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Updates released to welding headgear, digital controls -

Updates released to welding headgear, digital controls

July 17, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced new digital controls and new headgear for its Arc Armor® Digital Elite™, Digital Performance™, and Digital Pro-Hobby™ series auto-darkening welding helmets. The company also has introduced welding helmets with two female-inspired...

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Wind-blocking curtain adds to worker comfort

July 17, 2012

Zoneworks has introduced the new wind-block curtain. Designed to keep employees comfortable and safe when loading dock doors are opened, the curtain is suitable for use in distribution centers, manufacturing plants, warehouses, and other facilities where loading docks are in close proximity to work...

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PPE designed for increased compliance

July 16, 2012

3M offers new earmuffs and headsets designed to be comfortable and convenient for increased compliance. On the Peltor H9A-02 earmuff, the lightweight ear cups have replaceable inserts to reduce moisture absorption. The Peltor H505B earmuff, designed to fit under most welding helmets, features a...

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Ecofriendly skin cleanser designed for industrial worker

July 16, 2012

Hands Maid™, developed by Wrenchers Body Products LLC, is a botanical, natural skin cleanser for heavy-duty applications in industrial trades and machine work. The hand cleaner uses soybean for cleaning and walnut shells for scrubbing and exfoliating rather than pumice....

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Black disposable nitrile gloves hide dirt, grime -

Black disposable nitrile gloves hide dirt, grime

July 10, 2012

Magid Glove & Safety offers the new Magid® EconoWear® T9559 black, powder-free, disposable nitrile gloves. The black coloring, as opposed to the traditional blue for nitrile gloves, helps to hide dirt, grime, and grease. The ambidextrous gloves, 9.5 in. long and 5 mil thick, offer...

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Products control fire risk in weld fume extraction systems

June 21, 2012

Lincoln Electric offers Guardian™ products to help reduce the risk of fires in welding fume extraction filter systems. Early detection and suppression are initiated in the event of a fire to minimize the fire hazard, to limit the system damages, and to avoid the risk of escalation and...

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Quick-connect sets comply with OSHA requirements

June 20, 2012

Western Enterprises has launched a new line of quick connects for oxygen, fuel gases, and inert gases featuring a sleeve lock that prevents accidental separation of the quick-connect mating components. The mating components cannot be disconnected by means of a straight pull without rotary motion,...

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Welding station recycles contaminated air -

Welding station recycles contaminated air

June 18, 2012

RoboVent's CrossFlow Table is a compact, self-contained system that recycles contaminated air using a high-efficiency, self-cleaning filter system. The system is operational after the power and a compressed-air hose are connected. The all-in-one bench and filtration unit is suitable for repair...

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Safety light curtain protected from damage -

Safety light curtain protected from damage

June 14, 2012

Keyence has introduced the new GL-R series safety light curtain. It is built from a 0.12-in.-thick, extruded aluminum body with a 0.35-in.-wide, recessed lens surface. This design guards the light curtain from impact damage. In addition, the housing is sealed to meet IP65 and IP67 ratings for...

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Cut-resistant sleeves, gloves protect workers with comfort -

Cut-resistant sleeves, gloves protect workers with comfort

May 30, 2012

Magid Glove & Safety has announced the launch of its CutMaster™ Aramax™ and Aramax™ XT series of cut-resistant sleeves and gloves. Machine knit from cut- and abrasion-resistant yarns, the gloves and sleeves provide hand and arm protection for workers engaged in metal...

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Misting fans help beat summer heat

May 29, 2012

Big Ass Fan Company® has added high-pressure, filtered misting systems to its 8-ft. AirGo® and Yellow Jacket® portable industrial fans. According to the company, they produce a cooling effect equivalent to 22 and 11 tons of air conditioning, respectively. . The new systems produce an ultrafine...

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Welding helmets include arc-on time tracking -

Welding helmets include arc-on time tracking

May 21, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced its newly redesigned Arc Armor® Titanium Series™ welding helmets for heavy-use and high-amperage applications. They feature InfoTrack™ technology, which allows the operator to track arc-on time and set alarms and timers via a digital clock....

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Flame-retardant garments protect welders -

Flame-retardant garments protect welders

May 10, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has added FR flame-retardant clothing to its Weld Warrior line of personal protection equipment. The clothing is designed to provide comfort and protection in demanding welding environments. The line includes the Jersey, a lightweight pullover for warmer...

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Welding helmet's filter shade changes with flip of a switch -

Welding helmet's filter shade changes with flip of a switch

April 25, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers the Aristo® Tech 5-13 welding helmet with variable-shade autodarkening filter (ADF) lens technology for professional welders. The helmet has a variable 5-13 digital control for adjustment of shade level, sensitivity, and delay. Its Quick Set™...

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Testing system measures fit of hearing protectors

April 5, 2012

3M offers the E-A-Rfit Validation System, a quantitative hearing protector fit-test. The system features a new software upgrade, an expanded portfolio of probed earplugs for testing, and training materials. The system helps users achieve optimal fit through hearing protector selection and employee...

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