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Gressel Gripos

June 21, 2013 4:04 pm | by Rotec Tools Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

The Gressel gripos has been designed for clamping raw parts and finished workpieces.

Class D Yale Hoists

June 21, 2013 4:02 pm | by Columbus McKinnon Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

These popular end trucks are available for CMAA Class C and now CMAA Class D service requirements, which includes meeting the bearing life requirement of 10,000 service hours.

DTools Online

June 21, 2013 4:00 pm | by Dorner Tools IMPO Product Releases | Comments

The online site that’s home to Dorner’s conveyor productivity applications is now optimized for use with tablet computers, giving customers even more access to the design tools to  configure their belt conveyor systems.


Oil/Water Separators

June 21, 2013 3:56 pm | by Sullair IMPO Product Releases | Comments

SP Oil/Water Separators are designed specifically for molecular filtration of condensate, including emulsified lubricants produced by compressed air equipment.

Palletizing Lifts

June 21, 2013 3:53 pm | by Advance Lifts, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new line includes both mechanical spring and air spring self-leveling models as well as an electric hydraulic unit for more exact positioning.

AC Current Transducer

June 21, 2013 3:51 pm | by NK Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The ATH is designed to monitor power controlled by phase-angled fired, burst fired, or time proportioned silicon-controlled rectifiers (SCRs) in heating applications, without requiring an external current transformer or shorting blocks.

LumaPro® LED

June 21, 2013 3:46 pm | by Grainger | Product Releases | Comments

This LED lamp replaces a 60-watt incandescent lamp and provides 25 times the run time at 25,000 hours which provides energy savings of over 80 percent, says the company.

New Ultrasonic Sensors

June 21, 2013 3:43 pm | by Balluff | Product Releases | Comments

These ultrasonic sensors can measure fill levels, heights, and sag without making contact, as well as count and monitor the presence of objects.


Certified Inductive Sensors

June 21, 2013 3:40 pm | by Steute Xtreme IMPO Product Releases | Comments

A new line of ATEX- IECEx Certified Inductive Sensors has been designed for use in Zone 0 and 20 explosive atmospheres and extreme environments.

30-Foot Mast Light

June 21, 2013 3:38 pm | by Magnalight | Product Releases | Comments

The three stage mast collapses to 12 feet, extends to 30 feet, and folds over for transport.


E2 Micro Chain

June 21, 2013 3:36 pm | by igus® | Product Releases | Comments

New design features, such as a new double-stop dog system, make the latest E2 Micro chain even sturdier and quieter than its predecessors, says the company.

FAST Software Tool

June 21, 2013 3:33 pm | by Lenze Americas | Product Releases | Comments

The FAST tool provides a complete range of standard software modules for positioning, registration, cam profiling, multi-conveyor coordination, and other synchronized motion control tasks.

Second-Gen Linear Tiles

June 21, 2013 3:30 pm | by Musson Rubber | Product Releases | Comments

These new second-generation Linear Tiles are an excellent way to trap sand, dirt, and slush and keep it from entering buildings, says the company.

Tuscon Work Boot

June 21, 2013 2:59 pm | by KEEN Utility | Product Releases | Comments

The outdoor inspired Tuscon work boot features a waterproof, nubuck leather upper with a sleek, low profile midsole and open mesh inserts to increase air circulation.

Hollow Shaft Nut Drivers

June 21, 2013 2:43 pm | by Milwaukee Tool | Product Releases | Comments

The 4PC SAE Nut Drivers feature a 3-inch hollow shaft design, allowing users to drive fasteners on long bolts or threaded rod applications with ease.

BP Wants Independent Probe Of Claims Attorney

June 21, 2013 2:17 pm | by Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | News | Comments

The administrator of a multibillion-dollar settlement arising from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf pledged Friday to thoroughly investigate allegations of misconduct by one of his staff attorneys, but the London-based oil giant is calling for an independent probe.


Air Travel Changes At Less Than Supersonic Speed

June 21, 2013 2:06 pm | by Lori Hinnant, Sarah DiLorenzo, Associated Press | News | Comments

When the Concorde started flying in the 1970s, hopes were high that the traveling masses would soon streak through the air faster than the speed of sound or soar in planes that hurtled like missiles above the earth's atmosphere. Instead, jetliners still look the same as they did five decades ago and travel times have barely budged.


Unemployment Fell In Half Of U.S. States In May

June 21, 2013 2:03 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Unemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, led by drops in California, West Virginia, New York and Hawaii. Hiring has been steady nationwide, leading to a better job market in many areas of the country. Employers added jobs in 33 states last month. The biggest gains were in Ohio, Texas and Michigan.


Hershey Canada Pleads Guilty Of Price-Fixing

June 21, 2013 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hershey Canada Inc. faces a fine of US$3.8 million (CA$4 million) after pleading guilty to its role in fixing the price of chocolate confectionery products in Canada. Canada's Competition Bureau said Friday that the chocolate manufacturer admitted in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice that it conspired, agreed or arranged to fix the price of chocolate confectionery products in Canada in 2007.


Bangladesh Garment Factories Show Effort, Lapses

June 21, 2013 1:57 pm | by Ravi Nessman, Associated Press | News | Comments

The walls of the cavernous AKH clothing factory are covered in red arrows. They point to three wide emergency staircases with evacuation plans posted on every floor. They point to fire extinguishers attached to the walls and pillars throughout the factory. They point to medical kits located near designated workers with "First Aid" stitched onto their shirts.



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