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OCT 2018

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October 2018 43 product news continued 4G Electronic Initiation System Dyno Nobel launched the DigiShot Plus 4G electronic initiation system, which is designed to reduce blasting delays and in- troduce programming speeds seven times faster than existing systems. The system features a fast and simple deployment method, an automatic check to ensure the correct number of detonators per channel, energy monitoring right up to the point of blasting, and automatic detection and testing of detonators, the company report- ed. Top benefits of DigiShot Plus 4G in- clude improved blasting efficiency, lower vibration levels, improved excavation pro- files and wall stability, as well as increased loader productivity and enhanced safety. Remote-control Unit Reads Inaccessible Meters Rhosonics released the RCU Remote-Con- trol Unit for measuring instruments lo- cated in inaccessible places. It enables the user to get the data from, or adjust the set- tings on, a meter that is either hard to reach or in a dangerous location using a hand- held device or PC/PLC. The unit connects to the measuring instrument by cable and monitors measurement results and change settings in near real time. The unit doubles as a communication protocol converter, for example, changing a HART to a Modbus RTU signal, Rhosonics reported. The unit is available in three different versions. Non-toxic Road/Soil Enhancer Momar Inc. introduced Resinator, a road and soil enhancer designed for use on unpaved roads in sensitive habitats. Ap- proved by the Penn State Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies, Resinator reduces airborne dust by more than 90%, the com- pany reported. With a toxicity profile simi- lar to baking soda, it is non-toxic to aquatic life, contains no VOCs, phosphates, APEs, carcinogens, mutagens or other harmful compounds. Momar delivers Resinator on- site, and supplies or recommends certified, trained drivers to complete the application. Synthetic Grease Reduces Torque, Nixes Costs ExxoMobil launched Mobil SHC Polyrex 102 EM synthetic grease, which, the com- pany reported, is proven to increase the mechanical efficiency of electric motors. During proprietary-bearing energy-ef- ficiency rig tests that collected 2 million data points, the grease reduced torque by up to 40% compared with a mineral-based alternative, which results in an increased motor efficiency of up to 0.24%, the com- pany reported. That can both lower energy costs and reduce the carbon footprint, the company reported. The grease is suitable for use in electric motors of any size and viable at up to 180°C. It is suited for fill-for- life applications, the company said. Online Class for Lubrication Solution Sales Luber-finer added Module 6 to its free on- line education web program for distributers, sales associates and others. The company described it as a comprehensive training tool that educates users on outside filtration sales and the role salespersons play in help- ing fleet maintenance managers. Clamping Strips for Trefoil Clamping Beele Engineering announced new clamp- ing strips that secure three high-tension cables in a trefoil clamp, dubbed the RockRoller. The strips, made of Beele's NOFIRNO rubber, help bundle high-volt- age wires that will cross significant dis- ©2018 Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. All Rights Reserved. WOUNDED WARRIOR MARK LALLI Wounded Warrior Project helps veterans turn devastation into motivation. SUPPORT WOUNDED VETERANS AT

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