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Products   09/22/2010
Cable and Pipe Locators: Portable Cable and Pipe Locators: Portable The RD7000 and the RD8000 cable and pipe locators are significantly lighter than earlier Radiodetection models and offer several improvements. Large, back-lit LCDs provide clear readouts, while the power management feature lets the user to adjust the output signal to conserve power. The RD8000’s SideStep feature allows its working frequency to be adjusted to prevent interference from other equipment. Included eCAL software links the detectors to a PC for data download and recalibration, if necessary. Radiodetection; 877-247-3797;
Redesigned Crimp Tool: Easier To Use Redesigned Crimp Tool: Easier To Use The Sta-Kon Comfort Grip Compression tool now requires 25% less handle force to complete a crimp than before. A new, larger handle provides a better grip during crimping, while the Crimp-Assist foot stabilizes the tool when it is placed on a surface, for additional leverage. The tool’s Shure-Stake feature ensures a complete crimp cycle before the tool is opened again. Thomas & Betts Corp.; 800-816-7809;
Diesel-Electric Hybrid Fuel Truck: Conserves Fuel Diesel-Electric Hybrid Fuel Truck: Conserves Fuel The Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid is the first diesel-electric hybrid fuel truck. Designed for on-site diesel refueling, the truck features an Eaton Hybrid Electric Drivetrain System, which lets the truck operate on the diesel engine alone or in combination with the hybrid electric motor. The engine can be shut off during pumping, conserving fuel. Daimler Trucks North America; 503-745-8000;
Maintaining the Flow: Heated Wraps for Pipes in Cold Weather Maintaining the Flow: Heated Wraps for Pipes in Cold Weather Powerblanket’s Pipe Wraps can be used to heat pipes, manifolds, pumps, hoses and other equipment in temperatures as low as -50° C. Pipe Wraps are made of a heat-spreading carbon-fiber material that has an insulation barrier and an outer vinyl shell. They require a 120-V power source and are safe to use on metal or plastic pipes and hoses. Able to fit pipes from 1 in. to 78 in. in dia., Pipe Wraps are UV-stabilized and wind- and water-resistant. Powerblanket; 877-642-5240;
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