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A typical Guill extrusion tip and coating wire eligible for the new 10-day delivery program.

Guill Launches 10-Day Extrusion Tooling Program

A typical Guill extrusion tip and coating wire eligible for the new 10-day delivery program.

A typical Guill extrusion tip and coating wire eligible for the new 10-day delivery program.

Guill Tool & Engineering, a global manufacturer of extrusion crossheads, tips and dies, has announced its new 10-day tooling program. This program applies to eligible tips and dies that will be shipped within 10 business days of receiving the purchase order from the customer.

The company’s quality precision tips and dies have been manufactured in the U.S. for 55 years. All Guill extrusion tools are produced using certified and documented quality steel material specifically qualified for the polymer to be extruded. Furthermore, Guill designs tips and dies for any application the customer needs. These feature multi-lumen, stripe, multiple stripe, wire and cable, hose, pipe, tube, fiber optic, blown film, corrugated tube and profile. Dies include face seal, shouldered, snap together, floating die plates, interchangeable die plate and custom dies. Available tips include single and multi-lumen, threaded style, snap together, fixed center shoulder, profile, tapered style and custom. To find out which tools are eligible for the program, customers can check with any sales representative. For all other parts, company personnel will review the customer’s drawing to determine if it is eligible for the program.

Eligible tips and dies for this program cannot be plated and must have a diameter less than 1.5” and a length less than 4.75.”

Guill proudly manufactures all its products in the U.S. under the quality standards ISO 9001:2015 and AS 9100:2016.

For more information, please visit the website or contact:

Matt Christofaro
Extrusion Sales
Guill Tool & Engineering
10 Pike Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
401-828-7600
www.guill.com

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Exact Metrology Helps Sculptor Create Life-Size Statues of First Responders

Cincinnati native Tom Tsuchiya is a well-known artist whose previous work includes bronze statues of former Cincinnati Reds players near the entrance of the Great American Ball Park and the inductees of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.  Now, Tsuchiya’s artistic skills are on display in Florence, Kentucky. The Florence Community Plaza features life-size statues of a firefighter, a public service worker and a police officer.

Although Tsuchiya has used 3D software, digital scanning, 3D printing and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) to help create sculptures in the past, the Florence project was the first time digital scans of actual people were used to create a sculpture.

Tsuchiya planned the general pose of the firefighter, the public service worker and the police officer with a little girl, using a 3D design program. He asked Matthew Martin, the Division Manager of Exact Metrology, and Scott Menne to digitally scan actual employees from the City of Florence, Kentucky. The firefighter in gear was scanned at the fire station, while the police officer and Martin’s daughter were scanned at the Florence city headquarters. A friend of the City of Florence posed as the public service worker.

Exact Metrology Public Works StatueMartin explained that Tsuchiya usually makes clay miniatures of his sculptures and has Exact Metrology 3D scan them. Concerning the Florence statues, Martin said, “Tom took a different approach and had Exact Metrology 3D scan the life-size figures using the Artec 3D Eva scanner. The figures were captured using a series of images at 30fps.”

After Tsuchiya finished the sculpting, the clay/foam/wood statues were delivered to the Sincerus Bronze foundry in Indianapolis to cast them in bronze. The whole process, from concept to bronze finishing, took four to five months for each sculpture.


For more information, please contact:

Steve Young
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone: 614-264-8587
Local: 513-831-6620
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

Exact Metrology is an ISO 9001:2008, AS9100, FFL and ITAR Certified Company.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D and CT scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings.   The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.  

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Dairy Farm in Idaho Finds Success with Centrisys Dewatering Centrifuge

Bettencourt Dairy in Wendell, Idaho houses over 13,000 Jersey dairy cows with a crossvent scrapped barn. At this dairy, the milking cows produce an average of 18 gallons of manure, per cow, per day, plus some added parlor water.

Previously, the farm used only conventional slope screens for their primary separation which removed the coarse material. The farm had to dredge their 200 acre-foot waste lagoon once a year.

Bettencourt Dairy needed to process and meet their nutrient management plan when they added cross vents and vacuum trucks to move the manure from the barns. In 2018, they decided to add a Centrisys CS26-4DT dewatering centrifuge to remove the fines from the manure.

“We saw the Centrisys centrifuge as the only piece of equipment that was going to be able to get the solids out of our water,” Don Brand, Bettencourt Dairy Operations Manager of Equipment and Buildings. “The centrifuge seemed like the only piece of equipment that would be able to grow and expand with the operation.”

Without added chemicals, the CS26-4DT centrifuge removes most of the solids, typically leaving less than 1% total suspended solids in the effluent manure that previously went into the lagoons. In other words, instead of dredging a few feet of solids from the lagoon, the Centrisys centrifuge reduces the solids down to only few inches. Now, the farm only has to dredge their waste lagoon once every 2 to 3 years instead of every year. The residual manure solids is 25% total solids and is resold as compost fertilizer.

“The Centrisys centrifuge was the first piece of equipment that we bought for manure processing that worked from the beginning the exact way it was promised,” Brand said.


Centrisys/CNP supports global sustainability through its resource intensification portfolio with water and wastewater equipment and processes. Our systems are simple. They are designed to use less energy, less chemicals and less space. Centrisys is a U.S.A. manufacturer of dewatering centrifuges, sludge thickeners and also provides global service, repair and parts for all centrifuge brands. CNP, a division of Centrisys, designs and supplies nutrient recovery and biosolids treatment optimization systems.

For more information, please contact:

Centrisys/CNP
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
Michele Whitfield or Jessie Jones
Email: marketing@centrisys-cnp.com
Website: www.centrisys-cnp.com

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Exact Metrology Plans to Exhibit at SHOT Show

CT SampleThe 42nd annual SHOT Show will take place between January 21 and 24, 2020 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the largest trade show for target shooting, hunting, outdoor and law enforcement products. Over four days, the show generally attracts over 60,000 industry professionals and hosts more than 1,600 exhibiting companies.

Exact Metrology will be exhibiting at the upcoming show. Their main technologies featured will be CT scanning, Geomagic Design X and Polyworks Inspector™ software. In addition, Exact Metrology will discuss structured light.  According to Jason Kleinhenz, an engineer and trainer at the company, “CT scanning in combination with Design X (for reverse engineering ) and/or Polyworks (for quality inspection) creates opportunities for reverse engineering and quality inspection of internal components, very accurately, not possible through any other tool. Structured light systems allow highly accurate 3D data collection via line-of-sight.”

CT scanners permit the exploration of the interior of parts without any harm or destruction to the parts themselves. This technology takes multiple readings from various angles and converts the CT grey scales images into voxel-based 3D point clouds. After the CT scanner generates the point cloud data, Exact Metrology generates a CAD-to-part comparison map, dimension the part or reverse engineer it.

Geomagic Design X allows provides an easy path from creating editable, feature-based CAD models from a 3D scanner to integrating them into existing engineering design workflow. Furthermore, the software allows users to re-use existing designs without having to manually update old drawings or re-measure and rebuild a model in CAD. Finally, Geomagic Design X is easy to learn and use.

Polyworks Inspectoruses high-density point clouds and contract-probe datasets to control the quality of parts and tools at every manufacturing process phase. Using this software, users can acquire and control tool and parts dimensions, prevent manufacturing and assembly issues, guide assembly building and oversee the quality of assembled products.

Structured light, commonly known as blue light scanning, describes the use of 3D light-based scanners. Generally, structured light-based scanners offer the most accurate and highest resolution data. “Blue” refers to the color of the LED bulb in the projector.

Josh Schradin and John Legleu from Exact Metrology, will be there to answer any questions attendees may have. Schradin is head of the CT department, while Legleu is a technical salesperson.

Please stop by Exact Metrology at booth 51415 SUP during the show.

Exact Metrology is an ISO Certified, AS9100, FFL and ITAR Certified Company. 

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development CT scanning and services and 2D drawings.   The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements. 


For more information, please contact:

EXACT METROLOGY, INC.

Steve Young
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Local: 513.831.6620
Toll Free: 866.722.2600
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

 

Dean Solberg
Exact Metrology, Inc.
20515 Industry Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53045
Local: 262.533.0800
www.exactmetrology.com
deans@exactmetrology.com

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Eco Digesters

Centrisys/CNP Exclusive U.S. Distributor for LIPP America Tank Systems

Centrisys/CNP has signed an exclusive U.S. distributor agreement with LIPP America Tank Systems, LLC for water, sludge and digester tanks. LIPP has a patented stainless steel digester system that allows digesters to be built on-site in less than two months. The short construction period and patented digester building system allow Centrisys/CNP to offer its clients cost-effective, high-quality digesters with a long life cycle. The LIPP product line compliments Centrisys/CNPs product portfolio by offering its customers solutions for resource intensification and resource recovery.

“Like Centrisys/CNP, LIPP is a highly innovative, privately-owned company. This partnership allows us to customize digesters and storage tanks with short delivery times and attractive costs,” said Gerhard Forstner, CNP President. “The distributor agreement enables Centrisys/CNP to retrofit even small wastewater treatment plants and convert them to resource recovery centers by recovering water, energy and nutrients.”

Eco DigestersCentrisys/CNP promotes and sells LIPP tanks through its independent manufacturer representative network. With the addition of these tanks, Centrisys/CNP and its representatives offer an entire product portfolio for sludge and biosolids treatment. Centrisys/CNP offers innovative sludge thickening with its THK series, dewatering with its proven CS Series, thermo-chemical hydrolysis process, phosphorus recovery and biosolids drying, in addition to LIPP tanks.

“We at LIPP America Tank Systems are honored and extremely excited to be a new partner with the Centrisys/CNP team,” said Al Lettinga, President/C.E.O. “We are confident that working together, we can make tremendous penetration within the municipal bioenergy and waste treatment market with our special LIPP double-fold tank technology. At LIPP America, as in the world markets, we stand out as a high quality and very unique tank technology. The LIPP double-fold and dual stainless plating system are a one-of-its-kind in the entire world market. Therefore, we are set apart against any liquid storage system in the market today.’

LIPP recently built a municipal anaerobic digester in Ohio and three more are currently being built in Michigan.

Centrisys/CNP supports global sustainability through its resource intensification portfolio with water and wastewater equipment and processes. Our systems are designed for simple operation using less energy, less space and fewer chemicals. Centrisys Corporation is a U.S.A. manufacturer of dewatering centrifuges, sludge thickeners and complete dewatering systems for municipal and industrial water and wastewater. Centrisys’ service department is a leader in global service, repair and parts for all centrifuge brands. CNP – Technology Water and Biosolids Corporation designs and supplies nutrient recovery and biosolids treatment optimization systems. CNPs key technologies are AirPrex® and CalPrex™, phosphorus recovery technologies that produce struvite and brushite fertilizers, and PONDUS, a Thermo-Chemical Hydrolysis Process (TCHP) which increases biogas production and digester capacity and reduces sludge volume and polymer consumption. CNP is a U.S. distributor for digester and storage tanks and hydrograv® adapt Variable Inlet System.


For more information, please contact:

Centrisys/CNP
9586 58th Place
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-654-6006
marketing@centrisys.com
www.centrisys-cnp.com

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Grieve 942

Special Walk-In Oven from Grieve

No. 942 is a 350°F (177°C), special walk-in oven from Grieve, currently used for curing epoxy at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 84” W x 144” D x 108” H. 400,000 BTU/hour are installed in a modulating natural gas burner, while a 12,000 CFM total are provided by two (2) 5-HP recirculating blowers providing combination airflow to the workload.

This Grieve oven features 4” insulated walls, aluminized steel interior and exterior and three (3) independent doors for access to workspace on front with standard double doors on rear. Additional features include 2” insulated floor with three (3) pairs of truck wheel guide tracks. The oven is raised above factory floor level on 6” I-beams.

The oven features all safety equipment required by IRI, FM and National Fire Protection Association Standard 86 for gas heated equipment, including a 325 CFM, 1/3-HP powered forced exhauster.

Controls on the No. 942 include a digital programming temperature controller and 10” diameter circular chart recorder.

Grieve 942

For more information, please contact:

THE GRIEVE CORPORATION

500 Hart Road
Round Lake, IL 60073-2898
Phone:  (847) 546-8225
Fax:  (847) 546-9210
Web:  www.grievecorp.com
Email:  sales@grievecorp.com
Attention:  Frank Calabrese, VP

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Exact Metrology Employee Shares His Experience

Jason Kleinhenz is one of many Exact Metrology employees at the company’s Cincinnati office, located at 11575 Goldcoast Drive.  While he does not have an official job title at the company, Kleinhenz describes himself both as an engineer and as a trainer. His job duties include managing and performing training, as well as marketing and creating content for Exact Metrology.

Jason Kleinhenz Exact Metrology

His first work experience came at age 12, when he and his brother started their own lawn care business.  To support himself during his time at the University of Cincinnati, he recalled working “almost every food/beverage position possible.” This included employment at the famous French restaurant Jean-Robert at Pigall’s.  Kleinhenz also worked in the university’s Nanomedicine Development Center. As a paid intern, he built RNA nano-motors that would attach to cancer cells and inject healthy DNA. He further broadened his experience with a job at General Electric in Japan, working in the environmental health and safety department.  After graduating with a degree in biomedical engineering, Kleinhenz remained at the University of Cincinnati performing research on the female pelvic floor for the Biomedical Engineering Department.

Kleinhenz started working in metrology in 2011, but had a 2-year hiatus. During that time, he worked as a Solutions Engineer at MHI Inc, a specialized heating manufacturer.  He started working at Exact Metrology in 2015 as an applications engineer. Next, he took over the position of sales coordinator before handling his current tasks. According to Kleinhenz, “The best part of working in metrology is that one day you might be working on a rocket and the next day on a beautiful piece of art (and everything in between).” Regarding his most memorable experience at Exact Metrology, he mentioned his trip to Peru this past summer. During two weeks, he helped scan Peruvian artifacts for preservation and deliver school supplies to a rural community.  “My mission in life is to relay joy, love and enrichment. Peru was a great experience because I was able to check the box of each of those, and the relationships and communities formed are invaluable.”

Besides his work at Exact, Jason started 2 companies. One delivers fresh cooked meals weekly while the other operates as a non-profit to raise money and “do good” for local area parks and communities through a hockey league. He also built and operates 2 donation-based services; a podcast studio and a gym.


Exact Metrology is an ISO Certified, AS9100, FFL and ITAR Certified Company.
Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

For more information, please contact:
Jason Kleinhenz
Exact Metrology, Inc.
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Phone: 513-813-4221
Mobile: 513-262-7097
www.exactmetrology.com
jasonk@exactmetrology.com

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Profilator S-150

GMTA Presents New Profilator Machines

GMTA, the North American distributor of Profilator, has added new machines using the process modules it already supplies. Profilator is suitable when customers require complex machining processes to be carried out effectively, efficiently and with high precision.

Example of Scudding®
Example of Scudding®

Today, an operator working on a modern machine expects a flexible manufacturing process, short cycle times, reduced investment and running costs. With these requirements in mind, Profilator offers polygon & face slot machining, gear tooth pointing, chamfering and deburring, gear and spline cutting, shifter stop machining and Scudding®.

The polygon turning unit is used for castle teeth machining on automotive gearbox parts. The rotating cutterhead is synchronized with the workplace spindle and a front face coupling is produced with the carbide insert arrangement and the transmission ratio. With additional inserts on the same cutter head, the part can be deburred. In gear tooth pointing, the pointing tower can be used in both rotative and indexing modes. Settings and corrections are made through the new Ergo Control SIMPS® (Profilator Simplified Integrated Machine Programming System). For the chamfering and deburring of splines, gear wheels and shafts, Profilator uses the ZEM series gear deburring machines. This vertical, single spindle gear deburring machine offers clear advantages over conventional deburring machines. Gear cutting is used both for the Profilator rotative gear cutting with inserts and for hobbing. Through the application of Schlagzahn tools and carbide inserts, customers achieve the most economical manufacture of splines, gears, involute gears and front face gears. The shifter stop is synchronized so that the tool machines each tool flank. Lastly, Scudding® can be used for a wide range of symmetrical gear applications as well as non-symmetrical gear or profile applications such as belt pulleys and synchronize gears. The same machine can be used for internal and external Scudding® applications.

Example of Scudding®
Example of Scudding®

Profilator developed the S-type machine. This is a compactly and modularly designed, vertical single spindle pick-up gear cutting machine. Machines in the S Series are better than broaching and most applications feature a dry machining process. All machine components are designed for especially high static stiffness and optimal dynamic behavior. Furthermore, the machine’s twin spindle arrangement speeds up the process considerably. A control panel and a media container are installed on the rear of the machine bed. The workplace flow direction is variable. S-type machines are available in three sizes, namely Profilator S-150, Profilator S-250 and Profilator S-500. Profilator S-150 has a part diameter up to 150 mm, while Profilator S-250 and S-500 have a part diameter up to 250 mm and 500 mm, respectively.


For more information, please contact:
Walter Friedrich
President
GMTA
4630 Freedom Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
+1-734-973-7800
walter@gmtamerica.com
www.gmtamerica.com

GMTA is the exclusive distributor for a number of top-quality German and other metalworking machine builders companies including Arnold, BvL, K+G, Praewema, Profilator, Rasoma, Samag and WEMA Glauchau. The company’s headquarters is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan with a subsidiary in Queretaro, Mexico.

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Exact Metrology Helps Create Statue of Civil Rights Activist

A statue honoring Cincinnati civil rights activist Marian Spencer is underway. While Cincinnati already has several mythical representations of women, this would be the first statue of a real woman. Spencer was the first African American woman elected to Cincinnati City Council (1983) and the first female president of the Cincinnati Chapter of the NAACP (1981). She led the campaign to desegregate Coney Island swimming pools in the 1950s when her children were denied entry based on their skin color. Her subsequent lawsuit lead to integration. In addition, Spencer also fought to desegregate Cincinnati public schools. Spencer passed away this year at 99.

Statue Honoring Cincinnati Civil Rights Activist Marian Spencer
Model of the statue

Earlier this year, Alicia Schneider, the Committee Chair of the Women’s City Club, approached Spencer’s friend and biographer, Dot Christensen and asked her if Spencer would like to have a statue made in her honor. Marian Spencer supported the idea. The Women’s City Club set up a Spencer Statue Fund at Fifth Third Bank. The group hopes to raise $125,000.

Local Cincinnati sculptor Tom Tsuchiya was commissioned to make the statue. Tsuchiya is known for the statues of Reds players featured outside the Great American Ball Park. The statue will be a life-size rendition of her during her city council days with arms outstretched and two portrayals of modern children. Tsuchiya wanted to depict Marian in an authentic way. He said, “I decided against a single figure. That kind of statue is mounted high and it’s meant to be imposing, looking down on everyone.  Marian wasn’t like that. She was a person of the people.” He added, “It’s also 2/3 of a circle with the figures’ hands outstretched so that people can walk up to it and complete the circle.”

Scanning Model of Statue
Scanning the model

Noah Branscum, from Exact Metrology, scanned the clay model of the figures using the GOM ATOS Triple Scanner. The ATOS triple scan is a high resolution, optical digitizer that delivers rapid and precise 3D measuring data for the optimization of design processes. Thus, it improves industrial production processes. ATOS sensors are used in several industries for the inspection of parts such as: sheet metals, tools and dies, turbine blades, prototypes and injection molded and pressure die cast parts. It offers advantages in measuring reflective surfaces or objects with complex indentations. The software of the sensor is continuously monitoring the calibration status, the transformation accuracy, environmental changes and part movement to ensure the quality of the measuring data.

Ronnie Hensley used Geomagic Wrap to make the scan data (mesh file .stl) water-tight and scale it to actual size. Geomagic Wrap enables users to transfer point cloud data, probe data and import 3D formats into 3D polygon meshes for use in manufacturing, design, entertainment, archeology and analysis. The software intelligently processes complex point cloud data to revolutionize the way digital design and manufacturing is performed. It also revolutionized 3D printing, prototyping, and engineering. Tom then took the files from Exact Metrology and supplied them to other shops to build the statues.

Statue Honoring Cincinnati Civil Rights Activist Marian Spencer
Exact Metrology personnel with Tom Tsuchiya (in the middle)

The statue will be located in the Women’s Committee Garden of Smale Park. Spencer will be facing due south, looking at the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is right behind the statue and a playground in located to the west. The statue is expected to be presented June 28, 2020 on what would have been Marian Spencer’s 100th birthday.


Exact Metrology is an ISO Certified, AS9100, FFL and ITAR Certified Company.

Exact Metrology, with facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee and affiliated offices throughout the Midwest, is a comprehensive metrology services provider, offering customers 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality inspection, product development CT scanning and services and 2D drawings. The company also provides turnkey metrology solutions, including equipment sales and lease/rental arrangements.

GOM GmbH
GOM develops, produces and distributes software, machines and systems for 3D coordinate measuring technology, 3D computed tomography and 3D testing based on latest research results and innovative technologies. With more than 60 sites globally and more than 1,000 metrology specialists, GOM guarantees professional advice as well as support and service. More than 14,000 system installations improve the product quality and manufacturing processes in the automotive, aerospace and consumer goods industries.

For more information, please contact:

EXACT METROLOGY, INC.
Steve Young
11575 Goldcoast Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Telephone:
Local: 513.831.6620
Toll Free: 855.727.9226
www.exactmetrology.com
stevey@exactmetrology.com

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Grieve Cabinet Oven

1050°F Cabinet Oven from Grieve

Grieve Cabinet OvenNo. 1049 is a 1050°F (566°C), cabinet oven with two drawers from Grieve, currently used for annealing or normalizing processes at the customer’s facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 39” W x 102” D x 51” H, with two drawers rated 250 lbs. loading with 36” wide x 78” deep x 15” high loading area. 800,000 BTU/hour installed in a modulating natural gas burner, while a 10,000 CFM, 7-1/2 HP recirculating blower provides horizontal airflow to the workload.

This Grieve oven features 10” thick insulated walls comprised of 2” 2000°F ceramic blanket and 8” of 10 lb/cf density rockwool. Features include a top mounted heat chamber, aluminized steel exterior and Type 304, 2B finish stainless steel interior. Additional features include a rear door for access to workspace and heat chamber, exhaust hood over drawers and motorized dampers on intake and exhaust for accelerated cooling.

The oven includes all safety equipment required by IRI, FM and National Fire Protection Association Standard 86 for gas-heated equipment, including 1800 CFM stainless steel powered forced exhauster. It also meets AMS2750, Class 2 (±10F), Type C (survey thermocouple at hottest and coldest location).

Controls on the No. 1049 include a digital indicating temperature controller, two digital shutdown timers, one for burner and one for oven and a circuit breaker disconnect switch.


For more information, please contact:
THE GRIEVE CORPORATION
500 Hart Road
Round Lake, Illinois 60073-2835
Phone: (847) 546-8225
Fax: (847) 546-9210
Web: www.grievecorp.com
Email: sales@grievecorp.com
Attention: Frank Calabrese

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