March 2023, Vol. 250, No. 3

What's New

What's New March 2023

Red Lion 

Red Lion introduced the N-Tron Series NT5000 Gigabit Managed Layer 2 Ethernet switch, which maximizes operating performance and system uptime through seamless integration.

The switches are available in 6, 8, 10, 16 and 18 port configurations in all copper or a mix of copper and fiber options that can meet specific installation requirements. With a durable, metal enclosure and wide temperature range, the switches are compact solution and reliable in harsh, environments. The NT5000 features password encryption, multilevel user access and MAC security, and IEEE 802.1X with RADIUS remote authentication. The switches also feature graphical dashboards, N-RingTM auto-member, port mirroring, cable diagnostics and STP/RSTP/MSTP, along with fast boot allowing traffic to pass in less than 20 seconds. 

Esco Tool 

Esco Tool introduced the Dictator II Millhog Pipe Beveler, which is easy to operate when performing end preps on pipe from 4.5-inch I.D to 24-inch O.D. – it assures high-integrity welds.

The device aligns using self-centering clamps and can incorporate four blades in order to bevel, face, and bore, or create a compound bevel. Featuring an adjustable tool post for easily indexing the blades, it can perform 37.5º to 10º compound bevels on a 24-inch O.D. pipe with a 2-inch thick wall and is offered with air, electric, and hydraulic powered motors.

Equipped with a safety spring hanger for easy positioning and clamping, the Dictator II uses one mandrel and a set of three wide clamps that provide six points of contact to the pipe I.D. 


Pressure and temperature calibration equipment company Ralston Instruments released the Field Gauge LC20 line of pressure gauges. The gauge is a follow-up to the LC10 line and increases accuracy, along with enhanced customization options. With ±0.1% full-scale accuracy, the LC20 is ideal for use as a calibration reference.

It maintains its accuracy across a wide pressure and temperature range, eliminating the need to carry multiple conventional gauges. The LC20 offers a wireless option, which allows monitoring of remote tests and includes FieldLab desktop software.

The device is available in 11 pressure ranges, from 5 psi/35 kPa to 10,000 psi/70 MPa and includes a compound vacuum/pressure gauge from ±15 psi and a digital vacuum gauge measuring up to 30 in Hg/760 mbar.  


Trimble offers its TSC5 Controller, a new rugged-yet-lightweight field solution. The welder features a 5-inch screen, keypad and all-day battery for reliable field data collection. Its ergonomic design is lightweight, easy to grip and ideal for rugged environments.

The TSC5 is resistant to shock, dust and water. A brightly lit, anti-glare screen and backlit alphanumeric keypad enable fast, efficient operation in tough conditions, even while wearing gloves. The controller’s battery provides all-day power on a single charge, with the optional external battery nearly doubling the power for extended use.

Featuring an Android 10 operating system, the Trimble TSC5 is fully integrated with Trimble’s land and construction surveying instruments and software packages, including Trimble Access 2021 Field Software and Trimble Siteworks Software. 


OleumTech offers its electromagnetic flow meter as part of its H Series hardwired process instrumentation line. The OleumTech HEFM Magnetic Flow Meter offers polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) lining material, a backlit local display interface with integral pushbutton interface and various self-diagnostic features for managing critical device health.

The HEFM flow meters can be custom ordered using a variety of line sizes, materials and power options to fit the needs of OleumTech end users.

Highlights include independent measurement of fluid density, viscosity, temperature, pressure and conductivity; two measuring points inside the meter with no moving parts; reference accuracy of ±0.2% of reading; and output signal options of RS485 Modbus/4-20 mA/2-8 kHz pulse output. 


Fecon introduced the 135VRT, which has an improved loader arm design with enhanced attachment visibility. The 135VRT easily mulches material to 8 inches in diameter.

This new model features 4,150 ROC with integrated counterweight or hydraulic winch kit for improved balance with Fecon Bull Hog Mulchers. A 52-gallon fuel tank allows nearly double the run time between fill-ups.

Full-coverage fuel tank guarding safeguards against damage while working, and improved sealing prevents debris ingestion.

Each 135VRT comes with a VM602SS Bull Hog Forestry Mulcher equipped with bite limiting rotor for a finer output, while maintaining rotor RPMs.  

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