Bonomi North America is introducing a new line of automated thermoplastic ball valves for use in plumbing, mechanical, chemical, and other applications. Listed with NSF to Standard 61 for potable water, the new valve packages offer a variety of advanced features that improve operation and enhance reliability, said company officials.
CT/Colt’s Coltlite, a natural louvered ventilator that is installed in the façade of a building, is now available in North America. This dual-purpose product provides buildings with both day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire.
Marley Engineered Products introduced its Artisan SmartSeries® Architectural Digital Wall Heater. The new wall heater automatically adjusts wattage output and blower speed resulting in quiet operation and energy efficiencies. The unit features 5 day/2 day programmability with four daily program periods to respond to a variety of environment needs.
AirMotion Sciences, Inc. has introduced its new line of 16-ft through 24-ft HVLS Fans known as their Big Simple Fans™. The company says both lines of AirMotion’s HVLS fans have small, highly energy efficient motors, and are used for cooling, heat de-stratification, ventilation, and as alternatives to air conditioning in large facilities. These industrial ceiling fans aim to offer improved performance over traditional HVLS fans, but with much greater versatility to reduce energy costs and environmental stress while enhancing comfort and productivity.
AMETEK Rotron has released a 19-in rack mountable liquid cooling heat exchanger assembly. The unit is one of a variety of similar heat exchangers that are designed to dissipate over 10kw of heat in demanding operating environments. The heat exchanger assembly is enclosed within a ruggedized 6U (10.5-in) aluminum chassis. The company says the unit is designed for years of reliable service in harsh and demanding applications, including military and commercial equipment racks.
Groschopp, Inc. introduced a Brushless DC Motor and Control package. Groschopp’s family of brushless DC motors and gearmotors have been tested for pairings with the brushless DC control product line giving engineers a brushless DC motor and control package designed for optimal operation.
Ruskin’s XP500 was developed for the most extreme weather conditions. According to the company, protecting wall penetrations from flying debris caused by tornadoes, hurricanes, and severe storms is critical in the design of Community Shelters (ICC-500) and Safe Rooms (FEMA 361).
Rosenberg USA released a new version of its ETRI 148V Series AC axial fan featuring an aluminum body that reduces weight by nearly 20% to less than 2 lbs. The company claims its new fans outperform competitive models in airflow by 9% and life expectancy by 33% to 50%.
Schebler Chimney Systems’ is offering complete design solutions for engineered stacks from the appliance to the top of the stack, customized to meet space and budget constraints. The company says its engineering and manufacturing specialists provide comprehensive engineering including design, sizing, load calculations, fabrication and installation. Consulting services include draft calculations, CAD support, 3-D modeling and mechanical specifications to reduce internal workloads and ensure accurate design.
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