Safety

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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Autodarkening filter offers 7-sq.-in. viewing area

April 12, 2016

ArcOne® has introduced the 4500V autodarkening filter. It has a light state of 4, dark state of 9-13, four sensors, and a 7-sq.-in. viewing area. The filter comes with a replaceable battery and fits in any of the company’s Carrera™ welding...

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Scientific Dust Collectors launches new website

April 8, 2016

Scientific Dust Collectors, Alsip, Ill., has launched a new website at www.scientificdustcollectors.com. It provides information on the company’s baghouse dust collectors, cartridge dust collectors, cyclones, and bin vents. The firm has added a new section on engineering capabilities,...

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Encoders simplify machine safety designs

April 4, 2016

Heidenhain offers Leine & Linde 850 shaft and 862 hollow-shaft encoders. This technology allows incremental encoders to be applied where safe operation of machinery is necessary without requiring a redundant encoder or secondary sensing device. The products are certified for SIL2/PLd, Category 3...

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FMA names Plymouth Tube as winner of 2016 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence

March 31, 2016

Rockford, Ill.-based Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA) has announced Plymouth Tube of Streator, Ill., as the winner of the 2016 Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence. The award, presented by FMA and sponsored by insurance provider CNA, was created by FMA’s Safety Council to...

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Airgas donates $50,000 in PPE to FSU welding engineering students

March 30, 2016

Radnor Township, Pa.-based Airgas has donated $50,000 worth of personal protective equipment to students enrolled in the welding engineering program at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich. The donation includes enough welding jackets, hoods, gloves, and safety glasses for each of the...

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Safety glove offers reinforced cut/abrasion protection with secure grip

March 29, 2016

Brass Knuckle® has introduced the SmartCut™ BKCR3520, an ANSI Cut Level 3 glove. Offering medium-level cut protection, the glove features a slip-resistant foam nitrile palm coating and a reinforced thumb crotch for abrasion resistance. The glove’s seamless shell is made of 15-ga....

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OSHA updates eye and face protection standards in final rule

March 28, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has published a final rule that updates requirements for personal protective equipment for workers in general industry, shipyards, longshoring, marine terminals, and construction. The final rule, which reflects current...

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Extraction unit designed for removal of flammable dusts from laser processing

March 24, 2016

Ult AG has introduced the LAS 300.81-HFM054, an ATEX-certified extraction and filtration unit with H-class filtration that is suitable for the removal of combustible dusts. The unit has been developed for extraction and filtration of dry dusts that occur during laser cutting, engraving, and...

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FMA/CNA announce Safety Award winners

March 24, 2016

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA) and CNA have announced the recipients of its 2016 Safety Awards. Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe Association Intl. (TPA) company members, the awards program recognizes metal fabrication companies that have an ongoing commitment to excellence...

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Kemper ventilation system named best welding product at STOM trade fair

March 24, 2016

Vreden, Germany-based Kemper’s CleanAirTower general ventilation system has been named the best product in the field of welding at the STOM trade fair in Poland. The system, designed according to the displacement flow principle, features patented contamination-free dust disposal. It extracts...

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High-visibility safety apparel designed to stay looking clean

March 22, 2016

Ergodyne has introduced six new GloWear® Hi-Vis garments with black accents on the front or bottom to make dirt and grime less noticeable in high-wear areas. The black accents are available on the 8289BK Type R Class 2 black front T-shirt, 8291BK Type R Class 2 black front long-sleeve...

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Gas cylinder cage prevents theft, tampering

March 15, 2016

Illinois Engineered Products Inc. offers the Saf-T-Gas™ gas cylinder cage, designed to protect gas cylinders from theft and unauthorized access in warehouse and industrial buildings. Heavy-duty mesh (14-ga. ¾-in. diamond expanded metal) allows visibility while prohibiting tampering with the...

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SureWerx named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015

March 11, 2016

SureWerx, a supplier of tool, equipment, and safety products based in Vancouver, B.C., has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015. The program, sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Smith School of Business, and MacKay CEO Forums, recognizes Canadian-owned and...

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PPE market to reach $62 billion by 2022, says report

February 16, 2016

According to "Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Analysis by Product, by End-Use, and Segment Forecasts To 2022," a report offered by Dublin-based Research and Markets, the global PPE market, valued at nearly $36 billion in 2014, is expected to reach more than $62 billion by 2022, growing...

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Cut-, impact-resistant glove features antislip palm

February 11, 2016

Magid® has introduced the T-REX® antislip-palm impact glove. It delivers impact protection with ANSI level 4 cut resistance, ANSI level 5 abrasion resistance, and ANSI level 5 puncture resistance while offering a strong grip in oily conditions. Kevlar® stitching on the palm adds durability....

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