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Pressure Sensors in Hydraulic Presses

Pressure Sensors in Hydraulic Presses

Hydraulic presses use a hydraulic cylinder to generate large mechanical forces. Utilizing Pascal’s law, in which pressure applied to a confined fluid occurs throughout the fluid, hydraulic presses apply a moderate mechanical force to a small cross-sectional area, which is transferred to a larger cross-sectional area in the hydraulic cylinder. This allows for the hydraulic cylinder to generate a greater pressure to the application than what was applied.

Hydraulic presses are used in many manufacturing operations and take up less space than mechanical presses. Commonly, they are...

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How Optical Gas Imaging Tools Promote a Culture of Safety

How Optical Gas Imaging Tools Promote a Culture of Safety

An in-depth article from FLIR Systems describes how its GF320 Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera can be used to more quickly and safely identify hydrocarbon gas venting to the atmosphere in order to reduce product loss and help meet regulatory emission reduction requirements.

In addition to regulatory compliance issues, high level of hydrocarbon gas emissions equates to significant lost product for oil and gas operators.

As a consequence, the oil and gas industry have been looking at how to best find and repair natural gas leaks at...

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Sensata Launches New Low Noise Solid State Relays

Sensata Launches New Low Noise Solid State Relays

Sensata Technologies announced the availability of the new Low Noise (LN) series of panel mounted solid state relays designed for use in a wide range of consumer and industrial systems and products where precise power control, long life, reliability and reduced levels of electromagnetic noise are required.

Instead of using moving components as mechanical power relays do, solid state relays rely on silicon-controlled rectifier technology which allows SSRs to provide quieter operation (no clicking), longer life, as well as more precise switching control.

The...

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Sealing Solutions for all Industrial Applications

Sealing Solutions for all Industrial Applications

As a leading manufacturer of sealing solutions, Hutchinson provides standard and tailor-made O-Rings, X-Rings, Bonded Seals and special-shaped seals for all industrial markets.

Dedicated to sealing, we master the whole value chain: from the rubber to the parts, we develop and produce everything in our plants, assuring consistency and the highest quality for our customers’ peace of mind. Besides our standard parts, we develop tailor-made solutions, offering options like coatings, surface treatments, cleanliness, and part traceability by micro-engraving.

Our...

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Safeguarding Staff from Carbon Monoxide Leaks

Safeguarding Staff from Carbon Monoxide Leaks

The FLIR GF346 Optical Gas Imaging Camera is designed to detect even the smallest Carbon Monoxide (CO) leaks. Able to scan large areas rapidly and pinpoint leaks in real time, the GF346 is ideal for monitoring plants where it is difficult to reach components with contact measurement tools such as gas sniffers. Using a FLIR GF346 safeguards personnel from the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning, reduces repair downtime and provides verification of the process. And above all it is exceptionally safe, allowing potentially dangerous...

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Brady Inspection Timer

Brady Inspection Timer

The innovative Brady Inspection Timer can help save lives by clearly showing on machines, equipment and tools when maintenance is needed. Its LED lights grab the attention of users and maintenance professionals alike from a distance and help avoid the use of uninspected or worn out equipment.

The Brady Inspection Timer clearly highlights when the next planned maintenance intervention is due. Versions are available that count down 7 days, 30 days and 365 days. Each version is equipped with a dark green, light green, yellow and flashing red LED light...

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Low-Cost Optical Gas Imaging Camera for Leak Detection

Low-Cost Optical Gas Imaging Camera for Leak Detection

The FLIR GF77a Gas Find IR camera provides upstream and midstream gas processors, producers, and operators with the ability to monitor continuously for invisible, potentially dangerous methane leaks at natural gas power plants, renewable energy production facilities, industrial plants, and other locations along a natural gas supply chain.

Positioned at nearly half the price of FLIR's fixed-mount, cooled platform, the GF77a is engineered to detect industrial gases such as methane, sulfur dioxide, and nitrous oxide to improve inspections and reduce...

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Achieve the Highest Lockout/Tagout Safety with Highly Innovative SafeKey Lockout Padlocks

Achieve the Highest Lockout/Tagout Safety with Highly Innovative SafeKey Lockout Padlocks

Brady offers new, innovative SafeKey Lockout Padlocks to achieve the safest Lockout/Tagout procedures during maintenance operations. With 100 000+ unique keys, the new locks can support large, company specific key hierarchies in which no 2 locks can be opened with the same key. Watch the video to see how SafeKey works!

Highest lockout padlock safety and security

The new SafeKey Lockout Padlocks offer 700% more key possibilities than a standard safety padlock thanks to their innovative lock mechanism. With 100 000+ different keys, SafeKey...

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Safe Inspection of Natural Gas Plants

Safe Inspection of Natural Gas Plants

FLIR System's GF620 Optical Gas Imaging camera is helping inspectors to remotely survey for fugitive gas emissions from safer distances than is possible with lower-resolution OGI cameras.

The GF620 is equipped with a 640x480 infrared detector, the camera is calibrated to measure temperature, allowing the user to assess the thermal contrast between the gas and the background scene, and adjust it to improve visibility. 

The FLIR GF620 also features the company’s unique high sensitivity mode, which accentuates plume movement to improve detectability...

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Affordable OGI Camera for Methane Detection

Affordable OGI Camera for Methane Detection

The FLIR GF77 is a next generation handheld Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera that offers inspection professionals the features they need to find potentially dangerous, invisible methane leaks at natural gas power plants, renewable energy production facilities, industrial plants, and other locations along a natural gas supply chain.

The uncooled GF77 provides methane gas detection capability at roughly half the price of cooled gas inspection thermal cameras, to empower the oil and gas industry to reduce emissions and ensure a safer work environment.   

For...

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