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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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Tool tethering kits help increase safety for work at heights

August 18, 2016

Ergodyne offers tool tethering kits for work at heights as part of its Squids® lanyards line. Each of the six kits comes with two to three Squids products. Users select the kit based on the weight of their...

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Intersection warning system alerts workers to approaching traffic

August 15, 2016

Rite-Hite has introduced the Safe-T-Signal intersection warning system. The ceiling-mounted system alerts workers when traffic is approaching from other directions using LED lights in the shape of red stop signs (octagon) and amber yield (triangle) signs. The system uses unidirectional microwave...

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Safety light curtains cut installation, setup time

August 3, 2016

Orion safety light curtains from ABB Jokab Safety Products offer a simplified selection of functions and settings to help cut installation and setup time. The light curtains are available in three models, each with a different light curtain or light grid configuration. Orion 1 offers finger and...

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Compact filtration system protects users from fine dust during cutting processes

July 26, 2016

Kemper offers the PlasmaFil Compact extraction system for combustion and plasma cutting applications. The stand-alone system can handle medium to large amounts of dust. Its filtration technology separates more than 99 percent of captured hazardous material and the majority of ultrafine dust...

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Protective glove offers ANSI level 4 cut resistance

July 25, 2016

Brass Knuckle® Safety Products has introduced the SmartShell™ BKCR4599, a heavy-duty protective glove offering heavy-duty cut resistance, light oil and moisture resistance, non-tacky slip resistance, and shock-absorbing impact protection. The glove delivers ANSI level 4 cut resistance while...

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Safety glasses offered with new options

June 7, 2016

Ergodyne has added more than three dozen new frame and lens options to its Skullerz® eye protection line. Included are safety glasses with new Kryptek® camouflage patterns, additional frame options featuring clear and smoke lenses with proprietary Fog-Off™ antifog technology, and a new lens...

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Drum brake provides failsafe safety for rope hoist users

May 24, 2016

EMH offers the SureStop™ drum brake, which serves as an optional failsafe safety device for the EMH Wire Rope Hoist, stopping loads when monitored parameters exceed safe operating condition limits. Overspeed, load-slip at standstill, and sheared shaft conditions are monitored continuously. The...

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Guide highlights standards for safety-related pneumatics

May 18, 2016

Aventics has published a manual titled Machine Safety Expertise for Pneumatics that covers key topics in the implementation of directives and standards for safety-related pneumatics using examples, circuit diagrams, and products. The 48-page guide covers topics such as international directives...

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LED communication system alerts employees when workers on other side of door

May 16, 2016

Rite-Hite has introduced LED Virtual Vision®. It allows workers to “see” through the door with red LEDs that indicate when another worker or object is approaching the door from the other side, helping to prevent collisions between forklifts and workers. The light communication system uses a...

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Flexible safety glasses available with lenses for cutting, brazing

May 9, 2016

ArcOne has introduced the 3000 series safety glasses. The flexible glasses provide full eye and side coverage. Lens colors vary from clear to mirrored; IR3 and IR5 lenses also are available for cutting and...

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Compact safety laser scanner offers 275-degree scanning angle

May 4, 2016

Sick Inc. has launched the microScan3 Core safety laser scanner. The compact unit has an 18-ft. range and 275-degree scanning angle for area and access guarding. It features patented safeHDDM™ (high-definition distance measurement) scanning technology that filters out dust and ambient light....

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Welding filter features viewing area of 9.1 sq. in.

May 3, 2016

ArcOne® has introduced the Optiva® O60V filter. It comes in two new helmet styles: Black and Gearbot. It features a filter viewing area of 9.1 sq. in. and four sensors. The filter has UV/IR protection and comes with two replaceable CR2450 Li...

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Flame-resistant head protection available

May 3, 2016

National Safety Apparel® offers a variety of flame-resistant and arc flash stocked head protection in an assortment of styles, fabrics, and protection levels. Arc flash balaclavas paired with goggles and/or faceshields offer an alternative to the traditional beekeeper’s-style hoods. These...

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Autodarkening helmets offer optical clarity in large viewing area

April 29, 2016

Weldcote Metals’ Ultraview and UltraviewPlus autodarkening helmets allow a wide range of colors to be viewable while in light mode, providing optical clarity in a large viewing area. Both helmets feature standard 4-1/2- by 5-1/4-in. cover lenses, four sensors, solar power with battery backup,...

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Welding helmet comes with four filter options

April 22, 2016

ArcOne® has introduced the ZigTig welding helmet as part of its Vision® series. The lightweight helmet provides full coverage and a sleek, modern design, the company reports. It comes with ComfaGear® II headgear and four filter options: iDF81, X81VX, X54V, and...

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