Weekly Marketplace: Equipment and Facility

Take a look at the new and innovative products that hit the manufacturing industry this past week.

The QC Series Mobile Powered Workstation

Newcastle Systems released the QC Series Mobile Powered Workstation, which reduces costly worker motion, product transportation, and touches on the manufacturing or warehouse floor, resulting in significant productivity gains.

The cart allows QA testing to be performed right at the product location on the manufacturing floor without stopping production. The integrated power system in the workstation allows facilities to go wireless, and the mobile workstation is 42 inches in height and 29 inches in width, and is made of extremely hard plastic, allowing for easy wipe down. The top shelf can handle up to 70 pounds for placement of any tools, hardware, or products for seamless transportation.

Food Safe Motors Designed for Easy Cleaning and Long Life

ABB's new Food Safe stainless steel motors for food and beverage plants can withstand high-pressure cleaning, easily maintaining hygiene standards while reducing downtime. The motors feature smooth stainless steel enclosures that are easy to clean and sanitize.

ABB IEC Food Safe motors are available in the power range 0.18-7.5 kilowatt, in 2-6 pole versions for 230-690 volt at 50 or 60 hertz. They feature IE3 premium efficiency to reduce energy consumption and emissions. Flexible mounting arrangements ensure they will fit almost any application. The motors come in frame sizes 71-132.

ProXT Hydraulic Hoses and New Couplings for Industrial Applications 

Gates has expanded its PRO Series portfolio with the launch of a new ProXT hydraulic hose line and an all-new line of PRO Series couplings. The Gates PRO Series line of professional-grade hydraulic hoses and couplings offers performance specifically tailored to hydraulic applications across multiple end markets. 

With the addition of the new ProXT hoses, the Gates Pro Series line is now global and meets the vast majority of global industry hose specifications demanded by replacement and first-fit customers. The new ProXT hoses will be available in seven sizes ranging from ¼ to 1 inch and meet SAE 100R2/R16, ISO 11237 R16, and EN 857 2SC industry performance standards.

Inline Laser Marking and Laser Cleaning Solutions

Laserax has developed a complete line of laser markers that enables direct part marking to help manufacturers trace every product from early production steps to the assembly of the final products and beyond. The field-tested inline laser marking solutions have been designed for optimal robustness, performance, reliability, and safety.

The complete solution includes the Open-Air Machine (OAM), the Rotary Table Machine (RTM), and the Rotary Table Workstation (RTW).

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