April 21, 2022

Inpro/Seal Revises Its Introduction to Bearing Isolators Literature to Make it Even More Valuable to Plant Maintenance People

This is a reference, written by the inventor of the product and is worded in easy to understand language. It includes important and useful information on the evolution of the bearing isolator, including: how and why it was invented; how it works; how and why contact seals fail in a short period of time; how to eliminate catastrophic failure; how to reduce power consumption in rotating equipment; costs; maintenance; configurations and much more.

Rock Island, IL (PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- Inpro/Seal Company has announced a revision to its highly successful brochure, “Introduction to Bearing Isolators, A short lesson in bearing isolation”.

Valuable Information
Authored by David C. Orlowski, well known for his knowledge of bearings, bearing protection and tribilogy, the literature is a valuable source of information and useful tool to anyone involved in the management, maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) of motors, machine tool spindles, turbines, fans, gear boxes, paper machine rolls, pumps and other types of rotating equipment used in industrial/process plants.

Authored by Industry Expert
President and founder of Inpro/Seal Company, Orlowski has spent the last 41+ years working on ways to enhance and extend the service life of rotating equipment. In 1977, he received patent protection (#4,022,479) for the bearing isolator. (He also invented the term “bearing isolator” in the process.) In addition, he holds more than 40 other isolator related patents, some of which go out until 2018 and longer.

Importance of Research and Feedback
According to Orlowski, “For over 27 years Inpro/Seal has never stopped developing ways to help companies increase productivity and improve their bottom line. To this end, our manufacturing complex is the largest of its kind in the world devoted to the engineering, research, improvement, testing and manufacture of bearing isolators.”

Orlowski continued, “A very important aspect of our new technologies is direct end user feedback. Last year, we completed a two-year end-user based research project that was conducted on a market-by-market, application-by-application analysis. The end result of this research was that end users wanted to know a lot more about bearing isolators. “

“Whether they used bearing isolators or not, whether or not they read our literature or advertising messages, the majority of the respondents simply stated that they wanted to know more about the basics of the product. As a direct result of this research, we developed a brochure, “Introduction To Bearing Isolators, A short lesson in bearing isolation”.

Orlowski concluded by saying that, “Based on feedback, request and need, we have revised our reference to include additional technical information, artwork and drawings. It represents a major investment on our part to inform end users how bearing isolators eliminate the root cause of rotating and related equipment failure - moisture, dirt and abrasives contaminating the bearing environment.”

Unique Reference
What makes this reference unique is that it is written by the inventor of the product in easy to understand language. It includes important and useful information on the evolution of the bearing isolator, including: how and why it was invented; how it works; how and why contact seals fail in a short period of time; how to eliminate catastrophic failure; how to reduce power consumption in rotating equipment; costs; maintenance; configurations and much more.

What is a Bearing Isolator
A bearing isolator is a non-contact, non-wearing, permanent bearing protection device. It has a rotor and a stator, and the two are unitized, so that they don’t separate from one another while in use. Typically, the rotor turns with a rotating shaft, while the stator is pressed into a bearing housing. The two components interact to keep contamination out of the bearing enclosure and the lubricant in.

Inpro/Seal protected bearings have been known to run 150,000 hours (17 years) or more, eliminating the need for continual maintenance and repair. Documented cases show that a plant can easily double the mean-time-between failure (MTBF) and reduce maintenance costs by at least half, with users reporting an extremely high ROI (Return On Investment). Bearing isolators are installed by OEM’s, retrofitted on existing equipment or specified by end users. Approximately 1.6 million have been installed and most are still in operation in process plants around the world.

Inpro/Seal Products
Recent developments include: the only product that protects rolling element bearings on paper machines from the wet end to the dry end; IEEE-841 motors that use bearing isolators as part of their specification and set the standard for motor bearing protection; the VBX-H Series that protects machine tool spindle bearings from coolant, chips, humidity and heat; the OM 32 that optimizes oil mist applications by eliminating stray emissions, environmental and housekeeping issues; and the Air Mizer™- PS, a dry sealing system provides a positive seal in applications where dry particulates, powders and bulk solids are handled, processed, packaged and stored.

About Inpro/Seal
Inpro/Seal Company is the originator and the number one manufacturer of bearing isolators, used to protect motor and pump bearings, machine tool spindles, turbines, fans, gear boxes, paper machine rolls and many other types of rotating equipment. Additional applications include the handling, processing, packing and storage of dry particulates, powders and bulk solids.

As the recognized global leader in bearing isolator technology, Inpro products are marketed to the petroleum, refining, nuclear, power generation, metalworking, food processing, grain processing, chemical, water, wastewater treatment, metalworking, automotive, hydrocarbon processing, HVAC, pulp and paper, mining, mineral, ore processing and general industrial markets around the world.

To receive a copy of – “Introduction to Bearing Isolators”, contact: Inpro/Seal Company, P.O. Box 3940, Rock Island, Illinois 61204. Phone numbers are: (800) 447-0524 or (309) 787-4971. Fax number is: (309) 787-6114. Website: www.inpro-seal.com or www.bearingisolators.com

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Inpro/Seal Company
P.O. Box 3940
Rock Island, IL 61204
David C. Orlowski
(309) 787-4971
(800) 447-0524

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March 14, 2022

Knowlent Announces Opal Electrical Verification Platform and Support for PCI Express, Serial ATA

Knowlent Corporation, a silicon-valley based Electronic Design Automation and Intellectual Property startup, today announced Opal - industry’s first electrical verification platform for high-speed interface verification. The rapid adoption of high-speed interface technology has led to a significant change in interface verification requirements. Designers now have to thoroughly verify the electrical layer of the interface because this layer is most vulnerable to failures at higher speeds. Until now, interface verification offerings were limited to functional level. With Opal, electrical verification is now available to complement functional.

(PRWEB) March 14, 2022 -- Opal Electrical Verification Platforms directly address this growing market demand for comprehensive electrical verification of interfaces. By providing persistent test bench setups for each specification measurement, consistent, reliable and complete coverage is obtained. A process that took weeks to complete is now accomplished in days with consistent results.

“Verification platforms and the verification IP market is established for the digital design side. There is now a very clear need for electrical verification platforms and the associated electrical verification IP”, said Sandipan Bhanot, CEO of Knowlent Corporation. “We are fortunate to be leading this change in the industry with the support of our customers and partners.”

Knowlent will be releasing Opal Electrical Verification Platforms for various standard interfaces in tandem with the customer demand. The company announced today that it has released Opal PCI Express EVP and Opal Serial ATA EVP.

“ARM’s high-speed PHYs are at the forefront of the high-performance interface IP market. Our customers hold us to a high standard of quality, and Knowlent's OPAL EVP tools play an important role in helping us achieve that standard," said Callan Carpenter, ARM’s VP and GM of PHY Solutions. "The OPAL PCI Express EVP helped us save valuable time during the design of our 3G PHY, and introduced a measure of independence between the design and verification process - an important characteristic of any good verification strategy. We anticipate working closely with Knowlent as they develop EVPs to support additional interface standards.”

“High-speed interface design is truly becoming the bottleneck in overall system performance. Making the interfaces run correctly at multi-gigahertz rates across the silicon, package and board variations is a challenge that is high on the list of many executives. Knowlent is solving a very important problem”, said Jim Hogan, EDA veteran and general partner, Telos Ventures. “Industry observers and investors are watching this space very closely – this could be a big opportunity."

Additionally, the company announced that it has completed its first round of funding. The amount will provide a significant step for future growth. Investors include Denali Software Inc., AsiaTech Ventures and recognized industry leaders from the Silicon Valley hi-tech investment community.

"Denali is the market leader in chip interface design verification technologies at the digital level. We see Knowlent as completing the verification stack for standard interfaces by providing solutions for the electrical layer.” said Sanjay Srivastava, CEO of Denali Software Inc. "Their offerings are complementary to ours and we are partnering to develop value-added solutions for our customers." As part of the recent financing, Mr. Srivastava joined the Board of Directors of Knowlent.

Opal PCI Express and Opal Serial ATA EVPs are available now. Supported platforms include Solaris and Linux. Pricing starts at $65,000 for a one-year license.

About Knowlent Corporation
Knowlent Corporation is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, please visit Knowlent at www.knowlent.com or call (408) 748-0600

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Source: Knowlent Corporation

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March 02, 2022

Systems Distributors Inc. (SDI) Announces Addition of Greyfox Systems Product Line.

Systems Distributors Inc. (SDI), Atlanta, GA, is a leading low-voltage designer and distributor of integrated technology solutions throughout the southeast. Greyfox Systems, Pittsburgh, PA, is a respected manufacturer, pioneer and player in the home networking market.

(PRWEB) March 2, 2022 -- Systems Distributors Inc. (SDI) Announces the Addition of Greyfox Systems Product Line. Systems Distributors Inc.(SDI), Atlanta, GA, is a leading low-voltage designer and distributor of integrated technology solutions throughout the southeast. Greyfox Systems, Pittsburgh, PA, is a respected manufacturer, pioneer and player in the home networking market.

Greyfox Systems manufacturers the hubs, or nerve centers, through which structured wiring systems are brought to life. Greyfox's equipment uses easy-to-change RJ45 connectors to provide homeowner-friendly configurations.

Some of Greyfox's products include enclosures, video and phone modules, computer routers and hubs, power supplies/distribution modules, 8 ohm audio products, cameras and video servers, digital intercoms and wallplates and jacks.

SDI offers integrated technology solutions for the broad spectrum of low voltage systems, including CCTV, access control, intrusion, fire, communications and home sound systems.

Some of the major brands Systems Distributors represents are Pelco, GE Security, Digital Security Controls, Sony, Panasonic, Napco, HID, Samsung, Silent Knight, Firelite, JVC, Altronix, Aiphone, IEI, Securitron, Digimerge, System Sensor, and Bosch security products.

"We are pleased with our new association with Greyfox Systems, and we believe it will yield significant benefits for our customers in this rapidly growing market segment," said Scott Fowler, President of Systems Distributors Inc.

Systems Distributors Inc., founded in 1995, by three electronic security industry veterans, Scott Fowler, Becky Busby, and Chris Weldon, has grown into a significant distribution company, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and serving primarily the southeastern states. Although a wide variety of products are sold at SDI, the focus is integrated CCTV systems where SDI has the design expertise to aid many customers with large jobs.

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January 26, 2022

GDS Introduces New Technology To Reduce Monitor Downtime In The Field

Global Display Solutions Ltd. (GDS) has introduced a unique service that will almost eliminate downtime in the field for all of its customers. GDS can fit all of its displays with their own innovative self diagnostic capabilities, which enable the monitors to alert GDS when they have a problem or need replacing. GDS has a global presence manufacturing and supplying world class information displays to passenger terminal, banking, medical and industry customers. The service is available to all customers (with GDS products) and is particularly suitable for monitors where 24 hour operation is a requisite.

(PRWEB) January 26, 2022 -- With more than one million displays installed worldwide, GDS has introduced this service to ensure that, if its units go down in the field, customers receive immediate replacement delivery. As GDS supplies displays to customers in industries such as banking and transport, it is essential that any problems are dealt with swiftly, as downtime costs money. This new programme will also reduce the amount of failed displays in the field as it will provide GDS with the capability of replacing the display as soon as any problems occur.

This new initiative has been introduced as part of GDS’s successful Advanced Exchange programme. GDS’s Advanced Exchange programme is a service support system that allows customers to replace a failed display within 24 hours. All failed units go through a five stage process to ensure reliability. Firstly, GDS will receive an internet notification of a failed display, a replacement will then be sent directly to the site and a service engineer will also travel to the site and exchange the displays. All failed displays are then returned to GDS’s nearest repair facility for service and upgraded to the most recent revision with a full 12 month guarantee. All repaired units go back into the spares inventory and are not used for production.

Customers gain a number of benefits from this innovative service. Firstly, there is no need for extra handling of defective displays and no obsolescence of repair components. Also, overall costs are reduced resulting in lower cost of ownership, down time of displays is reduced and customers are assured that a display manufacturer who offers global support with local service is performing all repairs.

GDS is a world-leading manufacturer of industrial display solutions for a number of industries worldwide including kiosks, retail, advertising, entertainment, banking, marine, process and transport. For further information on GDS’s displays, please call +44 (0) 1274 230150, visit www.gds.com or email e-mail protected from spam bots

For press information, please contact: Liz Ebbrell, The Scott Partnership, The Old Barn, Holly House Estate, CRANAGE, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 9LT, UK Tel: 01606 837787 Fax: 01606 837757

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