August 2021, Vol. 248, No. 8

What's New

What's New August 2021

T.D. Williamson  



T.D. Williamson enhanced its Multiple Dataset (MDS) gouge vs. metal loss (GvML) classifier, resulting in the industry’s first published performance specification for gouge identification and depth sizing within a dent. MDS offers comprehensive mechanical damage assessment by leveraging multiple technologies on a single inspection platform, where data are easily correlated to identify coincident threats. The new classifier identifies gouges in natural gas and hazardous liquids pipelines with greater confidence and provides depth sizing of gouge and corrosion features using field-validated tolerances.  




Weldcote introduced its MIG 200 Striker multipurpose welding machine for steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Designed for metal inert gas (MIG), tungsten inert gas (TIG) and stick welding, the machine is a small, compact, dual-voltage (115-volt or 230-volt) unit with digital readouts that automatically identifies the power grid voltage and operates accordingly. The welder features power factor corrector (PFC), which increases power efficiency, reduces input power requirements and stabilizes the welding current, maximizing efficiency on extension cords and generators. The MIG 200 Striker is a single-phase inverter for synergic operation with MIG, lift TIG and stick welding. An optional spool gun, 15-inch (381-mm) MIG gun and 12-inch (305-mm) TIG torch can be purchased separately.  





The new Cat D7 dozer offers high-drive undercarriage design, increased performance and the broadest choice of easy-to-use technology features. A fully automatic,four-speed transmission offers optimal fuel and dozing efficiency. At 265 horsepower (197 kilowatts) and an operating weight of 65,644 pounds(29,776 kg), the new D7 dozer replaces the D7E. The D7 moves up to 8% more material per hour than the D7E, with about 6% more weight and 12% more horsepower. Blade capacity is increased by 10%, and the elevated sprocket undercarriage delivers better ride and balance, as well as increased penetration force. The completely redesigned cab, common with the D5 and D6/D6 XE, offers more space, multiple seat and control adjustments for optimal comfort and a 10-inch (254-mm) touchscreen operator interface.   





The Matrox NRG, a multi-output redundant power supply unit (RPSU), provides zero-compromise uptime protection of Matrox encoders, decoders, IP KVMs, and multi-monitor controllers. Featuring two hot-swappable power supply modules and IP connectivity for status monitoring and output control, Matrox NRG maintains high-performance encoding, streaming, recording, decoding, extension, switching and display operations in 24/7 and mission-critical environments. The device includes two field-replaceable redundant power supply modules of 300 watts each, with hot-swap functionality to replace an individual power module without interrupting the 12-volt outputs. Automatic load balancing ensures even usage of both power supplies, extending their service life.  





Siemens is offering the Simotics SD200 severe-duty motor in frame size 440. Providing high productivity and energy-efficient operation in all torque ranges, these new cast-iron National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) motors are built to power pumps, fans, compressors, hoists, winders and similar equipment in harsh environments. With a three-year warranty, the SD200 motors offer 75 to 800-horsepower output and feature 444-5013 cast-iron frames for operation in 460-volt and 575-volt ranges. They meet or exceed NEMA Premium MG1 Table 12-12 efficiencies. A wide selection of options is offered, including IP56 ingress protection, encoders, brakes and blowers, plus others to suit the applications presented. Each die-cast aluminum rotor assembly is dynamically balanced for extended bearing life and includes a high-strength C1045 carbon steel shaft for maximum performance..  




Best Purging Systems (BPS) Corporation offers UL-listed National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 496 Type Y&Z Purging and Pressurization Units for enclosures up to 250 cubic feet in Class I and II Division 2, Group A, B, C & D Hazardous Locations. These units provide all required controls indicators and alarms to meet code. Applications include large refinery control panels, special analyzers, portable laboratory equipment and label printers. Type Y&Z Purging and Pressurization solution highlights include the following: suitable for Class I and II, Division 2, Group A, B, C and D hazardous locations up to 250 cu. Ft.; meet/exceed NEC – NFPA 70, NFPA 496, EN 50016, and IEC 60079-02;  The units are available in universal, vertical and horizontal configurations.  





Brooks Instrument added the GT1600 Series of glass tube variable area flowmeters to its industry-leading family of variable area flowmeter products. The flowmeter features high-quality design and materials, such as 316 stainless steel construction and a polycarbonate shield. The adjustable, transparent scale improves readability and allows for offset correction to compensate for process variation. In addition, the process connection can be rotated 360 degrees so users can view from all directions. The GT1600 is available with a variety of connections to fit existing piping arrangements or mount to a panel or wall. It can also work as a drop-in retrofit for the Brooks Instrument GT1000, GT1300 and Full-View 1100 Series of flowmeters, which have been widely used for decades.   





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