Product News - March 2013

Product News - March 2013
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Xylem open-channel UV system

The WEDECO Duron open-channel ultraviolet disinfection system from Xylem eliminates the need for chemical-based disinfection while reducing energy costs. Designed for midsize to large open channels, the system delivers clean, safe-treated wastewater in a minimal footprint. 704/409-9700; www.xylem.com.

Reed PE electrofusion pipe scraper

The PE scraper from Reed Manufacturing Co. removes dirt and oxidation from the outside diameter of pipe in preparation for the electrofusion process. Features include a non-skid, spring-loaded blade to keep constant pressure on the pipe for a smooth, finished surface. The scraper can be used anywhere along the pipe. A 6-inch clearance is required for turning the scraper around the pipe. 800/666-3691; www.reedmfgco.com.

Extech remote clamp meter readings app

The EX845 METERLINK industrial app from Extech Instruments enables plant workers who use Extech's EX845 clamp meter to remotely view and display readings from the meter on an Android phone or tablet from 30 feet away. The app is available at the Google Play Store. 603/324-7801; www.extech.com.

Val-Matic Swing-Flex check valve

The Swing-Flex check valve from Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp. features a smooth, unrestricted, full-flow design for sludge and slurries and non-slam performance. Valve sizes range from 2 through 48 inches with fusion-bonded epoxy interior and exterior for pressure ranges up to 250 psi. 630/941-7600; www.valmatic.com.

Opto 22 upgraded I/O processors

G4D32EB2-UPG and G4EB2 I/O processors from Opto 22 enable automation professionals to upgrade a legacy mistic or Pamux G4 digital I/O system on a serial network to operate as part of a modern, Ethernet/TCP-based control system without replacing or modifying existing I/O or field wiring. 800/321-6786; www.opto22.com.

Badger electromagnetic flowmeter

The M2000 electromagnetic flowmeter from Badger Meter features an open-flow design that reduces pressure loss and achieves an accuracy rate of ± 0.25 percent. Communication protocols include HART, Modbus, RTU and PROFIBUS DP options. 800/876-3837; www.badgermeter.com.

Watson-Marlow chemical injection pumps

The 520R high-pressure chemical injection metering pump from the Watson-Marlow Pumps Group delivers flows to 55 gph and pressures to 100 psi. The tube element and pump head design enables the unit to be utilized in applications requiring accurate metering, dosing and transferring of harsh chemicals, including sodium hypochlorite, ferric chloride, sodium bisulfate, fluoride, carbon and lime slurries, polymers, aqueous ammonia, potassium permanganate and caustic slurries. 800/282-8823; www.wmpg.com.

Festo scalable water control system

The off-the-shelf modular and scalable water treatment control system from Festo Corp. provides operators with a graphical overview of the treatment process in real time. Graphical animation and touch-sensitive areas on the operator terminal create an intuitive interface. Touching the image of a valve, filter or pump brings up detailed information, including level, pressure, temperature and flow. 800/993-3786; www.festo.com.

Endress+Hauser electromagnetic flowmeter

The Proline Promag L800 battery-powered electromagnetic flowmeter from Endress+Hauser is designed for use in remote water and wastewater sites. It features an integrated GSM/GPRS cellphone system that allows data, such as alarms or totalizer counts, to be transmitted as email. The flowmeter can be configured as a point-to-point connection, or as a modem that can be openly accessed via the Internet or company intranet. A built-in data logger saves information on a 2 GB SD card and can be configured to send emails periodically (daily) with a CVS file attached. 888/363-7377; www.us.endress.com.

FreeWave board version wireless data radio

The FGR2-P board-level version, license-free, long-range wireless data radio from FreeWave Technologies offers industrial serial and Ethernet wireless connectivity. It can be incorporated into the Rockwell Automation family of PLC solutions in the water, wastewater, and oil and gas industries. 800/548-5616; www.freewave.com.

Omega turbine meter with pulse output

The FTB-630 series of turbine meters from Omega Engineering has a non-resettable mechanical totalizer for 2-, 3-, 4-, 6- and 8-inch pipe sizes. Made of cast iron and epoxy-coated, the meters have an optional pulse output and can be equipped with magnetic pulse reed sensors for remote totalizing, pacing of electronic metering pumps and water treatment applications. 800/826-6342; www.omega.com.

Fluid Components flow switch/monitor

The FS10A analyzer flow switch/monitor from Fluid Components International is designed for use with 1/8- to 1/2-inch tubing. Electronics can be integrally mounted or remote-mounted from the sensor element. There are no moving parts to foul or clog and no cavities, orifices or dead-legs to trap or contaminate samples. Applications include liquid or gas analyzer sampling systems with choice of electronic outputs, including open collector, relay and 4-20 mA. Limit alarms are programmable for time delay and/or hysteresis. 800/854-1993; www.fluidcomponents.com.

Ditch Witch vacuum excavator

The 49 hp FX50 vacuum excavator from Ditch Witch is designed for a range of cleanup and soft excavation tasks, including cleaning out sewers and valve boxes, horizontal directional drilling support, removing road construction debris, posthole digging and exposing utilities. The unit can be configured with a choice of four water tanks (80 to 500 gallons), four spoils tanks (300 to 1,200 gallons), hydraulic boom and hydraulic valve exerciser. 800/654-6481; www.ditchwitch.com.

Tamarron adhesive bonds HDPE, poly pipe

Tam Tech adhesive from Tamarron Technology is designed to work with hard-to-bond materials, including HDPE (high-density polyethylene), LDPE, polypropylene, ABS, nylon, Teflon, rubber, TPV and Santoprene. It also bonds to concrete, steel and aluminum. Supplied in dispensable cartridges, the adhesive bonds without heat or flame. 800/277-3207; www.tamarrontechnology.com.

Electric Eel ACE2 pipeline inspection system

The Ecam ACE 2 pipeline inspection system from Electric Eel Mfg. Co. has one-touch USB recording, on-screen footage counter, and wheel kit for easy transportation and maneuverability. Features include 1.68-inch-diameter color camera, 200 feet of Kevlar-braided 1/2-inch-diameter push cable, 512 Hz sonde, 5.4-inch LCD monitor, reel brake and centering skid. 800/833-1212; www.electriceel.com.

McElroy pipe roller

The MegaMc Rollers pipe roller from McElroy Manufacturing is designed for 12-inch IPS to 54-inch O.D. polyethylene pipes. The rollers keep pipe off the ground and aids in the pulling of fused pipe. They are tip-resistant and have a capacity of 9,000 pounds per unit. 918/836-8611; www.mcelroy.com/fusion.

Sure Seal aeration butterfly valves

Two-inch aeration butterfly valves from Sure Seal replace conventional ball valves and eliminate the need for additional components for individual hopper aeration. Weighing 3 pounds, the valves, designed not to gall or freeze up, are made of a lightweight alloy and the seats of FDA-approve silicone. They have a temperature range of -40 to 350 degrees F and maximum operating pressure of 100 psi. 800/382-1604; www.suresealinc.com.



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