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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.

No More Dust

October 29, 2009 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Proterra rider sweeper from Advance (Plymouth, MN) has a 64-inch dust-controlled sweeping path that features a five-stage dust-suppression system that captures at the main and side brooms. This helps minimize airborne dust and keeps manufacturing facilities free of particles.

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Miniature Door Guards

October 27, 2009 9:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aptos Industries Inc. 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. The RUDG2 has a collision prevention device and can be installed in less than an hour.

'Barrier-Free' Barriers

October 26, 2009 10:33 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Easyfit, Inc. (North Canton, OH) announces a new line of slip-on structural pipe fittings to build handrail systems that conform to the “barrier-free” requirements of the Americans and Disabilities Act. The fittings can be used to construct handrails that provide a smooth, contiguous gripping surface throughout the entire length of the installation.

Keep The Light On

October 26, 2009 10:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Champ VMV LED Series from Cooper Crouse-Hinds (Syracuse, NY) provides the same reliability of a traditional Champ luminaire, combined with the improved energy efficiency and long life of LED technology. Improved temperature ratings and enhanced visibility with full spectrum lighting provide a safer work environment in hazardous and industrial locations.

LEED Compliance, One Mop At A Time

October 19, 2009 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

From Hydro Systems (Cincinnati, OH) comes the Hydro ICS Touchless Cleaning System for use as a part of a facility’s daily cleaning regimen. The system can reduce energy consumption, water usage, and chemical consumption in addition to helping a facility meet GS-42 or LEED compliance.

Vinyl Is Better

October 16, 2009 11:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hi-Tec announces the release of the Sidewinderbarrier, which adds a vinyl wall of protection at sensitive points in the factory or other strategic locations. The 6” x 6” Sidewinderbarrier tower is bolted to the floor, and when needed, one can pull the vinyl panel to a distance of 12 to 18 feet.

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Buck Tradition, Go Flange-Mount

October 16, 2009 11:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TS8 Disconnect Module from the Rittal Corporation (Urbana, OH) turns any single door TS8 modular freestanding industrial enclosure into a flange-mount disconnect enclosure. The module installs in place of a standard TS8 sidewall and interlocks with the enclosure door to function as any conventional disconnect door would.

Breathe Easy

October 13, 2009 8:07 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Farr Air Pollution Control (APC, Jonesboro, AR) introduces an updated portable dust and fume collector that combines three-stage filtration with versatility. The Zephyr® III collector comes with a choice of three main filters, and is ideal for welding fumes, grinding dusts, or soldering fumes.

Flame-Proof Clothing

October 13, 2009 5:17 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Flamesafe Workwear (Caulfield, Victoria, Australia) has released the Flamesafe Maxisoft FR Cotton apparel range, which includes undergarments, polo shirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoods, gloves, jackets, and more. All products meet and exceed international safety performance standards, according to the company.

Epoxy-bonded Lining

October 2, 2009 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kalpoxy, a wear-resistant epoxy-bonded hard compound, is now available from Abresist (Urbana, IN). The compound contains more than 70 percent solids, and can be used as a jointless lining for structural components and repairs. Kalpoxy can be cured at 68°F in approximately 24 hours.

A Whirlwind Of Safety

October 2, 2009 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gateway Safety (Cleveland, OH) reminds workers and employers that October is the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Eye Injury Prevention Month, and, according to the company, their Wheelz safety eyewear is at the forefront of designing modern eyewear that is both attractive and comfortable.

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Keep The Noise Down

October 1, 2009 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Vibro-Curb, now available from the Thybar Corporation (Addison, IL), includes integral, vibration-dampening spring isolators that can be easily accessed. These curbs have been designed for mounting rooftop HVAC units. Features and benefits of the Vibro-Curb system include: The ability to add roofing at a later date without disturbing the unit.

Avoid Spills And Save The Environment

September 30, 2009 10:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Help keep spills under control and avoid accidents with the EcoPolyBlend Spill Pallets from Justrite Manufacturing (Des Plaines, IL), made from 100 percent polyethylene. The pallets protect against groundwater contamination and utilize 100 percent post-industrial recycled material that might have otherwise been discarded.

Energy-Efficient Dryer

September 29, 2009 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hankison International (Ocala, FL), an SKF brand, announces the release of their new HES Energy Saving Refrigerated Compressed Air Dryers, ideal for flows from 90 to 675 scfm (153 nm3/h to1147 nm3/h). The HES series delivers precision-engineered heat exchangers, ISO Quality Class integrated filtration, and rugged refrigerant compressors.

Customized, Durable Topcoats

September 23, 2009 3:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, OH) announces two breathable, low-odor, waterborne polyurethane floor topcoats containing less than 50 g/L of volatile organic compounds. The GP 4408/4409 topcoats can be used over concree or other existing coatins — anywhere a durable gloss or satin finish is desired.

Fume Venting, Anywhere

September 11, 2009 8:46 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The Place-A-Vent Portable Fume Extractor (PFE) from Vent-A-Kiln (Buffalo, NY) is a continuation of the original wall-mounted Place-A-Vent fume extractor, and utilizes a high-pressure fan unit fabricated with 14-gage steel housing. A self-cleaning cast aluminum wheel keeps maintenance easy.

The Eco-Friendly Mini-Heater

September 10, 2009 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Reznor (Memphis, TN) Model CAUA, a vertical gas-fired air handler is available with staged heating from 75 to 400MBH to provide the right amount of heat in non-extreme conditions. This system will save on energy usage particularly during the fall and spring, but also during mild winters.

Safety That’s Cool

September 10, 2009 7:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gateway Safety (Cleveland, OH) has developed the Serpent Ventilated Safety Helmet, designed to offset the adverse effects of working in hot weather. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, workers in hot environments face the risk of heat stress, which can lower mental alertness and physical performance, particularly when wearing safety clothing.

Modular, Upgradable Shower Systems

September 4, 2009 6:08 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Kadant AES (Queensbury, NY) extends its line of cleaning and conditioning products with the release of its Genesis™ modular shower system. The base module includes a single tube shower pipe, along with spray nozzles, but the system can be upgraded with internal stainless steel brushes, oscillation, and a second tube for better performance.

Get Trapped For Safety

September 1, 2009 8:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Castell’s (Erlanger, KY) portfolio of trapped key interlocks and loading dock guarding systems has been added to Tapeswitch’s product lineup, now available in the U.S. The interlocks ensure personnel follow a predetermined sequence of tasks to control process risks by locking valves, actuators, switches, doors, or entire processes until the correct key is used.

Stay Away From The Ledge

September 1, 2009 8:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Garlock Safety Systems (Plymouth, MN) has developed the LedgeGuard mezzanine safety gate system, which has two gates, one of which is always closed. The inside gate is closed when pallets are being handled by a forklift, prevented personnel from falling. When raised personnel open the inside gate to access the pallet, the opposite gate closes.

Keep Your Plant Up-To-Par

August 26, 2009 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diamond Phoenix (Lewiston, ME) offers facility analysis, simulations, and a complete range of conveyor options, controls, and software that can improve an organization’s operational performance. Utilizing a variety of conveyor types, Diamond Phoenix can create individual solutions that fit unique organizational needs.

Be A Visionary

August 26, 2009 10:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gateway Safety (Cleveland, OH) introduces its newest contemporary eyewear product, the Luminary, which features flexible temples to relieve pressure and eliminate pinching behind the ears. The Luminary weighs less than an ounce, making all-day comfort a real possibility, particularly with rubberized fingertip nosepieces.

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