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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.

Plastic Shrink Gun Kit

October 19, 2011 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new plastic shrink gun kit from Malcom Technologies, Inc. (Tiverton, RI) features an adjustable gun and selection of specialty tips for a wide range of electrical applications. The kit features the Weldy Plus 1200 watt heat gun which maintains set temperature regardless of fluctuations in ambient temperature.

Storm-Safe Service Entrance Disconnect

October 19, 2011 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Blackburn Storm-Safe Service Entrance Disconnect System from Thomas & Betts (Memphis, TN) de-energizes and releases utility service entrance cables when they are struck by debris, eliminating a safety hazard to the public, emergency responders, and utility repair personnel. Power can be quickly restored at minimal cost by installing a new link and re-inserting the contacts.

Navigator Scales

October 17, 2011 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

OHAUS Corporation (Parsippany, NJ) has introduced two new models to the Navigator family. The new Navigator and Navigator XL models, which join the recently launched Navigator XT, offer a unique combination of features including sensors for “touchless” operation, fast response time, and overload protection.

Duplex Compressors

October 17, 2011 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Jenny Products, Inc. (Somerset, PA) has announced its complete line of single- and two-stage duplex compressors. Each unit is equipped with two pumps and two electric motors, which can be operated separately or at the same time. This allows the second pump to serve as a back-up or complement the first pump to accommodate greater air flow needs.

Industrial Gear Oils

October 17, 2011 11:28 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties (Fairfax, VA) has announced its new lineup of high-performance, fully-synthetic industrial gear oils, known as the Mobil SHC Gear series. Mobil SHC Gear fluids are approved by Siemens for use in Flender gearboxes and meet or exceed nearly every other major industry and Original Equipment Manufacturers specification for industrial gearbox applications.

Insul-Lock Roof Insulation Adhesive

October 17, 2011 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Insul-Lock E HR roof insulation adhesive from The Garland Company (Cleveland, OH) is a highly elastomeric, one-step, VOC-compliant, foamable adhesive that sets in minutes, and contains no solvents. Insul‑Lock E HR adhesive features a unique packaging construction that eliminates the risk of improper mixing through the use of special static mixing nozzles.

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