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Hilliard Unveils New Braking System

At MINExpo 2016, The Hilliard Corp. will unveil new braking systems that use caliper brakes that it has developed, tested and certified. For more than 30 years, the company has been supplying braking systems for draglines, electric shovels, conveyors, mine hoists and mills. The new systems, according to Rick Kallenborn, regional sales manager for Hilliard, will replace existing systems with a more standardized product that is more user-friendly and will allow miners to reduce their parts inventories.

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Fletcher Offers Dry Scrubber to Improve Operator Environment

J.H. Fletcher & Co. recently released a new product to improve the roof bolter operator environment. The machine, known as a dry scrubber, is supported by field testing, and backed by a long history in dust suppression. The dry scrubber is permissible and has the ability to operate in a variety of applications, making it a complement to the Fletcher roof bolting product line.

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Hybrid Motor Exceeds Premium Efficiency Performance

Baldor Electric Co. recently announced the latest motor technology: achieving efficiency performance two to four efficiency bands above NEMA Premium efficient levels (IE3) by using a hybrid motor design. Using advanced technology, which combines the starting attributes of an induction cage with permanent magnets, the new RPM XE platform can provide substantial energy savings and performance for most centrifugal load applications.

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Smart Wireless Gateway

Emerson Process Management has introduced the Smart Wireless Gateway 1552WU, a Wi-Fi access point that connects WirelessHART sensors to the control network. Jointly developed as an integral part of Cisco’s IoT Systems, the 1552WU Gateway is a fully featured mesh access point that simplifies Wi-Fi and WirelessHART installations, lowers costs and reduces deployment time.

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Self-sharpening Teeth

The Keesharp bucket tooth from Australia gets stronger over time, increasing the life span of loader buckets and increasing productivity. “Keesharp adaptor and bucket tooth systems increase nose strength and integrity, extending the operational life of the bucket,” said Keech Australia Marketing Manager Brad Clark. “The specialized design of the tooth profile means as it is used and worn down, the tooth becomes even sharper, increasing efficiency with use.”

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