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StressPly E Modified Bitumen Membrane

July 25, 2011 10:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

The newest StressPly E (Environmental) modified bitumen membrane from Garland (Cleveland, OH) is a high-strength, puncture-, and fatigue-resistant membrane. The new StressPly E membrane retains the high-performance capabilities of earlier versions of the product, but incorporates recyclable materials for increased sustainability.

Grippy Mat from New Pig Stays Put

July 21, 2011 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Grippy Mat from New Pig Corporation (Tipton, PA) is an absorbent mat that stays put no matter what. It reduces slip and trip hazards and helps prevent liquid from being tracked throughout your plant. Features include: 100% Grippy® backing coverage holds tight and leaves no residue Peels up easily for quick change-outs Eight layers of fine-fiber polypropylene absorb and retain leaks, drips and overspray to keep liquids from being tracked around Poly backing creates an additional barrier to stop absorbed liquids from passing through to floors Can be used as a walk-on mat for your floor safety program; provides a high-traction surface Tested and certified by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) To see more, visit www.

New IAWP-7.3 Platform

July 19, 2011 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new IAWP-7.3 from Absolute E-Z Up (Charleston, SC) is the smallest in its line of self-propelled industrial aerial work platforms. Measuring at 43”L x 30”W x 59”H, the IAWP-7.3 has a maximum capacity of 397 lbs. Combined with a zero inside and 39 in. outside turning radius and at 965 lbs.

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BBP31 Sign And Label printer

July 18, 2011 10:54 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The New 4” BBP31 Sign and Label printer from Brady (Milwaukee, WI) offers two-step printing. With the intuitive touch-screen display and “smart chip” auto-calibration supplies, users can type their desired text and hit print. Offering a full range of editing and design capabilities, including “drag and drop” editing and a database of more than 200 symbols, the BBP31 can operate as a stand-alone unit or connect to a PC.

Tennant's ec-H20 Technology

July 14, 2011 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The ec-H20 technology from Tennant (Minneapolis, MN) electrically converts water into a cleaning solution for most cleaning applications. The water is first passed through electrified screens in the oxygenating chamber, creating an energetic solution made of highly oxygenated micro-bubbles.

CMW30 Ceiling-mount Air Conditioner

July 12, 2011 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

MovinCool (Long Beach, CA) announces its new CMW30 water-cooled, ceiling-mount air conditioner. The CMW30 is designed for server rooms and other applications with dense heat loads, and where other models cannot be used due to space constraints. The unit’s cooling capacity is rated at 29,400 Btu/h and 22,000 Btu/h for computer rooms.

SwingSeat Saves Space

July 11, 2011 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SwingSeat from BioFit Engineered Products (Bowling Green, OH) is a solution for workplaces where space is at a premium. The SwingSeat’s pivoting swing-arm means it can be moved aside when not needed. When it’s mounted to any wall or stable surface, it stays put. It is available in a variety of chair and stool configurations, with a swiveling tripod base and three glass-hub “zero” casters.

SCW Wash-down Curtain Wall from Zoneworks

July 8, 2011 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new SCW Wash-down Curtain Wall from Zoneworks (Milwaukee, WI) is a flexible fabric wall that allows users to enclose areas to minimize overspray during routine production processes. Ideal for any plants with harsh wash-down environments, the wall is constructed of 18-ounce white vinyl fabric and is manufactured without stitched seam to help eliminate the potential for bacteria accumulation.

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Get Rid Of Humidity

June 27, 2011 10:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HC-150 and HC-300 desiccant dehumidification units from Munters Corp. (Amesbury, MA) have been inspected, tested, and approved for ETL compliance to UL 1995 specifications. According to the company, the off-the-shelf units combine air desiccant technology with dependability and long-lasting life for humidity control at virtually any temperature.

Safe Electricity In Hazardous Places

June 20, 2011 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Appleton Electric (Rosemont, IL), an Emerson Industrial Automation brand, is now offering the Appleton 20 Amp 125 Vac portable U-Line receptacle and GFCI for use in Class I, Division 1 and 2 Hazardous Locations. According to the company, it offers open neutral protection to safeguard plant personnel against the risk of electrical shock, while also protecting the connected apparatus against damage from short circuits and current overload.

The Solar Power Revolution

June 17, 2011 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

NewAge Industries (Southampton, PA) has recently completed the installation of a one megawatt (MW) rooftop solar panel system, and the system is now supplying half of the manufacturer’s energy needs. According to NewAge, the project was financed in part by a $1 million solar energy grant from Pennsylvania, plus additional federal incentives.

See Better At Your Dock Door

June 16, 2011 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TKO impactable dock doors from TKO Doors (Sussex, WI) are one of the best means to ensure dock doorways are completely sealed to combat the loss of room conditioning energy, according to the company. The TKO visibility panel, newly available, allows sunlight to enter through the door and provides the ability to monitor outside truck traffic.

High-Tech Blowers

June 14, 2011 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kaeser Compressors, Inc. (Fredericksburg, VA) has lunched two additions to its Com-paK Plus family of blower packages. The EB 291C and EB 421C models offer side-by-side installation, plus low noise and vibration. They also use the company’s tri-lobe blowers, and have an enhance airflow design that improves both efficiency and heat removal.

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Explosion Venting In Tough Places

June 10, 2011 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Oseco (Broken Arrow, OK) helps protect personnel and equipment during deflagrations in high cycling/high vacuum applications with the new MV-RD explosion vent. It provides extended in-service life, lower burst pressure (pstat) in smaller sizes, and a two-year warranty. The product was designed for dust collectors and bag houses that experience vacuum pressures up to 12 psig / 24.

Prettier, Stronger Paneling

June 9, 2011 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Garland Company, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) is offering the R-Mer Guard wall panels that give owners a lateral aesthetic option for exterior walls. The R-Mer Guard is a concealed clip system that is engineered for strength and longevity, and it has been tested to meet extreme wind uplift, as well as air and water penetration.

Shine Light In Dangerous Places

May 24, 2011 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Magnalight (Kemp, TX), a Larson Electronics company, has added the EPL-50-120x12-HER incandescent work light to its line of explosion-proof and hazardous location drop lights. The work light produces an effective spotlight beam that is valuable for jobs requiring the ability to project illumination across significant distances.

Stop Humidity Plant-Wide

May 20, 2011 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dectron Inc. (Roswell, GA) is introducing the DRY-O-TRON DK/RK Series make-up air dehumidifier system for various industrial applications. The DK (indoor) and RK (rooftop) offer reduced energy costs with features like gas-phase air purification, electronically-commutated (EC) motors, several energy recovery method options, and digital scroll compressor technology, according to the company.

Get Decontaminated

May 20, 2011 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Emergency Shower Decontamination Booth from HEMCO Corp. (Independence, MO) complies with ANSI and OSHA requirements, and is made from one piece of seamless chemical-resistant fiberglass. The shower comes equipped with a pull rod-activated shower and push handle eye/face wash for quick rinsing of eyes, face, and body.

Bright LEDs Live Longer

May 13, 2011 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Albeo Technologies, Inc. (Boulder, CO) is introducing the H-Series LED high bay for general illumination. The lights are modular and deliver more than 50,000 lumens at 100 lm/W due to a cast aluminum structure, conservative currents, and highly-engineered heat dissipation, according to the company.

More Streamlined Vacuum Shopping

May 12, 2011 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

VAC-U-MAX (Belleville, NJ) is introducing a streamlined website design that allows buyers of industrial vacuum cleaners to research the best vacuum for their application by category and industry. Some of the major applications include fine powders, liquid recovery, and flammable liquid recovery.

Re-Use Your Plant's Heat

May 10, 2011 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

The DUOTHERM heat recovery system from Boge America, Inc. (Powder Springs, GA) is an ideal solution for compressed air users wanting to optimize the energy usage of their existing compressed air system through heat recovery, according to the company. The heat recovery system can recover up to 94 percent of the input energy used in compression in the form of heat.

Get A Better Look At Belt Drives

May 9, 2011 8:51 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The Witte Co. (Washington, NJ) has developed clean, Lexan belt drive guards for its fluid bed dryers, coolers, screeners, conveyors, and other vibratory equipment. The guards fully enclose the belt drive system to prevent contact with the drive belt, promote worker safety, and aid compliance with OSHA requirements.

Prevent Roof Damage

May 5, 2011 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Garland Company, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) has announced upgrades to its R-Mer Edge fascia and coping systems for low-slope roofing, which is the first line of defense against high winds, says the company. The systems are certified to conform to ANSI/SPRI ES-1, which formalizes the International Building Code (IBC) specifications for resistance to wind-related failures.

All-In-One Air Conditioners

May 3, 2011 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Total Package Enclosure System from Thermal Edge (Irving, TX) now includes the UL-listed enclosure and enclosure air conditioner, back panel, and all holes for mounting. The company’s air conditioners are available in 120V, 230V and 480V, and come in NEMA Types 12, 4, and 4X. Condensate evaporation, a digital controller, and a narrow design are standard on every system.

Replace Those Incandescent Dock Lights

May 2, 2011 7:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Products Company, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) is now selling the Phoenix FLEX LED docklite, which provides light comparable to an incandescent dock light with a 150W PAR38 lamp. The FLEX LED is designed for the general illumination of a truck trailer. The LEDs have an average rated lift of 50,000 hours and a 12° beam angle, plus they operate on only 16W, which offers an 84 percent energy savings over a 150W incandescent dock light.

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