ABB Analyzers Bring Speed and Precision to Gasoline Blending for Bahrain Petroleum
Blenders

ABB Analyzers Bring Speed and Precision to Gasoline Blending for Bahrain Petroleum

A uniquely fast and precise ABB gasoline blending solution is helping oil refineries all over the world save millions of dollars a year by improving blending accuracy and avoiding product losses. A recent case in point is a major oil refinery in the Persian Gulf. Zurich, Switzerland, August 13, 2009 --The ABB FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) analyzer is at the heart of a new blend...

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Sensors / Detectors / Transducers

Pioneering Wind Observing System to Be Installed in the USA

Wind energy production to benefit from increased predictability The world leader in environmental measurement, Vaisala, together with electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) have joined forces on a pioneering pilot project in the USA that will take observing and forecasting for wind energy production to the next level. The...

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Micromanipulator features fully enclosed 3-axis design.
Manipulators

Micromanipulator features fully enclosed 3-axis design.

Weighing 2 kg, Model MP63 combines DC gear motors, rotary encoders, lead screws, and non-contact limit switches in fully enclosed assembly. Unit provides 25 mm stroke in each direction with 5 micron accuracy and ±1 micron repeatability. Standard straightness and flatness is ±3 microns. Cable connectors are located on one end, and, as option, assembly can be made clean room compatible.

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Wolf Robotics Integrates Fanuc Robots with Welding SmartPositioners® at Fabtech
Positioners

Wolf Robotics Integrates Fanuc Robots with Welding SmartPositioners® at Fabtech

Wolf Robotics Positioner Product Line now available with Fanuc Robots. Fort Collins, CO: Wolf Robotics now offers robotic arc welding cells featuring Fanuc ARC Mate Robots and Wolf SmartPositioners®. The SmartPositioners are a complete family of positioner configurations in single and multi-axis configurations available in sizes from 2000 kg up to 100,000 kg capacities. The positioners...

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Dual Gauge prevents deep battery discharge.
Meters

Dual Gauge prevents deep battery discharge.

By preventing battery from dipping below specified state of charge, Battery Discharge Indicator and Hour Meter Dual Gauge helps optimize battery life. Lockout gauge version uses internal relay to shutdown battery, while lift-lockout version allows lift equipment to cycle down to bottom of range before locking out of battery. Both fully sealed units prevent operator from continuing to use...

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Linear Motor Stages promote accuracy, throughput, uptime.
Positioners

Linear Motor Stages promote accuracy, throughput, uptime.

Available in 4 models that deliver 25, 50, 100, and 150 mm travel, MMG Mini-Mag offers uncompensated accuracy from 2-8 Â-µm, resolution from 1.0-5 nm, and repeatability to ±0.4 µm. Stages have 8 kg load capacity, anti-creep linear guideway, and adjustable limits. Feedback mechanism promotes uncompensated accuracy, and 3-phase brushless motor enables control with various OTS...

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Tractor Canopies

World's Largest Fiberglass Umbrella Introduced by small Florida manufacturer.

Oldsmar, FL - STM Industries announced today the introduction of an eight-feet diameter solid fiberglass umbrella, a sister product to its line of six-feet in diameter umbrellas. As part of its twenty-fifth year in business celebration," STM Industries decided to "do something big" said Junior Colon, shop supervisor. After having made tens of thousands of solid fiberglass umbrellas seen at...

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Laser Mechanisms' New FiberCut Processing Head Exceeds Expectations at LASER 2009
Plasma / Flame / Laser Cutters and Cutting Machinery

Laser Mechanisms' New FiberCut Processing Head Exceeds Expectations at LASER 2009

Laser Mechanisms recently introduced their new FiberCut processing head to enthusiastic crowds at the LASER World of PHOTONICS trade fair in Munich, Germany (June 15-18, 2009). While show organizers reported a slight downturn in the number of show attendees from the last LASER event held in 2007, Laser Mechanisms experienced a steady flow of activity - with many visitors wanting to discuss how to...

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A Matter of Life or Death Micromachining
Lasers

A Matter of Life or Death Micromachining

In the precision manufacturing of medical stents, qualilty is a matter of life or death. For this critical micro-machining, more fabricators from around stake their reputations on the exacting performance of Laser Mech's FineKerf laser cutting head. Engineered as a rugged, industrial-style unit for use in the medical processing field, the FineKerf head delivers consistent kerf widths as low as 5...

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New Technology Mines One of World's Oldest Chemicals
Controls and Controllers

New Technology Mines One of World's Oldest Chemicals

If you grow it, process it, eat it, wear it, clean it or cleanse with it, watch it, listen to it, ride in it or ride on it, somewhere along the line soda ash derived from trona is involved. While the use of soda ash dates back more than five centuries, its modern source-from mined trona-is measured in mere decades. After salt and lime, soda ash is the third chemical known to have been used by...

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