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All-Electric Pressure Washing

January 19, 2010 5:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sioux Corporation (Beresford, SD) has introduced the new E-Series All-Electric line of pressure washers and steam cleaner, with a compact, portable, and 100 percent all-electric design. According to the company, the E-Series is ideal for cleaning, disinfecting, material handling equipment, and more, in a variety of industrial applications.

Keep Vibrations Out

January 18, 2010 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Vibro-Curb from the Thybar Corporation (Addition, IL) has integral vibration-dampening spring isolators for mounting with rooftop HVAC units, allowing roofing to be completed after HVAC installation without disturbing the unit. In addition, the 9” counter-flashing provides a weather seal while permitting easy access to the isolators, which provide a minimum of 90 percent isolation efficiency.

Filtering Out Discomfort, Illness

January 18, 2010 9:16 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The Filtered Diffuser from Comfort First Products (Santa Ana, CA) is designed to eliminate drafts from overhead diffusers and reduce the illness and allergies caused by ductwork pollution. The diffuser allows users to adjust the angle the air enters the room on all four sides, helping to eliminate drafts or hot and cold spots.

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Heavy-Duty Multitasking Mezzanines

January 12, 2010 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delta Industrial (Chesterfield, MI) has a range of mezzanine systems designed for both large and small facilities, making them ideal for in-plant offices, storage, industrial platforms, catwalks, and conveyor integration. Features of Delta’s mezzanine systems include: Customer-designed specifications.

A Dynamic Waste Solution

January 11, 2010 8:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delamo Manufacturing, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA) has introduced the DYNAMO trash can, available in 32 and 44 gallon sizes. The DYNAMO is the first plastic trash can to offer built-in storage for a variety of cleaning tools, including brooms, mops, dust pans, and more. Flexible belts are available to secure the can liner to the top of the can, along with a number of optional extras, such as the DYNAMO dolly.

A Bailout-Free 'Heat' Bank

January 11, 2010 8:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HeatBank mats and cables from EasyHeat (Rosemont, IL) help convert “off-peak” electrical energy into a reservoir of radiant heat stored with a building’s foundation, which can help industrial facilities significantly lower their energy bills. Once stored, the non-drying heat radiates throughout the building during peak energy periods, serving as a cost-effective supplement to standard heating systems, according to the company.

Quick, Clean, Green: Backwash Filtering

January 11, 2010 3:40 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Forsta Filters Inc. (Los Angeles, CA) has released its Green-Clean industrial water filter technology, which can reduce backwash waste water by as much as 75 percent. Without interrupting system flow during backwash, Green-Clean technology utilizes smaller flush valves to minimize the volume of water required to remove buildup on a filter element.

Save Money With Industrial Fans

January 5, 2010 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rite-Hite (Milwaukee, WI) offers a range of HVLS (high-volume, low-speed) fans that help push air throughout your entire facility. According to the company, these fans can save as much as 30 percent on winter heating bills by destratifying the air. Check out the video for more information: To find out more about the HVLS fans, go to www.

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Learn Who's In And Who's Out

December 23, 2009 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kaba Access Control (Winston-Salem, NC) now offers the new LearnLok feature to its E-Plex PROX-based 5700 electric locks, in addition to the E5770 and E3700 series. The LearnLok feature simplifies programming of up to 300 user credentials (HID PROX cards, fobs, etc.) per door by “learning” them at the lock reader.

SlipNOT With Metal Flooring

December 17, 2009 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

SlipNOT (Detroit, MI) Metal Safety Flooring offers a variety of slip-resistant flooring products, such as floor plate, bar grating, and ladder rungs. In addition, other products can be custom fabricated according to a user’s need. The SlipNOT flooring is an extremely hard, high-traction surface, ranking between 55 and 63 on the Rockwell C scale, and can endure the abuse of feet, cars, or heavy machinery.

Award-Winning High-Speed Doors

December 11, 2009 9:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hörmann Flexon LLC ’s (Pheonix, AZ) line of high-speed doors have been voted No. 1 in the industry by the Professional Door Dealer magazine’s Best of Business dealer’s choice poll. The poll honored a number of Hörmann Flexon products, including the Speed-Commander 1400 SE and Quick Connect HFC1 plug-and-play control box.

Flammable Liquid Cleanup

December 11, 2009 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Model 55 Air Operated Vacuum from VAC-U-MAX (Belleville, NJ) was designed for the cleanup of flammable liquids with an integral flame arrestor. The Model 55 helps facilitate the safe cleaning of gasoline, diesel, JP-4 and JP-5 jet fuels, plus non-combustible liquids. Additional features include: A completely air-driven operation to eliminate spark hazards.

Energy-Saving Industrial Doors

December 10, 2009 8:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HR6 Energy Door from Custom Quality Products (Cincinnati, OH) is suitable for heavy cart to light motorized traffic and is available in single- or double-panel configurations. A full perimeter thermal break makes the doors ideal for applications such as walk-in coolers with self-closing hardware, a vapor barrier, and a triple-pane, gas-filled window.

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Knives Of Air

December 8, 2009 5:02 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The new Long Super Air Knives from EXAIR (Cincinnati, OH) produce a laminar sheet of airflow to blowoff, dry, or cool surfaces up to 96”. The compact design minimizes compressed air use by combining 40 parts room air to one part compressed air, and is ideal for use on conveyors, according to the company.

Access Doors, Toughened Up

December 7, 2009 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Type J-AL aluminum access doors from The Bilco Company (New Haven, CT) are now available with stainless steel hardware, enhancing the corrosion-resistance of the product, according to the company. The Type J-AL doors provide access to underground areas, including water treatment facilities, with a single- or double-leaf design with reinforcement for 300 PSF or H-20 loading conditions.

Signage For Power Press Safety

December 4, 2009 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Danray Products (Rockford, IL) has released a new safety sign for power presses, which addresses the main hazards created by moving slides and dies on power presses. It can be applied to mechanical, hydraulic, direct-drive (servo), and pneumatic power presses. The sign is a available in two sizes: 5” wide by 6” high and 8.

Weld Anywhere

December 1, 2009 6:21 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Goff’s Enterprises (Pewaukee, WI) have designed a portable Weld/Grind Cell that features Goff’s weld/spark resistant curtain material, made for demanding industrial environments. The cell is ideal for a welding or grinding process that has just been added to the production line, or when your welding needs must be portable.

Impact-Resistant Door Panels

November 23, 2009 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

The FLEX-BACK Panel by APS Resource (Mequon, WI) helps eliminate bottom door panel damage from forklifts by flexing upon impact and returning to its normal operating position. The FLEX-BACK panel is constructed of a high-impact polymer skin and flexible tube frame, which provides the strength to eliminate damage to bottom door panels.

Easily Deployed Vacuums

November 17, 2009 11:15 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The PIAB (Täby, Sweden) Modular Automation Tooling system allows users to construct vacuum-end effector tools to meet their exact needs with minimal design time. The PMAT is lightweight and easy to assemble on-site without welding or use of special tools, and features a swivel arm assembly with a choice of various functional attachments, including a PIAB vacuum pump.

Big, But Quiet, Generators

November 16, 2009 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The QAS 600 generator from Atlas Copco (Commerce City, CO) is the largest in the range, rated at 575 kVA at 60 Hz and powered by a Volvo TAD 1641 GE diesel engine coupled to a 239-gallon standard fuel tank. The QAS 600 is housed in zinc-plated steel with a powder coat finish, which provides protection against corrosion.

Squeaky-Clean Doors

November 16, 2009 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new FasTrax Clean high-performance door from Rite-Hite Doors, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has been designed to withstand the rigors of harsh washdown environments while allowing users to maintain the highest levels of cleanliness. The door’s design minimizes areas where unwanted materials can be trapped, making it USDA- and FDA-compliant.

Keep The Cold Air Movin'

November 13, 2009 5:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

MovinCool (Long Beach, CA) now offers the CM25 self-contained, ceiling-mounted air conditioner with a total capacity of 25,000 Btu/h. The compact CM25 was designed for server rooms with its 20” height, build-in mounting bracket, and vibration isolators. A variable-speed inverter compressor and inverter fan motor gives the CM25 a 14 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio).

Kanban Made Easy

November 10, 2009 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Magnatag (Macedon, NY) offers the CardView Kanban boards to coordinate inventories and lean workflows. The kits come in five formats: Next-Job, Build-Board, Job-Load, To-Do, and On-Hand. Each comes ready to use in six size capacities, including kanban cards in 17 colors, card printing templates, color pocket tapes, and press-on FlashSpot so customers can tailor the board to their needs.

SuperStar Of Filters

November 5, 2009 4:06 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The SuperStar .01 Micro Filters from LA-MAN Corporation (Port Orange, FL) are designed to be installed at the point of use to remove moisture and contaminants from air lines to improve the life cycle of tools and equipment. The four-stage design operates most efficienty within 25 feet of the point of use, and has a flow range of 50, 75, or 100 SCFM with pressure ratings of 250 psi.

Keep Collisions At Bay

November 3, 2009 5:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aptos Industries Inc. (Aptos, CA) is introducing a new model of the Rolls Up Door Guard to supplement the RUDG1, which fits doors with minimum dimensions of 10’ x 14’. The new model—the RUDG2—fit smaller doors, down to a height of only eight feet.

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