What’s New… (March 01, 2004)
March 1, 2004 By Pulp & Paper Canada
PRECISE MEASUREMENTS FROM PMC
Georgetown, ON — PMC offers a full line of Pneumatic, 4-20mA Output, Smart with Hart protocol and Submersible instrumentation that provide precise measurements involving difficult, corrosive and hazardous materials. The PMC patented flush-mounted pressure, level and vacuum transmitters have become the standard for accuracy and dependability serving the pulp and paper industry for over 40 years.
TENSIONRITE II LAUNCHED IN QC
Toronto, ON — Goodyear Canada’s Engineered Products Division launched TensionRite II into the Quebec market. Regarded as an innovative tension tool ideal for determining precise belt tension measurements, TensionRite II has become a mainstay wherever v-belt applications are used in forestry and manufacturing among others.
SAFE GRIP FROM SKF
TORONTO, ON — The new SKF Bearing Handling Tool, TMMH series was developed to further enhance plant efficiency and safety and facilitate safe, easy and quick handling of medium and large size bearings. The Bearing Handling Tool is a steel band with two handles and two anti-rotation plates, which fits around the outer ring of the bearing whilst the bearing is still in horizontal position. The two anti-rotation plates fix the inner ring and the rolling elements, preventing them from swiveling. It can then be lifted manually or by a crane and turned to the vertical position safely, easily and quickly.
TIMKEN GOES TO MARS
KEENE, NH — Pulp and paper supplier Timken has supplied super precision bearings that are currently being used on both of NASA’s Mars Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity.
Starsys Research, one of the subcontractors that worked with NASA on the Rover project, fit the bearings onto each of the Rovers. In all, Starsys placed Timken ball bearings on 13 different designs, including the deployment and operational gearboxes on wheel transmissions, solar array panel drives, rock abrasion tool drives, and all four actuators that deploy, rotate and maneuver the pan cameras, or camera mast.
Spirit landed on Mars January 4. Opportunity landed on the other side of the planet 21 days later, January 25.
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