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Static Dissipative Hose

November 17, 2011 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

FlexStat CR Static Dissipative Hose from Flexaust (Warsaw, IN) is a specially formulated clear thermo-plastic polyurethane hose with a rigid white external ABS helix and an embedded copper grounding wire. Ideal for pneumatic conveying and powder processing applications in clean rooms, this FDA acceptable hose prevents static buildup to help reduce explosion potential.

Pro Stainless Tools

November 15, 2011 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hyde Tools (Southbridge, MA) has announced the addition of four new tools to their premium quality Pro Stainless series. This premiere line of putty knives, scrapers, and joint knives is designed with rust-resistant blades. The new additions include: 1-¼ inch chisel scraper with chisel-ground bevel edge for getting under paint or coatings more easily in tight spaces.

ATX Stepup Auto Transformers

November 15, 2011 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas Research Products (Huntley, IL) has introduced its new line of economical ATX Stepup Auto Transformers. They quickly and reliably increase line voltages for indoor and outdoor lighting applications, facilitating use of lower voltage to LED drivers, ballasts, and other components. ATX Stepup Auto Transformers are designed specifically to enhance the efficient energy use, safety, and performance of lighting applications employing LED, linear fluorescent, and HID light sources in interior or exterior commercial, institutional, and industrial applications under all climates or operating conditions.


Insulated Tools

November 15, 2011 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wiha Tools (Monticello, MN) has introduced new 1000-volt insulated offset ring wrenches, end cutters, hacksaws, voltage detectors, hex metric screwdrivers, and insulated belt pack sets. Wiha’s new line of insulated tools is certified according to EN/IEC 60900, ASTM F1505, and NFPA-70E.

Elma Tapped Strips

November 14, 2011 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. (Fremont, CA) offers tapped strips for Eurocard extrusions and other electronics enclosures. The Elma tapped strips have drilled and tapped holes in 0.2 inch internals along the steel strip. They are available in two cross sectional sizes, 2x6 and 1.8x5 millimeters and with either M2.

ATP 40000 Torque Multiplier

November 14, 2011 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Torque Products (Berlin, CT) has introduced its compact, high capacity,  ATP 40000 mechanical torque multiplier. This digitally-controlled wrench produces up to 40,000 foot-pounds and is accurate to ±1 percent, even in extreme temperatures. It is ideal for automatic motor drives, MRO applications, and a variety of high torque applications.

Polyurethane Adhesive

November 14, 2011 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Henkel (Rocky Hill, CT) has introduced a new high-performance polyurethane adhesive that prevents crack propagation on wind blades and delivers excellent long-term structural integrity on turbine assemblies. The first ever Germanischer Lloyd-approved polyurethane adhesive, Macroplast UK 1340 cures rapidly at room temperature, reduces production costs, and shortens production cycles by 15 to 30 percent.

GoldSolv Biodegradable Cleaner

November 14, 2011 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

E3nvironmental (Texas City, TX) has announced the USDA’s biopreferred program has approved GoldSolv Biodegradable Cleaner to its online product catalog. GoldSolv is a biobased cleaner, degreaser, and solvent custom blended for industrial and commercial use. GoldSolv is derived from biobased oils, making it not only one of the safest cleaning products on the market, but one of the most powerful.


Heavy Duty Surface Deicer

November 14, 2011 5:24 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Sprayon (Cleveland, OH) has introduced the new SP704 Heavy Duty Equipment and Surface Deicer to its expanded line of industrial specialty chemicals. The deicer melts ice, snow, and frost on contact. Harmless to car and fleet finish, Sprayon SP704 will not smear and is effective in sub-zero temperatures to thaw frozen locks, equipment, windshields, headlights, and tail lights.


November 10, 2011 4:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The VariDrill from WIDIA (Latrobe, PA) is a new multi-application drill engineered  to deliver acceptable hole finish and extended tool life  across a wide range of materials. VariDrill features an advanced point geometry and “marginless” design that reduces chipping on the tool’s edge and stabilizes cutting forces.

Updated Grommet Hand Press

November 10, 2011 4:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

An updated grommet hand press for manufacturing awnings, banners, displays, signs, and related products is being introduced by (Raynham, MA). The ClipsShop CSTEP-2 Hand Press from is a grommet hand press for small manufacturers and contract manufacturers designed to rapidly attach self-piercing solid brass metal grommets.

Torque Wrenches

November 10, 2011 4:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The BTW30150 and BTW150750 professional grade torque wrenches from BURNDY (Manchester, NH) are easy to operate, durable, and backed by BURNDY quality and engineering expertise. All wrenches have easy-to-read precision laser marked scales in torque values which correspond to the BURNDY connector recommendations.

Simotion Controllers

November 9, 2011 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Siemens Industry, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) has announced the new generation of Simotion D445-2 multi-axis controllers, with new features such as onboard Profinet interfaces and high-speed I/O. A single controller can support up to 128 axes of motion. Simotion D motion control systems are the ideal solution for production machines covering all levels of performance, from simple single-axis positioning tasks to complex synchronous applications.


Liquid-Polymer Blending Systems

November 9, 2011 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fluid Dynamics, Inc. (North Wales, PA) offers the L4-D and L6-D Series models within its dynaBLEND family of liquid-polymer blending systems as lightweight, compact solutions to the most difficult applications. The L4-D and L6-D models are the smallest and lightest (175 pounds and 220 pounds, respectively) dynaBLEND units and feature a diaphragm pump that makes them the most economical polymer-blending system from Fluid Dynamics.

Tier 4A Generators

November 7, 2011 10:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

To help its portable equipment customers meet today’s Tier 4A emission standards, Atlas Copco (Stockholm, Sweden) has introduced a range of Tier 4A generators in the power category above 150 kilovolt-amperes. The generators are produced in Rock Hill, SC. The QAS 150 JD T4a, QAS 250 JD T4a, and QAS 330 JD T4a are powered by a fully Tier 4A compliant John Deere engines with variable geometry turbocharger technology.

M12 Cordless Ratchets

November 7, 2011 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced the M12 Cordless 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch ratchets. At only 10-3/4 inches long and 1.9 pounds, these provide an ideal fastening solution for automotive mechanics and maintenance-repair professionals. Powered by revolutionary M12 RED LITHIUM battery technology, the new ratchets are compatible with a tool system that offers over 30 cordless lithium-ion products.

Whisker-Reinforced Ceramic Insert

November 4, 2011 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

The WG-700 from Greenleaf Corporation (Saegertown, PA) is a completely new whisker-reinforced ceramic insert and is the most sophisticated ceramic insert developed by Greenleaf. WG-700‘s substrate benefits from an optimized whisker load, which improves its crack- and wear-resistance while increasing its overall strength.

Portable Milling Machine

November 2, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Climax Portable Machine Tools (Newberg, OR) has introduced the world’s first portable milling machine designed with a split rail system that enables the milling machine to be configured to perform both linear milling and gantry milling. A rigid, modular bed design allows shorter bed sections to be combined to fit the length of the work area as needed without losing rigidity, and to extend the bed by 2 or 3 times its original length.

Mean Green Industrial Cleaner

November 1, 2011 10:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mean Green Industrial Strength Cleaner and Degreaser from CR Brands, Inc. (West Chester, OH) has a unique blend of biodegradable detergents, specially formulated for the most challenging metalworking and parts cleaning applications. Mean Green has doubled the amount of chelating agent, for superior all-around performance.

Jet-Set Gas Powered Water Jet

October 31, 2011 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

General Pipe Cleaners (McKees Rocks, PA) JM-2900 Jet-Set gas powered water jet is an economical alternative to larger water jets. It has the power to quickly clear grease, sand, and ice in 4- to 8-inch drain lines. The JM-2900 is light and maneuverable, yet maintains the same pressure and flow rate as other jets in its class.

Air-Hydraulic Torque Wrench Pump

October 31, 2011 10:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new air-hydraulic torque wrench pump from Enerpac (Sydney, Australia) has been introduced for reliable high performance, ease of use, and safety in challenging and potentially hazardous environments. The ZA4 series ZA4208TX-QE100 pump, ATEX 95 certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, features a high efficiency pump design with higher oil flow and bypass pressure, and enhanced two speed operation to reduce cycle time for improved productivity.

Ingersoll Rand HOC Dryers

October 31, 2011 10:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Ingersoll Rand HOC (Annandale, NJ) dryers feature no-loss drains to prevent the wasting of valuable compressed air and a low pressure drop design that allows compressors to run at lower pressure, conserving energy. Patented heat exchangers, constructed with stainless steel, provide optimal performance under the harshest operating conditions and the automatic drain bypass feature ensures removal of condensate.

Arc Flash Harness

October 27, 2011 6:43 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Capital Safety (Red Wing, MN) has announced a new extension to its revolutionary DBI-SALA ExoFit NEX product line, the ExoFit NEX Arc Flash harnesses. The innovative harnesses feature flame-resistant and non-conductive properties, making them perfect for use in any industry that involves exposure to high-voltage electricity or hot work, such as welding.

OSTAR Compact LEDs

October 27, 2011 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors (Sunnyvale, CA) has added another LED to its portfolio for projection applications. The new OSRAM OSTAR Compact 2x2 is the brightest LED of its type on the market. Its high performance makes it ideal for high-power projectors. With the new 2x2 version, the OSTAR Compact series of LEDs now offers even greater flexibility.

Ultra Maxi-Duty Casters

October 27, 2011 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hamilton Caster (Hamilton, OH) has announced the new Ultra Maxi-Duty (UMD) Caster Series with a load rating up to 40,000 pounds per caster. This new series represents the highest capacity production caster series on the market today. Moving colossal loads that formerly required six or eight casters can now be accomplished with four, simplifying designs and lowering maintenance costs.

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