System Controls

A new family of central controls for industrial compressed air systems can be customized to your company’s needs, eliminating waste and offering savings on your energy bill and a short pay back period. The X-Series System Automation Package, introduced by Ingersoll Rand, is offered through Process & Power, Inc.

Central control of your air compressors creates efficiency and cost savings. The versatile and innovative Ingersoll Rand X-Series System eliminates wastes by efficiently managing up to twelve compressors. In the past, Lee Majors explained, capabilities now found in the X-Series would have required a custom engineered system that could easily have cost four to five times what this central-control system costs.

Some of the many benefits of the X-Series:

  • Sold in modules, the X-Series can be customized for each customer’s needs. You don’t have to pay for features you don’t need or can’t use.
  • It can be applied with any manufacturer’s air compressors or a combination of brands.
  • The X-Series handles different types of controls, including VFD-controlled compressors. This capability often is available only with very expensive control systems.
  • The system receives input from other instrumentation, including flow meters, dew point meters and compressed air dryers.
  • The Visualization module option provides Ethernet access with its own IP address. Through your web browser, you can observe what’s happening in your compressed air system, and on an administrative level, you can make changes.
  • The X-series has the capability to send you an email alert upon a warning or alarm in the system.

Process & Power can provide local support for installation and training on the X-series, eliminating the need to get expensive help from elsewhere. Industries interested in a free evaluation of whether the X-Series can help their operation save money can contact Lee Majors at lmajors@pnpmail.com or 800-264-8939.

Empire Blast Cabinets

"With an off-the-shelf Pro-Finish cabinet, you get a tunable media reclaimer, a dust collection system, your choice of pressure or suction powered blast, and many other standard features. In addition, you can select from a wide range of in-stock factory options to meet your particular finishing requirements. If you need a powered or manual turntable, gun oscillation, additional blast guns, timer packages, special electrical, extended wear components or a vertical door, we can provide this equipment and other options without custom modifications.

Built-in system components:

  • Dust Collector
  • Tunable Reclaimers
  • One-cubic-foot Pressure Vessel
  • One-cubic-foot Suction Hopper"

For more information, please click on the link below!

https://www.empire-airblast.com/products/manual-blast-cabinets/

Compressed Air Treatment

"Air Dryer | Refrigerated Dryers, Desiccant Dryers and Filters; Air quality can have a significant impact on compressed air systems. Properly treated compressed air, and the right air dryer, will improve productivity, system efficiency, and product or process quality. Choosing the appropriate air dryer and compressed air filter is very important. By choosing an Ingersoll Rand air dryer or compressed air filter, you are buying high quality treatment products that will enhance your entire air compressor system. An air dryer is an integral piece in your air treatment system, making Ingersoll Rand's wide knowledge and expertise in this field a key aspect to the success of your compressed air system. Ingersoll Rand has the widest selection of air treatment products and application knowledge to protect your investment and compressed air system."

 

Achieve Success in Shock Pulse Monitoring

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The Northampton Generating station is a 120MW solid fuel power generation plant. The facility moves solid fuel with conveyors into silos for storage. Conveyor reliability is critical to the operation of the entire plant. No fuel, no power. There are about a dozen critical belt conveyors that, upon failure, could starve the plant of fuel resulting in an outage. The main bearings on the conveyors were not monitored, leaving the facility unaware of pending bearing failures. Several failures occurred that resulted in load reductions. However, the failures could have easily resulted in a total plant shutdown at a cost of more than $100,000 per day.

Management decided to begin a regime of condition monitoring on the many large, slow-turning bearings. Vibration monitoring was feasible but cumbersome and impractical because of the low speeds involved. Infrared temperature measurement was considered to detect a failure-in-progress, but this would not provide the desired advance warning.

Various vendors offered suggestions, including the use of shock pulse monitoring (SPM) for lubricant and bearing condition assessment. SPM is a well-established technique. Initially, SPM was launched to enable the technician to cost-effectively track bearing condition. The tool proved effective as a method to assess general lubrication requirements as well."

 

For more information, please click on the link listed below! 

http://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/554/shock-pulse-analyzing

International Paper Audits

"We transform renewable resources into recyclable products that people depend on every day.

"We are one of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, with 55,000 employees operating in 24 countries.

We create:

  • Packaging products that protect and promote goods, enable worldwide commerce and keep consumers safe.
  • Pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness.
  • Papers that facilitate education and communication, and paper bags, cups and food containers that provide convenience and portability for the on-the-go consumer.

We are committed to strengthening our people and the communities where we live and work using all resources responsibly and efficiently, and ensuring our businesses are safe, successful and sustainable for generations to come."

For more information about International Paper, please follow the link below!

http://www.internationalpaper.com/company/about-international-paper

Shock Pulse Monitoring

"Shock pulse method is a signal processing technique used to measure metal impact and rolling noise such as that found in rolling element bearings and gears. Much more refined than other high-frequency measurements, shock pulse is widely used as a basis for predictive maintenance. Rolling element bearings are the most common measurement for shock pulse, but this technique has other applications including gear condition, compressor condition, and other applications where metal-to-metal contact is a source of wear."

 

You can take a look at the website provided for any questions that you may have!

http://www.conditionenergy.com/whatisshockpulse.html

 

At Process & Power, we offer the latest in Shock Pulse Monitoring. Our website offers the most up-to-date information about the process. 

https://www.processnpower.com/shock-pulse-monitoring/

 

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ColdJet Food & Bev Industry

Food processing and packaging equipment gets dirty with grease, wax, proteins, seasonings, crumbs, glue and other build-up. This prevents the equipment from operating at peak efficiency. Traditional manual cleaning methods are time-consuming, ineffective and usually involve significant amounts of water and resulting waste. Dry ice cleaning offers a superior cleaning process that can reduce cleaning time by up to 80%, eliminate secondary waste and result in a significant reduction in overall cleaning costs.
 

Smart Home Leader NexiaTM Integrates with Amazon Echo to Enable Hands-Free Whole-Home Automation

Simple voice commands control Nexia-certified devices throughout the home

Broomfield, Colo., June 22, 2016 – Smart home leader Nexia™, a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), today gave subscribers the ability to control Nexia-certified devices in their home – starting with lighting, thermostats and plug-in wall modules – with simple voice commands through Amazon Echo. Additional features will be added soon.

“Echo is one of the great technological breakthroughs of the past several years and our users immediately saw its potential as a convenient way to help manage their homes,” said George Land, general manager of Nexia. “Controlling your home with simple, secure and reliable voice commands makes Nexia an even more seamless and indispensable part of daily life.” 

Nexia’s free integration with Amazon’s Alexa-powered devices – including Echo, the new Echo Dot and Amazon Tap – delivers natural-speech smart home control with Amazon’s popular voice-activated personal assistant.

“As Amazon enhances Echo support for additional smart home features, Nexia will continue to refine and enhance its voice control offering to deliver the best user experience possible,” Land said.

Nexia subscribers with an Echo can:

  • Turn lights on or off with simple commands such as, “Alexa, turn on the front porch light.”
  • Adjust the thermostat by saying, “Alexa, lower the temperature two degrees” or “Alexa, set the heat at 68 degrees.”
  • Set custom lighting settings such as, “Alexa, set the dining room light to 50 percent.”
  • Activate small appliances using a plug-in module such as, “Alexa, turn on the coffee pot.”

“We’re thrilled to work with Nexia to bring Alexa to a new ecosystem of smart home products, continuing our mission to provide a hands-free, convenient voice experience to our shared customers,” said Charlie Kindel, director of Alexa Smart Home. "As one of the most established smart home providers, Nexia's product lineup – including powerful Trane and American Standard thermostats – expands the range of devices customers can control all by just using their voice.”

Current subscribers can activate Nexia on Echo by enabling the Nexia skill in the Skills menu on the Alexa app.

 

About Nexia
Nexia is a leading smart home system and a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR). Powered primarily by secure Z-Wave and WiFi technology, Nexia allows users to expand their systems with hundreds of devices from some of the nation’s top manufacturers – including Schlage, General Electric, First Alert, Trane, American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, Andersen and Pella – to create a truly smart home that adjusts to busy lives.

Ingersoll Rand: ARO pumping station

New ARO station solution minimizes leakage and environmental hazards during fluid transfer.

The ARO Station is a customized solution that houses an ARO pump and piping in a durable housing in order to reduce leaks and fumes during chemical transfer from one container to another.

Standing independently from a truck, the ARO Station helps operators comply with changing environmental regulations, while enhancing operator safety.

“ARO understands the importance of transporting and securing hazardous material and minimizing its exposure. The risks with chemical handling are a daily reality and the ARO Station was designed to protect operators as well as the environment during the transfer of these materials,” said Fausto Lotti, EMEA marketing leader of Ingersoll Rand Fluid Management.

The ARO Station can accommodate two different size pumps – the 1 1/2 inch or two inch Expert Series Pumps (EXP) ARO diaphragm pump. With the capability to pump material from five to 30 cubic meters per hour, the ARO Station can be calibrated to pump the appropriate quantity for each application.

Made of high-density polyethylene, the ARO Station is impervious to corrosion, and features a drip collection tray that can hold up to 200 liters of fluid.

IceTech: Is dry ice blasting safe to use in food production facilities

It’s important for food processing facilities to maintain strict guidelines for maintaining equipment. One of the challenges these facilities face is cleaning in a reasonable amount of time while still being thorough.

Utilizing dry ice blasting as a replacement for chemicals in food processing facilities allows plants to keep up with cleaning standards while making use of an eco-friendly cleaning solution. Cleaning with dry ice allows end users the ability to remove contaminants while utilizing an environmentally responsible cleaning media.

Dry ice cleaning also helps reduce water waste and any additional contamination associated with that. When facilities use water to clean equipment, they run the risk of increasing the bacteria count. Dry ice blasting utilizes food grade dry ice pellets that are EPA, FDA, and USDA approved.  Utilizing dry ice blasting can decontaminate surfaces with bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria.

IceTech: How is dry ice blasting used in the plastics industry

Cleaning with dry ice has become a popular method within the plastics industry. One of the most common uses for dry ice blasting is cleaning mold cavities. Molds and the plastic pouring into them can reach extreme temperatures, which can generate gas that liquefies and sticks to the mold.

Additionally, vents can get clogged with from buildup of the gases, which can destroy the mold. Utilizing dry ice cleaning for mold maintenance can reduce cleaning time by 80% and protect molds from damage from these gases.

Dry ice blasting machines are also commonly used to clean extruder screws. Most screws can be cleaned directly out of the barrel, which reduces downtime and subsequent costs. Dry ice blasting uses dry ice pellets that offer a non-abrasive cleaning method. This proves exponentially beneficial over manual cleaning methods that can damage equipment; specifically hand scrapers or wire brushes.

Ingersoll Rand: Ingersoll Rand named Official Power Tools of NASCAR

Ingersoll Rand has been announced as the Official Power Tools of NASCAR, which formalizes a relationship one of the global leaders of reliable and innovative power tools has had with the sanctioning body since the 1950s.

The agreement will also see Ingersoll Rand named as an official partner for IMSA, and a contingency sponsor for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Touring & Weekly Series.

Ingersoll Rand’s mission, among other things over the course of this new five-year partnership, is to further recognize both current and the next generation of crews and also to further work to integrate NASCAR’s fan base with the tools themselves.

“We have a long history in racing, going back to when in 1959 we introduced the thunder gun, which is used by most of the pit crews today,” John Evans, President, Ingersoll Rand power tools, told MotorSportsTalk in an interview.

“There is a desire about high performance cars, whether you’re in the pits or working on an assembly plant, where people want a high performance tool. We have a lot of demographic evidence to support that.”

“They’ve really been a constant force in the garage, so this is a natural extension of their involvement,” added Jim O’Connell, chief sales officer, NASCAR. “They’ve been organically involved. Then they want to get the same message out to fans and consumers.

“We understand fans think about sponsorship differently than any other sport. They are apt to try the products because they support our sport, and NASCAR gives them the seal of approval. We believe in them. It’s a great fit of a product used in our sport, used by people watching our sport.”

The grassroots level, within the Touring & Weekly Series, will see a more tangible fan-first approach as part of the new partnership.

One of Ingersoll Rand’s new programs is its new Home Tracks Text-to-Win contest for fans at tracks throughout the season. Fans will have opportunities to win an Ingersoll Rand prize pack and meet-and-greets with pit crews and other high-profile racing and automotive personalities.

“Fans have the opportunity to test on the actual tools used by the pit crew members,” Evans said. “So that will include changing the tires, matching wits.

“We have some folks on our team that used to be in crews. It helps create a family atmosphere. That helps everyone kind of get the feel of racing. Folks that go to races already have some of that.”

“This extends our ties to the sport,” said Brian Welborn, global channel marketing leader, Ingersoll Rand. “Our focus is beyond the Sprint Cup, with the Home Tracks part of it. This is us getting back to the roots of racing, and being part of the Home Tracks communities.”

Welborn expanded on the Sprint Cup contingency program and IMSA official partnership.

“Part of our contingency program for Sprint Cup is to celebrate the crew chiefs and mechanics,” Welborn explained. “The ‘Power Move Award’ is what we’re calling it. This gives us a chance to celebrate those folks.

“The IMSA tie-in will involve our vision for how we participate in racing. We have a team we sponsor in Rebel Rock Racing. With sports cars, fans tend to focus on the car brands more than teams and drivers. So this will be about customer engagement and getting fans out there in a great atmosphere.”

O’Connell said further activation plans beyond what is being announced today – including with both of NASCAR’s TV partners for 2015 in FOX and NBC – are still being determined, but expected to progress.

One of Welborn’s other notes was about a crew chief that stood out for him, in the form of Kevin Harvick’s crew chief Rodney Childers.

“My first kind of entrée to crews, as I have only been part of the show for a couple years, came during champion’s week when we got an intro to Rodney Childers. He’s a great guy. The more we are introduced to these guys in the sport really helps fit with our brand, to be authentic and real.”

IceTech: How can on site dry ice production improve cold chain logistics?

The cold chain relies on thermal packaging solutions and logistical planning to protect the contents of a shipment. If a shipment needs to be frozen, the most efficient way is to provide a sub-zero atmosphere with dry ice

At a temperature of -109˚F or -79˚C, dry ice acts as a very powerful refrigeration tool. Dry ice is 3x more effective than ice from water. Dry ice is odor free, non-toxic, and incombustible, making it the perfect shipping solution.

On site dry ice production allows for the ultimate control in cold chain management. Dry ice allows for more flexibility with temperature sensitive shipments because it is capable of maintaining the desired temperature longer than other shipping methods. Producing dry ice on demand provides a more favorable solution than traditional ice from water and gel packs. Instead of melting into liquid, dry ice sublimates, or turns into gas. This eliminates the risk of damaged shipments.

IceTech: What are the benefits of dry ice blasting?

Dry ice blasting is a revolutionary blasting method that replaces traditional cleaning. In contrast to other blasting methods, dry ice cleaning leaves behind zero secondary waste. One of the hidden costs associated with other blasting methods is the cleanup afterward. Dry ice blasting equipment utilizes dry ice pellets that turn into gas (sublimate) upon contact which helps reduce waste disposal.

Cleaning equipment with dry ice gives operators the ability to clean while parts remain online at operating temperature. This helps reduce, and in some case eliminate maintenance downtime due to cleaning. 

The cost to replace damaged equipment due to abrasive maintenance can be eliminated with dry ice cleaning. Dry ice blasting is a non-abrasive cleaning method, so wear and tear due to maintenance can be avoided.

Ingersoll Rand: Ingersoll Rand Introduces Revolutionary Compressed Air and Gas Technologies

Company debuts new centrifugal, rotary compressors and air treatment products designed to advance the reliability, energy efficiency, productivity of compressed air and gas systems

Ingersoll Rand, a global leader in compressed air and gas systems and services, power tools, material handling and fluid management equipment, debuts new innovations that advance the productivity, reliability and efficiency of compressed air and gas operations today at the 2015 ComVac show at HANNOVER MESSE, Germany. In addition to showcasing its existing line of complete compressor solutions, parts, accessories and services, Ingersoll Rand is debuting the following new products and product lines at the show:

-       The RS-Series Contact-Cooled Rotary Screw Air compressors.

-       A line of three new dryers including the Ingersoll Rand Sub-Freezing Air Dryer (SFD), XL series refrigeration air dryers and Ingersoll Rand D1800IB – ABV advanced heated blower.

-       The TURBO-AIR NX 12000 Centrifugal Compressor.

-       TURBO-DRI Air Treatment portfolio. 

“Ingersoll Rand has invested in broadening our portfolio, enhancing our energy efficient solutions and building on our proven record of reliability. The results of these efforts are on display at our two ComVac booths where visitors can see how air works and experience our compressed air and gas systems that are engineered to excel,” said Manlio Valdés, president Ingersoll Rand Compressed Air Systems and Services. “We have been eagerly anticipating ComVac 2015 because we have so much to share at the show — new offerings for our customers, and our recently acquired Engineered Centrifugal Compression business.”

This is the first public exhibit from Ingersoll Rand since it acquired the assets of Cameron International Corporation’s Centrifugal Compression division in January of this year; a move that enhanced its offering in air separation, process gas and highly-specified engineered air markets. Ingersoll Rand will exhibit products and services from its expansive portfolio at stands C14 and C08 in Hall 26.

New Compressed Air and Gas System Offerings
The RS-Series Rotary Screw Air Compressors (RS-Series 37-160 kW, 50-200 hp) is a new, intelligent range of units that provide market-leading compressed air solutions with top-tier efficiency, performance and reliability. The RS-Series includes one of the most efficient airends manufactured in the more than 140 year history of Ingersoll Rand, providing for smooth, cool and quiet operations. For increased performance control, the RS-Series features the recently enhanced Xe-145 controller granting access to the compressed air system, both locally through Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi® or Ethernet, and remotely through the web or a cellular connection. Utilizing leak-reducing V-Shield Technology and a variable speed motor, the RS-Series can improve energy efficiency by up to 55 percent, compared to market average fixed speed compressors.

Ingersoll Rand provides customers a variety of choices with two of three new dryers using next-generation refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP) to increase sustainable operations.

-       The Ingersoll Rand Sub-Freezing air dryer (SFD) offers refrigeration technology for various industrial applications with performance usually achieved by desiccant technology. The SFD delivers sub-freezing pressure dew point and consistent Class 3 air quality regardless of working load, ambient conditions or compressor type.

-       For highly demanding industrial customers, Ingersoll Rand is introducing the 100-400 m3/min – 50 Hz Ingersoll Rand XL series refrigeration air dryers. The XL Series dryers offer up to a 50 percent lower pressure drop as compared to standard dryers with new compact, modular design improvements that increase serviceability and maintenance.

-       A hybrid solution, the Ingersoll Rand D1800IB – ABV is an advanced heated blower dryer system ideal for drying large volumes of instrument or process air. The cooling assembly design eliminates temperature and pressure dew point spikes, ensuring a stable -40 degree dew point during tower switch over for maximum performance and reliability.

The TURBO-AIR NX 12000 Centrifugal Compressor is an integrally-geared centrifugal, oil-free compressor with robust design features that increase flow and optimize efficiency in a compact footprint. The TURBO-AIR NX 12000 provides some of the lowest total life cycle costs of any compressor, enabling customers to be competitive by realizing savings throughout its operational life.

The TURBO-DRI Air Treatment portfolio features a complete range of 50 and 60 Hz refrigerant and desiccant dryer models and filtration products designed to optimize compressed air systems, regardless of the site conditions or compressed air system applications. TURBO-DRI refrigerated dyers include both cycling and non-cycling types from 500-19,000 scfm and TURBO-DRI desiccant dyers are available in heatless, heated, blower purge and heat of compression models.

Ingersoll Rand: Random Orbital Sanders

8100MAX Random Orbital Sander NEW

Expanding the Ingersoll Rand MAX legacy, 8100MAX Series Random Orbital Sanders deliver MAX Power and MAX Productivity for all of your body, prep, and finishing work. These lightweight, 6.3″ sanders now offer a new level of MAX Comfort, with less vibration and an ergonomic design.

Features & Benefits

    MAX Comfort

    • Low vibration and lightweight ergonomic design reduce operator fatigue

    MAX Power

    • Powerful 0.27 hp motor and variable-speed regulator deliver the performance required for ALL of your finishing jobs

    MAX Productivity

    • Reduced vibration and improved stability increase abrasive pad life and help create a smoother finish

    Ingersoll Rand: 2235 Series

    Introducing the Ingersoll Rand 2235 Series Impactool™. Packing 1350 ft-lbs of nut-busting torque and weighing in at only 4.6 lbs, the 2235 has the best power-to-weight ratio of any impact wrench on the market. Its reliability is legendary, featuring a titanium hammercase and steel-wear plate to protect its finely tuned twin-hammer impact mechanism. It’s been rigorously tested, beaten up, dropped and pushed to the limits to make sure it will always work when you need it most. The 2235 Series is a powerful, durable and reliable workhorse that delivers every time you need REAL WORK done right.

    It's Not Just a New Impact Wrench. It's THE New Impact Wrench. Introducing the 2235 Series Impactool™. A powerful, durable and reliable workhorse whose reputation is built on helping you build yours, because you don't do a job halfway, and neither do our tools. Visit THEIMPACTWRENCH.COM to learn more about the tool.