Let’s talk tech. The manufacturing industry is evolving at an ever-increasing rate, and if you want to stay ahead of your competition, then you need to stay abreast of the latest products and solutions. Every day, innovative companies are bringing new tools to market, but searching the sea of new product announcements for the one that best fits your facility can be daunting. Here are a few cool tools, selected by the editors of Plant Services and New Equipment Digest, that are changing the game.
The Mag-Neat-O is a self-contained motion controller that magnetically couples to the end shaft of a tail pulley and indicates when a conveyor belt has slowed or quit moving altogether. The pulse output of the Mag-Neat-O can be wired into a PLC or DCS, which can easily determine under speed, overspeed or zero speed of the conveyor. The controller can shut down rotating equipment before severe damage is encountered and provides protection for interlocked conveyor belts, especially if one of the belts fails due to overloading or quits due to conveyor belt tearing/separation. Learn more about the product
20V Lithium-ion Series 598/599 grease guns are designed to support all manual lubrication tasks in industrial settings.The Alemite Series 598/599 tool features a balanced, ergonomic design with a lower weight for less physical strain on the user. The 598 tool comes with a 2.5mAh battery, while the 599 tool comes with a 4.0mAh battery, Its two-speed, dual-output capability lets the user adjust for low- or high-volume lubrication points, all with one grease gun. It delivers 6 oz/min on high and 4 oz/min on low. A clear-tube option provides confidence the right grease is in use. Learn more about the product
Micropilot 80 GHz radar sensors: FMR60B, FMR62B, FMR63B, FMR66B, and FMR67B are suited for challenges when measuring points aren’t easily accessible, located in dusty areas and harsh environments with extreme process temperatures and process conditions. The sensors come with wizards which operate via multiple HMI formats, including the SmartBlue app, and make the sensors easier to use. The range of 80 GHz radar sensors for level measurement provides solutions for virtually any radar application. Learn more about the product
Honeywell’s Manufacturing Excellence Platform (MXP) digitizes, orchestrates, and executes production putting actionable information in context across the production process. It provides real-time, end-to-end production visualization and dashboards for multiple user roles from operators to management, process unit timelines, detailed equipment status, and trends of critical process parameters. The platform also digitizes paper-based batch records, work instructions, and logbooks to ensure consistent compliance with standard operating procedures. Learn more about the product
Teflon PTFE is inherently super slippery and extremely temperature/chemical resistant, making it a highly suitable material for the most demanding applications. We supply Teflon Tapes with adhesive in several forms: Pure Skived Teflon PTFE Tape, PTFE Coated Fiberglass Fabric Tape, Copper Teflon Laminated Glass Tape, Black Anti-Static PTFE Coated Tape, Kevlar PTFE Tape, Optically Clear FEP Tape, plus many more versions. All tapes can be converted to special widths, we also have capabilities to produce die-cut parts or shapes. Learn more about the product