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PristineFG Food-Grade Lubricant

August 4, 2011 10:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

PristineFG food-grade lubricant for rotary compressors from Sullair (Michigan City, IN) is a long-lasting synthetic lubricant that maintains product quality and increases equipment performance. Now available for use by food processors and packagers, beverage bottlers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers, this lubricant complies with current FDA and USDA H1 regulations.

New Bulk Bag Filling Line

August 2, 2011 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new Bulk Bag Filling Line from Flexicon (Bethlehem, PA) automatically dispenses pallets, fills bulk bags, and accumulates filled bags for removal by forklift. The dispenser, which holds up to 15 pallets, is equipped with a powered roller conveyor that removes the bottom-most pallet from the stack, and positions it beneath the cantilevered fill head.

LPS Monitor Senses Water Leaks

August 2, 2011 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new LPS monitor from CAT PUMPS (Minneapolis, MN) is designed to sense water leakage past the low pressure seals and alert maintenance personnel that the pump seals need replacing before pump drive components are at risk. Models are available for PLC or PC interfaces, and an indicator light model is are available when a PC or PLC interface is not used.

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Loosen Frozen Metal Parts

August 1, 2011 12:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Kroil from Kano Laboratories (Nashville, TN) dissolves rust and lubricates to loosen frozen metal parts. Kroil’s unique molecular structure facilitates penetration while maintaining a structure that breaks bonds due to corrosion or compression. It is available in 8 sizes, including a new 16.

New Low Flow Centrifugal Pump

August 1, 2011 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ruhrpumpen (Tulsa, OK) has added the new centrifugal pump model CPP-L to its standard product line. The CPP-L is the low flow version of the CPP-21. The new pump complies with the ANSI B73.1 Standard and can be used to replace existing equipment without piping or base changes. The radial vane impellers for the CPP-L are designed to provide better hydraulic control and reduce the thrust load to prolong the bearing and seal’s life.

Type II AccuFlow Safety Can

July 28, 2011 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Type II AccuFlow Safety Can from Justrite Mfg. Co. (Mattoon, IL) was built to meet OSHA and the National Fire Protection Association requirements. Protection features include an internal stainless steel flame arrester that dissipates heat to prevent flashback ignition and a gasketed, self-closing leak proof lid that automatically vents to guard against explosion.

TechAngle Electronic Torque Wrench

July 27, 2011 11:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TechAngle Electronic Torque Wrench from Snap-on Industrial (Kenosha, WI) is now available with a cycle-counting feature which helps track required calibration cycles of torque-measuring instruments. Designed to do the work of four torque wrenches, the wrench allows users to set the torque value in Newton meters, foot pounds, or inch pounds, and angle of rotation.

TwisterBand TB30

July 26, 2011 9:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

TwisterBand TB30 from igus (East Providence, RI) is a compact carrier system that makes rapid rotating movements possible up to 3,000 degrees and depends only on the belt length or design height in the axis of rotations. The smaller masses involved allow lower centrifugal forces and rotary speeds up to 720 degrees.

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Lumetronic Slider Light

July 26, 2011 9:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Lumetronic Slider Light from National Electric (Commerce, CA) utilizes Lumetronic LEDs, the next step in rechargeable work lights with more efficient LEDs and nearly three times the brightness of ordinary LED rechargeable worklights. Its oval shape prevents rolling and fits easily in pockets.

SafeSite Series LED Area Light

July 26, 2011 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dialight (Farmingdale, NJ) has unveiled its new SafeSite Series LED Area Light, a compact, high-output Class I and Class II, Div 1 certified LED Area Light. Approved for use in Class I, Div 1 Groups B, C, Dl; and Class II, Div 1 Groups E, F, and G hazardous locations, the light is designed to replace up to 150-watt HID fixtures.

SJ700-2200HFU2 Model Inverter

July 25, 2011 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hitachi America, Ltd. (Tarrytown, NY) has announced the SJ700-2200HFU2 model inverter, with a 440 A output current capability. The SJ700 can develop more than 200 percent starting torque at 0.3 Hz and 150 percent torque near 0 Hz. Another feature is the SJ700 is Hitachi’s EzSQ (Easy Sequence) built-in programming function—in many cases the need for a separate PLC can be eliminated.

New AeroVent 1 From Newstripe

July 21, 2011 4:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new AeroVent 1 from Newstripe, Inc. (Aurora, CO) can deflate aerosol cans to recyclable scrap metal. It can quickly puncture and drain a variety of aerosol can sizes, reducing the cost of hazardous waste disposal. A smaller version of the AeroVent 3, it is designed for users that have smaller quantities of cans in a variety of sizes.

STAR TECK EXTREME DIRECTOR Cable Fitting

July 21, 2011 4:49 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The STAR TECK EXTREME DIRECTOR Cable Fitting from Thomas & Betts (Memphis, TN) is an adjustable, range-taking fitting, used to terminate metal-clad and Teck cable. Featuring a swashplate design, the fitting adjusts from 90 to 180 degrees and is available in half- and three-quarter inch NPT hub sizes.

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NORDOT Adhesive #34P-4

July 18, 2011 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

NORDOT Adhesive #34P-4 from Synthetic Surfaces Inc. (Scotch Plains, NJ) is a new one component outdoor adhesive that was designed to install and repair synthetic turf and other outdoor surfaces in widely variable and hostile weather conditions. Allowing for year-round installation and repair, the adhesive can be applied to a dry or damp surface at any temperature and humidity in which a mechanic can work.

Hydrovane V Series Rotary Vane Compressor

July 14, 2011 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hydrovane (Redditch, Worcestershire, UK) has announced its new Hydrovane V Series line of rotary vane compressors. Small, quiet, and affordable, Hydrovane compressors are all direct drive with no belts or gears to maintain. They operate at 1760 RPM’s for low stress, noise, and long compressor life.

A1000 Variable Speed Drive

July 14, 2011 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new A1000 Variable Speed Drive from Yaskawa America Inc. (Waukegan, IL) is compatible with interior and surface permanent magnet motors and provides up to 200 percent torque. The user-friendly configuration includes a multi-language LCD display, parameter storage, and application presets.

New Viega ProPress System

July 13, 2011 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Viega ProPress system from Viega (Wichita, KS) is now available for joining stainless steel piping in sizes from ½-inch to 4-inches using press technology to secure pipe connections in under seven seconds. The system of stainless steel pipe, valves, and fittings provides a flameless way for water-tight and gas-tight stainless steel joining.

19-Series Steel Storage Cabinet Line Expanded

July 13, 2011 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Akro-Mils (Akron, OH) announces the expansion of its line of heavy-duty 19-Series Steel Storage Cabinets to include five drawer colors—black, blue, gray, red, and yellow. Ideal for storing, consolidating, and organizing small parts, these cabinets are available in six models and feature a heavy-duty welded steel frame.

LEVALIGN EXPERT With Rotating Laser

July 12, 2011 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

LEVALIGN EXPERT from Ludeca Inc. (Doral, FL) is a flatness and leveling measuring system with an automatic rotating laser. The LEVALIGN EXPERT provides an accurate and easy to use method for the measurement of flatness and straightness of machine bases and foundations, split machine casings, and flatness and parallelism of circular, rectangular, and odd-shaped flanges.

Swap Goggles And Glasses In A Snap

July 11, 2011 5:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gateway Safety (Cleveland, OH) introduces Swap, a new eyewear solution that can easily switch spectacles to goggles with a snap. Each pair includes both temples to wear it as safety glasses and a head strap to switch to goggles. The Swap frame is fully lined with soft, smooth foam that blocks dust and debris.

Master Bond EP36AO

July 8, 2011 8:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Formulated for electrical potting and encapsulation applications, Master Bond EP36AO from Master Bond (Hackensack, NJ) combines high thermal conductivity with thermal stability. It is serviceable from -80°F to 500°F, has a tensile strength of over 2,000 psi, and can adhere to metallic and non-metallic substrates.

Wera Screwdrivers Available In Six-Piece Sets

July 7, 2011 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) now offers Wera standard, insulated, and miniature screwdrivers in six-piece sets. Screwdriver handles are marked with a screw symbol and the tip size for easy identification. A laser treatment provides a microrough surface on the tip of the blade for less slipping.

New Angle Grinder

July 7, 2011 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new angle grinder from Metabo (West Chester, PA) is ideal for cutting, grinding, and deburring applications. The W680 4½ inch angle grinder features a 6.2 amp motor with 680 watts of power, 14 inch-pounds of torque, and a no-load speed of 11,000 rotations per minute. Weighing 4.

Swagelok Adds To Welding, Tubing Lines

July 7, 2011 4:41 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Swagelok (Solon, OH) has added five new tools to its orbital welding and tubing equipment lines. The new product selection includes four new tube facing tools and one cutting tool. The tools are intended for use with 316 stainless steel, carbon steel, and most nickel-based alloys. The new tube facing tools are available in four different sizes (TF16, TF24, TF40, and TF72) and feature coated tool bits with cutting edges and built-in electronic speed regulation.

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.

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