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Cooling tower is designed for low maintenance, energy useBerg Chilling Systems has introduced a line of heavy-duty cooling towers designed for long life and low maintenance. These single- and dual-cel...

November 1, 2000 | By MRO Magazine

Cooling tower is designed for low maintenance, energy use

Berg Chilling Systems has introduced a line of heavy-duty cooling towers designed for long life and low maintenance. These single- and dual-cell towers come fully assembled, ready to install, and include quiet, low-speed propeller fans that use low horsepower without belts or gear reducers. Extra-thick glass-fibre assures low-cost energy use. Stainless steel internal framing and hardware are featured for long life and virtually no maintenance. The towers contain a one-piece water distributor with no moving parts and a non-clogging design.

Berg Chilling Systems

Reader Service Card No. 301


PCB product line grows to over 2,500 items

Entrelec’s expanded line of printed circuit board (PCB) products now includes over 2,500 terminal blocks and connectors, specialty blocks, accessories, plus electronic rotary switches, etc. Multi-pole terminal blocks from two to 36 points are available with pin spacing from 3.5 mm to 15.24 mm (0.138 in. to 0.600 in.), as well as power terminal blocks with pin spacing from 6.35 mm to 12.7 mm (0.250 in. to 0.500 in.), with current ratings to 45 A. Terminal blocks offer screw, axial screw and spring terminations. The company’s PCB connectors include a wide range of plugs, receptacles and accessories, all with UL, CSA and CE approval.


Reader Service Card No. 302

Chip conveyor manufacturing facility opens in Windsor

Uni-Fab, a southwestern Ontario metal fabricator of electrical enclosures and machine guarding, has launched a separate division to expand its manufacturing capabilities for hinged steel belt conveyors. The new firm, Master Conveyors, is located in Oldcastle, Ont., just outside Windsor, and claims to be the only Canadian manufacturer of complete chip conveyor systems. Initially, the firm will custom design and manufacture 2.5-in. pitch systems with features such as high carbon steel tracks, sealed bearings and heavy-duty motors and reducers. Additional sizes will follow. The product line will be designated ChipMaster. Master Conveyors decided to remain in the Windsor area because the location allows the company to offer fast service to the metalworking industry throughout Ontario while also providing quick access to U.S. markets.

Master Conveyors

Reader Service Card No. 307

Programmable two-wire transmitters set up fast

Inor’s Minipaq-H/-HX programmable two-wire transmitters are easy to use. Configuration takes just seconds using Microsoft Windows software and Minipaq Soft. No external power supply is needed. The transmitters are programmable for RTDs in two different standards as well as for 11 T/C types. Features include consistent sensor break function, full access to all features while in operation, temperature linear output and NAMUR-compliance.

Alpha Controls and Instrumentation

Reader Service Card No. 303

Precision electronic scale has 500 g capacity

The GM-500 electronic scale from KB Electronics is a laboratory-quality, precision scale offering 500 g (17.6 oz) capacity, 0.1 g (0.005 oz) resolution and an accuracy rating of plus or minus 0.1%. Features include pushbutton selection of full tare capability, gram/ounce display, automatic calibration and RS-232 output. The scale uses a 5-in. round stainless steel weighing platform and operates on AA batteries.

KB Electronics (Oakville)

Reader Service Card No. 304

Oil-free air compressor needs little downtime

Gardner Denver has announced the availability of the GD-Turbo, a line of multi-stage, oil-free centrifugal air compressors that integrate aerodynamic patterns for impellers and diffusers. The compressors have an operating range of up to 45% turndown at constant pressure. Downtime and maintenance savings are achieved through a horizontally split gear box, allowing ease of inspection and servicing without the need for disassembly, and non-wearing labyrinth air/oil seals. Intercoolers can be serviced and cleaned without service interruption.

Gardner Denver

Reader Service Card No. 305

Damper’s aperture can be adjusted for accurate air balancing

The Iris damper from Continental Fan Manufacturing permits airflow to be adjusted and measured at one location, resulting in reduced field time and improved accuracy in air balancing. The damper uses interlocking steel plates and a calibrated control lever to form an adjustable aperture. By measuring differential pressure across the pressure ports and referring to the matching performance curve, airflow can be determined precisely.


Reader Service Card No. 306


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