New Products (November 2013)

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Scaffold- or Railing-Mounted LED Light Industrial lighting company Larson Electronics has announced the release of a new explosion-proof LED light designed for portable mounting to ladders, scaffolds, and railings for convenient operation. The EPL-JHLP-100 LED explosion-proof LED light fixture produces 7,000 lumens. The versatile bracket-mounted LED fixture is weatherproof and comes with an adjustable aluminum ladder/scaffold mount that makes it ideal for industrial applications, maintenance, cleaning, and servicing duties. The solid state LEDs run cooler than halogen and metal halide lamps, resulting in an easier-to-handle unit and less heat in the workspace. The aluminum rail/ladder bracket can be adjusted from 26 inches to 43 inches. (www.larsonelectronics.com)
MPU690 New Battery-operated Proving Unit from Megger Ensures Safe 2-pole Tester Operation
Battery-Operated Proving Unit for Two-Pole Voltage Tester Megger now offers a palm-sized, battery-operated proving unit that provides a substitute voltage source for testing a two-pole tester. The MPU690 helps to ensure that a voltage tester is capable of detecting voltage safely and efficiently. The compact, portable device is ideal for use where a live voltage-testing source is not available or where maneuverability is limited, such as when personnel are on a ladder or in a tight, confined space. The MPU690 generates stepped voltages beginning at 690 V and slowly ramps down until the device shuts off, giving an indication that the two-pole voltage tester can indicate voltages at different levels correctly. LED lights indicate individual voltage steps as well as a power display on the device. (www.megger.com)
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Portable Crane Scale with Wireless Remote A line of fully portable crane scales that can operate for up to 50 hours on a single 9 V DC battery is available from Alliance Scale Inc. of Canton, Mass. Alliance/CAS IE Series crane scales feature a wireless remote control with a 32-foot range and function keys for power, zero, tare, and hold. Offered in 100 x 0.05 lb., 200 x 0.1 lb, 500 x 0.2 lb, 1,000 x 0.5 lb, and 2,000 x 1.0 lb capacities, these portable crane scales are suitable for a wide range of weighing applications. They have a sturdy aluminum die cast case, easy-to-read 1.1-inch LCD display, and are supplied with a rugged hook and shackle for hanging. (www.alliancescale.com)
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Welding End Prep Tool A portable welding end prep tool that features air-operated clamping, which reduces cycle times for highly repetitive end prep milling, is available from ESCO Tool of Holliston, Mass. The pneumatic clamping system reduces operator fatigue and increases throughput by up to 600%. Featuring a self-centering draw rod that rigidly mounts into the tube or pipe I.D., the MILLHOG Mongoose Air Clamp welding end prep tool employs clamp ribs that retract off the mandrel automatically by simply flipping a toggle switch after milling. Designed for tubes and pipe from 5/8 inch I.D. to 3 inch O.D., this tool can bevel, face, and bore simultaneously and remove membrane. (www.escotool.com)
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Bin Level Sensor BinMaster Level Controls introduces the new BinMaster RL level sensor designed to provide highly reliable bin level data in challenging environments where dust levels are extremely high. The non-contact, continuous level sensor works in powders and solid materials of all types, including very low dielectric materials, which until now have been largely incompatible with non-contact devices. The acoustics-based BinMaster RL features a self-cleaning, non-stick surface that does not require routine maintenance or air purge for cleaning. This eliminates manual cleaning of the sensor and frequent climbing of bins, which is a safety hazard. It uses acoustics-based technology at very low frequencies, which allows it to penetrate dust even during filling or emptying cycles. The BinMaster RL is designed to be easy to program and simple to maintain. A quick-start guide is used to configure the RL directly from a screen on the head of the device or alternatively, from a PC. Multiple bins can be connected using a daisy chain to help save on wiring and installation costs. The BinMaster RL outputs a 4-20 analog signal for simple connection to an existing control system or display module. Users can view measurement data for one bin or all bins at once from a PC when the RL is used with MultiVision software. (www.binmaster.com)
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DVM-80 Series Digital Voltmeters  HDE’s DVM-80 Series digital voltmeters and phasing sets are compact, high accuracy instruments designed to measure voltages up to 80 kV. The DVM-80 series incorporates Phase Accurate Technology, which makes all voltage readings, whether made from line-to-line or line-to-ground, accurate and repeatable to within 1%. There are 3 models — the DVM-80, DVM-80T with test point mode, and the latest exciting addition to the series, the DVM-80UVM. The DVM-80UVM is a compact, high accuracy dual stick voltmeter and phasing set with capacitive test point mode and peak hold. It measures voltage from 5 V to 40 kV and up to 80 kV with a pair of optional add-on resistors. The two-stick design can be used in both overhead and underground applications. (www.HDElectricCompany.com)