March 2009 – RollOuts
Better carrier-class fit
Atlas Copco says its new HB 3600 hydraulic breaker offers a higher power-to-weight ratio and higher efficiency than similar-weight breakers on the market. At a service weight of 7,940 pounds, the breaker is suitable for hydraulic carriers in the 35- to 63-metric ton weight class. The breaker accepts maximum hydraulic flow of 79 gallons per minute at 2,610 psi and delivers an impact rate of up to 560 blows per minute.
Electric belt cutter
Flexco engineered its new electric belt cutter to provide quick and easy cuts on all types of belting, from the softest of natural rubbers to the hardest constructed solid woven PVC and fabric-plied belts. It is designed to allow the user to cut belts quickly and safely, resulting in less conveyor downtime and overall increased productivity. The cutter is available in two sizes and can perform longitudinal cuts as well as angled cuts.
Revitalized hydraulic fluid
Shell Lubricants says its new multi-grade hydraulic fluid is designed for operators who demand a lubricant free of heavy metals that will perform in extreme conditions. The company says its Shell Tellus Oil STX is a zinc-free, ashless hydraulic fluid with high shear stability, formulated with Group II base oils with additive technology. The fluid has a wide temperature range and 160 viscosity index, and operates in a wide range of environments.
Environmentally safe truck wash
The new environmentally safe Oil Eater truck wash is formulated to effectively remove grease, diesel, dirt, and more with spot-free results, says the company. The non-corrosive, biodegradable, low-VOC cleaner/degreaser can be diluted up to 100:1. The company says it works in hard and soft water, lubricates brushes, is safe on proportioners, and is ideal for automatic and high-pressure self-serve systems.
Earplug test device
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health says its QuickFit is a simpler and more affordable earplug fit-testing device. Low cost is achieved by using off-the-shelf MP3 player components (along with a few inexpensive secondary parts) and housing them in a standard earmuff shell. Simple operation was achieved by limiting the test to a single critical test signal and a single “go” or “no-go” pushbutton operation that checks for at least 15 decibels of protection.
Martin Engineering says its new patent-pending removable nozzle for use with air cannon systems in high-temperature applications will reduce downtime during refractory replacement and that it will eliminate the cost of labor to remove worn-out nozzles and reinstall new conventional nozzles. The nozzle is a two-part assembly consisting of an outer collar permanently mounted to the outside of the vessel and an inner fan-type nozzle that mates to the collar from the inside of the vessel. Once the outer collar is in place on the vessel wall, a new fan nozzle is simple to install every time the refractory lining of the preheater towers is replaced.
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