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Motor: Baldor Electric Company

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Baldor Electric Company has unveiled the Dodge HT500 synchronous drive system. The company says the motor delivers high torque, low maintenance, and potential energy savings with less overhung load than V-belts drives. Officials also said HT500 belts also offer longer life in wet/oily environments than rubber made products.


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Chiller: Trane

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Trane is introducing an enhanced Trane® Optimus™ helical rotary water-cooled chiller now available with the Trane® Adaptive Frequency™ drive (AFD). The AFD adjusts motor speed based on demand to reduce energy consumption and, as a result, energy costs. The Optimus chillers have cooling capacities ranging from 150 to 430 tons, making them ideal cooling solutions for most buildings, including high-occupancy schools, hospitals, and hotels.


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Room controller: Viconics

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Viconics has released the latest addition of its VT8000 Series Room Controllers: The VT8300 Low Voltage Fan Coil and Zone Controller. The company says the VT8300 provides increased energy savings and comfort at a lower price point compared to a full building automation system.


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Rooftop system: Addison

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The PR-Series from Addison provides fresh air for critical facilities such as schools and universities, health care facilities and hospitals, and hotels and resort complexes. Addison recently introduced the PR-Series semi-custom packaged rooftop system for commercial, institutional, and industrial applications. The company says the series is a highly efficient, packaged rooftop heating and air conditioning system that offers design flexibility with a wide selection of factory options, as well as the ability to accept custom options for specific job requirements.


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End suction pumps: Grundfos

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The Grundfos PACO-brand LCS split-coupled end suction pumps are now available for sale in the United States. According to the company, LCS is ideally suited for liquid transfer in chilled water, condenser water, pressure boosting, district heating and cooling, and air-conditioning applications. Its compact design provides hydraulic performance equal to that of a frame-mounted, long-coupled design with the added benefits of a smaller footprint.


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UPS System: Toshiba International Corp.

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Toshiba International Corp. now offers the Energy Star-certified Toshiba G9000 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system in 1000 kVA/1000 kW capacity. The G9000 line of UPSs are true online, double-conversion UPS systems providing power at up to 97% efficiency. The company says this is the largest unit yet in the G9000 product line, and is ready to ship from the manufacturing and engineering facility in Houston.


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Adaptor fittings: Uponor Inc.

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Uponor North America has introduced six new ProPEX® Lead-free (LF) Brass CPVC Adapter Fittings for transitioning from CPVC to PEX in commercial plumbing and hydronic distribution piping systems. The fittings, which are available in 1.25-, 1.5- and 2-in sizes, are offered in a spigot and a socket adapter and all feature Uponor’s ASTM F1960 ProPEX expansion system for connecting to PEX piping.


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Transformers: Standex-Meder Electronics

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Standex-Meder Electronics has released the SX41 Series of planar transformers for 500W-2KW applications. Available in standard or custom designs, the SX41 aims to deliver high performance for power conversion applications in several areas including renewable energy.


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Motors: Baldor Electric Co.

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Baldor Electric Co. introduced a new line of energy efficient electric motors. The Large AC – GPM induction motor is available up to 1,500 hp. Large AC – GPM motors are available in stock ratings of 250 – 1,000 hp, 2300/4000 Volt, totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC), foot mounted designs.


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RectorSeal's

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RectorSeal® Corp. introduced the RectorSeal Blue+™, a non-setting, multi-purpose, lead-free, blue-colored pipe thread sealant approved for use with multiple plumbing and HVACR residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Blue+ is unrestricted for use with all threaded metal, polyethylene, fiberglass reinforced, PVC, CPVC, and ABS pipe.


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