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Heavy-Duty Air Cylinders

September 30, 2011 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

The NITRA pneumatic line from AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) now includes D-Series heavy-duty air cylinders, ideal for applications where abusive conditions are a concern. The heavy-duty double-acting cylinders are constructed with high quality aluminum components, including a magnetic piston fitted with a PTFE wear band.

Flexadux Expandable Hose

September 30, 2011 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Flexaust (Warsaw, IN) has introduced a new expandable hose for easy handling and storage in a variety of vacuum and dust collection applications. Flexaust Flexadux PV R-4 Stretch is a medium weight PVC hose reinforced with a spring steel wire helix that expands up to 7 times its original length to provide optimum flexibility.

Low Profile Bushings

September 29, 2011 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Modern Linear, Inc. (San Rafael, CA) has released a new low profile bushing. Ideal for lower profile applications, this bushing can save space and create a lower profile carriage assembly. Available is sizes one through four, concentric and eccentric, this bushing is compatible with all other components.


FasMate FN-Series Connectors

September 29, 2011 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

FasMate FN-Series connectors from FasTest (Minneapolis, MN) provide quick connections to threaded ports, delivering fast results in diverse applications. Used in pressure and vacuum testing, filling, flushing, and performance testing, these connectors feature easy actuation and a split collet design to create instantaneous connections, eliminating the need for thread sealant and wrench tightening, and preventing costly port thread damage and unnecessary downtime.

Hazardous Location Control Panels

September 28, 2011 6:21 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Mokon (Buffalo, NY) now offers power and process control panels approved for use in hazardous locations in both Canada and the United States. Typical features available on Mokon’s power and process control panels include UL and cUL approval with UL 508A labels, ESA electrical approval and CSA compatibility, and CE Mark and directives compliance.

Insulated Metal Building Curbs

September 28, 2011 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Thybar Corporation (Addison, IL) has introduced a new line of laser cut, all welded construction, insulated metal building curbs. Each curb is custom designed to accommodate any rooftop equipment and to conform to any roof pitch. The curbs are fabricated using #14 & #18 Ga. AZ-55 Galvalume material with all welded construction, built-in diverter, and integral conforming notches.

Rechargeable UV LED Spotlight

September 28, 2011 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronic’s Magnalight (Kemp, TX) has introduced the RL-85-3W-1-UV365 rechargeable UV LED spotlight. This rechargeable UV LED spotlight produces a 365 nanometer ultraviolet light beam that is effective for illuminating UV identifiers, even at a distance, making it ideal for commercial and professional applications.

Close-Coupled Positive Displacement Pump

September 27, 2011 6:45 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The Moyno 1000 close-coupled positive displacement pump from Moyno, Inc. (Springfield, OH) is ideal where space is a premium. The compact, close-coupled configuration is designed for a variety of services including shear sensitive chemical feeds, adhesives, and polymer metering. The pin-type universal joint is sealed and lubricated, providing long life with minimum maintenance.


Traco Power AC/DC Converter Series

September 27, 2011 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. (Wrentham, MA) has announced the Traco Power TMP 4 to 10 watt AC/DC converter series. The TMP series AC/DC Power Modules is a new range of fully encapsulated power supplies in a compact module. They feature chassis mounting with a screw terminal block connection or direct PCB mounting with solder pins.

Redesigned CSD Compressor Series

September 26, 2011 7:43 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Kaeser Compressors (Fredericksburg, VA) has introduced the redesigned CSD rotary screw compressor series. Available in flows from 186-565 cfm (60-125hp) and pressures to 217 psi, the new CSD models offer reliability, efficiency, and easy maintenance. CSD compressors come standard with several new features including the Sigma Control 2 intelligent compressor control.

High-Pressure AODD Pumps

September 20, 2011 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Plastic AH Series High-Pressure AODD Pumps from Almatec (Kamp-Lintfort, Germany) have no drives, no rotating parts, and no rotary shaft seals. The pumps offer dry-run capability, good controllability, and a gasketless mechanical design. A compressible drive medium permits gentle product delivery with attenuated pressure peaks.

Compact, Lightweight Cylinders

September 20, 2011 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

MISUMI USA, Inc. (Schaumburg, IL) has announced new specialty clamp cylinders, rotary clamp cylinders, and air grippers for use in industrial machinery, testing and inspection devices, and factory automation equipment. The new products are compact, lightweight, strong and, versatile. Clamp Cylinders, Compressed Air Types are designed with crevices having concave knuckles for firm and secure holding.

RotaFoam Cutting Fluid

September 20, 2011 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hougen Manufacturing, Inc. (Swartz Creek, MI) has announced the new RotaFoam Cutting Fluid, a heavy-duty foamy aerosol lubricant that provides protections to the cutting tool even in hard, high torque machining applications. RotaFoam has “super sticky” properties to adhere to the tool and reduce friction throughout the cut.


Banana Jack Outlet Adaptor

September 19, 2011 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Desco (Chino, CA) has introduced a new Banana Jack Outlet Adaptor for ESD control wrist straps and other grounding hardware.  It converts a standard outlet into a groundable point. The Banana Jack Outlet Adaptor plugs into a standard duplex receptacle and only the ground plug on the adaptor is functional.

New Low VOC Aerosols

September 19, 2011 7:35 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes (St. Paul, MN) has launched the new Low VOC Aerosols and 3M Hi-Strength 94 ET Spray Adhesives with up to 50 percent reduction of VOCs. 3M is offering these next generation materials for customers interested in pursuing LEED credits and other environmental certifications.

Expanded Hammer Drill Line

September 19, 2011 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation (Milwaukee, WI) has expanded its Hammer Drill line with the introduction of the 5376-20 ½ inch Hammer Drill. Featuring an 8 Amp Motor, the 5376-20 is the most powerful single speed hammer drill in its class, delivering  up to 2,800 RPMs and 48,000 BPMs.

Modular Drawer Storage Cabinets

September 16, 2011 8:24 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Lista International Corporation (Holliston, MA) offers modular drawer storage cabinets that have 50 percent more storage capacity than conventional shelving. Lista cabinets feature either a 440 pound or 165 pound capacity and are available in six different full sidewall heights for maximum cubic storage capacity.

V, VS Series Trash Pumps

September 13, 2011 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Ultra V Series and VS Series solids-handling, self-priming centrifugal trash pumps from Gorman-Rupp (Mansfield, OH) offer up to three times the pressure and up to 60 percent more performance. Available in a variety of pump station configurations or stand-alone 3-, 4-, and 6-inch sizes, they are suited for a variety of applications.

SP 9000 Heavy Duty Spray Adhesive

September 13, 2011 11:51 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Sprayon Products (Cleveland, OH) has added the new SP 9000 Heavy Duty Spray Adhesive to its line of industrial specialty chemicals. The new adhesive can be used to bond plastic, glass, and laminates to tables, cabinets, and shelving. Featuring variable volume controlled, lace spray pattern for stronger bonds and spray control, the spray also contains no ozone-depleting CFCs.

IDEA Motor Drive Platform Now RS-485 Ready

September 13, 2011 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The IDEA stepper motor drive platform from Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc. (Waterbury, CT) now has the capability of communicating using an RS-485 data protocol. Industrial equipment, such as stepper drives, motor drives, and servo systems, can now have the advantage of long data transmissions with resistance to electrical noise.

Fig 34HP Cast Carbon Steel Strainer

September 13, 2011 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spirax Sarco (Blythewood, SC) has announced the Fig 34HP cast carbon steel Y-type strainer, rated to ASME Class 600 standards. The FigHP is designed to protect equipment from pipeline debris such as scale, rust, jointing compound, weld metal, and other solids in flowing liquids or gases. This new range of strainers has a large screen area providing high CV and low pressure drop as well as making the frequency of blowdown for cleaning considerably reduced.

Xuron Precision Cutters

September 9, 2011 10:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xuron Precision Cutters from Xuron Corporation (Saco, ME) come in a wide range of standard models and can also be custom designed to match specific OEM assembly and maintenance applications. The precision cutters feature the Micro-Shear by-pass shear cutting head which results in square, clean cuts with no spikes and requires less pressure than compression-style cutters.

Large Bore Shaft Collars

September 9, 2011 9:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stafford Manufacturing Corp. (Wilmington, MA) offers a line of large bore shaft collars featuring bore sizes up to 14 inches. Offered in one- and two-piece clamp-type configurations with smooth- or threaded-bores, they are suited for heavy-duty drive system applications. These split shaft collars are supplied with one or more alloy socket cap screws for optimum clamping power.

Magnalight LED10W-6R-HT

September 9, 2011 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Magnalight LED10W-6R-HT from Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) is a durable and compact LED light that offers high light output and a combined handle and magnetic mounting system to provide both mobility and secure mounting of the unit on any surface that will accept a magnet. This lightweight LED light produces 5,400 lumens and is capable of throwing a light beam over 600 feet, yet uses less than half the amount of electrical power as comparable incandescent lamps.

DFense Blok Quick Patch

September 9, 2011 9:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

New DFense Blok Quick Patch from ITW Devcon (Danvers, MA) is the only ceramic bead-filled wear and abrasion epoxy formulated for emergency repairs to processing equipment, even in severe conditions. With a working time of 4 minutes and a fast cure time (functional cure in just 30 minutes), DFense Blok Quick Patch is ideal for the emergency patching and repairing of holes, leaks, and cracks.

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