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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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The bright side of proper fume extraction

October 30, 2014

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All Rite Industries, Lake Zurich, Ill., found success when it added robotic welding capabilities to its high-volume stamping business, but also found that its older fume extraction system couldn't keep up with the new cells. A new ventilation system helped to remove the shop floor haze.

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Lightweight helmets feature adjustable autodarkening filter

October 29, 2014

Matheson has added two welding helmets to its Select® line. The Freedom 180 model features a stars-and-stripes design, while the Blaze 180 model incorporates bright orange and yellow flames. Both include two bonus front cover protective lenses and a helmet bag. The 13-oz. helmets feature a...

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Weld fume extractor designed for on-the-go welders

October 7, 2014

Lincoln Electric has redesigned its next-generation Miniflex® weld fume control system. The system removes and filters welding fumes wherever welding operators go, including confined and other hard-to-reach spaces. The system, made of lightweight, synthetic materials, comes standard with wheels...

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Catalog highlights safety products

October 2, 2014

Saf-T-Gard® Intl. Inc. has published its 2014-2015 print catalog. It includes more than 233 pages of safety products, with photos and descriptions. The catalog features more than 100 different names including 3M™, Ansell®, Honeywell Safety Products, Ambi-Gard®, Visi-Gard®, and Voltgard®...

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Attachment converts hard hat into autodarkening welding helmet

October 2, 2014

3M™ offers the Speedglas™ 9100 QR and 100 QR welding helmets, which convert many types of industrial hard hats into autodarkening welding helmets. Using the company’s quick-release rail system, helmets clasp onto a hard hat via a releasable ratcheting mechanism. When performing nonwelding...

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Omron opens Americas headquarters in Illinois

September 30, 2014

Omron Corp., Kyoto, Japan, has opened its new Americas headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill., near Chicago. The facility is designed to give customers access to engineering and technical resources in one location. It features an automation center that serves as a university-style laboratory...

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When fumes get out of control

September 29, 2014

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When fume extraction equipment is on the fritz, there are definite warning signs present that should alert you to the problem. The more attentive you are to what these warning signs are, and the more familiar you are with how to address these problems, the quicker you can ensure that the health and safety of shop personnel and equipment will be restored.

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Why safety is personal at Michigan metal fabricator

September 29, 2014

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Sue Rollins takes safety personally, and for good reason. The quality assurance manager and safety coordinator at Genzink Steel, Holland Mich., has a life history greatly affected by workplace hazards. To be effective and to convey her message, she makes quality and safety personal.

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Caution tape warns bystanders of dropped-object danger

September 24, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced Squids® Drops Zone tape. Available in 300- and 1,000-ft. rolls, the tape features a repeating "Caution: Drops Zone” message to prevent workers or bystanders from entering potentially dangerous areas where dropped objects are a risk or from entering areas where foreign...

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DuPont Protection Technologies announces winners of Glove Innovation Awards

September 23, 2014

DuPont Protection Technologies, Richmond, Va., has announced the winners of the 2014 DuPont™ Kevlar® Glove Innovation Awards in conjunction with the 2014 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in San Diego. The awards recognize innovative glove designs from Kevlar licensees. Winning glove...

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Cut-resistant tube sleeve provides arm protection

September 11, 2014

Wells Lamont Industrial has introduced the KRG cut-resistant tube sleeve. It provides ANSI Level 4 cut resistance, as well as flame-resistant properties. The reusable sleeve is made from Kevlar® and other high-performance materials to withstand multiple launderings and provide comfort and...

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Press Brake Safety launches service division

September 10, 2014

Press Brake Safety, Punta Gorda, Fla., the exclusive North American installer of Fiessler Elektronik AKAS® laser safety systems, has announced the formation of a full-service division. Press Brake Safety Service will provide complete maintenance, service, and training to customers that are using...

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Wet collector captures combustible dust

September 10, 2014

Micro Air HydroMax™ dust collectors are designed to address the problem of dust explosions in manufacturing plants and recent related OSHA and NFPA regulations. The wet collectors feature engineered water streams to drop out and filter the combustible dust, containing it in the bottom of the...

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RoboVent celebrates 25th anniversary

September 2, 2014

Sterling Heights, Mich.-based RoboVent is celebrating 25 years of providing fume extraction and air filtration equipment. Incorporated Aug. 23, 1989, with two staff members in a 12- by 12-ft. room, the company began as a small distributor of filtration equipment. Today the company manufactures...

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Ergodyne hires CFO/VP of finance

August 28, 2014

St. Paul, Minn.-based Ergodyne, a provider of safety gear and work wear, has announced the addition of Sue Horvath as chief financial officer and vice president of finance. Horvath has more than 30 years of finance and operations experience, most recently serving as CFO for two privately held...

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