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Safety light curtains cut installation, setup time

August 3, 2016

Orion safety light curtains from ABB Jokab Safety Products offer a simplified selection of functions and settings to help cut installation and setup time. The light curtains are available in three models, each with a different light curtain or light grid configuration. Orion 1 offers finger and...

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Compact filtration system protects users from fine dust during cutting processes

July 26, 2016

Kemper offers the PlasmaFil Compact extraction system for combustion and plasma cutting applications. The stand-alone system can handle medium to large amounts of dust. Its filtration technology separates more than 99 percent of captured hazardous material and the majority of ultrafine dust...

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Protective glove offers ANSI level 4 cut resistance

July 25, 2016

Brass Knuckle® Safety Products has introduced the SmartShell™ BKCR4599, a heavy-duty protective glove offering heavy-duty cut resistance, light oil and moisture resistance, non-tacky slip resistance, and shock-absorbing impact protection. The glove delivers ANSI level 4 cut resistance while...

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Robotic welding fume capture 101

July 21, 2016 | By Josh Delson

The Robotic Industries Association reports that an estimated 260,000 robots are operating in North American factories. If you are joining in on the trend, it may be time to reassess the fume collection requirements for your facility. It’s best to make this part of the planning process before you install robots. If you wait until weld cells are already in place, installing the collector can be problematic. It is always better to engineer the fume removal equipment in advance for the space and the application.

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Yellow: The color of safety awareness

July 7, 2016 | By Dan Davis

If you tour Plymouth Tube's Streator, Ill., facility, you can't help but notice all of the yellow caution areas. They mark potential trip hazards and pinch point areas. The focus on safety, both visually and in daily communications, has helped the facility stay injury-free for three years now. It's also enabled the tube production facility to be named the recipient of FMA’s Rusty Demeules Award for Safety Excellence.

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Hastings to host seminars on addressing hazardous air-quality issues

July 5, 2016

Hastings Air Energy Control Inc. will host complimentary seminars on air-quality issues on Aug. 3 and 4 from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hastings Technology Experience Center in New Berlin, Wis. The seminars, which include breakfast and lunch, will comprise live demonstrations of dust...

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Utility Trailer Mfg. receives TTMA’s Plant Safety Award

June 15, 2016

Utility Trailer Mfg. Co., City of Industry, Calif., a manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, dry freight vans, flatbeds, and trailers, has announced that its Clearfield, Utah, trailer manufacturing plant has received a “Category A” Plant Safety Award from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers...

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Safety glasses offered with new options

June 7, 2016

Ergodyne has added more than three dozen new frame and lens options to its Skullerz® eye protection line. Included are safety glasses with new Kryptek® camouflage patterns, additional frame options featuring clear and smoke lenses with proprietary Fog-Off™ antifog technology, and a new lens...

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Drum brake provides failsafe safety for rope hoist users

May 24, 2016

EMH offers the SureStop™ drum brake, which serves as an optional failsafe safety device for the EMH Wire Rope Hoist, stopping loads when monitored parameters exceed safe operating condition limits. Overspeed, load-slip at standstill, and sheared shaft conditions are monitored continuously. The...

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Bluff Mfg. acquired by Wincove Private Holdings

May 24, 2016

Fort Worth, Texas-based Bluff Mfg. has been acquired by Wincove Private Holdings LP, a holding company with a permanent equity capitalization and management. Bluff Mfg. produces dock, warehouse, and safety equipment for companies in North, Central, and South America and the...

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Industrial dust collection goes modular

May 24, 2016 | By Tim Heston

Large-scale dust and fume collection can be somewhat inflexible. A fabricator moving, adding, or removing a few work centers can throw off the airflow balance and make the entire system less effective. A new technology aims to change this.

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Guide highlights standards for safety-related pneumatics

May 18, 2016

Aventics has published a manual titled Machine Safety Expertise for Pneumatics that covers key topics in the implementation of directives and standards for safety-related pneumatics using examples, circuit diagrams, and products. The 48-page guide covers topics such as international directives...

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LED communication system alerts employees when workers on other side of door

May 16, 2016

Rite-Hite has introduced LED Virtual Vision®. It allows workers to “see” through the door with red LEDs that indicate when another worker or object is approaching the door from the other side, helping to prevent collisions between forklifts and workers. The light communication system uses a...

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Flexible safety glasses available with lenses for cutting, brazing

May 9, 2016

ArcOne has introduced the 3000 series safety glasses. The flexible glasses provide full eye and side coverage. Lens colors vary from clear to mirrored; IR3 and IR5 lenses also are available for cutting and...

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Compact safety laser scanner offers 275-degree scanning angle

May 4, 2016

Sick Inc. has launched the microScan3 Core safety laser scanner. The compact unit has an 18-ft. range and 275-degree scanning angle for area and access guarding. It features patented safeHDDM™ (high-definition distance measurement) scanning technology that filters out dust and ambient light....

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