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Torsional Vibration Just Got Easier

Each year we exhibit at the Texas A&M Turbo Pump Symposia in Houston. It’s a great way for us to meet face to face with our customers but also a way to meet new faces.  This year was especially exciting for us as we were asked to present at the beginning of Discussion Group T17: Torsional Vibration and Monitoring. The timing couldn’t have been better as we recently developed a new torque monitoring system that…

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A note from our General Manager

Update:  For those that were not able to join us for the dynamic torque meter discussion at the Turbo Show in Houston, we have put up a copy of the presentation on YouTube. Our Torque meter technology has been in the field for 40 years.  With a minor change to the existing technology it has allowed us to make the upgrade from our standard torque meter to the dynamic torque meter in one very easy…

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Riverhawk Product Spotlight – Hydraulic Hub Installation Kits

For many years Riverhawk, has provided hydraulic hub installation kits. These kits include but are not limited to: hydraulic pushers, pullers, pump kits and fittings. In conjunction with the installation kits, Riverhawk manufactures gauge sets and lapping tool sets used to check and correct the taper surfaces on shafts and their mating parts. Our history of applications range in shaft sizes from 1.75” up to 12”. Each application is reviewed by engineering, where standard or…

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Riverhawk Product Spotlight – Hydraulic Tensioning

Hydraulic External Tensioner (HET) HET’s are tools that apply hydraulic preloads to studs by gripping the exposed threads above an existing nut. It does this by creating axial loads using hydraulic pressure to stretch the stud rather than torqueing the nut. The stud is hydraulically preloaded, the nut is tightened down by hand and the hydraulic preload is released. Characteristics Interchangeable puller screws allow you to use a single tensioner for similarly loaded studs Puller…

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Riverhawk Exhibits at 2014 Australian Oil and Gas Trade Show

Back in February, Riverhawk’s Director of Innovation Engineering attended the Australian Oil and Gas Trade Show (AOG) in Perth, Australia with Riverhawk sales representative Tony Martin of Ro-Quip Singapore. Riverhawk shared a booth with West Coast Industrial Supplies (WCIS). This was a very large exhibition and conference that focused on the development of oil and gas fields as well as production. Most of the exhibitors at our level focused on maintenance products and services. Companies…

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Riverhawk Going Green with Hydraulic Oil

Over the past several months, Riverhawk has been performing some extensive testing with a new environmentally safe hydraulic fluid. This potential new fluid is biodegradable and therefore much more environmentally friendly. We have undergone numerous test with this oil to make sure it is compatible with the components we use it in. To date, Riverhawk has completed testing evaluating the oils coefficient of friction, compatibility of being mixed with existing oil, effects on the different…

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Riverhawk Product Spotlight – Hydraulic Torque Coupler (HTC)

The Riverhawk Hydraulic Torque Coupler (HTC) provides high integrity keyless fit joints for coupling hubs on shaft ends using convenient, low cost slip-fit designs. Our design eliminates heat at assembly as well as keys, splines, tapered shafts, plug/ring gauges and hydraulic maintenance equipment. Shaft ends are simplified therefore reducing design, manufacturing and maintenance costs. A coupling hub with an HTC can be easily repositioned anywhere on the shaft end during installation. In addition to providing…

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Riverhawk Vibration Monitoring Systems Development

Riverhawk has a large installed customer base of 500 Series Vibration Monitoring Systems. To better provide continued support to that base and address new opportunities, Riverhawk is developing a new vibration monitoring system designated as the 500N Series. The updated racks will be 100% compatible with existing modules, while providing more efficient and modular power supplies and relay assemblies. The new modules will be 100% compatible with existing racks while providing improved performance and functionality….

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Product Overview: The Riverhawk Torque Blocker

The Riverhawk Torque Blocker is a mechanical fuse that can be installed in a drive train. When a torque overload occurs, the Torque Blocker will release and allow the driver and load equipment to coast down separately without damaging downstream equipment. A torque overload might be caused by short circuit conditions in an electric generator, running restart of electric motors, jams in rolling mills, or liquid slugs in compressors. Either way, the Torque Blocker will…

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Riverhawk Flex Pivot Recent News/Trade Show Updates

Riverhawk Company has just recently finalized our Flex Pivot trade show schedule for the 2014 calender year. Our first show, the Space Tech Expo, will be April 1st through the 3rd in Long Beach, California. This is our second year exhibiting at this trade show, which is the West Coasts premier B2B space and satellite event. Exhibitors for this event include Riverhawk customers such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin and NASA JPL. The show is at…

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