In 2016, for example, U.S. buyers accounted for 86% or $10.3 billion of overall sales in the North American automotive aftermarket. Through 2021, U.S. aftermarket demand for engine, transmission, and drivetrain components will increase 1.6% annually, less than the rate of increase in the Canadian and Mexican markets.
Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds division expanded its series of MTL GECMA HMI workstations, introducing two new products, the thin client (TC) and personal computer (PC) versions. The new versions result in a common platform design for plant managers to reduce operating costs, optimize productivity and increase plant safety, with the additional benefits of reducing space in the cabinet, and “future proofing” the plant.
Bionomic Industries Inc. offers a new “fluidized bed” scrubber that absorbs gas and collects airborne particulates, for gas capacities from 500 to 250,000 acfm. The patented RotaBed Series’ performance comes from a swirl induced Coriolis grid that achieves greater fluidized bed stability, resulting in more efficient gas mixing and transfer efficiency than less advanced designs.
Exair’s new Model 1004SS, M4 NPT back-blow air nozzle was designed to deliver the smallest, most effective airflow for blowing debris and liquids from small pipe or hose inside diameters, channels, bores, holes, internal threads, and other internal part features. An array of holes provides a forceful, 360-degree airflow to clear out coolant, chips, and light oils following machining processes.
Simonds Saw, a manufacturer of band saw blades and files, introduced CWT carbide-tipped band saw blades for demanding operations, including foundries removing aluminum gates and risers. Other recommended applications include steel service centers, aerospace sawing applications. CWT blades are effective for cutting aluminum block, Inconel, and nickel-based alloys.
Parallel Works is commercializing technology developed at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago to provide “supercomputing-as-a-service” to SMBs, helping them to achieve economies of scale in managing the expanding volume of information that is constantly redefining businesses and industries.
Using simulation software results directly in the rigging process produces a more accurate casting set-up than manual techniques, in a much shorter time period. This integrated approach reduces overall costs and lead times.
Plibrico Company LLC offers castable refractories and gun mixes for aluminum processing. From non-wetting to aluminum-resistant, to phosphate-bonded castable refractories, Plibrico refractories are designed to withstand the environments in all aluminum furnaces — diecasting furnaces, reverberatory furnaces, round tops — as well as transfer equipment including troughs, launders and ladles.
Carrier Vibratory Equipment’s VibraTrac is a stroke, speed, and angle monitor for industrial vibratory equipment: With a wireless Bluetooth® sensor, the VibraTrac can be paired with a smartphone app to monitor activity and complete data tracking “in seconds,” according to the developers.
If a die fails prematurely, production costs rise and the potential for lost business increases. Heat treating is most important factor in determining the performance of die steel. Confirming proper heat treatment of the die steel is essential.
It’s possible to achieve significant savings in gas-powered melting by recovering waste heat. The energy savings associated with this process will more than pay for the equipment and installation in less than three years.
Boosting core and mold production by speeding refractory drying involves a careful selection of convection oven technology, operating at 200°-400°F and can dry molds or cores in 10 to 30 minutes, versus 10- 20 hours needed for passive drying at ambient temperature.
Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, introduced the Brokk 280 — which has enhanced demolition power, includes the new Brokk SmartPower™ electrical system, and incorporates additional hardened parts for extra durability in tough environments.
The Boge America Inc. S-4 air compressor machine is a redesigned screw compressor that maintains low noise levels — at 69 dB(A) — with an enclosed direct drive that ensures low-maintenance for continuous operation, even with high dust volumes.
Chunky graphite is an abnormal form of graphite commonly associated with heavy-section ductile iron castings, especially in areas having a section thickness greater than 50 mm. These “last-to-solidify” sections of a casting are the most susceptible to this form of degenerative graphite, including the area located under a riser since this feed metal is slow to solidify....More
Both pH and ADV testing of foundry sands indicate acidity and basicity, but in different ways. Foundry sand pH and ADV can change as the sand is used and reclaimed. Both pH and ADV are useful lab tests to indicate changes in sand and changes in binder reactivity you will experience....More