Aug. 1, 2011
Danfoss Drives has introduced the VLT® Soft Starter MCD500 with Adaptive Acceleration Control (AAC).

Danfoss Drives has introduced the VLT® Soft Starter MCD500 with Adaptive Acceleration Control (AAC). AAC is the newest evolution in soft start technology, enabling users to select different acceleration and deceleration profiles according to specific application needs, optimizing performance and maximizing energy efficiency. The starter is available in 23 models and five different frame sizes, from 21A -- 1600A. The G1 frame size is IP20 rated, and G2–G5 frame sizes are IP00 rated. Optional finger guard kits are available for the G2-G5 frames to achieve IP20. The MCD500 is significantly smaller and more compact than its MCD3000 predecessor. The series starters have earned certification and approvals by the following: CE, CCC, C-Tick, RoHs, UL, cUL and Lloyds Register. Danfoss Drives, Milwaukee, WI, 800-621-8806, www.danfossdrives.com

Bearing protection ring

To simplify the protection of bearings in VFD-driven motors, Electro Static Technology has introduced the Split-Ring AEGIS™ Bearing Protection Ring with Conductive Epoxy Mounting. Developed for simplified field installation without detaching coupled equipment, the new Split-Ring kit can be installed in 10 minutes and protects AC motor bearings from electrical damage, providing a path of least resistance and safely channeling VFD-induced bearing currents to ground. Electro Static Technology, Mechanic Falls, ME, 866-738-1857, www.est-aegis.com

Diaphragm pump

Iwaki America has introduced the IX Series digitally controlled direct-drive diaphragm pump. The company’s experience in high-end motor technology results in an extremely accurate and energy efficient pump with high resolution. The series is suited for automated chemical delivery in industries from water treatment to chemical process. Iwaki America, Holliston, MA, 508-429-1440, www.iwakiamerica.com

Sump pumps

The new 6EN and 10EN sump and effluent pumps from Little Giant feature Permanent Split Capacitor (PSC) motors, providing low current draw, energy efficiency, and improved performance. Designed for extended or continuous use, these sump pumps are fully submersible and are ideal for dewatering and light effluent applications. Built on an industry-trusted platform, the 6EN offers pump stability and lower intake velocities. The 10EN is built to handle heavier-duty applications. Little Giant Web: www.franklin-electric.com/lg

Mag-drive pumps

Pump Solutions Group™ has acquired the EnviroGear® product line. Products include EnviroGear, a mag-drive internal gear pump; EnviroBase™, gear pump base plate assemblies; and EnviroCare™, a line of pump and motor protection and control products. The seal-less mag-drive pumps consist of only seven primary parts: a magnet housing, containment canister, casing, rotor magnet assembly, idler gear, eccentric spindle and head. Flow rates are 15 to 200 gpm with pressures up to 200 psig. NPT and ANSI flanges are offered with sizes ranging from 1 ½” to 4”. Pump Solutions Group, Grand Terrace, CA, www.envirogearpump.com

Test pumps

Reed EHTP500 and EHTP500C Electric Hydrostatic Test Pumps are designed for pressure testing water systems such as water meters, plumbing lines, pressure vessels, solar systems and sprinkler systems, in both residential and commercial buildings. A standard 110V outlet is required and the electric motor is UL certified. The output pressure is easily adjusted simply by turning a knob and watching the attached gauge. A built-in bypass allows for automatic water recirculation once the set pressure is reached. Reed Manufacturing, 800-666-3691, www.reedmfgco.com

Explosion proof pumps

Using technology unique to the industry, Zoeller Pump’s new Automatic Explosion Proof pumps are high head pumps for submersible sewage or dewatering applications. Features include motors that are FM listed for Class 1, Division 1, Group C & D environments plus durable cast iron cover, motor adapter and pump housing with stainless steel parts that will not rust or corrode. The pumps are available in 2” or 3” NPT Flange discharge. Zoeller Pump Co., 800-928-7867, www.zoeller.com

Cake pump

The Seepex integrated cake pump system starts with the company’s BTHE open hopper progressive cavity pump. The systems are available in many ranges and are sized according to each individual application. In addition, the company incorporates load cell sensors, flex joint, flow meter, pressure sensor and a boundary layer injection ring which are all controlled through a provided control panel. Seepex, 937-865-7150, www.seepex.com

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