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New split housing surpasses earlier designs

NSK's new line of split housings--the SNN series--is dimensionally based on the SN series to provide direct interchangeability. This NSK design incorporates a rich set of features with refinements suc...

June 1, 2001 | By MRO Magazine

NSK’s new line of split housings–the SNN series–is dimensionally based on the SN series to provide direct interchangeability. This NSK design incorporates a rich set of features with refinements such as serialized cap and base, ISO 8.8 cap bolts and optional four-bolt mounting. The SNN series is a drop-in replacement for the SNH, SNL and other SN variants. Visit

NSK Canada Inc.

Reader Service Card No. 350

Low cost a highlight of vibration analyzer


The Commtest Instruments VB1 Analyzer monitors and analyzes the vibration characteristics of a machine to give an understanding of the machine’s “health.” The data collected can be used to detect problems before they become serious. The VB Series is significant because of its low pricing compared to alternatives, and its simple operation. Rugged and portable, it comes with a three-year warranty. Prices range from about $6,000 to $12,000 for the three models in the Series. Each model comes with MAS 5.0 Windows-based vibration analysis software.

National Electrical Carbon Canada

Reader Service Card No. 354

Large-hp motor suits work in quarries

A new quarry duty motor from VP Electric Motors has a cast iron frame motor for crusher and aggregate plant duty. It also is suitable for applications in the pulp and paper, and sawmill industries. The frame has extra-thick, extra deep ribs which give additional strength and improved heat dissipation. The frame size is 449T and the units are available in ratings from 200 to 300 hp and 1200 to 1800 rpm.

V.J. Pamensky

Reader Service Card No. 352

Pulley alignment device is easy to use

Belt-driven equipment can be aligned using the Pulley Partner laser pulley alignment system. Compact, light and durable, the unit magnetically attaches to the face of any size pulley or sprocket. Reflected beam technology provides maximum angular resolution. The company reports that a single operator can perform alignments without training using this equipment.

Hyatt Industries Ltd.

Reader Service Card No. 351

Strainer basket can be cleaned without flow interruption

The Mueller Ball-Plex Strainer is ideal for critical systems that cannot be shut down for strainer basket cleaning. The duplex design provides an easy way to change the basket without any flow interruption. A compact size suits installation in confined areas. The units come in cast iron, bronze, carbon steel, Monel or stainless steel bodies with inlet sizes of 3/4 to 24 in.

John Brooks Co. Ltd.

Reader Service Card No. 358

Plastic wear components featured in updated catalogue

The new Technicor catalogue has been expanded to include a full range of plastic and SS315 ball bearings and wheels, as well as standard thermoplastic wear components and ball bearing products. It also includes snap idle chain tensioners, standard and custom CNC wear components, conveyor rollers and thermoplastic sprockets.

Technicor Industrial Services Inc.

Reader Service Card No. 435MRO


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