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Sintering furnace belt pretreated for longer life

May 12, 2015

Cambridge Engineered Solutions has introduced Knuckleback™ Platinum, a new woven T314 stainless steel conveyor belt used in the final sintering stage in powdered metal production lines that produce parts for automobiles and home appliances. A pre-oxidation process provides surface protection to...

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Cooling vests maintain 58 degrees F for four hours

May 8, 2015

Ergodyne has added three new cooling vests to its Chill-Its® phase change series. They offer a honeycomb cooling pack design for flexibility and a short, wide design for improved mobility for wearers. The adjustable hook-and-loop closure on the shoulders and waist allows for a customizable fit....

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Pallet truck attachment helps improve order picking ergonomics

May 8, 2015

The PalletPal Walkie from Southworth Products mounts to any standard electric walkie or walkie/rider pallet truck. It uses a calibrated spring mechanism to adjust the height of a pallet load as boxes are added or removed. The top layer of the load is always at a working height that allows employees...

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Industrial glove maintains cut resistance through 14 washings

May 8, 2015

Aquila® offers the RE05F industrial glove. It is suitable for use in metal fabrication and stamping plants, recycling centers, and for handling oiled parts. The glove features a 13-ga. Alkimos® level 5 cut-resistant liner for abrasion resistance and a double-layer nitrile coating for...

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Marking tool’s pins can be changed by user

May 7, 2015

Markator offers the BZ-Marker marking tool. The user can pull out and change the marking pins with pliers rather than having to send the marking tool to the manufacturer to change the pins. The tool marks a variety of materials. It can be seated into a collet or a Weldon toolholder and...

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Fan moves air up to 120 ft. while remaining quiet

May 7, 2015

Big Ass Fans® offers the Black Jack fan. Its 6.5-ft. frame fits through standard interior doorways and plugs into any 110-V power supply, drawing 7 amps at top speed. The fan moves air up to 120 ft. but is quiet enough not to drown out nearby conversations. Wet rated, the fan can be hosed down...

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Industrial washer offers adjustable belt flow speeds

May 7, 2015

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the CBW 2424H industrial washer. Made for standard manufacturing applications, it features a 24- by 24-in. wash zone on a chain mesh belt conveyor. Belt flow speeds are adjustable from 2 to 20 FPM on a continuous pass-through basis. The cabinet is made of...

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Welding machine package contains welding procedure tests, specifications

May 7, 2015

EWM offers the EN 1090 WPQR package with its alpha Q, Phoenix, Picomig, and Taurus Synergic S welding machines. The comprehensive package can be downloaded directly after registering the new machine online at www.ewm-group.com/registration. This package contains welding procedure tests and...

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Crane brakes made for frequent start/stop cycles on cranes, conveyors

May 6, 2015

The MagnaShear™ motor brake from Force Control Industries employs oil shear technology to provide long service life in demanding crane applications, especially those with frequent start/stop cycles, the company reports. Oil shear technology transmits torque between lubricated surfaces,...

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Container organizes job site items

May 6, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the Jobsite Organizer. It offers eight small and two large removable bins that can be mounted on common job site materials using the integrated screw slots. A seal around the perimeter of each bin prevents small items from migrating from one bin to another, and the...

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System connects baseball hat to welding helmet

May 1, 2015

ArcOne® offers CapGear™ to allow wearers to add comfort while showing off their favorite team. With the patent-pending rack-and-pinion system, forward and back adjustments are simplified. The wearer can change between a welding helmet and grinding visor by just sliding one out and the other...

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Control monitors coolant concentration levels in recycling system

May 1, 2015

Prab Inc. has introduced a new feature for monitoring and controlling coolant concentration in its Guardian™ coolant recycling system. The AC3 (automatic coolant concentration control) continually monitors coolant concentration levels and adjusts automatically to maintain programmed ratios...

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Filter cleaning technology eliminates leaks across filter gaskets

April 30, 2015

Imperial Systems Inc. has introduced Even-Lock Technology. This filter cleaning technology helps ensure even gasket compression on all cartridge filters in a CMAXX industrial dust collector and eliminates leaks across the filter gaskets. The technology employs individual cams at each filter,...

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Mist collector offers 99 percent filtration efficiency in double pass

April 28, 2015

Clarcor Industrial Air has introduced a UAS® Smog-Hog® MSH-11 compact, machine-mount mist collector. It delivers greater than 90 percent high-filtration efficiency at 0.3 µm with single pass and 99 percent for double pass. Low airflow resistance results in low motor energy consumption. The...

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Pneumatic-tire, heavy-duty lift trucks available with Tier 4 diesel engine

April 23, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp. has announced that its G04 series 8,000- to 11,000-lb.-capacity, pneumatic-tire lift trucks now are available with a GCT ZD30 Tier 4 diesel engine. The engine delivers an approximate 10 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared to the previous engine design and...

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