Electri-Flex Stainless Steel Flexible Liquidtight Conduit
Our June Product Spotlight is on Electri-Flex Stainless Steel Flexible Liquidtight Conduit. Electri-Flex Company provides five varieties of jacketed stainless steel flexible conduits. The benefits of using stainless steel for the core of a liquidtight flexible conduit is that it provides high mechanical strength and exceptional resistance to corrosive atmospheres such as chemical processing, water treatment plants and other specialty applications where standard plated steel may not be adequate.
These types provide a broad array of variations dedicated to specific applications, such as Food Processing, Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Oil & Gas Refineries, Ship Building, Steel Mills, Power Plants, and Defense. Specialty product features include, but are not limited to, Food Grade/NSF Certified, Industrial Grade, Halogen-Free, Low Fire Hazard, and Extreme High/Low Temperature varieties. Stainless Steel Types include: LSSFG, LTSS, ZHSS, ATXSS, and ATSS. Get more information on Electri-Flex Stainless Steel Flexible Liquidtight Conduit online here or contact us.
Rockwell Automation Training Advisor
Our May Product Spotlight is on Rockwell Automation’s Training Advisor, which can help you determine a tailored training path for your workforce to obtain the knowledge required to successfully improve on-the-job performance.
This tool can help you identify skill and knowledge gaps hindering production performance and helps develop a training strategy that maximizes job performance and effectiveness.
Training Advisor compiles the assessment results and identifies areas for potential training. Use the results as justification to invest in training where it is most advantageous for your workforce.
GraceSense Predictive Maintenance System
Our April Product Spotlight is the GraceSense Predictive Maintenance System, a suite of smart devices that provide you with deep insight to predict failures, prevent downtime, and make better decisions using real-time data.
Advanced data analytics provide asset managers with deep insights to machine health to effectively prioritize resources and maximize the value of their maintenance spend. GraceSense technology improves overall plant reliability and maintenance metrics by remotely monitoring the asset health and sending timely notifications through SMS or email alerts when anomalous behavior is detected.
Products in this system include the Vibration & Temperature Node, Panel-Mount Node or Cloudgate, Hot Spot Monitor (HSM), and Maintenance Hub. Learn more about the GraceSense Predictive Maintenance System here, or contact us.
Hubbell’s inSIGHT Data Monitoring Solutions
Our March Product Spotlight is on Hubbell’s inSIGHT Data Monitoring Solutions. This line of intelligent Data Monitoring devices provide data directly at the point of use for analytics while helping to predict potential process changes. Important power and environmental data provided ranges from revenue grade billable metering, voltage, power, and internal device temperature. inSIGHT products include smart power monitoring cables, Ethernet gateways, pin and sleeve devices, circuit and environmental monitors, and software.
Data collection and analytics in today’s markets are increasingly important to ensuring efficiency, uptime, and quality. For any industrial manufacturer or data center owner, the ability to predict costly downtime before it happens is critical to maintaining productivity.
Bussmann’s CUBEFuse Compact Circuit Protector
Our February Product Spotlight is on the Bussmann series Compact Circuit Protector (CCP) for Class CF Low-Peak CUBEFuse, which delivers the smallest footprint compared to any Class J disconnect solution — requiring up to 69% less space.The CCP is a UL 98 Listed fused, branch-circuit disconnect that packs up to a 200 kA short-circuit current rating (SCCR) at 600 V to help increase equipment SCCR.
These high ratings and compact design make the CCP ideal for industrial control panels, machinery and HVAC applications. The CUBEFuse is the only product included in the UL Class CF. And it features industry-first plug-in capability for easier installation.
MTE’s dV/dt Sentry Motor Protection Filter
Our January Product Spotlight is on the dV/dt Sentry Motor Protection Filter, MTE’s latest offering for reducing common mode, peak voltage and rise times in one easy-to-integrate package. The dV Sentry has been proven to reduce common mode by over 50 percent. A Rockwell Encompass Partner, MTA offers a market leading, full range of solutions for motor protection and keep uptime and maximize productivity and their products are complementary with AB’s Variable Frequency Drives. The dV Sentry a revolutionary solution for motor protection. With its patented design, the dV Sentry is the first proven filter that provides common mode reduction, peak voltage protection and rise time reduction – all in one unit. This gives greater motor protection over time. It features a small footprint and easy terminations to make installation faster and easier. Plus, it runs quietly and radiates less heat than previous filters.
Rockwell Automation’s ThinManager: Produce More
Our December Product Spotlight is on Rockwell Automation’s ThinManager, which provides full redundancy and instant failover on the server side so that you keep all the components of your automation network running in high availability mode around the clock.
ThinManager offers centralized management solutions for the modern factory and office by simplifying management of applications and visual sources. It allows unprecedented control and security in a sustainable and scalable platform regardless of the size of your industrial environment or number of facilities. ThinManager’s thin client architecture allows for deployment of less expensive hardware while giving users the applications and tools familiar to them in a format that reduces management and hardware costs while increasing security.
Stratus Technologies ztC Edge and ftServer
Our November HESCO Product Spotlight is on Stratus Technologies‘ ztC Edge and ftServer.
ztc Edge is a turnkey computing platform with virtualization and reliability already built in to deploy highly available yet highly efficient business-critical SCADA/HMI systems and Historian databases quickly and easily.
It eliminates OT’s reliance on IT and allows them to focus on business of running their plant, not their computer systems.
Stratus’ ftServer — complete with hardware, software, and services — is an operationally simple platform that will keep your applications running with no downtime or data loss.
Belden High Quality VFD Cables
Our September HESCO Product Spotlight is on Belden‘s VFD cables. Variable-frequency AC motor drive output cables are subject to harsh operating settings characterized by high voltage spikes, high noise levels and adverse environmental conditions. As the original developer of high quality VFD cable and a Rockwell Automation Encompass Partner, Belden knows how to deliver superior electrical performance and reliability, even in the most demanding industrial environments. When you need to keep your motors running, trust your uptime to Belden.
VFD applications face unique challenges when managing electrical current and other factors. Without proper planning, applications could experience many issues, including disrupted network communication, inaccurate process performance, power loss, motor failure and cable destruction. While there is no official standard for VFD cables, there are critical differences between true VFD cabling, and other cables marketed as such. Any manufacturer can classify any cable as a VFD cable. It is incumbent on the user to understand the construction requirements needed for a given application to select a suitable cable. It is possible to have high copper content, proper insulation thickness, and enhanced flexibility within one cable. With finer cable stranding and the right choice of jacket materials extreme flexibility is possible, while simultaneously increasing copper surface area to reduce high frequency loss and cable heating.
Our HESCO Product Spotlight for August is Panduit’s Pan-Way® Above Floor Surface Raceway, which can bring your cabling infrastructure to the next generation. This multi-channel, impact-resistant, raceway provides solutions for routing low voltage, fiber optic and/or power cabling over floors. The Above Floor Surface Raceway is ADA compliant and is aesthetically pleasing to match a variety of decors with three standard color options.
The raceway is suitable for use in applications up to 600 volts between conductors by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. per standard 5A, and by Canadian Standards Association, Inc. per 22.2 no. 62.1-03, when screw secured and installed per instructions. Above Floor Raceway finish is pure color, resists scratches and dents, will not peel or corrode and is available in three standard colors: IW (international white), BL (black), or OS (office slate).
Hubbell’s Advantage Series Switch-Rated IEC Pin & Sleeve
Our HESCO Product Spotlight for July is Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems’ 100Amp Advantage Series Switch-Rated IEC Pin & Sleeve. The Advantage series now includes 30A, 60A, and a 100A offering which are the first and only IEC 60309-2 compatible Pin & Sleeve Switch-Rated Devices in the market place.
- More Flexibility – The Advantage™ Series are the only Switch-Rated Pin & Sleeve Devices that are compatible with IEC 60309-2. By working with existing installed IEC 60309-2 pin and sleeve plug and inlet bases customers save both time and money.
- More Switching Capabilities – The Advantage™ Series are approved as a disconnecting means for both motor circuits and branch circuits. They carry a robust 100kA SCCR rating along with a 40 HP rating at 480V.
- More Water Ingress Protection – The Advantage™ Series are designed for use in harsh environments. They are UL witnessed IP69K and UL Type 4X and 12 devices. They were engineered to offer superior protection against water and dust – even enduring high water flow or areas with excessive amounts of dust. The sleek, modern design makes them easy to keep clean in washdown applications. Product ratings are laser-marked into the device for permanent identification that won’t wash off.
- More Advantages – Visual verification of power to the device is provided with highly visible, long-lasting green LEDs on both sides.
Grace Engineered Product’s Flex-Mount Voltage Indicator
Our HESCO Product Spotlight for June is Grace Engineered Product’s Flex-Mount voltage indicator, a Permanent Electrical Safety Device (PESD) that mounts onto any electrical equipment.
This 3-phase voltage indicator uses redundant, longlife LEDs (flashing or non-flashing options) to provide a visual representation of energy presence.
In addition to the four-wire option, the Flex-Mount is the first SafeSide voltage indicator to utilize an optional five-wire configuration for use on wye power systems.
Rockwell Automation’s Smart Sensors
HESCO’s Product Spotlight for May is Rockwell Automation’s Integrated Smart Sensor solutions. An integrated Smart Sensor solution from Rockwell Automation provides all the data required to create a comprehensive picture of an enterprise status at any particular moment.
- Increase productivity
- Minimize downtime with continuous process and diagnostic data
- Enable faster product change-overs
- Speed-up machine commissioning
- Enable smarter machines for use in The Connected Enterprise