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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

An Elevator Workstation

June 7, 2010 9:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Elevation Station adjustable-height workstation from Southworth Products Corp. (Portland, ME) allows the user to raise or lower the tabletop, reducing fatigue and back strain. The unit features a foot pedal at each end of the base to initiate a smooth, precise transition to any height between 24” to 40”.

HVAC Done Retro

June 7, 2010 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Thybar (Addison, IL) introduces the Retro-mate, a cost-effective method of replacing rooftop HVACs. The old unit is removed, and then the Retro-mate is installed on top of the existing curb to adapt it to the new rooftop unit. Existing ductwork can be utilized for even more savings, according to the manufacturer.

21st Century Filtration

June 3, 2010 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Custom Service & Design, Inc. (Auburn Mills, MI) offers a line of filtration products and solutions through its standard vessel line, which includes standard bags, pleated bags, stainless steel strainers, baskets, and elements. The OEM/07A Bag Vessel design is unique to the company, and offers good fluid flow and low velocities, not to mention a basket seat that ensures a proper fit for virtually any industry-standard filter bag.

The Slower, The Better

June 3, 2010 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) fans from Kelley Company (Carrollton, TX) can move a large column of air slowly, creating a horizontal floor jet that consistently circulates air in large spaces. This allows facilities to raise thermostats in the summer without sacrificing worker comfort, and can help contribute to LEED Certification credits.

Concrete-Tough, Temperature-Resistant

June 3, 2010 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

CASS Polymers (Oklahoma City, OK) offer the PolyMax Industrial Plant Floor Systems, which are able to withstand extreme temperature changes and thermal shock, with a similar coefficient of expansion compared to concrete. The system is available in slip-resistant profile for wet environments, and is installed in 3/16” or greater thicknesses.

Get Partitioned

June 3, 2010 6:58 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Wireway Husky Corp. (Denver, NC) has developed a modular, welded wire partition system that is easy to install in a wide range of storage and machinery applications. The EZ-Matrix Wire Partition System features an 8-gauge 2” square welded wire mesh modular construction.

Emergency? Take A Shower

June 1, 2010 7:16 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

HEMCO (Independence, MO) now offers the Emergency Shower Booth for compliance with OSHA requirements. The unit is capable of immediately drenching personnel that have been exposed to hazardous chemicals, and is ideal for industrial environments. The unit is equipped with a pull rod activated shower and push handle eye/face wash for quick rinsing of the eyes, face, and body.

Industrial-Sized Fans

May 28, 2010 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LS Industrial Fans from AIRLANCO (Falls City, NE) can handle heavy-duty dust loads or coarse materials safely and efficiently with convenient service access. The fans can serve as components in dust collection or cyclone systems, and range from 1,000 to 100,000 cfm.

Blowing A Lot Of Cool Air

May 27, 2010 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

General Equipment Company (Owatonna, MN) introduces the EP20ACP Downforce Convection Blower intended for a variety of applications, such as drying damp environments, keeping personnel cool, or diluting contaminated air. The multi-bladed propeller draws warm, dry air from above and forces it downward at a high velocity, drying wet surfaces along the way.

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