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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.

DAYLube High Performance Grease

September 9, 2011 9:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

New DAYLube high performance grease from Dayton Progress Corporation (Dayton, OH) uses nano-ceramic particles which act as sub-microscopic ball bearings to provide continuous lubrication to steel surfaces, and is especially suited for metalworking applications. With a low coefficient of friction at all temperatures, chemically inert DAYLube is also environmentally friendly.

SPIROL Expanded Disc Spring Line

September 9, 2011 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

SPIROL International Corporation (Danielson, CT) has expanded their disc spring product line to include larger sizes per DIN 2093 Group 2 (now available up to 250 millimeters in diameter) and a full range of stainless steel discs. SPIROL disc springs’ performance characteristics are predictable and the minimum life cycle can be calculated.

StacoVAR Mini

September 9, 2011 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

The StacoVAR Mini from Staco Energy Products (Dayton, OH) is an automatic power factor correction bank which maintains the desired power factor level by using the microprocessor based controller to adjust to system load conditions. Rugged metalized poly-propylene dry type capacitors are placed in a compact enclosure, allowing this bank to fit in a small footprint.

CYCLO COOL Synthetic Coolants

September 8, 2011 9:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new CYCLO COOL 900 and 5000 series synthetic coolants from MAG (New York, NY) are additive free, low foaming, and specially formulated for machining titanium, Inconel, beryllium copper, hardened steels, stainless steels, and other superalloys. Developed for the aerospace industry, the new coolants use unique synthetic formulations to provide boundary lubricant properties, while penetrating the heat barrier in the cutting zone, even at lower pressure (300 to 400 psi), to absorb heat from the tool and part, and minimize chemical reactions between tools and workpieces.

Megamat RS Vertical Carousel

September 8, 2011 9:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Megamat RS Vertical Carousel from Kardex Remstar, LLC (Westbrook, ME) features a new intelligent drive design, providing part and supply operations a more reliable vertical carousel requiring less maintenance and lower energy requirements. The new drive design is made up of a drive track, carrier arms, transportation chain, drive motor, drive chain, and hand crank.

Master Bond EP21FL

September 7, 2011 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond EP21FL from Master Bond (Hackensack, NJ) is a two part epoxy resin system that features low to moderate viscosity. It is well suited for potting, coating, and sealing electronic assemblies and can bond dissimilar substrates with different coefficients of expansion. This adhesive has a service temperature range of -60 degrees F to 250 degrees F.

Side Exit Dual Output Accelerometer

September 7, 2011 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt (Germantown, MD) has introduced a new side exit, low profile, dual output accelerometer with a built-in temperature sensor. The side exit 787T has the capability of monitoring in low clearance areas and can accommodate cable runs from any angle. Designed with a standard 3-pin MIL-C-5015 connector, the 787T is compatible with cabling infrastructure found in most industrial locations.

CNC Machining Center

September 2, 2011 7:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mitsui Seiki (Franklin Lakes, NJ) has introduced the HU63-T 5-xis CNC Machining Center for gas turbine power generation systems. New features include a 31.5 inch work diameter capacity on its vertically oriented table and a 660 pound fixture weight capacity. It also includes a variety of increased axis stroke options, high torque spindles, and the latest Fanuc 30iM control with enhanced features for 5-axis simultaneous machining.


September 2, 2011 5:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new generation of SKF SPEEDI-SLEEVE from SKF USA Inc. (Lansdale, PA) introduces an advanced and cost-effective sealing solution for worn or damaged shafts on rotating equipment. These easily installed sleeves provide a sealing surface without requiring shaft disassembly or specifying a new size of replacement seal.

Mid Rail Gantry Water Jet Cutting Machine

August 30, 2011 11:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Jet Edge, Inc. (St. Michael, MN) has introduced the Mid Rail Gantry Model MR513 water jet cutting machine. Capable of processing material up to 5’x13’, the machine is sized especially for fabricators, machine shops, and stone and tile shops. It cuts complex parts from virtually any material without creating a heat-affected zone (HAZ).

Double Float Master Pump Switch

August 30, 2011 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

SJE-Rhombus (Detroit Lakes, MN) has enhanced the design of the Double Float Master pump switch for use in a wider range of applications. The new mechanical pump switch has an enhanced pumping range of 3 to 48 inches and an increased amp rating of 15 FLA at 120 VAC or 240 VAC. The Double Float Master pump switch consists of two narrow-angle mechanical floats and a splice tube, which contains a holding relay that enables the floats to function in series.

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