New Products

April 10, 2006
The following product descriptions of equipment are offered as a service to readers and are not intended as an endorsement. To obtain more information on any item listed, contact the manufacturer.

A new line of lighting control transformers, which automatically reset after experiencing an overload situation, is available from Foster Transformer. Designed to be ideal for lighting control panels or wherever Class 2 protection is required to actuate banks of relays, contactors, solenoid valves, pilot lamps, or similar loads. Various UL and C-UL listed models are available, each with 40 VA continuous and 75 VA intermittent capacity ratings, for 50/60 Hz service. Input voltages available include 115V, 220V, 240V, 277V, 347V, and 115/277V or 115/240/277, all with 24 V output. Each size/model includes UL Recognized Class 130 (B) insulation. IEC, EN and CE compliant designs are available. Three standard styles encompass a variety of mounting and wiring configurations available — alternate versions can be configured to meet specific customer requirements; [email protected]

The SnoSaw™ New Generation high-speed runway snow sweeper is now available from Wausau-Everest L.P., a manufacturer of municipal and airport snow removal equipment. The chassis mounted Model HSB 5218 SNOSaw™ was put into service at Harrisburg International Airport, Middleton, PA. The Wausau™ Model HSB 5200 SNOSaw High Speed Broom is available in 16-1/2-ft. thru 22-1/2-ft. lengths, with up to a 52-in. diameter brush. The SNOSaw features power plants up to 700 H.P. producing over 5,050-ft./lbs. of torque at the broom handling the most severe snow sweeping applications. Wausau Model HSB 5200 SNOSaw High Speed Brooms are available in front truck and rear tow frame configurations. The modular design adapts to multi-purpose and multi-function equipment as well. All major components carry a standard three-year replacement warranty;

The new OTW-C01 solar powered LED light is available from Off The Wall Products. This fully sealed, low-maintenance AOA lighting solution is made of a strong and resilient polycarbonate material, and is designed to withstand the harshest of airport conditions. With multiple mounting options, the light is designed for taxiway edge lighting, barricade lighting, obstruction lighting, and a multitude of other lighting applications.

The IK-1000A a new low-light CCD camera designed to capture high-resolution color video in nearly total darkness is now available from Toshiba. Incorporating a back-illuminated electron-multiplying CCD or EMCCD, a technology previously found only in scientific cameras, the IK-1000A is projected to have a profound influence on the future of video surveillance, extending night-time color video capabilities to military, aviation, public utility, coastal ports, and other high-value asset security applications.

The ACM20 particle counter, for use in the aviation refueling industry, is now available from Parker Hannifin (UK) Ltd. Designed to allow accurate detection of contamination in fuels, from the refinery to uplift of fuel into the aircraft, replacing methods of fuel monitoring such as clear and bright and Gravimetric Millipore. The quick two-minute test, with little waste, will allow checking of contamination levels, trends, and integrity in a reliable, reproducible and repeatable way, and can be used in other applications such as filter performance, pipeline commissioning, and extending service intervals of supply systems.

The FOD*Boss is a new system of removing FOD from runways and ramp areas from Aerosweep. This speed sweeper controls FOD (foreign object debris) such as nuts and bolts, washers, rivets, stones, loose baggage hardware, sand, and empty drink containers. The FOD*BOSS can operate at speeds up to 25 mph and can be towed behind any vehicle. The FOD*BOSS uses the force of friction to capture debris as it passes over the tarmac, and has sweep widths of 8ft, 16ft, and 22ft.