Tool for measuring shaft plumbness
Ludeca offers Inclineo, a shaft plumbness measurement system that uses electronic inclinometer technology with a resolution of 0.0003 degree, the company says.
The company says Inclineo can be used with interchangeable mounting bases to measure relative or absolute angularity, flatness, levelness, or parallelism of surfaces, as well as plumbness of vertical shafts, perpendicularity of planes, and straightness along a line. Inclineo features rotatable housing to allow measure-ments at any angular position, Ludeca says.
The tool atta-ches to the shaft magnetically.
Ensuring that shafts are plumb reduces wear, imbalan-ces, vibrations, and temperatures, thus increasing bearing life and improving overall efficiency, the company says.
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Schweitzer Engineering upgrades protection relay
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. (SEL) provides a new feature, arc flash detection, on its SEL-751A feeder protection relay.
This relay provides complete feeder protection, with overcurrent, overvoltage, undervoltage, and frequency elements, the company says.
The sensor's high-speed, high-current interrupting outputs minimize the total fault-clearing time, the company says. And light-sensing technology allows fast overcurrent protection without false tripping, SEL says.
The relay can be installed into new switchgear or retrofit into existing equipment, SEL says. Project operators with SEL-751A relays already installed can upgrade them using the field-installable arc-flash detection kit.
The relay also allows remote metering, event, and maintenance information with Ethernet or serial communication, SEL says.
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Flow Science releases new version of FLOW-3D software
Flow Science Inc. announces the release of a new version of its FLOW-3D computational fluid dynamics software.
The company says FLOW-3D v9.4 offers many new benefits, including multi-sediment scour and bed load transport model, scour potential model, non-linear Stokes waves, temperature-dependent material properties, and new hydraulic data output.
Flow Science says FLOW-3D provides engineers valuable insight into many physical flow processes. Flow-3D is an all-inclusive package, with an integrated graphical user interface.
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Campbell Scientific upgrades support software
Campbell Scientific offers LoggerNet 4, the newest version of its data logger support software.
LoggerNet is computer software for the company's data loggers that supports programming, communication, and data retrieval between Campbell Scientific data loggers and a personal computer. LoggerNet consists of a server application and several client applications integrated into a single product, the company says. The server stores data in a cache and writes data to a variety of formats, including ASCII, binary, and XML, Campbell Scientific says.
New features for LoggerNet 4 are more user-configurable options; View Pro, a data display tool; and Network Planner, a tool that allows development, modeling, and verification of PakBus networks.
Campbell Scientific offers a 30-day trial version of LoggerNet 4.
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Star-Oddi announces updated website
Star-Oddi has updated its website at www.star-oddi.com. The company manufactures technology for fish tagging, as well as temperature and depth loggers.
The company says this redesigned website contains several new features, including a "Choose by sensor" option on the Products page. This feature allows users to select a particular type of sensor (temperature, pressure, conductivity, tilt, magnetic field strength, or acoustic receiver) and receive a narrowed product list.
Another new feature is a comparison option, which allows users to compare various features of up to three products at the same time, such as sensors, size, battery life, and accuracy.
In addition, the redesigned site contains a newsletter specific to those with an interest in fisheries, as well as online access to brochures and user manuals.
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Jergens offers line of machine vises
Jergens Inc. announces availability of a line of Precision Machine Vises.
The company says this line is ideal for prototype and tool room applications, versus high-volume production operations. The vises come in a wide array of sizes, styles, and configurations to meet almost any precision machining application requirements, Jergens says.
Jergens offers other vises for high-volume production operations, including manual and hydraulic versions.
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