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Knauf Pipe Insulation Line Now Formaldehyde-Free

August 18, 2011 12:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Knauf Insulation (Shelbyville, IN) has announced that the Pipe and Equipment Insulation line are now verified as formaldehyde-free though the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. The verified products include Earthwool 1000° Pipe Insulation, Insulation Board, Friendly Feel Duct Wrap, and Elevated Temperature products.

ShockFusion Permanent Horizontal Lifeline Roof System

August 18, 2011 10:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell Safety Products (Franklin, PA) has announced the new Miller ShockFusion Permanent Horizontal Lifeline (HLL) Roof System, a versatile surface-mounted lifeline system that accommodates most industrial and commercial roof designs, including standing seam and metal sheathing. Features include: Energy-absorbing end/corner posts manage system forces without tipping.

VOC-TRAQ Volatile Organic Compound Detector

August 17, 2011 12:13 pm | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The VOC-TRAQ total volatile organic compound (TVOC) detector from Baseline Industries (Lyons, CO) monitors and records PID detectable TVOCs using any PC with a Windows operating system. Designed for ease of use, the USB compatible VOC-TRAQ can operate while connected to a PC, or it can remotely store up to 36,000 sample readings with the detector’s internal memory using the optional rechargeable power supply.


Update With Retrofit Kits From Cooper

August 11, 2011 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Metalux Commerical, OpticaHP, Archos, and Cruze retrofit kits from Cooper Lighting (Peachtree City, GA) consist of architecturally-inspired designs that update a building’s look and value, while offering a wide range of features and benefits that save energy, time, and money. The series of kits include one-piece tool-less reflectors with squeeze and fit mounting capability and Ready-Set—captive and secure self-tapping screws.

L-shaped Superior Mark Corner

August 11, 2011 9:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Superior Mark Corner from Insite Solutions (Wake Forest, NC) is an L-shaped floor marker that features a patent pending beveled edge on all side. Using corner markers requires less material and less maintenance than solid lines—if one corner is damaged, it can be individually replaced.

Allegro Line Of Sampling Pumps

August 9, 2011 8:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

The complete line of sampling pumps from Allegro Industries (Garden Grove, CA) meet OSHA and AHERA standards and can dependably monitor mold, lead, asbestos, and other dangerous particulates. One of these pumps, The Diaphragm Sampling Pump, is cost effective, maintenance free, and will operate efficiently with mold, PCM, and TEM cassettes.

PV 102 Piezoelectric Velocity Sensor

August 5, 2011 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt (Fribourg, Switzerland) has added a velocity sensor that works with all condition and health monitoring systems to its Vibro-Meter product line. The PV 102 is a 100mV/inch/second piezoelectric velocity sensor for vibration monitoring of turbomachinery and other rotating equipment. The certified version of the PV 102 carries ATEX, IEC, and CSA hazardous area certifications.

Flat Return Conveyor Guard

August 4, 2011 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MSHA and OSHA accepted Flat Return Conveyor Guard from ASGCO (Allentown, PA) is a modular powder coated all steel guard that is typically mounted to the conveyor steel to guard against moving equipment and protect workers from injury. They are pre-engineered panels that install easily and prevent workers from unauthorized access to moving parts and equipment.


M20 Tank Cleaning Machine

August 1, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

The M20 Tank Cleaning Machine from Lechler (Charles, IL) is designed to clean the largest tanks and handle difficult cleaning applications. Available in a two or four-nozzle model, the M20 provides high impact cleaning at low inlet pressures. It systematically sweeps the entire tank interior within a specified cycle time, based on the number of nozzles and inlet liquid pressure.

Tuff-Seal Interlocking Floor Tiles

August 1, 2011 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tuff-Seal Interlocking Floor Tiles from Flooring Adventures, LLC (Chester, VA) feature a hidden interlock system for a seamless look that is water-tight and easy to install. The floor tiles are available in twelve colors and three patterns, and are slip and chemical-resistant. Designed for both new construction and renovations, the floor tiles are ideal for cosmetic cover up in moisture prone areas.

Steel-Lite Series

July 28, 2011 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Steel-Lite Series from Chloride Systems (Burgaw, NC) is ideal for locations where explosive materials may be present. The Steel-Lite Series is UL listed for Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, and D; Class I, Zone 2; Class II, Division 2, Groups F and G. Standard Intelli-Charge self-diagnostics electronics continuously monitor all critical functions and the optional self-testing feature satisfies the monthly testing requirements in NFPA 101 and the IBC.

VAC-U-MAX Model 860/02

July 26, 2011 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

The VAC-U-MAX Model 860/02 from VAC-U-MAX (Belleville, NJ) uses the VAC-U-MAX Air-Powered Vacuum cover with manual pulse-jet filter cleaning and non-stick filtration that captures 99.9 percent of particles as small as 0.5 microns. The portable frame includes a collection hopper with automatic discharge valve and polybag loading accessory.

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.

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.

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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