations, NexSys batteries allow for rapid charging during shift breaks, with extended battery run times well beyond conventional batteries. Virtually maintenance-free, they are well suited for small traction applications including floor care and cleaning machines, pallet trucks, shuttle personnel carriers and industrial util- ity vehicles. The robust TPPL construction features com- pressed Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) plate separators with high electrolyte absorption and stability to enhance cyclic capability and provide extreme vibration resistance.

cyclic capability and provide extreme vibration resistance. GM Data Acquisition System Yokogawa Electric Corporation

GM Data Acquisition System

extreme vibration resistance. GM Data Acquisition System Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Sugar Land, TX) announc- es

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Sugar Land, TX) announc- es the development of the SMARTDAC+ GM data acquisi- tion system. The SMARTDAC+ is designed for the acquisition and record- ing of data such as temperature, voltage, current, flow rate and pressure for the evaluation testing of products, monitoring of plant equipment and environmental mon- itoring. The SMARTDAC+ GM data acquisition system improves operational efficiency due to its modular design, which facilitates the mounting and removal of mod- ules. In addition, the SMARTDAC+ GM system supports Bluetooth wireless communications for use with handheld mobile devices. Some important enhancements on the SMARTDAC+ GM data acquistion system include:

A new Module base that eliminates the need for a base plate and enables the mounting and dismounting of single modules.

Bluetooth connectivity to tablets running the Android OS.

The SMARTDAC+ GM system, which can be connect- ed with an Ethernet cable to a Yokogawa Meters & Instruments’ WT300/500/1800 power analyzer. This is used to perform the simultaneous measurements of temperature and power that are often required to test the performance of certain devices.

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