DEVELOPMENTS NEW EQUIPMENT, PROCESSES, & MATERIALS Burnishing Compound Hubbard-Hall Inc. Waterbury, Conn. Yielding a lustrous, low-friction coating, Lusterbrite LA is a new, proprietary burnishing compound from Hubbard-Hall Inc. The product is de- signed for part-on-part burnishing in oblique barrels or with media in vibra- tory finishing mills. Lusterbrite LA, which is liquid and mildly acidic, can also be used as a cleaner on a variety of metals such as brass, bronze, copper, and aluminum. Circle 401 on reader information card Air-Blasting Cabinet Empire Abrasive Equipment Corp. Langhome, Pa. A 74-in. wide cabinet that combines two work stations with a single operat- ing system for economical blasting of longer parts is now available from Empire Abrasive Equipment. Unlike standard double cabinets with two separate sets of piping and controls, these "'stretch" cabinets use only one blast system permitting the operator easy access to the entire part. Available with either pressure or suction blast systems, the units include two viewing windows and sets of gloves in addition to foot-treadle controls that can be positioned at either work station. A second blast nozzle is optional. Like all i 68 of Empire's Pro-Finish cabinets, these"stretch" models feature a tuna- ble reclaimer, which can be adjusted to recover most types of media, and the choice of baghouse dust collectors or the newer and more easily maintained cartridge collectors. Standard factory options, including extended-wear com- ponents, fine-media kits, vertical doors, and powered or manual dollies on tracks with up to 1,000-1b capacity, are also available. Circle 402 on reader Information card Metering Pump Pulsafeeder Punta Gorda, Fla. Pulsafeeder's new Pulsatron Micro- Pulse metering pumps feature a built-in microprocessor, which is easily pro- grammed by following instructional dialog on the control panel's back- lighted LCD display. The touch pad keys are all identified with bold, universally recognized symbols, and Micro-Pulse can communicate in three languages. The Pulsatron Micro-Pulse Series includes 20 distinct models with pressure capabilities to 300 psig at 3 gpd and flow capacities to 500 gpd at 20 psig, with turndown ratios up to 1000:1. All models feature alarm sig- nals, relay output for external control, ]l I III and automatic control via 4-20 mA analog signal and pulse signals, which can be multiplied or divided. Circle 403 on reader information card Floor Mat New Pig Corp. Tipton, ma. New Pig Corp. has introduced the Dry Floor Pig Mat, a special polypro- pylene-backed walk-on mat that helps keep floors dry, safe, and clean by absorbing leaks, drips, and overspray of liquids without allowing the liquids to pass through to the floor. Made from durable polypropylene, the double- weight mat features the same "dim- pied" design as other Pig mats, which allows for fast wicking of liquids and gives extra strength to the mat. Availa- ble in a roll (33-in. wide and 75-ft long and absorbing 23 gal) or as pads (either 24-in. wide and 33-in. long absorbing 79 oz per pad or 20-in. wide and 161/2-in. long absorbing 32 oz per pad), the Dry Floor Pig Mat absorbs virtually any water- and oil-based liquid includ- ing most acids, caustics, and solvents. Circle 404 on reader information card Bright Dip for Zinc and Cadmium Pavco Inc. Cleveland Pavco Inc. introduces Zinc Dip, a new, easy-to-use, bright-dip compound that enhances the appearance of chro- mate-finished parts while extending finishing-line bath life. Pavco's Zinc Dip effectively polishes a zinc- or cadmium-plated part prior to chromate finishing by eliminating surface haze and stains. The dip's buffered formula- tion maintains the consistency of bath I I METAL FINISHING • AUGUST 1995
DEVELOPMENTS NEW EQUIPMENT, PROCESSES, & MATERIALS
Burnishing Compound Hubbard-Hall Inc. Waterbury, Conn.
Yielding a lustrous, low-friction coating, Lusterbrite LA is a new, proprietary burnishing compound from Hubbard-Hall Inc. The product is de- signed for part-on-part burnishing in oblique barrels or with media in vibra- tory finishing mills. Lusterbrite LA, which is liquid and mildly acidic, can also be used as a cleaner on a variety of metals such as brass, bronze, copper, and aluminum.
A 74-in. wide cabinet that combines two work stations with a single operat- ing system for economical blasting of longer parts is now available from Empire Abrasive Equipment. Unlike standard double cabinets with two separate sets of piping and controls, these "'stretch" cabinets use only one blast system permitting the operator easy access to the entire part. Available with either pressure or suction blast
systems, the units include two viewing windows and sets of gloves in addition to foot-treadle controls that can be positioned at either work station. A second blast nozzle is optional. Like all
of Empire's Pro-Finish cabinets, these"stretch" models feature a tuna- ble reclaimer, which can be adjusted to recover most types of media, and the choice of baghouse dust collectors or the newer and more easily maintained cartridge collectors. Standard factory options, including extended-wear com- ponents, fine-media kits, vertical doors, and powered or manual dollies on tracks with up to 1,000-1b capacity, are also available.
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Metering Pump Pulsafeeder Punta Gorda, Fla.
Pulsafeeder's new Pulsatron Micro- Pulse metering pumps feature a built-in microprocessor, which is easily pro- grammed by following instructional
dialog on the control panel's back- lighted LCD display. The touch pad keys are all identified with bold, universally recognized symbols, and Micro-Pulse can communicate in three languages. The Pulsatron Micro-Pulse Series includes 20 distinct models with pressure capabilities to 300 psig at 3 gpd and flow capacities to 500 gpd at 20 psig, with turndown ratios up to 1000:1. All models feature alarm sig- nals, relay output for external control,
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Floor Mat New Pig Corp. Tipton, ma.
New Pig Corp. has introduced the Dry Floor Pig Mat, a special polypro- pylene-backed walk-on mat that helps keep floors dry, safe, and clean by absorbing leaks, drips, and overspray of liquids without allowing the liquids to pass through to the floor. Made from durable polypropylene, the double-
weight mat features the same "dim- pied" design as other Pig mats, which allows for fast wicking of liquids and gives extra strength to the mat. Availa- ble in a roll (33-in. wide and 75-ft long and absorbing 23 gal) or as pads (either 24-in. wide and 33-in. long absorbing 79 oz per pad or 20-in. wide and 161/2-in. long absorbing 32 oz per pad), the Dry Floor Pig Mat absorbs virtually any water- and oil-based liquid includ- ing most acids, caustics, and solvents.
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Bright Dip for Zinc and Cadmium Pavco Inc. Cleveland
Pavco Inc. introduces Zinc Dip, a new, easy-to-use, bright-dip compound that enhances the appearance of chro- mate-finished parts while extending finishing-line bath life. Pavco's Zinc Dip effectively polishes a zinc- or cadmium-plated part prior to chromate finishing by eliminating surface haze and stains. The dip's buffered formula- tion maintains the consistency of bath
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pH longer than that of acid pre-dips, which enhances bath effectiveness and reduces the frequency of product addi- tions required to maintain optimum chromate pH levels. Also, because Zinc Dip is compatible with almost all chromates, its use eliminates the dele- terious effects on chromate-bath life that can result from the use of sulfuric or nitric acid pre-dips. Zinc Dip is available as an easy-to-use powder and is economical for either barrel or rack operations.
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Diaphragm Pump Am Corp. Bryan, Ohio
Arc Fluid Products announced the availability of a newly designed 3-in. port Diaphragm Pump. The new pump is part of the "Unstallable" family of Aro air-operated diaphragm pumps that feature the "unbalanced" air valve design, which enables the pump to dependably resume pumping, no mat-
ter how many times it is started and stopped. The pump uses air to ensure pump shifting, rather than magnets, springs, reset buttons, or other secon- dary activators that are used in other pump designs. High-flow applications, such as loading and unloading tanks, fluid filtration, batching, mixing and filling processes, dewatering, and was- tewater treatment can benefit from the pump's 275-gpm flow rate. Other pump features include ice-free opera- tion and bolted construction for a sure-fit seal.
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Parts Separator for Mass Finishing Nova Finishing Systems Inc. Hatboro, Pa.
The Inseparator, a simple, easy-to- use parts separator for small vibratory deburrin~polishing equipment, is a low-priced manual system that is in- serted into a vibratory machine's work chamber bowl to remove parts from media. There is no need for secondary accessories, which involved stopping the machine and dumping the entire contents of the work chamber into other separation systems. This reduces material handling and avoids lifting and lurching of the work load prior to the actual dumping of the parts onto a screen system. Also, the Inseparator basket system can be utilized to hold and wash parts. In this capacity, the Nova equipment can be used as a parts washer, soak-type tank, or a spray system using the recirculating/dis- pensing system. To speed up cleaning,
turn on the vibratory cycle and all the parts contained in the work basket will rotate and move around and/or provide greater liquid and part agitation.
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Oil Demulsifier for Wastewater Taskem Inc. Cleveland
Taskem Inc. announces the availa- bility of Omega BP-2001, a liquid cationic demulsifier. Omega BP-2001 is a concentrated liquid blend of a specific cationic polymer and cata- lyzed starch, which reacts under a wide range of wastewater conditions to break and separate both natural and synthetic oil/water emulsions. Omega BP-2001 is compatible with tanks of plastic or nonmetallic composition. Pumps of plastic or PVC internal composition can be utilized. Omega BP-2001 is available in 55-gal drums and bulk quantities.
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Do You Want 21st Century Systems For Your Environmental and Compliance Concerns?
Green Village Technology LLC (GVF) and Rogers Environmental Management, Inc., (REM) have formed a new alliance to provide value engineering and clean technology to address your real compliance concerns.
REM's 20 plus years of experience achieving environmental and occupational compliance for manufacturers, combined with GVT's 15 plus years of experience with engineered products and equipment makes the REM/GVT team unique in the current, and future marketplace.
GVT and REM offer the highest quality equipment and systems...at competitive prices. We offer these services: Corporate Environmental Management Multi-Media Permitting Environmental Audits & Assessments Pollution Control & Prevention
Technologies Clean Air Act, Clean Water &
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We can provide equipment such as: Scrubbers Dust Collectors Filtering Systems pH Systems Carbon Absorption Water Monitoring Air Monitoring Systems
Systems Process Tanks, Piping U.V. Systems Evaporators Pumps Oil/Water Separators Hoods Filter Presses
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Osmonics Inc. Minnetonka, Minn.
Osmo Process Evaluation Systems (PES) from Osmonics Inc. allow on- line testing of reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF), ultrafiltration (UF), and microfiltration (MF) separa-
tions on-site. The rental units are available for pilot testing to determine long-term separation performance, cleaning frequency, membrane life, and chemical effects of the actual target solutions. Tests can be run on a slip-stream, batch, and full-scale quan-
tity of the solution in question under process conditions. The customer can choose from a variety of Osmo PES machines maintained in Osmonics' inventory. They provide data that can be used to directly scale production units up to full-size with assurance of desired performance.
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Kemkel Corp. Cumberland, R.I.
PC-6 safely and efficiently removes rust, corrosion, oxides, oils, grease, and stains from iron, steel, aluminum, copper, brass, nickel/silver, and bronze. It can be used as a cold soak for the removal of rust, scale, etc. on metal parts; comes as a liquid for easier and more efficient usage; contains wetting agents, extenders, water softening, and sequestering agents that permit PC-6 to penetrate and scour the surface of the metal being cleaned; and contains
inhibitors to protect the metal being cleaned and reactive phosphoric acid that lifts impurities from the metal 's surface. Unrinsed, PC-6 imparts a phosphoric coating to the metal 's sur- face for good paint adhesion. Environ- mentally sound and easily neutralized for disposal into sewers, PC-6 does not react with fiberglass tank liners or plastic tanks, is stable and long lasting, and does not emit toxic fumes.
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Phibro-Tech Inc. Fort Lee, N.J.
P h i b r o - T e c h has i n t r o d u c e d P h i b r o -
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rates and superior undercut protection with outstanding environmental safety. Phibro-Guard TFT is compatible with tin-lead and aqueous dry film resist. It contains no substances that are carcin- ogenic or suspected of being carcino-
Filter Presses .5- 200 cu ft capacity
.Automatic hydraulic eosure or our cost saving manual closure • Totally air operated .Heavy duty steel construction • Polypro gasketed or diaphragm membrane plates • Comer or center feed • Standard sizes or custom built to your specs • Shipped fully assembled • Easily expanded • Usedin EPA approved treatment systems
Clarifiers. 5- 1000 GPM flow • Parallel plate design for efficient solids settling with
removable plate racks • Compact size with low height • Cone bottom for sludge storage • Floculation tank with mixer is standard • Optional catwalk and ladder available • Heavy duty epoxy coated steel construction • Shipped fully assembled • Meets EPA discharge limits for industrial waste water
Sludge Dryers. 1- 75 cu. ft. capacity • Uses low cost steam, hot water or electrical heat source • Stainless steel internal parts • Reduces sludge volume up to 75% • Space saving design allows unit to fit under the filter press or elsewhere in the plant
• Meets EPA requirement for sludge reduction
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Waste Treatment Systems • 1 - 300 GPM flow • Continuous flow or batch treatment • Skid mounted or component installation
in your plant • Systems include drawings and EPA paperwork • EPA compliance our specialty
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genic and can be used with any etching system. It provides a broad pH operat- ing range and reduced undercut or lateral etch of copper circuitry. The recycling services for spent etchant provided by Phibro-Tech remove trace metallic impurities such as lead, iron, zinc, arsenic, and chromium, which may be a health hazard as well as a detriment to the quality of the printed wiring board.
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Test Panel Spraying Systems Sheen Instruments Ltd. Middlesex, U.K.
A new generation of test panel spraying equipment, available from Sheen Instruments Ltd., has been de- veloped in association with paint man- ufacturers to control paint atomization, flow/leveling, build, film thickness, flash-off timing, and gun speed. All spray variables can be set up and controlled by the operator. For safety,
gun to the other and three flash-off timers allowing for variations between the base and top coats. All stainless steel construction allows quick and easy cleaning, and the mechanism is readily accessible for servicing.
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Mobile Pumping System Vanton Pump and Equipment Corp. Hillside, N.J.
The availability of a unique tank-in- a-tank, all-plastic, self-contained mo- bile scrubber-neutralizing system for use during maintenance operations has been announced by Vanton Pump and Equipment. The system consists of a polypropylene sump pump set within a polypropylene cylindrical primary tank contained in a polypropylene rectangu-
the systems work entirely by com- pressed air. The 4500N is a compact single gun sprayer with an effective spray area of 300 x 300 mm. The 4700N is also compact and has the added advantage of twin gun operation allowing a base coat and top coat to be applied automatically. The effective spray area is 500 x 450 mm. The 4800N has an effective spray area of 600 x 600 mm (room for 15 panels) with automatic change-over from one
lar secondary tank. The pump is mounted on an air-tight rectangular polypropylene cover plate and is fitted with a PVDF educter connected to its discharge pipe. Polypropylene plug valves are attached to drain pipes leading from each of the tanks. All parts of the system in contact with the fluids are made of chemically inert thermoplastics. Even the stainless steel pump shaft is encapsulated with poly- propylene. Designed to permit the safe evacuation of corrosive or hazardous fluids trapped in transporting vessels and system piping during maintenance and repair operations, the entire system is mounted on a steel deck, epoxy- coated platform equipped with 6-in. diameter rubber tire wheels for easy maneuverability throughout the plant.
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Fume Scrubber Tri-Mer Corp. Owosso, Mich.
Tri-Mer Corp. announces an impor- tant development in scrubber design for customers who are required to maintain extremely low stack emission values for contaminants including ni- tric acid, sulfuric acid, hydrofluoric acid, hydrochloric acid, chlorine, am- monia, and other common inorganic compounds. Tri-Mer's SCS (staged compression system) is capable of maintaining stack output levels below 0.004 ib/hr based on a 36,000-scfm flow, regardless of input loads. The SCS combines wet mass transfer with a
new gas compression technology de- veloped by Tri-Mer. The first wet mass transfer section removes the majority of the incoming contaminant load. The second gas compression stage is con- structed of a unique, rigid packing media, which forces scrubbing liquor through a series of tubular, membrane- type media. Standard construction is UV-stabilized polypropylene; options include PVC and steel alloys including 316 stainless; and capacities range from 50 cfm through 150,000 cfm.
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In-Tank F loat ing Sk immer FIo King Filter Systems Longwood, Fla.
A newly designed skimmer elimi- nates "skip plating" and other coating defects by removing floating debris and lightweight surface oil from plat- ing and related tanks. Used with a 4-in-l, in-tank system that pumps, filters, agitates, and treats, the unit
captures debris in a canister containing one, two, or four filter cartridges. The skimmer is now compatible with more powerful in-tank systems, up to 5,000 gph flow rate, for service in larger tanks.
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Air Spray Gun Kremlin Inc. Addison, III.
Kremlin Inc. introduces a new Air- mix gun, the MX. Designed for coating surfaces such as metal, wood, and plastic, the high-productivity, none]ec- trostatic spray gun comes standard with a fluid tube with filter. The MX features specially designed fast-flush, stainless steel fluid passages that re- duce material and solvent waste. The compact, well-balanced gun is fitted with an easy-to-use gun handle and trigger for a better grip and reduction of operator fatigue.
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ULTRASONIC CLEANING: POLISHING COMPOUND REMOVAL
Blackstone serves the finishing industry with -
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Ideal for a broad range of applications, highly efficient immersible transducers deliver consistent cleaning results using new or retro- fitted tanks
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Integrated ultrasonic wash, rinse and hot air drying in a variety of tank sizes, with material handling and other options available to suit your parts cleaning needs
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HT Bench Tops and CH Floor Models from 2 to 500 gallons. Heat, ultrasonics, custom sizes and accessories for single-tank cleaning applications
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Flammable Material Transfer Justrite Mfg. Co. Des P/aines, ///.
Justrite Mfg. Co. introduces its eco- nomical altemative for safely dis- pensing flammable liquids. Model 10802 is a fully approved 5-gai safety can with a sturdy, corrosion-resistant
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prene, Buna N, EPDM, Hytrel, Viton, or PTFE diaphragms. The pumps oper- ate on air supply pressures of 20--100 psi and have 1-in. intake and discharge connections. In addition, the pumps come equipped with an air inlet ball valve and silencer.
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ble options for the Marr-Line 250 include a 7-day timer, automatic water fill, steam extraction fan, photoelectric part sensor, oil skimmer, stainless steel mesh conveyor belts, and infeed/out- feed conveyor extensions.
Fischer Technology offers the Fisch- erscope X-Ray System XDV, a simple solution for automated coating thick- ness measurement and analysis for difficult applications including dual and triple coatings, alloy coatings, and
polyethylene funnel for easy and con- venient pouring. The safety can fea- tures a spring-loaded self-closing cap and flame arrestor. The molded detach- able funnel fits snugly around the neck of the safety can and locks into place with no interference to the cap. Fuel is guided into the receiving container through the 3/4-in. tip of the funnel.
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Diaphragm Pumps Yamada America Inc. Elgin, Ill.
Twenty-eight different models of l-in. air-operated double-diaphragm pumps are now available from Yamada America Inc. Designed to handle a diverse range of applications, Yamada NDP and DP-F Series Pumps with- stand liquid temperatures as high as 248°F and have a maximum transfer capacity of 33 gpm. The pumps will handle solids up to 3ht-in. in diameter and feature a patented, nonstalling air valve, which never needs lubrication. NDP and DP-F Series Pumps are available with polypropylene, alumi- num, cast iron, 316 stainless steel, Kynar, or PTFE housings and neo-
Parts Washer Guyson Corp. of U.S.A. Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Guyson Corp. has announced the compact Marr-Line systems, designed to automate the aqueous cleaning proc- ess in work cell production operations. Guyson's Marr-Line 250 model has a 10-in. wide honeycomb mesh con-
veyor and overall dimensions of 50 in. x 105 in. The standard stainless steel tank allows use of aggressive cleaning solutions and is extensively insulated to retain the maximum amount of heat throughout the process. The major portion of hot air in the drying process is reheated and recirculated through the system. All necessary process controls are provided as standard. The machine has a dual filtration system, which is easily removed and cleaned to main- tain a high quality of cleaning. Availa-
%P in electroless nickel coatings. These are made possible by the Fischer Thickness Measurement (FTM) PC- based software that all but eliminates the need for calibration standards. FTM accurately models all physically relevant processes of the X-ray analy- sis and stores a set of precalibrations. The instrument user only needs to adopt this precalibration to the actual instrument settings and, if desired, to the calibration standards at hand. The software is built into all XRF Systems currently being shipped by Fischer.
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Water-Soluble Sealant Birchwood Casey Eden Prairie, Minn.
Birchwood Casey has introduced Dri-Touch W, a water-soluble sealant for bare steel or over black, zinc phosphate, and manganese phosphate finishes. While most water-based seal- ants are rated for 20-30 hours of salt spray resistance, Dri-Touch W with- stands up to 100 hours of salt spray without failure. There are no pollution problems with Dri-Touch W because it
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contains no VOCs, has only a mild odor, and is very easy to apply without a worker health hazard. Applied as a dipping sealant at a 120-140°F tem- perature range, Dri-Touch W dries quickly, leaving a thin, nonoily protec- tive film. The coating has a semisolid consistency, which is soft enough to be self-healing if scratched but firm enough to adhere to the part surface without wicking into packaging mate- rials or draining off the part while stored.
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Liquid Alkaline Descaler Frederick Gumm Chemical Co. Kearny, N.J.
Clepo 695-L is a versatile liquid alkaline deruster and descaler, which can double as an effective cleaner for removal of tacky drawing compounds and metal fines from drawing opera- tions. Clepo 695-L is a blend of strong alkalies plus carefully selected se-
questrants. It can be used for immer- sion cleaning, electrocleaning, or mass-finishing applications.
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Gloss Measurement Equipment Byk-Gardner Inc. Silver Spring, Md.
Byk-Gardner introduces its newest member in the family of small porta-
bles. The micro-haze evaluates high- gloss surfaces at the production line or in the field. It simultaneously measures 20 ° gloss and reflection haze, which is an important parameter to pick up quality differences on high-gloss sur- faces. The additional software pro- gram, Gloss and Haze, facilitates data transfer to the PC, allows further statistical and graphical analysis, and professional documentation.
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Paint Spray Gun Fanuc Robotics North America Inc. Auburn Hills, Mich.
Fanuc Robotics' robotic spray gun, AccuStat, is specifically designed to improve paint finish quality and reduce paint waste in automated paint opera- tions. The system provides electro- static application capability to water- borne paints, closed-loop flow control, and quick color changes without the waste of traditional paint delivery
Call to(lay for information on microfiltration/separation solutions and other treatment technologies.
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systems. The AccuStat spray system was designed for use with environmen- tally-friendly waterborne paints. Ap- plying waterborne paints electrostati- cally with closed-loop flow control increases transfer efficiency, reduces overspray, and ensures uniform film builds. The process reduces overall paint costs, VOC emissions, and waste disposal and treatment costs.
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Aqueous Cleaning Compound Kleer-FIo Co. Eden Prairie, Minn.
K]eer-Flo Co. announces the availa- bility of Greasoff 2 Aqueous Cleaning Concentrate, an effective alternative to l,l,l-trichloroethane and other sol- vents. A biodegradable multimetal cleaning solution with high soil toler- ance and excellent free-rinsing proper- ties, Greasoff 2 offers exceptional cleaning power for difficult soils such as oils, greases, polishing compounds, and metal-working fluids. When used in proper concentrates, it is safe on nonferrous metals, such as brass and aluminum, and is an excellent choice for steel parts because it has a built-in rust inhibitor. Wash cycle times are typically just 3-10 min.
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Spray Nozzles Spraying Systems Co. Wheaton, IlL
Spraying Systems Co. has added 12 new hollow-cone spray tips to its line of full-cone and flat-spray ProMax QuickJet Nozzles. The new Quick Whirl Jet hollow-cone spray tips are available in both standard and wide angles. Standard angle spray tips in-
elude eight capacities with flow rates ranging from 0.1-3.0 gpm at 40 psi; wide-angle spray tips are available in four capacities with flow rates from 1.0-3.0 gpm at 40 psi. The ProMax Quick Jet nozzle features a simple, two-part assembly with a patented locking design that makes tip changing quick and effortless without tools. A built-in internal stop assures automatic spray alignment every time. ProMax Quick Jet spray nozzles are ideal for many washing and cleaning applica- tions where phosphates, acids, sol- vents, and other caustic solutions are used. The nozzles also resist caking and scale buildup, so clogging prob- lems are virtually eliminated.
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Aqueous Metal Cleaner PCT Technology Inc. Wantagh, N. Y.
Carbon 12 is an acid dip that can remove all metal oxides to obtain pure
metal. This aqueous cleaner eliminates passivation and rinses away films, residues, and contaminants to provide a water-break-free surface. Applica- tions include copper, solder, tin-nickel, and precious metals. Solderability can be restored without having to remove coatings.
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Airless Spray Gun Titan Inc. Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Titan Inc. announces the introduc- tion of its new Platinum Spray Gun for airless paint spraying. The gun's unique two-piece seal assembly design allows for the tungsten carbide ball to be removed while leaving the seal assembly in the gun, which saves both time and money on maintenance and repairs. A reversible seat offers twice the life of the normal diffuser, reducing equipment downtime, and a seal sup- port mechanism provides for even wear on the ball and seat for longer
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duty life. Capable of spraying most of today's industrial coatings, Titan's new Platinum Spray Gun is designed for operating pressures of up to 5,000 psi while using stainless steel fluid passages. The Platinum Spray Gun features a two-finger trigger pull for ease and comfort, as well as a cam- actuated trigger for increased seal and wire life.
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Spray Wash System Ransohoff Co Cincinnati
Ransohoff Co.'s new compact and economically priced spray wash sys-
tems are rotary turntable type wash systems that are high quality yet affordable for low production cleaning requirements. The SureClean Cabinets are offered in both a Top Load (TL) 25-in. and Front Load (FL) 28-in. diameter turntable. Each unit comes standard with electric heat, an oil skimmer, and a chip collection screen.
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Solvent-Free Fluoroelastomer Products Pelmor Laboratories Inc Newtown, Pa
A new line of water-based, solvent- free fluoroe]astomer coatings, adhe- sives, sealants, and caulks has been introduced by Pelmor Laboratories Inc. The Pelatex series of fluoroelastomers are two-component products that ex- hibit exceptional performance under harsh operating conditions while re- maining environmentally friendly. Be- cause of its low cost, Pelatex is a
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competitive alternative to conventional products based on silicone, urethane, and epoxy. The Pelatex line withstands extreme temperatures of -40 to +400°F, resists attack by many corro- sive chemicals and liquids; contains no VOCs; emits no hazardous vapors; and is nonflammable. Pelatex products are resistant to ozone, UV radiation, sail spray, and fungal growth; are available in a range of viscosities and colors; can be applied easily by brush, roller, dipping, or troweling; and exhibit a dry film thickness of 50% of the wet coating.
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C F C - F r e e I n d u s t r i a l C l e a n e r Penetone Corp. Tenafly, N.J.
Penetone Corp. announced Pensolv Safe 100, a CFC-ffee precision electri- cal parts and contact cleaner for electri- cal and electronic cleaning applications that is ideal for cleaning and removing
light oils, coatings, moisture, and fin- gerprints from circuits, connectors, contacts, and electromechanical assem- blies in precision applications under live load. An excellent replacement for 1,1,l-trichloroethane and chlorinated solvents, Pensolv Safe 100 evaporates quickly from surfaces, does not require a water rinse, and has no flash point.
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S o l i d - S t a t e C o n t a c t o r f o r E l e c t r i c H e a t e r s Spang Power Control Sandy Lake, Pa.
Spang Power Control has introduced a solid-state contactor, which replaces conventional electromechanica] con- tactors and mercury relays. The SSC]00 provides control to resistive heating elements but it does not con- tain any mercury or other environmen- tally hazardous components. Unlike electromechanical contactors, the SSCIO0 has no moving parts and it can
perform millions of operating cycles. The on and off switching always takes place at the zero crossing of the voltage cycle, eliminating harmonics, RFI, and other electrical noise. The SSC100 accepts up to 480 VAC and provides an output of 100 A at 480 VAC maximum.
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B he solution may be simpler than you think At Greco Brothers we put our fifty years of experience and
technical expertise to work: crafting affordable cleaning systems which are masterfully designed for your specific application.
Our Aqueous Cleaning Systems expertly utilize and recycle water to remove every speck of foreign matter from the part being cleaned. And once the part is clean, one of our Hot Air Dryers or Fluid Displacement Drying Systems will remove the water-having the part free of film or spots.
For non-aqueous cleaning, we offer a complete fine of Advanced Vapor Degreasing Systems [AVD] which provide the advantages of standard vapor degreasers, without threatening the environment.
So call Greta Brothers today, and let us show you how simple the solution to your cleaning problem con be.
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Grinding Wheels Metabo Corp. West Chester, Pa.
Three new sizes of Max-Z zirconium alumina (Type 27) Pipeline wheels are now available: 41/2 in. × J/8 in. × 7/8 in., 7 in. × i/8 in. × 7/8 in., and 7 in. × 1/8 in. x 5/8 in. Their high-grade zirconium
grain and special bonding agents pro- vide aggressive stock removal and allow these wheels to last 8-10 times longer than standard aluminum oxide grain wheels in most applications. They are ideally suited for welded pipe applications because they can be used for both cutting and light grinding. Max-Z Ua-in. thick grinding wheels are also available in 4-in., 41/2-in., 7-in., and 9-in. diameters.
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pH Controller Systematics Inc. Bristol, R.I.
The Systematics pH Controller is a complete, compact unit featuring a rugged ABS plastic cabinet and a clear plexiglass window for maximum pro- tection against corrosion. Simply plug the metering pump or solenoid valve
into the pH Controller, place the submersible electrode assembly in the tank, and plug the power cord into a wall outlet. Adjust the high and low set points by pressing the appropriate button, enter the desired set point on
the LED digital readout, and the pH Controller is ready to operate. Addi- tional parts or assembly are not re- quired. Systematics also offers two models of pH Controller/Recorders that record up to 30 days of continuous monitoring. In addition, the second model controls pH upstream while monitoring the process downstream for waste treatment. Other optional func- tions include ORP and manual or automatic temperature compensation. All pH instruments can be customized to meet the unique demands of the individual metal-finishing facility.
Harrnan's high-temperature mask- ing kit contains 12 different sizes of caps'and 6 common plug sizes. These reusable caps and plugs are produced
from silicone, which will withstand temperatures up to 600°F. The kit is very useful for prototype runs where masking is required and aids in deter- mining the size needed for your pro- ject.
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pH/ORP and Conductivity Control Great Lakes Instruments Inc. Milwaukee
Developed to measure and control pH, ORP, conductivity, resistivity, and dissolved oxygen, the new Series 63 analyzer features system diagnostics that continuously monitor key func- tions. The Series 63 automatically tests the sensor system and wiring for abnormal conditions and failure every ]/2 sec. For pH measurement, the diagnostics also check glass imped- ance, reference function, fouling po-
tential, preamp, and automatic temper- ature compensator. The new analyzer utilizes a logbook function that main- tains an active database, including historical and conditional data, as well as alarms. Combined with the system diagnostics, the logbook will predict sensor maintenance by determining the need to clean or calibrate the electrode system. The unit also provides warn- ings of existing or potential failures.
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Activator for Plating Plastics MacDermid Inc. Waterbury, Conn.
MacDermid Inc. has released a mid- level palladium-based activator for decorative or shielding applications for plated plastics. MACtivate 23 is a liquid catalyst designed to initiate electroless metal deposition on various plastics and other nonconductors. Its formulation permits low precious metal concentrations in the operating bath, allowing for bath stability by eliminating the need for additions of tin salts. MACtivate 23 works excep- tionally well in eliminating bleed-out from stop-off applications.
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Rotary Hearth Oven The Grieve Corp, Round Lake, IlL
No. 764 from the Grieve Corp. is an electrically heated rotary hearth oven,
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currently in use for preheating metal parts prior to PVC encapsulation. A total installed heat input of 40 kW furnishes a maximum operating tem- perature of 600°F. This oven features workspace dimensions of 54 in. wide x 54 in. deep x 24 in. high. The 1200-cfm 1 V2-hp recirculating blower provides a vertical downward airflow to the chamber, which feature 5-in. insulated walls throughout. No. 764 also includes a 54-in. wide x 24-in. high front access door, an interior oven light, and all applicable safety equip- ment for handling flammable solvents.
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Abras ive Blast C a b i n e t
Zero Products, Div. of Clemco Industries Corp. Washington, Mo.
Zero Products now offers its popular Pulsar VI blast cabinet with a l - f t 3 pressure blast machine for cleaning rates four times faster than conven- tional suction blasting. The new cabi- net, the Pulsar VI-P, still features all-in-one construction to save valua-
forklift brace make moving the Pulsar VI-P easy.
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S o l e n o i d - O p e r a t e d P u m p s Wilden Pump and Engineering Co. Grand Terrace, Calif.
These I/a-in., ID-in., and l-in. inlet pumps utilize a two position, four-way solenoid valve that has a single opera- tor and spring return. Air pressure is used as the driving force to displace process fluid, while electronic signals
control pump speed, making these pumps ideal for batching, metering, and other electrically controlled dis- pensing applications. The pumps pro- vide displacement repeatability and on/off reliability, while requiring no lubrication.
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A b r a s i v e Bel ts VSM Abrasives Corp. O'Fallon, Mo.
New heavy-duty ZKTI 3X Circoplus abrasive belts, which feature a blend of zirconia alumina and aluminum oxide grain, have been introduced by VSM Abrasives Corp. ZK713X has proven especially effective on ferrous metals, carbon steel, forged steel, and all types of welds. The grain combination is available in grits from 24-120 bonded to heavy-duty, single-flex, X-weight polyester backing in both wide and narrow belts.
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ble floor space, pull-through exhaust ventilation to prevent dust leaks, and reverse pulse cartridge dust collection to trap particles as small as 0.5 l.tm. Other improvements to the Pulsar VI-P include side access panels and air inlet so the back of the cabinet can sit against a wall. The formerly optional pulse pressure regulator and gauge are now standard. Lifting eyes and a
Websler Pumps Don'! ,Jusl Sland Up To Corrosive Chemicals,
They Sland The Tesl Of time, - Whether they're pumping for aeration,
agitation, filtration, recirculation, spraying or transfer, Webster's rugged, continuous duty pumps are ideal for the plating, electronics, photo processing, pollution control, chemical processing and water treatment industnes.
Both our Vertical Seal-less Immersibles and our Horizontal End-Suction Centrifugals are avail- able in your choice of corrosion-resistant CPVC,
)olypropylene or PVDF (SoleP) with non-metallic :ruction so that no metal parts come in contact with
corroswe chemicals. Dependable and cost-effective, Webster Pumps can handle applications ranging from 5 to over 100 gallons per minute.
For the name of a Webster Pumps distributor or to discuss your
specific application requirements, call 1-800-'/66-1950.