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April - 2010

19 April 2010

Offshore Platform Cable Reels

Huco Dynatork 3 Air Motors for Offshore Platform Cable/Hose Reels

Cable reel sets are typically leased to clients for a month at a time. The cable/hose reel sets are utilized on offshore oil and gas well platforms. The Huco air motor is used to maintain tension on the control cable as it is lowered into the well. For 80-90% of its utilization, the air motor serves as a back stop (even though it can be operated in both directions) when the reel is in the “stall or hold” position.

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17 April 2010

Concrete Saws

Warner Electric Modified SF1000 Clutch for Diesel-Powered Concrete Saws

Warner Electric SF-1000 clutches mounted on diesel-powered concrete saws provide an important safety feature, allowing road construction operators to disengage the diamond blade drive while the engine remains running.

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17 April 2010

Grinding Mills

Twiflex Advanced Braking Technology for Grinding Mills

Twiflex Ltd./Hilliard Corp. (USA) have recently supplied their largest grinding mill braking system to Metso Minerals Industries, Inc. for installation on the Boliden Mineral AB, Autogenous (AG) gearless driven mills.

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08 April 2010

Solar Panel High Voltage Capacitor

Huco PEEK MultiBeam Couplings for Solar Panel High Voltage Capacitors

A large household name in the Japanese consumer electronics industry recently sourced an alternative coupling to replace Huco PEEK (Polyether ether ketone) MultiBeam units used in high voltage capacitors.

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05 April 2010

Wichita AquaMaKKs

Wichita AquaMaKKs Clutches and Brakes Are Winning the Corrosion Battle

On a marine deck in the oil and gas industry, the battle is always the same. Cast iron vs. salt. Salt wins every time. So the trick is to keep the saltwater away from the iron.
When Wichita Clutch, an Altra Industrial Motion company, heard this request from an offshore platform customer - "Can we use seawater to cool our tensioning brakes?" - the answer was, "Well, no…wait… let us work on that".

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