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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Spark separator helps prevent welding filter fires

January 7, 2013

Kemper America has introduced the Spark Trap separator, designed to prevent filter fires and extend the life of welding exhaust filters. The system's swirling air design accelerates exhaust gases and sparks up to 100 MPH, separating sparks and larger glowing particles from the airstream before...

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Work gloves grip in most situations

December 19, 2012

3M has announced the introduction of work gloves made with 3M™ Gripping Material. They are suitable for anyone who needs a better grip, especially in wet or oily conditions. Incorporated into the work gloves, the gripping material comprises thousands of microfingers to help improve traction and...

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Dust, fume collectors updated with new features

December 17, 2012

Camfil Farr APC has updated its line of Gold Series® cartridge dust and fume collectors with a number of design changes and cosmetic enhancements, as well as an expanded menu of options to help ensure a clean workplace in all types of industrial environments. New features include a reinforced...

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Reflective band stretches to fit protective head gear

December 14, 2012

Lynn Valley Mfg. offers the Orbis® Uni reflective helmet band. The stretchy band sticks to any protective head gear by friction to provide high-visibility fluorescence in the day and intense reflection for low-light conditions. Custom printing is available for identification and promotion. The...

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Safety app focuses on finishing, grinding products

December 11, 2012

Walter Surface Technologies has released a new safety app for iPhones®. It is designed to provide metalworkers with access to essential safety information for working on factory floors and job sites. Features include an abrasives speed chart that provides maximum RPM info for the company's...

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Press brake guarding system complies with new ANSI B11.3 standard

December 5, 2012

Lazer Safe offers the LZS-003-HS press brake guarding system. According to the manufacturer, it is the only retrofit system currently available in the U.S. that fully complies with the new ANSI B11.3 standard. The system features a laser transmitter and receiver that are mounted on the upper ram...

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Interactive online guide teaches welding safety

November 13, 2012

The Lincoln Electric Co. has launched a welding safety interactive guide, converting its welding safety interactive DVD to an online format accessible and viewable on computers, tablets, and mobile phones. Designed to educate arc welders about potential arc welding safety hazards and the safe...

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Kit includes full set of protective welding gear

November 6, 2012

Lincoln Electric's new Premium Welding Gear Ready-Pak® includes personal protection equipment for welding and other fabrication tasks, sold in sized packages from medium to 2XL. Packed in an industrial-grade duffle bag, the kit includes a VIKING™ 3350 series variable-shade 6-13 black...

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Welding gear designed for female metalworkers

November 1, 2012

Lincoln Electric has introduced the Jessi Combs line of welding gear, tailored and sized for women. Combs, a skilled welder and fabricator, has appeared on such shows as Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters" and "Overhaulin'." She currently co-hosts "All Girls Garage" and the new "Overhaulin'" on...

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Air recirculation system ventilates entire plant

October 18, 2012

RoboVent offers the Push-Pull System for large facilities. It is suitable for use when source-capture of airborne contaminants isn't possible because of processes that involve large parts or overhead cranes. The full-plant system recirculates air in the entire plant without conflicting with...

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Welding helmet integrates five levels of protection

October 16, 2012

The new 3M Speedglas 9100 MP welding helmet integrates five levels of protection — head, eye, face, respiratory, and hearing — into one system. The helmet features adjustable settings for the headband and face seal to profile each user’s head and face. The clear, protective visor, which...

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Safety interface controller monitors presence-sensing devices

October 9, 2012

Tapeswitch Corp. has introduced a new, compact safety interface controller, the PSSR-2. Its technology offers integrity monitoring of any presence-sensing safety switch, mat, edge, and bumper product with a 6.8K Ω or 8.2 K Ω end-of-the-line resistor. The controller has a safety performance of...

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Safety scale checks barrier-guard openings for OSHA compliance

October 1, 2012

Danray Products LLC has introduced its new OSHA guard safety scale. It can be used to check the openings in barrier guards during their design, installation, and inspection for compliance with Table O-10 of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.217. The yellow, three-section, folding scale is 33.5 in. long, so it...

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Leather welder's gloves provide heat protection -

Leather welder's gloves provide heat protection

October 1, 2012

Galeton has introduced Panther Premium leather welder's gloves. They feature a thick lining and a double-layer leather thumb joint to protect workers' hands from heat and hot tools. Kevlar®-sewn seams are welted to prevent tearing, and a 5-in. cuff gives extra heat...

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Darkening filter has eight memory settings for helmet customization

September 19, 2012

ArcOne offers the new iDF™ Intelligent-Darkening-Filter. The filter features standard and auto-variable shade adjustment from 3/5 to 14. GTAW mode include upslope and downslope control. Eight memory settings allow customization of each helmet. The filters are available in the Vision®...

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