New Products and Processes
Professional BoatBuilder’s advertising department uses this page to publish excerpts from press releases showcasing the newest products and processes in the marine industry.
Charles Industries’ (Rolling Meadows, Illinois) isolation and boosting transformers now feature SAFEtech, as in Seamless Automatic [boosting] and Fortified Electronics protection. Units transition into boost mode or non-boost mode seamlessly and automatically without power interruptions to provide consistent, spike-free power to devices sensitive to even the briefest power fluctuations or outages. SAFEtech electronics more accurately sense when to provide boost and when to drop out of boost, helping protect equipment from potentially damaging EMI/RFI emissions.
Contact: Charles Industries;
Thermwood Corporation (Dale, Indiana) is developing a 3D manufacturing system that makes large carbon/graphite-reinforced composite thermoplastic components. Based on Thermwood’s Model 77, semi-enclosed, high wall gantry machine structures that are currently offered in sizes up to 60′ (18.3m) long, the new systems will feature a full 6-axis articulated additive deposition head. Thermwood’s initial development machine can make parts up to 10′ x 10′ x 5′ (3m x 3m x 1.5m) and supports equipment capable of processing over 100 lbs (45 kg) of material per hour.
Interlux (Houston, Texas) professional-use Micron Optima contains micron technology for multi-seasonal performance in the most challenging fouling conditions. Micron Optima uses Activated Biolux Technology to block slime and algae. Micron Optima has low VOC and low odor and, since it’s water based, cleanup is simple. Can be applied over other water-based products and other Microns.
The Luma-Vu Underwater Camera from LED manufacturer Aqualuma (Deerfield Beach, Florida) provides a clear view of what lies beneath—in living color. The high-resolution, 12-volt color CCTV camera connects to any onboard video input and features a corrosion-proof, scratch-resistant, injection-molded polymer housing. Comes with a two-year warranty, offers hi-resolution 520 TV lines, and scans at a 92° viewing angle with a 3.6mm lens, all in a 4.35″ (110.5mm) package.
Contact: Alex Bader;
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