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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Dust collectors designed for open-area use

March 8, 2005

Donaldson® Torit® has introduced the Downflo® WorkStations (DWS) dust collectors, designed for in-plant areas where dirty and noisy operations are out in the open.The modular,...

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Light curtain controllers come in IP65-rated, lockable metal enclosure

February 8, 2005

Scientific Technologies Inc.'s LCM-100 series light curtain controllers come in a lockable metal enclosure that carries an environmental rating of NEMA 4, 12 (IP65).The controllers are protected from...

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System prevents finger injury on spot welders

February 8, 2005

Unitrol Electronics Inc. has introduced Soft Touch, a passive process to its Solution series controls designed to protect fingers from electrode pinch points on spot welding machines.The system lets...

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Hearing protection device reduces noise across all frequencies

February 8, 2005

SensGard Sensory Protection Solutions LLC has purchased the patent for the Zwislocki Ear Muffler (ZEM) that deadens excessive noise across all frequencies. Syracuse University's Jozef John Zwislocki,...

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Safety light curtains now available with 14-mm resolution

January 11, 2005

Scientific Technologies Inc. has added a 14-mm resolution version to its MegaSafe® MG4600 line of safety light curtains, which now offers detection capabilities from 14-mm finger detection to...

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Spill recovery kit simplifies liquid cleanup, transfer

January 11, 2005

Exair's model 6901 Spill Recovery Kit, when used with the stainless steel Reversible Drum Vac, simplifies spill cleanup and liquid transfer.The kit connects directly to any closed-head 55- or 30-gal....

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Antifatigue mats available in super-sized, wood-grained models

January 11, 2005

Wearwell® offers a line of antifatigue mats.The ErgoDeck™ is a super-sized modular tile. The ErgOasis™ has a wood-grain surface. Several models are made with CFR, a mineral...

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Gloves are heat-, cut-, and abrasion-resistant

December 7, 2004

Perfect Fit Glove has developed the Carbtex® glove line suitable for welders and automobile manufacturers.Carbtex fiber consists of a proprietary thermoplastic core inside an oxidized outer shell...

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Torch tip kits provide double safety protection

December 7, 2004

Smith Equipment offers a line of Dual Guard™ cutting, welding, and heating outfits. The Dual Guard torch provides double safety protection with an in-head flash arrester and in-tip gas mixing...

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Guide focuses on power press safety

December 7, 2004

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Store offers the Power Press Safety Manual, which focuses on power press safety, setup, training, and maintenance safety.Other topics include ergonomics,...

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Controller integrates safety device monitoring, functioning

November 9, 2004

Omron Electronics' F3SX safety controller integrates monitoring and functioning of individual safety devices, such as light curtains, safety doors, and emergency stop buttons, from a single central...

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Book addresses confined spaces safety

November 9, 2004

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA) online bookstore offers the Complete Confined Spaces Handbook.The book is designed to aid the development of confined space programs. It...

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Specialty application earmuffs introduced

November 9, 2004

Bilsom® has introduced earmuffs to meet a variety of specialty applications. The Thunder®, Leightning®, and Clarity™ series earmuffs now can mount directly on hard hats or fold away...

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Face shield protects during grinding, cutting, brazing

October 12, 2004

The new DP4 face shield from Sellstrom Mfg. Co. combines a clear window with a flip-down shade 5 IR window and provides uninterrupted protection for grinding, cutting, and brazing.Other available...

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Safety light curtain designed for automated material transport areas

October 12, 2004

SICK Inc. has introduced its C 4000 entry/exit safety light curtain for advanced safety applications. It is designed for use in areas where material is automatically transported into a hazardous zone...

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