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The safety technology area has information for protecting workers directly with personal protection equipment and indirectly with interlocks, light curtains, machine guards, barriers, safety curtains, sensors, and ventilation systems.

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United Performance Metals’ West Coast branch reaches safety milestone

July 22, 2014

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has announced that its West Coast branch in La Mirada, Calif., has marked six years without a lost-time injury. The West Coast branch was first established in 2008 with a facility in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. In 2011 the branch grew into a...

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Safety laser scanners help increase safety monitoring flexibility

July 22, 2014

Omron Automation and Safety has introduced OS32C-4M safety laser scanners. The Type 3 safety laser scanners provide a 13.12-ft. safety range, 49.21-ft. warning zones, and a 270-degree detection angle for safeguarding large robotic cells and body entry detection. The scanners can be mounted...

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Safety first at McAlpin Industries

July 21, 2014

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A consultant told the management of McAlpin Industries, Rochester, N.Y., that it was only a matter of time before the metal fabricator suffered a major safety incident. That spurred the shop to take steps to create a safety-first environment. Today, McAlpin Industries has been recognized with one of the top safety awards in manufacturing: the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association’s Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence.

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Magid Glove & Safety recognized for product innovation

July 18, 2014

Chicago-based Magid® Glove & Safety, a manufacturer and supplier of safety products and personal protective equipment (PPE), has been recognized by environmental safety and health professionals in two independent award competitions conducted by Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN) magazine....

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Linde launches global initiative to improve safe handling of acetylene gas

July 17, 2014

Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, Munich, has launched a worldwide safety program to help improve the safe storage and transportation of acetylene cylinders by customers. Packaged acetylene is commonly used for welding and cutting applications. When combined with oxygen, it can...

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Welding helmet adjusts shade automatically

July 17, 2014

The e684 welding helmet from optrel features an adaptive shade autopilot based on a newly developed sensor concept that measures the brightness of the welding arc and automatically adjusts the shade level. This prevents welders from having to interrupt the welding process, even when the welding...

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Weld fume extractor made for welding on the go

July 9, 2014

Lincoln Electric offers the next-generation Miniflex® weld fume control system. Created for the welder on the go, the system removes and filters welding fumes wherever welding operators go, including confined and other hard-to-reach spaces. It offers a dual-filtration system made up of a...

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J.J. Keller adds VP of technology services

July 1, 2014

J. J. Keller, Neenah, Wis., has promoted Randy Thome to the newly created position of vice president of technology services. In this role, he leads the company’s combined technology services unit, which operates more than a dozen online services, including Encompass®, KellerOnline®, and...

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Weiler establishes end user safety program

June 25, 2014

Weiler Corporation™, a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning based in Cresco, Pa., has established an end user safety program designed to ensure proper and safe use of off-hand grinding tools and consumables. The safety program includes an...

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Auto-darkening filter protects eyes in light, dark state

June 25, 2014

Arc One offers the Optiva® OPT-1000 Black welding helmet and OPT-2000 Flame River welding helmet with an inside variable auto-darkening filter. Equipped with solar-powered technology, the filter protects the user’s eyes from UV and IR rays, both in the light state (4) and dark state (9-13)....

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Optional safety equipment protects machinery users

June 23, 2014

MultiCam has added safety control options to its product line. New options, such as light curtains, safety mats, and laser safety eyewear, provide extra protection to the company’s router, laser, plasma, knife, waterjet, and digital finishing machines. The light curtains stop the cutting...

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Imperial Systems uses doodle videos to present dust/fume collector

June 20, 2014

Imperial Systems has launched a doodle video campaign at www.isystemsweb.com to inform website visitors about its products and hot topics in the industrial dust collection industry. The short videos use Sharpie® drawings and professional narration to convey information regarding the CMAXX dust and...

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Cut-resistant gloves feature foamed nitrile coating for good wet, dry grip

June 10, 2014

Galeton has introduced #11929 Galeton RESIST™ cut-resistant HPPE gloves with foamed nitrile coating. The durable, flexible gloves are suitable for handling sharp, oily objects. According to the company, the full coating of foamed nitrile provides a good wet or dry grip and a comfortable feel,...

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Honeywell Safety Products names president

May 22, 2014

Honeywell has appointed Sach Sankpal as president for Honeywell Safety Products, a part of the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions’ Life Safety business. HSP manufactures PPE including head, hearing, eye/face, respiratory, and hand protection; footwear; clothing; and fall protection....

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Counter mat features flashback arrester safety tips

May 21, 2014

In an effort to bring more awareness to the safety issues associated with oxyfuel welding and cutting, Uniweld Products Inc. has introduced a flashback arrester counter mat. The mat depicts the safety features of the company’s flashback...

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