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Xuron Model 496 Split Ring Pliers

July 1, 2011 8:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xuron Corporation (Saco, ME) announces Xuron Model 496 split ring pliers, designed for fishing lure manufacturers and fisherman alike. Model 496 features a curved catch tip to open the ring with a secure grip for installation and removal. These split ring pliers can be used for all size split rings down to #00.

New Master Proheat PH-1400WK Welding Kit

June 30, 2011 11:50 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

A new plastic welding kit is now available from Master Appliance Corp. (Racine, WI). The new Master Proheat kit, model PH-1400WK is built around the Master Proheat LCD model PH-1400 dial-in electronic heat gun. The gun offers ten degree increment temperature control from 130°F to 1,000°F and control of airflow from 4 to 16 CFM.

New Drill Bits For Power And Speed

June 29, 2011 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hilti (Tulsa, OK) has developed a new TE-CX bit that features a gradient carbide head designed to prevent catching on rebar to extend the life of the bit. The TE-CX bits were constructed for drilling holes for medium to heavy-duty anchors in concrete, masonry, and other natural materials.

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Matco-Norca Offers Line Of Pump And Well Products

June 29, 2011 12:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Matco-Norca (Brewster, NY) offers a line of pump and well products for use in the water quality industry. Products for water quality applications include insert fittings, tank tees, in-line check valves, pressure relief valves, bronze pitless adapters and drop well couplings. Other pump and well products include brass, cast iron and PVC valves, and galvanized black and brass fittings and nipples.

New Model For Seatek's Roto-Skinner Line

June 29, 2011 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Seatek (Stamford, CT) has introduced a new model into its Roto-Skinner line. The rotary cutting RSK-185 was primarily designed for armored umbilical cables used on underwater remotely operated vehicles and is able to cut through high strength steel wires. This cordless cutting tool is powered by 18V lithium-ion batteries and the pre-set concentric stop with the abrasive wheel penetrating mechanism prevents core damage.

Electrically Insulating Epoxies

June 28, 2011 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond (Hackensack, NJ) has developed a new epoxy, Master Bond EP21LV, which features a low viscosity and improved electrical insulation properties. This system is unique in that the rigidity of its cure can be altered by adjusting its mix ratio, giving users the option to get a more rigid cure with enhanced machinability, for example.

Turn Lighter Parts

June 27, 2011 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Riten Industries, Inc. (Washington Court House, OH) developed Extra-Light live centers specifically to turn or grind parts weighing as little as two ounces. According to the company, these parts are often too flimsy to turn the larger bearings found in typical live centers, resulting in galling or excessive wear on the tip of the live center.

Long-Lasting Industrial Bushings

June 23, 2011 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Graphite Metallizing Corporation (Yonkers, NY) has announced the availability of additional sizes of the GRAPHALLOY 453 family of self-lubricating bushings, which are intended for use in severe industrial applications where temperatures reach 750°F. According to the company, they are designed to operate without lubrication.

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Bearings In Extreme Heat

June 21, 2011 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Metallized Carbon Corporation (Ossining, NY) has developed cast iron pillow blocks and flange blocks with self-lubricating, carbon-graphite bearing inserts for applications where oil/grease lubrication cannot be used. According to the company, the bearings provide and a long, maintenance-free life in high-temperature applications were grease would melt or carbonize.

Bonded Rubber For Better Parts

June 20, 2011 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Robinson Rubber Products (Minneapolis, MN) has developed several new ways to bond molded rubber components to parts, which can eliminate secondary operations and extra components, plus reduce weight and costs. The company can use 20 engineering-grade polymers and 1,500 unique formulations to develop a custom formula for a user’s need.

High-Temperature Hoses

June 16, 2011 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

An expanded line of high-temperature hose is being offered in several temperature ranges by Flexaust (Warsaw, IN). The Flex-Lok High Temperature Hoses are made from materials that are locked around a galvanized or stainless steel metal clip and mechanically crimped in a continuous process.

Protect Your Hands From Cuts

June 16, 2011 6:29 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Youngstown Glove Company (Agoura Hills, CA) has introduced the Titan XT glove, which is lined with Kevlar for safeguarding the top of the hand from impact. In addition, it is highly visible, cut-resistant, and durable, according to the company. The TPR knuckles across the top keep hands safe from being smashed or pinched by heavy machinery or power tools, and the Kevlar fiber equates to complete hand protection.

Magnets Filter Better

June 14, 2011 6:13 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The Eco-Mag high-intensity magnetic filter, from Magnetic Products, Inc. (MPI; Highland, MI), improves filtration efficiency by using high-power neodymium Rare Earth magnets to remove ferrous and para-magnetic contamination. According to the company, it is effective with machine tool oils, coolants, and hydraulic fluid machinery systems.

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Breathe Easy And See Better

June 14, 2011 6:11 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Jackson Safety (Roswell, GA), a Kimberly-Clark Professional brand, is now offering the R60 Airmax Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR), which features a NIOSH-approved HE filter for particulate contaminants that can be easily set and locked into place. It comes with fully-adjustable headgear and a welding helmet, which has a W40 series variable auto-darkening filter.

Make Your Cuts Mobile

June 13, 2011 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new SCW 18-A CPC Cordless Circular Saw from Hilti (Tulsa, OK) allows users to cut as they move around the job site. The Cordless Power Care (CPC) battery system provides more capacity, with an increased number of cuts per charge. In addition, the improved line-of-sight design, easy-to-read marking, easy-to-use adjustment, plus an electric blade brake.

Easy-Adjusting Hubs

June 13, 2011 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zero-Max (Plymouth, MN) is now offering Phas-Lok adjusting hubs to provide a fast and easy method for changing the phase relationship of components in a power transmission system. The Phas-Lok provides an accurate, mechanical adjustment within a 24° range (±12°) and they eliminate the need to disconnect or remove drive components in order to reposition drive components.

Tougher Than Tough Cables

June 13, 2011 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems (San Juan Capistrano, CA) has introduced the Endevco hardline cable assembly, which offers high-reliability performance to 900°F in support of high-temperature measurement requirements. It has a hermetically-sealed design for high resistance to corrosion, humidity, and other harsh environmental conditions.

Prevent Cabling Scratches

June 10, 2011 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Catamount Twist Tail Cable Tie from Thomas & Betts (Memphis, TN) allows the user to remove the tail end of the tie without the use of tools. The design allows the user to simply bend and twist off the tail after installation, leaving no sharp edges to scratch cables or hands. The system is available in white or ultraviolet-resistant black 6.

Cordless, High-Speed Grinders

June 9, 2011 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Makita (La Mirada, CA) had added to its line-up of 18V LXT Lithium-Ion tools, which now includes more than 40 cordless products. The 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/4” Die Grinder (model LXDG01) combines speed and portability in a compact size, according to the company. It offers 25,000 RPM speeds for faster grinding, and weighs only 4.

Pivot For More Flexibility

June 9, 2011 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hyde Tools (Southbridge, MA) had developed the HYDE Pivot Nozzle Wand for gas pressure washers, and is now introducing an electric version of the wand. The new product comes with four connectors and fits virtually any major brand of electric pressure washer. According to the company, the wand allows the user to step back, stay dry, and reach into every crack without contortion.

Prevent Nasty Spills

June 7, 2011 7:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Heavy-duty Tear Down Benches from Shure Manufacturing Corporation (Washington, MO) eliminate unsafe spills while speeding-up work on transmissions, small engines, and hydraulic systems, according to the company. They have a heavy-duty top with a 1/2” lip on all sides, plus all-welded adjustable height legs with four swivel casters.

Smarter Valve Locks

June 7, 2011 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Netherlocks (Houston, TX) is now offering mechanical valve interlocks that eliminate human error to ensure that critical valves are locked in the proper position. The interlocks are operated with two color-coded keys, which control the open and closed positions of a valve while communicating the current state.

Tough Metal Putty

June 6, 2011 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Hi-Temp Lab-metal one-component metal putty from Alvin Products (Everett, MA) requires no mixing, applies easily, and can be sanded or painted. According to the company, it can withstand temperatures up to 1,000°F. In addition, it is suitable for smoothing welds and filling cracks, dents, or voids, and it will not shrink.

Quicker MIG Guns

June 3, 2011 6:29 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Tregaskiss (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) has announced that its QUICK LOAD Liners will now be standard on TOUGH GUN and TGX Semi-Automatic MIG Guns as of July 2011. The QUICK LOAD liners are installed from the front end of the MIG gun, and because there is no need to cut the welding wire, there is less unnecessary downtime and cost.

High-Pressure Tank Cleaning

June 3, 2011 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TankJet 190D motor-driven tank cleaner from Spraying Systems Co. (Wheaton, IL) provides 180° downward coverage when removing sticky residues/skim line and heavy sludge from the bottom and shadow areas of tanks. The system operates at pressures of up to 1,000 psi and uses high-impact solid stream nozzles to clean tanks up to 34’ in diameter.

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