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Non-Metallic Can Still Be Tough

November 30, 2010 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stahlin (Belding, MI) now offers Non-Metallic Enclosures in their J Series enclosure line. They offer 14 standard size options from 3x3” to 24x16”. According to the company, they are designed to be reliable and durable while protecting delicate systems in industrial environments.

Better Rooftop HVAC

November 18, 2010 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Vibro-Curb, available from Thybar Corporation (Addison, IL) has integral, vibration-dampening spring isolators that can be easily accessed. The curbs provide mounting for rooftop HVAC units, and they allow roofing to be completed at a later date. The flexible 9” counter-flashing provides a weather seal while permitting easy access to the isolators.

Pick Up Your Chips

November 8, 2010 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

EXAIR (Cincinnati, OH) has a new 30-gallon Chip Vac, which picks up chips and delivers them to an ordinary 30-gallon drum. It can be moved from drum to drum in order to keep different materials separate for recycling, and can be used on fixtures, floors, and work surfaces in machining centers, lathes, mills, and more.

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Keep Forklifts In Check

November 5, 2010 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Safety Sentry Warning Signal Alarm from Erich Industries (Verona, WI) can alert workers of a nearby vehicle backing into the dock position. The Safety Sentry uses a 105 dB siren and strobe light in combination with motion sensing technology. According to the company, at least one dock-related fatality occurs each year nationwide, and the Safety Sentry could help prevent a similar incident.

Who Wants A 'Sortasaurus'?

November 5, 2010 4:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Sortasaurus ergonomic table from Meese Orbitron Dunne Co. (Ashtabula, OH) is rotationally-molded from smooth and 100 percent waterproof polyethylene plastic to eliminate the splinters, bacterial concerns, and other safety issues associated with wooden tables. The Sortasaurus table uses a one-piece design with wings on three sides to help corral diverse products, parts, and packages as they are put on the table.

Move Plenty Of Air

October 25, 2010 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Continental Fan (Buffalo, NY) has introduced a new line of CAB Cast Aluminum Blowers, which can move up to 1,550 cfm of air. According to the company, the blowers are ideal for smoke and fume removal, spot cooling, and electronic equipment cooling. Features and benefits of the blowers include: A spark-resistant construction.

Pocket-Style Air Filters

October 22, 2010 9:27 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Camfil Farr (Jonesboro, AR) has released its Hi-Flo ES pocket-style air filter for industrial applications, with a tapered design that eliminates pocket-to-pocket contact. This allows for the full use of the media area while reducing the filter’s resistance to airflow. This allows for few required filter changes and reduced disposal costs, not to mention eliminating the carbon footprint of additional cartridges.

Prevent Door Panel Damage

October 21, 2010 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

APS Resource’s (Mequon, WI) FLEX-BACK panel helps prevent one of the most frequent and costly maintenance problems in manufacturing facilities and warehouses: lower door panel damage. The FLEX-BACK panel is constructed of a high-impact polymer skin and flexible tube frame, which bends upon impact and returns to its normal operating position.

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Vacuums For Finer Particulates

October 15, 2010 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

The VAC-U-MAX (Belleville, NJ) Model 110MFS Portable Industrial Vacuum Cleaner is designed for fine or difficult powders found in food plants and bakeries, chemical plants, and general manufacturing. The 100MFS has a 5HP motor to handle difficult materials, such as flour, corn starch, powder coatings, carbon black, and more.

Video Release: Polish The Worst Of Floors

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

Product Design & Development Editor David Mantey spoke with Perfect Polish (Norris, TN) owner David Paget at Design & Manufacturing Midwest to discuss some of the worst floors he's ever had to salvage.  Perfect Polish diamond grinds facility floors, removes coatings, and fixes curled joints.

Comprehensive Skin Care

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

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP — Winchester, VA) has announced its comprehensive skin care solution: the Rubbermaid Flex (Foam Liquid Excellence) TC Skin Care System. According to the company, 80 percent of germs outside the home are transmitted by hand, and 23 percent of adults don’t wash their hands after using public restrooms.

Emergency Lighting For Any Plant

October 14, 2010 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Chloride Systems (Burgaw, NC) offers advanced technologies in emergency lighting with the CMF/TMF/ZMF Series, which provides a fixture that is versatile enough to meet egress code requirements in industrial applications. The series is available in 6, 12, or 24 volt, 25-450 watt units with high-performance MR16 lamp head assembly options.

Build Your Own Signs

October 14, 2010 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Mobile In-House Sign Shop (MIHSS) is now available from Visual Workplace, Inc. (Byron Center, MI), giving users the ability to quickly create their own signs, banners, and other visuals either from scratch or with existing templates without the wait of purchasing from an outside vendor.

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Cheap Mezzanine Flooring

October 8, 2010 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC (Cincinnati, OH) offers the ResinDek, which is made for mezzanine flooring or remodeling of work platforms. The flooring is engineered to withstand up to 8,000 pounds, making it an alternative to concrete. According to the company, users can save a significant amount of money over other flooring solutions.

More Durable Floor Markings

October 8, 2010 8:54 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Brady ID (Milwaukee, WI) has announced that it will be expanding its ToughStripe product line to include printable floor labels and pre-spaced floor dots, arrows, and dashes. The printable label cartridges allow users to create custom floor labels, which feature the same durability and performance as the original ToughScripe tape, making them ideal for identifying designated storage locations.

Cleaner, Easier Dust Collection

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

The SFC downflow cartridge dust collector from United Air Specialists (Cincinnati, OH) uses a filter cleaning system, combined with nanofiber filter cartridges and an optimized cabin design, to deliver high air cleaning efficiency. The SFC uses MERV 15 filter cartridges as standard, which helps the system to be designed with higher air-to-media ratios.

High-Capacity Blowers

October 5, 2010 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Continental Fan (Buffalo, NY) has introduced a new line of CPB Cast Aluminum Blowers, which are available 8” to 15”, with capacities to 3,410 cfm. The CPB Blowers have cast aluminum radial bladed wheels, are ideal for exhaust systems where air is laden with dust or grit, and can be used to supply high-pressure air for cooling applications and conveying systems.

Dispose Of Oily Rags

October 1, 2010 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

According to Creform Corporation (Greer, SC), every manufacturing plant, fabricating shop, or machining facility has a need for safe storage and disposal of oily or solvent-soaked rags. The oil pail cart from Creform has been designed to meet ergonomic requirements while securely holding the container and preventing it from tipping.

Prevent Mold And Bacteria

September 28, 2010 7:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sycamore Systems LLC (Montgomery, IL) provides protection against the spread of mold, bacteria, and staph infections with antimicrobial Exchangemaster lockers. Non-organic silver ions kill bacteria on contact within two hours, and provide 24/7 antimicrobial protection. Check out www.lyonworkspace.

Better Lighting In Tight Spaces

September 24, 2010 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Lighting Control Relays from Trinetics (Menomonee Falls, WI) provide durable options for coordinated area lighting, which helps improve efficiency and a more aesthetically-pleasing area coverage. The RLY Series is a compact, inexpensive relay for “tight fit” applications, while the MR Series features high compression low audible noise, minimum eddy current heating, and offers a wide range of flexibility.

Hybrids Cleaning Plant Floors

September 21, 2010 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Brush and Clean (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) has announced the release of their HybridPro Carpet & Hard Floor Cleaner, which is designed to effectively clean both hard flooring and carpet. The system utilizes counter-rotating brushes to scrub and actively lift dirt, grime, and cleaning compound to instantly produce dry, clean surfaces, according to the company.

Built-Tough Floor Mats

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

Superior Manufacturing Group (Chicago, IL) introduces the Dura Trax series, which is the latest in anti-fatigue floor mats for today’s industrial environments. The Dura Trax combines a rubber top surface with a dense sponge backing that utilizes the company’s UniFusion bonding process.

Massive Heating Or Cooling

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

A portable heat pump that delivers 1.8 tons (21,240 BTU/hour) of heating capacity and 1.5 tons (17,700 BTU/hour) of cooling is being offered by Atlas Sales & Rentals, Inc. (Torrance, CA). The SHAC Model 1811 portable unit provides supplemental heating in environments with ambient temperatures of 45°F and above.

Glow-In-The-Dark Labeling

September 10, 2010 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Safeguard Technology (Streetsboro, OH) has developed five new glow-in-the-dark colors for its Hi-Traction Glo Series, which allows the anti-slip surface to be seen in areas of low illumination. The additions include: Glo Safety Yellow Glo Safety Lime Glo Orange Glo Pink Glo Green All of the covers are made with a non-toxic, non-radioactive, photoluminescent pigment that is embedded in the surface of the product.

Heat-Killing Fans

September 10, 2010 10:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MNC Mixed Flow Cooling Fan from Continental Fan (Buffalo, NY) is designed to rapidly dissipate heat. These fans utilize the MF Mixed Flow Impeller and adjustable blade geometry to provide a wide range of performance. The fan has “non-stall” airflow properties and non-overloading absorbed power characteristics.

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