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Nissan Faces Off Against Miss. City Over Production Plant

February 27, 2012 10:05 am | News | Comments

The city of Canton's lawsuit against Nissan North American for the right to annex the nearby vehicle production plant is scheduled for trial in August.

Johnson Controls, Shanghai Authorities Clash Over Lead Poisoning Cases

February 27, 2012 9:51 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

They are at odds over what caused a spate of lead poisoning cases, and Shanghai has prohibited the U.S. battery maker from resuming lead processing at its automotive battery plant in the city's outskirts.

Compact Portable LED

February 22, 2012 12:38 pm | by | Product Releases | Comments

The LED10W-1S-MDB portable LED light is equipped with a 100-pound grip magnetic base and a double ball joint mounting platform.


Emergency Lighting

February 14, 2012 3:57 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The FNES is equipped with six white LEDs that produce 540 lumens for space lighting applications; for escape route lighting, six white LEDs produce 55 lumens.

Pig Drainblocker

February 10, 2012 11:25 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Ideal for locations where spill-prone operations are common, the drain cover conforms to curb-style storm drains to create a tight seal.

Guardian Defender

January 26, 2012 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Frommelt Safety (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced a sophisticated, automated barrier door, the Guardian Defender. Designed to guard machinery, contain processes, and protect employees, the new door boasts patent-pending upgrades to its non-contact safety switch configuration, control systems, and interlocking capabilities.

CNC Tool Storage Cabinets

January 18, 2012 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lista International Corporation (Holliston, MA) now offers heavy duty CNC Tool Storage Cabinets and Transporters. Available in a variety of sizes and drawer configurations, the cabinets are equipped to accommodate a variety of standard-sized CNC tool holders. The modular design of the cabinets allows the drawers and roll-out trays, which each have a 440-pound load capacity, to be easily reconfigured.

Caliber Boiler

January 16, 2012 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fulton Companies (Pulaski, NY) has announced the Caliber™ boiler, a condensing, lightweight commercial hydronic boiler with ultra-low emissions of CO and NOx. The product line features a high quality, full stainless heat exchanger suitable for hydronic heating. This boiler is equipped with a Honeywell SOLA control and a variable speed premix combustion system capable of a 5:1 turndown.


Security Gates

January 13, 2012 8:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Illinois Engineered Products (IEP) (Chicago, IL) has launched a security gate for loading docks and receiving doors that proves the adage ‘less is more.’ IEP manufactures the new Eco Gate in Chicago using 25 percent less steel finished in a non-toxic water-based coating. The Eco Gate uses a quarter-less steel than IEP¹s other security gates, and is made from 100 percent recycled materials.


January 10, 2012 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Created to eliminate the frustration of unruly cords by a mechanical engineer, Reel-EZ by Eden Central Holdings, LLC (Henderson, NV) is the only cord reeler that winds the cord at the push of a button. While other cord management and storage products require that you wind the cord manually, ReelEZ™ is the only one available that literally reels the cord in automatically, at the push of a button.

Modular Workstation System

December 8, 2011 5:52 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Lista International Corporation (Holliston, MA) presents the Arlink 8000 Modular Workstation System. Ergonomically designed, these modular workstations offer unlimited flexibility to accommodate changing needs. Ideal for a variety of applications, such as assembly, computing environments, service, repair, and technical work, Arlink 8000 workstations can be assembled and reconfigured faster than other workstations, saving time and money.

EdgeGard Dock Gates

December 1, 2011 5:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

The EdgeGard Dock Gates from Wildeck (Waukesha, WI) help protect personnel and equipment from falling off wide truck pits and loading docks. The EdgeGard Dock Gates are designed with a smooth cantilever that allows for easy operation and long service life. When raised, the gate completely clears the opening, offering unimpeded traffic flow and maximum accessibility.

Shelf Converter System

November 16, 2011 5:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lista International Corporation (Holliston, MA) has introduced its new Lista Shelf Converter System, which transforms traditional shelf storage into a high-density drawer storage solution that uses the full cubic capacity of existing storage space. It is ideal for a wide range of manufacturing settings as well as a lower-cost retrofit solution for any parts department that is looking to expand their storage capability.


DuroSite LED Area Light

November 9, 2011 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dialight (Farmingdale, NJ), has unveiled its new DuroSite LED Area Light, the newest addition to its class-leading line up of LED industrial lighting solutions. Leveraging the same outstanding energy efficiency and durability as the recently-launched SafeSite Class I Div 2 certified area light, the DuroSite LED Area Light delivers 79 lumens per watt to effectively replace up to a 250 watt HID unit, slashing energy consumption by nearly 70 percent.

SuperStar .01 Micron Filters

November 4, 2011 6:24 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

LA-MAN Corporation (Mazeppa, MN) has a unique approach to providing compressed air system filtration. The patented series of SuperStar .01 micron filters are designed to be installed at the point of use to remove moisture and contaminants from air lines to improve and extend the life cycle of equipment.

Blast Freezer Curtain Wall

October 31, 2011 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zoneworks (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced the sliding Blast Freezer Curtain Wall, a light, safe, and affordable airflow and thermal barrier for blast freezer cells. The insulated Blast Freezer Curtain Wall eliminates the need for heavy and dangerous insulated panel doors used by manufacturers and distributors to seal their blast freezers/chillers.

Fall Protection Insta-Racks

October 24, 2011 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Benko Products, Inc. (Sheffield Village, OH) has announced GREEN Access and Fall Protection Removable Insta-Racks. All GREEN Insta-Racks are designed to provide safe access and fall protection to the top of single-dome tank/bulk trucks, tank cars, and hopper cars. New Removable Insta-Racks eliminate the need for time-consuming and costly foundations.

Shur-Step Anti-Slip Tape

October 21, 2011 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pres-On (Addison, IL) has announced its safety-promoting Shur-Step anti-slip tape, available in heavy-duty (60 grit) and general purpose (80 grit) designs. Low profile, high-strength, and water resistant, Shur-Step tape features a self-adhesive backing that adheres to any smooth, clean, and dry surface.

Air Comb Filter Cleaner

October 4, 2011 7:38 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The Air Comb Filter and Radiator Cleaner from Innovative Products of America (Woodstock, NY) is ideal for cleaning cylindrical industrial air filters, radiators, condensers, and other hard-to-reach applications. For the first time, maintenance personnel can thoroughly clean cylinder-style air filters, radiators and condensers with the Air Comb’s focused high-pressure output and long reach 90 degree, multi-port air flow.

Explosion Proof LEDs

September 19, 2011 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has released the explosion proof Magnalight LED light fixture with UL certification and a Class 1 Division 1 and 2, and Class 2 Division 1 and 2 explosion proof rating. This four foot long, four lamp LED light fixture replaces traditional fluorescent equipped fixtures and provides more light with less power consumption and enhanced durability as well as better contrast and good color rendering.

Dust Collecting Guards

September 19, 2011 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Makita (La Mirada, CA) has released two new dust extraction solutions. The new Dust Collecting Guards, for use with Makita 4½ inch grinders, are ideal for a range of concrete and masonry applications including tile cutting, concrete cutting, tuck pointing, and cutting expansion joints.

Arlink 8000 Modular Workstation System

September 13, 2011 11:50 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Lista International Corporation (Holliston, MA) has presented the Arlink 8000 Modular Workstation System, ergonomically designed with flexibility in mind. Ideal for a variety of applications, Arlink 8000 workstations can be reconfigured quickly, saving time and money. Each workstation can be configured in a variety of heights and lengths to suit specific needs.

Snap-N-Stac Combo Duct Spacers

September 9, 2011 9:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Carlon Snap-N-Stac Combo Duct Spacers from Thomas & Betts (Memphis, TN) combine the traditional two-piece base and intermediate spacer systems into a single, one-piece unit, simplifying underground duct base installation and reducing installation time in concrete-encased applications. The duct spacers also feature a horizontal locking system and an exclusive vertical locking system that enable the product to be used as either a base or intermediate spacer.

Stationary Air Power System

September 2, 2011 7:45 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Sullair Corporation (Michigan City, IN) has introduced a new line of air treatment products, integral to the Sullair compressed air system. Designed to meet the demand for oil-free or instrument quality compressed air, the typical Sullair Stationary Air Power System consists of a rotary screw air compressor, a wet storage tank, a refrigerated or regenerative dryer, customized filters, dry storage, and a flow controller.

Tuff-Coat Wall Coating

September 2, 2011 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Tuff-Coat single-component, low-solvent, emulsified poly-resin architectural wall coating from Garland (Cleveland, OH) damp-proofs and beautifies all types of exterior and interior masonry wall surfaces. It provides heavy-bodied protection against moisture, UV, fumes, and water—while allowing water vapor to escape through its breathable film.

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