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All-Electric Pressure Washers

March 15, 2010 9:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sioux Corporation (Beresford, SD) has redesigned its EN-Series All-Electric line of hot water pressure washers and steam cleaners. The all-electric series now incorporates a more compact frame: the non-explosion proof units have a minimum 43 percent reduction in volume, while the explosion proof units have been reduced by at least 30 percent.

Torque Wrenches With Jaws

March 15, 2010 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA (Camarillo, CA) now offers a new torque wrench for its 7/8” Series 820 connectors. The tool is designed to connect and disconnect field-attachable cable connectors with hex-shaped locking nuts. The wrench ensures the correct torque value and guarantees an IP67-rated connection.

Recondition Drills, Not Your Hair

March 12, 2010 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

For a limited time, customers who purchase a new WIDIA (Latrobe, PA) solid-carbide drill are eligible for a free drill reconditioning. Select WIDIA, WIDIA-Hanita, and WIDIA-Rubig tools are covered under the program. For more information on the offer, or to take a look at WIDIA’s new 800-page Solid Endmills and Holemaking Master Catalog , visit www.

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Springs Stronger Than Human Hairs

March 12, 2010 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The BANTAM Mini Compression Springs from Lee Spring (Brooklyn, NY) are a response to the need for miniature stock springs that combine strength and corrosion resistance. The springs start at a wire diameter of 0.004”, slightly thicker than a human hair, and range up to 0.

Pressurized Tube Cleaning

March 12, 2010 3:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Saflex 3000 from NLB Corp. (Wixom, MI) is a semi-automated water jet system that cleans tube bundles more productively than manual methods and has wireless remote controls that let the operator stand clear of the action. The system can clean three tubes at once, on both the in and out stroke.

High-Temperature Thread Locking

March 12, 2010 3:10 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Henkel Corporation (Rocky Hill, CT) has introduced two new Loctite threadlockers formulated to withstand consistent operating temperatures up to 360°F. The new products tolerate the oils and lubricants typically found on “as received” threaded fasteners, and will also cure on plated, aluminum, stainless, and chromated fasteners without primers.

Prep For Compressed Air Drying

March 9, 2010 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Van Air Systems (Lake City, PA) now offers the Prep40, a complete package in portable compressed air drying. All Prep40 models are designed for applications needing mobility and dew points down to -40 or -100°F. Typical applications include pipeline drying or critical sandblast and painting operations.

10,000 Volts? No Problem

March 9, 2010 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Bondhus Corporation (Monticello, MN) introduces a full line of high quality insulated tools through its German marketing partner, FELO. The screwdrivers, bit drivers, and pliers are tested and certified to comply with all critical safety standards, including insulation safety testing at 10,000 volts.

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Adhesives From On High

March 8, 2010 6:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

LORD Corporation (Cary, NC) has produced a new aqueous primer and covercoat adhesive for bonding during vulcanization to metal, the Chemlok 8212, which is designed for use with the Chemlok 8008 Primer. The primer increases environmental resistance for the bonded assembly and adhesion to the substrate—LORD’s bonding solution works on cold rolled steel, phosphatized steel, and aluminum.

Repair, Don't Scrap, Frames And Columns

March 8, 2010 6:20 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

RIDG-U-RAK (North East, PA) introduces a turnkey rack repair solution for damaged frames and columns, which are designed to fit any manufacturer’s rack system. The repair kits are available in straight leg, slant back, and set-back designs. Features of the repair kits include: Heavy-duty horizontal and diagonal bracing, with a full length heavy-gauge rear channel, offering complete and rigid engagement with the rear column.

Clean Up With Soy

March 5, 2010 6:05 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Soy Technologies (Nicholasville, KY) introduces the SoyGreen MultiPack, a specially-packed case of cleaning products designed for cleaning the varied surfaces of industrial facilities. The soy-based products are environmentally-safe, VOC-compliant, and contain no alcohol or other petrochemicals.

Prevent Over-Torque, Over-Stress

March 5, 2010 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stanley Proto (Conyers, GA) has expanded its lineup of Dial Electronic Wrenches with seven new SKU’s, bringing the total to nine sizes to choose from. The wrenches have torque ranges from 7.5 in-lbs. to 2000 ft-lbs., so there is a solution regardless of the maintenance issue.

Can You Gauge Your Tube Fittings?

March 4, 2010 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hy-Lok USA (Mobile, AL) now offers leak-free double ferrule compression tube fittings, which are specifically designed for interchangeability with other major manufacturers. The Hy-Lok fittings are ideal for engine or turbine manufacturers. The tube fittings are also gaugeable, which is important in maintaining maximum safety during the installation of compression tube fittings.

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Silicone: The Magical Adhesive

March 2, 2010 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Dampney Company (Everett, MA) is a one-part, room temperature vulcanizing (RTV) silicone adhesive/sealant for high temperature industrial applications. The Thurmalox 2655 is 100 percent silicone rubber and cures to a tough, elastomeric sealant at room temperature while retaining permanent flexibility -80°F to 550°F.

Clamping With Accuracy

February 25, 2010 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Misumi USA, Inc. (Schaumburg, IL) introduces additions to its lines of Posts, Stands, and Clamps, which can be configured to suit a variety of applications. They are designed to securely mount devices, such as CCD cameras and photoelectric sensors, which are used by machine designers and builders of automated assembly, inspection, and testing systems.

Easy Wire Stripping

February 23, 2010 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Weidmuller (Richmond, VA) introduces the fourth generation Stripax and Stripax 16 tools for cutting and stripping flexible and solid conductors with PVC insulation, multi-conductors, and thin ribbon cables. The fourth generation Stripax incorporates numerous design changes and ergonomic practical improvements.

Give It A Break

February 23, 2010 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hilti (Tulsa, OK) has announced its most powerful breaker, the TE 1500-AVR, which combines impact energy with low vibration. The TE 1500-AVR is offers 22 foot/lbs of impact energy generated by a 1,800-watt motor that offers up to 1,950 blows per minute to efficiently break up floors, slabs, or foundations.

The Good Kind Of Oil Eating

February 23, 2010 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Oil Eater 45-gallon water-based parts cleaner from Kafko (Skokie, IL) features a thermostat pre-set to deliver a cleaning temperature of 110°F, which enhances cleaning effectiveness and minimizes liquid waste. 1,000W heaters shorten the heat-up time. The unit is made from heavy-duty high-density polyethylene plastic and industrial-grade pumps with Viton seals.

Die Casting Ladles

February 22, 2010 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Northern Iron and Machine (St. Paul, MN) is now offering an expanded line of replacement ladle cups and mounting brackets for most model die casting machines. The cups now come in eleven models with capacities from 0.44 lbs to 33.70 lbs. The replacement cups are heavy-duty, ¼” ductile iron, and have contoured shapes for smooth pouring and resistance to metal build-up.

Get A Handle On Stress

February 22, 2010 6:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Altech (Flemington, NJ) offers the ATEX polyamide strain reliefs for cable entries to provide increased safety in explosion-endangered areas by eliminating any potential for arcs, sparks, or hot surfaces. The IP68-rated strain reliefs offer neoprene seals and promote optimized sealing and protection against contaminants.

Eyewear For Manufacturing's Many Faces

February 16, 2010 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Uvex (Smithfield, RI) has launched the Specifix collection of protective eyewear. The collection includes three new styles (VersaPro, PrecisionPro, and ExtremePro), all of which are designed to meet the needs of workers in various industrial facilities. The eyewear comes with Uvex’s Supra-Dura anti-scratch coating.

Get The Nastiest Of Drain Clogs

February 12, 2010 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

RIDGID (Elyria, OH) introduces the Auto-Clean drain cleaning machine for cleaning drain blockages in pipes from ¾” to 1½” in diameter. The machine features a dual-direction AUTOFEED technology, which advances and retrieves the drain-cleaning cable with the push of a lever.

Industrial Vacuuming With A Pulse

February 12, 2010 7:13 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC, Jonesboro, AR) has introduced a new pulse-cleaned industrial vacuum that reduces clogs to prevent problems that result from a loss of suction during cleaning. The FarrVac operates without compressed air and may be used for everyday cleanup.

Painting Upside-Down

February 8, 2010 7:56 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Gasoila Chemicals (Cleveland, OH) has released a new line of FAS-MARK Cap and Cover Paint, an acrylic, upside-down spray paint, which can be used to mark and identify manholes or tank cover valves. The specially-designed cap enables fast, upside-down application with little or no over spray, and the paint can be applied directly to metal and other clean, dry surfaces.

Make Your Work Portable

February 4, 2010 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Veto Pro Pac (Norwalk, CT) has introduced the Model LT-XL tool bag, which is designed to store and organize hand tools with two large zippered storage compartments and two padded storage slots. The LT-XL is built from a PVC-impregnated body fabric, which is then riveted to a 3mm injection-molded polypropylene base.

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