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Keep The Cold Out

September 9, 2010 8:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Curtron Products (Pittsburgh, PA) has announced the Polar-Pro Gravity Hinge (GH) flexible swinging door, which can be installed in minutes to create a barrier that separates cold storage environments from work areas while enabling personnel and mechanical traffic to pass through. The GH is available in standard and low-temperature PVC, capable of withstanding temperatures as low as 0° and -20°F, respectively.

A Range Of Filtration Products

September 7, 2010 6:44 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The NITRA line from Automation Direct (Cumming, GA) now includes several new products, such as the AF Series particulate and moisture separation air filters, pneumatic air pressure regulators, and particulate/moisture separation air filters. The AF air filters are available with 1/8 to 1” NPT female port sizes and either a semi-automatic or automatic drain.

Prevent Cooler Fires

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

Jenny Products, Inc. (Somerset, PA) has introduced four models of fire sprinkler air compressors for use in dry-pipe systems, such as those found in cold storage areas. Each compressor is capable of delivering moisture-free air, and depending on the model, they are powered by a 1, 2, 3, or 5 horsepower electric motor capable of pumping between 200 and 1,125 gallons to 40psi in less than 30 minutes.

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Guardrails Get Portable

August 30, 2010 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Capital Safety (Red Wing, MN) has enhanced its Portable Guardrail System, an economic passive fall protection system. The guardrails can be erected in minutes, require no permanent or surface-penetrating attachments, and seal off areas and edges that are unprotected. The entire system is offered in six-foot, eight-foot, and ten-foot sections to fit a site’s specific needs.

Hand Sanitation Gets Greener

August 19, 2010 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

GOJO Industries (Akron, OH) has launched its new PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer, the world’s first sanitizer to be certified by EcoLogo, according to the company. The PURELL sanitizer is made with 100 percent renewable ethanol in a biodegradable formula that kills 99.99 percent of the most common illness-causing germs.

Workbenches By Xpress Mail

August 13, 2010 8:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lista International Corporation (Holliston, MA) has expanded its Lista Xpress program, which features a selection of Lista products ready to ship within three to five days of a customer’s order. The company has developed four new styles of the All-Purpose workbench, a four-leg bench that is ideal for a variety of settings, according to the company.

A New Kind Of Roof

August 12, 2010 8:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CELOTEX STRUCTODEK, built by Blue Ridge Fiberboard (Hampshire, IL), is a high-density roofing fiberboard that has been specifically designed for low-slope applications and systems. According to the company, the product has natural bonding qualities, resulting in superior adhesion, and the result is a secure roof system that bonds well with many asphalt, coal tar, and cold-process adhesive products.

Slip-Resistant Roofs

August 12, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kee Safety, Inc. (Buffalo, NY) has developed the Kee Walk, a slip-resistant walkway for workers accessing a roof during maintenance. The walkway provides a clear demarcation route that protects the roof from damage by distributing the load across its surface, and is compatible with roofs from 0 to 35°, according to the company.

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Protect Your Body Parts

August 10, 2010 6:11 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro Industries (Garden Grove, CA) is offering a number of new ergonomic products for the workplace, including back supports, wrist supports, kneepads, and more. The Dual-Flex wrist supports contains eight stays that provide firm support, plus an ambidextrous design that fits both right and left hands.

Safer Compressed Air Cleaning

August 2, 2010 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

The re-engineered Jet-Kleen Personnel Blow-Off Gun from Specialized Safety Products (Chicago, IL) is a safe and effective alternative to compressed air for dust, debris, and moisture removal, according to the company. The system is lightweight and portable, not to mention much quieter than compressed air.

The Ultimate Dock Compatibility

July 30, 2010 7:10 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The Manual Safety-Chock from  Serco  (Carrollton, TX) provides loading docks with a versatile wheel restraint solution, capable of engaging and restraining the wide range of trailers that come to the dock, including trucks with lift gates, damaged rear impact guards, or different axle configurations.

Raise The Roof, Literally

July 29, 2010 6:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rooflifters (Miami, FL) is offering a solution to expand the cubic space area in any manufacturing facility or warehouse. The company can raise an existing roof to any desired height while keeping it intact, and with minimal demolition, in order to increase clear height to meet current standards.

Your Personal Caddy

July 23, 2010 6:25 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Master Magnetics, Inc. (Castle Rock, CO) has announced the Magnetic Cup Caddy, a beverage holder designed with the warehouse or manufacturing plant in mind. The Caddy magnetically attracts to any flat ferrous metal surface, making it ideal for use on a forklift, toolbox, or filing cabinet. It holds an insulated mug, a hot or cold container, an aluminum can, or a fountain cup.

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Filters Meet Nanotechnology

July 22, 2010 10:47 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The HemiPleat Nano dust collector filter from Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (Jonesboro, AR) offers high filtration efficiencies, a longer service life, and lower pressure drop for energy savings and enhanced performance. A thick layer of nano fibers are applied to the filter to yield a MERV 14 efficiency rating.

Configurable Storage, Anywhere

July 19, 2010 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Misumi USA, Inc. (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced a new line of Factory Frame Systems, meant to provide a configurable and cost-effective option for creating a wide array of temporary and permanent storage units. The Factory Frame system allows users to design, configure, and assemble units to meet their exact application requirements.

Dust Is No More

July 16, 2010 5:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

DeWalt (Towson, MD) has launched two new Dust Extraction Systems (D25302DH and D25301D) for cordless and corded DeWalt SDS rotary hammers (in 7/8” and 1”), which completes their line of dust extraction solutions. The cordless system with a HEPA filter (the D25302DH) for 36-volt and 28-volt SDS rotary hammers is equipped with a built-in motor, delivering increased suction and high tool performance, according to the company.

3-D Glasses Not Required

July 15, 2010 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZONEWORKS (Milwaukee, WI) has developed three-dimensional environmental containment enclosures, which are custom-designed and modular to cost-effectively address challenging environmental conditions virtually anywhere within an industrial plant. The enclosures allow users to control temperature, heat, humidity, sound, odor, dust, fumes, and other elements to protect employees or products.

Lights That Handle Any Emergency

July 12, 2010 6:36 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Chloride Systems (Burgaw, NC) has developed the Max-Lite Series of emergency lighting products, which are ideal for locations where oil-, water-, and dust-resistant equipment are required. The lights are certified to NSF Standard 2 Splash Zone, and are UL-listed for use in damp and wet locations in temperatures ranging from 0° to 40°C.

Not Your Typical Chicken Wire

July 9, 2010 7:49 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Direct Metals Company, LLC (Kennesaw, GA) adds its Hardware Cloth as a compliment to its wiremesh product line, with either woven or welded wires in a square or rectangular grid. The Hardware Cloth is available in plain steel, hot dipped galvanized, aluminum, stainless steel, or with a PVC coating.

When Concrete Isn't Dense Enough

July 8, 2010 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LIQUID-HARD ULTRA lithium concrete densifier and chemical hardener from W.R. Meadows (Hampshire, IL) is a ready-to-use, colorless liquid, which dustproofs concrete at a molecular level, according to the company. The finished surface offers an improvement in abrasion and chemical resistance and will improve the durability the surface compared to untreated concrete.

Fans In Small Spaces

June 29, 2010 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

The AMI Motorized Axial Fans from Continental Fan (Buffalo, NY) are suited to applications where space is limited due to the coupling of the motor and impeller, which also provides for vibration-free operation. The AMI fans are speed controllable, and both the motor and impeller are located directly in the air stream, where the impeller acts as a rotating “heat sink.

Industrial Sanitation

June 28, 2010 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

STOKO Skin Care (Greensboro, NC) offers a variety of ethanol-based hand sanitizers for use when typical hand-and-soap washing is not possible or feasible, such as in industrial environments. The Gel Instant Hand Sanitizer provides rapid germ-killing activity when hand-washing facilities are not readily available.

Ergonomics In Tough Environments

June 21, 2010 10:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro Industries (Garden Grove, CA) offers new products in ergonomic protection, including back and wrist supports, kneepads, and elbow supports for specific jobs. The wrist supports, including the Dual-Flex and Maxrist offerings, feature the all-around comfort and support of Neoprene.

Make Ladders Safe

June 21, 2010 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wildeck, Inc. (Waukesha, WI) has added two Laddergard Safety Swing Gates that protect personnel at potentially dangerous openings, including loading dock ladders, mezzanine ladders, rooftop access ladders, and more. The safety swing gates are self-closing and meet OSHA 1910.

Prevent Falls Easily

June 17, 2010 6:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Workman Personal Fall Limiter from MSA (Pittsburgh, PA) is made from a lightweight yet durable thermoplastic housing, plus rugged, impact-absorbing protective bumpers. A choice of cable or web lifelines are available, not to mention a multitude of connector choices. The Workman PFL is made to be durable and easy to use, according to the manufacturer, and has a 400-pound working capacity, no annual recertification requirement, and an integral load indicator.

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