December 2, 2014 - The new SKF Machine Tool Observer MTx serves as a single device connecting all operating-parameter sensors to actively monitor, observe and log the performance history of machine tool spindles, grinding machines or other rotating equipment. This flexible solution collects information about the accumulated condition levels of a machine tool via the connected sensors to provide intelligent monitoring with continuous recording and long-term storage of critical operating data. The MTx can be used as a standalone unit or integrated into a control system, whether for OEM or end-user applications. The technology ultimately supports preventive maintenance objectives by helping to detect operating abnormalities before they can escalate.
Winters new line of Explosion Proof (LXP) and Intrinsically Safe (LIS) Pressure Transmitters are designed for harsh environments with their rugged stainless steel construction, NEMA 4X, 6P, 7 or 9 enclosure ratings and high resistance to shock and vibration. Typical applications include oil & gas installations, pipelines and power plants.
August 20, 2014 – Emerson Process Management’s new CSI 9360 vibration/position transmitter offers an economical solution for extending basic protection to compressor, pump and fan assets. Developed using OEM-supplied specifications, the transmitter detects emerging sleeve bearing issues by capturing vibration or position data and translating it into a 4-20mA signal for monitoring. This advanced warning allows customers to shut down these assets before significant equipment damage occurs or production is impacted.
July 25, 2014 — Des-Case Corporation, a leading manufacturer of contamination control products that improve process equipment reliability, has launched a new line of desiccant breathers called Extended Series — aptly named, as the breathers will help companies extend the life of their lubricants, the life of their equipment, the amount of time between maintenance intervals and, most importantly, maintenance budgets.