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New Level Switch

January 6, 2012 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

SOR®, Inc. (Lenexa, KS) has introduced a new level switch, totally compatible with low power control systems. As today’s industries continually move toward saving money and energy through reducing power consumption, hard contact switches designed for higher power may not respond to signals routed through the DCS or similar systems.

Low Profile AC-DC Power Supplies

January 6, 2012 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. (Wrentham, MA) has announces the XL375 series of single output 260W low profile convection cooled AC-DC power supplies, a family of high performance 1U profile convection cooled AC-DC power supplies. Measuring only 3.3 x 5 x 1.5 inches, the single and multiple output XL375 series has a universal active PFC 90–264Vac input, and output voltages of 12, 24, 28, 36, 40, 48, 54, and 56VDC.

Retractable Retrieving Magnet

January 6, 2012 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Master Magnetics, Inc. (Castle Rock, CO) has announced the latest innovation to their line of retrieving magnets. The Retractable Retrieving Magnet is the ideal tool for extracting metal parts from hard-to-access tight spaces. This handy magnetic tool features: Shielded Sides: Targets pickup and won’t attract to metal surroundings until activated.


Air Shield, Welding Helmet System

January 5, 2012 6:23 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Welding workers can experience more comfort, less fatigue, and improved productivity with the Allegro (Piedmont, SC) supplied air shield and welding helmet. Durable and lightweight, this helmet is molded from tough thermoplastic resin making it lighter than fiberglass. This helmet is built for low or high pressure usage.

Next-Generation Actuator

January 5, 2012 6:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Parker (Rohnert Park, CA) ETH series is a next-generation rod-style actuator. This redesign offers a product that is capable of increased force output from a given frame size, or increased product life at the same force output. Available in three profile sizes, the ETH can be ordered with either in-line or parallel motor mounting configurations.

Rotary Screw Compressors

January 5, 2012 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kaeser 's (Fredericksburg, VA) redesigned ESD rotary screw compressor series, available in 250 and 300 horsepower models, provide flows from 816-1522 cubic feet per minute and pressures to 217 pound-force per square inch gauge. The ESD series was redesigned for inmproved efficiency and performance, as the one-to-one direct drive design includes a premium efficiency drive motor with three PT 100 temperature sensors.

LED Hand Lamp

January 4, 2012 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ (Kemp, TX) has introduced a powerful LED hand lamp to its line of explosion proof approved work lights The EPL-FL26-LED-100 is a compact work light that produces three times the illumination of comparable fluorescent work lights without the problems of fragile glass lamps and bulky ballasts or transformers.

Field-Assembled Cassettes

January 4, 2012 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

To replace energy recovery ventilation wheels, Airxchange FA Series field-assembled cassettes from Airxchange (Rockland, MA) can reduce installation times and costs. Cassettes are factory-built, tested, marked for reassembly, and then disassembled for shipment. Replacing large, cumbersome energy recovery wheels in limited-access areas often require large building openings, sizable installation areas, and possibly a crane.


Skid-Mounted Air Compressors

December 21, 2011 9:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Jenny Products, Inc. (Somerset, PA) has introduced four models of skid-mounted air compressors, which are offered with single- and two-stage pumps. All models are powered by Honda GX-series engines and come with 30-gallon, ASME-certified air tanks. The product line includes two single-stage compressors, which provide 16.

PAMTite Adhesive

December 21, 2011 9:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

PAMTite from PAM Fastening Technology, Inc. (Charlotte, NC) is an adhesive glue stick made from a combination of specialty polymers for superior. This unique glue stick bonds to almost every type of substrate and is non-toxic. A five minute cure (using this unique glue stick) can lower labor costs and allow installers to decrease installation times and increase sales.

LED Light Tower

December 16, 2011 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ (Kemp, TX) has announced the addition of an LED light tower that provides an economical yet powerful alternative to halogen and metal halide light towers. Designed to provide high quality illumination for large areas, the WALTP-2XWP400 LED costs less than traditional HID towers and provides further savings through greatly reduced energy consumption and no need for frequent bulb replacements.

Hardened Steel Finishing

December 16, 2011 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc. (Mount Prospect, IL) is pushing the envelope in productivity for hardened steel applications with its CBN technology. Sumitomo’s most recent hardened steel turning advancement, the uncoated CBN grade BN2000, is designed for turning die steels and bearing steels with hardnesses of above 50 HRc.

Flex Data Cables

December 16, 2011 5:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

igus ® (East Providence, RI) now offers its Chainflex® CF11 and CF211 continuous-flex data cables with a smaller bending radius for demanding, flexing applications on all types of automated machinery.  igus was able to reduce the minimum bend radius of Chainflex CF11 by 32 percent, from 10 times the diameter to 6.


Non-Spring Return Actuators

December 15, 2011 5:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

ProMation Engineering (Brooksville, FL) P2-13 Series Quarter-Turn Electric, Non-Spring Return Actuators feature a rugged, industrial grade design for use with all ball and butterfly valves or dampers requiring higher torque outputs from 800 to 40,500 inch pounds. The series features a self-locking hardened steel drive train for smooth operation, mechanical end of travel stops, and patented clutch-free manual override for single-handed positioning of the actuator.

Rust-Inhibiting Lubricant

December 15, 2011 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fluoramics Inc. (Mahwah, NJ) has developed a rust-inhibiting lubricant that is solvent free, non-aerosol based, and odor free. HinderRUST is a multi-use product, which will benefit any industry using machinery and tools, extending the life of valuable equipment by keeping it moving and rust-free.

Right Angle Gear Drive

December 14, 2011 7:05 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Designers looking for a smooth operating, quiet right angle gear drive will find Zero-Max (Plymouth, MN) "Crown" gear drives the ideal choice. They feature heat treated AGMA Class 10 spiral bevel gears and non-magnetic stainless steel shafts providing long term, maintenance free operation.

Precision Cutter

December 14, 2011 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

A precision flush cutter that removes parts from plastic sprues without damage, is comfortable to hold in any size hand, cuts fast, and has an internal return spring is available from Xuron Corp. (Saco, ME). The Xuron® Model 2175A Maxi-Shear™ Flush Cutter is ideal for degating plastic parts from sprues because it employs “by-pass cutting” to achieve a clean, flat cut, rather than squeezing and deforming the parts like conventional compression-type cutters.

Clean Room Hose

December 14, 2011 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Flexaust (Warsaw, IN) Flexadux® T-7 white clean room hose is a medium-weight thermoplastic hose that features a smooth interior to minimize friction loss and promote efficient air flow. Capable of operating over a -40 degree to 250 degree Farenheit temperature range, this flexible hose is reinforced with a spring steel helix and offers excellent chemical-, moisture-, and abrasion-resistance.

Wafer Check Valves

December 13, 2011 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Asahi/America, Inc. (Malden, MA) has introduced 10- and 12-inch PVC wafer check valves. Wafer check valves are installed on the discharge side of pumps to prevent back-flow flooding that could seriously damage pump systems. Asahi’s new wafer check valve’s body, disc, and stopper assembly are machined from solid PVC plate stock, which conforms to ASTM D1784 Cell Classification 12454A.

Syphon Gun Series

December 13, 2011 6:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Guardair Corporation (Chicopee, MA) has announced that its syphon gun series delivers a spray of up to 12 gallons an hour. Compressed air produces high vacuum suction that empowers the gun to produce an enhanced spray of solvents, spray oils, cleaners, disinfectants, and coatings. Three models are available (79SG, 79SG012, 79SGM), each featuring a unique configuration and combination of accessories.

Pyramid Abrasives

December 13, 2011 6:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Metabo Corporation (West Chester, PA) has introduced a line of pyramid abrasives for use with its INOX tools that offer a better, more consistent finish than traditional metalworking abrasives. The new aluminum oxide pyramid abrasives feature a three-dimensional, structured geometric placement of the grains.

Mechanical Dial Pressure Gauges

December 12, 2011 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

ProSense mechanical dial pressure gauges from AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) are available in a variety of configurations for use in most pneumatic, hydraulic, HVAC, plumbing, industrial, and commercial applications. These high quality gauges use Bourdon tube sensing elements and do not require any external power sources to operate.

Cougar Pro Hand Tools

December 12, 2011 5:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Cougar Pro™ line of professional-grade hand tools from Wright Tool (Barberton, OH) has expanded. The additions include combination wrench and reversible-ratcheting combination wrench sets. The Cougar Pro combination wrenches are available in two SAE sets and two metric sets. The 11-piece SAE set (#E911) and the 14-piece SAE set (#E914) consist of wrenches ranging from 3/8- to 1¼-inches.

Next-Gen Spindle Connection

December 8, 2011 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kennametal (Latrobe, PA) has introduced the next-generation spindle connection, the KM4X™. Some systems may be able to transmit considerable amount of torque, but cutting forces also generate bending moments that will exceed the interface’s limits before torque limits are exceeded.

Deep Cut Band Saws

December 8, 2011 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Milwaukee Tool Corporation (Milwaukee, WI) continues to demonstrate a focused commitment to corded product with the launch of four new Deep Cut Band Saws that provide more durability while still delivering on the heritage of long-term reliability and performance that make Milwaukee Band Saws the industry standard for professional tradesmen.

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