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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.

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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.

Flame-Resistant, Comfortable Coveralls

April 7, 2011 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

AmeriPride (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the Bulwark Excel FR ComforTouch Premium Coveralls, which are intended to resist ignition and prevent the spread of flame in areas where intermittent exposure to flame or heat is possible. They have an arc rating (ATPV) of 8.6 calories/cm², which allows them to meet NFPA 70E standards for hazard/risk category (HRC) 2 applications.

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Replace Your Aging Bulb With LEDs

April 5, 2011 6:04 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Cooper Crouse-Hinds (Syracuse, NY) announced the introduction of its Vaporgard LED Series as a direct LED replacement for incandescent bulbs in industrial or hazardous applications. According to the company, these LEDs have 20 percent longer life than incandescent lamps, and reduce energy consumption by 85 percent.

Video Release: Smaller Air Conditioners

March 31, 2011 5:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

MovinCool (Long Beach, CA) has developed a video to highlight the features and benefits of their CM Series ceiling-mounted packaged air conditioners.

SPCC Compliance Solutions

March 18, 2011 11:27 am | by New Pig Corporation | White Papers

Establishing and following good engineering practices, and being prepared to handle spills, are two key elements of a successful Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan. 

Food-Friendly Ducting

March 18, 2011 10:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TPU-SD duct with steel wire helix — from Novaflex (Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada) — is now manufactured using raw materials to meet FDA requirements for food contact applications when used in accordance with the limitations of 21 CFR: 175.105 and 177.2600a. The specially-formulated grade of urethane also maintains the TPU-SD duct’s ability for permanent protection against electrostatic discharge.

See Oil Spills With A 'Flare'

March 18, 2011 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Pig Corporation (Tipton, PA) has introduced the PIG Oil-Only Absorbent Mat with Color Flare Technology, which is specifically designed to change color to reveal light-colored oil leaks. The outer spunbond layer contains oil-indicating wax dots, which dissolve in oil to release dye. This process “flares” bright blue to provide a clear visual indication that mineral oil or hydraulic fluid is leaking.

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Get Power Anywhere

March 17, 2011 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation (Germantown, WI) has developed the CPO Series DIN-rail Mount Outlet Boxes to provide control cabinets with power for common tools, including laptops and testing equipment. The CPO Series utilizes a UL 498 Receptacle, which is ideal for UL 508 panels. In addition, the PVC housing measures just 60mm by 109mm and features an ABS plastic cover.

Heavier-Duty Work Stands

March 15, 2011 7:07 am | by Learn more visiting www.dewalt.com . | Product Releases | Comments

DeWalt (Towson, MD) has announced the launch of four new jobsite work standings, including the Heavy Duty Miter Saw Stand (DWX723), the Compact Miter Saw Stand (DWX724), the Heavy Duty Work Stand (DWX725), and the Heavy Duty Work Stand with Miter Saw Mounting Brackets (DWX725B). All four of the miter saw stands feature screw-attached, non-marring polymer feet that are secure and won’t mark flooring surfaces.

Custom, Effective Safety Nets

March 11, 2011 8:08 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Custom-designed, OSHA-compliant safety nets from Carron Net Company (Two Rivers, WI) can help protect workers from falling objects, and reduce costly product damage. According to the company, the nets are cost-effective and easy-to-install to protect pallet racks, conveyors, mezzanines, and floor-stacked loads from loads up to 5,000 pounds.

Versatile, Modular Fume Hoods

March 11, 2011 3:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

HEMCO (Independence, MO) has announced the UniMax Floor Mount Fume Hood, which comes in sizes from 6’ to 24’ wide, 4’ to 8’ deep, and 7’ to 16’ high. According to the company, tall apparatus or long, integrated instrumentation systems can be easily accommodated into the hoods, which are constructed of chemical-resistant, non-conductive modular panels in a composite resin material.

Make Washdowns Easier, Cleaner

March 1, 2011 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZONEWORKS (Milwaukee, WI) has developed the SCW Wash-down Curtain Wall to isolate production lines for cleaning, all while operating at peak capacity on other lines. The flexible fabric wall is ideal for any plant with harsh wash-down environments, allowing users to minimize overspray and reduce the potential for cross-contamination during routine processes.

Try Out Camfil Farr's Filters

February 28, 2011 8:04 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Camfil Farr (Jonesboro, AR) announces its 30/30 Test Drive program, which allows facilities to use and evaluate the company’s air filters in their own systems — at no cost or obligation — for 90 days. The 30/30 high-capacity MERV 8 pleated panel filter is ideal for medium-efficiency filtration in almost any application, according to the company.

Washdown-Safe Electrical Boxes

February 28, 2011 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Calpipe (Hammond, IN) has developed a stainless steel single-gang weatherproof in-use box with a lockable cover, which is ideal for corrosive or harsh environments, such as wash-down applications. The casted, 316 stainless steel receptacle cover is compliant with the NEC and NEMA 3R requirement.

Enclosures Ready For Extreme Environments

February 25, 2011 9:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TG Series enclosure products from Altech (Flemington, NJ) provide protection for electrical, electronic control, and measuring equipment in extremely harsh industrial environments. The small-to-medium enclosures are available in 16 sizes (84x82x55mm to 302x232x110mm), and are rated to protection class IP67 (NEMA 4X) against dust and ingress of water during short-term submersion.

Abrasive Blasting Gets Your Plant Clean

February 24, 2011 6:23 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Mole-Master Services Corporation (Marietta, OH) now provides abrasive blasting as an environmentally friendly, cost-effective alternative for cleaning food processing bins and silos. The abrasive blasting services are ideal for removing a variety of materials, including paint, surface rust, scale, graffiti, corrosion, and contaminants.

Prevent Falls With A Post

February 22, 2011 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Miller Fall Protection (Franklin, PA) announces the new Miller Fusion Roof Anchor Post, which is a versatile single-point anchor that adapts to a wide range of roof designs, including seam, membrane, metal sheathing, concrete, and wood. Additional features include: A quick, easy attachment to the roof surface, which reduces installation time by more than 50 percent.

Maintain Your Floor Markings

February 18, 2011 5:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Kaizen Cart, now available from InSite Solutions, LLC (Wake Forest, NC), can hold up to 10 rolls of Superior Mark floor tape — plus all of the tools and supplies necessary to maintain the floor markings — which helps plants comply with OSHA passageway requirements. The cart has an 8” rubber tamper roller to adhere the Superior Mark tape.

ISO-Quality Tubing

February 17, 2011 10:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Natvar (City of Industry, CA) has announced that its Clayton, NC facility has been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 Certification in recognition of its best practice production techniques. In order to achieve these certification, the company operated with stringent standards and tight quality controls to ensure integrity and safety within their complete line of medical tubing.

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