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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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Retractable System Improves Conveyor Maintenance

ASGCO’s Retractable Razor-Back System with Split Block Spring-Shoc allows for safe access and service from outside the chute. This innovative patent-pending design prevents the dangers of working inside the conveyor or breaking the plane of the conveyor, keeping workers out of harm’s way. This greatly reduces downtime and eliminates the need for confined space permits.

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Open-gear Lubricant

Bel-Ray said its Type 2 open gear systems with its high viscosity Clear Gear lubricant can reduce consumption, and the vibration and temperature of machinery. Clear Gear lubricant is engineered to operate in the full fluid film or hydrodynamic mode of lubrication that is especially suited to maximize gear tooth protection.

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Preventing Conveyor System Downtime

Monitoring systems detected excessive startup torque on a 4,200-foot Joy underground-to-surface conveyor system at an Illinois coal operation. Site operators needed the issue resolved quickly to avoid months of potential downtime, as the system is the main production artery for the mine. JoySmart Solutions experts took baseline readings of the system during commissioning to enable flawless startup. Once the system was in regular operation, excessive startup torque was detected during the continued monitoring. The JoySmart team then used those baseline readings to quickly target the problem area.

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