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Electro Static Technology has released its Aegis-brand Shaft Voltage Tester Digital Oscilloscope, which the company said makes it easier to check in-service motors for damaging VFD-induced shaft voltages and prevent bearing damage.
The company claims the digital oscilloscope is designed and configured to take and capture accurate voltage measurements from the spinning shafts of motors. The CAT II/III digital oscilloscope includes a special conductive microfiber tipped probe for shaft contact, a probe holder with magnetic base and a compact carrying case.
Other features of the 2-channel, 100 MHz oscilloscope include a 5.7” LCD color display, a multi-language user interface and a five-hour rechargeable/replaceable lithium-ion battery pack, the company said. It can sample rates of 1 GSa/s to 50 GSa/s and has a USB port for data transfer or flash drive storage, the company said.
The product's multimeter function provides measurements for resistance (ohms), continuity, diode capacitance, DC volts, AC volts, DC current, and AC current.
VMI Group will be launching its new truck tire building machine, called Milexx, at the Tire Technology Expo 2016 this week in Hanover, Germany.
VMI said the machine, which was developed for three years, has a capacity of close to 700 tires per day. The machine features an automatic clip-bar that offers material clamping and hands-off application of innerliner and sidewall, VMI said. The machine also has several camera monitoring applications and can be configured to customer specific requirements.
For more information, go to www.vmi-group.com.
Lanxess A.G.'s Tire and Specialty Rubbers business is showcasing new grades of functionalized S-SBR (solution styrene-butadiene rubber) and NdBR (neodymium butadiene rubber) at the Tire Technology Expo.
Lanxess said it was working on improving existing tire rubber compounds and identifying functionalized rubber that can help, for example, to further optimize the interaction between polymer and fillers. The company said, following its launch of functionalized S-SBR rubber grades, under the name Buna FX, a number of new variants are currently being tested.
Lanxess also will contribute to the TTE conference program with a discussion, “In-chain and chain-end functionalized S-SBR and NdBRs for green tire applications,” by product developer Thomas Ruenzi.
A second Lanxess presentation, by Saeid Kheirandish, will focus on the company's development of raw materials to include process optimization with his entry, “New insights into processing of neodymium-based rubber grades by Lanxess.” His presentation will investigate compound properties of the NdBR grades Buna CB22 and Buna Nd22EZ, with particular attention to the development of the compound's Mooney viscosity during processing.
Kheirandish will explain the compound properties of the NdBR variants used in combination with natural rubber and the process temperature.
For more information on Lanxess' chemistry, go to http://webmagazine.lanxess.com.
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