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Lithium-Ion Power Supply

October 12, 2011 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Falcon Electric, Inc. (Irwindale, CA) has announced that it has added Lithium-Ion batteries as an option to its 1500VA model of its SSG Series Industrial Grade UPS Plus. Lithium-ion chemistry offers less weight, longer runtimes, and higher energy density over valve regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries.

Light Capacity Rodless Actuator

October 12, 2011 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Parker (Irwin, PA) Electromechanical Automation Division has released the new Light Capacity Rodless (LCR) Actuator Series. The LCR offers users the ability to purchase a complete engineered motion solution with an optional onboard stepper drive. Simply send a step-and-direction pulse for complete, easy-to-use motion in a compact footprint.

Trilogy DC Power System

October 11, 2011 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Eltek Valere Trilogy DC power system from Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. (Wrentham, MA) is powered by the Flatpack2 line of power modules. With a maximum depth of 15 inches, the Trilogy system brings the Flatpack2 modules to applications where space is limited. Use of established components, including the efficient and reliable Flatpack2 rectifier, the robust Smartpack controller, and remarkably flexible distribution, make for optimal system design and cost-effective deployment.


Clamp-Type Shaft Collars

October 11, 2011 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A full line of clamp-type shaft collars from Stafford Manufacturing Corporation (North Reading, MA) features a smooth bore to prevent gouging expensive shafts or the crushing of tubing. The smooth bore evenly distributes holding power and provides a sure grip. Unlike set-screw collars, these non-marrying clamp-type collars will not dig into the surface of a shaft when tightened.

Viking Pump Repair Kits

October 11, 2011 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Viking pumps are designed to be easy to repair, and that process is even simpler with repair parts kits from Viking Pumps (Cedar Falls, IA), now available for most standard Viking pumps. Two kits are available for each size and material of pump. Seal Kits include the shaft seal, O-rings, gaskets, seal lubricant, bearings, and bearing housing hardware.

The Royal Filtermist

October 11, 2011 12:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Royal Filtermist from Royal Products (Hauppauge, NY) effectively collects oil mist and smoke generated by all types of metalworking machinery. The latest version, the Filtermist FX-Series, is the product of extensive computer-aided modeling and laboratory testing. Available in four sizes ranging from 275 to 1200 cubic feet per minute, the filtermist units are sold with a 45-day risk-free performance guarantee.

Thermocouple Cable

October 10, 2011 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

The thermocouple cable from igus (East Providence, RI) is specially designed for continuous-flexing applications. Chainflex CF Thermo for temperature-sensing equipment acts as a thermocouple extension link. It is available in types J, K, and T for a variety of industries. The cable features an abrasion-resistant PUR outer jacket and has been tested over millions of cycles to ensure optimal performance.

Polarized Protective Eyewear

October 10, 2011 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

4X4 Polarized protective eyewear from Gateway Safety (Cleveland, OH) is an outdoor eye protection solution for workers who face daily glare from light bounding off flat, reflective surfaces such as the hood of a vehicle or the surface of water. The eyewear has been independently tested and certified by Underwriters Laboratories to meet and exceed the ANSI Z87.


Non-Chlorinated Parts Cleaner

October 10, 2011 7:20 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Sprayon Products (Cleveland, OH) has introduced the new SP 707 Non-Chlorinated Brake and Metal Parts Cleaner to its expanded line of industrial specialty chemicals. The new parts cleaner with ACCU-FORCE Trigger combines an efficient cleaning solvent system with a high output spray system, ensuring the job gets done fast.

Ink Jet Printer

October 7, 2011 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 1610 Dual Head small character continuous ink jet printer from Videojet Technologies, Inc . (Wood Dale, IL) has two printheads that can run independently or in tandem to meet a wide range of applications. This can include applications that require printing on two locations on a single product, or on multiple lanes on a traversing unit.

10-20 HP CL Compressors

October 7, 2011 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Boge (Powder Springs, GA) has expanded the CL series range with 10 and 20 horsepower models. The new models have low sound levels, maintenance friendly constructions, and a small footprint. Ideal for the small industrial user, the CL series’ high performance damping and lamellar graphite casting ensure effective silencing, producing sound levels as low as 59 decibels and making it an ideal OEM choice.

Counter Pen

October 7, 2011 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Counter Pen from Control Company (Friendswood, TX) is a combination marker and digital counter designed for the lab and plant. Each time a black mark is made with the felt-tipped pen, it automatically sounds a beep and an LCD displays the count. It can be used to inventory parts and tally samples received.

Industrial Leak Detection

October 6, 2011 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Spectroline (Westbury, NY) OPK-340 Industrial Leak Detection Kit has everything a technician needs to accurately and efficiently pinpoint the exact source of all fluid leaks in hydraulic equipment, compressors, engines, gearboxes, fuel systems, and water-based systems. The heart of the kit is the cordless, rechargeable OPTIMAX 3000 blue light LED leak detection flashlight.


Wireless Drum Racking

October 5, 2011 10:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Workers can now perform drum racking with wireless drum tilt function for maximum control, precision, and efficiency with advancements in drum handling from Morse (East Syracuse, NY). Morse rackers slide quickly onto forks to move drums on and off racks, pallets, and more with virtually zero clearance between drums.

Stealth Goggle Retainer

October 5, 2011 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Uvex Stealth Goggle Retainer for hard hats from Honeywell Safety Products (Smithfield, RI) helps ensure workers’ eyes are protected by creating a gap-free seal around the eyes. The goggle retainer is designed to attach flawlessly to most hard hats. When not in use, Uvex Stealth goggles are held securely to the hard hat, keeping them close at hand and further improving worker safety.

Centrifugal Trash Pumps

October 4, 2011 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Centrifugal trash pumps from Subaru Trash Pumps (Lake Zurich, IL) combine a powerful engine and heavy-duty construction to move high volumes of trash water without clogging the pump. The centrifugal-type pumps are available in models with 2-, 3- and 4-inch discharge outlets. A Subaru overhead cam or overhead valve gasoline engine powers each model.

Paint Patch Protection

October 3, 2011 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Computype Inc. (St. Paul, MN) has launched a paint patch label, a clear laminate applied directly over a label to cover and protect barcodes or other tracking identification information during paint applications. The paint “patch” can be easily removed by a glove-handed operator by peeling off the laminate, leaving the label and paint job perfectly intact.

High Flex Silicone Cables

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

High Flex Unshielded Silicone Cables from Cicoil (Valencia, CA) Cables are designed for applications that require absolute reliability in severe environments. Cicoil’s unique silicone extruded cable is unaffected when exposed to extreme temperatures (-65 degrees C to +260 degrees C), vibration, flames, water, UV light, ozone, radiation, and most chemicals.

Ultracut Long-Lasting Coolant

September 30, 2011 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rustlick (Glenview, IL) has released a new premium, long-lasting semi-synthetic coolant. Ultracut 380R is ideal for a wide range of machining and grinding applications. This coolant delivers resistance to microbials and is stable in a wide range of light to heavy-duty applications, including machining, cutting, grinding, milling, broaching, threading, and turning.

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.

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