23 April 2008

April Products 4 U, 3rd edition

Transparent covers

The ARCA enclosure product line offers transparent screw covers and transparent hinged covers.  Transparent covers are available for five standard enclosure sizes ranging from 6.00 x 6.00 x 4.00 D up to 14.00 x 12.00 x 7.00 D.  Stylized ARCA enclosures, manufactured using injection molded polycarbonate, a high performance plastic, offer ease of customization, robustness, superior chemical resistance, and wide temperature range.  Select ARCA enclosures to protect electrical and electronic equipment in industrial applications including chemical manufacturing, pulp and paper manufacturing, wastewater treatment systems, and hostile indoor and outdoor environments.

Fibox Enclosures, www.fiboxusa.com

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Ultrasonic flowmeter

The M-PULSe Multi-Path Ultrasonic Liquid Flow Measurement System exceeds previous measurement standards for liquid petroleum products with an accuracy of better than ±0.10%.  The system surpasses the API required custody transfer specification of ±0.15%, ensuring less lost and unaccounted for product and saving customers thousands of dollars annually.  The M-PULSe does not require recalibration between products of varying viscosities.  The compact design of the flowmeter allows customers to use a shorter length of pipe for installation.  The non-metallic transducer diaphragm resists corrosion caused during chemical liquid processing

Thermo Scientific, www.thermofisher.com

Wireless multiplexers

The XYR 3000 wireless multiplexers are additions to the OneWireless portfolio designed to improve plant safety, equipment reliability, and overall process efficiency. The devices are ideal for applications such as safety showers, tank level monitoring, remote pump control, video monitoring, gas detection system connection, and adding off-the-shelf sensors to the field. Manufacturers can connect existing wired instrumentation for these applications to the multiplexers, thereby converting the signals to wireless for increased data reliability. The multiplexers are capable of relaying commands from the control room to execute tasks and can be deployed in less than 30 minutes.

Honeywell International, www.honeywell.com

Precision limit switches

The E47 precision limit switches provide high accuracy switching at an affordable price. Standard features, such as current capacity, operating force, travel characteristics, and actuators, let you custom fit the switch to your application. The switches are available in their compact basic form or enclosed in a rugged metal housing. The E47 offers a high current capacity (up to 20A), which allows power load switching and motor power handling. Recommended applications include: overhead, folding and elevator doors, sliding gates, automated guided vehicles and commercial instrumentation. This product is CE compliant.

OMEGA Engineering, www.omega.com

GPS solutions

Low-power SiRF technology is available in the company's GPS solutions. The Jupiter 30 xLP and Jupiter 32 xLP extra low power modules feature the 65nm SiRFstarIII GSC3e(f)/LPx chipset and offer up to 30% power savings over earlier modules. The Jupiter 30 xLP and Jupiter 32 xLP devices include the SiRFstarIII GSW 3.2.5 firmware code and unique Navman software features including: Write-to-Flash for easy configuration storage and retrieval; Ephemeris Push for rapid satellite acquisitions and starts; and User Selectable Profiles to maximize operation in a variety of environments. The new firmware code improves time-to-first-fix in urban environments, significantly increases navigation sensitivity, and provides greater stability in the navigation solution.

Navman Wireless Holdings, www.navmanwireless.com/oem