Coal Age

JUN 2017

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48 June 2017 product news Speed Sensor Mounts on Multiple Idler Styles Superior Industries has added a new speed sensor to its conveyor component accessories offering. The device monitors the speed of a conveyor belt by producing electronic pulses interpreted by a PLC or a Superior Speed Sensor module. The unit's sensors help operators control convey- or shutdowns, monitor belt slippage and trigger warning systems. Fitted for CEMA C and D idlers, Superior Speed Sensors are available for belt widths ranging from 24 inches (in.) to 72 in. and are protected by a two-year components warranty. They can be mounted on a clean side roll, return roll or troughing wing roll. Linear Position Sensor The GEMCO 958A embedded Linear Dis- placement Transducer (LDT) was designed specifically with the needs of the mobile hydraulics market in mind. The rugged, rod style LDT is designed to fit entirely inside a hydraulic or clevis style cylinder and provide absolute analog feedback in the most-demanding applications and ex- treme operating environments. It offers ac- curacy and reliability with high resolution and precision repeatability. The embedded LDT is totally installed inside the cylinder, which protects the transducer from out- side conditions. It uses the latest genera- tion of field-proven magnetostrictive po- sition-sensing technology to give absolute analog position, accurate to 0.04% of the programmable sensing distance. A variety of analog outputs are available. Rexnord Launches Digital Productivity Initiative Rexnord recently announced its DiRXN (pronounced "direction") initiative — its new digital productivity platform based on the integration of innovative Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and e-commerce technologies with its leading portfolio of tools, products and ser- vices. DiRXN directly connects miners to data and information that allows them to optimize productivity across all stages. Rexnord said this digital unification of product and pro- cesses will create a true ecosystem of enhanced value over time as it further innovates deep learning into solutions and partnerships to reshape and enhance Rexnord service levels and business models. Digital productivity can make a signif- icant contribution to a mine's bottom line. "From the procurement of new equip- ment, through its installation, use and asset management, customers can expect a return on mission-critical investments," said Rick Morse, vice president, digital solutions, of Rexnord's Process & Motion platform. "The DiRXN platform delivers on operational savings and metric-driven goals, including mean time between failure (MTBF) and mean time to replace (MTTR), as well as overall equipment effectiveness. These are key performance indicators that DiRXN can positively impact." "Rexnord has been a vital part of in- dustrial infrastructure for more than 125 years," said Kevin Zaba, president of Rex- nord's Process & Motion Control platform. "We're digitizing more than a century of application expertise and applying it to traditional tasks and problems allowing customers to solve them in smarter, more efficient ways, while giving Rexnord more visibility to customer and product behav- iors that will further improve our portfolio of industry solutions." DiRXN is designed to help miners maximize production uptime and lower maintenance costs when using Rexnord

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