The H 2 O Type 374 valve is designed to provide excellent performance in water applications. The new true union valve, which is NSF 61 certified for potable water applications, is available in sizes ranging from 3/8 to 4 in.
Several industry alliances, organizations, and committees are working to make wireless manufacturing a practical reality. Among them are the Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance (WINA, www.wina.org), the Instrumentation Systems and Automation Society's ISA-SP100 committee (www.isa.
The use of wireless devices to sense and control manufacturing processes is on its way to fulfilling its promise to cut costs, optimize processes, conserve energy, and predict equipment breakdowns.
By Ken Kingston and Matt HeschelExtend metal component life, increase reliability, and reduce overall costs sounds like typical sales hype. But that's exactly what shot peening accomplishes.
Before undertaking the shot peening process, there are a few questions to ask: 1. Are there areas of the part that cannot be peened? Parts can be masked with tooling or special tapes to protect surfaces that do not need peening and cannot have the surface finish changed.
The MagSpring is a new linear motion product designed to simplify design for packaging and material handling systems. The unit is engineered to do anything an air system can do in these systems.
Another clue into the industry's future comes from Bosch Rexroth at booth 431. The company introduces the EcoDrive Cs, a compact servo drive in the low power range, from 100 to 750 W. The compact drive works on single-phase and three-phase supply systems with input voltages up to 230 V.
COSMOS 2006, the newest version of the validation software, features a combination of new functionality and ease-of-use. The software is designed to enable companies to improve processes with time- and cost-saving analysis from a design's inception to its production.
A final clue is available at booth 2130 where Televac/ETI will display its glass ionization gauge. Designed to provide highly accurate measurement over a range of 2 x 10 -10 to 1 x 10 -3 Torr, the gauge's spring supported filament reduces any variation in filament to grid spacing.
The first clue can be found at booth 218, where George Fischer Inc. displays its SYGEF Plus piping system and IR 315 Plus infrared fusion machine. Both are intended specifically for ultra-pure water applications.
Additional evidence of the semiconductor industry’s future can be found at booth 3309 where Balluff Inc. will showcase its BOS 2K family of photoelectric sensors. These sensors combine full functionality in a miniature package that is 20 x 7.5 x 10 mm.