Safety Products

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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Safety glasses meet high-velocity impact requirements

February 24, 2015

Ergodyne has introduced Skullerz® safety glasses in seven patented models with up to 13 different lens options. All models meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1+ high-velocity impact and MIL-PRF 32342 Military Ballistic Fragmentation Protection requirements. Available accessories include removable foam...

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Coded safety switch released in slim design

February 17, 2015

Pilz Automation Safety L.P. has released a slim-design version of its PSENcode coded safety switch, used to monitor the position of guards and for general position monitoring. In comparison with the compact-design version, this switch has a very low-profile housing (0.5 in. high) at the same width....

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Unit prevents sparks from entering dust collector

February 16, 2015

The Spark Arrestor from Imperial Systems extinguishes sparks and burning ember before they can enter an industrial dust collector. The product connects to the ductwork leading from the shop to the dust and fume collector, helping to prevent fires and explosions from happening in manufacturing...

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Protective clothing protects wearer from arcs, flame

February 4, 2015

Magid® has introduced three new products that provide arc-rated and flame-resistant protection. The AR Defense™ relaxed-fit base layer shirts and balaclava address a need for arc-rated protection following revised National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for workplace safety. The...

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Air-purifying respirator withstands heavy use

January 30, 2015

3M™ has introduced the Versaflo™ TR-600 powered air-purifying respirator, designed to endure heavy use and long wear. The ergonomic design fits close to the body, allowing for greater movement in tight workspaces. It offers multiple airflow rate options, and the belts are designed to be...

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Disposable coveralls protect against dusts, liquids

January 29, 2015

Basic and Type 5/6 nonwoven, disposable coveralls are offered by Parweld. Both styles are lightweight and breathable, featuring elasticized cuffs, ankles, and hood, along with a zip front. The basic coverall offers protection against everyday nontoxic dusts and powders. The Type 5/6 uncoated...

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Respiratory system protects wearers from welding fumes

January 29, 2015

Parweld has introduced a new PAPR clean air respiratory system that protects wearers against welding fume, dust particles, and aerosols. The portable, lightweight, battery-powered system is belt-mounted. The system filters out contaminated air, allowing clean, purified air to be supplied to the...

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Breathing system monitors air quality for OSHA standard compliance

January 29, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers the Quality Air Breathing System, which the company says helps users comply with the OSHA requirement for Grade D breathable air. When placed near the point of use, the system works with the existing compressed-air supply. The four-stage filtration filters the air,...

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Laser safety window offers improved visibility

January 26, 2015

Laservision offers the P5P10 blue polycarbonate laser safety window. According to the manufacturer, the window provides improved visibility and color recognition, higher protection, and better impact resistance compared to conventional green laser safety windows. The new window allows users to...

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Laser safety literature revised

January 26, 2015

The Laser Institute of America has updated its “Laser Safety Guide” for the first time since 2007. The literature has been revised to comply with the new terminology and guidelines of the 2014 edition of the ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard. It can be used in conjunction with or as a...

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Coil hard hat lanyard secures hat to worker

January 21, 2015

Ergodyne has introduced the Squids® 3157 coil hard hat lanyard with buckle and Squids 3158 coil hard hat lanyard with clamp. They secure a hard hat to a worker, preventing the hard hat from falling at heights, while the coil design reduces lanyard length to prevent snag and tangle hazards. The...

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Cut-resistant work glove offers outstanding grip

January 21, 2015

Magid® has developed the CutMaster® Aramax® XT AX5100 cut-resistant work glove. The seamless machine-knit glove combines high-level cut protection with a crinkle latex palm coating for outstanding grip, the company states. The glove is suitable for handling extremely sharp-edged materials in...

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Rotary encoders suitable for safety-related applications

January 19, 2015

Heidenhain’s new-generation absolute inductive rotary encoders with functional safety are now available. The Generation 3 ExI 1100 and 1300 series encoders are suitable for use in industries such as packaging, automation, and robotics. They are designed for safety-related applications up to SIL...

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Compressed air filter provides point-of-use filtration

January 5, 2015

Walmec North America’s two-stage compressed air filter is designed to operate most effectively when placed near the point of use. Featuring a 5-micron rating, it is available in flows from 15 to 250 SCFM and pressure ratings up to 250 PSI. The air filter is suitable for a variety of...

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Safety goggles go from impact to splash protection in seconds

December 22, 2014

Gateway Safety’s Cyclone® goggles offer two types of protection in one product. Users can wear the goggle as Cyclone Impact, featuring a strong polycarbonate lens surrounded by a sturdy vinyl frame. Then they can add the optional, patented Double-Take™ inserts at the top and bottom of the...

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