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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.

Heat Resistant Knife Handles

October 26, 2011 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for increased comfort and protection, Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions (Southbridge, MA) has introduced a line of Heat Resistant Hand Knife Handles for knives used by professionals to cut, sheer, trim, or slice materials on the line or in the field. Hyde's knife handles are made of a proprietary composite nylon-based material and are engineered not to transfer heat to hands when used on blades heated up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

ServoClass Couplings

October 26, 2011 7:21 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

ServoClass Couplings from Zero-Max (Plymouth, MN) provide high torsional stiffness, zero backlash, and low hysteresis to ensure repeatable precise positioning at speeds up to 10,000 rotations per minute. Their robust design ensures precise system operation in automated 24/7 applications. Designed with 304 stainless steel disc packs and 7075-T6 aluminum hubs, ServoClass couplings are inherently strong, durable, and precisely balanced.


Next Generation Lubricants

October 26, 2011 7:20 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties Company (Fairfax, VA), a division of Exxon Mobil Corporation, announced the launch of its next generation of Mobil SHC 600 Series lubricants, a family of high-performance synthetic circulating oils, formulated to deliver long-lasting protection for equipment operating in extreme conditions.

7-Inch Polisher/Sander

October 24, 2011 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

K-Tool International (Wixom, MI) has announced the new 7-inch polisher/sander, a variable speed unit that is perfect for a variety of applications. It includes a rubber polishing pad, hook and loop sanding pad, and wool bonnet. A multiposition handle is ideal for left- or right-handed users or it can be positioned directly on the top of the unit.

Industrial Relays

October 24, 2011 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) is expanding their offering of industrial relays to accommodate a wider range of applications. Additions to the electromechanical relays include power relay and hazardous location relay styles. The APR40 series power relays, available in SPDT, DPST, and DPDT models, feature open-construction design with high-power contacts capable of switching up to 40A with a maximum contact voltage up to 600V.

Stainless Steel Seamless Tubing

October 21, 2011 10:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Parker Hannifin Corporation (Huntsville, AL) has introduced a line of quality-assured domestic and non-domestic 316/316L stainless steel seamless tubing for hydraulic and instrumentation applications. The line was designed for systems processing harsh media or in corrosive environments where the safety, integrity, and reliability of the tubing are critical and leak prevention is paramount.

RL-3 Impeller

October 21, 2011 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new RL-3 impeller from Chemineer (Dayton, OH) is designed to prevent fibrous material build-up on the rotating impeller of agitators. In blending and solids suspension applications where the fluid contains fibrous material, the resulting build up on the agitator’s impeller can deteriorate performance, increase energy costs and even damage the gearbox bearings and gears causing costly repair.

Torque Limiting Screwdrivers

October 20, 2011 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bondhus Corporation (Monticello, MN) has released a unique line of FELO brand adjustable torque limiting screwdrivers. The desired torque level can be set at the top of handle and when the preset torque level is reached, the mechanism slips and makes an audible “click”. Three models cover a torque range from 5.

Low-Profile Service Jack

October 19, 2011 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

K-Tool International (Wixom, MI) has announced the addition of a four-ton, low-profile service jack to its equipment category. KTI’s new low-profile service jack featuring patented “Quick Lift” technology is equipped with a heavy-duty steel frame and rear swivel casters for easy maneuverability.

CP 1210 Pneumatic Breaker

October 19, 2011 10:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Classed as a 35-pound breaker, the CP 1210 pneumatic breaker from Chicago Pneumatic (Rock Hill, SC) is a high power, high performance tool designed to deliver the power and durability necessary for a variety of light to medium construction and plant maintenance applications. The CP 1210’s valve system and percussive mechanism allow for more overall power, which leads to better productivity.

KDM-8206 Measuring System

October 19, 2011 10:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kaman (Middletown, CT) has announced the new KDM-8206 measuring system in a 19-inch modularized rack format. The user can easily add channels to the system by installing modular PC backplane boards into empty rack or bench-top enclosure slots. Designed for making high-precision multi-channel displacement, run-out, and position measurements, the KDM-8206 is ideal for high-sensor-count test and development applications in industrial, laboratory, and production facilities.

Titex X-treme Drills

October 19, 2011 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Walter USA, LLC (Waukesha, WI) has expanded its Walter Titex X·treme line of versatile, high-performance solid carbide drills with the addition of a drill for shallow hole drilling. Suitable for use in a wide range of industries, this new drill is notable for its high productivity and its hole surface finish and quality.

Adjustable Frequency Drives

October 19, 2011 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The IMPULSE Series 4 Adjustable Frequency Drives from Magnetek, Inc. (Menomonee Falls, WI) can be used as an open-loop vector or V/F crane control for traverse motions or mechanical load brake hoists. The drives offer Load Check II, which continuously detects hoist overload conditions throughout the frequency range, halting upward motion and only allowing the load to be lowered.

Particulate Respirators

October 19, 2011 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

When workplace tasks produce fumes, mists, gases, vapors, or harmful dust, the TruAir line of particulate respirators from Gateway Safety (Cleveland, OH) can protect workers. The economical, effective masks in the NIOSH-approved P100  class, the TruAir Ultra, provide P100 class protection, filtering at least 99.

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