June 2012 WorkBoat Products

Electrical connectors 

LADD Industries Inc., Kettering, Ohio, distributor for DeutschIndustrial electrical connectors, recently released the updated LE21 receptacle modification to the DT product family. Deutsch DT Series connectors are designed for harsh environment applications where even a small degradation in connection may be critical. The updated LE21 modification incorporates a new one-piece thermoplastic receptacle/flange design that accepts 12 size-16 contacts. Two stainless steel mounting inserts and a heavy-duty rubber gasket tightly secure and seal the receptacle to electrical panels, keeping out moisture, dirt, salt, sand, and road debris. To further enhance design flexibility, the LE21 modification includes a protective end cap and reduced diameter insert cavities. Contact LADD Industries at 800-223-1236. www.laddinc.com


Dual-fuel engines 

Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins Inc. plans to produce dual-fuel (diesel and natural gas) engines from 800 hp to 3,500 hp (597-2610 kW) for high-horsepower markets. The first will be the QSK50 Tier 2 for oil and gas well servicing applications. It will begin production in mid-2013. Other QSK engines will follow, including units capable of meeting upcoming EPA Tier 4 emissions regulations. Cummins high-horsepower dual-fuel engines will operate with common integrated controls, making a seamless transition from diesel to dual-fuel operation. By default, an engine will run on diesel fuel until the operator selects the option on the control panel to run the engine on a blend of diesel and natural gas. The engine will switch to dual fuel mode and automatically select the substitution rate for the operator. Call Cummins at 800-343-7357 for more information. www.cummins.com


Light fixture 

Phoenix Products Company Inc., Milwaukee, has launched its LEDBM Series, an LED berth and mirror light fixture designed to replace less energy-efficient fluorescent, below-deck lighting. Backed by a three-year warranty, the LEDBM is manufactured for marine applications. The premium-brand LEDs are rated for 50,000 hours. The LEDBM is also ETL/cETL certified to UL 1598, is 1598A Marine Listed, and is available in a 120V AC or a 12 or 24V DC Driver. (UL certifications vary by driver options.) The LEDBM is available with a standard half cutout lens or a full cutout lens. Contact Phoenix Products at 414-973-3320. www.phoenixproducts.com


Plasma cutting system 

ESAB Cutting Systems, Florence, S.C., has updated its line of CNC plasma bevel cutting systems with the new VBA Global PRO bevel head for high accuracy plasma bevel cutting on steel plate. The Global PRO is one of the new global modules for use by ESAB worldwide, designed to ensure a common feature set and consistent, reliable performance. The Global PRO features a high-accuracy positioning system with dual linear rail lifter, digital AC drives and heavy-duty gearboxes. The new system carries the PT-36 plasma torch, which is manufactured to deliver precision plasma cut quality. Call ESAB at 800-372-2123. www.esab-cutting.com


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