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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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Mobile app helps occupational health and safety professionals manage hearing conservation

October 8, 2013

3M has created a new mobile application that provides hearing protection and conservation information for iOS and Android™ devices. Using the free app, industrial hygienists and safety professionals can perform a quick, preliminary assessment of sound levels in an environment; get answers to...

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Cartridge filters employ nanofiber filtration

October 2, 2013

Imperial Systems Inc. offers DeltaMaxx cartridge filters. They employ nanofiber filtration technology with an ASHRAE MERV rating of 15. Engineered for use within the company's CMaxx dust collector and offered in a variety of sizes, the filters also fit into models from other manufacturers,...

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Auto-darkening welding helmet features four welding arc sensors

October 1, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products now offers the new Warrior™ Tech 9-13 auto-darkening welding helmet for use in all welding applications. The lightweight helmet protects the wearer from UV/IR radiation, heat, and spatter. Four welding arc sensors in the lens provide high response...

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Face protection includes features for comfort

September 30, 2013

Gateway Safety offers Venom® face protection with several features to help improve comfort to increase employee. The headgear unit, available as a combination with or separate from the visor, has an extra-soft cloth brow pad to help absorb moisture. A three-part adjustment system, which...

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Light curtains, grids work for all applications -

Light curtains, grids work for all applications

September 26, 2013

ABB Jokab Safety has introduced Focus II light curtains and light grids. According to the company, a single model can be used for all applications, eliminating the need for multiple versions to meet varying machines’ safety requirements. The products include a transmitter and receiver...

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Compact light curtain fits in tight spaces

September 25, 2013

Keyence has introduced the GL-S safety light curtain. The compact unit is suitable for applications with space constraints. Front- and side-view designs are available for installation into equipment with tight dimension restrictions. Three color status indicators allow users to see the...

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Antifog coating retains effectiveness for 25 eyewear washings

September 18, 2013

3M has added Scotchgard™ antifog coating to its safety eyewear. According to the company, the proprietary coating provides at least 12 times longer-lasting fog resistance than traditional antifog coatings to help increase eyewear performance in rugged, dusty, steamy, and wet work environments....

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Welding coat is machine-washable

September 12, 2013

Torch Wear has introduced what it says is the first truly washable welding coat. The Torch Wear® Utility II welding coat weighs less than 2 lbs., provides a thermal performance value (ATPV) of 12 cal./cm2, and is machine-washable in cold water. The abrasion-resistant coat repels sparks,...

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Solenoid controller designed for pulse-cleaned dust collectors

September 12, 2013

Camfil APC has introduced the Smart Solenoid STR controller for applications in which dust collector filters are pulse-cleaned based on timed intervals. The timer controls that regulate pulsing are embedded within the solenoids, eliminating the need to wire a remote timer board to the solenoid...

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Free-standing shields suitable for safeguarding, housekeeping

September 4, 2013

Danray Products LLC offers freestanding shields that can be used in many applications for safeguarding, as well as for housekeeping. Suitable for use with lathes and milling machines, the shields can be applied between machines, on the back side of machines, and along aisles. They also can be used...

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Safety laser scanner features wide-area coverage -

Safety laser scanner features wide-area coverage

August 28, 2013

Tapeswitch Corp. offers a compact, lightweight safety laser scanner with a wide-area detection zone at 190 degrees. It can be set to a maximum protection range of 6.5 ft. and maximum warning range of 32.8 ft., depending on the application. Status indicators, located on the front of the scanner,...

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Dust collector's cleaning system prevents redeposit of dust on filters

August 14, 2013

RoboVent has introduced the new Fusion 3 series of fume and dust collectors. The all-in-one collector is completely assembled and doesn't require any additional parts or equipment to be operational. With two connections — electrical and compressed air — the collector is designed for welding,...

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Interlocks approved by TÜV SÜD -

Interlocks approved by TÜV SÜD

August 7, 2013

Fortress offers mGard safety interlocks, which have been approved by TÜV SÜD for use up to SIL3/PLe. The trapped key interlocks safeguard machinery and potentially dangerous areas by ensuring procedures are followed in the proper sequence. The interlocks' fail-safe design has...

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GMAW gloves designed for comfort -

GMAW gloves designed for comfort

August 5, 2013

Trick-Tools carries the Ringers welding gloves for GMAW. They feature the company’s U-comfort finger construction to help reduce fatigue and have reverse inside seams to help increase comfort. The fully lined interior offers thermal protection for welding jobs. The outside of the glove...

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Welding helmets offered with new graphics designs

July 30, 2013

3M Personal Safety Division has introduced new graphics options for its Speedglas graphic welding helmet 100 series. The helmets, which feature smooth ratchet suspension, high optical quality, and light-to-dark switching, now come in two new graphics styles. The Tribute helmet has a patriotic...

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