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SEP 2018

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44 September 2018 product news continued of the RR440, de- signed to last up to 140% longer than comparable rotary bits. With an ex- tended bit life and fewer bit changes, the RR441 max- imizes drilling uptime, providing lower cost per me- ter and setting a new industry standard. RR441 sizes range from 171 mm to 406 mm (6 ¾ in. to 16 in.). Cap Lamp Mine & Process Service now offers the upgraded Lite 2 miner's light from Wis- dom. The compact, self-contained min- er's light weighs only 6 ounces (oz), of- fers one of the brightest beams available for an MSHA-approved cap lamp, and is also one of the lowest costs to purchase and maintain. The internal batteries re- place heavy, belt-mounted battery packs, and have been enhanced to offer up to 18 hours of continuous use after only a 4-hour charge. The polycarbonate casing is tough enough for everyday mine use, and water resistance to more than 40 ft. Radio Remote-control Hoists JD Neuhaus ( JDN), a leader in air hoists, cranes, trolleys and monorail hoists, has further enhanced their remote control ca- pabilities. Three remote-control models are now available, RC-X, RC S and RC-SP, each comprising a transmitter and receiver and all can either be integrated in existing JDN solutions or directly combined with a new JDN hoist. The receiver is rigid and has an extremely compact design. All components are housed in a space-saving, shock-resis- tant GRP (glass-reinforced plastic) casing featuring protection class IP65 (dust and water protected). Existing JDN hoists and cranes can be retrofitted thanks to the stan- dardized interface of the JDN RC. Medium-voltage Switchgear Schneider Electric announced CBGS-0, a gas-insulated switchgear with solid dielec- tric busbar for applications up to 38 kilo- volts, 2,000 A and 31.5kA. The CBGS-0 includes a grounded and shielded solid insulated bus system, in- stalled in the top rear part of the switch- gear, outside the SF6 compartment — this means no gas handling is required during installation, expansions or section re- placement. Shielded solid insulation and sealed-for-life gas tank protect the medi- um-voltage components from aggressive atmospheres, dirt, dust and vermin. The materials used also inhibit oxidation in the busbar and circuit breaker compartments and provide for a stable gas system. CBGS-0 is also designed to reduce maintenance and downtime, and maxi- mize floor space. The compact and modular switchgear offers both flexibility and a long, low-maintenance service life, making it an ideal choice for those with limited space. The design of the modern switchgear equipment is significantly smaller than legacy models — reducing floor space by up to 60%. Schneider Electric said this equip- ment is maintenance-free for 10 years, or 10,000 cycles. Effective Road Dust Control Momar Inc., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals, recently introduced the Resinator, a dynamic road and soil enhancer designed specifically for use on unpaved roads in and around sensitive habitats. The product has been approved by the Penn State Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies, making it one of only six products that meet their stringent environmental requirements for high perfor- mance under heavy-traffic conditions. Even after 30 days and more than 10,000 vehicle passes, Resinator reduces airborne dust by more than 90%. Momar provides project oversight from the initial survey through the post-application monitoring. The compa- ny delivers Resinator on site, and supplies or recommends certified, trained drivers to complete the application. WOUNDED WARRIOR JASON EHRHART AND HIS PARENTS WOUNDED WARRIOR JASON EHRHART AND HIS PARENTS ©2018 Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. All Rights Reserved. SUPPORT WOUNDED VETERANS AT Wounded Warrior Project gives families hope.

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