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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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GTAW glove features glide patch - TheFabricator.com

GTAW glove features glide patch

April 18, 2011

John Tillman Co. has introduced the 1338 GTAW glove, made from abrasion-resistant top-grain goatskin. It features a glide patch that protects the side of the glove and eases movement when dragging a gun. The straight thumb aids gripping on the gun, while a reinforced thumb strap adds strength....

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Safety mat customizable for irregular angles, contours, notches, or wiring locations - TheFabricator.com

Safety mat customizable for irregular angles, contours, notches, or wiring locations

April 12, 2011

The NSD pressure-sensitive safety mat from Pinnacle Systems Inc. can be customized for irregular angles, contours, notches, or wiring locations. The maximum size of a single mat is 72 in. wide by 144 in. long. The safety mat system combines features to surpass domestic and international safety...

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Slim safety door switches designed to fit in skinny spaces subject to water washdown cleaning - TheFabricator.com

Slim safety door switches designed to fit in skinny spaces subject to water washdown cleaning

April 5, 2011

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. has introduced D4GS-N slim safety door switches. Measuring 0.67 in. wide and featuring IP67 protection, the tongue-actuated unit is designed to fit in skinny spaces subject to water washdown cleaning. A reversible design enables either front or rear mounting,...

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Industrial welding gloves available in multiple types, grades of leather for different applications - TheFabricator.com

Industrial welding gloves available in multiple types, grades of leather for different applications

April 4, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has added a new line of industrial gloves to its Arc Armor™ welding protection products. The gloves are designed to endure long-term, repetitive abuse while providing comfort and dexterity, the company reports. Glove design is segmented into three categories:...

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Omron provides robotics safety equipment for Alabama Robotics Technology Park

March 29, 2011

Omron Scientific Technologies Inc., Fremont, Calif., has partnered with the Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RTP) and is serving as the primary robotics safety provider for the project. The RTP is a three-phase project that will include individual training facilities targeted to specific industry...

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Safety relief valve venting enables functional testing at any time

March 21, 2011

Witt-Gasetechnik has developed a venting function for safety relief valves. The SV805 A enables functional tests of installed Witt safety relief valves at any time. The relief valve with a straight design has been developed for venting with a connected blowoff pipe. Rather than being emitted into...

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Oil mist collection system designed for high-demand environments - TheFabricator.com

Oil mist collection system designed for high-demand environments

March 21, 2011

RoboVent's Oil Mist series collection systems capture oil mist, filter it, and return clean air to the plant. The collectors are designed for use in high-demand environments, the company...

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Electrically interlocked shields available for small to large drill presses, similar machines - TheFabricator.com

Electrically interlocked shields available for small to large drill presses, similar machines

March 21, 2011

Rockford Systems Inc. has introduced a new line of electrically interlocked, heavy-duty drill shields. They are available for small to large drill presses and similar machines. When the shield is swung out of position, the positive contacts on the microswitch open, sending a stop signal to the...

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Stainless steel/polyester reinforced knit glove protects against cuts, abrasions, slips

March 7, 2011

Showa Best Glove offers the 250 Aegis KVS4 stainless steel/polyester reinforced aramid knit glove with sponge nitrile coating. The glove features a coated palm, elasticated cuff, seamless knit, and lightly pebbled finish. Made of Kevlar® fiber, the glove does not contain silicones. It is designed...

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AK Tube plants recognized for outstanding safety performance

March 3, 2011

The Columbus, Indiana, and Walbridge, Ohio, plants of AK Tube LLC, a subsidiary of AK Steel, have been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) — a leading trade organization that serves the metal forming and fabricating...

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Welding helmets feature continuously adjustable autodarkening filter - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmets feature continuously adjustable autodarkening filter

February 22, 2011

The Fronius Fazor 1000 welding helmet features a continuously adjustable autodarkening filter (9-13) and a switching time (bright to dark) of 0.22 ms. Sensitivity can be adjusted between active and inactive. The helmet weighs 1.3 lbs. and features an adjustable headband for proper...

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Dantherm Filtration joins Nederman Group

January 31, 2011

Dantherm Filtration has become a part of the Nederman Group, Sweden, and has changed its name to Nederman. According to the company, this merger creates the largest industrial air filtration company in the world. Nederman has sales offices in 25 countries and agents in 30 more. Its product line...

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Meeting the new EPA regulation head-on

January 25, 2011 | By Amanda Carlson

On the wings of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) efforts to control the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of hexavalent chromium, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has gone one step further. By July 25, 2011, the agency requires that metal fabricators comply with...

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Wading through the NFPA-51 standard - TheFabricator.com

Wading through the NFPA-51 standard

January 17, 2011 | By John Karpus

The NFPA-51 standard outlines how to properly store, transfer, and use industrial gases; how to handle such gases while they are in their gaseous or liquid phases; and how to implement storage, piping and distribution, and operating practices. While most safe practices are based on common sense, others may take volumes of technical reference, as specified in NFPA-51, to explain.

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Welding helmet cooling accessories designed to reduce heat stress - TheFabricator.com

Welding helmet cooling accessories designed to reduce heat stress

January 10, 2011

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has extended its Arc Armor™ line of welding protection products with the release of two new welding helmet cooling accessories designed to reduce heat stress. The CoolBand™ is an integrated headgear cooling system that reduces the temperature under the hood...

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