LED inspection kit
Paul N. Gardner Co. Inc. launched its EK-3000 EagleEye LED Inspection Kit, a palm-sized, cool-running light source. The compact, lightweight lamp has two ultra-high-intensity ultraviolet (UV)-A LEDs for inspection and a three-LED white light assembly for general illumination, making it ideal for fluorescent magnetic particle and penetrant testing, the company says. The kit also comes with an adjustable strap, so that the lamp can be worn on a hard hat or head, a built-in fan to keep the lamp cool, a splash guard with an integral particulate filter to protect the UV lenses and cooling fan from damage, and a rechargeable lithium ion battery that powers the lamp for as much as 75 minutes. Replacement batteries and splash guards, a lanyard, a battery charging cradle, UV-absorbing glasses and a product carrying case also are included with the EK-3000.
Paul N. Gardner Co. Inc., 316 N.E. First St.,
Pompano Beach, Fla. 33060; 954/946-9454; gardco.com.
Business class trucks
Highlighting its Freightliner Trucks Business Class M2, Daimler Trucks North America LLC’s Freightliner trucks offer the M2 106 and M2 112, which both feature best-in-class visibility with a 2,500-square-inch windshield and have numerous manual, automated and automatic transmission choices, the company says. With a wheel cut of up to 55 degrees, the trucks can navigate narrow city streets or tight loading zones, it adds. The M2 106 and M2 112 also have been designed for easier maintenance and service, keeping downtime to a minimum. Adding to the value of ownership, Freightliner’s customer support offers a network of more than 300 dealers across North America and a 24-hour assistance hotline that will keep customers operating at peak efficiency every day, it says. These features help drivers deliver more products to more customers, the company says.
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, 4435 N. Channel Ave., Portland, Ore. 97217; 503/745-8000; freightlinertrucks.com.
Aluminum can clamp
SCI Solutions Inc. offers a square clamp rod assembly for Alcoa and Randolph aluminum can light testers. Consisting of a three-piece shaft that includes a main shaft, turret nut and nose, the clamp has an aluminum outer housing, a hardened Rockwell shaft, vapor deposition coating and a composite bushing, which allows the clamp to operate without lubrication, the company says. Its Grip-Tite pad, which can hold any size of can, has a patented face that firmly grips the can and prevents sliding and rocking, thus decreasing pressure on the can’s seal, allowing the seal to last longer, and reducing the occurrence of false rejects, it says. This system also allows the operator to increase processing speeds by 100 cans or more a minute, it adds. The unit’s quick-change protrusion system also reduces the need for shims behind the pad and instead requires only a three-step adjustment system that requires no disassembly, which saves changeover time and does not require the operator to stock additional parts, it notes. Plus, its lubeless system reduces cross contamination between cans and creates a cleaner manufacturing environment, it says.
SCI Solutions Inc., 2495 Main St., Suite 218, Buffalo, N.Y. 14214; 877/351-3275; scisolutionsinc.com.
Diagnostics software update
Noregon Systems released JPRO Commercial Fleet Diagnostics software v5.4. This updated software now includes an updated after-treatment screen with exhaust gas recirculation and diesel particulate filter systems data, a new consumable fluids screen that displays the status of important fluids in the vehicle, and a new vehicle history screen that allows users to view, play and email log files and reports. Current JPRO license holders with an active support agreement can access the update on the JPRO website.
Noregon Systems Inc., 100 N. Main St., Suite 2200, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101; 336/768-4337; noregon.com.
Steam system management program
Spirax Sarco created a Steam System Asset Management Program. Under this program, a team of fully trained and qualified Spirax Sarco steam technology specialists will survey, assess and manage a plant’s steam system and investigate additional opportunities to reduce energy losses, make productivity improvements, and address plant hygiene and safety gaps through detailed system assessments, staff interviews, training seminars, and feedback from operations and maintenance personnel, the company says. All programs are based on a 12-month renewable term. Spirax Sarco also compiled a list of state and local utility incentive and rebate programs on their website to help companies improve their steam system performance and processes and maximize their return on investment.
Spirax Sarco USA, 1150 Northpoint Blvd., Blythewood, S.C. 29016; 800/575-0394; spiraxsarco.com.