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Handheld Digital Scale checks brush holder spring force.

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August 2, 2006 - Battery-operated Digiscale helps detect improper spring force before excessive brush or commutator wear causes downtime. It comes with strap and roller, either of which can be attached to spring assembly. Once attached, scale is pulled taut by comfort-grip handle, and measured force is immediately displayed in ½ in. LCD numerals. Automatically zeroing scale reads force measurements of spiral torsion springs and constant force springs up to 10 lb.

Helwig Carbon Products, Inc.

8900 W. Tower Ave., P.O. Box 240160, Milwaukee, WI, 53224 9008, USA

Original Press Release

Helwig's Digiscale Checks Brush Holder Spring Force

Press release date: July 27, 2006

Handheld Digital Scale Helps Optimize Carbon Brush Life

Milwaukee, WI (July 27, 2006) Helwig Carbon Products, Inc. is pleased to introduce its new Digiscale, a handheld digital scale that provides quick, accurate readings for brush holder spring force. The Digiscale helps detect improper spring force before excessive brush or commutator wear causes costly downtime.

"The Digiscale saves companies thousands of dollars by protecting against improper spring force, which decreases brush life," states Helwig's President, Jay Koenitzer. "It is easy to use and lets you know in a few minutes if you need to adjust the spring pressure."

The Digiscale comes with a strap and roller, either of which can be attached to the spring assembly. Once attached, the scale is pulled taut by the comfort-grip handle. The measured force is immediately displayed in easy-to-read 1/2 inch LCD numerals. Helwig's battery-operated Digiscale accurately reads force measurements of both spiral torsion springs and constant force springs up to 10 lbs. (± 2 oz.). Convenient automatic zeroing ensures measurement of only the spring force, not the weight of the strap or roller, so that every reading is precise.

For more information about the Digiscale call the company at 800-962-4851. For information on Helwig's products, visit their Web site at www.helwig.com. Helwig Carbon Products has been manufacturing carbon brushes and holders since 1928. The company's products are purchased worldwide.

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