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SCW Wash-down Curtain Wall from Zoneworks

July 8, 2011 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new SCW Wash-down Curtain Wall from Zoneworks (Milwaukee, WI) is a flexible fabric wall that allows users to enclose areas to minimize overspray during routine production processes. Ideal for any plants with harsh wash-down environments, the wall is constructed of 18-ounce white vinyl fabric and is manufactured without stitched seam to help eliminate the potential for bacteria accumulation.

Get Rid Of Humidity

June 27, 2011 10:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HC-150 and HC-300 desiccant dehumidification units from Munters Corp. (Amesbury, MA) have been inspected, tested, and approved for ETL compliance to UL 1995 specifications. According to the company, the off-the-shelf units combine air desiccant technology with dependability and long-lasting life for humidity control at virtually any temperature.

Safe Electricity In Hazardous Places

June 20, 2011 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Appleton Electric (Rosemont, IL), an Emerson Industrial Automation brand, is now offering the Appleton 20 Amp 125 Vac portable U-Line receptacle and GFCI for use in Class I, Division 1 and 2 Hazardous Locations. According to the company, it offers open neutral protection to safeguard plant personnel against the risk of electrical shock, while also protecting the connected apparatus against damage from short circuits and current overload.

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The Solar Power Revolution

June 17, 2011 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

NewAge Industries (Southampton, PA) has recently completed the installation of a one megawatt (MW) rooftop solar panel system, and the system is now supplying half of the manufacturer’s energy needs. According to NewAge, the project was financed in part by a $1 million solar energy grant from Pennsylvania, plus additional federal incentives.

See Better At Your Dock Door

June 16, 2011 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TKO impactable dock doors from TKO Doors (Sussex, WI) are one of the best means to ensure dock doorways are completely sealed to combat the loss of room conditioning energy, according to the company. The TKO visibility panel, newly available, allows sunlight to enter through the door and provides the ability to monitor outside truck traffic.

High-Tech Blowers

June 14, 2011 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kaeser Compressors, Inc. (Fredericksburg, VA) has lunched two additions to its Com-paK Plus family of blower packages. The EB 291C and EB 421C models offer side-by-side installation, plus low noise and vibration. They also use the company’s tri-lobe blowers, and have an enhance airflow design that improves both efficiency and heat removal.

Explosion Venting In Tough Places

June 10, 2011 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Oseco (Broken Arrow, OK) helps protect personnel and equipment during deflagrations in high cycling/high vacuum applications with the new MV-RD explosion vent. It provides extended in-service life, lower burst pressure (pstat) in smaller sizes, and a two-year warranty. The product was designed for dust collectors and bag houses that experience vacuum pressures up to 12 psig / 24.

Prettier, Stronger Paneling

June 9, 2011 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Garland Company, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) is offering the R-Mer Guard wall panels that give owners a lateral aesthetic option for exterior walls. The R-Mer Guard is a concealed clip system that is engineered for strength and longevity, and it has been tested to meet extreme wind uplift, as well as air and water penetration.

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Shine Light In Dangerous Places

May 24, 2011 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Magnalight (Kemp, TX), a Larson Electronics company, has added the EPL-50-120x12-HER incandescent work light to its line of explosion-proof and hazardous location drop lights. The work light produces an effective spotlight beam that is valuable for jobs requiring the ability to project illumination across significant distances.

Stop Humidity Plant-Wide

May 20, 2011 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dectron Inc. (Roswell, GA) is introducing the DRY-O-TRON DK/RK Series make-up air dehumidifier system for various industrial applications. The DK (indoor) and RK (rooftop) offer reduced energy costs with features like gas-phase air purification, electronically-commutated (EC) motors, several energy recovery method options, and digital scroll compressor technology, according to the company.

Get Decontaminated

May 20, 2011 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Emergency Shower Decontamination Booth from HEMCO Corp. (Independence, MO) complies with ANSI and OSHA requirements, and is made from one piece of seamless chemical-resistant fiberglass. The shower comes equipped with a pull rod-activated shower and push handle eye/face wash for quick rinsing of eyes, face, and body.

Bright LEDs Live Longer

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

Albeo Technologies, Inc. (Boulder, CO) is introducing the H-Series LED high bay for general illumination. The lights are modular and deliver more than 50,000 lumens at 100 lm/W due to a cast aluminum structure, conservative currents, and highly-engineered heat dissipation, according to the company.

More Streamlined Vacuum Shopping

May 12, 2011 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

VAC-U-MAX (Belleville, NJ) is introducing a streamlined website design that allows buyers of industrial vacuum cleaners to research the best vacuum for their application by category and industry. Some of the major applications include fine powders, liquid recovery, and flammable liquid recovery.

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Re-Use Your Plant's Heat

May 10, 2011 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

The DUOTHERM heat recovery system from Boge America, Inc. (Powder Springs, GA) is an ideal solution for compressed air users wanting to optimize the energy usage of their existing compressed air system through heat recovery, according to the company. The heat recovery system can recover up to 94 percent of the input energy used in compression in the form of heat.

Get A Better Look At Belt Drives

May 9, 2011 8:51 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The Witte Co. (Washington, NJ) has developed clean, Lexan belt drive guards for its fluid bed dryers, coolers, screeners, conveyors, and other vibratory equipment. The guards fully enclose the belt drive system to prevent contact with the drive belt, promote worker safety, and aid compliance with OSHA requirements.

Prevent Roof Damage

May 5, 2011 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Garland Company, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) has announced upgrades to its R-Mer Edge fascia and coping systems for low-slope roofing, which is the first line of defense against high winds, says the company. The systems are certified to conform to ANSI/SPRI ES-1, which formalizes the International Building Code (IBC) specifications for resistance to wind-related failures.

All-In-One Air Conditioners

May 3, 2011 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Total Package Enclosure System from Thermal Edge (Irving, TX) now includes the UL-listed enclosure and enclosure air conditioner, back panel, and all holes for mounting. The company’s air conditioners are available in 120V, 230V and 480V, and come in NEMA Types 12, 4, and 4X. Condensate evaporation, a digital controller, and a narrow design are standard on every system.

Replace Those Incandescent Dock Lights

May 2, 2011 7:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Products Company, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) is now selling the Phoenix FLEX LED docklite, which provides light comparable to an incandescent dock light with a 150W PAR38 lamp. The FLEX LED is designed for the general illumination of a truck trailer. The LEDs have an average rated lift of 50,000 hours and a 12° beam angle, plus they operate on only 16W, which offers an 84 percent energy savings over a 150W incandescent dock light.

Less Floor Space, More Inventory

April 29, 2011 11:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spacesaver Industrial (Fort Atkinson, WI) has introduced ActivRAC Mobilized Storage, a full line of space-saving storage system that gives manufacturers the ability to increase capacity without having to expand existing facilities. With the ActivRAC system, otherwise stationary rows of pallet racking are mounted on carriages and mobilized.

More Cooling, Smaller Package

April 28, 2011 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PC7 portable spot air conditioner from MovinCool (Long Beach, CA) now has an expanded cooling capacity of 9,000 Btu/h, an almost 30 percent increase over the previous version. According to the company, this is made possible by a more efficient design, which provides greater airflow over both the evaporator and condenser.

Improved Pneumatics, Hydraulics

April 28, 2011 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bearing Distributors, Inc. (BDI; Cleveland, OH) has announced the acquisition of Salt Lake City, UL-based PneumaTrek National Inc. PneumaTrek will offer pneumatics, hydraulics systems, and fluid power components to businesses in the Salt Lake City market and surrounding area since 1975. According to BDI, the acquisition will combine PneumaTrek’s local market expertise with BDI’s global footprint, supplier/partner relationships, and resources.

Workspace Solutions In Full-Color

April 26, 2011 6:21 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Lyon Workspace Products (Aurora, IL) has announced the new Essential Solutions Catalog, which is a 65-page overview of the company’s best-selling storage, locker, and workspace solutions. The full-color catalog features all-welded storage cabinets, lockers, workstations, ergonomic seating, shop furniture, tool storage, modular drawer cabinets, shelving, and storage racks.

Tough Stainless Steel Enclosures

April 15, 2011 10:06 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Hammond Manufacturing Company Inc. (Cheektowaga, NY) is now offering its Eclipse Junior (EJ Series) enclosure in 316 grade stainless steel, which offers increased corrosion resistance, making the units suitable for installation in areas with aggressive chemicals. They are designed for use as instrument enclosures, electrical, hydraulic, or pneumatic control housings, electrical junction boxes, or terminal wiring enclosures.

Get Rid Of Humidity

April 14, 2011 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atlas Sales & Rentals, Inc. (Torrance, CA) is now offering a portable dehumidifier that offers high water removal capacity in a portable unit, for both low and high humidity settings. The DA 3500i dehumidifier removes 170 pints at AHAM* (80°F / 60% RH) while drawing only 10.5 amps, making it ideal for challenging drying applications.

Cool Your Electrical Enclosures

April 12, 2011 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kooltronic, Inc. (Pennington, NJ) has announced additions to its 480V Panel Mounted Air Conditioners, which were designed to cool the interior of electrical enclosures. The new models have expanded the capacity to 5,000 to 26,000 BTU-H, and are now available in either NEMA 4 or 4X in 480V configurations.

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