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Safe torque off suits medium-voltage drive

A new option within the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 7000 medium-voltage drive helps manufacturers and equipment builders simplify their functional safety design and meet the demands of international safety standards. Safe torque off technology allows users to reliably remove power from the motor without removing power to the drive, enabling a faster re-start of the system after a safe state is reached.

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Form magnets

INNOV-Spillman-150Company has published a six-page Ezy-Stryp Magnet Solution brochure that features a complete line of magnetic products for the concrete products industry: button and bar, utility and lifting device, coil and ferrule base, form liner, hole former, and pipe magnets, plus adapters and stackable magnetic side rails. In addition to the Ezy-Stryp magnet series and magnetic clamping devices, the company offers a wide range of plastic rebar accessories and protective devices; air and electric internal and external vibrators; production hardware and accessories; plus plant automation and machinery from Germany’s Weckenmann and Denmark’s Tekam. — Spillman Co., 800/44-FORMS;

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Theft-preventing silo monitor

INNOV-ScaleTron-150Company has upgraded its SiloWeigh II with a memory stick for data storage, allowing users to determine the weight of every delivery with an eye to theft detection. The readings history for all silos and tanks connected to the system is continually recorded on a standard USB stick, which can be transferred to a PC computer. Once recognized by the computer, the data can be imported into an Excel sheet, which automatically calculates the amount for every filling operation. After correction for any usage during the fill time, the result can be compared with delivery tickets. Although the weight recordings are not legally binding, they can be used to start a legal process or simply to discourage further fraud.

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Safety-geared, trapped keys

INNOV-KirkKey-150Company’s trapped key interlock systems ensure a predetermined safety sequence each time hazardous equipment is accessed or operated. To meet the needs of more challenging environments, the company has extended its Standard Duty (SD) brass interlocks with Medium Duty (MD) and Heavy Duty (HD) Series, equal to extremes in temperature, weather, dirt, and corrosive elements.

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Watson & Chalin adds air disc brakes to 13K steerable axle

INNOV-Watson-150With an eye to federal legislation limiting tractor stopping distance, the company has added air disc brakes (ADB) to its most popular capacity steerable model, the SL13K Series Tru-Track Alumilite. Equipped with “quick-change ride height system,” it suits mixer, dump, mixer, and heavy haul applications, and is available in a Super Short Rail version offering a compact mounting design when space requirements become critical.

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