Hamilton Caster (Hamilton, OH) has announced its
DuraGlide polyurethane tread wheel series. Designed
for extra heavy loads, the wheel features 1” thick tread
of dynamically responsive polyurethane molded to a
heavy duty cast iron core. Features include:
n Various sizes including 6, 8, 10, and 12” diameters.
n Load capacities ranging from 1,600 to 8,000 lbs.
n Maintenance-free double sealed precision ball
n Optionally tapered roller bearings, straight/needle-
type, or even plain shaft with keyways.
Speed Handle Kits
for Butterfly Valves
MA) has announced the
addition of the Speed Handle
to its manual butterfly valve
option offerings. Sold as
a kit consisting of Asahi/
America’s Plasgear hand wheel and attached grip, the
Speed Handle allows for smoother and faster single-
handed revolutions of the hand wheel for quicker valve
actuation. Features include:
n Availability in red and blue PPG for the Type-241 and
Type-243 Plasgear gear-operator.
n A Speed Handle grip made of Nylon 6 (black) with a
stainless steel 400 chromate-treated M10 bolt and
stainless steel M10 hex nut.
n The ability to use with Asahi/America Type-57, Type-
57IL, Type-57LIS, Type-56, and Pool-Pro butterfly
valves in sizes 1½ to 16”.
Automatic Film Splicer
Butler Automatic (Middleborough, MA) has
announced that its 1000 Series Automatic Film
Splicer is suitable for improving uptime and increasing
throughput in applications utilizing wide, non-woven
substrates. The 1000 Series is used in printing,
packaging, building insulation, automotive air filters,
and medical wound care products. Features include:
n The ability to run at speeds up to 1,400 feet per
n The ability to handle substrates up to 64” wide.
n Zero-speed splice technology.
n A rolling nip splice head or optional heat seal butt
n Availability in a low-tension model.
n Digital variable gain controls.
Low-Voltage Actuator Control
American Control Electronics (South Beloit, IL)
has announced the DCH Series Actuator Control,
combining an AC-DC switching power supply with
a regenerative PWM drive. The DCH Series is
suitable for applications requiring control of 12 or 24
VDC motors when only 115 or 230 VAC power is
available. Features include:
n An isolated front end.
n Compatibility with a 0-5 or 0-10 VDC analog from
n An 8-bit onboard microprocessor.
n 1 analog, 4 digital standard I/O.
n The ability to perform contactorless braking and/or