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Pump and reel

The Flowmaster(TM) pump and reel is a rotary-activated hydraulic pump with a control valve, swivel, and heavy-duty 35 to 50-ft hose reel. The product can be mounted on hydraulic excavators, mobile construction and mining equipment, or lube service trucks. The pumps are said to allow easy access to lubrication points such as the undercarriage, bucket, and booms. Other features include a 1/4 inch welded steel base, sealed retraction spring, and quick hose disconnects.

Lincoln Industrial, 1 Lincoln Way, St. Louis, MO 63120


This company offers a range of vacuum and pressure switch models from 0.3 inch of water to 125 psi. The Tinytrol pressure or vacuum switch measures 1.7 inches by 1.9 inches by 1 inch with a 1/8 NPT port for mounting. Available ratings range from 1 to 25 amps. The switch bodies are made of Acetal, and the diaphragms are available in nitrile, silicone, neoprene, or EPDM. Gold plated contacts are also available.

Pres:Air:Trol Corp., 1009 W. Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck, NY 10543; FAX (914) 698-9456; .

Nylon tubing

Nylotube(R) nylon-12 tubing is said to offer light weight, low moisture absorption, and high resistance to chemicals, mold, fatigue, crushing, and vibration. Fittings available include Newloc Acetal push-to-connect, Newloc Brass push-to-connect, and Snapflex quick-disconnect. The tubing is available in six colors in metric or fractional sizes up to 1 inch outside diameter.

New Age Industries, 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; FAX (800) 837-1856; .

Gear pumps

These positive displacement, self-priming gear pumps can be used for metering, dispensing, or transferring of fluids. Flow rates range up to 1.5 gpm with pressure of up to 125 psi. A number of motor options are available with pump life ranges up to 10,000 hours. Applications include medical and instrumentation devices or industrial equipment.

Gorman-Rupp Industries, 180 Hines Ave., Bellville, OH 44813; FAX (419) 886-2338; .

Water saver

This company's Intelliflow(TM)III water saver is said to increase welding efficiency while decreasing costs and down time. The product is designed to monitor up to eight weld guns at once, and features remote control bypass, line restart, and shutdown, and also has an optional Devicenet(TM)interface. It is fence mountable and can be serviced without unplumbing.

De-Sta-Co Industries, 31791 Sherman Dr., Madison Heights, MI 49071; FAX (248) 397-6734; .

Air cylinder

These AL Series aluminum air cylinders are designed for use in corrosive or harsh environments such as the auto-motive, marine, chemical, and machine tool industries. The cylinders are permanently lubricated and feature nine external limit switch designs, adjustable cushions on both ends, externally removable rod bushings, and urethane wiper seals. Bore sizes range from 38 to 203 mm.

Miller Fluid Power, 800 N York Rd., Bensenville, IL 60106; FAX (630) 766-1098.

Acetal couplings

The APC series couplings are made of acetal and are available with automatic shutoff valves to eliminate spills during disconnection. The couplings have a 1/4 inch nominal flow capacity and feature a thumb latch and an audible click to verify connection. Stainless steel couplings and Buna-N O-rings are standard.

Colder Products, CPC Service Center 2982 Cleveland Ave, North, Roseville, MN 55113; FAX (651) 604-0214; .


This company's Platinum filter elements are said to provide maximum filtration by maximizing the effective surface area. This is done by using segregated flow channels and flow chambers, combined with a multi-layer pleated design which combines with a single pleat pack to maximize dirt holding capacity.

Rosedale Filtration Products; FAX (734) 665-2214; .

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