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Lock Equipment Into Place

October 15, 2010 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Revvo Caster Company, Inc. (West Seneca, NY) has announced its upgraded Flexello TLCH Series floor locks, designed to provide a means of instantly securing a truck or other mobile equipment without raising it. The new TLCH features a longer and wider engagement pedal so the unit is safer and easier to lock into position.

Twisty Cable Carriers

October 14, 2010 12:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

igus (East Providence, RI) has developed a compact cable carrier system that can turn through 3,000 degrees in a minimal space: the TwisterBand TB30. The system guides energy, data, and media with little wear, and at high rotating speeds, the carrier stays close to the axis. According to igus, the carrier is designed for one and a half complete rotations, coupled with high dynamics.

Upend Your Work

October 14, 2010 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A fully powered C-frame style vacuum upender 180° flipper from Anver Corp. (Hudson, MA) lets one person lift, inspect, and reposition wood, plastic, and composite sheets. The Upender allows operators to place sheets and panels in jigs for assembly or secondary operations with eight double spring-loaded vacuum suction pads to assure even loading and stress-free handling.

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Lifts Get Safer And Faster

October 14, 2010 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Southworth Products (Portland, ME) has designed its Dandy Lift line of lifter/transporters for more convenience and comfort to make work faster, safer, and easier. The hydraulic systems in the Dandy Lifts offer infinite height adjustment (within range) and a 20:1 mechanical advantage. In addition, they are available in seven models with a wide range of capacities (330 to 1,760 pounds) and lifting heights (29” to 49.

Pump Less, Do More

October 11, 2010 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Parker Hannifin Corporation (Marysville, OH) announces the PV360, a new addition to the PV plus axial pistol pump family. The PV360 is a variable displacement, 360 cc/rev pump, which can handle industrial applications with operating pressures to 5,000 psi. According to the company, the PV360 is best suited for cranes and lifting equipment, presses, metal forming machines, hydraulic power units (HPUs), and more.

Make Drums Mobile

October 7, 2010 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Morse Manufacturing Co., Inc. (East Syracuse, NY) has developed the Clamp+GO! drum dolly handle, which clamps onto dollies with various-sized sidewalls, making it ideal for any drum handling operation. A low center of gravity helps operators maneuver the drum with stability, helping to prevent accidents, and moving to the next dolly only requires a quick touch.

Keep Your Bins In Sight

October 5, 2010 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The InSight Ultra Clear Bins from Akro-Mils (Akron, OH) are made from autoclavable polycarbonate material and are available in four sizes to provide maximum visibility to users in a sleek design. The InSight bins’ “lock-in-place” design allows bins to be stacked, even with lids in place, and the molded rear hanger lip easily hooks the bins onto rails or louvered panels.

Corrosion-, Abrasion-Free Storage

October 4, 2010 9:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Knaack LLC (Crystal Lake, IL) Jobsite storage products are now manufactured using a new powder paint process, which now offers improved corrosion resistance, abrasion resistance, scratch resistant, and paint film thickness. According to the company, corrosion resistance is now five times better than the company’s previous liquid enamel paint, and abrasion resistance is 2.

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Chip-Proof And Temperature-Resistant

September 29, 2010 3:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

igus (East Providence, RI) is offering an energy tube for the machine-tool industry that is nearly 100 percent chip-proof, according to the company. The RX energy tube ensures debris simply falls off due to its smooth domed outer contour. In addition, internal testing has confirmed that the energy tube is nearly 100 percent airtight.

Improved Control Valves

September 24, 2010 7:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spirax Sarco, Inc. (Blythewood, SC) released its control valve range, SPIRA-TROL, in 6” and 8” sizes and with more control options. Thanks to a “clamp in seat” design, the valves are easy to maintain and do not require any special tooling, according to the company. In addition, a number of options have been added to ensure the valve can be optimized for the specific requirements of a customer application.

Solidified No More

September 23, 2010 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Material Transfer & Storage, Inc. (Allegan, MI) has developed a new system that utilizes hydraulically-actuated pivoting conditioning arms and a rotary lift table to safely and efficiently return solidified materials to a free-flowing state. The system’s frames penetrate deeply into the material for a more effective operation, and the lift table rotates and positions the bulk bag for material conditioning.

Mastering Bin Headroom

September 23, 2010 9:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

BinMaster (Lincoln, NE) Level Controls has introduced a series of extended rotaries for top-of-bin mounting when the rotary is used as a high level alarm. For certain applications, BinMaster can custom-manufacture extended rotaries, offering custom lengths up to 144”. These systems help allow users to maintain a certain amount of headroom when filling a bin with solid materials.

Piping And Fittings Get Better

September 20, 2010 12:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Lubrizol Corporation (Cleveland, OH) offers a more durable, corrosion-resistant piping alternative with its Corzan HP pipe and fittings, which have a 25 percent higher pressure rating than standard CPVC at 180°F. The fittings are pressure-rated to the same pressure as the pipe. In addition, the Corzan HP fitting compound has also been tested to verify performance, and it has demonstrated improved creep resistance and the ability to better withstand long-term, high-temperature hydrostatic pressure.

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Industrial Vending For Anything

September 16, 2010 9:27 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Apex Industrial (Mason, OH) has announced its SkyHook industrial vending machine, which makes it easier to vend MRO products of irregular shapes and sizes. According to the company, any product with a hang-tab or hole punch can be vended in this system, without repackaging. The system is installed by plugging it into a power outlet and connecting it to the Internet, which allows real-time usage, inventory, and restocking information.

Your Tool 'One-Stop-Shop'

September 16, 2010 9:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pro-Fit Carry Systems (Puyallup, WA) now offers their “one-stop-shop” for tool organization: the Modular Zippered Tech Bag with a removable shoulder strap. The lightweight nylon pouch provides pockets for small tools, and includes three modular Velcro tool panels, which can be easily inserted or removed.

'Hybrid' Carts

September 16, 2010 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Geerpres, Inc. (Muskegon, MI) has introduced a new high-capacity, powder-coated cart that blends the most beneficial features of stainless steel and modular plastic carts. The “Hybrid” High-Capacity Cart features a powder-coated metal construction and a center divided cabinet that includes locking and non-locking compartments.

Vacuums Lifting More

September 14, 2010 10:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

A below-the-hook vacuum lifter and power tilter from Anver Corp. (Hudson, MA) uses a dry pump vacuum system rather than hydraulics for lifting steel, plastic, and fiberglass loads. The system is available with a 115 VAC electric or pneumatic actuator for the tilt mechanism. Developed for feeding machinery, the lifter has a removable pendant control for up/down and powered tilt, can be rotated manually, and includes a locking pin.

Choose The Right Rental Partner By Comparing Net Promoter Scores

August 31, 2010 7:42 am | by NES Rentals | White Papers

Deciding on a rental company is difficult. You want a place that has reliable equipment, but also knows how to serve their customers. That’s where Net Promoter Score (NPS) comes in. NPS helps determine which company consistently meets customer needs and has the most loyalty

Handle Fluids Of All Types

August 31, 2010 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The King Cobra Series Peristaltic Pumps from Wilden (Grand Terrace, CA) feature a simple, seal-free design that is dry-run capable and eliminates potential leak points. According to the company, this construction allows the pumps to handle a variety of fluids, from abrasives to viscous or particle-laden solutions.

Butterfly Valves, Supersized

August 31, 2010 6:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Wafer Style Type 567 Polypropylene Butterfly Valves from GF Piping Systems (Tustin, CA) have been expanded to include sizes from 14” to 24”. The larger-sized valves feature the same double eccentric design, excellent corrosion resistance, and complete modularity for easy interchangeability, according to the company.

Better Torque Support

August 27, 2010 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The “Torque Supporter” Precision Rack & Pinion Drive Systems from ATLANTA Drive Systems, Inc. (Farmingdale, NJ) handle dynamic and heavy loads, according to the company. Precision planetary reducers with an integral output housing and outboard bearing provide a rigid support.

Stackable, Configurable Carts

August 26, 2010 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Creform Corporation (Greer, SC) has introduced a new cart for in-plant handling of totes and parts containers, which can be built to hold just about any size load while ergonomically presenting their contents well off the floor. The unique “Z” design allows empty carts to be nested, significantly reducing required storage space when they are not in use.

Long-Lasting Diaphragm Pumps

August 26, 2010 9:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The VACUUBRAND ME1 and ME1C diaphragm pumps from BrandTech Scientific, Inc. (Essex, CT) offer a compact solution that is ideal for both single and multiple filtrations, according to the company. The new pumps deliver pumping speeds of 14 lpm and a vacuum of 100 mbar, while providing a long diaphragm life (10,000 to 15,000 operating hours).

Pump The Tough Stuff

August 24, 2010 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Moyno (Springfield, OH) 2000 CC pump is designed for industrial applications where close-coupled configurations are preferred, but the robustness of a gear joint drive is needed, according to the company. The pump has a sealed gear-type joint drive train, plus a design to efficiently transfer abrasive, high-solid content materials.

Adjustable, Metered Pumps

August 20, 2010 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Neptune Chemical Pump Co. (Lansdale, PA) is offering the Series 500 Metering Pumps, which feature a Variable Oil By-pass stroke adjustment that allows for better valve performance than variable-linkage designs. The Series 500 pumps include the ability to be adjusted from 10 to 100 percent of capacity via a micrometer dial, and have EZE-CLEAN valve cartridges that can be removed for cleaning without disturbing piping to the pump.

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