Testing, Monitoring, Tools

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.: All-in-One Portable Welding System

July 30, 2012
The Multimatic™ 200 is an all-in-one portable multiprocess welding power source capable of performing MIG, Stick, and TIG welding processes. The Auto-Set Elite feature allows operators to quickly and easily set weld parameters based on material type and thickness, as well as fine-tune those parameters.

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Good Day Tools: Draft Simulator

July 30, 2012
Hand-held and battery-operated, the Draft Simulator can calibrate and test adjustable and factory-set pressure switches. It produces a sustainable vacuum pressure, allowing HVAC technicians to simulate the pressures draft inducers produce on furnaces while determining when pressure switches open and close.

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Jimmer Industries: Supply Vent Filter Bag

July 16, 2012
The Jimmer is a pre-taped fabric to be used as a supply vent filter bag. The design solves the problem of debris falling or blowing out of supply vents when technicians are working on air-handler changeouts; duct cleaning; and repairs/replacement of ducts, blower motor/assemblies, and plenums.

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Knaack LLC: Van Storage Packages

July 16, 2012
Weather Guard® offers van storage including professional trade packages, new bulkheads and shelving, new accessories, and new specialty and secure storage, along with enhanced organization and quick installation. Pro-packages are available for all full-size, high-roof, and compact vans.

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E Instruments International: Gas Leak Detection Instrument

July 16, 2012
Model 7899 Gas Sniffer is a portable, rugged, and easy-to-use leak detection tool. The device is equipped with a highly sensitive tip to pinpoint small leaks of any combustible gases and hydrocarbons, such as natural gas, methane, propane, butane, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from piping and/or appliances.

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Flir Systems: Infrared Cameras

July 16, 2012
Thermal imager infrared cameras T420 and T440 arm users with superior infrared imaging resolution that works to reveal trouble spots, the company said. In addition to sharp thermal resolution at 76,800 pixels (320x240) for accurate diagnostics even from a distance, the T440 features Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging.

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Sumner Manufacturing Co. Inc.: Gantry Lift

July 16, 2012
Lightweight, portable, and easy-to-assemble, the aluminum GH2T gantry lift for mechanical contractors has a lift capacity of up to 2 metric tons (4,400 pounds). The GH2T Gantry lift consists of three main components: two A-frames and a cross beam.

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Tool Winners Simplify Contractor Jobs

July 9, 2012
Each year, as technicians add new tools to their box, many not only consider durability and cost, but are also looking for something to make their job easier. Making the job easier was a prevailing theme of The NEWS’ ninth annual Dealer Design Awards’ Tools category winners.

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Monitoring Earns Contractor Applause

July 9, 2012
Contractors don’t have the time to sit around and babysit equipment, and owners don’t have the money to pay them to do it. The NEWS’ ninth annual Dealer Design Awards’ Testing & Monitoring Products category winners help solve this problem with system monitoring.

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Uson: Pressure Decay Leak Test Calculator

June 25, 2012
The Pressure Decay Leak Test Calculator generates nearly instantaneous answers to what-if modeling of pressure decay leak testing variables and exact returns on investment from new eight-sensor concurrent leak testing technology.

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