What's New In Plant & Equipment
Chemical Resistant Solenoid Valves
The Fluid Control Division Europe of Parker Hannifin Corporation, has released new stainless steel solenoid valves. The 221G range offers extreme resistance to corrosion and aggressive chemicals, and with its ATEX certification, is suited to use in explosive environments.
With a durable high-grade 316L stainless steel construction plus fluoroelastomer (FKM) sealing to provide fluid and chemical resistance, the 221G series combines long life and reduced maintenance requirements in the harshest operating environments.
Typical applications include those found in oil & gas, petrochemical, food processing and pharmaceutical installations.
Due to their high flow rates of up to 170 litres/min., the new valves provide an opportunity to reduce the overall size of customer installations and cut costs by up to approximately 10%. The new series valves are based on proven technology that has evolved over 40 years and is used in a popular sister family offered in brass.
The modular design of the valves allows assembly to a large range of coils including many with ATEX, IP67, UL/VDE approvals. This makes them ideal for use in applications where cleaning agents are present such as in car wash installations, industrial washing machines or food processing. The series in stainless steel is available in a two-way, normally closed format with port sizes ranging from 3/8 inch to one inch.
Valéry Blanchet, Marketing Product Manager for Parker’s Fluid Control Division Europe said:
This new stainless steel version makes the 221G Series exceptionally durable for applications where aggressive cleaning agents are present, and particularly for rigorous ‘wash-down’ environments. They also provide a long-life and reliable solution in ATEX environments.
Enerpac SPMT600 Transporter
Enerpac introduces the SPMT600 Series Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT), a three axle per trailer modular system featuring a minimised height, slim design and remote wireless control operation capabilities, making it highly suitable for operating in confined spaces.
Flexibility of use and configuration is also key. Depending on the model number, the trailers and HPUs can be configured to a maximum of 4 trailers in 2 rows (4x2) or 6 trailers in 2 rows (6x2).
The Wireless Intelli-Drive Remote Controller is a key feature of the SPMT600. With its simple to use interface an operator can learn how to use the system in one day.
Wheel propulsion is via hydraulic drive motors; all wheels have individual drive motors, which provides maximum traction. Each wheel unit has both a steering and a lifting cylinder at its disposal. In total, one trailer can support 60 metric tons of load.
The Intelli-Drive Remote Controller is, by far, the feature of the SPMT that customers will benefit most from. One person can operate the transporter remotely, safely away from the load. This single point of control reduces risk of operator miscommunication.
said Pete Crisci, Enerpac Global Business Development Leader for Integrated Solutions.
The SPMT600 features a number of key functional and safety features including:
- Highest rating Tier-4 diesel hydraulic power unit for reduced emissions
- A low-profile, slim design, ideal for in-plant operation
- Intelli-Drive wireless control system, intuitive and easy to use
- Two trailers and a power pack can be shipped inside one 20-ft. container