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Welding helmet manufacturer Optrel announces Facebook sweepstakes drawing

March 7, 2013

Swiss precision helmet manufacturer Optrel is offering welders the opportunity to win a free trip to Switzerland, along with other monthly prizes, through the company's new Facebook sweepstakes drawing. Beginning on Friday March 8, 2013 and available only through the Optrel Facebook page...

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Five lines of PPE introduced

February 28, 2013

3M offers five new lines of PPE: SecureFit protective eyewear, Peltor X series earmuffs, the H-800 series full-brim hard hat with a Uvicator sensor, Safety Sunwear sunglasses, and the Peltor WS series headsets with Bluetooth® wireless technology. The protective eyewear is made with proprietary...

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Managing scrap metal safety - TheFabricator.com

Managing scrap metal safety

February 28, 2013

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Cuts, broken bones, and even amputations—these types of injuries are a real possibility for a worker in a metal forming shop even after the final part has been stamped and formed in the press. That's because managing metal scrap, like any other manufacturing operation, requires the establishment of safe work practices.

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Welding helmet can be personalized with uploaded graphics

February 27, 2013

Optrel has introduced the new p550 all-purpose welding helmet. It features a side cover concept that allows welders to upload personal images, text, and graphics online to receive customized snap-on side panels that can be swapped on and off the helmet. The helmet is available in four European...

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Fortress Interlocks unveils new U.S. facility

February 20, 2013

Fortress Interlocks, a U.K.-based safety access and control systems manufacturer, has opened a new facility in Erlanger, Ky. With additional square footage and warehouse space, the new facility makes it possible to perform some light manufacturing locally to reduce lead-times on common assemblies....

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Camfil Farr APC changes name

February 18, 2013

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., a producer of dust and fume collectors, has changed its name to Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC). The new web address for the company is www.camfilapc.com. The company is the dust collection part of air filter manufacturer Camfil. In 2000...

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Programmable safety controller offers integrated safety system - TheFabricator.com

Programmable safety controller offers integrated safety system

February 18, 2013

Tapeswitch Corp. has released the new PCU programmable safety controller. It offers a fully integrated safety system that unifies the management of all safety products, such as safety switch mats, edges, bumpers, switches, noncontact interlocks, laser scanners, light curtains, two-hand controls,...

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A road map for managing welding fume - TheFabricator.com

A road map for managing welding fume

February 15, 2013

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While a process change is the first step in reducing welding fumes, fume extraction and respiratory systems are critical tools for employee health and safety.

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Respirators deliver comfort, flame resistance - TheFabricator.com

Respirators deliver comfort, flame resistance

February 14, 2013

Magid® has added two new disposable respirators to its Precision Safety® line. IR1950N95 disposable N95 respirators feature an exhalation valve designed to provide comfort and breathability. Engineered to maximize ventilation while maintaining a solid barrier against airborne...

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Microfoam nitrile palm coating adds dexterity to work gloves - TheFabricator.com

Microfoam nitrile palm coating adds dexterity to work gloves

February 14, 2013

Magid® has introduced the ROC® GP100 work gloves, featuring a microfoam nitrile palm coating that delivers dexterity and tactile sensitivity. The new coating is softer and more flexible than standard nitrile and provides a solid grip, even in wet and oily conditions, the company states....

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Scalable, functional safety architecture addresses needs of CNC machine builders

February 11, 2013

NUM has released a systemwide functional safety architecture for its CNC system, providing a scalable system that can be applied to almost any type of machine tool, regardless of complexity or number of axes. Known as NUMSafe, it includes a dedicated safety PLC, safe input and output modules, and...

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Patriotic design added to welding helmets, doo rag, cap - TheFabricator.com

Patriotic design added to welding helmets, doo rag, cap

February 7, 2013

Lincoln Electric offers a new All American™ graphic design on its three VIKING™ auto-darkening helmet series, as well as on a welder's doo-rag and cap. The 3350 series helmet features a 3.74- by 3.34-in. view size, variable 6-13 shade control, four arc sensors, and solar power with...

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Dust collector filter delivers MERV 15 efficiency

February 5, 2013

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC) offers the new HemiPleat® eXtreme nanofiber filter. The standard media delivers MERV 15 efficiency; a high-efficiency MERV 16 media also is available that delivers tested efficiency of 99.999 percent on 0.5-micron and larger particles by weight. A...

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Monthly seminar provides safeguarding tips

January 22, 2013

Rockford Systems offers a monthly machine safeguarding seminar at its training center in Rockford, Ill. This 2.5-day seminar explains how to interpret the performance language of both OSHA regulations and the ANSI B-11 series of 24 safety standards. Specific machine safeguarding situations are also...

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Gloves reduce risk of impact injuries - TheFabricator.com

Gloves reduce risk of impact injuries

January 22, 2013

Galeton has introduced maX HD gloves for added metacarpal and palm protection. They feature neoprene and rubber protection points at the knuckles and palms for extra protection and lower risk of impact injuries. Features include spandex finger crotches for ease of movement and ventilation, a...

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