Product News - January 2010

Product News from NLB, RIDGID, McLaughlin, Clear Computing, StoneAge, and General Pipe

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NLB Introduces ALT-5000 Automated Waterjet System

The ALT-5000 fully automated tube-cleaning waterjet system from NLB Corp. features an adjustable lance stroke that can be configured for bundles up to 30 feet long. The system has five rigid lances, with each nozzle able to deliver up to 20,000 psi. A hydraulic drive inserts the five lances at a rate of 39 inches per second. All movements are controlled by the operator from an overhead station. The diesel-power unit is completely self-contained. Additional features include lockout to prevent accidental actuation and optional HVAC system for operator comfort. 800/441-5059;; Expo booth 7095.

RIDGID Introduces Endura-Clear Cutting Oil

Endura-Clear thread cutting oil from RIDGID is made to maximize wear resistance, increase die life, decrease operating costs and is CPVC compatible. 800/769-7743;; Expo booth 7115.

McLaughlin Unveils Steering Head for Auger Bores

The ON Target auger boring system from McLaughlin enables contractors to control horizontal on-grade (up and down) changes as well as lateral (left to right) direction changes. A control station with hydraulic power pack controls the movement of the head, while a built-in water level helps monitor grade throughout the bore. Two halogen lights in the control station indicate lateral steering head movements. 800/435-9340;

Clear Computing Expands QuickBooks Support

The 2009 version of Clear Computing’s Total Activity Control operations management system offers expanded QuickBooks support, featuring unique customer IDs to prevent duplicate entries and faster data import. Imported data also contains job start date, customer notes, credit limit and other financial information. An opening balance invoice option is available. 888/332-5327;; Expo booth 3177.

StoneAge Replaces BC 505 Cartridge

StoneAge Inc. has replaced the BC 505 cartridge used in the 40,000-psi Barracuda, Gopher and SL swivel assemblies with part BC 505-S. The upgrade is designed to eliminate leaks over the life of the seal. 866/795-1586;; Expo booth 4133.

General Pipe Offers Hot-Shot Pipe Thawing Machines

The Hot-Shot 320 and Hot-Shot 400 pipe-thawing machines from General Pipe Cleaners are designed to thaw frozen pipes in minutes, eliminating the need to tear up floors and break through walls. Model 320 generates 320 amps, thawing up to 100 feet of 1 1/2-inch pipe. Model 400 has a dual-level output. With 400 amps of power, it can thaw up to 175 feet of 1 1/2-inch pipe. The unit also can be switched down to 320 amps when needed. Both machines can be plugged into a standard 115-volt outlet. 800/245-6200;


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