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Style numbers are the method Firestone uses to describe the form of the rubber and fabric bellows used in our air spring assemblies. This bellows style is the major contributor to the physical performance characteristics of the Firestone air spring assembly, and is the first piece of information necessary to identify a part in the field.
Molded into the sidewall of each Convoluted and 1T style Firestone bellows is a style number. It can take the form of up to three distinct groups of letters and numbers. First there may be a group of one to three letters, normally “K” or “AY”. This is a designation of the manufacturing entity. It is not important to your identification. Next will be a more familiar series of numbers and letters like 26C or 1T15M6. This is the style number. Finally there may be an additional letter like “E”. This is just a designation of the mold cavity that the part was cured in (in the case of “E” it would be the 5th mold cavity). Again, this is not important to your identification.
Now, we need to explain a bit more about the style number itself. A convoluted part will normally be a 2 or 3 digit number, perhaps with a “-” after it. However, after all of the numbers there will be a letter like B, C, D, etc. This is just a designation of the latest design iteration. In most cases this will not affect the performance of the part since it should meet the same performance criteria in order to keep the same style number. However, for complete-ness in communication it is usually best when calling in to tell Firestone this letter if you can read it. (i.e. 22B or 22C).
On the 1T style parts we need the whole character string (i.e. 1T15M-6). The 1T designates a heavy duty rolling part with a piston or pedestal on one end. The number after 1T refers to the basic family size of the part (i.e. 14, 15, 19, etc.) The next few letters give us specific performance characteristics, and finally the number after the “-” indicates the length of the part. This whole string is necessary to determine the style number.
The zombie apocalypse is coming! Check out this video to see how the GoSol Power Box can help you stay alive when the walking dead descend upon you. GoSol Power is a line of point-of-use power generation products that help you break the bonds of dependency to the Grid. Check out the GoSol Power website for a rundown of our products...your very life may depend on it. Check out all GoSol Power solar power products at MRO Stop.
MRO Stop now has 2 authorized Parker Store locations! The core offering of our Parker Stores is centered around hoses, fittings, adapters and related products in the hydraulic, pneumatic and other fluid, gas and material handing markets. Services Include:
- Fitting Identification & Interchange
- Product & Equipment Training
- Equipment Rental, Leasing, and Financing
- Customized Connector Inventory Management
- Full-Service City Counter
- 24 / 7 Emergency Service
- On-site Installation and Fluid Connector Plumbing
- MRO-tailored Services
- Preventive Maintenance Program
- Service Module Kit Development
Charlotte Parker Store:
11616 Wilmar Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28273 (704) 525 8802
Savannah Parker Store:
423 Hwy 80 Garden City, GA 31408 (912) 964-1113
Go Sol Power filmed a zombie commercial for their GoSol Power Box, a portable solar power generator, and they took the opportunity to shoot their very own version of the Harlem Shake, zombie style. Stay tuned for the GoSol Power Zombie Commercial promoting just how a solar generator can come in handy when confronted with a zombie apocalypse. The full commercial will be aired sometime in October 2013 on YouTube and at http://gosolpower.lhtech.com/ (...and a couple of MRO Stop employees make appearances in the video!! )
GoSol Power and PowerFilm are new product lines using the sun’s energy to power the places you live, work and play. These solar powered products allow you to have clean, grid-free energy 24/7. It is the mission of GoSol Power and PowerFilm to free customers from an aging and unreliable grid and provide them with reliable alternative energy sources.
Foldable Solar Charger – These lightweight solar chargers from PowerFilm are capable of powering small devices such as electric coolers or tablets. They are compact and unfold whenever you need them to power devices by using the power of the sun.
Rollable Solar Charger – Have you ever been out of the house and watched the batteries to a favorite device drain? As you approach the final stages of your dying battery, think of GoSol Power. By plugging your USB charger into a PowerFilm rollable solar charger you are freed from the constraints of the wall and can charge batteries by using the power of the sun. Rollable solar chargers are flexible, waterproof and provide ample power for the small devices you need to charge immediately. These are mainly to recharge batteries, phones, cameras etc.
Portable Solar Generator - GoSol Power Boxes are stand-alone power systems using solar technology to provide continuous and reliable power. They are designed for applications that require a primary off-grid power source to run various electronics. PB features a small case with a foldable solar panel inside and can be used 24 hours, 7 days a week, giving you necessary power anywhere you go. Keep your devices charged and connected, all in a self-contained waterproof case that is maintenance-free. Perfect for tailgating, camping, fishing, hiking and more!
The idea of removing yourself from the grid and using solar panels to power your business tools can seem different at first. Typically when you think of the sun hitting objects, you imagine the suns energy creating heat. This is true, but when the sun hits certain materials, heat follows. However, when sunlight hits solar panels, they turn that energy into an electrical current, which can then be transformed into power. Here's how it's done:
On Sunday, the MRO Stop “Ninjas” converged on the 5k R.O.C. (Random Obstacle Challenge) Race (http://rocrace.com/charlotte/) at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. We had over twenty team members join us on a beautiful August afternoon for a little bit of exercise and whole lot of fun and laughs. Here’s our story…
The stage was set and the objective had been established. The MRO Stop Ninjas were to attack and conquer the R.O.C. Race located in Charlotte, NC. Schedule to begin our assault at exactly three o’clock Eastern Standard Time, our team of ninjas began to silently converge the targeted objective around 1:30pm.
In full MRO Stop ninja attire (some tighter than others) and the honor of each family represented at stake, we quickly assembled to develop our plan of attack. We decided that three waves of soldiers were needed in order to take down the beast known as the “R.O.C. Race”. Then at exactly 3:00pm, our plan was put into action. We approached the starting line from the Southeast, our credentials were checked and it was time to execute. After a brief conversation with the gate master, he released our entire group to execute our massive assault.
Immediately the first wave of soldiers, now released to utilize their extensive training were out of the gate and attacking the course; setting the speed precedent that the MRO Stop ninja’s were here and on a mission. Quickly thereafter, the second wave of ninjas began executing their objectives with laser focus; to conquer all obstacles as quickly as possible while ensuring that none are missed from the first wave soldiers but to also take an occasional pause to enjoy the experience. Then finally the third wave of ninjas began their pursuit of the obstacles. This group of ninjas (code name “the clean up team”) had been highly trained in the art of “patience” and therefore took the course at a much slower pace. This very strategic approach enable them to validate that all objectives had been achieved by the first two waves of ninjas but more importantly that no ninjas were lost or left behind in obtaining these obstacles.
Then as the three waves of ninjas continue executing their piece of this highly synchronized plan, we each quickly encountered attacks from the “R.O.C. Race” beast. The first was a series of towering barricades, each well in excess of 2 feet tall that had to be overcome. We all believed that the “R.O.C. Race” tried to attack us quickly in order discourage us from continuing on our journey. However, each ninja was able to boldly show that we would not to be denied.
Throughout the rest of our journey, we encountered many more obstacles that could have easily denied us victory. There were treacherous mountains that had to be scaled, slippery caverns to explore and murky rivers to be crossed yet as a team we were able to survive them all. Many soldiers fell yet none choose to stay defeated. They quickly regained their footing and pressed forward in order to finish their task and honor their family and team.
Finally, once our goals were achieved and all ninjas were accounted for there was a silence that fell over this ban of trained assassins. Each member knew that the “R.O.C. Race” beast had thrown everything that it had at us yet we were still standing and it was not. It was even rumored that a single tear was lost as a sign of respect for the monster….
Mitsubishi V500 Vector Variable Frequency Drive
- 2 to 75 Horsepower at 240V
- 2 to 75 Horsepower at 480V
- 100% continuous torque at Zero speed
- Auto Tuning to other manufacturer’s constant torque motor with encoder
- Easy to use Parameter Unit
- 4-Quadrant torque control standard
- Multiple parameters for tailoring to a wide variety of applications
- Simple positioning included as standard
- DC Link Reactor standard (V500L)
- Peripheral devices such as power regenerative converter (FR-CV, FR-RC, MT-RC) available
- Communications options: DeviceNet, Profibus DP, CC-Link, Modbus Plus, SSCNet
- UL, cUL, CE
This series achieves high precision and fast response that exceeds the performance of conventional general-purpose inverters. They can be used in specialized applications such as line control and elevators. By incorporating our original all-digital vector control, high starting torque and high speed response have been made possible for both velocity and torque control modes.
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